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Andrew Reid

Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:27 AM

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Filmmaker Andrew Wonder (Undercity) has had some interesting modifications done to his Iscorama. Not a cheap modification but re-housed as a cinema lens by Van Diemen and optimised for closer focus.

The test above is shot on the 5D Mark III and there's more from Andrew below, on his 'Wonderscope' anamorphic.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:15 AM

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Very nifty. If the price is right, I expect that Van Diemen will be getting a lot of business.

I still think that the Lomo square fronts create a more appealing image than the Iscoramas (and I can finally say this now having used both).

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:31 AM

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top stuff Andrew. thanks for sharing this. I saw someone else who had diy modded their iscorama to allow the front element to be brought further to the front for closer focus. this is a beautiful little item now. I think i might have to look into the price of the service. alongside finding a nice pancake 35/40/50mm main lens to reduce overall length of taking/isco combination. I was thinking a voightlander 40mm f1.4.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:20 AM

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http://andrewwonder....anamorphic-test

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:29 AM

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For a second there Andrew I thought you were speaking in the 3rd person haha
Great info.
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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:24 PM

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What was this about a new 1.33?

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:46 PM

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I am trying to get a price for the mod but the company rep I have been talking to hasn't committed to an amount just yet. However, Andrew Wonder replied to me that it cost almost as much as his Iscorama, which he purchased for $1500...

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:47 PM

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Why is the bokeh so spherical, instead of the usual horizontal bokeh I associate with anamorphic cinema?

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:11 PM

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Seems more horizontal at the edges than in the middle.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:24 PM

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True, but that appears to me to be more down to barrel distortion than anything else?

The flares are nice and dreamy though.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:03 AM

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Oh look, it's another anamorphic lens test!

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 04:11 AM

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Does the mod include a removal of the coatings? This would explain the flares...
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Posted 13 November 2012 - 10:12 AM

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Does the mod include a removal of the coatings? This would explain the flares...


the flares look pretty typical and similar to what i have seen on iscorama 36's. he has shot pretty flat and the barrel glow due to slightly too wide taking lens makes it look like it's flaring up more than normal.

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Posted 16 April 2013 - 04:13 AM

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How did the Nikon 50 F1.2 work out. I'm looking to replace the 50 2.8 with something faster
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Posted 03 December 2013 - 03:35 PM

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Does anyone know where I can find any Iscorama in NY to rent ?

I would love to try these !!!!!






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