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  1. Hello all, I'm really new to anamorphic shooting, have no experience even, and I recently saved up over the summer for a GH4. I'm currently forcing myself to experiment shooting manual (I came from a background of point-n-shoots). My lens setup currently is a Metabones Speed Booster (Nikon - MFT) with a minty vintage Nikkor 50mm f/1.4 Ai lens. I have a little of money left; either for more vintage lenses, or a rig with a cheap anamorphic lens. I recently saw on ebay a batch of Rathenower lenses from Europe for relatively cheap. Does anyone have any personal experience using this and other pricier anamorphic lenses? How is the image in comparison? Ease of use and mounting? Good bang for the buck, and value in these lenses? Descriptive input appreciated. Thanks for your time!
  2. Hey there! Also posted this here to get others opinions on my situation!   I'm Matej, a filmmaker from Slovenia, and I am slowly trying to get into the anamorphic video shooting, since I love the classic cinema look, that can be achieved. But since no one in Slovenia is actually shooting anamorphicly, it is almost impossible to find any anamorphic lens here in Slovenia. Somehow, luckily, a friend of mine, who collects vintage lenses, happens to have some anamorphic lens which he is willing to sell some of them to me. Now here is the main situation: He has some rathenowers 48/2x and 80/2x, and the 2 versions of Isco Gottingen Anamorphotic 2x kiptars, one with the focus ring and 2 of the versions without one.   One without: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sicovdplas/ One with it: http://cameramate.com/images/s_15909.jpg   I am now asking for advice, which one of the 2 versions would be easier to use with a DSLR (in my case 600D and a 7D)? I suspect, that the focusless version is easier, because I can just focus with my lens, if I get a couple of close up filters.   Another problem is that the 2 focusless versions have lots of dust in the lens itself so I'm wondering if that is a huge dealbreaker or can it be cleaned?   Cheers!  
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