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Bolex Moller 16/32 1.5x Anamorphot on GH2


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Hey guys.  Nothing fantastic, just some anamorphic test footage on a refurbed Bolex Moller 16/32 1.5x.  Camera is hacked GH2.  Taking lens is Zeiss Jena Biometar 80mm.


Sorry about the somewhat jerky pan.  I had a cocktail in my hand.  Testing gets real formal around here.



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  • 4 weeks later...

nice, which hack did you use?



It's one of the 3GOP hacks.  It's been a while so I don't remember exactly.   The limitations are not sampling resolution as Vimeo will take resolution down a little anyway.  Critical focus is the key.  I had it re-collimated by Bernie at Super16 and he does great work.  I'm using the Bolex with a Zeiss Biometar 80mm / Zebra edition because the Biometar is high quality glass but only single coated so it doesn't kill the anamorphic flare.  The only issue is that its a medium format lens and that requires a Pentacon 6 adapter.  I can't quite nail infinity with it, but I think I could probably get just short of it.

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Real sharp! I had a 16/15/1.5x with GH2 and found the combo beyond frustrating to get one mostly in focus shot.

DIGIC: I usually just focus "close" to the correct distance with the Bolex and then do fine focus with the taking lens.  Usually works pretty well.


The guy who does the best Bolex 16/32 work to date is Mauri Galliano in Spain.  He does Music Videos.

Here's a great example.  Go to a few minutes before the end.  Pure cineporn.

Here's another example of him demonstrating the GH4 anamorphic modes using different anamorphic lenses.


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