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Old May 10th, 2007, 11:51 AM   #1
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HV20 and 35MM Adapter

Any one has successfully mounted a 35MM adapter to the HV20 yet? If yes, please post some feedback....

I am thinking of RedRock adapter.... but have not figured out the mounting plan.
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Old May 10th, 2007, 12:06 PM   #2
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Try www.cinevate.com there are samples of HV20 footage as well as pics of the rig I think. Brevis would be much better than M2 IMHO.

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Old May 10th, 2007, 12:28 PM   #3
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wow

Looks pretty awesome and reasonable price tag....
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Old May 10th, 2007, 01:52 PM   #4
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I have used it with the Letus35a: See these threads

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=91225

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=91465

My film in DVC8 was shot with HV20 and Letus35 see post #3 for link in this thread. Remember it is compressed footage. Like the combination.

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=93375
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Old May 10th, 2007, 02:23 PM   #5
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I have a Cinevate mounted on an HV20 - worked fine - get the achromat and a spacer though. And, rails would help...

Very fast setup and strip down - glad I got it.
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Old May 13th, 2007, 10:33 PM   #6
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Thanks.... cinevate looks really interesting...

Does it invert the picture? So you have the image upside down?

Do you have a picture of you rig by any chance?

Thanks!
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Old May 15th, 2007, 09:11 PM   #7
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Hi Max

Take a look at the Redrock M2 thread here:

http://dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=91230

The image is really sharp and when you see the comparison of with/without the M2 adapter you can see the bokeh/depth of field the adapter adds

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Old May 16th, 2007, 09:05 AM   #8
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Hi Max

Take a look at the Redrock M2 thread here:

http://dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=91230

The image is really sharp and when you see the comparison of with/without the M2 adapter you can see the bokeh/depth of field the adapter adds

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WOW... that was awesome... I LOVED IT.. Thats exactly what I want... ... I am having trouble figuring out exactly what I need to get. I saw the whole kit... and it goes for about $1500.... But can I just get the adapter for $500 and the rails and not the whole kit?

Thats why I wanted to see some pics of things rigged together... saw the pics in the other post looks great... So what would that setup cost? is it 500 for unit plus the rails? ( i have plenty of nikon lenses)..... Trying to see how much i need to come with... Huge thanks!

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Old May 16th, 2007, 09:12 AM   #9
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Hi Max

The kit for that camera is more like $1295. In addition to the adapter, you will need rod support and an achromat - pretty much what we sell in our HD Bundle kit. You'll also need a small step ring, but that is very inexpensive (around $8 or so) via someone like adapterrings.com

Some other approaches suggest you do not need rods, but in practice most people really do end up needing them

It's a great little camera!

here's another shot of a rig from a customer of ours:

http://redrockmicro.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3526


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Old May 16th, 2007, 09:49 AM   #10
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Hi Max

The kit for that camera is more like $1295. In addition to the adapter, you will need rod support and an achromat - pretty much what we sell in our HD Bundle kit. You'll also need a small step ring, but that is very inexpensive (around $8 or so) via someone like adapterrings.com

Some other approaches suggest you do not need rods, but in practice most people really do end up needing them

It's a great little camera!

here's another shot of a rig from a customer of ours:

http://redrockmicro.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3526


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I have a Canon zoom telephoto ef 70-200 lens. Are there adapter kits for it.
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Old May 16th, 2007, 10:11 AM   #11
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Hi John

Yes, we have a canon EF (EOS) lens mount as well.


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Old May 16th, 2007, 10:12 AM   #12
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Hi Max

The kit for that camera is more like $1295. In addition to the adapter, you will need rod support and an achromat - pretty much what we sell in our HD Bundle kit. You'll also need a small step ring, but that is very inexpensive (around $8 or so) via someone like adapterrings.com

Some other approaches suggest you do not need rods, but in practice most people really do end up needing them

It's a great little camera!

here's another shot of a rig from a customer of ours:

http://redrockmicro.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3526


Cheers

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Hey!

Huge thanks for the info....

Looks like I will have to stat saving....

I also have an Canon XH-A1... and the fact that one can use an adapter ring would make the setup usable for both Cams I presume (just by changing the adapter )

Thanks you for the info....
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Old May 16th, 2007, 10:13 AM   #13
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Hi Max

Yep - same Redrock adapter, all cameras.
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Old May 18th, 2007, 09:42 PM   #14
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Max, the HV20 has been a lot of fun to shoot with :-) We shot this footage with apertures etc. set for max sharpness with great results. In about two weeks we'll have our brand new carbon fibre rails system released which should complement the camera nicely with respect to weight. I own both the XH-A1 and HV20 and use them as representative test cams with the adapter.
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Old May 18th, 2007, 09:55 PM   #15
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Max, the HV20 has been a lot of fun to shoot with :-) We shot this footage with apertures etc. set for max sharpness with great results. In about two weeks we'll have our brand new carbon fibre rails system released which should complement the camera nicely with respect to weight. I own both the XH-A1 and HV20 and use them as representative test cams with the adapter.
Dennis - what's the deal with the lens mounts. Can I switch mounts myself or do they come permanently attached to the adapter?
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