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Iscorama 1.5x - 50mm Nikon f/2.8


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Hi there. I'm pretty new (as in totally new) to anamorph video - but i really love the panoramic/filmic look. I have an Iscorama 1.5x with an original 50mm f/2.8 lense with a Nikon mount.


Any tips for what other lenses that could be used on it? 35mm - 100mm? I'm primarily shooting on a 5D mkIII, and sometimes on APS-C sized sensors.


Mine has a minor issue - it's somewhat hard to get to f/2.8. All other stops works perfectly, but you have to use a little bit more force to get it in f/2.8 - is that fixable - anyone tried something like that.


And finally. How much is an Iscorama like mine worth - estimated price -  If auctioned of on ebay or similar?




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On a 5d, 50mm is probably about as wide as you can get.  On a crop sensor, you can go to 35mm, with slight vignetting (especially if open all the way).  Certain Nikon Push-Pull type zooms can be used with the Iscorama as well, since they don't rotate to zoom (only to focus, and you're always focused to infinity.)

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I've explained this a bit more lengthy in a few other threads I've replied. Anyway, for shooting full frame with Nikon D800 I have used the following nikon lenses: 50mm f/1.8 AI-S pancake, 50mm f/1.8 AF-D, 50mm f/1.4 AF-D, 85mm f/2, 105mm f/2.5, 200mm f/4 - all of these with the small 52mm front filter thread, which makes them easily adaptable with 49mm -> 52mm adapter rings (you usually need a few extra 49/52mm spacers too, to make sure that the rear element of the anamorphic doesn't hit the glass of your lenses).

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Cool, thanks a lot.


My Iscorama is made of plastic - are the .36'ers the same - or are these with metal-housing?


And another thing - what kind of adaptor to choose - from Nikon to Canon EF? The one that came with it, is a kipton - feels a little cheap - and not totally tight. I see that most recommend the Novoflex, but are there any others I could look for.

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