35mm Adaptor for PMW-EX3
Posted 05 March 2009 - 09:58 AM
Posted 05 March 2009 - 12:01 PM
Granted 1/2" chips aren't the same beast as 1/3" you normally find, and I've gotten good DoF on my EX1 w/o my letus, but were I to really strive for something 35mm like, I'd probably recommend a Letus Ultimate on the EX3 or the Movietube which is incredibly expensive but very much so worth it.
Posted 05 March 2009 - 06:38 PM
Most of the time, however, I think you'll get better results from one of the converter units.
Not to hijack the thread, but Adrian, what do think are the selling points of the Letus Ultimate? If you were renting, would you choose it over a P+S unit?
Posted 05 March 2009 - 07:43 PM
I for one like the Ground Glass adapters as it adds just a bit of diffusion to the image, which can help HD look a little less harsh, on occasion.
That being said, for the most part, the adapters are more trouble than they're worth. I own the letus, but I only use it when I know I'll be under controlled situations/settings. If anything I rent it out as a piece of kit far more than I use it myself (which I can't complain about it's already almost paid for itself!)
Posted 05 March 2009 - 08:06 PM
That being said, for the most part, the adapters are more trouble than they're worth.
Thats too true - sometimes they can be a real headache.
Do you find with your Letus you sometimes get this weird black hair-line around objects and bokeh?
Posted 05 March 2009 - 08:21 PM
Posted 06 March 2009 - 02:36 AM
I AC'd on a short last year where we started with the Extreme, switched to the Ultimate (which died on us), then switched back to the Extreme. The built-in backfocus ring on the Ultimate is very nice, much better than the four hex screws on the Extreme that you have to loosen, move the barrel back and forth, then retighten. The Ultimate still has a little rubber band that moves the ground glass and if that breaks (as ours did) then you're screwed, as the unit needs to be shipped back to Letus unless the rental house has spares. I don't know how often this happens but for $5000 you'd think they'd build something more robust. The P+S is more solid and reliable IMO.
... what do think are the selling points of the Letus Ultimate? If you were renting, would you choose it over a P+S unit?