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  1. I've actually only heard of one person who has gotten their isco back. I really want it done and could deal with 60 days, but a year is madness. Hopefully as they get more requests they will improve their workflow and turn around time though. As far as I know they are the only game in town re-housing them though so....

  2. Hey, Rob bannister sent his off to rich and he apparently re-lubed, close focused and added a new stopper.


    "I got mine relubed by by the guys at DSO, it was fast and their rate is fine but I got raped at customs for import they wouldnt recognize it was just being repaired....but its silky smooth and they did the close focus mod ith a new stopper while they had it too!"

  3. I'd do it if it was local. I tried to do the close focus mod myself, but couldn't get the ring off, even with rubber gloves!


    I'd like to hear about the new stopper, in the close focus mod thread someone was saying a new stopper wouldn't be


  4. shit now I'm tempted. If I get the right project to justify the investment, and you

    get yours back in a timely manner, I'm gonna pull the trigger.


    Where do u work in LA? I'm over at DW in Glendale.

  5. It's bs there is nowhere in LA to get this done!


    Did vandeimen give you a quote on turn around time?


    I'm sending my Isco out to vandiemen tomorrow.  I'll let you know how long it takes, and how much it costs with everything said and done...


    I personally went to 4 shops that were recommended to me all over LA.  1/2 of them just marveled at it, and shook their head and told me no, or no time to do it.  1 of them told me they could do it maybe but would probably take over 6 months, and the last one said to take it to vandiemen...


    And that's LA for ya..  LAzy.

  6. Rob, to answer your question, my isco 36 focus doesn't feel particularly tight, it probably requires less effort

    than my kowa to turn. I'd have sent mine off for van-deimen cine mod by now but the turn around time sounds

    to unpredictable. Their site says 90 days but others have reported much longer.


    Still holding out hope a reliable company will start doing it in the US.

  7. I believe the M43 speedbooster is supposed to bring the sensor up to the equivalent of asp-c.


    I know I'm kind of late to the party with on this, but it seems pretty ground breaking to be able to turn a 2.8 lens into a 1.8, you pay ALOT of money for that distinction in a lens. Not to mention bumping up your sensor size. I guess it does cost as much as a GH2 camera though.


    Will the increased aperture range work with old manual lenses like helios etc?

  8. Has anyone used the speedbooster with an anamorphic rig?


    The m43 metabones speedbooster is due out later this year and i'm wondering if there are any "gotchas"

    using it with older russian lenses (helios etc) and anamorphic adapters. I assume since it bumps up the width of the lens we can expect vignetting earlier....

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