I read somewhere, a long time ago, that 35mm-adapters would not work properly on the DVX100E, because of it's inferior macro-focusing compared to the DVX100AE/BE. Is that true? Would a Letus35/M2/GO35 etc. work on my DVX100E?
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03-06-2006 09:33 AM
03-06-2006 11:13 AM
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I have the original DVX100 and built a DIY adapter using twocik23's instructions. I have had no problem focusing on the macro end to achieve the correct focus through the adapter.
03-06-2006 11:47 AM
Thanks for the post Jeb. Speaking of twocik's design, do you have any screen grabs or footage based on your set up? I've seen the original videos and screen grabs, but I wondered how your results fared. And what did you end up using as a GG?
03-06-2006 01:46 PM
I own the 100E and I built my 35mm of Twock's design. I have had to find a work around as the the marco is a little more unruly. Instead of Z77 I am more like Z63 to get a macro of 7.____
03-06-2006 02:03 PM
What macro did you use? I'm not quite sure about the last part of your post. Do you mean you're using a +7 macro? Sorry for my ignorance.
03-06-2006 02:28 PM
No, what I should of said is at Z64 I can only get the Manual Focus down to 09. Now when I am at Z63 I can only dial down to MF05. This should be noted for 100E owners as it can be a little frustrating at first, if your are using the 72mm to 58mm step down Z63 is the limit...at least for me as I am less likely to have issues in post.
I am using twocks design and dual +10 macros, my lens is the Canon 50mm f1.4. At first I thought it was me then I got tipped off about the inferior focus issue. I don't know how to post pics here but here's a link to my blog showing the 35mm attached w/ a few screen grabs.
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03-06-2006 02:38 PM
Thanks for the additional info. Is it necessary to use two of the +10 macros? Just curious about this. I'm thinking that using two cuts the distance you have to zoom in. Is that right? How does it impact the image, as there is more glass for the image to go through?
03-06-2006 02:46 PM
Mike Dawson and twiock say yes! I haven't tried w/o both. Edwierdo also says if you put a +4 macro before the Dual +10 macros it creates less focusing distance? fix me if I am wrong Edwierdo.
I went with the G35/Dawson/Twiock/put your name here design. It's small and compact. I don't need rails although it's prolly a good idea since I want to put a focus follow on it. But I think I am going to put together a parts list to build Jarred's ghetto flo's...got any more questions just ask.____
03-06-2006 02:55 PM
I think Ed uses the +4 and then a +10 macro, but he may use two. I've been following his plans rather closely and from what I can tell he just uses one +10 and one +4. Anyway, I'll try it out with one and then order another if necessary. Right now I'm just waiting for parts to arrive.
Maybe you missed it earlier, but what did you use as a GG? How big is the "grain issue" on the GG you used? I'm just curious as I am really trying to keep expectations low. Don't want to get myself all worked up and then be disappointed with the results.