I own an HV20, and have been researching long and hard about what type of 35mm setup to get (I want some basic DOF to get a "film-look").
The only thing is for nearly every video I see online that was shot with an HV20 + 35mm adapter, the foreground is not crisp at all. Everything looks quite blurry and dark (almost like a super 8 camera).
One example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8a4me...eature=related
The only video I've ever seen with crystal clear picture + a 35mm DOF adapter is this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rw5s3CvvDko
The DSLR's are looking very tempting, however given that I already have an HV20 I want to try and make things work. DOF aside, the HV20 shoots incredibly crisp picture.
The adapter I'm specifically looking at buying is from Brevis, used for $300.
So that begs the question. Do all 35mm adapters make video blurry and dark?