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  1. There's a single focus version too, this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ab7KFtUFv8s

    Basically it's the 1.33x-40 compact with SLR Magic Rangefinder builtin, non-removable.

    Also, there are two version of each, the one with near/normal focus distance and the other one with feet scale (they call it Cine, if I recall). Optically they're the same, with just different distance marking and the one with feet scale costs more.


  2. What I usually do is to open the image in PS and stretch it down to 50% horizontally and the crop 50% top and bottom. That's it.

    Beware that with most anamorphic lenses, when you focus at the closest possible distance (ie. 2m), the squeezing factor maybe reduced to lower than 2x, like 1.8x or so. So if you desqueeze your image by 2 times you might find that the people in the image look fatter than they should be.

  3. On 2/23/2021 at 11:09 AM, Caleb Genheimer said:

    It’s worth noting that the new Rapido Technology FVD-35NP will allow us to shorten long scopes, reducing the squeeze factor... but also gaining angle of view.

    Somehow I don't get this. By reducing the length of the scope, I get that it would reduce some amount of the vignettes which means no sides cropping needed, thus more FOV? But then you lose 20% of 2x squeezing factor, that's from 2x to 1.6x. So how could you gain more FOV after losing 20% of the squeezing factor?

    Any explanation would be great, thank you!

  4. On 1/27/2021 at 8:01 PM, PannySVHS said:

    @au8ust Thank you. Very kewl, four versions! What does it state though in the post/article? I cannot see the page, as I am not a member of the group yet. I applied for membership  but they have not answered yet. best regards

    Quick comparison on Iscomorphot 16 variations for anyone interested. Best known and most common are the SC version with smaller rear element and amber coating and the MC version with bigger rear element and blueish/purple coating. But there are all kinds of variations 😉
    1.) Iscomorphot 16 SC with more cone-like housing and rear thread exactly like Möller 32/2x, 34mm rear element diameter. This one has a front ring designed by Lucas Pfaff and produced by RAF that fits directly into HCDNA
    2.) Iscomorphot 16 SC, common housing, purple coating, 34mm rear
    See our lens test on this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ME1p_z1TX40
    3.) Iscomorphot 16 SC, common housing but large rear diameter, 42mm with purple coatings
    4.) Well known Iscomorphot 16 MC, with large rear diameter (42mm) and blueish purple coatings. Primary flares are non-existent on this one but secondaries are still a lovely blue See Less

  5. Some 86mm closeup filters should work but they usually come in +1 +2 +3 or +4 strength which might be too much for the lens.

    To attach one of them, you probably need to get a custom clamp from a local machine shop. One side with 86mm threads or 3 screw holes for holding the clamp to the front of the lens.

    But believe me, all of these won't worth it. Just sell it or keep it as a (heavy) paper weight and buy a proper anamorphic adapter. Even a Singer/Sankor/Kowa 16-D is still a much better choice.

    Also, if you haven't, you should watch some beginner videos on Anamorphic on a Budget channel. They should have you get started a lot easier without having to do these trial and error headaches.

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