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Selling this on eBay and the auction ends soon. Incredibly rare Isco anamorphic lens with a 2x squeeze. The glass is phenomenal and I'm not sure what it was originally housed in but the original owner repurposed this and added a professional interna l Iris stage which I've never seen done on any other anamorphic adapter lenses. I'm told the original owner did all this in order to use it as an optical printer lens for making film prints and for occasional use in telecine machines. It was chosen because they needed outstanding sharpness and the highest end optical performance since they were using it to make prints of films and needed close to zero artifacting or generational degradation.
Used as an anamorphic shooting lens and paired with a sharp spherical taking lens this thing is unparalleled. Never seen anything like it and I doubt you'll see another one out there for sale ever again. No clamps or Caps Included. Just one gorgeous hunk of glass in a gorgeous elegant housing
I have posted this on facebook as well. Here's all the info:
There's a nice set of s35 primes I found to go with my iscorama, and I need some extra cash to fund it, so I'm about to make a heart-tearing decision to sell my super nice anamorphic setup.
This is single focus.
Isco s8 2x, Distagon, Rangefinder, clamps and a rail mount.
Anamorphic lens – Isco s8, clean glass, no makrs/scratches/fungus, comes in original ISCORAMA SET box. Modded to infinity (I made a tutorial about how to do it here https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=dmMiuMFQSuU ) Barrel of the lens is scratched where all the clamps attach, you can only see it when clamps are off.
Taking lens – CY Contax Zeiss Distagon 28 2.8, with green aperture mark (german-made) in like-new condition. Glass is clean, not a mark on it.
Distagon has an adapter for micro 4/3, but it's wobbly and I would suggest getting a more expensive one if you will not use rail support.
On the front is SLRmagic rangefinder, no witness marks. I bough it from HonKong before they were available in stores, paid $500 to be one of the first people to use it. One cool thing about it is that the 77mm back can be detached, and it reveals the 82 mm threads, which is what more expensive versions have. Not sure if it's standard for all of them or if it's some sort of a pre-production batch. So you can put it closer to the front of the anamorphic adapter, and save a couple of precious millimeters to avoid vignetting. I've never experienced any image softening with this one. Images have virtually same sharpness with the adapter on/off, only slight color change due to blue coating.
Two custom made clamps with bunch of spare thumb screws – these were made specifically for the isco, so they fit it really nice. They are made of aluminum, so are lightweight, but have much thicker bodies then anything you can find on the market, including redstan stuff (tho they are not anodized and don't look as good). Clamps are real heavy-duty, I used this setup with follow focus and there's no way these would ever move/loose grip/mess up your alignment.
Isco has a black original clamp/ring mounted to the rail support bracket, it provides great support, and feels very solid. I never had any issues with this setup, and always used it on rails with follow focus.
Camera in the images is not included.
Video shot with this setup – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Fei_iTi_oQ&t=1s
Flares and portraits – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0H0LG7vxpM
Portrait and bokeh, early test – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WNSYqH589kc
Focusing test – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2pgHOeF2Jk
I am looking to get offers, lens will ship from Ukraine via DHL or FedEx, buyer pays for shipping. Strictly paypal, shipping to paypal address only.
I've just bought a mint condition iscorama 54 and therefore I'm thinking of selling my old Iscorama 54 MC lens since I likely don't need 2. The lens I'm considering selling is in excellent condition. It's a real beauty but somehow I was lucky enough to find a sparkling mint condition 54. I got lucky. You know this lens...it's hard as hell to find and it's even harder to find in top form.
I haven't put up an eBay auction yet. I'm probably going to list the opening bid at $6000.00 (comes with redstan Clamp and form fitted follow focus gear). Yes, that's a lot of money. Yes, that's what I paid for it last year. Yes, it's totally worth it. It's a god damn gem of anamorphic perfection. All the other dual focus projector lenses are little kiddie toys in comparison. If you have a pre-36 and a 54 you simply don't need anything else (well, you need a baby Hypergonar and hardcore dna variable diopter as well but let's not muddy the waters).
Who's interested? If you make me a legit serious offer I might be pursuaded to sell direct instead of on an eBay auction. Throwing it out to you guys first since this is where the real loonies like myself hang
Let me know. I'll try to post pics soon but I'm not bullshitting you It's a great specimen and if you've been looking for years...you've found it finally
This is my first iscorama pre-36 lens and the one that got it all started.
There's a very thin scratch on the rear element. It's in the photographs. Honestly it captures gorgeous imagery and I could give a crap about the defect but it's there and you should be aware.
If the auction goes well I'll throw in some bonus accessories for no xtra cost but let's see if there are any Isco searchers out there.