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Old March 18th, 2007, 07:57 PM   #1
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Letus35A with the FX1

Whats up dudes?

I just got my FX1 about a month ago and want to use my Letus35A with it, as I used to shoot with the Panasonic DVC30. (The Letus rocked with that camera- even at night!)

. I had sent it back to Quyen to get 'hooked up' with new GG and Achromat when I was shooting with the Panasonic DVC30. From my research, the L35A does not work well with the FX1. I am not so worried about the light pickup, as I am pretty happy with it as is. But I am getting a slight hot spot and some vignetting and more Chromatic Aberration. I have tried the Letus without the PCX, moved the PCX back and forth from the GG, removed the macro and the best results so far (see the stills) are with the PCX moved as close to the macro as possible, further away from the GG.

I emailed Quyen and asked him what I can do about this situation, if maybe there is another PCX or something that I can buy, but I haven't heard back from him in about 2 weeks.

Anybody out here in the same situation, or did something to make it more compatible? New GG perhaps?

Here are some stills with absolutely no artificial lighting, about 6PM EST.
Camera: FX1
Gain:0, f1.8, Cinematone ON, Sharpness at 11, and I forgot my color settings.
Lens: Canon FL 55mm f1.2
Lens settings: f1.2

Stills are straight grabs from the test footage:


I really appreciate it.
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