Hello to everyone,
I've been looking for a small anamorphic adapter for a long long time from now, and finally, I got mine.
I've been hesitating about which one to take : the search of the perfect adapter that would suit all my needs..
for a reasonnable price ofc.. (Yeah, I know..)
Anyway I'm so happy to tell you that I "may" have found it :
The Yashica Scope, 1.5x adapter anamorphic for 8mm !
(Well let's make the things clear, I was looking for a tiny, compact, and light weight adapter, to be paired to some old school c-mount lenses on a BMPCC, I don't claim to have found an awesome setup that'll work for every scenarios ! :) )
I've just received it, that's why I'll only share my first feelings in this post, but later when I'll have time to dig more in the subject I'll come back to this.
I still need a proper way to attach it to my taking lens. I gave up on step-down ring because I plan to use it most of the time on my Angenieux C-mount lenses which filter thread is 39mm... The Yashica is 30mm.. And I can't find any 39 to 30mm ring. If anyone has any info about a ring that would work, let me know ! ^_^
Anyway, the best way seems to be a custom clamp, still have to work on that...
Here are some screenshots :
All of these screenshots have been shot with my Angenieux 25mm f/0.95 at fast aperture (even at 0.95 for the indoor shot) with a +1 diopter from Schneider. Above f2.8 with the Angenieux 25mm, you can notice a little of vignetting on the edges, but It doesn't bother me too much, since I doesn't use the whole image, I prefer to crop in order to get a 2.35 or even a 2.10 aspect ratio. 2.66 is way too wide for most of my tastes ! :P And whatever, I'm mostly after the oval bokeh, flares and the overall look of anamorphic depth of field. So I'm good with that.. And It cleans the edges which seem to be pretty blurry on the Yashica. (By the way, above 25mm I haven't seen any vignetting with my c-mount lenses) So, have you ever experienced this anamorphic lens, what would you recommend to me in order to use it the best way possible ? See you later and have a nice day/night to all. (Oh and I apologize for my pretty weak english !) :P
I recently got myself a Yashica Scope and I am experimenting at the moment with various taking lenses. I found that the Zeiss Tessar 50/3.5 works quite well and it makes for an incredibly small setup:
(The Yashica Scope on an adapter ring on the Tessar 50/3.5 on an Exakta adapter on a NEX 5n - I wrote more on that setup here.)
Has anyone other good suggestions on taking lenses and ways to mount this thing (it seems that the thread is 30m but with a funky spacing - definitely not the one found on filters...)