Letus Lens adapters
Posted 15 April 2009 - 09:48 PM
Posted 15 April 2009 - 10:00 PM
Some of the biggest issues with them are such:
1) Backfocus drift (the focus between the ground glass and the recording camera) can change and must be checked.
2) Makes the camera awkward and off balanced for the most part (Movietube is an exception to this)
3) Using still lenses often means making comprimises in mechanical design, edge to edge sharpness, and chromatic abborhations (as well as inconsistent stops across lenses)
4) Limited F-Stop range. You pretty much have to shoot wide open on MOST adapters or else you'll see the pattern of the ground glass.
5) Focusing is a a bit cumbersome
6) They will take away light meaning you need more light (some take far less than others).
7) You only get shallow depth of field. (see above)
That being said, they are nice they
Soften the image and make it often more pleasing.
Allow you to get shallow Depth of Field more easily
Can take cine lenses and then follow focus etc and can be used well
Tend to give a project a certain look which is often desirable.
Help hide less than perfect locations
They are certainly usable and people use them often. I have my own Letus. I like it sometimes, hate it other times. You have to ask yourself if you NEED it and whether it helps tell the story or adds a visual you want for the story. If it does, well then give it a go. You can always take it off of the camera if you don't want it.
Posted 12 July 2009 - 08:11 PM
I have the Letus Ultimate and Letus Elite... Both with all Lense mounts including PL mount, and the ROD SYSTEM needed for your camera.
These adapters only have a light loss of 1/2 stop. They are the best in the market.
JOEL DEUTSCH, SOC
Director of Photography / Cam Op
Local 600, IATSE
Posted 31 August 2009 - 02:03 PM
Posted 31 August 2009 - 02:04 PM
Posted 31 August 2009 - 02:05 PM