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    Rudolf reacted to Zak Forsman in The Rectilux 3FF-W // Comparison of Kowa Bell & Howell and the Schneider ES Cinelux   
    Here is The Rectilux 3FF-W with a 25mm from SLR Magic at T/2.8 on a GH4. I'm prepping for another feature in the next couple months and wanted to start making direct comparisons between the Kowa Bell & Howell and the Schneider ES Cinelux. First, I wanted to see CUs of an actor as well as some focus pulls. 
     
     
     
     
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    Rudolf got a reaction from Julian in babies   
    Hey Julian, your Petit Cinevision must be really one of the rarest anamorphic adapters out there and  I remember the discussion about it here on the forum back then... And YES - you should take it out as the image looks very good!  BTW the focusing with the Bolex-Möller is so easy because you can just grab both taking lens and the Möller and focus both at the same time. This works because the throw of the Möller from 1m to infinity is only about 90º (from 0.5 to 1m it is another 90º) But this doesn't work with Nikons of course... but great with Canon FD for example.
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    Rudolf reacted to AaronChicago in I have £25k to spend on gear   
    Someone needs to make a RED shell that houses other cameras. Most clients wouldnt know the difference but would be STOKED.
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    Rudolf reacted to Bioskop.Inc in Anamorphic on a Budget.   
    Nice one Tito - its good to see someone dedicating their time to creating this resource.
    Its nice to see someone else thinking that the 42 is the sharpest of all the Iscoramas & its metal!
    I've found that you can run'n'gun with the 54, yes its heavy but that weight really gives you that extra bit of stability. However, as Rudolf has said, its not that easy with the Tokina combo (too long more than too heavy), which I think is my new favourite taking lens. I've also noticed with the 54 that it can be picky with taking lenses, some producing sharper images than others - the Super Takumar 55mm f1.8 producing the sharpest images (its also the funniest match due to the enormous size differences).
    Recently, been filming a lot with the Isco Widescreen 2000 in combo with the Mir 24m 35mm f2 + RJ focal reducer on the BMPCC - it has now become my goto R'n'G anamorphic. For some reason I never really felt the love for the WS 2000 on other cameras or perhaps I didn't give it enough time - just glad i kept it.
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    Rudolf reacted to Tito Ferradans in Anamorphic on a Budget.   
    Thanks Rudolf. Indeed, run-and-gun is not ideal, but it beats any double focus system, no matter how light it is, don't you think? Maybe I'll do the drop test with the VD Isco. NOT. hahahaha! The original 36 would be blown to pieces if dropped, anyway!
    Well, life turned out easier than I expected and the second review is up: Iscorama 42.
    ANAMORPHIC ON A BUDGET - ISCORAMA 42.
    http://www.tferradans.com/blog/?p=7633
    For the third review, I'm thinking of the small Century Optics adapter, or the Panasonic LA7200, which are more "budget-like" lenses. The third option is Kowa for Bell & Howell. I'll be working on the Rectilux review on the side.
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    Rudolf reacted to Julian in seems like there is a tiny spot of fungus inside my iscorama36....what can i do?   
    http://www.ephotozine.com/article/b-w-filters-are-fighting-lens-mildew-with-uv-light--27637
    Pretty interesting device.
     
     
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    Rudolf reacted to nahua in SLR Magic Anamorphot 2X test + GH4 Ana Mode   
    @Jed worst dual focus ever.  Don't waste your time with SLR Magic.  Better to get a cheap Sankor or other 2x anamorphic.  Or just get a Cinelux and Focus Module and you'll have a single focus solution.  Perfect for run-and-gun one man operation.
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    Rudolf reacted to richg101 in SLR Magic Anamorphot 2X test + GH4 Ana Mode   

    For landscape, low end anamorphics are the worst choice.  Even the best wide anamorphics will never match a basic wide angle spherical lens.  Gone are the days when anamorphic selection is to obtain greater resolution.  shooting on 16:9 mode with a high end wide lens and cropping will result in an overall better image for when dof characteristics are unimportant.  Anamorphic landscape shots where all is in focus gains no resolution or aesthetic advantage   Barrel distortion is also an undesirable quality for landscape shots.
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    Rudolf reacted to Tito Ferradans in Anamorphic on a Budget.   
    I finally finished the first of the anamorphic video reviews I set out to do a few months ago. The next ones won't take as long! I present you the mighty Iscorama 54.
    Please let me know what you think of it, what worked and what could be improved, which lenses would you like reviewed and if you thought of it as useful or just more of  the same of what we have around the web. 
    ANAMORPHIC ON A BUDGET - ISCORAMA 54.
     http://www.tferradans.com/blog/?p=7541
    If you haven't watched/read my ground rules for the video reviews yet, check my other post!
    ANAMORPHIC VIDEO REVIEWS - GROUND RULES​
    http://www.tferradans.com/blog/?p=7508
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    Rudolf reacted to Hans Punk in SLR magic single focus anamorphic attachment   
    Rangefinder will work on any lens, anamorphic or spherical. Looks like it's all aboard the morphic single focus bandwagon express! Price sounds good providing the optic quality is there (have doubts, yet would love to be proved wrong)...after all, all that these single focus adapters are - are variable diopters focused by a helicoid, not the Manhattan project like some would want you to believe.
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    Rudolf reacted to Julian in Iscorama + 50mm f/1.4 + speedbooster wide open   
    Anamorphic is not just about a wider aspect ratio. Characteristics like flare and oval bokeh are much more important in my opinion.
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    Rudolf reacted to itimjim in GH4, Bolex 16/32 1.5x, Speedbooster and Focal Lengths   
    Eris
    You are right. When you start hitting the very far edges of the Bolex, it starts to distort. Not a problem locked down, but distracting otherwise, and pain ugly on pans.
    I use my 16/32 with a set of FDs and I love the look. Quite simply the best rendering anamorphic I've seen and used, even ISCO. So much resolving power and a natural low contrast effect that can help a lot of digital artifacts. 
    I'd be interested to know where you got your lens calibrated. 
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    Rudolf got a reaction from nahua in Reminisce - Short Film shot on GH4 + FM Module   
    Just beautiful and who cares about distortion?
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    Rudolf got a reaction from johnnymossville in Short film shot with Iscorama 36   
    I was just looking for a used GH2 because I thought there must have been a pricedrop meanwhile - no way!!! There is no significant decline in price that speaks for itself.
    'Staffpick' - well deserved :)
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    Rudolf reacted to Leepatterson in BMPCC and SLRM Anamorphot Short   
    short I did last year with BMPCC/SLRM Anamorphot
     
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    Rudolf got a reaction from johnnymossville in Short film shot with Iscorama 36   
    I am stunned! Very Impressive attention to detail. The colors, Locations, atmosphere...
    and the image qualitiy is amazing. Is the GH2 superior to GH4??? Shouldn't have sold mine ?
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    Rudolf reacted to nahua in Reminisce - Short Film shot on GH4 + FM Module   
    My short film Reminisce shot on a GH4 + FM Module
     
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    Rudolf reacted to johnnymossville in Short film shot with Iscorama 36   
    That was great.  The emotion on the Walrus's face were spot on.   Beautifully done.
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    Rudolf reacted to Lucian in Short film shot with Iscorama 36   
    Little short shot with iscorama and GH2.
     
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    Rudolf got a reaction from richg101 in Iscorama in it's "natural surrounding"   
    I am not a pro filmmaker  - just enjoy making some music and having fun with mostly super-8 film.
    As many of you might know a lot of the Iscos were developed with the film enthusiasts in mind (the 54 for example were built in to fit most of the Braun Nizos, and Schneider Variogon lenses with their 62mm threads) but sadly there are very few movie clips online. So here are two clips I made last year. I think the Iscorama perfoms very good even with the small film format. Focusing is not easy and sometimes the image becomes very soft. But for me that is not so bad as I am not into that super crisp and ultra sharp look. And when the film is projected with the Iscorama in front everything looks even better (and it will be always stretched perfect ).
     
     
     
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    Rudolf got a reaction from Gabriel Copoeru in Iscorama in it's "natural surrounding"   
    I am not a pro filmmaker  - just enjoy making some music and having fun with mostly super-8 film.
    As many of you might know a lot of the Iscos were developed with the film enthusiasts in mind (the 54 for example were built in to fit most of the Braun Nizos, and Schneider Variogon lenses with their 62mm threads) but sadly there are very few movie clips online. So here are two clips I made last year. I think the Iscorama perfoms very good even with the small film format. Focusing is not easy and sometimes the image becomes very soft. But for me that is not so bad as I am not into that super crisp and ultra sharp look. And when the film is projected with the Iscorama in front everything looks even better (and it will be always stretched perfect ).
     
     
     
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    Rudolf got a reaction from Hans Punk in Iscorama in it's "natural surrounding"   
    I am not a pro filmmaker  - just enjoy making some music and having fun with mostly super-8 film.
    As many of you might know a lot of the Iscos were developed with the film enthusiasts in mind (the 54 for example were built in to fit most of the Braun Nizos, and Schneider Variogon lenses with their 62mm threads) but sadly there are very few movie clips online. So here are two clips I made last year. I think the Iscorama perfoms very good even with the small film format. Focusing is not easy and sometimes the image becomes very soft. But for me that is not so bad as I am not into that super crisp and ultra sharp look. And when the film is projected with the Iscorama in front everything looks even better (and it will be always stretched perfect ).
     
     
     
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    Rudolf reacted to robbing in Helmet (Lomo ana)   
    A little CGI short with Blackmagic Pocket and square front Lomo anamorphic as adapter.
     
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    Rudolf got a reaction from Cinegain in GH4 body + PANASONIC Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 or?   
    I was thinking about the NX1 as well but went for a used GH4 (€1.000). What I like about the GH4 is the fact that it is very reliable and a "grown up" camera system with lots of glass. I only own 14-140mm and the 35-100 and use them very rarely. For video I use FDs, Nikon and M42 with cheap speedboosters and anamorphic adapters.
    You could buy a cheap Canon FD 20mm 2.8 plus 100$ speedbooster and you are pretty wide and fast...
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