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Old February 2nd, 2009, 03:24 PM   #1
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Any experience with the MTF Nikon to 1/3" adaptor?

Brian Standing has already responded in another thread about using Mike Tapa's Nikon to 1/3" bayonet adaptor on a JVC HD camera. Wondering if anyone else here has any first hand experience they'd like to share. I own 2 HD200u's and am eyeing up the new 700 series solid state camera for purchase.

Of course, I understand that the adaptor induces a magnification factor of 7x, turning virtually any lens into a telephoto but this may serve a very specific purpose for me.

I should mention that I e-mailed Mike directly via his website and got an incredibly prompt and informative response from him.
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 09:23 AM   #2
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This thread:
http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/jvc-pro-h...fitment-3.html
has a good general discussion of these kind of SLR-lens adapters. There's some discussion of the Mike Tapas adapter towards the end.
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 09:46 AM   #3
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Thanks (again) Brian. Didn't find that one in my search. This looks better all the time for telephoto work...
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 11:17 AM   #4
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Shaun,
I bought Eric's HD200 and the Zoerk adapter that he mentioned in that thread. He still has the MTF i guess. They are very similar products except for some minor differences.

I always keep that adapter in my kit and has used it a lot in outdoor nature work and some close up shots of mating butterflies and caterpillars using an 80-200 f2.8.

Very handy to have.

Putting on a wide nikon mount lens like a sigma 20-40mm or 15-30mm or 10mm can be usable for medium shots of talents.

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Old February 3rd, 2009, 11:27 AM   #5
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Thanks Ted. With say a 10mm, do you get the barrel distortion that one would expect of an extreme wide angle or is that negated by the magnification factor of the adaptor?
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Old February 3rd, 2009, 12:36 PM   #6
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yes, to some extent the barrel distortion is somewhat "neutralized" for lack of a better term.

If your interested to get an MTF, you can try emailing Eric Gulbransen over at the Cinealta EX threads since I think he had a new one made for his EX3 so his MTF for the JVC is probably up for sale.

Having this zoerk/mtf adapter could also allow you to experiment with a relay lens for a 35 lens adapter i saw dome guy here having some success with it on his jvc.


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Old February 3rd, 2009, 01:41 PM   #7
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Thanks for the heads up, Ted. I bought the JVC Prime Lens Adaptor so I'm covered for ciné lenses. Just looking for inexpensive ways of adding to my choices, especially for tele work.
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