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    artiswar got a reaction from loybart in Single Focus Instructions for Anamorphic Projector Lenses   
    Well since we're hammering away at this, I'll chime in.

    I'm all for the democratization of technology. I saw these (FM whosawhatzit) and immediately started pouring over patents and the such, shortly finding that Iscos are afocal blocks with a variable diopter in the front. So here we have to individuals capitalizing on this "revelation." God Bless America. I, on the other hand, and planning on finding a cheaper solution with some "surplus" (surplusshed.com) and some shoddy test builds. Lucky for me, I have a friend that currently has a satellite (imaging, of course) in orbit and he's more than happy to hash out some details. Once I have some concrete findings, I'm sharing it with the world wide web. Every creative can benefit from this.
     
    Preach on @tonydtv!
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    artiswar got a reaction from DirectorCH in Good vintage taking lens ideas between 58mm-85mm   
    Delved into this for a bit and built a nice set of bloomy organic taking lenses. My picks so far. 
    Zeiss Biotar 58mm f2 (black m42 version)
    - sharp, beautiful bokeh, not too clinical. 
    Kiev 8b 65mm f3.5 for Salyut 88
    - such a hard focal length to find but sometimes it’s perfect. Slow, and so so bokeh, but a nice flat focal length 
    Meyer Optik Primoplan 75mm f1.9
    - essentially the softer, longer cousin of the biotar. Lots of blades, gorgeous bokeh, and a great anamorphic focal length. I got the black reissue used on BH for $1000
     
    and the classic Jupiter 9 for the 85mm. Love the softness. 
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    artiswar got a reaction from Observe8 in Lets talk Cinelux and Ultra Stars!   
    All three were Cinelux WA, Canon 50mm 1.8, and a GH2.

    Very sharp, very crisp and defined flares.

    No longer own this and kind regret getting rid of it. Own a version 2 Hypergonar now, which in comparison has much less crisp but very long flares. I would say the Cinelux is more clinical and the Hypergonar more filmic and organic. 
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    artiswar got a reaction from Justin Bacle in Internal focussing cheap legacy lens ?   
    It is! Even shooting spherical. 
    In the zoom test I used the full range. On the teaser, 35 pretty much covered but was too distorted and wide for most of the content. The big stationary wides were 35-40. 
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    artiswar got a reaction from Timotheus in Internal focussing cheap legacy lens ?   
    Nikon 35-70mm f3.5 Macro works great for me. It zooms internally, so it sitting with the scope on rails work great. I'd have to check Focus, as I use this with a single focus solution.  Shot this with this set up on a RED Dragon. 
     
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    artiswar got a reaction from elgabogomez in Internal focussing cheap legacy lens ?   
    Nikon 35-70mm f3.5 Macro works great for me. It zooms internally, so it sitting with the scope on rails work great. I'd have to check Focus, as I use this with a single focus solution.  Shot this with this set up on a RED Dragon. 
     
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    artiswar got a reaction from tweak in Internal focussing cheap legacy lens ?   
    Nikon 35-70mm f3.5 Macro works great for me. It zooms internally, so it sitting with the scope on rails work great. I'd have to check Focus, as I use this with a single focus solution.  Shot this with this set up on a RED Dragon. 
     
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    artiswar got a reaction from Justin Bacle in Red Dragon with FM + Kowa   
    Had the opportunity to throw my modded FM and Kowa B&H in front of a Dragon for a promo for a hopeful Netflix series. Taking lens was a Nikon 35-70mm f3.5 @ f5.6/8 all day. Hoya 1.2 ND inside the FM, in front of the Kowa. Shot at 5.5k 6:5. The glass really holds up. 
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    artiswar got a reaction from ken in FF 50mm 2x Anamorphic is possible!   
    At wider apertures, 45mm also covers the FF 2.40 area. 
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    artiswar reacted to rbbayliss in Interested in auto-focus anamorphic lens   
    Very cool stuff, so you merged together a Canon EF 40mm STM and a Cinelux ES 2x and now you have a working FF autofocus setup?
    How did you manage to align all of the elements so precisely, I'm guessing this is more involved than a it seems. Did you need any specialist gear or was it all done by hand?
    Are you going to post instructions or a tear down so that others can try it out too?
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    artiswar got a reaction from Jim Chang in Single Focus Instructions for Anamorphic Projector Lenses   
    Well since we're hammering away at this, I'll chime in.

    I'm all for the democratization of technology. I saw these (FM whosawhatzit) and immediately started pouring over patents and the such, shortly finding that Iscos are afocal blocks with a variable diopter in the front. So here we have to individuals capitalizing on this "revelation." God Bless America. I, on the other hand, and planning on finding a cheaper solution with some "surplus" (surplusshed.com) and some shoddy test builds. Lucky for me, I have a friend that currently has a satellite (imaging, of course) in orbit and he's more than happy to hash out some details. Once I have some concrete findings, I'm sharing it with the world wide web. Every creative can benefit from this.
     
    Preach on @tonydtv!
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    artiswar got a reaction from shanebrutal in Anamorphic and Zooms   
    In the past, I've found the two usually don't go together. But if you search hard enough, a sharp zoom can cut it. First test I shot using the Anamorphic Shop's Focus Module with a Schneider Cinelux MC and a Nikon 35-70 f3.5 on the a7s. ClearImage zoom was set to 1.3 to avoid vignetting across the full focal range (full coverage on MTF it seems). Most of this was shot wide open on the lens. Just sharp enough for my tastes. Hopefully in the coming days I'll get a test out using the 80-200 f2.8.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeMMkV9s3-U
    Any other experience with zooms and anamorphic?
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    artiswar reacted to Tito Ferradans in Anamorphic and Zooms   
    Is there a warp stabilizer going on in some of the shots, or is that rolling shutter, or am I just too tired and not seeing things straight?
    Anyway, awesome test. I just bought the Tokina 28-70, and expect good results from it. Will post when it arrives and I get the chance to actually test.
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    artiswar reacted to Caleb Genheimer in Anamorphic and Zooms   
    Works well! One that is on my list to try is the Pentax "stack of primes" 35-105 f3.5. If it works decent, it might just stay on my Kowa/Rangefinder. It always looks best nearer to f4 anyway, on S35/APSC, 35mm is wider even than I can go by a little bit, and 100mm should me more than enough long end. It's an early zoom lens so no crazy complex optics, so I'm thinking it might work ok.
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    artiswar reacted to racer5 in Anamorphic and Zooms   
    Really nice. How are you focusing during the zoom?
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    artiswar reacted to redimp in Anamorphic and Zooms   
    I love the way the scene with pets looks.
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    artiswar reacted to BrooklynDan in Anamorphic and Zooms   
    I think that was a pretty successful experiment. You zoomed in and out while maintaining focus and preserved that great anamorphic feel. Don't forget, the few front anamorphic zooms out there from Hawk and Panavision are rare and incredibly expensive. This set-up must've cost what a Hawk 45-90mm costs for a single rental day.
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    artiswar got a reaction from Tito Ferradans in Anamorphic and Zooms   
    In the past, I've found the two usually don't go together. But if you search hard enough, a sharp zoom can cut it. First test I shot using the Anamorphic Shop's Focus Module with a Schneider Cinelux MC and a Nikon 35-70 f3.5 on the a7s. ClearImage zoom was set to 1.3 to avoid vignetting across the full focal range (full coverage on MTF it seems). Most of this was shot wide open on the lens. Just sharp enough for my tastes. Hopefully in the coming days I'll get a test out using the 80-200 f2.8.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeMMkV9s3-U
    Any other experience with zooms and anamorphic?
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    artiswar got a reaction from Ian Edward Weir in Anamorphic and Zooms   
    In the past, I've found the two usually don't go together. But if you search hard enough, a sharp zoom can cut it. First test I shot using the Anamorphic Shop's Focus Module with a Schneider Cinelux MC and a Nikon 35-70 f3.5 on the a7s. ClearImage zoom was set to 1.3 to avoid vignetting across the full focal range (full coverage on MTF it seems). Most of this was shot wide open on the lens. Just sharp enough for my tastes. Hopefully in the coming days I'll get a test out using the 80-200 f2.8.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeMMkV9s3-U
    Any other experience with zooms and anamorphic?
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    artiswar got a reaction from redimp in Anamorphic and Zooms   
    In the past, I've found the two usually don't go together. But if you search hard enough, a sharp zoom can cut it. First test I shot using the Anamorphic Shop's Focus Module with a Schneider Cinelux MC and a Nikon 35-70 f3.5 on the a7s. ClearImage zoom was set to 1.3 to avoid vignetting across the full focal range (full coverage on MTF it seems). Most of this was shot wide open on the lens. Just sharp enough for my tastes. Hopefully in the coming days I'll get a test out using the 80-200 f2.8.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeMMkV9s3-U
    Any other experience with zooms and anamorphic?
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    artiswar got a reaction from nahua in Acoustic Session - A7s, FM, Firelight   
    A7s ​(1.1 crop)
    Helios 58mm f2
    Hypergonar Anamorphic
    Anamorphic Shop's FM Lens
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    artiswar got a reaction from Cosimo murgolo in Acoustic Session - A7s, FM, Firelight   
    A7s ​(1.1 crop)
    Helios 58mm f2
    Hypergonar Anamorphic
    Anamorphic Shop's FM Lens
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    artiswar got a reaction from richg101 in Full Frame VS Crop Sensor Anamorphic   
    Helios 44 on near full frame (1.2 zoom) on the a7s is combatantly shallow. Even stopping down to f22 yields a super shallow DOF. 37mm on APS-C seems better for deep focus stuff. Here's the Helios wide open. 

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    artiswar got a reaction from Cosimo murgolo in The FM lounge (Discussion of anything not related to FM price and discount)   
    On the focus gear front, I had good luck with helicoptersean on ebay. 3D printed from measurements I gave him from calipers he shipped me. Easy and a snug enough fit without any screws or adhesive.
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    artiswar got a reaction from Hans Punk in The FM lounge (Discussion of anything not related to FM price and discount)   
    On the focus gear front, I had good luck with helicoptersean on ebay. 3D printed from measurements I gave him from calipers he shipped me. Easy and a snug enough fit without any screws or adhesive.
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