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hey guys! i am new to anamorphic and to this fantastic forum!

recently i have bought this huge kowa prominar lens from ebay. didn´t expect that it´s that huge ;-)

do you guys know this lens? does this lens include a talking lens which i can unscrew? read this somewhere but have no clue how i should do this?! and could you suggest clamps or preferable a DIY solution to mount this on another lens?

sorry for all the noob questions but i hope you can still help me.

thank you so much!

 

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Nope, what you have there is a full sized anamorphic. No taking lens. Just find a tripod collar that fits, put it on rails (you might need 2 levels depending on you camera or taking lens), find a long taking lens (Most likely a Helios will work on MFT) and then learn to double focus.

Those things are all over Japan auction sites for cheap. I might pick one up someday just to mess around with.

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4 hours ago, illgrain said:

It could, but you also need something to mount the lens on, so you need another plate for the front of the lens. maybe one of those simple SmallRig bars would work. I don't have one of those lenses myself, so I'm not sure exactly what would work. That base plate on those rails may not push the camera high enough to get it center with the anamorphic. You need to figure out the best way to mount the anamorphic on the front too. Do you know what size tripod collar will fit it yet? Just find something close. A bit bigger is better, you can use something to fill in the gap. Smaller won't work.

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Looks like the same seller that sold me mine a few months ago (same "2001: A Space Odyssey" poster in the background).  The range of focus on that is limiting, and there are no commercially-available diopters/rangefinders that size, so it's best to rehouse the glass.  I used a bellows and mattebox for mine.

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Yep, definitely the same guy, or perhaps he used his photos.  I saved the pics from the ebay listing...

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What matte box rig is that?  Looks nice, though, looks heavy.

I'm wanting something, just don't know...


>> Todd Matthews said:
>> Looks like the same seller that sold me mine a few months ago (same "2001: A Space Odyssey" poster in the background).  
>> The range of focus on that is limiting, and there are no commercially-available diopters/rangefinders that size,
>> so it's best to rehouse the glass.  I used a bellows and mattebox for mine.

 

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On 9/21/2017 at 3:59 PM, Todd Matthews said:

Looks like the same seller that sold me mine a few months ago (same "2001: A Space Odyssey" poster in the background).  The range of focus on that is limiting, and there are no commercially-available diopters/rangefinders that size, so it's best to rehouse the glass.  I used a bellows and mattebox for mine.

anamorphic-rig-todd-matthews-01.jpg

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anamorphic-rig-todd-matthews-03.jpg

anamorphic-rig-todd-matthews-04.jpg

anamorphic-rig-todd-matthews-05.jpg

Yep, definitely the same guy, or perhaps he used his photos.  I saved the pics from the ebay listing...

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s-l500 (1).jpg

s-l500.jpg

That's a crazy looking rig:grin: Do you have anything you shot using it?

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thanks guys for responding.i have bought the lens from canada and yeah, it seems he sells a lot of this stuff ;-)

fantastic stuff, todd! i would be very interested in the image quality of the lens.

in the meantime i bought a möller 32/2x lens for a good price. the lens arrived this week and i am very happy with it. the size is perfect, like an old vintage tele lens. not very heavy. 

all i need now are the clamps. i am looking for a DIY solution, perhaps i try a 52mm lens hood. 

so for now the kowa collects dust. hell, i have a gx80 and this thing is double size and weight ;-)

 

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