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Old February 24th, 2010, 06:09 PM   #1
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Canon xh-a1 problems with letus adapter

Hi I'm Daryl, I have the xh-a1 with the letus extreme adapter. My problemis that when I zoom into the ground glass of the adapter I can only open my lens up to 2.6 or 2.8 when trying to focus. I have stop at 2.8 and then use the on camera focus feature which magnifies the image. Then I can focus on the ground glass. My problem with that is that I lose A lot of light, so semi low-light situations are not a good look for me. Any help?


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Old February 24th, 2010, 10:56 PM   #2
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Aperture with Xha1s Dof adapter

I have an Xha1s as well and the fastest stop I have been able to get with the dof adapter is 2.6. have you tried the custom presets? Try tru color or PFVision
Gam N
KNE M
BLK P
PED -6
SET -6
SHP 4
HDF M
DHV 0
COR 2
NR1 0
NR2 0
CMX N
CGN 0
CPH 0
RGN -7
CGN 3
BGN 12
RGM 40
RBM -12
GRM 6
GBM 0
BRM 12
BGM -3
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Old February 25th, 2010, 05:12 AM   #3
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thanks

ill try that today when i get off, thanks.
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Old February 25th, 2010, 02:00 PM   #4
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No prob, I found a bunch of different presets floating around this site, they brought the camera to life for me!
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Old March 3rd, 2010, 06:11 PM   #5
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i have been trying to dial in my m2e from redrock for the past 3 months and found some interesting information though i am not sure if it applies to the letus. genrally with the adapter the best results will come from the camera lens being at around a F4 for great contrast and sharpness of the image. the more open the softer it will be. same goes for the 35mm lens on the front, wide open at 1.8 or 1.4 will be soft. though you may like that are have no choice if you have no external lighting. thought id throw that out there, play around with it but this is what i found with the redrock system. i also only use a preset which changes the contrast of the image, not color. bringing up the blacks and dialing out noise in camera, then color in post. again, could be different with the letus, this was my redrock experience knowledge. good luck!

dan
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