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Old October 24th, 2006, 05:10 PM   #16
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Wouldn't it be great if somebody with all the main adaptors. SGpro, M2, Brevis and Letus (I know there are others, but these are the ones I am more familiar with!) could shoot the same footage on the same camera so we could compare them all! It's so tricky chosing the right one as so much footage uploaded has been treated in some way (including some of my own!)

Having only had real hands on experience with one (Letus flip) I would love to try more. I am awaiting with excitiment Dennis Wood's Brevis with flip attachment!
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Old October 25th, 2006, 08:11 AM   #17
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What's wrong with the M2?

It has one Major unmitigated flaw... it's unrelenting awsomeness!

I love my M2 and would buy it again any day of the week.

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Old October 25th, 2006, 02:18 PM   #18
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The only concern with comparison is who forks out for all the adapters?
IF there was a magazine or something that got from swag, they might be able to test them all if they arrived free of charge and we tested on the exact same camera.
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Old October 25th, 2006, 02:45 PM   #19
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The M2 is relativly cheap, the company is profesisonal, their stuff doens't break down and they support it 100%... it is a bright adapter, little light loss and not all that big...

However, the adjusting of the GG back and forth for critical focus is a design flaw, and the 180 image flip is annoying, but helps the imagfe retian brightness.
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Old October 30th, 2006, 02:26 PM   #20
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it's mirrored as well as flipped isn't it?

How fiddly is the GG critical focus Matthew? Once it is set do you need to change it again if you use a different length lens?
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Old October 30th, 2006, 04:28 PM   #21
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it's mirrored as well as flipped isn't it?
Negative, Phil. The M2 has no flip function. Just rotate 180 degrees in post.
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Old October 30th, 2006, 07:15 PM   #22
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No, just if you swap lens brands...

do a wikipedia search on Flange Focal Length
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Old October 30th, 2006, 08:56 PM   #23
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No, just if you swap lens brands...

do a wikipedia search on Flange Focal Length
? What should I be getting from this?
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Old November 22nd, 2006, 07:39 PM   #24
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I am based in Brighton, East Sussex, an hour from central London. We could arrange a demo of the SGpro if you wish.

Yes!! When you coming in Wayne? I think I'm ready to buy one...would love to see it before I jump in.

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Old November 22nd, 2006, 08:01 PM   #25
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Yes!! When you coming in Wayne? I think I'm ready to buy one...would love to see it before I jump in.

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I will have a unit ready to Demo from 1st Dec.

Let me know...
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Old November 22nd, 2006, 08:05 PM   #26
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where are you based in the UK?
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Old November 22nd, 2006, 08:33 PM   #27
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Sorry for not elaborating...

The GG must be moved forwards or backwards slightly to compensate for the different Flange Focal Lengths of various lens types... kind of annoying, but I still give the M2 a thumbs up.
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Old November 22nd, 2006, 11:51 PM   #28
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Oh, sorry, thought you said that in response to the image flip comment, which really sent me for a loop...yes, the flange focal length, or depth of focus, of the GG must be compensated for each mount.
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 05:35 AM   #29
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This is one area the SGpro has the advantage. Difference in register are machined into the mounts themselves, even the PL and OCT19, so no GG adjustment is needed.
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Old November 23rd, 2006, 05:48 PM   #30
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Yeah, we were discussing a solution over at RRmicro forums. We had the nifty notion to create an expanding lewns mount that could slide forwards and backwards to accomidate any FFL and have a wideneough front plate to accomidate any mounting plate...

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