HVX200 Mini35 locking?
Posted 22 October 2008 - 12:59 PM
I was 1sting on a lo-budget music video gig and we were using mini35 on HVX200.
I wasn't given a time to prep the equipment so I just followed the DP's instructions. HVX and mini35 were already assembled. So I just set the back focus and checked a couple of lenses we were gonna use heavily.
I noticed HVX wasn't securely locked into the mini35 relay lens. So I disassembled the whole thing but there's no locking system on the relay lens, so I just let it sit tight and tried not to touch the camera as much as possible. The DP said it's just the way it is, but I didn't feel comfortable at all. I was constantly in the fear of the camera sifting slightly without being noticed and mess up with the back focus. Is this the case of this HVX with mini35 combo? I just want to know for the future.
Posted 22 October 2008 - 02:40 PM
Posted 23 October 2008 - 12:47 PM
Glad to know nothing was wrong with the kit on that gig. I wish the relay lens can lock on to front of the HVX lens... I wonder why ps technik didn't design the adaptor the way it locks to the camera securely. It seems to be a design flaw to me...
Posted 03 February 2009 - 04:50 AM
I wonder why ps technik didn't design the adaptor the way it locks to the camera securely. It seems to be a design flaw to me...
They did, it actually screws onto the filter thread of the HVX. But you still have to check back focus during temperature changes. Usually just by a digit or two on the camera's focus number.