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  1. I have one of these, albeit for playing ingress all day on my phone.. Sweet....


    I believe this is the one: http://www.amazon.com/15000mAh-Portable-Ultra-High-Capacity-External/dp/B00D5T3QK4/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1393350981&sr=8-2&keywords=anker+battery

    (I got mine as a gift)

    $50, 15000mAh.  It even has an LED flashlight for digging around in your bags at night!   :D


    Recharges via micro-usb, but I've found you have to use the cable they use as standard microusb cables are a little too loose and will fall out.  Hrm, two of these charged up will more than do a day's worth, and keeping a couple charged batteries would give you options for running without it...

    Hi Shane,


    I have a similar one. How do you connect the USB cable to BMPCC's 0.7mm connector?

  2. Just want to share this moment :D


    I used to ask this about a year ago whether it's possible to use a Lomo Roundfront Anamorphic lens in PL mount with a Canon camera with a PL adapter. Most people said that can't be done due to the mirror, the mount size, etc... So I've decided to order a PL mount adapter to give a try and... it works! Even with the squarefront one but just the 80mm.


    There is no need to remove the mirror for most roundfront lens like 75mm, 100mm and 150mm and even the Squarefront 80mm because they have short rear part. But for the 50mm it has a bit longer rear mount so you need to tape the mirror.


    Sample stills from the Roundfront 75mm can be found here.


    Too bad, I don't work full time for filmmaking now. Otherwise, this would be even more exciting for me :(



  3. You're right about the resolution. You don't gain any resolution by using an anamorphic lens especially for 1.5x or 2x anamorphic lenses. And that's because your camera's sensor is not 4:3 format like film cameras in the past that anamorphic lenses are built for. That way, they get beautifully anamorphic widescreen ratio without cropping the top and bottom of 4:3 aspect ratio.


    If you're shooting a 16:9 sensor and just want to get 2.40:1 then just crop the top and the bottom a bit then you're fine. If you need real anamorphic artifacts like oval bokeh, horizontal flares and barrel distortions then you have to sacrifice some (a lot of) pixels.

  4. First of all I have seen the exact listing on eBay long time ago with the exactly same photos used. Unless the buyer from that eBay listing decided to put his lens on CL, it's probably just a scam. So pay attention there.


    Second, from what I see the anamorphic adapter on the lens above is a rear adapter. A rear anamorphic adapter won't give you any anamorphic artifact like flares or oval bokeh but just squeezing the images.

    Using the 20-120 lens as a spherical lens only should be great. It's one of the most fine LOMO zoom lenses so far.


    Hope that helps.

  5. From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iscorama


    Iscorama 2001

    The first of the early 1990s sealed anamorphic monobloc Iscoramas. These were the spiritual successors to the original Iscorama, but were much more limited in their range of possible applications due to their sealed construction and fixed anamorphic optics. Ironically, some of the 2000 series lenses were also optically inferior to their 1960s forebears.

    Like all the lenses in this series, the Iscorama 2001 was a strange hybrid of ISCO anamorphic optical elements and components cannibalised from another manufacturer’s prime lens. In order to keep these new monobloc anamorphics as compact and lightweight as possible, and to minimise vignetting effects, ISCO were obliged to craft them from 50mm prime lenses with relatively small diameter front lens elements. This ruled out the use of high-end, fast maximum aperture primes, and all but one of the 2000 series anamorphic were constructed from inexpensive, entry-level donor lenses; in this case, Nikon’s F-mount 50mm f/1.8.

    The 2001 was produced in both single-coated and multicoated versions, and along with the 2004, is the only 2000 series lens to sometimes feature a serial number on the front lock ring. These appear to be rather random, covering a range from 00002 to 73892.

  6. Would anyone send their Iscorama 54 or the similar for conversion? I have an Iscorama 16:9 video attachment 1.42x (one like the 54 version with a different squeezing ratio) that I might send to get a conversion, purely for aesthetics. Christopher at Van Diemen replied me:


    Iscorama 54- We would be happy to take this one on but we have not done a design for it yet- Delivery including design time minimum of 120days . The first unit would be expensive and include a design time cost element. If you could find some other users who were interested we could reduce this charge significantly.


    If we base the sale price on £900-00 (To be confirmed when we see it) Design part costs based on previuos experience with the 54s £400-00 if you could  get 4 together £100 each.


    I am fairly certain the figures are good but we would like to have a lens to measure up before confirming



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