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Joseph Colombatto
Letus Adapters
on Mar 31, 2011 at 4:45:18 pm

I am presently shooting with the Sony EX3 and would like a
shallower depth of field (like everybody and their brother!)
So, I'm strongly considering the Letus Adapter, and would like
to know (from an image stand point), what is the biggest difference
between the Letus Ultimate and the Letus Elite? (Besides the
What am I getting for the extra 2K?
Secondly, once the Letus is attached, what lense would you recommend?
I'd like to get a zoom, (maybe a 25-85 range), and I am told to get a
constant 2.8 speed.
What make and model would you recommend?
And finally, once this zoom lense is attached to the Letus, what am
I seeing in the viewfinder? I understand the Letus stops the picture down half a stop, but what I'm seeing in the view that what I'm getting?
Thanks a bunch.
Moo On.
I understand, that although the EX3 can take interchangeable lenses,
it doesn't have the Sensor strenght (or size) to create the shallow depth thru a 35mm SLR lense without the adapter.
Is Sony making a lense (or anyone else) which might create a shallow depth of filed without having to attach the adapter?

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Craig Seeman
Re: Letus Adapters
on Mar 31, 2011 at 5:31:32 pm

[Joseph Colombatto] "Is Sony making a lense (or anyone else) which might create a shallow depth of filed without having to attach the adapter?"

No, they're making the cameras. Sony EX F3 and Sony NXCAM FS100 (AVCHD).

Given the physics and manufacturing involved what you're hoping for is probably never going to happen. For the price of the EX3 plus Letus Ultimate you can buy and F3. Heck the FS100 may be just a little more than price of the Ultimate by itself.

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Bob Pierce
Re: Letus Adapters
on Apr 4, 2011 at 3:15:46 pm

From what I understand, the Ultimate has built in backfocus adjustment. Other than that I don't believe there is any advantage. Adapters can be klugy and awkward but there's no question you can get good results. I'd recommend sticking with primes, preferably even wider than 2.8, since the whole point is shallow focus.
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Joseph Colombatto
Re: Letus Adapters
on Apr 4, 2011 at 4:48:44 pm

I'm hearing some good things about the Nikkon 105 for a portrait-like
interview look. Any particular lense you know of which you might
recommend? Also, I thought a fast zoom would add some variety of
shots, (of course light would be a problem with the Letus attached),
any fast zooms that might work in coordination with the Ultimate?
Thanks again,
Joe Colombatto

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