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Old April 5th, 2006, 11:43 AM   #1
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My XL2 / Redrock M2 combo...

Hey, just letting you all know I FINALLY have my M2 and XL2 setup in a way that will yeild some decent footage. I will be shooting some camera tests this week, wo we can all get a good idea of how the XL2 and M2 compliment eachother.

I have also been trying to set up the XL2 for run-and-gun with an M2... no easy task. I am close, just waiting on a Cavision shoulder-brace...

http://img319.imageshack.us/my.php?image=xl225om.jpg

Footage to follow soon.
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Old April 5th, 2006, 02:41 PM   #2
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i love that arm for ur monitor, what is it and where can i get one?!
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Old April 5th, 2006, 03:04 PM   #3
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matthew,
what exactly is that M2? Any info links?
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Old April 5th, 2006, 05:56 PM   #4
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a 35mm adapter. check out the ALT imaging forum or the P+S technik forum for info on them
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Old April 5th, 2006, 06:58 PM   #5
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The M2 is a 35mm adapter available from www.redrockmicro.com
Great product, decent price. Wish they would come out with a relay lens dammit!@ (Just kidding Brian).

As for the arm, it is available here http://shop.store.yahoo.com/cinemasu...rmwi1baan.html

Nifty little product. One knob to tighten everything!
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Old April 6th, 2006, 12:14 AM   #6
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cool equipment

Matthew,

thanks for sharing the m2 and the arm information. I logged the sites for returning to at a later time!!!

I am really looking forward to seeing some of your footage!!!
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Old April 12th, 2006, 03:48 PM   #7
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Hey Matthew,

Which monitor did you decide to buy? How is it regarding focusing?
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Old April 13th, 2006, 11:36 AM   #8
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Hey, I ended up with a Lilliput 7" LCD 16:9. It has VGA resolution, so 800x600. Great for focusing and such. Colours are a tad weak, and it is really reflective (even with touchscreen removed) but I am trying to find a petrol hood to help that!
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 11:56 AM   #9
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Are you left-handed....or left-eyed? hehe. I noticed the eyepiece is reversed to the other side.

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Old April 23rd, 2006, 01:31 PM   #10
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OH, because the image from the M2 is rotated 180 degrees. The monitor is flippe dupsdie down on the proper side, while the EVF is upside down on the left side so Ican check accurate colours every now and then.
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Old April 23rd, 2006, 11:42 PM   #11
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Matthew,

I was just wondering what you film with the rig?? The run and gun must be fun with all the weight.

any footage coming soon??
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Old May 4th, 2006, 02:03 PM   #12
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It looks like the M2 is just an adapter and that you will need to get a 35mm lens for it. The M2 web site is difficult to gather info on pricing. How much is the M2? Also, how much are 35mm lens'? Can you use a canon/nikon 35mm photocamera lens with the M2?

Any input is appreciated :)
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Old May 4th, 2006, 02:29 PM   #13
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I am currently using 35mm SLR lenses from Nikon. You can also get a canon mount, PL mount, Cooke, Arriflex, etc. Basically, a different mount for any lens... but yes, it is jsut an adapter. All the prices are on their site, but SLR lenses range from $100-$2000 so it's quite open!
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Old May 5th, 2006, 03:15 AM   #14
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From your picture it looks like the M2 fits in front of the 20x lens. Is that right?

I was looking at getting the Canon lens adapter but this looks intriguing. Can you tell me why you went with this rig instead of the Canon?
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Old May 5th, 2006, 02:37 PM   #15
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The Canon EF adapter multiplies your SLR lens's focal length by 7.6 X. This is because a 35mm film frame is 7.6 times larger than a 1/3 inch CCD (like an XL2). The M2 (and various other adapters) allow the 35mm lens ot project a true 35mm image onto a sheet of spinning (or vibrating) ground glass and then your video camera films the image off of this glass, so you get a full 35mm image with true 35mm Depth of Feild. I recommend checking out the alternative imaging section of this forum...
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