View Full Version : 35MM Adapter - What are my choices?
08-05-2007, 04:38 PM
So I'm seriously debating FINALLY getting around to getting a 35mm adapter.
I've pretty much ruled out making my own - I don't have the time.
So - my question is a very very basic one - What are my choices?
(I didn't see a list here, if I missed it I apologize) -
The ones I'm familiar with are:
RedRock Micro (M2)
Guerilla35 (is that even still being done?)
And obviously PS Tecnik - but I'm not spending that kind of money.
And I'm certain I'm missing quite a few.
So.. can you guys add to the list?
I'm not asking which is the 'best' etc etc
I'm just wondering what is out there that I might have missed, so I can take a look and hopefully figure out which one is 'best' for me.
I don't want to start a debate here - just a list.
I think those are the tried, tested and worthy adapters.
08-06-2007, 05:00 AM
After a lot of research and 2 tests (Redrock and Letus) i finally opted for the Letus35FE which seems to be way sharper than the others, it's easier to set up and it flips the image.
The people that use the non-filp say that dealing with the image upside down and backwards isn't a big deal but that alone sold me on the Letus. It also does a great job... unless you forget to turn on the vibrating motor... which I did a lot while testing the Letus. That makes for some grainy pictures.
Ryan E. Walters
08-06-2007, 06:00 AM
Having the image upside down is not a big deal for me- and I don't think that it should be a deal breaker by any means. It is definately more convienent, but since I use an external monitor anyway, I just mount it upside down, and I'm ready to go.
08-06-2007, 06:57 AM
to add, i think u need an external monitor if your shootin HD with any adapter.
08-06-2007, 07:59 AM
Thanks alot for the info guys.
08-06-2007, 12:28 PM
The go35 is good. though it has quirks, its still a solid adapter and produces VERY beautiful texture and color. its not for everyone, but it certainly holds a special place in my tool box.
08-06-2007, 12:42 PM
For the upside down thing: Dennis Wood's flip-unit is due out really soon. I am hoping to pick one up regardless of the light loss because flipping the image is becoming really annoying, to me.
Also, you can merely detach it in an instance where you need more light... etc.
As far as an external monitor: It's good to have, however I find myself doing just fine with the on-board LCD flipped as well. I can pull focus on that rather well and getting better at doing it.
Big pain in the butt is not being able to lock your focus! If it shifts a hair once you've focused on the screen down to the grain... you lose your focus! Arg!
Gaffers tape = Win.
08-06-2007, 03:18 PM
well yea man, gaff the focus down then Autofocus onto the grain again. then tun on the GG put on a lens, set to infinty, and hit autofocus a second time so it focuses exactly on the layer of the GG thats the sharpest. thats how you get sharp results.
08-06-2007, 04:45 PM
Yeah I JUST figured that one out. LoL. For some reason I thought the focus ring moved when you used AutoFocus, but it's the Zoom Ring that moves. Durr.
I got it now, and m'lovin' it.