View Full Version : HVX200 and the RedRock M2!

Steve Shovlar
12-11-2005, 01:32 PM

The perfect indie kit!:thumbsup:

12-11-2005, 01:41 PM

The perfect indie kit!:thumbsup:
Great! Looking forward to put them together next year.



J.R. Hudson
12-11-2005, 01:48 PM
Has anyone ever considered mounting those things inverted or at an angle to limit the length?

What a beast! (I bet the imagery will be mind blowing though)

12-11-2005, 01:51 PM
Yes, please!

I think that's just what I'm looking for.

12-11-2005, 02:10 PM
Cool :D


12-11-2005, 03:36 PM
Do those adapters work well with the handheld stabilizers? The images are badass, but I just can't stay on a tripod for a whole shoot.

12-11-2005, 03:42 PM
Its a beauty. The footage looked very impressive with the DVX so I can
imagine the results with the HVX.
Can't wait.

12-11-2005, 03:46 PM
What is the difference between that and the one for the DVX?

12-11-2005, 03:57 PM
there's no difference. Redrock only makes one adapter (the micro35) that should fit with all DV, HDV, and HD camera. You only need the appropriate adapter ring. The default ring is 72mm, which fits with the DVX but not with the HVX. You need a 82mm to 72mm stepdown ring to make it fit. Also, some people wrongly refer the adapter as the M2 or M3. M2 and M3 are only different "ground glass" (or Image Element as they call it, since it is not actually made in glass) for the micro35.

12-11-2005, 05:18 PM
I think the actual lens adapter is called the M2 now also. M1/M2/M3 also refers to the ground glass versions. Micro35 was too class to Mini35 so they changed it.


12-11-2005, 05:47 PM
Has anyone use these lens adapters before? How well do they work in production and are they easy to use?

12-11-2005, 06:31 PM
we need a forum jsut for 35mm lens adapters...or at least and FAQ

Steve Shovlar
12-12-2005, 12:55 AM
I have an M2 and they work superbly. But don't expect to just attach your camera to it and get a Hollywood movie. It takes practice, practice practice, and a lot of time before you feel totally comfortable using it and to be able to get the best results out of it.

Using low stops the depth of field is phenominal, but remember if you are shooting talent and they move about, it's almost impossible to keep focus on them if they miss their marks and you are on 2.8 or lower.

The new M3 glass is superb. i have been testing it for a week now and there is no ghosting whatsoever. Seems to be the best GG of the lot.

As for image stabilizer shots, its best to have it turned off on a tripod. I use it turned on when hand held, but remember, it can get to be quite a heavy bit of kit, with the camera, rods, M2, follow focus, lens and matte box.

12-12-2005, 02:27 PM
But, heaviness aside, it does operate on a stabilizer and tripod and whatnot? I mean, it's pretty much an attachment to the camera and isn't going to fall off if i move it?