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Old January 5th, 2007, 10:10 AM   #31
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Yes Alex & Chris, please don't get me wrong, I love to have bigger monitor but the weight of XH-A1 has already challenged my arm so much (actually it is my father & brother's arm at this moment but I am even more tiny then them).

And we do mostly wedding video which is about 16 hours shooting (sometime start from 2am morning until 12am next day, yes, crazy asian wedding ceremony).

I need a battery last long and make more stiff and heavier, or with a lot of power cable wrap around me, yet i still need to run in and out, cut the corner to get into important scene,.. a big external monitor would make my work even more challenging.. especially if i am going to put on a 35mm adapter with follow focus in such environment... (that is why i look for the most versatile 35mm adapter like Brevis but yet i love the quality image of SGpro RII.. haven't decide on this one yet)...

Any good advise for me ? ta~
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Old January 5th, 2007, 03:27 PM   #32
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How's this (with the varizoom pro rig and Marshall HDA):

http://www.dvinfo.net/gallery/showimage.php?i=753&c=51
http://www.dvinfo.net/gallery/showimage.php?i=752&c=51

I've already carried it around for an hour and my back is non for wear.

It's a bit of a challenge if you stoop or drop to a knee, but manageable with practice.

It's better than my three point rigid varizoom rig, lot less wobble and the air piston support rod dampens much of the movement.

BTW, the peaking feature is a must if you don't use an external.
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Old January 5th, 2007, 04:10 PM   #33
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Thank you Peter :D, your gear is just a dream to me... those are expensive stuff I am prioritise them as "very good but not essential" to me.

It is hard earning money to do videographing in Malaysia, especially in a small town call Kuching, I probably need to take about 35 wedding project to earn one A1.. that is about 16 months of business.. (urh! why i love making wedding video so much ??).

But I keep your picture in my budget list... if one day you would like to sell your used item, please do not hesitate to contact me (provided i do have some spare money.. :p).

ta~
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Old January 5th, 2007, 11:28 PM   #34
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Sorry about that, I didn't mean to make you drool and lay awake a night :)

I can see you're point as far as your personal situation, and it seems feasible. I did note that the flip out LCD, when using Peaking, was just as effective in getting focus as using the 7" marshall. Having viewed both at the same time, I'm happy to know that I don't always have to rely on the Marshall to get focus. The LCD's peaking does the trick and I'll get more focused shots than previously thought.
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Old January 9th, 2007, 02:27 PM   #35
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Regarding the A1's continued inability to flip the image - the Letus35 Flip Enhanced does exactly that, automatically. No rendering either, on ingest or in post.

Unless, might there be some reason not to go with the Letus35 Flip Enhanced? Is there some image quality loss caused by the Letus flip?
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Old January 10th, 2007, 06:21 AM   #36
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There is always quality loss the more glass you put in front of the lens - I don't know if Letus is worse or better than others. But the main issue is light loss. There is already light loss in a 35mm adapter, flipping it the image introduces more as they must be using a mirror or prism or something.
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Old January 10th, 2007, 09:51 AM   #37
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The footage on the Letus site looks pretty good.
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Old January 10th, 2007, 10:09 AM   #38
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I think the image flip is done with a prism. And according to the website "light loss is about 1.5 stop plus SLR lens' light loss." Is this too much light loss, in anyone's opinion?
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