View Full Version : M2 Lens adapter!
03-11-2009, 01:07 AM
The M2 adapter is aconfusing issue to me. Does it not have a flipped image? If the image is flipped, then what does one need to add to unflip it and what does that mean in terms of image quality as compared to the Letus or GBlade?
03-11-2009, 06:33 AM
Perusing redrock's website even briefly would probably answer all your questions, but...
The basic M2 box, like any basic lens adapter, has the video camera filming an upside down image projected on some ground glass. So Redrock, like many adapter manufacturers, later developed an accessory to flip the image around optically. This allows you to view it normally in the viewfinder without any tricks, process it normally in post without the time involved to flip it, etc. Redrock's accessory to do this is called the MicroX.
So an M2/MicroX package would present an upright image to your video camera.
Since ground glass (for forming the image from the 35mm lens) and prisms (for flipping the image around the right way) are common to most adapter designs, it doesn't "mean" anything inherently about image quality. You need to decide that based on the results you or others get with the actual complete setups.
03-11-2009, 06:46 AM
Well... ahum... what are the results for those who have tried it?
03-11-2009, 06:58 AM
Seriously, most of the questions you've started threads about you could have answered yourself for the most part in one day with some research, and use of the search feature on this site.
The people here are all more than willing to help out, but you can't expect everyone to do all the work for you, conveniently gathering the info up.
On here, and on vimeo, and youtube, and on the manufacturer's sites, you can find endless example footage of what adapter looks like what on which camera in whose hands under what lighting. plus endless threads of their opinions about it.
03-12-2009, 05:01 PM
Welcome back Jujufactory!
A different screen name doesn't change the nature of your posts.