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    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)
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    Bold got a reaction from livetheshot in Seeking Info About the B&H Projection Lens   
    Just got my new machined parts back from anodizing.  Here's a quick tease:

    The fit & finish on these things is pretty darned good.  I'll post more details once I've had a chance to kick the tires.
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    Bold reacted to reaction105 in Seeking Info About the B&H Projection Lens   
    Some recent images through the B&H (all GH5, Minolta 55mm)
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    Bold reacted to whoisjsd in GH5S - anamorphic options - help needed   
    Most of us on principle stay away from the Anamorphic Store. He steals designs and code without giving credit, EVERYTHING they make on their end is really sketch and poorly built. Their prices have a MASSIVE markup, and they create fake products like the "Isco Micro" that never existed just to charge a premium. You can do better cheaper.
    Unfortunately, many people choose them because it's the first thing on ebay that seems to have everything they need. Put it's a real poor choice overall, especially for what you want to do.
    His calculator is stolen from Tito Ferradans. His might give you a few better answers: http://www.tferradans.com/blog/?p=13386

    Unfortunately, it's not perfect and a work in progress.
    Unfortunately again, with the exception of SLR Magic there is no quick fix for 2X anamorphic film making. To do it right you have to research what projection lens will work for you and then get on the waiting list for a single focus solution like the Rectilux HardCoreDNA or the Rapido FVD-16A.

    I don't know of any 2X anamorphics that can work at 20-25mm FOV on a GH5/s. Best I can do is around 45-50mm with a pancake.

    As far as front elements, big front elements do make a difference, yes. Also, the length of the lens will too. A pancake 35mm will not vignette the same as a long 35mm like Canon's.

    The only true wide anamorphic is cinema glass
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    Bold got a reaction from livetheshot 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)
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    Bold got a reaction from whoisjsd in ISCO Widescreen Attachment 2X DLP Projection lens   
    I would encourage you to experiment with it, as I don't think you're going to find anyone with hands-on knowledge.  The size, weight, and cost of this Isco has probably deterred filmmakers  from using this model Isco as an anamorphic attachment.  You may very well be the first person on this forum to try it!
    My guess is that the image quality is quite good. Because of the size of the glass, I suspect you will be able to user a wider taking lens than a typical 2x scope, and that it will work well with wide open apertures.
    Of course rigging this thing will be a challenge, but don't let anyone's disdain for big scopes disgourage you from forging ahead - I would love to hear what results you get, please post your discoveries!
    Cheers,
    |. . | .|
     
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    Bold reacted to Maxbrand in Lighting breakdown of a music video I shot last year   
    Hello! 

    I had some time to pass over the summer so I made a breakdown of a music video I shot last year. I tried to write it so that anybody could copy exactly what I did.
    If you have any questions about anything, feel free to post here or comment on the blog! 
    Link to the blog in question
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    Bold reacted to webrunner5 in Show Me Your Lens Support Set Ups   
    Just a cheap one from Amazon does the job. I would buy a better one if you have lots of money LoL. But Can't need much more than I had supporting this 19x B4 lens with a 2x doubler. Never missed a beat. Not going to do it without rails though. It has rubber coated wheels on it so it is smooth. But they DO come unscrewed at times!!
    https://www.amazon.com/Neewer-Aluminum-Making-Baseplate-Camera,Mount/dp/B00VV6QCZE/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&qid=1531149381&sr=8-15&keywords=15mm+rod+lens+support
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    Bold got a reaction from zerocool22 in Seeking Info About the B&H Projection Lens   
    Nope,  just my GH4
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    Bold reacted to anton.zimin@gmail.com in Post photos of your anamorphic rig!   
    Introducing my DIY synchronized double follow focus system for ISCO 2x ULTRA STAR and Biometar 2.8 80mm. Actually it can work with any taken lenses. You just need to print another gear for the lens and calibrate it with three buttons. Also you can use even another adapter. Then you need to reprint all the holders and gears. It is quite noisy. I guess I have to find another silent motors. But look how it works. 
    https://youtu.be/XT2UbgYFvlI



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    Bold reacted to Andrew Clunie in Post photos of your anamorphic rig!   
    Nice contributions so far guys.. keep em coming!
    I just got my pre36 and have rigged it up. Definitely missing the flares from my now sold Sun 2x.. the isco flares in such a boring way.. but the trade off is sharpness, resolution, form factor, and just about everything else ! I’m sure I’ll learn to love the isco flaring, but from my testing so far, it seems a little too ‘clinical’. 
     
    Anyway, here’s a photo;

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    Bold reacted to Teemu in Post photos of your anamorphic rig!   
    Me, my crew and my gear in extreme conditions (-24 celsius). I don’t have better images from my setup but I could take one someday at the studio. GH5 with modified FM Lens (Kowa 8z inside) minolta pancake 45 2.8 taking lens, smallhd focus monitor, some different branded rig parts. I am quite satisfied with this setup. GH5 and image stabilization with anamorphic lenses is just great! Really like that I can do even rough handheld work with my anamorphic setup with a great results!
    Photos by my talented gaffer Eetu Keränen.




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    Bold got a reaction from Andrew Clunie in Post photos of your anamorphic rig!   
    nothin' fancy:


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    Bold reacted to jaquet in Post photos of your anamorphic rig!   
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    Bold reacted to Andrew Clunie in Post photos of your anamorphic rig!   
    Hello all. I’m awaiting my isco pre36 in the post, but was surprised to see very little photos of them rigged up (specifically on Sony a7 cams). Andrew has a few nice photos for sure on his mkiii, and I’ve seen others floating around.. but I just wanted to see how others rigged theirs, and what it looked like. I figured I’d start a thread to see what rigs looked like in general (for reference in case it interested anyone.. it’s also just nerd fulfilment). I can start to get the ball rolling, although this is no longer my rig (I sold it the other day). I’m hoping my isco setup will be much more compact, and nicer to look at. 
    So; post up any anamorphic rig you have. Iscorama pre/36/cinegon specifically desirable to me, but any setup welcome!




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    Bold reacted to AaronChicago in GH5s anamorphic short   
    I rented a Master Anamorphic 50mm for another project on the Helium, but walked over to Chinatown in Chicago with a couple of friends to shoot this little short with the GH5s. All at 3200 ISO.
     
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    Bold reacted to Dr. Verbel' in Schneider ES Cinelux 2x | New prototype Vormax 1.33x. Partially music video, partially test   
    Partially music video, partially test. Shot on Schneider ES Cinelux 2x | Porst 50mm 1.4 and new prototype lens Vormax 1.33x, paired with Mir 1b 37mm. Camera Sony a6300.


     
    setups:

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    Bold got a reaction from Tito Ferradans in Panasonic AG-LA7200 anamorphic Lens 1.33x for sale   
    This LA7200 is over $500 above the average asking price on eBay.
    You'll have better luck selling your anamorphics on this forum if your price is realistic. The same for your Rectilux.
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    Bold got a reaction from whoisjsd in Panasonic AG-LA7200 anamorphic Lens 1.33x for sale   
    This LA7200 is over $500 above the average asking price on eBay.
    You'll have better luck selling your anamorphics on this forum if your price is realistic. The same for your Rectilux.
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    Bold got a reaction from Tito Ferradans in Single Focus Isco anamorphicstore.com questions   
    I do!  I will be selling it as soon as I finish building the website (which is taking a little longer than I hoped).  Some key differences between my design and the other guy's version:
    Mine isn't made from ridiculous red 3D-printed plastic.  The housing is made from anodized black 6061 machined aluminum that I had commissioned. I disassembled, degreased, and re-greased the helicoid with superior lubricant. My mod includes my custom-built dual-bracket 15mm rail support clamp. My mod doesn't require re-alignment when switching lenses. I don't cut corners or try to hide anything. I make no secret that this mod wouldn't have been possible without the help from the good people on the EOSHD forums.  I make no secret that you can build this mod yourself (you can read my development thread here). My mod is a turnkey solution - it doesn't require an overpriced, threadless 3D-printed lens clamp. My mod will be selling for less than his.  Side note: Like Carlo, I've also found John Barlow (Rectilux) very helpful and quick to respond.
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    Bold got a reaction from seku in Single Focus Isco anamorphicstore.com questions   
    Seku, I don't want to derail the thread any further so I'll pm you 
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    Bold got a reaction from reaction105 in Single Focus Isco anamorphicstore.com questions   
    I do!  I will be selling it as soon as I finish building the website (which is taking a little longer than I hoped).  Some key differences between my design and the other guy's version:
    Mine isn't made from ridiculous red 3D-printed plastic.  The housing is made from anodized black 6061 machined aluminum that I had commissioned. I disassembled, degreased, and re-greased the helicoid with superior lubricant. My mod includes my custom-built dual-bracket 15mm rail support clamp. My mod doesn't require re-alignment when switching lenses. I don't cut corners or try to hide anything. I make no secret that this mod wouldn't have been possible without the help from the good people on the EOSHD forums.  I make no secret that you can build this mod yourself (you can read my development thread here). My mod is a turnkey solution - it doesn't require an overpriced, threadless 3D-printed lens clamp. My mod will be selling for less than his.  Side note: Like Carlo, I've also found John Barlow (Rectilux) very helpful and quick to respond.
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    Bold got a reaction from whoisjsd in Single Focus Isco anamorphicstore.com questions   
    You'll notice at the bottom of his website, some quotes.  One of those quotes is from himself.  Hilarious... as if it were some kind of impartial testimonial. 
    In his eBay descriptions this guy used to label his 'Custom' anamorphic as an "Iscorama," but in reality it is a Bell & Howell anamorphic with the label taped over - conveniently hiding the true identity from consumers.  Did he want his customers to believe they were buying an Iscorama?  It sure seems that way...
    His 'Custom' design is nearly identical to mine** and only appeared for sale after I had shared my B&H mod progress on the EOSHD forums.  Did he plagiarize my design?  It sure seems that way...
    He appears to have gone to (unsuccessful) lengths to hide is identity - as well as the origin of his products.  Now, I would never say this guy is a disingenuous, price-gouging, plagiarizing swindler.  But you can certainly find better anamorphic products & prices from forthright sellers.  Sellers whose product info is accurate - not exaggerated or misleading.
    This guy's business practices aren't necessarily illegal, but 'shady' might be one way to describe them.
     
     
    ** NOTE: my design wouldn't have been possible without invaluable contributions from Rich, Nick, and Tito
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    Bold got a reaction from valery akos in Single Focus Isco anamorphicstore.com questions   
    I have the dirt on this guy.  Definitely look for a different eBay seller.
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    Bold reacted to Hans Punk in Iscorama 36 Proxiscope rehousing – close focus and cine gears   
    I was lucky enough to grab a Proxiscope from Max as soon as it became available...he had previously sent me his prototype to do a test fitting on my DIY close focus modded pre-36 iscorama. Here follows my review after using it for a few weeks...
    Full Disclosure:
    Although I was graciously approached by max to test out his prototype, I did not take up on the kind offer of a discount in the purchase price of the final housing. This was due to me wanting to give an honest review, as well as back someone who was going to add a great partial rehousing option to those with iscorama 36 lenses. Therefore my review is from the perspective of a regular customer.
    I am very happy to report that the Proxiscope housing works flawlessly, not only with MC and pre-36 models- but with lenses that have already been DIY modified (cutting/ shaving stopper and body to allow grub screw stopper to be inserted for new stop etc). This is possible due to the proxiscope locking metal collar that completely bypasses the original plastic section and the front section having an integrated relocated metal stopper. The ingenious design allows the new front to enable the same close-focus ability as the DIY mod, but in a MUCH more elegant and reassuring way. No longer is the fear that the grub screw will work loose and let the rama front go smashing to the ground for example. The integrated focus gear to the design is much better than any third-party gear ring, as those never quite conform properly to the isco's tapered front.
    The anodised finish of the Proxiscope is very complimentary to the original isco design as it does not spoil the classic look with obnoxious bulges or with added weight that then restricts it to rail mounting. Focus markings are clear and are denoted in meters, I think feet measurements are also an option. The Proxiscope comes in a nice wooden box, with all the tools needed to install, with easy to follow video instructions to be found on YouTube. Installation takes about 4 mins and can be 100% reversible to original factory condition.
    In a world where everyone wants something for free, some may question the price. These people need to take just a second to consider the design time, R&D testing and small-run costs of getting anything of quality made these days. Also the fact that the current cost of a Tokina +0.4 combined with a decent focus gear will run you a comparable amount - without actually giving you the benefit of an 'in-body' solution that the Proxiscope does...Oh, and it's under half the price of the cheapest VD rehousing mod (that you have to wait 90 days+ for!).
    So, all in all...a very impressive product that massively improves the practicality of using iscorama 36 lens types for modern film making whilst still maintaining the isco's classic look and light weight. Rehousing is solidly built with clear instructions for installation. Fully compatible with 'factory' iscorama 36 lens types...as well as those with previous DIY close-focus modded lenses.
     
     
    (pic below shows slim UV filter attached - not part of Proxiscope)

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