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    Getting a "Film" look on Video

    Hi All

    After many requests I built myself an adapter to be able to use standard 35mm still camera lenses with my camcorder as I was really tired of never being able to get a small enough depth of field on closeups!! My little adapter cost me $30 to make (Ok, I bought the lenses on eBay cheap) but it's still worth having one of these if you want a film look on your video.
    It works remarkably well!!! I have a pic and some footage on the link below

    http://www.softweigh.com/video/diy.html

    If anyone has questions I'll be happy to help avoid all the mistakes I made!!!

    Anyone else use one of these????

    Chris

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    That is amazing Chris, great work !
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    Hi Chris,

    That is really amazing. Do you notice that your camera is less sensitive to light with the adapter on?



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    Hi All

    After many requests I built myself an adapter to be able to use standard 35mm still camera lenses with my camcorder as I was really tired of never being able to get a small enough depth of field on closeups!! My little adapter cost me $30 to make (Ok, I bought the lenses on eBay cheap) but it's still worth having one of these if you want a film look on your video.
    It works remarkably well!!! I have a pic and some footage on the link below

    http://www.softweigh.com/video/diy.html

    If anyone has questions I'll be happy to help avoid all the mistakes I made!!!

    Anyone else use one of these????

    Chris

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    Hi Joel

    Yes, there is obviously light loss with the unit as you are going thru another lens! However if you are looking for depth of field you would be filming in adequate light anyway or at least you should be!!
    If you are shooting video you really should be using adequate lighting when you can. People are often fooled into thinking that a camcorder with a "1 lux" rating produces a sharp professional image at 1 lux!!! If you look at most camcorders they give a "Minimum Illumination" spec and it's in the order of 1400 lux!!! TV studios don't have huge banks of lights just for show.
    I really don't see a problem with the light loss with the adapter because I always have plenty of light, regardless where I'm filming

    Chris

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    Johnson Nguyen
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    Jesus Christ! That looks amazing. Thanks for the information. The whole thing doesn't put a strain on your back or anything Chris?

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