Can anyone recommend a good 35mm lens adapter that's compatible with a Canon GL2? I want to be able to have a very soft background and crisp foreground (and vice versa)...i think this is what I need, right?
Mark is right... any of the popular DoF converters will work with that camera.
Low end woud be the Brevis35 or Letus35, probably coming in at a grand or a litte more.
Midrange would be the M2 from RedrockMicro, a couple of grand or a little more would get you a fully rigged out system.
Top of the line would be the P+S Technik Mini35. It's the king, looks great and works flawlessly... but it comes with a price. You're looking at around $11,000+ for a Mini35.
And don't forget to budget in for lenses. A set of real cine primes can cost several times as much as the converter itself... even a top-end one like the P+S Technik. A good option for budget shooters is to get two lens mounts for your converter, a PL mount and something like a Nikon or Canon mount. That way you can use inexpensive SLR lenses for day-to-day use, and rent PL mount motion picture lenses as needed for more mission-critical projects.
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