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post #1 of 3 Old 12-04-2018, 02:39 PM - Thread Starter
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DOF Adapter for Vixia HF R82?

So I own a Canon Vixia HF R82 (43mm thread size), and am looking for an afforable DOF adapter. I currently have "Canon fd 50mm f/1.8" 35mm lens, which is manual focus. Basically, I want to put a 35mm prime lens on my camcorder, and have it actually work. I have been looking at products like "Encinema 35mm SLR lens adapter for HD video cameras". This is actually reasonably priced compared to other companies' products.

So, My question is:
Is the encinema adapter my best bet? are there better options for the same price or cheaper? Or am I even looking at the correct thing?

Any help is appreciated, as I am still learning camera and such.

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How reasonable is the price of that Encinema adapter? Besides the issue of cost, would the size and weight plus the lens be so out of place, handling-wise, on your compact camcorder? Other than this the image quality will take a big hit with anyone of these pre-millennium devices because of the need to project the image from the lens onto a prism as the camcorder is recording from it. The cheaper the adapter, the poorer the image, soft, flare and aberrations-proned.

You'd be better off getting a mirrorless or DSLR if you are really into the shallow depth of field look. Affordable ones are easy to find these days for around US$500 plus a kit zoom lens. You can then use any low-cost fast aperture prime lens of your choice that would shoot video with higher IQ than your camcorder ever could even with a much more expensive DoF adapter.
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