HVX+MINI35+GYRO+LightZOOM+ZOOM CONTROL+WIRELESS FOLLOW FOCUS+MONITOR
Posted 07 March 2007 - 06:28 PM
Posted 07 March 2007 - 07:03 PM
Is it to much to ask for?
It sounds like another Rube Goldberg contraption in the making.
For all the weight, acessories, optical compromises and bizarre ergonomics/rigging involved, you're better off looking for a simpler solution (i.e. a different camera). Assuming you would have to rent at least some of the gear, put that money toward renting an HDX-900 or Varicam with a good ENG/HD zoom. That's the kind of thing they're designed for.
How fast is this "lightweight cine zoom" anyway? If it's not at least a T/2.8 you're not getting much advantage from the 35 adapter anyway.
Posted 07 March 2007 - 07:42 PM
Posted 07 March 2007 - 09:09 PM
There may be less expensive zooms to use with the Varicam than the Zeiss though, that open up as much or more. Remember, the Pro35 adapter is reducing your contrast and resolution, so you don't need the pristine sharpness and contrast of the Zeiss glass to match. Look at Canon and Fujinon zooms -- they make a variety of good lenses that will probably give you the focal range and speed you need.
I suggested an ENG-style lens for handheld because it bypasses the need for separate zoom and focus motors. The operator does the focus pulling if he's up to the task. It just depends on the nature of your shoot.
Posted 07 March 2007 - 09:32 PM
Posted 07 March 2007 - 10:04 PM
Posted 08 March 2007 - 05:11 PM