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Got my grubby mitts on a Kowa 1.75X and have been pretty impressed with the results so far. Minimum focus seems to be 40 inches without diopter. I am currently re-aligning the optic assembly so that proper sharpness can be obtained, then re-setting the focus ring to engage properly (sounds scary, but it's a lovely and simple design that even I can understand...*smash) - Boring & ugly footage I know, it was intended to test overall sharpness of minimum focus and low light performance F2 - F2.8 without diopter. I could not move the camera very much, as I had to hold the glass together temporarily whilst I carried out the tests for repair. *edit - sorry for the nasty iphone flare, was to check orientation I promise. This video is intended to put some Kowa Inflight 1.75X content out there, as when I searched the web, there was next to no footage to be found...I wonder if this is a bit of a rare beasty? https://vimeo.com/62406792
I am new to the anamorphic arena - and I have some questions regarding workflow for you experienced and professional anamorphic guru's. Firstly, here's the gear I'm using: Canon 5D Mark 3 Canon 85mm 1.2 II ISCO 1.75x Editing with Final Cut Pro 7 My first question is: Aspect Ratio: What is the correct aspect ratio for a 1.75x ISCO. I'm confused as to how to calculate 16:9 with a 1.75x zoom... does this mean that my aspect ratio is 2.35:1? My second question: What is the proper workflow in order to edit anamorphic footage in fcp? For example, once I've exported the H.264 footage recorded at 1080i24p into FCP, how do I squeeze the footage in order to use all the precious pixels at 16:9 with a 1.75x zoom? My third question: Focusing. Is it normal to not be able to focus my prime lens (manually) when the ISCO is attached? It seems that I have to remove the ISCO lens in order to adjust focus. Maybe there's something I'm missing with regards to the electronic mechanisms of the camera/lens that don't work with the ISCO? I have more questions, but these would be incredibly helpful if someone can help me with these questions. Thank you in advance!