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  1. I hate to do this but I am seriously looking for a Bolex 16/32/1.5x as well. I am willing to spend good money on a nice unit. Please DM me if you want to get in touch.
  2. Agree 1000%. His front ring enables you to attach the HCDNA safely (75mm threads) AND it also locks focus on the Kowa which means you don't have to worry about torque. It's an amazing product for a good price. Very nice guy as well. I assume the 16-S has the same front diameter as the 16-D. Amazing lens, very underrated.
  3. Avoid the Rangefinder at all costs. Shooting anamorphic requires a lot of work and attention to detail (relatively speaking) and you don't want to have blue blobs ruin your footage shot on amazing vintage scopes. One thing I've learned is never take the easy way out with anamorphic or it'll come back and bite you in the azz. I cannot speak on the Rapido, though it looks much better than the Rangefinder. I can tell you this however - the focus ring on my HCDNA was very stiff at first but it loosened up after a couple of uses and now it's perfect. It might be the case with the Rapido as well. Though I haven't copped any Rapido products, Jim is seriously amazing in terms of communication so he can surely help you out with this. Cheers.
  4. Cool, I guess there's no one answer to this question. As mentionned above, stretch factor could vary from close focus to infinity, or perhaps some copies simply have a different stretch factor. Definitely a sharp lens, but fyi to my surprise my Kowa 16-D has produced sharper images than the Isco. Comes with its flaws however.
  5. I had this lens for a while (and regret selling it). I used to apply 1.75x stretch in post. Definitely not a 2x lens but it produces great images nonetheless. Cheers.
  6. Haha yeah I know but I discovered the trick thanks to the video. I think this characteristic works great for certain types of projects for sure but I could do without personally. Cheers.
  7. Hi, Tito is the man indeed! Like the OP, I also wonder if the Rectilux (or the Rangefinder) helps reduce veiling glare with anamorphic lenses particularly the Kowas. Does it help? It would be good to know before taking any chance with the edge blackening, which I see as a great but last resort option.
  8. Hi, thanks for sharing the information. However, do you feel comfortable tilting down with the HardcoreDNA simply screwed onto the Kowa 16H/8Z? Is using just the provided screws absolutely secure? I am afraid the Rectilux will unscrew and fall to the ground but maybe I am overreacting. Thought about buying an HTN adapter. Cheers.
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