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Jim Chang

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    Anamorphic lens, video production, indie films

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  1. You need to separate the helicoid from the front glass housing. Just take out all the screws, and go from there. Soon you will figure it out. When you have the front glass housing & rear glass housing separately, then you have a lot of options to go from there, check our recent rehousing efforts on a similar 35mm scope: https://rapidotechnology.wordpress.com/2021/02/16/story-behind-developing-fvd-35np-fmj-35/
  2. Finally, the tutorial about rehousing the B&L attachment I scope: https://rapidotechnology.wordpress.com/2021/02/16/story-behind-developing-fvd-35np-fmj-35/ Enjoy my friends.
  3. You should adjust the rear glass's orientation, instead of removing the locking tab from the front glass housing. Best of luck.
  4. Check the FVD-35A, which is designed for 35mm projection anamorphic scopes, like HIFI-2: https://www.rapidotechnology.com/products/front-variable-diopter/fvd-35a
  5. HI, Racer5, PM me on facebook, will send you the manual of 16A, it has instructions to adjust the drag force yourself. Best, Jim Rapido
  6. I have most of larger 35mm scopes, probably 20 of them. I like HIF-2, Bausch Lomb Attachment I, and Moller 63/2x, which are vintage look, the ISCO & Schneider are modern & cleaner looks. I am trying to shoot some tests of these scopes pairing with FVD-35A, stay tuned. https://www.rapidotechnology.com/products/front-variable-diopter/fvd-35a
  7. You don't need to modify it, just a little bit heavier than 16mm scopes. Pretty sharp lens.
  8. Mauri's fully assembled lens package with customized engraving. Check out Mauri's amazing work at: http://www.mauridgaliano.es/
  9. Just finished the first customized engraving metal jacket. More customized jackets & jackets for Bolex 16/32 & Kowa C35 are coming.
  10. Here are some pictures of the Rapido Front Metal Jacket with CoreDNA front mounted. Front Metal Jackets for Bolex 16/32, and Kowa C35/1.5X are coming very soon.
  11. Here is a picture from a customer of FMJ, he is using Kowa 8Z with CoreDNA. I will post more picture from other customers, who have customized the engraving on the FMJ. Stay tuned.
  12. This is developed for the people who like to build a definite professional looking anamorphic lens with Rectilux HardCoreDNA or SLRMagic Rangefinder. Customized engraving service is available, so you can put focal length & T stop engraving on the lens, like real cinema anamorphic lens does. Features: Exchangeable connection to Rectilux HardCoreDNA or SLRMagic Rangefinder Rail support bracket with ¼-20 screw mounting hole to use with SmallRig Quick Release Lens Support Build-in locking mechanism to prevent focus ring of the anamorphic lens from rotating Standard 82mm thread connection to Rapido V2 clamp Customized engraving service (with additional cost) Maintain minimum distance between variable diopters and anamorphic lens Supported anamorphic lens list: Kowa 8z/16H Kowa B&H ISCO Cinemascope Ultra-Star (Red) ISCO Cinemascope Ultra-Star 50 mm (Golden) Schneider Super Cinelux Anamorphic 2X MC Schneider ES Cinelux Anamorphic 2X MC For more information, check over here: http://www.rapidotechnology.com/products-services/rapido-front-metal-jacket
  13. Hi, Hank, Here is the independent encoder unit, which can be rail mounted on the side to record rotational information of the focus ring. I also provide two controller packages for order, package A & package B. package B is the one without the motor unit, and it's part 0009 at http://www.rapidotechnology.com/home I can modify the controller parameter to work with your Berkey motor, I can also provide an additional motor cable connector, which you can wire it to your Berkeley motor. Thanks. Jim Rapido
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