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mysteries behind working with Pro 35 adapter


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#1 iga wrotek

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 05:02 AM

Hi
I just was helping a friend on the set, where he shot on F23 and pro35
and I loved the image.
I have never had any expirience with pro35 before. And want to use it for an upcoming project I'm going to shoot myself. It will be landscapes, and images of cities as well. I desire that shallow DOF look.

I wander what is Your expirience with PRO35?
Please share.

Is there anything one should be aware of?

What types of other adapters are there?
What lenses are best to use with.

Of course my project has limited budget so I will be searching for cheeper options.

greetings

iga
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#2 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 07:18 AM

All of these lens adaptors do have a certain something... the look is not unpleasant.

Downsides include:

- Loss of resolution due to the groundglass and quality of any intermediate optics
- Loss of light
- Physical unwieldiness and labour-intensive complexity
- Requires expensive lenses
- Requires an expensive focus puller
- Grain due to groundglass

The main thing is to remember you have two sets of focus to get right - the adaptor to the camera, and the lens to the scene. Adjusting backfocus on the adaptor, as well as any intermediate lens on a consumer level camera, is something you will need to do at least every lens change if not every few takes.

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#3 Saul Rodgar

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 10:15 AM

35mm adapters, god's gift to film makers:

http://videopia.org/...t/view/189/231/
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