New Letus Extreme tests delayed for a week

I had one of my extremes returned to Hien as I broke it, being a clutz!

Anyway he has returned it to me and down something very interesting. He has put in a new type of ground glass, one with a more film like bokeh, but one that struggles more with smaller apertures. I don’t think this is something he plans on releasing, he just wanted me to play around with it to see what I thought. From what I understand it’s a lot less forgiving in certain situations and is not best used by someone with little or no 35mm adaptor experience. But until I give it a thorough going over it’s hard to comment on it at all.

I was going to do some test shooting today but the back focus was way out and I didn’t want to open her up outside and correct it (by moving the GG slightly towards the slr lens). It’s done now and I can tell you from my brief test in the kitchen tonight the Bokeh is actually really really nice.

I doubt I will get a chance to do another proper test with it until next weekend, just too busy. But it will be worth it!

Instead I went to see “Jumper”, it was pants. Such a shame. Want a great idea and it was a great book. Looked nice though

By the way good news. I now have two XDCAM EX1 cameras. I was paid for job by a client who bought two but only needed one so paid me with his spare. A bargain. Now I have one adaptor free camera and one with the Letus permanently mounted! By the way the client was not Sony!

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4 comments

  1. A 2ND CAMERA WITH LETUS WOULD BE PERFECT. CURENTLY IN PRAGUE WITH LETUS EX BUT HAVE NOT HAD TIME TO USE IT YET, SHOOTING JUST WITHOUT IT.. HOW DID YOU MOVE THE GROUND GLASS?

  2. Hey Steve!

    How is Europe?

    I opened my Letus up and moved the rods up 2mm at a time. Horrible, but it worked. Don’t know why it wasn’t back focus perfect from new.

    Anyway new ground glass is amazing, coupled with the ex1 fix. WOW!

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