The Letus35 35mm Lens Adapter w/46mm Adapter Ring is a B&H Kit that includes a 35mm lens adapter along with a 46-43mm step-down ring that allows the attachment of lenses with 46mm filter threads. The Letus35 is for using 35mm still camera lenses on small video cameras, providing access to the prime lenses and shallow depth of field enjoyed by users of much larger and more expensive cameras.
Letus35 LT35MINI43 35mm Lens Adapter with 43mm Ring
The Letus35 LT35MINI43 is a lens adapter for 35mm still camera lenses to adapt for use on small video cameras. This adapter allows the video camera to have access to prime lenses with a shallow depth of field.
Shallow Depth of Field
Shallow Depth Of Field is a very powerful tool for telling a story and getting details across. Many movies use this feature yet cameras nowadays with small CCDs cannot produce this optical effect. The main purpose of this adapter is to bring shallow depth of field film look to low budget filmmakers with DV or HDV cameras.
How it Works
This adapter involves the concept of using a 35mm SLR still camera lens to project an image onto a translucent piece of moving glass. This projected image is then literally focused on by the DV or HDV camera and recorded. All this takes place in a tube.
Letus35's concentration is on sharp focus, aberration, grains, barrel distortions, audible noise, vibrations and weight making their adapters an excellent optical accessory. They immediately update their adapters, if they find that changes are necessary.
The 43mm adapter ring in this kit will attach the Mini to small camcorders featuring a 43mm filter thread on the lens.
Cokin 46-43mm Step-Down Ring
The Cokin 46-43mm Step-Down Ring is a step-down ring permitting the use of 43mm threaded filters on a 46mm threaded lens. This black anodized metal ring provides a durable solution for using one size of filters with various sized lenses.