View Full Version : DIY Redrocks on ebay.
2007 July 10th, 15:44
Hi all I noticed someone with some DIY redrock 35mm adapters on ebay. The auction is over but he still has 4 more. I did not end up buying any becouse in the terms it says he takes 3 weeks to ship and he never answered about me having a friend come buy and pick one up. Any way here it is at your own risk. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=007&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWA%3AIT&viewitem=&item=170128097971&rd=1&rd=1
2007 July 11th, 11:59
check out the ebay comment from the last buyer
!!!HORRIBLE expierience. never deal with this liar! shipped from FAKE ADDRESS!!!
DIY 35mm Adapter NO RESERVE!!! (#170115158527)
i'd think twice...
2007 July 11th, 12:24
Even if the seller is on the level, I'd be leery of buying someone else's homebuilt 35mm adapter -- it seems as if you'd have very little hope of support after the sale, and even setting up the commercially available adapters can be a bit confusing.
This style of adapter, with a spinning GG, needs to be built to pretty exacting tolerances, otherwise the wobble or "runout" of the diffusing disc makes your focus point a moving target.
I love some of the footage I've seen made with GOOD 35mm adapters set up and used well, but an awful lot of the home-brew ones are so soft or dark or vignetted they look like a "gimmick," something you might use once in a blue moon, like a fisheye lens.
From my perspective, I'd want footage shot with the adapter and still lenses to intercut with shots from the bare HV-20 as seamlessly as possible because even the cheapest of the ready-built 35mm adapters is too expensive for something which can only produce a "novelty" effect to be used sparingly ...
2007 July 11th, 12:50
Hi all someone just informed me someone they know purchased one of these it and was terrible. Not fit for anything. So I would say dont risk it even at this cheap price.
2007 August 22nd, 13:34
I was just looking at some old posts and thought I would reply to this one.
Redrock actually sells a standalone adapter (the same thing this guy sells...only his is DIY) for $550 I believe. So that's not a whole lot more than this guy's DIY deal...plus you have the peace of mind you are getting a really good pro product with better ground glass and mechanics. Then you can buy the cheaper rails from B and H:
Not bad all in all.
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