Emperor of Rep
Hmm... can't see the pictures. Could you upload them to TinyPic or somewhere else?
Emperor of Rep
Whoa, big pics! But it's nice. Did you make everything (adapter + mount) yourself? And why the HG20 instead of the HV cams?
What kind of viewfinder is that? Where did you get it? Nice pics.
Viewfinder is from a sony DXF-M3 camera. from Ebay
Originally Posted by Hannibalekta
I constructed the adapter as well as the mount myself. Its V4 of "yet another vibrating adapter". Was attempting to make it one of the shortest and lightest adapter with back focus adjust.
Originally Posted by Seo
I went with the hg because i did not want to go with tape, and was able to find an hg20 for under 500 brand new. Hv30's were tempting with their larger sized CMOS though....
Last edited by gsr400; 2009 July 29th at 01:31.
looks great! sounds like a ridiculously inexpensive professional rig. 2 questions from a man who might want to steal your idea and copy you:
1. How good is the resolution on a viewfinder like that. You don't necessarily have to tell me the amount of pixels, if you don't know, but in your opinion, is it sharp enough to be able to focus an f1.8 lens like you got? Does it seem sharper than the LCD?
2. How do you have the viewfinder plugged up, is it a standard composite-video 1/8" jack, or does it have some propietary wierd plug that you had to solder or get an adapter for?
According to a member of dvxuser.com:
Originally Posted by colinbrogan
"...With abut 500 lines, it should give more resolution than the custom LCD-displays."
aslo found the pinout here:
had to splice a stereo miniplug to connect to the camera
ive found it easier to focus with the BW viewfinder. i guess its the contrast that helps.
2009 July 29th, 06:16
Looks pretty nice, and that 28mm f1.8 is nice too, my (FD) 28mm is f2.8...
How do you like the 701HDV head? Is it smooth(pan & tilt) with your rig?
I'm planning on buying one.
2009 July 29th, 07:24
701 was much smoother than expected(for a smaller head). could especially tell after coming off of using libec style setups- which aren't bad but you can really tell the difference between a well built head and a cheaper one.
Originally Posted by ReLogic Studios
actually used the 701 with an ex1 + audio receivers and an led light kit piggybacked and it handled the weight well for a smaller head..
2009 July 29th, 18:33
That's good to hear, now off to finding some legs...(hard to find for <€150).
Good luck with your project.
2009 July 30th, 03:22
Awesome setup man how much did the view finder cost and can u take some pics of how it is connected to your cam
2009 July 30th, 10:51
I'm glad that I'm not the only one that uses a 701. I have a 745XB tripod and a 701 and love them.
2009 August 7th, 01:25