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Old January 7th, 2007, 06:39 AM   #1
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A Few Letus Questions...

Hi,

I'm deeply considering buying one of these but had a few questions first. I have a vx2100, if I were to get the standard $300 Letus would the image be upside-down after attaching a 35mm lens on the end? (Which would, I assume, be fixed with one of those cheesey on-camera effects to reverse it?) Also, if I were to attach a heavy 35mm lens on the end of it, would it require support/is there a support that can be purchased with it? Lastly, by choosing either the canon or nikon lens fits, can the Letus be used with any Canon/Nikon lens respectively?

Thanks in advance,
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Old January 7th, 2007, 09:50 AM   #2
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the unflipped letus is small and light enough to not require support. I believe the magnet flip trick works with your lcd for the vx. you would have to flip in post
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Old January 7th, 2007, 10:01 AM   #3
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if you have a really long lens thats too heavy you can look at something like this that cheaper than the standard 15mm rod support

http://cgi.ebay.com/Bogen-Manfrotto-...QQcmdZViewItem
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Ah, thanks Andrew for the responses.

I have a few 35mm telephoto lenses (which im sure wont be compatible with the Letus) and they're quite heavy, so I'd imagine I'd have to get something like that. I guess I'll pick up a few used lenses and play around with them.

Can anyone confirm that the video with the standard Letus will appear upright (correctly) on the LCD screen. I can't see myself framing an upside down shot.

I read that any Nikon lens will fit with the Nikon Letus adaptor, is this correct? If so this makes more sense to get (since I don't have to get them from a particular series like the Canon.)

EDIT: What does GG stand for? And is the extra $400 dollars justified in the flipped Letus?

Thanks again!
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Old January 7th, 2007, 10:56 AM   #5
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your image if you get the unflipped version will be : upside down

you can use a magnet i believe to trick your camera into flipping the lcd image
search the board to find out how.

all nikon mounts are the same

gg= ground glass.. the focal plane within the adapter. The 35mm image is projected onto this glass,... your camera records whats on the gg.


400 extra dollars... ive owned the original $300 letus, letus35xl and letus35xl ver.2

i think its worth the extra money for the flip.. but thats up to you..
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Old January 7th, 2007, 10:58 AM   #6
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where are u in canada?
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Old January 9th, 2007, 09:35 PM   #7
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Right downtown toronto (university of toronto residence.)

I've been to Newfoundland before :)

And thank you very much for the letus info, although I'm leaning towards the sgpro because of the letus' light loss.
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