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  1. The price is a bit steep I think. They go £1300-1600 on Ebay nowadays.

    ​Price is actually pretty reasonable. 4k US is about right, only one of your links is for a 36 and there is mention of "leaked" putty in the description. The only listings on ebay.com for decent looking 36s currently are 4k (starting bid) to 7k USD.

    As andrew said, let us know when you see a 36 for £1300, i'll buy it! I'll buy ten at that price, especially if they come with the tokina achromat as Ben's does.

  2. Recently one friend was watching The Walking Dead with True Motion on - it looked hideous, cheap and like a substandard soap opera shot interlaced on an old home movie camera. I switched it off, and BANG - it looked superb, cinematic, edgy ang gripping. All he said was "it looks blurry now." Don't you find this interesting?


    Just because there are people with unsophisticated or bad taste, doesn't mean we should just aspire to that level. Sure, work with what you have but i'd encourage everyone to aim high!

  3. All these new anamorphic options are exciting in theory but where is the exciting footage? I think if this and the other newer options want to really move units they should have a DP do something impressive showing the results they can achieve when used well. The bent jello cam tests aren't enough when asking people to part with $800-4000.


    That never seemed to come with the letus or the slr 1.3x and I don't hear much about those since they have been released except FS posts.

  4. I will try to dig some out soon. I shot a bunch of test footage of typical close ups with oval city lights in bg a few months ago, just to see if I could on s16. 2 tokinas to really push it haha :)


    I actually love the plastic iscorama because it's so light I can actually do geurilla & handheld on the d16. I even made a

    camera bag with a hole in the bottom for the pistol grip and foam cushion for to support he isco so I can just rip it out

    and go and then drop it back in and run!

  5. Rich, I use the iscorama with my fujinon 25mm f0.85 wide open without problems :) (this on s16 sensor)


    I agree regarding focal lengths limits at the wide end. Shooting narrative indoors with a vignette limit worse than the iscorama would be pretty cramped, I struggled to get the shots I wanted at times due to the vignette limits. I often use a century optics wide angle adapter now as suggested by Andy and it works a treat when you need a bit extra. And at 0.85 with diopters there is no problem extreme oval bokeh even on s16.

  6. Thanks! yes I agree the quality is great, I had one when I had a Kowa. $150 is a lot for a metal ring though.


    I'm trying to remember if it will make the join between the lens and adapter more secure than just using step rings.


    The iscorama can spin independently so it does not need a clamp for alignment, likewise adding/removing step rings gives you the closest possible mating between lens and adapter. To that end the only benefit of using a clamp with an iscorama would be security if it adds more...

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