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Old February 27th, 2008, 06:11 PM   #1
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Primes with 35mm Adapter

I've seen a lot of posts about Letus and others being utilized with the 350, but... Is anyone using high-end primes in conjunction with a 35mm adapter on the 350 and if so are the results worth the expense? I'm not knocking the 350 at all (I LOVE the XDCam HD workflow) but even at -3db and controlled lighting the images with run of the mill HD lenses from Canon and Fuji are less than optimum. Any NEW news on this subject?
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Old February 27th, 2008, 10:27 PM   #2
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Letus is working on a 35mm adaptor for the XDCam HD cameras which will mount directly to the camera body, not at the end of the lens. It will be a much more compact rig with a higher optical quality.

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Old February 28th, 2008, 06:49 AM   #3
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Letus is working on a 35mm adaptor for the XDCam HD cameras which will mount directly to the camera body, not at the end of the lens. It will be a much more compact rig with a higher optical quality.

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Yeah I heard about that. Haven't heard the definitive word on light loss and compatibility with various lens mount on the other side. NAB maybe?
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Old March 6th, 2008, 06:19 PM   #4
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Shot a music video last week with the PRO35 adaptor from P+S Technik, with Zeiss Ultra prime lenses (16, 25, 50 and 85mm). Adaptor is for 2/3" mount but i used the LO32BMT Sony adaptor to 1/2" directly to the F350 body. Was a studio set and I was working at 0db and around F2 to 2.8. The results are quite impressive, especially in the close ups. I will post a link when it comes up on YouTube
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Old March 6th, 2008, 07:37 PM   #5
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Shot a music video last week with the PRO35 adaptor from P+S Technik, with Zeiss Ultra prime lenses (16, 25, 50 and 85mm). Adaptor is for 2/3" mount but i used the LO32BMT Sony adaptor to 1/2" directly to the F350 body. Was a studio set and I was working at 0db and around F2 to 2.8. The results are quite impressive, especially in the close ups. I will post a link when it comes up on YouTube
Thanks Dimitri- can't wait to see the link. It would be nice to see some hi-rez stuff too if you can. My problem with the adapters up until now has been their lack of portability/flexibility in the field. How was your combo in this regard?
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Old March 10th, 2008, 10:35 AM   #6
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I just recieved an email from P+S Technik, and apparently they have a 1/2 inch pro35 adapter out now.
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Old March 10th, 2008, 11:26 AM   #7
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I just recieved an email from P+S Technik, and apparently they have a 1/2 inch pro35 adapter out now.
http://www.pstechnik.de/en/digitalfilm-pro35-1-2.php

Don't see any specs on light loss. Looks interesting though.
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Old March 10th, 2008, 03:22 PM   #8
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http://www.pstechnik.de/en/digitalfilm-pro35-1-2.php

Don't see any specs on light loss. Looks interesting though.
I sent an email in,, will report back with some info, hopefully soon.
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Old March 11th, 2008, 10:20 AM   #9
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Thanks Dimitri- can't wait to see the link. It would be nice to see some hi-rez stuff too if you can. My problem with the adapters up until now has been their lack of portability/flexibility in the field. How was your combo in this regard?
Dan, I will post a couple HiRes files when I get a little time.
Concerning portability, things are a bit gloomy. Camera gets heavier and bulkier with all these rods, adapters etc. Also, I used the blue handles to do couple of hand held shots, which moves the centre of gravity forward and makes the back muscles hurt for real. You need a good assistant to work with this system. Calculate that you have to carry quite a box containing the lenses, shades, follow focus etc. and another box containing the PRO35, rods etc. I wouldn't think its very feasible for only one person to handle all this.
Otherwise the length doesn't change much, so one could use a normal rain cover on location.
Ours was a studio set and my assistant is brilliant, so no problems there.
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Old March 11th, 2008, 10:27 AM   #10
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I just recieved an email from P+S Technik, and apparently they have a 1/2 inch pro35 adapter out now.
Yes there is a 1/2 inch adaptor due out now, but was not available for rental when I made the shoot. Mine was an MK I adaptor, which normally cannot do slow motion but the rental house said they had it upgraded and we should try. Happily, we tried and it worked very well at 50fps.
NOTE: if you use it, remember to ALWAYS repower the unit every time the camera is restarted from a shut down. It has a spinning groundglass and its supply is always cut off together with the camera and although its connected to the lens plug for power, doesn't automatically restart.
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Old July 8th, 2008, 02:32 AM   #11
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guys can we use Letus Extreme or Ultimate adapter for our F350?
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Old July 8th, 2008, 03:12 AM   #12
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I do believe there is a 1/2" adaptor.
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Old July 11th, 2008, 02:04 PM   #13
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Letus is working on a 35mm adaptor for the XDCam HD cameras which will mount directly to the camera body, not at the end of the lens. It will be a much more compact rig with a higher optical quality.

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and you don't know date of release? or when it will be possible to buy it?
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