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Old February 20th, 2007, 08:09 PM   #1
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I'm very interested in these adapters, but have a few concerns first, and would like to hear as many opinions as possible.

1-The biggest concern is quality/type of bokeh, mainly, does it look like a guassian blur, or is it clean?

2-How sturdy is the adapter?

3-weight balance throughout the camera with this adapter

4-what lens mount and why?

5-light loss
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Old February 20th, 2007, 10:48 PM   #2
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Go here.

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=86749

Also search threads by Phil Bloom, Jim Lafferty, Dennis Wood, Wayne Kinney, Ben Winter. There will be others well qualified to comment. My apologies to them for my EMS (evaporative memory syndrome) in failing to recall their names here.

For light loss, a very rough rule of thumb is to rate it f16 at f16 and f3.5 for f1.8. Or regard the Letus35/XLH1 combination as a 80ASA to 100ASA daylight film stock.
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Old February 22nd, 2007, 12:58 PM   #3
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1) Bokeh is pretty clean. I have posted compressed footage. Everybody has different taste -

2) sturdy enough that I don't use rails

3) with the adapter and a Nikon lens it is maybe a bit hevier than the stock lens

4) it has interchangable/flipable Canon/Nikon mount

5) Light loss: There is some. but I doubt as much if you used an adapter over a stocklens
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Old February 22nd, 2007, 12:58 PM   #4
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1) Bokeh is pretty clean. I have posted compressed footage. Everybody has different taste -

2) sturdy enough that I don't use rails

3) with the adapter and a Nikon lens it is maybe a bit hevier than the stock lens

4) it has interchangable/flipable Canon/Nikon mount

5) Light loss: There is some. but I doubt as much if you used an adapter over a stocklens
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Old February 23rd, 2007, 06:44 PM   #5
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Great! Thanks guys, I've looked at tons of footage so far and reviewed all the comments. The pictures out of this thing look Beautiful! Very clean bokeh, i love the whole look of these clips.
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