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    IshootbeforeItalk reacted to Ian Edward Weir in HELP Kowa Anamorphic-35 2x   
    If I was starting from scratch, I would go for a Sankor because they are cheap, all over the place and look really good. That with a ProtoDNA would be a nice combo I think. Bolex 8/19 would be nice to. If you are shooting s35 or Full Frame then unfortunately things get rare and expensive. The Vazen lens might be the best bet after DIY scopes. Or a SIRUI. Good luck!
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    IshootbeforeItalk reacted to Slothorp in Aivascope 1,5x vs Iscorama 36   
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    IshootbeforeItalk reacted to tinse in Atomos Ninja V - Problem with Input Gamma?   
    I was able to recover the file using Resolve. In media -tab, choose the clip -> right click -> Clip Attributes -> Data Levels -> Change from Auto to Full. Voila!
    Before I figured this out, I made a massive investment (over 4€ )on eoshd recovery lut, which didn't recover anything in my Ninja V files from X-T3.
    https://youtu.be/bwFRWWNSFlY
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    IshootbeforeItalk reacted to Ian Edward Weir in First look at Rectilux ProtoDNA - Variable diopter for 8mm scopes   
    Shot on GH5 with store sequence in 4k anamorphic mode with Baby Hypergonar 1.75x anamorphic attachment. Taking lens was MeVis 50mm f1.8 shot wide open. Outside shots in 4k with Bolex 8/19 1.5x anamorphot with MeVis 35mm f1.6. Shot at f2.8 with ND filter. Rectilux ProtoDNA variable diopter was used as well as Fujinon Close Up attachment. Colored with Film Convert.
    I wanted this to be a light and fun run and gun test vs a highly technical test.
    Here is my write up on the ProtoDNA. I will add more info later.
    https://docs.google.com/…/1wur5R39J-MUMF30jurvd8__sqx…/edit…
    Here are some pics of my 8mm anamorphic lens with the ProtoDNA.
    https://photos.app.goo.gl/KiL5jZp4MRojR9tZ6
    I hope you enjoy. Cheers!
     
     
     
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    IshootbeforeItalk got a reaction from Andrew Clunie in Post photos of your anamorphic rig!   
    GH5, SB XL, zeiss 58mm, iscomorphot 16 x2, CoreDNA


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    IshootbeforeItalk reacted to Liszon in Iscomorphot Anamorphic 16/2x for sale!   
    I've got an Iscomorphot 16/2x for sale here.
    No fungus or separation, still has the original removable collar in the back. Both the rear and the front glass have coating scratches on them, doubt it would heavily affect IQ but it needs to be mentioned anyway. Little extreme shining a torch through it but the two last shots show you what I mean.
    Price: £360 + shipping worldwide.
    Not my video and wasn't taken with my lens but probably the best Iscomorphot test video I've ever seen so I leave it here to give you an idea what to expect from the lens:
     







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    IshootbeforeItalk 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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    IshootbeforeItalk got a reaction from markr041 in GH5S - HLG Mode - Better than VLog-L?   
    The achilles heel of the GH5 is Dynamic range imo. So when choosing between HLG and V-log I prefer more DR, thus V-log. Also as a film maker I want as much flexibility in post as possible to create a look. HLG was not designed for that. It's much more of a baked in look and if you prefer that look for your project, sure, choose it. But for creative freedom I prefer V-log much more. HLG is valuable for actual rec2020 delivery, or a work around if you don't have, or want to purchase V-log imo.  
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    IshootbeforeItalk got a reaction from valery akos in Single Focus Isco anamorphicstore.com questions   
    over priced seller. I'd stay away.
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    IshootbeforeItalk got a reaction from IronFilm in Why YouTuber Logan Paul can't put his camera down   
    We're living in a time where the uncensored, unedited and raw media lives. This is why YouTube is so popular in my opinion. 30 minute vlogs of people rambling and saying what's on their mind. Right now the majority of viewers find this refreshing, more honest, more direct than television for example. I personally hate it. I do think this will pass though. People will get bored by this format and will look for a next development within YouTube. It's all just part of a fad, trend that will die, or transform into something else. You just have to wait it out. 
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    IshootbeforeItalk reacted to kaylee in Ever seen a film like this? Limited motion/Cinemagraphs   
    gorgeous! i LOVE the black and white with the limited motion... ive never seen anything quite like that before
    really really pretty and very interesting. graphic, striking. beautifully done, thanks for sharing!
    turns out that less may indeed be more lol
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    IshootbeforeItalk got a reaction from kaylee in Ever seen a film like this? Limited motion/Cinemagraphs   
    Back in 2013 I still used to own a menswear label. For that label we did a collaboration with Gshock, that video was based on cinemagraphs as part of the concept. Directed by Hesdy Lonwijk, DP was Tibor Dingelstad. 
     
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    IshootbeforeItalk reacted to Sage in GH5 to Alexa Conversion   
    "As detailed in the PDF, the conversion is not simply a shift in known format parameters. You can use LutCalc or buy Lattice to create a tailored V-Log to LogC conversion, which will give you more 'Alexa-like' colors. I know this, because indeed I bought Lattice in my dogged pursuit of getting something more Alexa-like. But as you have likely noticed, the result is far from an accurate match to an Alexa. I made this first and foremost for myself, because I really wanted a true conversion"
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    IshootbeforeItalk got a reaction from PepperJay in Anamorphic on a Budget event in Amsterdam   
    Hey Aanamorphic shooters!,
    You're all invited to Anamorphic on a Budget in Amsterdam. Here we all can meet, network and of course show each other's anamorphic sets. The event will take place on Friday December 15th 18:00 - 21:00 at Zamenhofstraat 108 unit 201 at the camera rental Budgetcam Amsterdam.
    The GH5's are set up, Red scarlet-W, Varicam LT and the Ursa mini pro, so that we can test all our vintage lenses on beautiful focus charts for fun. Budgetcam provides hospitality. Access is free of charge. You can RSVP at http://bit.ly/2AnFVO2 or via tomas@budgetcam.nl!
    Bring your own anamorphic sets!
    Thanks Tito Ferradans and Tim Moichido!
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    IshootbeforeItalk got a reaction from Grimor in Anamorphic on a Budget event in Amsterdam   
    Hey Aanamorphic shooters!,
    You're all invited to Anamorphic on a Budget in Amsterdam. Here we all can meet, network and of course show each other's anamorphic sets. The event will take place on Friday December 15th 18:00 - 21:00 at Zamenhofstraat 108 unit 201 at the camera rental Budgetcam Amsterdam.
    The GH5's are set up, Red scarlet-W, Varicam LT and the Ursa mini pro, so that we can test all our vintage lenses on beautiful focus charts for fun. Budgetcam provides hospitality. Access is free of charge. You can RSVP at http://bit.ly/2AnFVO2 or via tomas@budgetcam.nl!
    Bring your own anamorphic sets!
    Thanks Tito Ferradans and Tim Moichido!
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    IshootbeforeItalk got a reaction from funkyou86 in Single Focus Isco anamorphicstore.com questions   
    over priced seller. I'd stay away.
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    IshootbeforeItalk got a reaction from Geoff CB in Atlas anamorphic lenses   
    I respectfully disagree. Traditionally anamorphics are not bought by consumers, but strictly rented, due to their high prices. It's just us independent film makers who recently found out that stacking adapters comes close to that high end cinematic feeling. Most DP's that work with anamorphics rent them.
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    IshootbeforeItalk got a reaction from elgabogomez in NAB 2017 has been disappointing...   
    Come on guys, the birth of Atlas has arrived on NAB 2017, the first relatively affordable Anamorphics on the market. This is huge. Flare and coating is spot on.
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    IshootbeforeItalk got a reaction from zerocool22 in Atlas anamorphic lenses   
    I'm pretty stoked about these. Nice that Forrest Schultz (and Dan) really nailed the coating and flare. These are the first relatively affordable anamorphics on the market with a proper 2 x squeeze in PL of EF. I'd love to hear your opinions on these. I know these are still high priced for independent film makers to purchase, but I think the price at rental houses would be very interesting for all of us.
    https://atlaslensco.com/
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    IshootbeforeItalk got a reaction from keessie65 in The Bolex-Anamorphot 16/32/1.5x thread   
    Laat het me weten als je ooit verkoopt. Gr Tomas 
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    IshootbeforeItalk reacted to Oliver Daniel in Kinefinity Terra is now shipping!   
    I'm much more interested in the 5k version, however great news. 
    Need to see some "skilled" footage though. 
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    IshootbeforeItalk reacted to Tito Ferradans in The Diopter Thread.   
    It depends whether your diopter is bubble-like or not. If it's flat, go for it.
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    IshootbeforeItalk reacted to Russell Anway in The Diopter Thread.   
    dwijip,
     
    That diopter you're linking looks suspicious to me.  A couple things, it doesn't have a brand so there's no way to know what kind of glass it is.  It's in a rotating housing, which is incredibly pointless.  It makes me think its homemade, and someone popped the a polarizer out of its frame and put this piece of glass in.
     
    The other thing is that this guy seems to be saying that even though this lens is a singlet it's just as good as the doublets aka achromat's.  In a doublet each of the lenses are coated with different types of chemicals, and when light passes through each of these it has the effect of correcting chromatic aberration because science.  So saying a singlet is just as good as a doublet is just not possible.  They were each designed the way they are for a reason, doublets for quality, singlets for cost.  All that is to say that 70 seems astronomically high.  You can get some good Tiffen series IX diopters for like 10-20 each if you're patient.  And if you need the threads you can get a holder/converter thing that will put your lens into 77mm threads.
     
    Here is a (hugely overpriced) example:
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tiffen-series-9-Diopters-for-SLR-Magic-Anamophot-1-2-3-Diopter-Holder-/161490633136?pt=UK_CamerasPhoto_CameraAccessories_CameraLensesFilters_JN&hash=item25999781b0
     
    At this point it is worth noting that the beginning of this thread has a ton of great suggestions.
     
    The other thing I'll mention is that you seem to be saying "I can't afford/find the Tokina +.4, so how about this canon +2?" And also you're asking if these would be good for portraits.  Firstly, you don't need any diopters to shoot portraits (unless I'm badly misunderstanding your rig and you have a min focus of like 3 meters, and even then I'd imagine a 135mm taking lens would be close).  One convenient thing about anamorphics is that even though they have poor close focusing, their wide frame means you will likely be further back from your subject for almost everything
     
    So for that type of shot, assuming min focus is somewhere within a normal range, you wouldn't want a diopter UNLESS...You were using the Tokina to try and clean up some issues in your image.  Understand that a big part of the reason for the Tokina's appeal is that, in addition to giving you some close focusing, it's low power allows you to put it on a lens and then, in many common shooting situations, you can use the lens as normal with the benefit of the Tokina's achromatic properties (please, someone yell at me if I'm wrong).  There is a convenient symbiosis here because many of the common optical issues with anamorphic lenses and with diopters are the same, and the Tokina, since it's designed to correct dioptric optical problems, conveniently corrects anamorphic issues as well.
     
    But, because the primary use of diopters is close focus, and very low power diopters are of limited usefulness to the people who buy most of them (stills photographers for Tokina), there's just not that many options.
     
    Now, compare the Canon +2 to the Tokina +.4.  The canon will put your infinity focus at a half meter, while the Tokina will put it at 2.5 meters.  That's the main difference.  So even though the effect that these will have on the quality of your image will be similar, the amount of things that you can do inside their useful range is very different.  Meanwhile, if you wanted to shoot a very close shot of your actor's eye, or pull a shot of a text message off a phone so it takes up the whole frame, then you'll need the +2.  That's really what it's for.
     
    Point is, it seems like you're a little confused about what some of this is for, and it seems likely that you're just getting into anamorphic and read you need diopters so you're getting diopters.  My advice would be to borrow/rent a few diopters and try them out.  Then, consider what situations you need to cover with them, and then decide what you need to buy.  For example someone a few posts back said they got a Leica 55mm achromat.  That is a sweet piece of glass.  But its only useful because of the size of the rig its going on, so for them its perfect.  For a lot of other people, useless.
     
    Anyway, good luck.
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    IshootbeforeItalk got a reaction from Justin Bacle in Variable diopter or Set of diopters ?   
    I just can't get used to stacking glass: I want a speedbooster, taking lens, scope, single focus, ND filter and a diopter. Something is off here...
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