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JamesDrum

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I don't know of anyone who has done this... I think most filmmakers want the flexibility to switch lenses quickly and easily. A single-bodied anamorphic solution that integrates the taking lens would prevent that.  But if you only ever wanted to use one taking lens, an "all-in-one" solution could be done.  If you want it to be single-focus (where the taking lens is set to infinity, and you focus with the anamorphic), this limits your options.  You would probably need an SLR Magic Rangefinder or Rectilux DNA.

Many people have made housings where anamorphic alignment is set once, then all they have to do is swap taking lenses.  Here's mine:

bh07.jpg

Fabrication can be tricky depending on the the size & weight of your anamorphic, and whether your anamorphic already has filter threads on the front & back. But once you are done, shooting becomes a lot easier.  If you do a search (especially in this forum), you will find a lot of different setups that users have created to accomplish this.

 

 

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On ‎9‎/‎7‎/‎2016 at 4:32 PM, Bold said:

I don't know of anyone who has done this... I think most filmmakers want the flexibility to switch lenses quickly and easily. A single-bodied anamorphic solution that integrates the taking lens would prevent that.  But if you only ever wanted to use one taking lens, an "all-in-one" solution could be done.  If you want it to be single-focus (where the taking lens is set to infinity, and you focus with the anamorphic), this limits your options.  You would probably need an SLR Magic Rangefinder or Rectilux DNA.

Many people have made housings where anamorphic alignment is set once, then all they have to do is swap taking lenses.  Here's mine:

bh07.jpg

Fabrication can be tricky depending on the the size & weight of your anamorphic, and whether your anamorphic already has filter threads on the front & back. But once you are done, shooting becomes a lot easier.  If you do a search (especially in this forum), you will find a lot of different setups that users have created to accomplish this.

 

 

The anamorphic is not oriented correctly in those photos. Is that intentional?

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