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Old March 5th, 2007, 03:32 PM   #1
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Zörk Precisionadapters for 1/3" JVC HD cameras

Has anyone used this adapter?
I e-mail the company and I got this information.

I wonder if this adapter is better then the Redrock M2 or brevis35.

Thanks,

you have no any light lost with our adapter. You see the image correct in the viewfinder no reverse. The picture angle of image is 7 times smaller. The price is € 250,-- + € 10 shipping costs with post-letter registered or with Fedex € 52,--. We have no credit cards. Payment in advance to our banking account. The fastest way is with Fedex, but expensive. If you need it fast, you can send a copy of your remittance with fax or e mail, so we could send immediately.
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The majority of our products, as you may already have discovered, are pictured
and described on our Web site (please see www.zoerk.com). However, the Nikon-JVC
adapter is not yet posted (we're working on that). On our home page there is a
link to our 2006 Product Guide, which contains basic product information and
current pricing. If you have any difficulties accessing our materials on-line or
would simply prefer printed materials, please let us know.

The adapter does not provide any magnification of the image--which, in our
opinion would cause a loss in overall quality. Rather, the adapter allows you to
use Nikon F mount lenses (except for the G series) directly on the JVC video
camera body. To be clear, a 20mm Nikon lens will have a focal length of 20mm on
the JVC. There is no "factor" involved. Do keep in mind, though, that a 20mm
lens will be longer than some of the lenses made for the JVC. You do get some
excellent benefits optically from using Nikon lenses, particularly sharpness and
resolution because the JVC sensor uses only the central part of the lens (the
"sweet spot").

Our products have been independently reviewed in a variety of publications and
articles over the years. For some of the most current reviews, please see the
Luminous Landscape website for an article on our shift adapters,
http://www.luminous-landscape.com/re...ies/zork.shtml, and for
reviews of some of our other products (Multi Focus System, Makroscope) have a
look at the October 2000 Popular Photography and June 2002 Shutterbug, the Jan.
2006 Shutterbug (Mini Makro), and the August 2006 Shutterbug (mention in article
on panorama photography). You can also check this link to learn more about some
of the issues related to perspective control and shift / tilt lenses:
www.photo.net/photo/canon/tilt-shift. Discussion and explanation of general
principles of view camera photography, including the Scheimpflug effect, may be
found using an internet search engine, such as Google.

A word about how we sell in North America. We cater primarily to professional
and enthusiast photographers. Our customers often have in-depth questions that
dealers may be unable to answer, either for lack of familiarity with view camera
principles or the time to devote to customers. Educating the customer, in an
unhurried way, is one of our key roles. Also, the products are designed to
interoperate with each other, and there are many configurations, accessories,
and options to consider. Understanding the range of possibilities with our
products requires both an overview of them and a detailed explanation of how
they may work together. For these reasons, we prefer to work directly with our
customers rather than to sell through dealers.

Ordering: To place an order, simply let us know which products you wish to
purchase. Once we receive payment, we will process your order. We make a wide
variety of specialized products in small batches. We try to maintain stock on
the most popular configurations.

Note on special order pricing: All of our products are produced in Munich,
Germany. Because of the fluctuation in the value of the dollar relative to the
Euro, some of our special order items may require up to a 15% pricing
adjustment. We will give you a firm quote prior to ordering.

Lead times: our products are produced in Germany, mostly in small batches. In
this way, we can offer a wide range of configuration and assure a high level of
quality. We try to maintain stock of the most popular items. Most orders will
ship within 2-4 weeks, unless we have stock here in Oregon, in which case we can
ship within 2 business days. In some cases, our lead times may be longer,
occasionally up to 8-12 weeks for some of our products. Lead times depend on
when the next production batch is scheduled for that product. Kindly let us know
which products interests you and we will give you an anticipated lead time.

Payment: Our credit card services are all handled directly through Paypal
(www.paypal.com), but you may also pay by cashier's check, money order, or (US
customers only) by personal check (with 10 days clearance time). For Paypal
payments, please use zoerk@comcast.net. Our mailing address is Zörk US, 2508
Park Forest Dr., Eugene, OR 97405.

Delivery and shipping: US customers pay no shipping (or duty) – only shipping
and insurance from Oregon to your address. Special orders or lens conversions
may have additional shipping charges. Once your order arrives here in Oregon, it
is inspected and retested, then shipped on to you usually within 48 hours.
Standard UPS shipping and insurance from Oregon to most locations in the US is
typically about $16.50 ($12.50 for mount adapters without lens) and $32 for
priority / next day ($21.00 for adapters without a lens). An expedite service
for orders shipping from Germany is also available for an additional charge.
Economy shipping is sometimes available through the USPS. We can provide an
exact quote, if you prefer, for any shipping options.

International shipping costs are determined on an individual basis. In some
cases, we will drop ship the order directly from Germany.

Please let me know if I can assist you with an order or answer other questions.
And, please let us know how you heard about us!
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Old March 5th, 2007, 04:05 PM   #2
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Has anyone used this adapter?
I e-mail the company and I got this information.

I wonder if this adapter is better then the Redrock M2 or brevis35.

Thanks,

you have no any light lost with our adapter. You see the image correct in the viewfinder no reverse. The picture angle of image is 7 times smaller.
The picture angle of the image is 7x smaller? Somebody please explain that to me. I'd like to know what I would use this adapter for? In laymen's terms, how does it work?
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Old March 5th, 2007, 05:39 PM   #3
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It's just a "dumb" mount that simply puts an SLR lens on your JVC with no angle of view correction. Since the JVC's sensor is much smaller than 35mm film it only sees the very center of the lens' image. Even the widest of wide angle SLR lenses will turn into a mild tele on the JVC, but without the small depth of field a mild tele lens would have on an SLR. It might be useful if you're shooting closeups or really far away stuff (imagine sticking a super tele SLR lens on there), but for most indie film purposes I'd say it's fairly useless, because SLR lenses simply aren't designed with the focal length requirements of a 1/3" chip in mind.
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Old March 5th, 2007, 05:44 PM   #4
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What would you recommend?

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It's just a "dumb" mount that simply puts an SLR lens on your JVC with no angle of view correction. Since the JVC's sensor is much smaller than 35mm film it only sees the very center of the lens' image. Even the widest of wide angle SLR lenses will turn into a mild tele on the JVC, but without the small depth of field a mild tele lens would have on an SLR. It might be useful if you're shooting closeups or really far away stuff (imagine sticking a super tele SLR lens on there), but for most indie film purposes I'd say it's fairly useless, because SLR lenses simply aren't designed with the focal length requirements of a 1/3" chip in mind.

Thanks Stephan,

What lens adaptor would you recommend to use with the JVC?

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