I will be launching a new more cost effective Static adapter named GT35pro Xstatic 35mm adapter next month. This adapter will look exactly like the GT35pro Standard and will also include the excellent double condenser configuration with achromat included. This will also have the all new Ultrafine ground glass element which is a highly customised gg but can be washed with soap and water just like all the other ground glass for the gt35pro series. It features finer grain equivalent to a 3 micron grind and better diffusion equivalent to a 7 or 8 micron ground glass, and has about equal light loss so it is in every way superior to the 5 micron ground glass. This new ground glass will only be provided in the Xstatic adapter. All other models will still include the standard 5 or 9 or 20 micron. Existing Standard/Advanced/Elite users will be able to purchase the new ground glass but it will not be offered to non gt35pro users. Price TBA.Initial test shows the new gg to be superior.
As you can see, the 5 micron exhibits more grain and has a higher contrast, meaning the diffusion is less. The Ultrafine has a smoother look and less contrast. Check out the image below. This is zoomed in to about 150 percent.
Hotspotting is less and light spread across the entire frame is better.
Sorry about the mis-aligned adapter in the 5 micron image. Could not see properly as room was dark. Please note that the images were in no way processes except for resizing. I am planning to sell this adapter at $175 USD. I will also produce another version for prosumer camcorder series named gt35pro Elite-X and will be cheaper than the current vibrating gt35pro Elite. Also all adapters will include the gt35pro logo and the adapter model.
This article is taken from my thread on HV20.com. Thread here http://www.hv20.com/showthread.php?t=18303