This is my very first post on EOSHD (although Iâ€™ve been following this blog for several years).
Iâ€™m Antoine, I live in Paris and Iâ€™m 21 years old!
(I would like to apologize for my pretty weak English, which is far from being perfect..)
I decided to join your community to contribute to the list of compatible BMPCC- C-Mount Lenses.
To introduce myself, here are some pictures of my actual BMPCC Rig
(with Contineo Cage â€“ Ginirig / follow focus â€“ homemade external battery adapter to V-lock battery â€“ Small HD DP4 â€“ Speedbooster (Chinese version) + 20-40mm Sigma etc...)
I also have some C-Mount lenses (otherwise It would be off topic :P ) :
10mm retrofocus Angenieux - f1.8 (That have already been discussed a lot here, a pretty weak lens as anyone must already know)
Kowa Ultra Wide Angle TV Lens - 6.5mm â€“ f1.8 Doesnâ€™t vignette, pretty soft on the edge at every apertures, strong distortion, but has a lot of charm (according to me) â€“ Flares are absolutely incredible!
Angenieux - 15mm - f1.3 One of my favorite lens, sharp at fast aperture, beautiful bokeh and flares.
Angenieux â€“ 25mm â€“ f0.95 A beautiful lens, although Iâ€™ve always preferred wide angles lensesâ€¦ But thatâ€™s personal. I find it a bit chirurgicalâ€¦ But the fast aperture and the color rendition make it a beast in some shooting scenarios!
Angenieux â€“ 50mm â€“ f1.5 â€“ Type S5 Worths A LOT (of money) but imho, It doesnâ€™t look terrific, but, once again â€“ Iâ€™m not fond of telephoto lensesâ€¦ And as is, Itâ€™s a very wonderful piece of glass! J
Thatâ€™s all for my C-mount contribution, But if ever you have the opportunity to grab one of them, at a fair price, donâ€™t hesitate, they all have lots of personality, and as an object, they are just beautiful as hell, the aperture mechanism is astonishing (but donâ€™t forget to declick them !) the iris blades seem to dances with each other when you stop the lens downâ€¦ So much more attractive than a Canon 50mm 1.8â€¦
Nevertheless, I confess, I do have some modern lenses, and I do recommend 2 relatively cheap Sigmas (you can grab them for less than 100 dollars on the Bayâ€¦)
The 28mm f1.8 and the 20-40mm f2.8â€¦ I own both of these (manual aperture models) and I DO recommend them, combined with a Chinese copy of the Speedbooster, It makes a pretty efficient combo, very polyvalent, you can easily mod them with a custom focus ring (with a 0.8 gear) and here you go, with your BMPCC Rig, youâ€™re going to rock hard on small projects.
A bit further than the original subject, here are a screenshot made with the Hypergonar Hifi x2 from Henri ChrÃ©tien, father of the Cinemascope !(That's me on the picture ! :))
"Hey all !"
Iâ€™ve been following Anamorphic indie threads for like 2 years, without having enough funds to join the party, the Hifi 2 makes some really cool stuff, Itâ€™s pretty fun to use too.. But only once in your life time, Itâ€™s really too heavy, even when used with an â€œalready heavyâ€ rig (such as Alexa XT + Master Prime)â€¦
Thatâ€™s why, Iâ€™m really after some small anamorphic adapters (such as the century one, the optex one or â€¦ my choice of heartâ€¦ the Yashica one ! I believe Iâ€™m looking for this last one so much, since Iâ€™ve won an auction on Ebay, and finally, for god sake, It appeared that someone made an higher bid than mine, after the ending timeâ€¦ Sometimes I really canâ€™t stand Ebayâ€¦)
Anyway, If ever youâ€™re planning to sell some small anamorphic adapters that suits my needs, donâ€™t hesitate to send me a PM ! J
Well, have a pleasant day, and see you soon.
Antoine from France !