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  1. Hi there, Can I please get some opinions on what I should rent each of the following 4 packages out at, per day and per week, in US Dollars? Many thanks. ISCORAMA 36 with fitted 0.8 pitch focus gear ring Isco-Nikon-mount f2.8 body & EOS adapter Tokina +0.4 72mm Achromatic Diopter SLR Magic +.033 77mm Achromatic Diopter + Heliopan Step-ring SLR Magic +1.33 77mm Achromatic Diopter + Heliopan Step-ring 0.43x 72mm Wide Angle adapter +1,2,4&10 72mm Diopters (Cheap) Redstan Clamp Step-rings for most common taking-lens sizes Pelican Case ISCORAMA 42 MC with fitted 0.8 pitch focus gear ring R
  2. They're bloody well made - solid enough to hold my Iscoramas They're also less common as a set than Zeiss and Leicas, which local DPs have in abundance near me. Plus they're characterful and cheap, and reasonably consistent. I've got a wide range of Helios, Tair, Zenit bla bla blas that make a 'set', but they're very wacky, and not consistent at all. Cameras are for christmas, Lenses are for life.
  3. ​http://www.ebay.com/itm/Seamless-Follow-Focus-Gear-for-Iscorama-54-Lens-/261668990574?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cecafee6e This seller can custom make them for you - just get in touch with him and provide the dimensions he needs - they're pretty much a perfect fit, I grub screw them in place so that there is no slippage at all.
  4. Here's a set I'm slowly collecting / modifying. Pentax SMC Takumars: 17mm f424mm f3.535mm f250mm f1.4 - 7 element50mm f1.4 - 8 element55mm f1.885mm f1.8105mm f2.8135mm f2.5200mm f4I've de-clicked them, had 3d printed focus and aperture gears fitted and lightly grub screwed, shimmed them all for infinity focus with EOS adapters, and have 80mm fronts on all but the 17mm. Yes, they're a bit slow at either end, but with an A7s, plenty of fun to be had.
  5. I’ve got a Schneider 138mm Close-Up +1/2. I’ve also got a question. If I want to cut this down so I can mount it in a 95mm threaded housing (for an Iscorama54), Does the power of the diopter drastically change? I’m guessing it doesn’t. But I’d love to hear from a smart / experienced person. (I prefer to ask stupid questions than make stupid mistakes.) Thanks in advance for your advice.
  6. Here's a new link to an updated prores4444 version: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/ef7ov6o5x52i14y/R6cSuFmo-c and Vimeo link: https://vimeo.com/88869240 ANAMORPHIC ADAPTER: Iscorama 54 ACROMATIC DOUBLETS / DIOPTERS: Redstan +.25 Achromat Tokina +.4 Achromat Voightlander Focar A Diopter Voightlander Focar B Diopter LENSES Carl Zeiss Jena DDR Flektogon f/2.4, 35mm Mir-1B f/2.8, 37mm Asahi Pentax Super Takumar f/1.4, 50mm Helios 77M-4 f/1.8, 50mm Helios 44 f/2, 58mm Helios 44M-4 f/2, 58mm Helios 40-2 f/1.5, 85mm Helios f/2.8, 135mm Tair 11a f/2.8, 135mm Jupiter 6-2 f/2.8, 180
  7. Thanks for your info, keen to try a set of Nikkors Ai-s on them too, and that's really interesting that the box said they're designed for zooms. I've updated the vimeo video and dropbox link (probably still uploading) with the following lenses: Asahi Pentax Super Takumar f/1.4, 50mm Helios 77M-4 f/1.8, 50mm Helios 44 f/2, 58mm Helios 44M-4 f/2, 58mm Helios 40-2 f/1.5, 85mm Will keep adding to it as I get through my other lenses - I have the Tair & Jupiter too.
  8. Here's a prores4444 version: https://www.dropbox.com/s/5e0e6o8q1668wnu/Iscorama54_Diopter_Aperture_Test_prores4444.mov
  9. Yeah, it does go a bit crap wide open, you're right. I've got some other Helios 58s / Super Taks 50s that I'll do it again on too - just ran out of energy after that one. Will link a Prores4444 version to this too on a dropbox link. Yes, it's the doublet from Redstan. I'd be interested to hear what lenses you've found the sharpest combos - had a Mir-1b on a scarlet with this adapter at 4K, was soft round the edges, but in a good way.
  10. Hi there - here's a link to download this test: http://vimeo.com/jaemorrison/iscorama54test01 I was interested in seeing what Apertures were sharp with different Achromats & Diopters. Rather than waste even more time cutting a boring video, I've just uploaded a boring image sequence for you to download and step through frame-by-frame. The Achromats and Diopters tested were: Redstan +.25 Achromat Tokina +.4 Achromat Voightlander Focar A Voightlander Focar B And some stacked combinations of the above. Apologies if the test isn't ideal (h264 certainly isn't) - thoug
  11. Great - thanks for that, wasn't completely sure it was - was hoping so.
  12. Hi there - I've got hold of one of these. All it has written on the side is: Tokina AT-X MC close-up 72mm JAPAN Any info would be appreciated on its diopter strength / if it's an achromat. Thanks, Jae.
  13. Hello there. I've picked up an Iscorama 54 (with a struggle, bloody heavy lump). Have been looking for the following without much success: 1: Angenieux single element +0.35 82mm 2: +0.25 82mm achromatic doublet 3: Tokina +0.4 72mm achromat Any links, offers or advice is much appreciated. If you've got any, please let me know via PM what you'd be keen to sell them for. Thanks a lot, Jae.
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