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Old June 18th, 2006, 11:55 AM   #1
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Best GG for static adapter

Just looking for recommendations for gg for a static adapter. Reasonable noise is not an issue, im more interested in definition.

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Old June 18th, 2006, 12:09 PM   #2
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My best bet would be a plain matte Beattie Intenscreen for Contax RTS II (about $100).
Depends on what camera you use but it is worth the money. You don`t have to worry about PCX lenses in between optical path an so on. Many smaller cameras don`t even need any macros with it.

Only two issues to mention are that Beattie`s bokeh isn`t that nice like it is on real 35mm film and you must figure out how to place it so that it will align up with your camera`s field of view. Also Beattie must be handled with extreme care.

You can find it here: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...ughType=search
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Old June 18th, 2006, 12:11 PM   #3
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the beattie wouldnt look too great static would it?
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Old June 18th, 2006, 12:51 PM   #4
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Looked kinda great in Steev`s static one, if you dont mind little noise as mentioned. There`s always Optosigmas, AO5s and waxed ones...
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Old June 18th, 2006, 01:04 PM   #5
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the beattie looks good, a bit expensive though...
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Old June 20th, 2006, 08:46 PM   #6
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The beattie has greasy bokeh, if you're a stickler about it (I am). Diffusion is a tricky thing; too much and you get massive light loss and grain. Too little and you're not diffusing it properly and you get ugly, undiffused out-of-focus images and bad bokeh. The beattie is somewhere in the middle but could definately use some more diffusion--it is in no way the perfect solution.

The Nikon D Screen is quite nice but impossible to find these days. I'm upset that I bought one about 6 months ago and sold the adapter to someone else for a steal.
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Old June 21st, 2006, 04:01 AM   #7
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Go35Pro seems to be one nice static adapter. Alltough it won't be available for a couple of months. It seems to have great (if not perfect) diffusion and bokeh with reasonable light loss. Jim has been talking about one stop wich for me is a very reasonable price to pay for good bokeh.

EDIT: if you are looking for the perfect DIY solution, I would say it's the wax screen. They are unbelievably hard to make but if you succeed you can make great results.
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Old June 21st, 2006, 09:43 PM   #8
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I've heard complaints about light loss with the wax screen. And yeah, the beattie has grain when static, I wouldn't use it without some kind of movement going on.
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Old June 22nd, 2006, 04:40 AM   #9
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thread about kilo35 and lately posted katzeye gives at least for me idea where to go with static adapters.
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