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Old January 27th, 2007, 11:24 PM   #16
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The only three things you "need" are the achromat, brevis and a lens. Well, on the Z1 you will need a spacer. Dennis sells those too and I think they are about 20 bones.

As far as lenses, you don't need them all. Start with a 50mm 1.4 then maybe an 85mm 1.4. Then from there it depends on what you shoot most. If you are typically farther away pick up a 135 maybe. 200-300 even. If you are shooting in tight spots or need a wider image go with something wider/smaller. I'm getting ready to pick this up for some special shots http://www.nikonusa.com/template.php...productNr=1910. Typically you would want a few lenses for a complete kit. Versatility is key. I also have a 35-70 zoom lens that I can use if the others don't quite fit the bill.

Keep in mind I highly recommend getting the rails support also. It's not "necessary" unless you have some big/heavy lenses. I use mine even with the small ones.

And like Chris said, the brevis will mount directly to your Z1 because it has a 72mm filter thread. The V1 will need a step down ring.

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Old February 13th, 2007, 07:47 AM   #17
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i am about to order the brevis for my Z1.
I also will buy a new fotocamera soon. What is a smart decision? Should I get me a Canon eos400d with extra lenses or a nikon d70 with exxtra lenses?
It seems smart to be able to use the lenses on both the fotocamera AND the Z1. any advice ?
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Old February 13th, 2007, 08:12 AM   #18
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older nikon glass will work on your new nikon dslr.... but canon you'll need to stay with the new ef len's.... the ef lens will not stop down without tricks.... the nikon will manually stop down....

You'll want fast len's for the DOF adaptor... like f2 and under.

most go for a 50mm f1.4 to start.

zooms ussually have vignetting probs on DOF's.

Philip Blooms done alot of testing over on the alt imaging threads... check it out....
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