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#1 lumisphere

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Posted 28 January 2006 - 08:51 PM

Has anyone actually tried this mount. check it http://www.xl1soluti...om/ADAPTERS.htm

It seem like a good deal considering the mini 35mm is ureal for cost.

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#2 Thomas Worth

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Posted 29 January 2006 - 12:07 AM

Has anyone actually tried this mount. check it http://www.xl1soluti...om/ADAPTERS.htm

It seem like a good deal considering the mini 35mm is ureal for cost.

This won't achieve the same effect the Mini35 does. All this does is let you physically attach a 35mm format lens to the camera to shoot at typical 35mm format focal lengths (i.e. 18, 25, 35, 50, 85). You will get the same depth of field as the 35mm format, sure, but you will NOT get the same field of view since the only the very center part of the image is being recorded. This is where the Mini35 comes in. In a nutshell, it allows the camcorder to record the entire image the lens is projecting. This is not possible with only the camera and a PL mount lens.

The same exact effect can be accomplished by setting the zoom lens of the XL1 to the same focal length as the PL mount lens (i.e. 50mm). You will get the same depth of field, but again the image will be "zoomed in" quite a bit -- much more than it would be if it were a real 35mm motion picture camera. This is why 35mm or 50mm is considered a "normal" field a view in 35mm motion picture terms but considered "telephoto" on a 1/3" video camera.

Here's a diagram I made showing what is seen by the 35mm academy format, and what is seen by the 1/3 format using lenses of the same focal length:

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#3 Mr. Shannon W. Rawls

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 10:14 AM

Excellent answer Thomas...and that's a superb visual aid.

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Posted 30 January 2006 - 05:44 PM

Thomas,

May I have permission to re-post your image elsewhere. It's a great visual aid for those that would like to know.

Also, I think this only works for 35mm lenses. The XL1SOLUTIONS adapter in question is for using 16mm lenses. I beleive the zoom becomes only 2x for 16mm straight adapter/lens instead of 7x like it does with 35mm straight adapter/lens.

Do you have a visual aid we can see for 16mm lens adapter & lens?

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