Any suggestions on digital cameras and letus adapters
Posted 16 December 2008 - 08:44 PM
I'm a student looking to invest in a decent camera with a Letus adapter. I'm not going all out on an EX-3 or anything because I think i'll be better off spending a lot less and spending my money on a letus adapter. So my question is suggestions for cameras. If anybody seen a camera that has worked/looked really well with the adapters please let me know. Any help is appreciated.
Posted 16 December 2008 - 09:26 PM
Sorry if this wasn't the advice you wanted to hear but I think it's pretty good advice!
Posted 16 December 2008 - 09:28 PM
Posted 16 December 2008 - 09:46 PM
In the end though, although I own a letus, I find I shoot without it more often than not!
Posted 16 December 2008 - 09:53 PM
If you can live with 30p and don't need high FPS, maybe try a Canon 5D2. You get an awesome DSLR thrown in for free.
No offense, but, I think that is a terrible choice.
To me this sort of multi-tasking of equipment is just as bad as when they tried to play off 8mm movie cameras with a still exposure mode as making 8mm cameras all-in-one still and movie cameras.
Granted, a 5D2 has excellent resolution, but ergonomically, it'd be terrible, and you'd be stuck with Canon glass and still zooms.
Posted 16 December 2008 - 11:43 PM
Posted 23 December 2008 - 10:13 AM
I attached it to a set up I usually use with an HVX200. The Letus 35 and I've got a Sigma 24-70 constant 2.8mm. Chrosziel Mattebox and Cavision Follow Focus unit. All in all, the whole package is around $6000 but again, the camera is only $700 and can be swapped out with almost anything. That's the best way to go. Keep the camera cheap and replaceable cause they change too fast. Or buy a red. But expect to spend at least $6K even when using some low rent accessories. Chrosziels not bad but Cavision's the worst. Still, the follow focus has no more or less play than I've seen in rented Arri's.
Posted 25 December 2008 - 01:39 AM
If i had lots of cash I'd get a P+S with PL Mount.
We shot this spec with the P+S, PL MOUNT and ZEISS Super speeds.
P.S. we use a HVX 200 with FS100.