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Everything posted by tommykristensen

  1. Isn't it 2.4x like the normal one?
  2. Yeah, that black magic mini looks awesome.
  3. I would go for one of the flare factorys and try to nail the look that way, some of the EOSHD stills looked totally 70´s - regarding the cams - I don't think there is a "best". It's more a question about what youre comfortable with. The GH2 is the sharpest of the three, the 5D is fullframe. The three have quite different looks and and characteristics - so I guess you should choose what you think look best?
  4. The LA7200 could screw directly on my Samyang 85mm f1.4 - no adapter ring needed - liked it a lot.
  5. I bought some adapters on eBay, and was not completely happy with Them. They havr to be precision engineered, or else you could end up with some focus issues. The hole for the "lock pin" was also not 100% precise, too big, which caused some lens wooble - and the thread was not adjusted properly which meant, that the engraving/metering on the lens was facing downwards.   I ordered 2 other ones - this time from fotodiox - MUCH better quality.Two thumps up.
  6. What about the Iscomorphot 8/1.5 - would you guys also consider it fraudulent to include "Baby Iscorama"? I'm putting one up for sale soon, and thought about including that, since everyone calls it that, but after reading this post - I guess it could be misleading as well...
  7. Iscorama - would be the easiest to use. And it works like a charm on a 5D. But it can be somewhat expensive to buy - prices range from 2000 to 4000 USD.
  8. I checked your vimeo site - and found my answers :)   I would also be interested in just a re-case - no other modifications besides a canon-mount. What would that cost?   There is still a filter thread on the front right?
  9. Phew, good to hear :) Have you tried the Isco with Speedbooster on FS700?
  10. Nice. Really love the flares and colors.   Some of the shots didn't look aligned - ex. the shots in the beginning, with the fence in the background. Is the Iscorama hard to level/align? I haven't tried mine out, so I wouldn't know, but it worries me a bit if it is.
  11. I think i'm interested, but isn't sure what lens to pick...   You wouldn't by any chance be working on a video - ungraded, same scenes, with the different lenses - with text added - so that is possible to see whats what, and the effect of the different tints or untinted?
  12. Is the untinted one a "regular" helios - no change to the glass - but with a super cool rehousing?
  13. My isco had a 50mm taking lens - and I had no trouble with it on 5DmkIII.
  14. Well. The Zeiss/Contax auction ended at around 2500 euro - somewhat more than I was hoping to spend. I chickened out at 2000 euros. But it was a super fine collection - but to expensive for me :) And with some possible troubles converting the 28mm, 35mm and 3 x 50mm's for use with the Canon 5D mkIII - it didnt dare to take the risk.   Although the Vario-Sonnar 70-210 f/3.5 macro - I would have loved.   Back at looking for old russian M42's again :)
  15. I think I might go for the Zeiss' - stumpled upon an auction with some crazy lenses. So i'm crossing my fingers, and hoping that i'm the only one who did my homework.
  16. Thanks for all the info. I will try the soviets and the old zeiss' - new cold war coming up :)   If finances allow, maybe I should buy a warm flair prone set - and a set with clean blueish no-flare multicoated lenses. Anyone tried old Hasselblad lenses?   Regarding the conversion/rehousing - it's the one from Van Dieme. Optics rehoused, converted to 58mm screw on. Short focus performance improved. Cleaned and lubricated. Focus-gearing added - and new focus scale engraved with either metric or US scale. Maybe you also get name or company name engraved - not sure about the last one. Price 800 pounds - roughly 1200 USD. You get a 2.5% discount if you pay everything in advance. Delivery normally 60 days after they receive lens and payment.   I'll post before-and-now pics when I get i back.
  17. I've have an Iscorama that is getting rehoused at the moment - and i'm looking for some taking lenses (vintage) - but i'm not quite sure what to look for. I would prefer a set - like 50mm, 85mm, 135mm - and 28mm and 35mm for use without the Isco - and maybe even a 200mm   But what brand to choose. Any recommendations - i'm shooting with a Canon 5D mkIII?   I'm thinking Nikon AiS, Zuiko, Yashica, Pentax, Zeiss, Zenits etc. Preferably, I guess, a set from the same manufactor / time period, so that they match or have somewhat of the same characteristics/look.   I have a Zenit Helios 58mm 44-2. I like it. Nice build, not tack sharp, but I like the look. Can I match that with something else. I been looking at the Tair 11 - but i'm not sure if they would match up?   What to look for, if you want good sharpness, something that doesnt destroy the Iscorama-flare, nice characteristics/looks - and doesn't cost a fortune?
  18. Aren't there any thread on the rear element?
  19. Looking forward to see the tilt-shift examples. I been wanting to test the iscorama with mine - but haven't received the right steprings yet.
  20. Looks nice - but 30.000 USD - woooow!!!     http://www.ebay.com/itm/Set-of-Kowa-Anamorphic-Lens-Set-4-Kowas-Lenses-40-50-75-100mm-Anamorphics-/350710239352?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item51a7f59078
  21. He does ship worldwide - but will ask for some extra to cover freight and insurance.
  22. Heads up - just got listed: http://www.ebay.com/itm/ISCORAMA-Gottingen-36-50mm-Lens-Nikon-Mount-Made-in-Germany-GREAT-/251225027245?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item3a7e2db2ad
  23. I have some questions regarding focussing the Iscorama - mine isn't labelled Iscorama .36 - but it looks the same - and with a Nikon 50mm f/2.8 lens attached. So I take that they handle/act the same. I haven't had time to use mine yet, so I just want to clear up some things before I send it for re-housing - and waste my money.   1. As I understand it - the beauty of the Iscorama - is that you don't have to focus two parts. The taking lens and the Iscorama adapter. Just the Iscorama front.   2. I can ditch the old attached original Nikkor 50mm taking lens, and swap it with a lot of other lenses, as long as i dont go below 50mm on full frame (because of vignetting) - and as long I dont opt for lenses with to large front ends - which also can lead to some vignetting?   3. I'm getting my re-housed, and I take it, that this doesn't change a thing regarding the first two questions? It will function completly the same .
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