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  1. 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 :(
  2. 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.
  3. au8ust

    letus anamorphic

    I've seen an introduction video just once so I'm not remember the focus correctly. Do you focus on the anamorphic lens or the taking lens?
  4. Not sure about the 5D Mark III. I used it once but if I recall correctly it's same as 7D and 50D that it's like you're looking on a monitor running at 14-18 fps. Very disturbing for me.
  5. You can set 1.25, 1.33, 1.4, 1.5, 1.66 and 2x. However, I found it's has some delay so better stick with external monitor with anamorphic mode.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Rob, are you trying to contact Sean? His email is helicoptersean at gmail I've been sending some emails back and forth with him for a few times since Nick posted the eBay link. He is a bit slow at replying but he does reply.
  9. I think we can request for the features we need with him. By the way, he adds a focus gear by default.
  10. 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:
  11. Mine got all the aperture blades completely jammed. Going to send it to Bernie too. I think in reality, you don't even want to use that lens as a taking lens. However, it feels good to have a complete unit. That would be the only reason I want to fix mine.
  12. What does the silent mode do exactly? Continuously take RAW/JPEG photos for a limited time?
  13. http://vandiemenbroadcast.co.uk/Van-Diemen-Cine-Iscorama-conversion £850.00 for regular engraving or £945.00 for custom engraving.
  14. Is that the Van diemen the same guy who who did >this Iscorama modification? or they're completely different people? edit: Just found out Van Diemen made the mod for redstan.
  15. Not quite what I've experienced :) I sold a lens set for $9500 and PayPal fee was $370.80 and the eBay fee was $250. Anyway, we'd better not getting this off-topic.
  16. I actually think the prices on eBay are usually higher because sellers want to cover eBay and PayPal fees which are quite high. Selling something for 5 grand you will probably end up with paying at least $500 for the fees.
  17. I don't get the crop factor. The press release says at the beginning that BMPCC has 2.88x but at the table at the end they say it's 3.02x.
  18. Just want to update about the the NEWAY CL76HO-X. Although it has custom aspect ratio settings, but the settings are very limited and couldn't enable 2x desqueezed images. I have the Zacuto EVF Pro which is great but the screen is too small for anamorphic viewing :/
  19. au8ust

    Mystery lens

    Looks like a lens designed for Super 8mm film camera.   Found a video here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuTgJWuIcKU   Info from eBay UK a year ago http://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/vintage-photography-super-80-magnum-281917893
  20. Has anyone else tried the Kinor 10-100 on BMPCC?
  21. Thank you Dan for the information! Really appreciated that!
  22. Super lucky! I got one Iscorama Cinegon for less than $500 but it has a lot of imperfections :(
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