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Old April 16th, 2010, 07:01 PM   #1
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Need EX3 to Nikon adapter fast

I need to obtain an adapter for the EX3 to Nikon lenses (from Mike Tapa or anyone) within the next few days. Unfortunately, the volcano makes it impossible to order from England. Can someone suggest an outlet in the US that carries these?
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Old April 16th, 2010, 07:13 PM   #2
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Here you go. In stock and ready to ship on Monday.

Adaptimax Plus - Nikon Lens Adapter
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Old May 28th, 2010, 04:41 PM   #3
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When you gunna make one of these for Canon lenses? Seriously. Please.
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Old May 28th, 2010, 09:35 PM   #4
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Brett,

Vortex Media has no plans to offer a Canon adapter because it would be impossible to change the aperture during shooting. Because of the way Canon designs their lenses you would only be able to change the iris of the lens by taking it off the EX3 . . . mounting it on an SLR . . .changing the f-stop . . . and then putting it back on the EX3. You'd have to do that every time you wanted to change the iris, which would be dozens or hundreds of times during a day's shooting -- and whether you get the aperture right or not at any given time would be hit or miss.

As you know, iris is the only correct way to set exposure on a video camera because changing the shutter speed can have unwanted side effects with motion blur and strobing.
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Old May 29th, 2010, 09:03 AM   #5
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Mike Tapa told me a couple of months ago that he was working on a Canon EF adapter which would hvae an electronic interface to allow aperture adjustment.... how that would work, I have no idea. (maybe a knob on the side of the adapter?) He said that they had already sacrificed one Canon DSLR in the process, but were going to forge ahead. I'm still holding out hope that this may be possible one day.....

hey, aren't you supposed to be on your way up here to MT by now?

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Old May 29th, 2010, 09:43 PM   #6
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Hey Derek,

Speak of the devil, I just pulled into Montana today and sent you an email about 10 minutes ago. Tagged any bears yet? Unfortunately, it doesn't look like I'm going to get up to your neck of the woods. Glacier NP will have to wait for another day, Yellowstone is my priority right now.
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Old May 30th, 2010, 09:02 PM   #7
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Hope the weather improves for you, they had snow down there on Friday.
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Old May 30th, 2010, 09:51 PM   #8
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Harry,

I just rolled into West Yellowstone about an hour ago and the skies look great. Partly cloudy and a little rain or snow is exactly what I want this week. Hope it works out.
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Old May 31st, 2010, 12:23 AM   #9
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Have fun Doug, get some shots of Yogi Bear and Boo Boo for me.
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Old May 31st, 2010, 12:33 AM   #10
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I'd like to hear about the differences pros/cons of each the Adaptimax Plus and MTF (Mike Tapa's) adapters? Which I'm trying to decide which one to get to use with my EX3.

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Old May 31st, 2010, 05:38 AM   #11
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I just rolled into West Yellowstone about an hour ago and the skies look great. Partly cloudy and a little rain or snow is exactly what I want this week. Hope it works out.
I want to get some early morning stuff around 'Artists Point' so I am holding out for a little more sunshine. Good luck with your project.
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 11:17 PM   #12
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We are very proud of our adaptors and every one of them is hand finished to the highest possible standards. You would not be disappointed. Vortex Media sell our range of products to many satisfied customers in the USA. And it's the only product they stock that they don't make themselves.
We love the Adaptimax products. Great quality and their built like tanks. I can't imagine why anyone with an EX3 wouldn't have one, even if it meant going out and buying a Nikon lens or two to go with it.
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 11:20 PM   #13
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I want to get some early morning stuff around 'Artists Point' so I am holding out for a little more sunshine. Good luck with your project.
Harry, you missed some incredible light at Artists Point yesterday when the storm broke. The weather has been 50% rainy all week, but the times when it is not raining have been amazing. I've shot at Yellowstone several times but I don't think I've have had a week that was even 1/2 as productive as this one.
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Old June 3rd, 2010, 11:46 PM   #14
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Garrett, I have one of Mike Tapa's adapters. Very good no complaints. It does as advertised. The Adaptamax however allows you to use the newer Nikon lens that don't have the external aperture rings. You dial in your iris with the set screw on the Adaptamax adapter. It's a brilliant and simple (mechanical solution). I have a bunch of old Nikon lens so the simple adapter worked for me but most people have one or more of the newer lenses that don't have the external iris rings.
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Old June 4th, 2010, 01:47 AM   #15
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Wrong info Andrew

Hello Andrew,
I would like to correct you in this if I may please. Mike does an excellent job with his adapters and he was first to make an adapter for the new Nikon G and DX lenses. You maybe have purchased one of the first adapters he made for EX3 and never look back for whatever your reasons are, but, please look at the link below and if you have a Nikon G or DX in your case, my advise is to get one.
The worlds first Nikon G to Sony PMW-EX3 Adaptor

Regarding Adaptimax- look at the design... this Frankenstein bolt and inside of the adapter painted red or blue, that's just not photography/cinematography.... it's just....
my $.02c
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