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Hi guys i am looking for Kowa BELL & Howell 2x ANAMORPHIC to buy does anybody have one for sale?

 

 

Redstan is selling one, with clamps etc... £480.

At least you'll know that it comes from a good home & has been serviced to within an inch of its life - no brainer!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/fantastic-Kowa-Anamorphic-Lens-shooting-kit-by-redstan-/331396973305?pt=UK_Lenses_Filters_Lenses&hash=item4d28cc82f9

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with regards to this listing http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/RARE-Kowa-BELL-Howell-2x-ANAMORPHIC-Cinemascope-CAMERA-Lens-PROJECTOR/371200137153?_trksid=p2047675.c100011.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222007%26algo%3DSIC.MBE%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20140107090050%26meid%3D7a83ab60c7dc4e93b2fb4f07bce75807%26pid%3D100011%26prg%3D20140107090050%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D10%26sd%3D371168815744

I checked for completed listings and found this from a few months back by the same seller http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/034-KOWA-Bell-amp-Howell-2-x-ANAMORPHIC-Cinemascope-CAMERA-Lens-034-16mm-PROJECTOR-Mint-/371168815744?nma=true&si=4Vz6BC4oNTDmDmh8pnTdi9pBd7U%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

If you look at the recent listing, the photo showing the glass element of the Kowa bell and Howell is exactly the same photo as from two months back. I don't know what to read into this (whether the seller was just lazy to put up pictures of the actual lens or the previous auctioned lens was returned back to him?) seeing as the seller has good feedback, but it makes me uneasy.

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http://www.ebay.com/itm/281499919521
I think this was the best deal recently.

 

 

Yup, I nabbed that one last minute. It's a great deal since I haven't seen a B&H/16H/8Z version for less than $450 in awhile, and it's supposedly in minty condition. I need to get started on my project so that's why I bit the bullet and just went for it.

 

Btw, those three models are the best of the Kowas because they do not vignette as much as the other versions. This is as reported by Andrew who have used different variations of the Kowas before. 

 

You can see the stats on all the models here

http://super8wiki.com/index.php/Anamorphic_Lenses

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Yup, I nabbed that one last minute. It's a great deal since I haven't seen a B&H/16H/8Z version for less than $450 in awhile, and it's supposedly in minty condition. I need to get started on my project so that's why I bit the bullet and just went for it.

 

Btw, those three models are the best of the Kowas because they do not vignette as much as the other versions. This is as reported by Andrew who have used different variations of the Kowas before. 

 

You can see the stats on all the models here

http://super8wiki.com/index.php/Anamorphic_Lenses

 OH THAT WAS YOU who got it u SON OF A B ;)

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how close can you focus without close up diopters

 

5 feet. If you can, get a low power achromatic diopter. brings it into a nice minimum focus range and can be used in many cases where you want to shoot wide open or close and maintain sharpness, control CA, etc. 

 

Juan Lee: I don't have the 16h anymore but it doesn't flare nearly as much and colors are much colder, flares are smaller, and flares are blue and purple instead of the bh's gold and green flares. I also found, at least the copy i had, my bah vignettes a bit less and is sharper.

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