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Old June 20th, 2007, 07:08 PM   #1
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HV20 - Home Depot 35mm DOF Adapter

Just wanted to share this thing I found on youTube. Is it really this easy? Should I try this with my old 35mm Canon Film Lens?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QM803UQEw6M

http://www43.addr.com/~bora/35x/

Sure is a money saver!
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Old June 20th, 2007, 07:21 PM   #2
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That's intriguing. It looks like he either used blueprint paper or the cap from a pringles can as a focus screen. It is probably horribly unsharp and grainy in full HD but you can compress out the bad bits when you size down to youtube. 8-) Since you've got a lens you're at least a third of the way through! Hang out at Alternative Imaging for more 35mm goodness.
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Old June 21st, 2007, 09:48 AM   #3
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i found using an EOS body is a really easy way to make a 35mm adapter... as all you have to do is remove the back door and put your diffusion material on the film plane. and it's already got a tripod mount built in as well as the lense mount and for those who are extra savvy you might even be able to adust aperture etc through the eos controls... the trick like any other 35 adapter is getting a good ground glass/diffuser. i'm currently using a peice of ground glass i got for cheap and a piece of full diffusion gel. over all it's not really usable, but it's fun.

some pics of the EOS and a sample movie

http://file.meyersproduction.com/hv20/35mm/
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Old June 21st, 2007, 10:29 AM   #4
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Austin:

I was doing the same thing about a year back with an old Yashica 35mm I ve had laying around for years. Problem with this stuff is it is addicting, and you keep wanting to do it better. I went from that, to a self built spinning adapter that worked decently, also tried some static Homedepot type adapters using stretched plastic bag between two fittings as the ground glass, and when I got my HV20, I broke down and bought the Letus35a. I just finished a 48 Hour film with that and we are going to see it at the theater in SF tonight.
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 12:14 AM   #5
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i know, i know... i grew up on a farm with all kinds of shop equipment, and now living in austin (in a one room apt) it's killing me not having access to that stuff to build all these goodies... i've got a crane and a steady cam arm i'm trying to get built one piece at a time, as well...
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I was doing the same thing about a year back with an old Yashica 35mm I ve had laying around for years. Problem with this stuff is it is addicting, and you keep wanting to do it better. I went from that, to a self built spinning adapter that worked decently, also tried some static Homedepot type adapters using stretched plastic bag between two fittings as the ground glass, and when I got my HV20, I broke down and bought the Letus35a. I just finished a 48 Hour film with that and we are going to see it at the theater in SF tonight.
I assume the theater has the newer digital projector?
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Old June 22nd, 2007, 12:14 PM   #7
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Sort of looks like Super 8, which isn't a bad thing.
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