Iscorama lens gears/solutions
Posted 02 August 2012 - 11:38 PM
I'm having a bit of an issue with my Isco 36 and lens gears. I need to be able to rack focus obviously but I am having trouble finding a suitable lens gear that will sit happily on the front focus ring area of the Isco due to its slightly slanted surface.
I have tried the D|Gears which are no good for it and the Wideopencamera/halfinchrails 'ziptie gears' which I really like but still have the same issue of not sitting flat because of the slanted surface on the front section of the lens.
I guess this kind of relates to the other topic about 'real projects shot with anamorphic setups' as I need a solid sustainable solution that i don't have to worry about.
Another issue I'm having is with m42-EOS adapters, I'm using a Helios 44-2 58mm and a Tair 11a 135mm, ive tried seveal different adapters but none are super solid and when I try to rack focus i get some lens movement which is HORRRRIBLLLLEEEEE and makes me cringe at the sight of it.
Who can point me in the right direction of a good solid bloody adapter? are the fotodiox ones worth the money?
My other thought was a lens support half way along my rails, might help with the movement I was talking about above.
Anyway, enough out of me.
Posted 03 August 2012 - 12:24 AM
So close to production-ready, and yet so far...
Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:17 AM
not sure if you said you tried this
adapters fotodiox are a joke complete inconsistency batch to batch avoid
these are very expensive.
if you want hand made custom this guy in south america is super slick
Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:39 AM
im going to try be creative over the weekend and nut out a way to make one of my lens gears work.
Posted 03 August 2012 - 02:44 AM
Posted 03 August 2012 - 03:23 AM
very nice design : )
Posted 03 August 2012 - 03:32 AM
IDC Photo friction-based System Zero
very nice design : )
It is nice! It's very sturdy and actually gives you a very smooth pull if you line it up correctly. I owned one for years. But I foolishly sold it when I switched over to GH2 from Canon. Now I have the Edelkrone Focus One Pro. Another great design, but I have barely used it because I have only been shooting anamorphic lately (and it's not playing nice with my Iscomorphot).
Posted 03 August 2012 - 03:35 AM
If there was someone local who could 'cinemod' aka put a permanent flat lens gear on my isco front i would just do that, but there's not alot of knowledge in Australia about Iscorama. EDIT, may have found someone actually!
going to see if i can find a way to make the front section flat so then i can run any lens gear.
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