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I recently shot a teaser video for a feature film I'm developing. I'm aiming for a slightly analog look so I've been using AIS Nikkor lenses with the Bolex Moller 16/32/1.5x adapter lens mounted to them. The Bolex has a 39mm filter thread on the back, so I'm able to attach it with a simple 39mm to 52mm ring. However, the only way I can align the anamorphic lens with this adapter is by keeping the filter thread screwed slightly loose, and rotating it to the right alignment, then sticking it in place with a thin strip of tape. This works alright, but I'd like to figure out something more stable for purpose of a feature film. I've looked fairly extensively at the clamps available online, but I can't find anything (Redstan or otherwise) that is specifically tailored to fit the somewhat atypically shallow rear element of this lens, and I wondered if anybody else has had experience with this? I just need a solution that won't add a very substantial amount of length/vignetting to the lens, and will allow me to lock its alignment down. The tape solution results in slight, noticeable shifting around every time we refocus the lens. Thank you! Here's the teaser, shot it on an NEX-5n with the aforementioned lenses. Looking into filming the feature on a C300 or a Scarlet. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgqLqHZk3-A
Shot a teaser for a feature film I'm developing recently. It's shot mostly on the NEX-5n with a Bolex Moller 16/32/1.5x, we used the t3i for a few shots here and there. I'm relatively new to anamorphic, but I've been impressed by how much it affects the look of the footage. Looking forward to shooting a feature in the format, on a proper cinema camera. The taking lenses were old Nikkor primes. Feedback welcome! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgqLqHZk3-A