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#1 Joshua Jackson

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 06:03 PM

If I have a super-16 k-3 and use a 35mm lens (like a Pentax Super-T, etc) will the image I see in the viewfinder be the image I get?? THanks for helping me in this confusion. :(
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#2 Michael Collier

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 08:59 PM

When I was looking to do a super 16 mod to my K3, I was told that there is little option for replacing the Ground Glass. That means any K3 with a s16 mod will likely not show you what your shooting. You'll see the right portion of the image, but the space that is reserved for sound tracks/2d perfs on normal 16 is now recording image, and your viewfinder will not show that. The top, bottom, and righthand frameline will be accurate, but the image will exend beyond the left side of the frame. If you can guess at 16x9 framing you should be alright. Other than that there might be some GG mod out there somewhere to show you the frame lines, but I haven't found it yet.

the GG you have is 4:3 yes? I assume thats how you got worried, since your not seeing the aspect ratio you'd expect from s16.
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#3 Sir Alvin Ekarma

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Posted 16 July 2007 - 09:50 PM

There's a "v" notch in the viewfinder that would be frame center in R16 so frame things off-center to the right of that and you should be okay. Still, you'll need to practice a bit to get a feel for the framing.
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