Jump to content

Bold

Members
  • Posts

    217
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Reputation Activity

  1. Thanks
    Bold got a reaction from Tito Ferradans in Anamorphic Store Lens Clamp   
    I wouldn't recommend buying a thing from that guy under any circumstances.  His products are overpriced and in some cases appear to be of poor quality.
    I'd recommend taking a look at Rapido Technology's clamp selection instead. I have one of his clamps. He doesn't mess around - the quality of workmanship is great and the prices are reasonable.
  2. Like
    Bold got a reaction from thephoenix in Anamorphic Store Lens Clamp   
    I wouldn't recommend buying a thing from that guy under any circumstances.  His products are overpriced and in some cases appear to be of poor quality.
    I'd recommend taking a look at Rapido Technology's clamp selection instead. I have one of his clamps. He doesn't mess around - the quality of workmanship is great and the prices are reasonable.
  3. Thanks
    Bold got a reaction from whoisjsd in Anamorphic Store Lens Clamp   
    I wouldn't recommend buying a thing from that guy under any circumstances.  His products are overpriced and in some cases appear to be of poor quality.
    I'd recommend taking a look at Rapido Technology's clamp selection instead. I have one of his clamps. He doesn't mess around - the quality of workmanship is great and the prices are reasonable.
  4. Like
    Bold reacted to Caleb Genheimer in 2x anamorphic essentially 1.5x and 1.33x   
    If you’re delivering to cinema, it hardly matters. Most festivals still ask for 2K DCPs or even Blu-Ray. 
    On a good cinema projector, a 2K DCP looks exceptional if you master it properly.
    I’ve been shooting 2X for almost a decade, before there were affordable monitors, 4K/high DR DSLRs, or single focus solutions. Composition rules apply even if the image is squashed. 
    Wether you crop the sides or not, stretch 2X or 1.5X, the vertical lines of resolution remain the same. Perceived resolution is a funny thing.
    It’s infinitely more important to get a sharp scope and a taking lens that works well with it... and then to nail your focus.
    I prefer a 2X scope for the look, and the potential inconveniences are easily solved. The single most helpful tool with any anamorphic is a good monitor that can desqueeze and crop your image. Do yourself a favor and grab a SmallHD that runs the latest firmware. It’ll desqueeze and crop to any configuration. 
    Anamorphic is just something you have to jump into and learn for yourself. It’s comparatively easy to do these days. Pick a scope and start experimenting, learn your rig and adjust your setup as you encounter things you want to improve.
  5. Like
    Bold reacted to leslie in Seeking Info About the B&H Projection Lens   
    good thing you replied i had forgotten all about it, only the website notifications reminded me lol,  yep it is up just checked it out. personally i think you have too much white space, i think you need to covert that white space into anamorphic images or even cropped pics to approximate anamorphic proportions, sell them a pictorial story, give them some wow,  you want to include them and take them on a journey not just what their options are . a realtor once told me when selling houses that your not selling sausages your selling the sizzle, if that any makes sense to you,  just  my 2 cents ?
    when i  saw the bham for some odd reason i thought straight away of the flinstones, not sure how that works lol
  6. Like
    Bold reacted to TurboRat in Seeking Info About the B&H Projection Lens   
    Site's working great! Thanks @Bold 
  7. Like
    Bold reacted to leslie in russian 35 nap projection lens   
    inspired by bolds thread on the b&h projector lenses i'm making a thread on the russian 35 nap series of lenses. these are big beasties indeed and quite heavy. my two cents worth of opinion is from my ebay searches these seem to be the cheapest anamorphic 2x stretch projector lens option at the moment the caveat being size, weight, make them unpopular choices i think  and that front element size would make for a expensive not to mention massive single focus solution probably. however my curiosity knows no bounds except when it come to mains line voltages lol.   so with out any further mucking around lets pull this beastie apart. the lens comes apart quite easily. the front cover i guess you would call has one small flat head screw in it then it just unscrews. i guess they didn't have locktite back then as none of the screws seem overly difficult to undo.

    the ring with the measurements on it has three small flat head screw which hold it on. once there undone the ring falls off and you can either unscrew the focus ring backwards till it comes off or screw it forward and it will drag the front element with it. i did it backwards first then struggled to get the front element out put the focus ring back on and screwed it forwards till they both fell off the front. 

    im kinda stuck at this point as i cant find my lens wrench and i think i need it too undo the back element. there is 6 small flat screws positioned around the back element on the housing however undoing them doesn't free the back element. i was hoping that the back element might fall out if i tipped it upside down but no it doesn't. if you saw my desk you'd understand how a lens wrench could go missing  ?   thats it for the first installment hopefully i will have more to share soon.

     

     
     
     
     
  8. Like
    Bold reacted to leslie in Seeking Info About the B&H Projection Lens   
    must be popular i get this message
    Bandwidth Limit Exceeded
    The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later
     
    i'll like buy one off ebay when i find one for a reasonable amount i seen em at $ 200 -400 but that will most likely be in the new year as i pretty much spent all i can this year lol 
    speaking of modding, i have an isco gottengen 2x which requires both hands to turn the focus ring got any thoughts on how to loosen it up ?
    if it requires stripping it down to the helicoid or taking the anamorphics out i'm not so keen, heard they can be a pill to put back in right ?
    thanks for any thoughts
    edit: because i am tired and its after midnight here i pulled apart a russian 35 projector  nap lens i bought around the same time i got the isco .
    it was surprisingly easy one tiny flat headed screw holding the font glass cover on then another three tiny flatheaded screws around the focus ring. then simply unscrew the focus ring backwards. i haven't taken the back lens out yet or the front element out of its holder. i will start a new thread tomorrow with some pics. but thanks for thee inspiration 
  9. Like
    Bold got a reaction from Tito Ferradans in Seeking Info About the B&H Projection Lens   
    My site is finally live now.
    If you're interested in my B&H mod, you can see what I offer here.
    Has anyone else been doing modding or shooting with their B&H?  Please post your footage and keep this thread going!
  10. Like
    Bold got a reaction from loybart in Seeking Info About the B&H Projection Lens   
    My site is finally live now.
    If you're interested in my B&H mod, you can see what I offer here.
    Has anyone else been doing modding or shooting with their B&H?  Please post your footage and keep this thread going!
  11. Like
    Bold got a reaction from webrunner5 in Seeking Info About the B&H Projection Lens   
    My site is finally live now.
    If you're interested in my B&H mod, you can see what I offer here.
    Has anyone else been doing modding or shooting with their B&H?  Please post your footage and keep this thread going!
  12. Like
    Bold reacted to brianmcall in Post photos of your anamorphic rig!   
    Here's my old rig featuring a Kowa Prominar C35 1.5X housed in a Rapido metal jacket. I just sold the setup and am currently looking for an Iscorama if anyone's looking to sell.

  13. Like
    Bold reacted to Ian Edward Weir in Kowa Inflight 1.75x + Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f/0.95   
    Here is a video poem piece I did pairing the Kowa Inflight 1.75x with the  Voigtlander Nokton 25mm f/0.95. Shot at f1.4 on GH5 and delivered in 5k. Really love this combo.
    Slight coloring tweaks with Film Convert. Hope you guys like image. I took off HCDNA to avoid vignetting. 
    video > Make America Again
     
     
  14. Like
    Bold got a reaction from webrunner5 in Advice on eBay anamorphic lens listing (No advertising)   
    I'd avoid that eBay seller. Overpriced and poor quality.
  15. Like
    Bold reacted to Dr. Verbel' in SINGLUS – early prototype focus module for big scopes   
    Singlus prototype focus module test
    Used gear:
    Schneider ES Cinelux 2x (Singlus prototype)
    Porst 50mm F:1.4
    Helios 44-2 F:2
    projector lens LETI 92mm F:2
    Sony a6300
     
  16. Like
    Bold reacted to Dr. Verbel' in SINGLUS – early prototype focus module for big scopes   
    Rear lens - 80mm. Designed for 35NAP family and other big scopes. Can be used also with smaller scopes thru adapters.Tests and footage next week.





  17. Like
    Bold got a reaction from whoisjsd in I made my own "Anamorphic Shop" Rangefinder.   
    I don't know if it's all that common.  However these lenses are old and they sometimes arrive with threads that are caked with years of grit or gunk.  So take great care to slowly & carefully clean them (particularly the silver ring on the back of the B&H).
    In my case, I bought a B&H with a projector lens still attached, and there was so much grit that when I tried to remove it from the anamorphic, it jumped the thread.  This essentially locked it to the B&H anamorphic.  Further attempts to remove the projector lens from the anamorphic lens resulted in cracking the rear glass of the anamorphic.  But I salvaged the front element, which was still intact.
    I definitely would not recommend separating a B&H in good shape, just to get the front glass to use for a focuser.  That would be a waste of a great anamorphic lens!
  18. Like
    Bold got a reaction from Tito Ferradans in Seeking Info About the B&H Projection Lens   
    The B&H mod in action.



    Hope you all had an anamorphic July 4th!
    (or July 1st, for my neighbors to the north)
  19. Like
    Bold got a reaction from Tito Ferradans in I made my own "Anamorphic Shop" Rangefinder.   
    As far as loosening the B&H on top of the stove:  I have used a similar method to get them apart:
    I've had a couple lenses where the front retaining ring was stuck tight.  I put the lens in the oven at the lowest setting (175 F) for 15 minutes.  Using some thick rubber gloves, I took them out of the oven and applied the lens wrench, and voila - they came apart easily.  The temperature was high enough to looosen the parts but not high enough to affect the lens coating or anything.  I didn't even have to lubricate the seams.
    Something to consider for those anamorphic tinkerers who are having trouble getting their lens apart.
     
    This.  A thousand times this.
     
    Thanks for sharing your work whoisjd!
  20. Like
    Bold reacted to livetheshot in Seeking Info About the B&H Projection Lens   
    Thanks for clarifying. It's reassuring to hear that I didn't end up with a dud.
    It was pretty easy taking apart the front element. Screws weren't seized or anything like that. Hardest part was looking for the appropriate tools to get them off.
    Gave the glass a good clean with hydrogen peroxide and ammonia, rinsed it off then polished it off with isopropryl alcohol and it was good as new.
    It gave me a good chance to check out how the thing was built and put together. I can see why you persevered with this @Bold . I'm loving the simplicity of the design! Just waiting on the series VII to 58mm adaptor to arrive. I might still go with a clamp as I'm not that assured with the smallrig lense support and rig system. The adaptor feels like it'd be a weak link in the chain from taking lense to the B&H.

  21. Thanks
    Bold got a reaction from whoisjsd in I made my own "Anamorphic Shop" Rangefinder.   
    As far as loosening the B&H on top of the stove:  I have used a similar method to get them apart:
    I've had a couple lenses where the front retaining ring was stuck tight.  I put the lens in the oven at the lowest setting (175 F) for 15 minutes.  Using some thick rubber gloves, I took them out of the oven and applied the lens wrench, and voila - they came apart easily.  The temperature was high enough to looosen the parts but not high enough to affect the lens coating or anything.  I didn't even have to lubricate the seams.
    Something to consider for those anamorphic tinkerers who are having trouble getting their lens apart.
     
    This.  A thousand times this.
     
    Thanks for sharing your work whoisjd!
  22. Like
    Bold reacted to whoisjsd in I made my own "Anamorphic Shop" Rangefinder.   
    So, I made an "Anamorphic Shop Rangefinder".  I had been sitting on this Bell & Howell 2X for months. It has a cracked anamorphic element and I planned to harvest the focusing elements and make one. I recently got an Aivascope and it lit the fire under my ass to give it a shot. And speaking of fire, I literally had to light the Bell & Howell on fire to get it open. First I wet the seams with paint remover, let it soak, then went at it with a stove lighter. (DO NOT TRY THIS UNLESS YOU HAVE A SAFE PLACE TO DO IT AND YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING) Took some real strength and grippy gloves to get it, but the snap it made when the threads came loose was sooo satisfying.
    I made the 3D inserts in Tinkercad and had them printed locally. Took some sanding (I was really careful, as I wanted the glass to have a tight fit) but it wasn't too bad. Once I got the glass elements in and aligned and when I got infinity it was SOO DAMN SATISFYING.
    I am shooting with it on and off. I will be posting more tests soon. First impressions? It's damn good. Crushes the Focuser 8 and even the SLR Magic Rangefinder in quality. I was very pleasantly surprised.
    I designed my inserts so the glass will never fall out. If it somehow gets loose the elements will fall "in". The spacers are glued to the helicoid. It was some work, but here's the cost:
    Broken Bell & Howell 2X on ebay: $60 shipped
    Pixco M58 17-31mm Helicoid: $20
    3D Printing: $9
    Getting an "Anamorphic Shop Premium Rangefinder" at better quality and a 5th of the cost and without dealing with Anamorphic Shop? Priceless.
    More tests to come. Got an Aivacope shoot this week and parts for my Baby Kowa too. FUN FUN FUN.



    Also, for reference, I am calling this the B&H Focuser from here on out.
  23. Like
    Bold reacted to Andrew Reid in Lomo anamorphic lenses for sale   
    $30,000 for square-front LOMOs?
    I bought my square front 35mm T2.5 for 1000 euros. Ah, those were the days.
  24. Like
    Bold got a reaction from livetheshot in Seeking Info About the B&H Projection Lens   
    Sent you a PM
  25. Like
    Bold reacted to Tito Ferradans in Letus Anamorph-X 1.33x PRO review   
    It's rare for an adapter to surprise me, and the Anamorph-X 1.33x Pro from Letus achieved that. It allows you to go super wide and it holds up image quality like very few other adapters out there.
    Flares could be improved, but as these are still being made, we can just email Letus a bunch and get things changed - which is another great advantage of this lens over vintage adapters.
    What do you think of the footage and the results?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GplZGXPXmS0
×
×
  • Create New...