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  1. Here's something shot on the Zeiss -     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtRh5hLXNBs
  2. These are rear anamorphics - so no ovular bokeh/streaks etc.   The new Zeiss Anas are front style, so they will have the typical looks, but the Angie zooms are also rear ana elements.   Essentially, new Anas with front elements are Zeiss primes only, followed by Hawks and (obviously) Panavision.
  3. You need to zoom in (resize) the frame until you get to an approx 1920X817 (go for 816 as it's safer to stay at even numbers).   Don't change A/R (from 2X) as your footage needs to be aspect ratio correct.
  4. Yes - it's a scam. Those images have been used quite a few times.
  5. I'd agree with Tony and Bioskop inc on these.   If they went onto a more open market (say Reduser), they'd be going for $4-$6K each. Bad/old Lomos are going for that now... and these stand the chance of being a matched (or close matched) set (and should be better than Lomos you'll find now).   I'd say the set would easily reach $25K more likely $30K+.   Put in a low ball as Tony said - that'll start the ball rolling at least.
  6. http://www.ebay.com/itm/LOMO-Anamorphic-50mm-F-2-OCT-18-Mount-Cinema-Lens-for-Arri-RED-Sony-Panasonic-/111043649580?pt=Camera_Lenses&hash=item19dab7a02c   This Ebay listing has some of your photos... the handmade lens cover seemed really familiar! :)   Presume this was sold onto them?
  7.   Yes - coloured signal flares are for the RNLI! :) or sticking in the face of people waving them around on beaches, in studios or in slow motion...    Another fad that's bugging me (in the UK) is the amount of TVC's shooting anamorphic for no reason... ie Supermarkets (with inane TV personalities) or DIY ads... don't get me wrong, I love anamorphic... but I can't see how the product is improved by ovular bokeh and lens flares. 
  8. The lens you've linked to sells for is missing it's front set of glass admittedly, but there's still a lot of other glass in the zoom section.   It's a very rare lens - selling for 17 or 20 times the price of this trashed one (which is why they're trying to sell it so high, I'd imagine). Complete ones (with damaged glass - but fully working) still reach 12/15 times this price.   But I agree that's a crazy price unless you're buying for spare parts.   It was listed first at $3K and it's been jumping up and down in price for a few days now.   A while ago I remember this seller also had a damaged K35 zoom... so maybe he's in a habit of dropping antique lenses - LOL :)
  9. Feeling better now... you're right about Ebay addiction, I've been bidding on lots of useless things (luckily I lost all the auctions!) LOL   Glad you're sorted with a 5D/T2i Foton shooting plan :)   PM'd you re the lens.
  10. Knew I'd seen some info on this lens and the 5D.   Here it is - https://vimeo.com/19643903 :) - read the comments on Vimeo for info.
  11. LOL I'm ill at the moment... a flu bug :( sleeping for a few hours then awake for 3 or 4... it's a bit rubbish! The GF has had it for a week and I've been ill for a few days... so probably more days of pain to come.    It's easier to surf as I can't even sum up the attention span to watch a movie... so Forums, Ebay and Youtube it is (!).   I know Olex is pretty busy being the 'go to guy' for Lomos, so I wouldn't want to second guess!    On the damaged lens, I don't envy my friend, it's a very hard to find Ana, so rare he's keeping it - hopefully I can test it next time I work with him.
  12. Glad Olex came back to you :)   On the lens that was damaged, it's an ultra rare anamorphic zoom (only a handful were made and was a lot of $$), so he's not very happy about the damage, as it means finding a replacement part for an already rare lens.   Sounds like you'll be good to go with the EF extender on the 5D or standard in the T2i.   I prefer zooms to primes (guess I'm lazy) - LOL.    Good thing about Olex (if the lens goes through him), will be the fix/collimation etc - he's the expert on all things Lomo!
  13. Yes - good find and a great price :)   It's in it's original box too.   One thing  you might want the seller to put a cover (maybe some foam/cloth) over the Foton-a ana lens. It normally has a card (with inner felt) cap (I'd presume your other Squarefront had a similar 'handmade' cover?). Extra padding/protection would be good.   I say this as a DP friend of mine recently received an ultra rare anamorphic zoom, that was damaged in the post... and that was sent in a modern Peli case - not an old style case.   The Foton is a really nice lens, it's not that fast - but with the sensors of all modern cameras  you really don't miss a few stops. And, as you have the diopters, you'll still get the modern crazy blur/bokeh for background and get nice portrait/headshots & close ups.   I bet you'll keep the lens, even if it's T2i only ;)   Keep updating when you get it.
  14. Glad the links helped... you're right to avoid the US/UK - customs hell!! LOL   Out of interest, where did you pick it up from? It's rare to see the Lomo/Foton-A and diopter set nowadays :)   I'm lucky, I have one full set (diopters etc) and a back up Zoom/Foton-A, but I'm always on the lookout for bargains!   On the portholing, it's hard to say... I know a Prime 70mm ana will work on FF/5D (check out Hunter's video from years back - he was one of the first to put a Lomo on a 5D), but that probably worked as it's a prime lens (fixed focal length).   I 'suspect' (might be wrong here!) that, as a zoom, the Foton will have a fixed image projection to the sensor/film (etc) that won't change in size as you zoom... so you may get a permanent porthole effect. But, then again, you may not!   You'll be safe with the T2i as that's APS-C :)
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