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Old June 2nd, 2007, 12:52 PM   #1
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35mm adapters with GL2?

What is the best 35mm adapter to use with the GL2? Does anybody have any experiance with these adapters or know where I can find some sample footage? And whats with the letus website, they arn't taking orders at this time?
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Old June 8th, 2007, 04:42 PM   #2
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I shot a bridal video with a homemade 35mm adapter on a GL-2. It's a big file, but it gives you an idea. It can be found here: www.ov35.com
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Mike? Do you want to fill in some more detail in the construction and operation of that beast? I'm very interested in just exactly what you connected together?

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Old June 9th, 2007, 10:34 AM   #4
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Yea, that looks good...

I started assembling my own 35mm adapter, it's done, besides that I'm having a hard time finding a macro lens to focus on the ground glass. So I haven't been able to even test it yet with my camera. What focusing lens did you use for your adapter?
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On the website in my signature the "One Headlight" video was shot on a GL2 with a homemade 35mm adapter. It was a great camera, but I've since upgraded to an FX1.
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Old June 9th, 2007, 11:55 PM   #6
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Nice, that looked awesome... What did you build it out of, or, what did you use for your focusing lens?
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Old June 12th, 2007, 10:13 AM   #7
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Mike? Do you want to fill in some more detail in the construction and operation of that beast? I'm very interested in just exactly what you connected together?

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Sure thing. I used some macro extension tubes (rather cheap, I think about $10 each) as the main body of the tube. These were nice because they had the proper diameter and they also had Nikon f-mount at the end of one of the tubes.

After I had determined the proper length I would need (had to use two tubes to accommodate the optical elements) I mounted an achromat at the end closest to the camcorder lens. Then I placed a Nikon D screen in between two UV filters (to help eliminate dust on the screen itself) and mounted that at the proper distance from the f-mount. That's about it. If you'd like some more details I can show you where I got my components. Total cost (without any 35mm lenses) was about $120 or $150, somewhere in there.

I would also like to point out that Ben has quite a bit more experience in this than I do, so he is an incredible resource to tap as well. I'll help where I can, but there are others that know far more than I do.
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