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phrick
07-26-2004, 02:44 AM
Has anybody tried building their own Mini-35 video camera adapter? If so, could you please share your experiences.
I'm thinking of building one myself and I'd love to hear some thoughts from you. Please post hyperlinks to related sites if you have any.

If you don't know what I'm talking about, check these links out.

www.mini35.com
www.de-interlaced.net/mini35

alblil
07-26-2004, 03:50 AM
im not sure what you are asking but im almost sure i could help.

Trawler
07-26-2004, 08:20 AM
Wow, those links look pretty cool. But doesn't a Neutral Density filter work pretty well too? In the past I've just slapped on a couple of ND filters, allowing me to open the aperture up wide and that can give a pretty shallow depth of field.

sbrandt
07-26-2004, 02:34 PM
Go here for do-it-yourself instructions:
http://ideaspora.net/aldu35/

Review of a Pro-built device:
http://www.dvxuser.com/articles/mini35/

I hope this is what you're looking for. Bra lycka with these links!


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sbrandt
07-27-2004, 04:54 PM
Here's a more simple approach:
http://home.austin.rr.com/aqua99/adapter/



Here's a homemade MINI35 kit based around a Nikon F-2 and a Canon XM-2/GL-2. They removed the viewfinder to shoot the image directly on the focusing screen. It's possible with the F-2 and some other 35mm SLR cameras.
www.marlathemovie.com/bonus/mo014.jpg

www.marlathemovie.com/bonus/justfacts.pdf

It seems to work quite well.
www.marlathemovie.com/stills/011.jpg




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sbrandt
07-28-2004, 02:02 PM
And another...

http://www.blindcat.de/index.php?page=dv35genglish&title=DV35g%20-%20A%2035m

phrick
12-21-2004, 10:05 AM
Wooops.. I totally forgot about this thread -- until now. Sorry! :)

Thanks a lot for the great links guys!

The results of Blindcat's adapter are nothing but stunning. Hardly no grain at all.

I haven't yet started building something on my own. But I'm probably going to shoot through the viewfinder of a Nikon F3. (It's going to be quite grainy, but I'll give it a shot anyway).


Thanks guys!


(SBrandt - Bra lycka to you too ;))