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Rapido Anamorphic Lens Adapter

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Hi, All, 

Over the years, I have collected many anamorphic projection lenses for my own video projects and experiment. But I have always been puzzled by adapting anamorphic projection lens to my taking lenses, even though I tried every type of adapter that I can buy, but I am still not fully satisfied. So I developed the Rapido Anamorphic Lens Adapter. Please check it out at www.rapidotechnology.com

Basically, the adapter offers:

  1. a better concentric alignment
  2. a more stable connection
  3. a repeatable alignment: use the marker on the side of the inner ring for quick alignment 
  4. a reusable and more flexible solution: for different anamorphic lenses, just find the customized step-down ring, and connect to your existing Rapido Anamorphic Adapter, and you are done. No need different, some time hard to find adapter, for each of your anamorphic lens
  5. a simple and easy online instruction with illustrations, to show you how to adapt each anamorphic lens at: www.rapidotechnology.com

Even though I tried to include all the anamorphic lens that I can find, but I know there are still some are left out, please let me know if you have some anamorphic lens you like to adapt, I typically finish design/manufacturing in 2-3 weeks.

Hope you will like it. Thanks, :d

 

Jim Chang

 

 

 

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Hi, All, 
Over the years, I have collected many anamorphic projection lenses for my own video projects and experiment. But I have always been puzzled by adapting anamorphic projection lens to my taking lenses, even though I tried every type of adapter that I can buy, but I am still not fully satisfied. So I developed the Rapido Anamorphic Lens Adapter. Please check it out at www.rapidotechnology.com


Basically, the adapter offers: 
1. a better concentric alignment
2. a more stable connection
3. a repeatable alignment: use the marker on the side of the inner ring for quick alignment 
4. a reusable and more flexible solution: for different anamorphic lenses, just find the customized step-down ring, and connect to your existing Rapido Anamorphic Adapter, and you are done. No need different, some time hard to find adapter, for each of your anamorphic lens
5. a simple and easy online instruction with illustrations, to show you how to adapt each anamorphic lens at: www.rapidotechnology.com
Even though I tried to include all the anamorphic lens that I can find, but I know there are still some are left out, please let me know if you have some anamorphic lens you like to adapt, I typically finish design/manufacturing in 2-3 weeks. 


Hope you will like it. Thanks, 

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Actually looks kind of nice. But how do they really differ to a clamp from Vid-Atlantic or Redstan? At first glance looks more or less the same.

Difference to Vid-Atlantic: 

1: Better concentric alignment

2: No tightening mark on the anamorphic lens

3: Faster, quicker and more repeatable realignment, which means you can switch between your anamorphic lenses faster....and quicker....like a pro :)

 

 

Difference to Redstan: 

1: No need to have different adapter for different anamorphic lens, just use the same base adapter (M55-M67 version or M67-M77 version), and find the customized step-down rings, and you are done. I found this very helpful if I want to quickly change different lenses during shot. 

2: Cheaper solution, One base adapter plus customized step-down rings is much affordable comparing to customized adapter for each anamorphic lens  :D

 

Difference to Both Redstan & Vid-Atlantic: 

1: Easy to followed instruction with illustrations on how to adapt, see this for example: 

http://www.rapidotechnology.com/products-services/customized-step-up-down-rings/adapter-for-bolex-moller-lens/bolex-moller-anamorphot-16-32-1-5x

 

Hope now it clears. Thanks, 

 

Jim

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More details on difference vs. Vid-Atlantic & Redstan

 

Difference to Vid-Atlantic: 

1: Better concentric alignment

2: No tightening mark on the anamorphic lens

3: Faster, quicker and more repeatable realignment, which means you can switch between your anamorphic lenses faster....and quicker....like a pro :)

 

Difference to Redstan: 

1: No need to have different adapter for different anamorphic lens, just use the same base adapter (M55-M67 version or M67-M77 version), and find the customized step-down rings, and you are done. I found this very helpful if I want to quickly change different lenses during shots. 

2: Cheaper solution, One base adapter plus customized step-down rings is much affordable comparing to customized adapter for each anamorphic lens  :D

 

Difference to Both Redstan & Vid-Atlantic: 

1: Easy to followed instruction with illustrations on how to adapt, see this for example: 

http://www.rapidotechnology.com/products-services/customized-step-up-down-rings/adapter-for-bolex-moller-lens/bolex-moller-anamorphot-16-32-1-5x

 

Hope now it clears. Thanks, 

 

Jim

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I echo that sentiment, fantastic product!  And nice collection of anamorphics!

Hi, Bold, thanks, I spent quite $$$ on collecting those lenses, so I treasure them a lot...I am trying to get all the Iscorama lenses now...one is shipping from Germany now, it takes 4 weeks already, hope to get it sooner. :-)

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Pretty nice product. Like the design too, though have to admit these look somewhat thin. Judging by pictures only Redstan looks more massive/study.

 

I think seeing real anamorphic lens attached to real taking less and cameras with these would help. I would personally like to see how isco animex and some c-mount lens work together. I see you have isco in your collection, so maybe some real life product shoot is possible?

 

Cheers.

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Pretty nice product. Like the design too, though have to admit these look somewhat thin. Judging by pictures only Redstan looks more massive/study.

 

I think seeing real anamorphic lens attached to real taking less and cameras with these would help. I would personally like to see how isco animex and some c-mount lens work together. I see you have isco in your collection, so maybe some real life product shoot is possible?

 

Cheers.

Here is the picture of a Isco lens connected through the adapter, 

http://www.rapidotechnology.com/products-services/customized-step-up-down-rings/adapter-for-isco-lens/isco-iscomorphot-16-2x

I do have plan to post pictures & videos, to show the entire package of cameras, taking lens, adapter and anamorphic lens for each setup, and comparison of lens performance and character in a controlled environment. Stay tuned. 

In terms of the strength of the adapter, I will show you some design data, or maybe FEA analysis result later. From my personal experience, I never had a broken adapter happened, even under many shoot & run situations. 

Thanks again for the comments. 

Cheers

 

 

 

 

 

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