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#1 OzNimbus

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 06:23 PM

Hey all,

Finally scored a Bolex 8/19/1.5 anamorphic lens, and I'm curious as to my mounting options. Hopefully, someone who has one of these can clue me in. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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#2 EeeCeeGee

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 07:35 PM

Redstan had a specific mount for the bolex..... I saw it once never seen it again but i need one also.

There was also a seller on ebay who sold a mount for telescopes called f-mount

#3 roccoforte

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 08:54 PM

Congrats on the buy! (I think I was just watching that on eBay ;o) ha.)

I can mount mine in two ways, shown in the 3 photos here:

http://imgur.com/a/3EAOy

Your small rear ring is 24mm, so what ever you do you need to be able to connect 24mm to your main lens.


OPTION ONE: Clamp kit. http://www.ebay.com/...=item45fb5ae726

This you can see in photo one and is the option I most use (because of the issue below (otherwise I'd use option 2)). You need the right step up rings to connect. This example is a 40mm Canon lens with a 52mm thread, and it works super easily. Now, because the rear ring on the Bolex is 24mm (quite small); you will most likely need a step up ring like mine (24-37) to attach here.


OPTION TWO: Step up rings only. See photos 2 & 3. I use a 24mm to 37mm step up ring. If you look at photos 2 and 3 you'll see a 50mm Canon lens with a 58mm thread. You can also see a 58mm - 37mm step down ring which connects this lens to the bolex. Now there is a downside to this method which is that I can't quite "twist" the bolex all the way into the 58-37 so that its perfectly aligned because the threading "stops". I use an elastic band between the rings to help here. If anyone else can help with this, I'd appreciate the input. In other words: if you look at photo 1, you can see a white line. This white line must be properly aligned with the top of the camera, unlike a normal spherical lens where you can just pop it in. So that's why option 1 works best.

My explanations above are a little convoluted but it's all super-simple though. Good luck.

#4 OzNimbus

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:18 PM

Thanks guys! The pictures are greatly appreciated as I have a smaller red Stan clamp for my Kowa 16s & was wondering if it would work.... from the look of things it just might.

#5 OzNimbus

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:23 PM

FWIW, I can't wait to get my hands on this.... not a fan of 2x anamorphic lenses on 16x9 as the resulting image is too thin imo. 1X5 seems to be a good compromise. That & close focus!

#6 roccoforte

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 09:28 PM

It's fun and yields a lovely vintage image. My goal is to rock it on a Blackmagic.

#7 OzNimbus

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 11:00 PM

Same here!

#8 tony wilson

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 02:53 AM

massive tin 3 dollar vamp clamp for the baby moller is an outrage
kind of like putting fat pig ugly hilary clinton in your aston martin yes no : )
moller is treasure don't treat it like shit..

but what do i know hundreds of buyers and happy customers love vamping even some iscorama owners just love dat vamp and it's iron bolt action.
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#9 OzNimbus

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:38 AM

No Vamp Clamp here.... Red Stan all the way :-)

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 05:50 AM

i would pay good money to see hillary splattered across an aston martin :D

#11 roccoforte

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 07:26 AM

"an outrage" - haha; so why is that then? What benefits would I get from replacing my Vamp Clamp with a Red Stan? Thx. EDIT: Oh, just realized it's *your* clamp. Hmmmm...

#12 OzNimbus

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 03:50 PM

Lmao!

#13 septemberdawn

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 09:57 PM

What benefits would I get from replacing my Vamp Clamp with a Red Stan?

The Redstan clamp is engineered, unlike the Vamp Clamp which appears to be just thrown together.....

#14 tony wilson

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 10:24 PM

if you have to ask what the difference is between british shit and china turds i will assume you understand what is best for your treasure.the question is why not make your own vamp clamp it will look the same once you have drilled 3 holes in the tin.and look at the price difference.http://www.ebay.com/...=item27c9d3b860one other thing since you said hmmmm.ed lee in hong kong and vamp camp both got stuff from me then started selling afterwards.
you could say the shitter from london does not sell any way near as much as the others but that just shows what interesting taste folks have got.it is all about individual choice and taste i suppose.
dennis parker thought this shirt and tight pant combo was cool.
i would have a problem with that set up.


#15 septemberdawn

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 11:12 PM

Good grief! That clip is hilariously bad in every way :o :lol:

#16 tony wilson

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 01:18 AM

dennis in the city
in the daytime.
when i was young i turned down a trip to the big apple.
why
because of this mans moustache.
i had the idea that all new yorkers looked like magnum p.i. even the women.
scary.



#17 septemberdawn

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:35 AM

He's everywhere!

I'm feeling more than a little scared at the moment.....he could appear without a moments notice....no wonder New Yorkers never sleep :o


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Posted 24 November 2012 - 04:53 AM

https://www.youtube....h?v=Ehxyt5kNrvo


Day-maker!





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