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jason tay
HPX500 prime lens
on Feb 11, 2010 at 6:38:11 am

Hi,
Im a film student and i would wanna try HPX500 for my next shorts but not with fujinon zooms but prime lens this time round. i read from the forum about 2/3 prime. Sorry im new to lens as im still learning, Can anyone share some knowledge about what should i get or do in order to shoot HPX with prime lens and do i need a adapter?

JT


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Noah Kadner
Re: HPX500 prime lens
on Feb 11, 2010 at 5:35:42 pm

Which prime lens? There are Nikon mounts, PL mounts, etc- your rental house or sales agent can help you with this.

Noah

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Jeff Regan
Re: HPX500 prime lens
on Feb 12, 2010 at 2:08:46 am

If you want 35mm Academy field of view and depth of field, you will need to use a 35mm depth of field adapter with whatever prime lenses, be they 35mm SLR or 35mm PL-mount motion picture lenses.

We use a Letus Ultimate Depth of field adapter with a Letus B4 Pro 2/3" relay lens with Nikon, Canon and PL-mount Zeiss lenses. The other option is the P+S Pro35 35mm adapter. The latter rents for around $600-700 with a set of Zeiss Super Speeds, we rent the former for $350 with a set of eight Nikon 35mm SLR primes. Our Letus setup has been used on a couple of student features with the HPX500 with good results.

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jason tay
Re: HPX500 prime lens
on Feb 12, 2010 at 4:32:34 am

hi,
due to my budget, im actually looking at zeiss compact prime lens,
which stated there as PL mount which is able to fix onto HPX500.
does that loses much quality compare to using a 35mm adapter?


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Emre Tufekci S.O.A.
Re: HPX500 prime lens
on Feb 12, 2010 at 4:59:48 am

Aside from Jeff's excellent recommendation you can use 2/3" Prime lenses with no adapter.

http://www.canon.com/bctv/products/fj_prime.html

But they will NOT give you same DOF as 35mm primes but they will be faster than and cleaner than any zoom lens.

Go to rental house and test them.

Just another option.

Emre Tufekci
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Arthur Aldrich
Re: HPX500 prime lens
on Feb 13, 2010 at 3:34:38 am

I have used both Pro35 with Zeiss PL primes and the Zeiss Digi Primes on my HPX500.

If your goal is the have shallow dof, the Pro35 is the way to go.

As Emre said, the Digi Primes are great lenses, but will not give you shallow dof.

The Pro35 will cost you about 2 stops of light, where the Digi Primes will not.

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Art Aldrich
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