View Full Version : home made 35mm with A1

12-14-2006, 12:28 PM
this was a test with a 35mm adpt. and canon A1,

was very angry because my screen was misaligned


12-14-2006, 01:37 PM
Dude, I don't mean to rain on your parade. I'm a REALLY big endorser of ANY DIY. But you can see A LOT of grain and some nasty barrel distortion. But I think that once you fix these 2 issue you'll have nice adapter there. How much light do you lose?

12-14-2006, 03:03 PM
yups, your not raining on my parade - i expected it.

I want the grain - basically I love the screen. super 8ish.
in the vid, there was a moment when i turn on and off the vibrating motor to show the difference in grain when moving and not moving.

I used nikon d, beattie, canon eos, and i like this new screen better. It gives it such a nasty grainy feel.

just perference... on lots of light lost but no hotspots


12-14-2006, 05:30 PM
I watched this earlier on my HD TV and thought it totally nailed a 8/super8 look. One thing for sure, it did NOT look like video :)

I don't know if I'd shoot a project with it... but I actually liked it.

12-14-2006, 05:42 PM
thanks phil,

that high contrasty- bleach bypass look is what we are looking towards this experimental short we have. we also have the nikon and canon eos if grain get to much in the way


Jay Rodriguez
12-14-2006, 06:09 PM
oh yeah, that's super8 all the way.... also the adapter is really noticeable.

12-14-2006, 10:27 PM
In that case, congratulations :D I really wish I wasn't such a disaster building stuff by my self. My shot at a 35mm adapter would propably involve nailing one of my nikons to the A1 with a nail gun ;-)

Jay Rodriguez
12-15-2006, 01:28 PM
ditto, lol

12-18-2006, 10:07 AM
Guys -

If you're afraid of tools, please remember gaffer's tape can truly do wonders. You can even stick DIY 35mm adapter together with that. If you need extra motivation, think about builders of the Great Pyramid :)