New HDSLR Products for 2010

In light of the approaching new year I would like to discuss some of the new products that we have in the works of for all you hdslr users out there. I know, many still think these devices are not true serious video shooting cameras because all of limitations they have like Odd shaped form factor, aliasing, flash banding, rolling shutter and so on. But to those who think in such way let me just say that everything has limitations, consider Film for example: Outrageously expensive, needs tons of light, 24 fps not good for fast action because of strobing, film cameras don"t record audio, and need large crew to operate, and the list keeps going. With a list like that you would wonder why anyone would even think shooting on film, but the answer is always because the image was well worth all the trouble. The same goes for todays new HDSLRs cameras, the image they produce is well worth all the trouble and in this coming year we will see a lot more productions using them whether is for TV or the big screen, 2010 is the year we will see the release of motion picture shot on HDslr. Don't believe me? read this: The tale of Lucasfilm, Skywalker Ranch, Red Tails, Star Wars and Canon DSLRs on a 40 foot screen!

Anyways back to topic, because this is the future and we want to be part of it we will be releasing new products for this market, earlier this month we launched our new DSLR section and we plan on expanding this section to include more than the few products we currently sell there.
We like to think we have started with some of the best products like the H4n Redheads, Zacuto's Z-finder, The super affordable D|Focus and the New Affordable LCDVF And some of the best training DVDs for getting you up to speed on How to get the Film Look out of your new camera body.

And the most exciting part is still to come, we are working on a camera accessory cage for the 5Dmk2, 7D, and the new 1Dmk4, We are shooting for a sub $200 price. You will be able to securely attach things like external Monitors, microphones, sound recorders, and follow focus gears. We plan on releasing it the first half of JAN.

Also Because so many JAG user are moving to HDSLRs and they will be needing lenses which unfortunately are so expensive, we have decided to offer 35mm lens rentals at The site will officially be launching later this year as soon as we figure out insurance stuff for all this equipment, we plan on offering EOS lenses and bodies first and then expanding to Nikon lenses and bodies.

We also have started a forum we will post all our ongoing projects and hopefully others will start joining and sharing.

What Happened to the Spinner?

I thought i give you guys an update on the spinner, Last we saw of it was here in this thread back in august, thats 4 months ago.
It seems like ages, because so many things have happened, we've been so busy. But things are finally falling to place here in our new location. So work on the spinner picks up again, and with good progress too, At this point we have completely redesigned it to simplify it and eliminate so many of the problems it had. At the top of the list was noise and vibration. Because the old design used an off center motor and pulleys and a belt drive eliminating noise and vibration turned out to be harder than we though.

We were fortunate enough to find a smaller motor that now will allow us to directly mount the gg into it, all without changing the overall size of the adapter, which by the way its as small as it can be.

Also to further eliminate the noise we decided to mill a custom aluminum case for it, which will also add strenght to the structural integrity, and it will make for a more pro looking device.

Originally we thought of just making a rectangular case but because we are making it from scratch we decided to give it a design that would better work. This is how it currently looks like:

So the spinner is alive, and looking better than ever, and the good news is that we plan on pricing it very very competitively, as it will most likely be the last 35mm adapter that we design. Who knows where this whole HDSLR revolution will take us, and we dont really know how many and for how long you guys will remain loyal to the old 35mm adapter. But as long as the interest exists we will have a jag35 for you.


Just got the Newly and freshly machined parts for the JAG35sp V2, they look awesome, only a few adjustments and we will be ordering a production run. I am happy to say that it's looking like we'll be able to keep its price $300ish.

Jan 28 Update
Parts for first 50 units arrive!! Exciting times.

Get your Order Before Christmas!

The only way that's gonna happen is if you would have placed your order two weeks ago. At this point, there's absolutely no way we'll get an adapter to you before Christmas if you place your order this week. Sorry about that, but there's just no way.

As much as we'd like to gain on our list and ship everything out to you guys today, it's just no possible, we're doing our best and working as fast as we possibly can, but with the holidays rush everything seems to be going slower, so getting our parts has taken longer for us too, so bear with us, as we try and get everyone's order in a timely manner.

First Test w/ Jag35Pro

I found a great post on forum posted by Matt Bornstein. I guess he was previously using a static adapter, but because of the grain produced by the static focusing screen, he had abandoned the idea of shooting video with adapters, to the point that he wasn't getting much use of his video camera anymore. After deciding to get a Jag35Pro which includes a Vibrating GG Focusing Screen, he went out and these are his first test shots with it.

This is straight footage with no grading. He shot this using a Canon HG20 and a Jag35Pro w/ 40mm Achromat and a Nikon 50mm f1.8

Sony SR11 w/ Jag35Pro

Just recently one of our clients Matt Stapleton sent over some of his video clips he created using one of our Jag35Pro adapters. It's always to see what our clients are doing with their Jag35 adapters.

I wanted to point out Matt's footage, simply because it stood out to us. Nice colors and very crisp focus. You can tell he took the time to fine tune his setup, by making sure he was focused to the GG Screen, it's the only way to get images like these.

He shot his footage using a Sony HDR-SR11 with a Jag35Pro w/ a Canon FD 50mm f1.4 Lens.

Canon HG10 w/ Jag35E

One of our clients Luke Dejoras shared his video test with us. We don't get too many people showing us their footage shot with Jag35 adapters and much less with Jag35E models, I thought this was some very nice very contrasty images he captured.

He shot this with his Canon HG10 with a Jag35E and a Canon FD 50mm f1.4 Lens.

Jag35 Adapter Initial Setup

Jehu made a short clip long ago, to help our clients with the initial setup of the Jag35 adapters on your camera. This was supposed to be one of many to come, however, right away,

we were so overwhelmed with questions and orders, that we haven't gotten around to making more. I hope we get a chance to make more, simply because it helps answer emails. At this point, I wouldn't even know where to start, so if you guys wanna give us suggestion, what sort of issues would you like to see a video clip of, you can post your comments below.