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  1. Hello.

    Here is my first "real" project with the VD Iscorama pre 36. 



    I shot with the RED ONE in 4K ANA mode with Leica R glass.
    90% i shot with the Leica R Summilux 35mm. I wanted to create something like still life images (like paintings) and just used DOF very subtle to pop out the singer (also 35mm Summilux plus Tokina 0.4 diopter). So maybe no super usage of the anamorphic look - but you know - you kinda feel it. I decided to go 1:1.85 because i needed space.

    Here is the setup (with an ARRI FF-5):

    VD Mod: As Tito mentioned >jaquets VD Mod Mod: Yeah - i def. want to go this direction - Changing lenses and rearrange the Isco takes some time. And you really want to have a lens support for this heavy load on your mount.

    All the best,

  2. I have 2 sets of taking lenses for the VD Iscorama:

    Set A (high quality): Leica R lenses
    Set B (strange bokeh): Russian lenses (helios, mir, jupiter) 




    ´Cause of the long focus throw: Are there any recommendations on 0.8 pitch focus wheels for a standard follow focus?


    - we've added a solid lens support (Vocas) 


    can you give me the exact parts of the Vocas lens support? 
    What is that ring around the Iscorama?




    I thought about something like an adapter for my swing-away-mattebox. So you can swing away your Iscorama and just change lenses.

    Here is my Tilta Rig:

  4. I don't need to fix the ISCO with the lens. The beauty of my Leica Summicron's (35, 50, 90) is that they have a moveable sunshade.
    I can move the sunshade over the ISCO`s thread.

    Ah nice!

    Mine arrived today:

    Maybe i´ll try your trick with my Leicas :)


    Btw: VD did a great job. Very solid. And i was lucky because i just waited about 3 weeks ;)

  5. Now I can change the taking lens within seconds, without a recalibration of the ISCO is necessary.



    It would be great to add a rotating filter thread to the lens so you an screw the Iscorama onto this thread without rotating the Iscorama.
    This rotating filter thread could look like an Variable-ND filter. One part remains fixed on the takting lens and the other part is rotating. 

  6. Sent mine to Van Diemen about 2 weeks ago ... Hate to shoot the next projects "un-anamorphic"  :ph34r:


    Three reasons why i did this:
    a) with the close focus mode (i did it myself) there is a chance of getting dust inside the lens when the lens is set to very close focus.

    b) protection
    c) focus gears

  7. a tiny version of something like a mbox donut, or just a plastic collar might do it. I'm reluctant to send to VD because they cover the rear element completely which means increased vignette on many lenses. I did inquire to see if they had any potential solutions but did not hear back.

    Any news on the donut cover?

    VD told me, that they are working on a lighter rear rehousing version - so there will be less vignetting.


    as quick hit says that dessicant sachet moisture absorber stuff is great.

    as i mentioned before for lens cleaning calotherm cloth and caloclear spray is the best product around used by many optical houses and rebranded with a different logo.

    tony, can you give me some hints where to get this products in europe?

  9. @ch_d 


    I'm considering cut up a rubber lens hood or trying to craft some sort of cover to stop dust getting in the gap of the close focus modded isco.


    I haven't been able to dream up a viable solution as yet.

    give me some infos when you´re doing this rubber mod. i thought about this too but i think i will send mine to VD

  10. Done :)



    My 50c after 2 weeks working with the "no stopper" Iscorama:

    I think a rehousing is important, because: if you set your lens to close focus than dust can enter the lens! (there is a little gap between the middle and front elements...)

    Has anyone tips for other rehousing factories except Van Diemen?

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