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Kevin Schaefer November 27th, 2007 12:08 PM

35mm Lens Adaptors for HVX
 
I am interested in getting a 35mm Lens Adaptor for my HVX. I have noticed that there are many out on the market. I thought that I was pretty much sold on the redrocks version but now I am puzzled again. I just was reading about the Letus which flips the image. I also do have a crazy draw to the Mini 35 because it is a german design (and i do love the german technology) the think the only thing that is holding me back is the price of that one. I would love to hear some feedback from people who have some experience with these adaptors. Most of them do the same thing so which one should I choose? I want the one that kills the least amount of light. Please help.

Ben Winter November 27th, 2007 01:41 PM

The Brevis would be your option. It has switchable focusing screens that allow you to customize the amount of light you're willing to lose in return for a more film-like image. While the Mini35 is a great german-designed product, the Brevis is a tank as well. At the very least, consider the SGpro over the M2. The redrock design is outdated and overpriced compared to what's already out there.

The letus does flip the image but at the cost of more light loss.

Should you eventually decide that you wish to flip the image with a mirror system, the makers of the Brevis (cinevate) are preparing to release a modular addition that can be attached and removed as desired.

I've owned two versions of the Letus, made three of my own, and now I own the Brevis and I couldn't be happier with it.

My runner-up choice would be the SGpro but the wait time is long, and it does not offer switchable diffusion material.

My recommendation to you is the Brevis with CF1L diffusion screen.

Barry Green November 27th, 2007 01:48 PM

The Letus rocks the house, it's a fantastic adapter with a build quality that matches the mini35 and image clarity that spanks the mini35. Spanks it. Plus it's right-side-up, has extraordinarily light transmission qualities (I've verified it loses 0.5 stops even though it's right-side-up) and has perfect edge-to-edge sharpness and even edge-to-edge illumination, something I've never seen other adapters even approach.

You'll get many opinions on many different adapters, I'm sure, but the Letus Extreme is in a class above and beyond the others in my opinion, when you factor in that it's right-side-up, has extremely good light performance, is razor sharp, has excellent build quality, and costs about as same as the other upside-down adapters.

Dan Brockett November 27th, 2007 06:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Barry Green (Post 782905)
The Letus rocks the house, it's a fantastic adapter with a build quality that matches the mini35 and image clarity that spanks the mini35. Spanks it. Plus it's right-side-up, has extraordinarily light transmission qualities (I've verified it loses 0.5 stops even though it's right-side-up) and has perfect edge-to-edge sharpness and even edge-to-edge illumination, something I've never seen other adapters even approach.

You'll get many opinions on many different adapters, I'm sure, but the Letus Extreme is in a class above and beyond the others in my opinion, when you factor in that it's right-side-up, has extremely good light performance, is razor sharp, has excellent build quality, and costs about as same as the other upside-down adapters.

I, along with Barry, and largely because of Barry's enthusiasm about it, bought the Letus Extreme. It is a great piece of equipment. I almost bought the Brevis, which I also think is an excellent piece of gear but at the time I was ready to order, Cinevate had not yet announced the Brevis flip module so the Letus was "it" as far as being a right-side up adapter that was affordable.

I am very happy with the Letus so far. The SGPro also has a lot of fans but does not yet have a flip module available.

Best,

Dan

Kevin Schaefer November 27th, 2007 06:26 PM

thanks so much for the info

Leonard Levy November 27th, 2007 07:06 PM

All have pros and cons in my experience:

http://www.dvxuser.com/V6/showthread.php?t=116755


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