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  • Azmyth
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    I'm looking for a good middle ground.

    Thought about getting the Jag35e

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  • nantnee
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    imo, the G35 has the best bokeh rendition of all the 35mm adapters. Paradoxically, what makes this adapter a good bokeh rendition 35mm adapter is also what makes a bad 35mm adapter. This is due to the amount of light loss this adapter (G35) amounts to. 1.4 stops is a lot of when you take into consideration the lens you'll be using, the adapter, and the camcorder lens.

    For instance, a camcorder (average, give or take) will have about 1.6-2.0 stops. Add this to the 35mm lens which (reasonably priced) is 1.4 - 2. Right now, at max f-stops, is 4. Add this amount to the 35mm adapter (in this case, the G35), 1.4 and you get 5.4 stops of light loss. This isn't a big deal unless you're using practical lighting at night, or for that matter, very little lighting. Shooting at night isn't a good choice unless you own your own equipment, or there is plenty of lighting in that part of town.

    I do think the G35 has the best bokeh rendition, but it comes at price.

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  • Huy Vu
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    No, they're not useless, just VERY difficult to get right. Static adapter actually has the advantage of being bulletproof; you will never have a motor fail on you, never forget to turn the power on, and there is no shutterspeed limit since the GG isn't moving. Of course getting a fine enough grain structure for it to be usable is very tough, especially in HD, which is why the G35 is the only commercial static model that I know of.

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  • Azmyth
    started a topic are static adapters useless?

    are static adapters useless?

    Just curious as if anyone would actually use a static adapter on a shoot.
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