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Old December 28th, 2007, 04:53 PM   #226
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Phil, thanks for all your sharing. I'm also looking forward to that SGpro test.
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Old December 29th, 2007, 11:12 PM   #227
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done my first Brevis flip ex1 test on my blog. Results are pretty good!
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Old December 30th, 2007, 09:15 AM   #228
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Phil,

1) How did you end-up mating the Brevis and the EX1?

2) Do you have a sense of which adapter (Brevis + Flip or Letus Extreme) loses less light?

3) Any other comparisons/contrasts to make between the two adapters?
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Old December 30th, 2007, 05:04 PM   #229
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long story. But after loads of fiddling I tried basic set up one last try then it worked. No idea why!

Without a side by side comparison I couldn't say which is best in low light. I will do a test one day.

It's so difficult to choose one over the other. They have plusses and minuses. I will most likely continue to use both. If anyone wants to ask more specifics regarding their personal needs please email me and I promise to get back to you.
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 12:05 AM   #230
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I am giving a presentation on tapeless workflow with the ex1 at the Broadcast Live forum in London on the 31st if anyone is around. Be good to meet you, just don't judge me on my presentation. I do pictures not words, it could be very embarrassing!!

p.s. if anyone in London fancies helping me out on Thursday next week for free I am shooting my next short at some cool locations throughout the day starting quite early. It's a non commercial short like the others, I am just doing to test and stretch out the ex1/ Letus extreme combo.
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 02:54 AM   #231
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I would love to but I live in Paris (France) and won't be able to cross the channel...

Let me know if you come to Paris for a shoot or a presentation :)

Stay confident I'm sure you'll be great !
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 03:56 AM   #232
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Merci Sebastien

J'adore Paris.

Ma mere est Parisienne...
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Old January 3rd, 2008, 03:46 PM   #233
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OK.

These are my main lenses.

16mm Zenitar f2.8
18mm Signma f1.8
28mm Nikon F2
35 Nikon F1.4
50mm Zeiss f1.4 and Zeiss Macro T2 and Nikon 50mm F1.4
85mm Zeiss f1.4
105 Nikon f2 DC
135 Vivitar f2.3
180 Nikon F2.8
I also have one Sigma zoom which I think is 28-70mm f2.8
Two f2.8 swing tilt lenses. One 50mm, one 85mm

Phil, of your above list of lenses you have for the letus extreme, which two are your favorite..... one for wide angle and one for zoom, Thanks
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Old January 4th, 2008, 02:37 AM   #234
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I guess the 20mm wide angle and 85mm Zeiss but you need a 50mm without a doubt
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Old January 4th, 2008, 04:51 PM   #235
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Hi Phil.

Which Letus Extreme do yo have - the one with 82mm thread + step-down ring or the 77mm for direct use with EX-1 ?

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Old January 4th, 2008, 05:14 PM   #236
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Which Letus Extreme do yo have - the one with 82mm thread + step-down ring or the 77mm for direct use with EX-1 ?

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I have the 77mm, much better than using step rings!
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Old January 7th, 2008, 04:19 PM   #237
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Hi Phil

I've been waiting for some user feedback on the EX and just found your thread. Stunning footage and editing, but as someone else said, you'd have probably made it look great if you had shot it on a DV palm-corder!

Like you, I also hate interlaced. In my career as a composer, I've been banging on for ten years to my directors telling them I preferred the 'look' of the Avid off-lines I worked with to the final on-line, and not really knowing why until I found out they threw away one field to save disk space!

Anyway, I'm cross-skilling to my other passion and doing camera and edit myself, currently 'making-do' with a Z1, and de-interlacing everything in FCP. Sure, it is a great camera, but I can't wait to get hold of an EX now.

I add my thanks to the others here for the amount of time and patience you have put into this thread. It has been extremely helpful.

BTW, if you ever want to release the Kew film and need original replacement music, I'd love to do it. Here is a link to a video of something I did for a movie I scored a couple of years ago.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nn_s1-l33p8
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Old January 7th, 2008, 05:41 PM   #238
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Cheers Ian

I know what you mean. When I used to cut on Avid it looked so much better with one field! So i just removed it anyway!

Annoyingly my website has had 3gb of traffic in past hour and my web hosts have closed my site fearing it was being targeted by web saboteurs!

I hope they put it back up. I paid for "unlimited bandwidth", doesn't look like I am getting it! I moved from .mac to them as my traffic suddenly went ballistic late November and since then it has been really high.
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Old January 8th, 2008, 03:08 AM   #239
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Ian. nice score. Reminded me of a cross of "Somewhere in time" and atonement. What was the feature?
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Thanks Steve. The movie was called THESE FOOLISH THINGS, by first-time writer/director Julia Taylor-Stanley. Had a super older cast as well, Lauren Bacal, Angelica Huston, Terence Stamp, Jos Ackland and others. She did too good a job for a first timer and got a Royal premiere, so the critics blasted her (unfairly). Beautifully shot by Gavin Finney. The music video was put together in FCP with some (de-interlaced) footage of me playing, shot by my son on the Z1.
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