35mm adapter

I want one… So my HV20 footage looks like this, instead of like this. But getting a good one costs $700+lenses (sample footage). Building one from scratch is not easy, and it costs almost as much anyway. Ah… I hope Canon comes up with something like this soon.


Ivan wrote on October 14th, 2007 at 12:34 AM PST:

I looked at your links, and for me, this 35mm adaptor really puts the ‘film’ into ‘filmlook’. It makes a real huge difference. I found a youtube of a guy who hooked a macro lens on the adaptor, which makes it even more spectacular: in one shot from macro to long distance focus. Pretty amazing. Search on Youtube for mattduvall

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Eugenia wrote on October 14th, 2007 at 12:40 AM PST:

Yeah, I know what a 35mm adapter and a good lens can do… it’s just that it’s actually expensive, and a hassle. 😀

Most indie directors and music video clip directors who shoot with the “cheap” $5000 cameras are all using 35mm adapters. My HV20 can get one too, it’s just that I don’t think it’s worth it at this point.

Ivan wrote on October 14th, 2007 at 12:54 AM PST:

It would bring your music documentaries on a whole new level, if I may say so. I think in your position, the investment is wellworth. The lens could be used for still photography also, so it has double use. I wouldn’t build the adaptor myself, though. I read de pdf tutorial, and the parts cost a lot of money, and if you mess it up, which is likely when one needs to use superglue, you’ll lose a lot of money.
Doesn’t canon have a adaptor?

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Eugenia wrote on October 14th, 2007 at 12:58 AM PST:

Nope, Canon only offers EOS lenses compatibility with their highest end camera, the one that costs $8000. The rest of their semi-pro cameras, that range from $3000 to $6000 don’t have this support from Canon. Let alone their consumer cameras.

Now you understand why I am asking for a “consumer/semi-pro camera for artists”. Because there’s nothing like it, while in the photography world there is.

The reason I don’t want to buy a 35mm adapter is because sooner or later I will move to AVCHD, and that adapter mount might not work for that future camera, in which case it would go busted.

Ivan wrote on October 14th, 2007 at 1:14 AM PST:

Then you must look for a donkey, as we say in Belgium.

Ivan wrote on October 14th, 2007 at 1:14 AM PST:

A donkey that excretes gold…

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Brendan wrote on October 19th, 2007 at 8:47 AM PST:

How do you focus with one of these?

Dooes the autofocus of the videocam still work or do you manual focus the 35mm lens?


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