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  1. @araucaria - I am getting a B and H Kowa. However I need to get a cheaper one for my friend. And he doesn't want to splash money on the FM focus module. Atleast not yet. And since the Super Cinelux is tack sharp , I'm sure he could live with not being able to pull focus in shot. Hence, I inquired about the aforementioned info.
  2. Hello, can someone tell me what is the minimum focussing distance on the Schneider Super Cinelux without diopters? Also is the focus knob version better or the allen key focussing version better?
  3. Sorry, I just came up with another confusion. I forgot to mention that I'll be using the GH2. So technically the FD 35mm f2.0 will behave like a 70mm lens. In that case the 2x Anamorphic will give a focal length of 70mm vertically and 35mm horizontally, right? Or will it give me 17.5mm horizontally and 35mm vertically? The second scenario feels more like wishful thinking, but just want to be sure. Thanks
  4. Hello guys, I have decided to buy a 2x Kowa bell and howell and have the Canon FD 35mm f2.0 coming over as my widest taking lens. Now if I'm not wrong, horizontally with 2x anamorphic attached to it, it will give me a focal length that will be something like a 17.5mm lens horizontally. However what I wanted to ask was, if I crop the resulting 3.55 anamorphic aspect ratio to 2.66 , what will be the focal length of the lens that survives? As in, how wide will the 35mm still be horizontally after cropping the 17.5mm FOV 3.55 aspect ratio footage to 2.66? Somewhere around 22 - 24mm ? I hope I am not confusing with my language. Thanks
  5. with regards to this listing http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/RARE-Kowa-BELL-Howell-2x-ANAMORPHIC-Cinemascope-CAMERA-Lens-PROJECTOR/371200137153?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140107090050%26meid%3D7a83ab60c7dc4e93b2fb4f07bce75807%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D20140107090050%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D10%26sd%3D371168815744 I checked for completed listings and found this from a few months back by the same seller http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/034-KOWA-Bell-amp-Howell-2-x-ANAMORPHIC-Cinemascope-CAMERA-Lens-034-16mm-PROJECTOR-Mint-/371168815744?nma=true&si=4Vz6BC4oNTDmDmh8pnTdi9pBd7U%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557 If you look at the recent listing, the photo showing the glass element of the Kowa bell and Howell is exactly the same photo as from two months back. I don't know what to read into this (whether the seller was just lazy to put up pictures of the actual lens or the previous auctioned lens was returned back to him?) seeing as the seller has good feedback, but it makes me uneasy.
  6. Thank you Ken, i understand it now. And your English is pretty good!
  7. @Ken - I'm sorry but I failed to understand what you meant there, hence I am a little confused. Do you mean screwing on a 52mm filter thread of an FD lens (I'll be using fd 35 and FD 50mm , both with 52mm filter thread) to the 52mm rear thread of a clamp is a bad idea? I presume putting both lenses closest is what I would want to be doing and if yes, then how do I proceed about this? Isn't screwing directly the 52mm filter of the FD to the 52mm rear of the clamp the best way to put both lenses closest? I'm sorry if I sound confusing, because I'm actually confused. Also since I don't have much experience with shooting anamorphic before, I didn't understand much from the pictures in your gallery. Best.
  8. Thanks a lot everyone on this thread who helped me out. I have wrestled out some money from my tight budget and decided to go all out for a Kowa Bell and Howell. However I was wondering what clamp I need to purchase to adapt to my fd taking lenses with 52mm thread? I've looked at Redstan but emails are met with no reply. Does anyone have one to sell with a 52mm rear thread? Also if I scour on Ebay how do I know which redstan clamp will work with the Kowa bell and howell 2x?
  9. @Juan le - Thanks a lot Juan for the link! I'll take a decision soon. However you have managed to persuade me that going for the damaged kowa is indeed a bad idea. But just for the off the hand knowledge, can you tell me what that "rainbow effect" on the lens means? Does it mean it's inner elements are now misalligned? I searched but couldn't find an answer on the internet. Probably my searching skills need improvement.
  10. @enny - Thanks. I'll check that one out too. I'm however leaning more and more towards the Kowa Bell and Howell. I have come across one that has a few spots of fungus and the seller also mentions that it has the rainbow effect. Would you know what this "rainbow effect" is? Also will my image quality suffer badly owing to these two factors? I'm getting this for less than 200 dollars hence it is tempting. But I can't be sure if the lens is already crippled owing to this rainbow effect and fungus. Is it possible to perhaps get the fungus cleaned at a camera shop? Thanks
  11. @Juan Le - Thank you for the reply. I'll check the Rectimascope out. However first impressions tell me it might be too front heavy to mount.for me. I have also been checking out the Sankors and also the gold Schneider super Cinelux ones. But I am unable to decide as yet. How would you compare the Sankors against the Schneiders in terms of Image Quality, Focussing and Widest aperture or Focal length I can shoot without vignette ?
  12. Hello, I recently got a used Hacked Gh2 and plan to work with narrative stuff. However I am a sucker for the anamorphic look but without the budget to support it. 1.33x is way less Anamorphicy and 2x is way too anamorphicy according to my personal taste and 1.5x is the sweet spot (subjectively), which is sadly very pricey. I am aware of an MJPEg hack on the gh2 to use 2x anamorphic but I much rather prefer AVCHD, I was hoping if you guys could suggest a cheap 1.5x anamorphic solution, which I understand may not be very cheap? If that is the case, I am willing to settle with 2x Anamorphic too. My requirements in the anamorphic would include close focus (from infinity upto 8-10 feet is fine. A bonus if I can go more closer). Not much preference for single focussing if the lens is sharp wide open. I'm willing to live with the hassles of double focussing. What would be the 2x or 1.5x cheap (cheap being a key word) anamorphic for my needs? For 1.5x I am willing to let go a little on IQ but for a 2x anamorphic, I would prefer good IQ and sharpness. Also I might not be able to order different types of clamps sold by vid atlantic and redstan as customs to my part of the world are very troublesome and I would not like to deal with them for more than one or two orders from another country. The taxes are too much for my budget. I understand I have placed many conditions. So I am sorry for that. Please let me know if I have any hope with these aforementioned conditions. Thank you
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