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ISCORAMA x1.33-16-9 RARE… for sale !


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I put on sale my precious and rare ISCORAMA x1.33-16 / 9.

General Condition (optical-mechanical-aesthetic) perfect - like new!

No wear, no mold or dirt.

Perfectly smooth focus rings.

A kit comprising a set of 4 diopter filters (Nikon +0,5 / Kood +1/2/4) with an anodized Redstan adapter ring + a lens support for 15mm rods.

This is also the last good quality génération (perhaps the best ...) after the Iscorama 54.

This is perhaps the most sought release by fans of the series ISCO.

The image is beautiful and provides access to the inimitable CinemaScope anamorphic.

 

-  -  - Lens and camera / cage (on one of the attached pictures) are not included in the sale, of course ... -  -  - 

 

Prices on average: (as for ISCORAMA 54) between 3500 and 4000 €.

I sell my ISCORAMA x1.33-16: 9 and kit ready for use, for € 2990

Price is FIRM.

(+ shipping (UPS) € 30)

 

I prefer the Shipping to the European community. International possible.

 

Payment method: bank transfer or Paypal

 

Contact: koemzoprod@wanadoo.fr

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Thank you Rudolf ! Many confusions around the Isco series…

Yes I insist again on this model probably remains the rarest and the same level of optical quality as the famous 54 (several specialists told me that it would be even higher than 54).
That's the only x1.33 series that allows a 2:40 Cinemascope.

Are you sure it is a single focus lens? Any way, you cannot call this lens as ISCORAMA.  

I would like to buy a better cost performance one instead of rarer one. 

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I have owned one of these and it is in fact the same body design as the Iscorama 54 only with a 1.33 squeeze factor and probably smoother focusing.  Just because it says Isco instead of Iscorama shouldn't be reason to argue.  Fantastically sharp and a beautiful piece of glass!  I don't understand the negative comments here.  This is a rare beauty and requires no cropping to achieve scope if used with a 16x9 sensor.    If I had the money myself I'd likely buy this.

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Hans already posted my review. This is an Isco 54 body, with 1.33x stretch. It's indeed harder to find than the Isco 54. I would call it an Iscorama, it works the exact same way, with the same amazing performance.

and with a smaller squeeze factor it will highly likely provide better performance than the 1.5x units in resolution terms.  This is as much an Iscorama as a MC Iscorama 54 IMO.  Value wise, since it doesnt have the 'Iscorama' nametag you'll have to expect lower sale prices due to less demand.  However, if this were a 2x version there may be a number of people here ready to remortgage their homes and pay 2x the going rate of a 1.5x unit..    

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The Video Attachments were the last of the 54s.

they have 1.33 stretch and are mechanically pretty much the same as 54s though seem to feel smoother to focus if I remember rightly

i had the video attachment II which was the very last one. Super sharp And multi coated, not really a character lens...

yes it was single focus. I only got rid of it because it was just so damn big I didn't use it much.

i feel calling it an iscorama is fair. When I sold it on eBay I was repeatedly messaged by someone (practically) telling me I was a terrible person and threatening to report me for calling it such! Damn people do get wound up about things don't they?

in reality calling it an Iscorama is a perfectly fair description since it is one, just a later model with different words printed on it and a different stretch.

i think the price here is too hot and you probably won't make that much. Have a look at sold listings for Video Attachment and reconsider. I'd say closer to £1200-2000 (you can convert to euros!) depending on a bunch of factors, like wind speed and direction. ;)

I must admit, I changed up for a pre 36.

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i had the video attachment II which was the very last one. Super sharp And multi coated, not really a character lens...

yes it was single focus. I only got rid of it because it was just so damn big I didn't use it much.

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I must admit, I changed up for a pre 36.

The MkII is considerably bigger and heavier than the MkI. Indeed, not a lens for character, but still has faint anamorphic flares and subtle oval bokeh.

I got mine after having a pre36. Then I got a 42 and sold my 54. I mean, what's the point of having a 54 anyway? hahaha

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WOW! So much hate for the 54 or the re-badged x1.33 version (yes its an Iscorama in all but name).

On the good side, the prices for Iscorama's are dropping & you just can't live in the past, when you could off-load a plastic lens for £3k+.

All Iscorama's have the same sort of character & the pre-36s don't flare that great anyways (what a gimmick!) - well not compared to other anamorphics out there. And now that dual focus attachments can be transformed into single focus, you can get a useable x2 anamorphic that is just as good, if not better than an Iscorama.

And it is a myth that you can't get a MC lens to flare, you just have to plan a little & give it a little push in the right direction. IMHO I much prefer to be in control of flare, than it just showing up when you don't want it too.

And just to be correct here, Tito has the rarest and probably the best of the Iscorama's - the 42.

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Thank you to Tito and others who know this great Isco.
Yes, I confirm that it is still rare series and more suited to shooting film, with its factor x1.33.
The picture quality is what (to my knowledge) is better for an adapter. It is very, very close to an anamorphic lens recent.
I take my cheap because I'm in a hurry. This is my problem ... but I find that despite that, some complain! ...
I remember that my package has a set, "ready to shoot". You have nothing to add ... and above all: the Isco is ... in a really near new condition! I insist on this "detail" ...

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WOW! So much hate for the 54 or the re-badged x1.33 version (yes its an Iscorama in all but name).

On the good side, the prices for Iscorama's are dropping & you just can't live in the past, when you could off-load a plastic lens for £3k+.

All Iscorama's have the same sort of character & the pre-36s don't flare that great anyways (what a gimmick!) - well not compared to other anamorphics out there. And now that dual focus attachments can be transformed into single focus, you can get a useable x2 anamorphic that is just as good, if not better than an Iscorama.

And it is a myth that you can't get a MC lens to flare, you just have to plan a little & give it a little push in the right direction. IMHO I much prefer to be in control of flare, than it just showing up when you don't want it too.

And just to be correct here, Tito has the rarest and probably the best of the Iscorama's - the 42.

Indeed, they are good! It didn't suit me personally but i can still see it's good.

The pre-36s seem to be a mixed bag. Mine isn't insane shot-ruining gimmick flare, it's a kind of subtle warm orange one, which i like, I find blue is more distracting, but some peoples lenses are totally different! They must've tried different coatings in the early days I assume...

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Indeed, they are good! It didn't suit me personally but i can still see it's good.

The pre-36s seem to be a mixed bag. Mine isn't insane shot-ruining gimmick flare, it's a kind of subtle warm orange one, which i like, I find blue is more distracting, but some peoples lenses are totally different! They must've tried different coatings in the early days I assume...

Yeah, people don't like big heavy lenses, but for me it just helps so much with stabilisation when going handheld.

I'm with you on the MC'ing on Iscoramas - I think by the time they got to the 42 & 54 they had decided on a Red tint (same goes for the widescreen 2000). One thing that i have realised is the colour of the flares is really aligned to the light source temp - so you can get the Blue flares or Orange or Red.

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