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Rick Moonbeam Darge

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  1. Selling my Iscorama Pre-36 beauty with the original taking lens! I bought this for a feature film back in 2014 and paid way more than my asking price. Used only indoors for 7 solid days. Upon completion the lens went back into the pelican where it was stored in my studio for the past 3 years. I've held onto it for sentimentality and because it's gorgeous but now it's time to say goodbye. No scratches. Very clean glass. No fungus. The usual internal dust inside the elements as one would expect from a lens that's from the late 1960s. Some mild oxidation on the physical barrel that bars no effect on image quality. I really love this lens and I'm sad to see it go but hopefully it will find a better home with more usage. I'm located in Los Angeles, California but will ship worldwide upon payment. ASKING $4,250 Also included in this sale; • SLR Magic 77 MC Achromatic Diopter +0.33 • SLR Magic 77 MC Achromatic Diopter +1.3 • (3) 72mm FUJIMI CLOSE FILTERS - +1, +2, +4 • Pelican 1200 Carrying Case ALL ITEMS CU FILTERS FRONT ELEMENT INSIDE CASE PELICAN CASE SIDE VIEW SIDE VIEW_2
  2. So get a step up or step down ring from XXmm to 55mm, put the redstan on an adjust distance with the thumbscrews? Seems easy enough
  3. On the main page of this website, Andrew has a picture of a pocketcam with a blue spacer ring. Anyone know who makes that? Looks convenient for lenses that aren't deeply recessed.
  4. Very cool. Thanks Rob Any experience going wider than a 35mm? I'm wondering what the widest I can go with this Isco and an s35 sensor
  5. I'm looking for a wide angle option for my S35 camera and Pre/36 Iscorama. Right now all I have is a 50mm. Any suggestions out there for older lenses that won't vignette on an s35 sensor? I heard the AIS Nikkor 28mm f/2.8 wasn't a bad option Thanks
  6. No actually I am still looking. I search everyday but sure if you wanna venture out in the darkness and brave the winds, Ill remain humbly under my warm covers waiting for the day, counting the seconds until you toss a Tokina doublet onto my door step, waking me from my hibernation and completing the holy trinity of glass triumph. Ill loan you a horse. A fine horse.
  7. Has anyone figured out how to put a hard stop back into the ring after the mod is finished?
  8. Let me know if anyone has one or knows someone who is selling one. Thanks rgdfilms@gmail.com
  9. Shooters, Thinking about doing the upgrade but wanted to field some opinions. How do you guys like it? Any negatives? How does it now affect which taking lenses you can use? I imagine the front element of the taking lens can't sit nowhere near as close as pre modification so I'm curious if that's a big impact on choice. Thanks Rick
  10. Do you guys have a formula for resizing your Pre36 Iscorama footage within FCP7 specifically. Right now I import at 1080P and but a -40 distortion on the height by using the built in adjustment tool when you open up a clip. Is this what other people are getting or am I off? I came to this number by shooting tests with focus charts and eyeballing and maybe my logic is off.. but I remember someone saying this is actually a 1.4x lens so 40% distortion..
  11. Thanks for the replies guys. That's what I'm basically trying to figure out. If I were to ever re-sell this Iscorama, I'm sure the potential buyer would dock me for not having the "complete" set. Makes sense for guys like us to use better glass but from a collectors point of view, it still has value. So my question is, what percentage of the overall used cost of a Pre 36 single coated Iscorama would be allocated towards the "taking lens"? 15% ? 30% ? I'd rather just negotiate with this particular seller a comfortable refund amount for the price I paid for the entire package because I feel I was a little misled. For me it just hurts resale value and that's what I'm trying to figure out here.
  12. Hey guys, I recently bought a Pre36 Iscorama lens off ebay. After getting it in the mail, I noticed that the Taking Lens was not as described. The seller described the taking lens as having an M42 mount but instead I got a lens with a MinoltaSR mount. Another issue was that the aperture ring was very difficult to twist and when I did close the iris down, none of the iris blades were visible, meaning, the iris blades are either missing or jammed up completely. Now I understand that the beauty of this lens is the ability to use other taking lenses which I have been doing but I feel a little cheated because the original taking lenses is useless. I spoke to a few of the Iscorama repair guys and they believe it will cost around $400 if it CAN be fixed. I've been talking to the original owner and he wants to make the sale correct so I'm asking you guys, the community, what do you think the TAKING LENS is worth? If it can't be fixed, how much do you think I should be asking as a refund? Is it worth 50% of the total cost of the package? 20%? I'm not sure.. Bernie from Super 16 Inc. (funny guy) said that it should be worth 35-40% but I haven't heard anything else to say otherwise. A side note, if I can successfully fix this issue, is it possible to use a MinoltaSR adapter to EOS without having to get an adapter with a corrective lens? All of the MInolta to EOS adapters I've seen have a corrective piece of glass within them that fixes the flange issue. I've considered the option of paying someone like Duclos lenses to hack off the minoltaSR mount and permanently install an EOS adapter but that is sure going to be pricey. Thanks for the help guys. Other than the crappy taking lens, the front element is completely pristine and producing really amazing pictures on a 5D mark II. The lens really transforms your camera into something magical.
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