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  1. Thanks, everyone, for your replies to my post. It's all very useful information. Bioskop asked if I was speaking about the Kowa for Bell & Howell. Mine doesn't say Bell & Howell on it, just "Kowa Prominar Anamorphic 16-H." I had been eyeing up a Berogon 35mm f//3.5 lens because its zebra-pattern matches my anamorphic, and so seemed aesthetically suited to the lens (e.g., '> ). I've decided instead on an SMC Pentax-M 35mm f/2 lens because it'll open wider — plus I'm oddly partial to Pentax lenses ever since getting my first film camera, a Pentax ME-Super, as a teenager. This 35mm lens arrives soon, so I can see how it works for my purposes. ;-) Stefan
  2. I'm trying to decide how important the widest aperture is of the taking lens for my Kowa (2:1) anamorphic lens. From the EOSHD guide, 35mm is the widest I should go for a MFT camera body. I see many 35mm lenses with f/3.5 for sale on eBay. Is that adequate for most outdoor shoots? How much light is lost by the anamorphic? I was considering a (possibly rarer) 35mm lens with f/2. How important is the widest f-stop in the taking lens for an anamorphic lens? Thanks! Stefan
  3. Andy, You mention liking the Carl Zeiss Flektogon 35mm f2.4 lens as your taking lens for the Kowa 8z. What's the lens diamater of the Flektogon lens and how do you attach it to the Kowa 8z? Do you use a lens clamp (which kind) or direct attachment with step-up/down adaptors (which kind)? Thanks! Stefan
  4. Thanks. Your answer echoes the other poster's comment. My logic was flawed.
  5. Do anamorphic lenses (on CMOS cameras) reduce or worsen the rolling shutter effect? I'm thinking that anamorphic lenses should reduce the effect. Because the lens compresses the horizontal dimension, objects appear thinner as they are recorded so there is less horizontal movement (as objects move horizontally) during the rolling shutter's operation. This would imply that as a vertical object passes by the lens (quickly), the rolling shutter effect isn't too pronounced when you stretch the footage to a widescreen aspect ratio. But on a forum post (on this site), someone wrote, "rolling shutter being exaggerated by the horizontal stretch." So maybe my thinking about this is missing something? Has anyone done a test? I searched online for "anamorphic" and "rolling shutter effect" but I don't see any (immediate) answers. Thanks in advance for any insights people can give.
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