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Old June 10th, 2004, 11:25 PM   #1
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Matte box/ lens shade for Optura 20 needed

Got to say this camera is easy to use, alot easier than the zr series. Small is not better with me . Seems to be about the size of my old super 8 cames don't ya think.Cool!!!
Anyway I wanted to get a low priced matte box or a good lens shade .Will be using a step up ring to 52mm. Would a oem lenshade from a different canon model work ?

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Old June 11th, 2004, 03:24 AM   #2
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On my Optura XI I usa a Hama Hood. It mounts to the outside of a 52 mm step ring and costs under $20 at B&H photo. Just do a search at their site for Hama hoods.

Here's a pic of it mounted:

http://www.dpgrafix.com/xi_hood_1.jpg
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Old June 11th, 2004, 10:19 AM   #3
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Dave what mic do you have on there? Did you use it when you shot "Indecision"?
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Old June 11th, 2004, 10:32 AM   #4
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Michael,

It's an Audio Technica ATR-25. Yes, it was used for Indecision but it was not on the camera, rather on a boom.
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Old June 11th, 2004, 10:41 AM   #5
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Dave that looks pretty good . Thanks .
Do you have to remove the hood to add a filter?


Found this lcd hood while doing the search

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?O=productlist&A=details&Q=&sku=185507&is=REG


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Old June 11th, 2004, 10:45 AM   #6
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Hi Roy,

Yes, you put the filter on the lens then the step ring on the filter then hood clamps to the outside of the step ring.
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Old June 11th, 2004, 11:04 AM   #7
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Dave, where did you get that Mic clip? What is it called?

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Old June 11th, 2004, 11:14 AM   #8
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Kevin,

I made the shock mount for the mic by cutting off the top of the clip that came with the mic and epoxying a 3.5" length od PVC pipe to the top. I then cut slots in it, painted it flat black, and used o-rings from the pluming deptarment as the mounts.

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http://www.dpgrafix.com/images/shockmount1.jpg
http://www.dpgrafix.com/images/shockmount2.jpg
http://www.dpgrafix.com/images/shockmount3.jpg
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Old June 11th, 2004, 12:51 PM   #9
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That is very clever. Looks neat.
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Old June 11th, 2004, 02:55 PM   #10
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Anyone hear about that 2x converter from century? Its supposedly fits on a 62 mm step ring for alot of cameras including the Optura models!!! . But what kind of lens would go on there? Thats what I can't figure out. A Screw on lens?

this in the (June) Film and Video mag on page 18.

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Old June 11th, 2004, 03:29 PM   #11
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Dave, does that AudioTechnica mike make a very big difference on the camcorder? The price is pretty good.
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Kevin,

That mic works pretty well for the price, but it's NOT a shotgun mic. It's a stereo omni directional but works better than the on camera mic. I actually think it has a nice stereo image and if handled well on a boom does a decent job for those of us on no-to-low budgets. I have 2 of them.

I also use them to mic the room for live music, then mix it back in with the sound board audio in post.
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<<<-- Originally posted by Dave Perry : Kevin,

I made the shock mount for the mic by cutting off the top of the clip that came with the mic and epoxying a 3.5" length od PVC pipe to the top. I then cut slots in it, painted it flat black, and used o-rings from the pluming deptarment as the mounts.

Pics:

http://www.dpgrafix.com/images/shockmount1.jpg
http://www.dpgrafix.com/images/shockmount2.jpg
http://www.dpgrafix.com/images/shockmount3.jpg -->>>


Dave... I'm not able to view the above links... Are they still acccessible?
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Old June 23rd, 2004, 09:07 PM   #14
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Nate,

They are there now. I recently reconfigured my 2 main web sites so that they point to one domain name and haven't transfered everything yet.

You can see more pictures at www.daveperry.net/xi

Thanks for the heads up and sorry for the missing images.
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Old June 25th, 2004, 01:26 PM   #15
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thats a pretty innovative idea!
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