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#1 Daniel Hueque

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 08:43 PM

I hope I'm posting this in the right place.

My friend has a Canon Vixia HF 100 and is interested in getting a 35mm adaptor for it. I've seen people on these boards recommend Letus, Redrock, etc., which is what I recommended to him. He searched around on the internet and found this company: www.miny.tv

They appear to sell more affordable 35mm adaptors for about $300. My question is, does anyone have any experience with this company/adaptor? If so, is it worth buying, and will it fit his camera (I found a list of cameras it is compatible with, and I think I saw his on there, but the instead of saying Vixia HF 100 it says something else HF 100), etc? Or is this site a scam, or is the product not worth $300 etc. Any additional information about this would help. I just want to make sure it isn't garbage before he makes the purchase.

And if the miny adaptor is no good I'll try to talk him into buying a RNG instead.

Thanks a lot for reading.

Edited by Daniel Hueque, 20 April 2009 - 08:44 PM.

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#2 Daniel Hueque

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Posted 20 April 2009 - 09:22 PM

Ok, it appears the company is based in Turkey. And seeing how we live in the states, I'm thinking this transaction might be a bad idea right off the bat. Please let me know if I'm wrong about this.
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Posted 21 April 2009 - 01:11 AM

I wouldn't bother. There's so much vignetting on those clips and it wasn't even shot with a very wide lens.

Stick with the Letus, it's the only one worth buying in my opinion. Either way, you get what you pay for.
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#4 Daniel Hueque

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Posted 21 April 2009 - 01:36 AM

Yeah, I was kind of hesitant from the beginning, but it looks more and more like it's not going to be worth the money. Thanks for checking it out for me. I looked at the footage on the site but wouldn't know if the quality is good or not. I'd feel better buying a more expensive one from an established company. It was my friend's money though so I thought I'd ask for him.
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