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#1 hugovillasmythe

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 01:25 PM

A long time ago a frined used to brag that "in the old days" Panavision would make special eyepiece glasses for certain D.O.P.'s
This would mean that they would grind the eyepiece element to a particular eyeglass prescription.
In the end I figure that, if this was ever true, the "customized-eyepieces" came with a large price tag attached.
I never gave it much thought but now I wonder if there's any truth to this "urban myth" and, if so... Is there a similar "courtesy" available for arriflex cameras? Anybody know where I can have one made?
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#2 Nathan Milford

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 01:49 PM

They could have just used a drop-in dipoter system.
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#3 Max Jacoby

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Posted 02 February 2006 - 01:58 PM

You can have custom-made diopters that fit onto the eyepiece. I once worked with a Dop who had one of those, it was quite a pain, since it was a 2 camera shoot and we constantly had to switch his diopter from one camera to the other depending on which one he was operating (ST or LT)
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#4 Stephen Williams

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Posted 03 February 2006 - 04:28 AM

I once worked with a Dop who had one of those, it was quite a pain, since it was a 2 camera shoot and we constantly had to switch his diopter from one camera to the other depending on which one he was operating (ST or LT)


Hi,

Sounds like a contact lens would help!

Stephen
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