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Bolex 8/19/1.5X Anamorphot and Canon 5D III?


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I have successfully used a Bolex 8/19/1.5x on my Canon 5D Mark III using the RedStan clamp specially made for this adapter and attaching it to a Nikon manual focus 50 1.8 E Series lens (I believe its nicknamed the plastic fantastic).  There is very faint vignetting wide open...or more precisely a gradual darkening from the center out leading to a slightly brighter center, which can be very pleasing for centered subjects.   Cropping the edges to attain the 2.35 format eliminates the unpleasant vignetting when shooting wide open.   This combination provides essentially useable images through about f4.  After that the vignetting becomes more unfriendly between f5.6 and f8.  I tested this by shooting a blank light colored wall.  I wouldn't want to rely on this combination as my sole lens combo for a big commercial job but it's a great option for less important subjects.  I shot late night exteriors driving around the city with the lens between 1.8 and 4 and the images are fantastic!  A daytime portrait of my daughter (centered in frame) at f1.8 is stellar!  This lens can definitely be used on full frame but seems best suited for cropped sensors.

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