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    whoisjsd reacted to MonilGomes in So many mirrorless Sony cameras- which is the best package?   
    So I do a lot of photography for my job- mostly boils down to high quality product photography. I used my friend’s a7 a couple times over the last year and was really shocked at how high quality the pictures were. I was thinking of buying one, but there are so many different models with slight differences... which is the most worthwhile to purchase? I see A7, a6300, and a6000 are all available for around or under 1000. A6000 is definitely the cheapest... Any thoughts here on the advantages? Is it better to get the newer 6300 than the a7?
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    whoisjsd reacted to Kimwatson in DSLR Photography Tips for Beginners   
    Hello everyone!
     I hope everyone enjoyed their holidays. I got a Canon Rebel T3i for Christmas and I want to start utilizing it as soon as possible. As someone who is just starting out in DSLR photography I was wanting some recommendations on where to find some good tutorials/articles for beginners. I have watched a few videos online about the "exposure triangle" and understand the basic concepts however, when I try messing with my settings I'm still often left with photos that don't turn out the way I intended. I have also watched videos that talk about the cameras functions and modes so I don't really need any more info on that kind of stuff. Any tips from personal experience are welcome too. Pretty much any useful information people have or know about to help beginners get better is what I'm looking for. Thank you to anyone who helps out!
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    whoisjsd reacted to Tito Ferradans in Aivascope 1.75X V2 Owners Thread   
    no one ever said this was for sale. o.O
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    whoisjsd reacted to Ian Edward Weir in 5 years of filming NC with anamorphic adapters.   
    My best footage I filmed in North Carolina from 2015-2019.
    I shot on a GH4 and the GH5 in 4k with the scenery setting. I filmed 1.75x in 16:9 and 4:3 and 1.5x in 16:9
    Anamorphic Lens used :
    1. Baby Hypergonar 1.75x
    2. Bolex 8/19 1.5x anamorphot
    3. Bolex 16/32 1.5x anamorphot
    Taking lens:
    Voigtlander 40mm f2, Schneider-Kreuznach 50mm f/1.9 Xenon, Olympus Zuiko Pen 38mm f/1.8, Schneider Xenoplan 28mm f2, and a MeVis 35mm f1.6
    Variable diopters used:
    1. Rectilux 3FF-S
    2. Proto DNA
    3. Focuser 8

    I also used a Tokina +0.4 Achromatic, Fujinon +0.7 and a Narumi +3 diopter for close up shots.
    If there is a shot you like let me know and I will tell you the combo. Cheers!
     
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    whoisjsd reacted to Bold 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.
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    whoisjsd reacted to heart0less in For sale: LOMO Squarefront Anamorphic Lens Set 35-50-80 PL mount   
    After 6 goddamn years? 
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    whoisjsd reacted to heart0less in Isco Micro Red 2x   
    I think it'd be best, if you either put some photo samples for us to confirm, whether it's scope's fault OR just contact the seller.
    To my knowledge, no-one has ever had to tune their Ultra Star or posted any information about approaching this dilemma.
     
    BTW: In my opinion (any many people share this belief), anamorphicstore is a huge rip-off, but it's a free country and everyone chooses what they like.
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    whoisjsd got a reaction from PannySVHS 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.
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    whoisjsd reacted to Tito Ferradans in the diopter   
    why'd you copy my pinned thread?
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    whoisjsd reacted to Tito Ferradans in Let’s Talk About Larger 35mm Projection Scopes   
    I don't like being unfriendly, but the anamorphic store is the pinnacle of everything that is wrong in the scope and diy world. I'd stay away from this dude for as long as possible.
    As for larger scopes, I've seen lots of good stuff coming from them, the issue is what kind of rig do you work with to support it.
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    whoisjsd got a reaction from webrunner5 in I made my own "Anamorphic Shop" Rangefinder.   
    Everybody who has done it will tell you it's the hardest thing to do ever. Both of the B&H lenses I had came with damaged anamorphic blocks, so I didn't care what happened to those. I set the lens on fire (controlled) after letting some paint remover soak into the seam of the screws. Even then it took a LOT of force. You might need some rubber pipe wrenches to get it open even after that. I don't recommend doing what I do unless you have experience heating parts and metal. Even then, it's the least fun thing I have even done in lens modding.
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    whoisjsd got a reaction from Rikoshet in I made my own "Anamorphic Shop" Rangefinder.   
    Yes, it is a variable diopter. It's the front variable diopter from a Bell & Howell 2x single focus projection lens. The anamorphic glass on mine was damaged, so I took the songle focus elements out. I do not suggest doing this to a lens in good condition.
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    whoisjsd reacted to BrooklynDan in Bausch and Lomb Cinemascope Camera Attachment lens   
    It's the very first anamorphic lens attachment ever built for cinematography. Before this, there was Henri Chretien's original optic. It is obviously double-focus only, as a variable diopter on top would need to be massive. Maybe one of these new wireless units from PD Movie could be calibrated to synchronize the focus movement with a prime lens. I do believe that this worked down to 40mm on standard 35mm. It was used with original Baltars from B&L.
     

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    whoisjsd reacted to denis.t in Bausch and Lomb Cinemascope Camera Attachment lens   
    Hello everyone,
    I picked up a nice B&L Cinemascope Camera Attachment Anamorphic lens but there seems to not be much content on it online. It is not the huge projection lens, but rather the early dual focus setup camera lens used by 20th Century Fox. Has anyone had any experience with using this lens before and would like to share it?

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    whoisjsd reacted to SigurdW in The Bolex-Anamorphot 16/32/1.5x thread   
    TVC for Mc Donalds with the Bolex on the Terra 4K.
     
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    whoisjsd reacted to kazkioken in Want to Buy / ISO Aivascope V1   
    *FOUND
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    whoisjsd got a reaction from tweak in Selling my Kowa 8z   
    That's because it ended over a year ago.
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    whoisjsd got a reaction from Tito Ferradans in Selling my Kowa 8z   
    That's because it ended over a year ago.
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    whoisjsd got a reaction from Danyyyel in Rapido Technology FVD-16A, all the jackets, Moller 32/2x, and Helios 44-2   
    Here you are...
    I went down to the station and filmed a few basic tests. This is a worst case scenario as far as setup... bad follow focus and lots of wind. But it's good to show what it can do.
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    whoisjsd got a reaction from Tito Ferradans in The Diopter Thread.   
    Actually it's 77mm. Also, RAF Camera can make you a custom ring from the 75mm male to any size. He already has some in 62mm for the Bolex.
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    whoisjsd reacted to eoskoji in Moller 30 - help needed   
    Hey! Thanks for your reply. I've contacted the German Moller Museum and waiting for their reply now. I guess it was a synchrofocus (?) lens and I am curious to find out which taking lens it was using. There are even rumors this lens was used for some Hollywood films. But lets see... 
    No, right now I am in Vienna and when I come back to Tokyo I guess I will only bring my Isco, as the Moller is too heavy. It features a 10cm front glas  
    But lets get in touch anyways! I am working on a project that takes place in Tokyo and I am always looking for Tokyo related footage. Feel free to PM me if you are interested! 
    cheers,

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    whoisjsd reacted to BrooklynDan in Moller 30 - help needed   
    It was almost certainly used with either Cooke Speed Panchro or Kinoptik taking lenses. Probably 40,50,75 and 100mm. All the early European 'Scope (Dyaliscope, Totalvision, CinePanoramic) systems used either one or the other. It's most likely pretty sharp since the glass is so big. Would love to see a test, both at infinity and close focus.
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    whoisjsd reacted to eoskoji in Moller 30 - help needed   
    Hey folks,
    I sent this message yesterday to Andrew and afterwards came to my mind to post it here too:
    "Hey Andrew, maybe you can help. I own a Moller 30 and I am trying to track down further information on it. Also wrote Moller in Germany. My main interest: Basicly everything. What was it used for? What is the mount called? Synchro focus? What was the taking lens? Things like this. If you have an idea where to ask best,please let me know. Thanks!"

    Any help is appreciated. 
    I do have more specs and information to share, if somebody is interested.
    cheers,
     





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    whoisjsd got a reaction from Ian Edward Weir in Aivascope 1.75X V2 Owners Thread   
    If this is your only scope I highly recommend looking at the new ProtoDNA than the FVD. I love my FVD but it and the HCDNA aren't really that good for small scopes unless you absolutely need to go wide. It kinda defeats the purpose of having a small anamorphic.
     
    I also recommend looking into a 52mm Nikon diopter set (No. 0, 1, and 2). They work very well with the Aivascopes.
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    whoisjsd got a reaction from kazkioken in Aivascope 1.75X V2 Owners Thread   
    If this is your only scope I highly recommend looking at the new ProtoDNA than the FVD. I love my FVD but it and the HCDNA aren't really that good for small scopes unless you absolutely need to go wide. It kinda defeats the purpose of having a small anamorphic.
     
    I also recommend looking into a 52mm Nikon diopter set (No. 0, 1, and 2). They work very well with the Aivascopes.
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