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#1 Michael Ryan

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 07:15 PM

Hello All,

I just purchased a 16mm camera that has been converted to ULTRA 16. (the film gate and viewfinder have been converted to an aspect ratio of 1.80:1.)

If I put a 2x anamorphic lens on the camera, what will that give me? I just can't get my mind around the end result. Would it be squeezing a 2.66:1 image into a 1.80:1 frame? (say, I just confused myself even more).

If anyone can clear this up for me, that would be great. It's not for any specific project (yet), I just wanted to think about what this would give me, and would there be any reason or benefit that I would use this for.

Thanks for your help.

Mike
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#2 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 07:21 PM

It's very simple - 2x the width of the aspect ratio. In this case 2x1.80 = 3.60. Meaning that your film would have an aspect ratio of 1:3.60, which is pretty widescreen if you ask me....
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#3 Michael Ryan

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 08:13 PM

Thanks Adam, for the information. That helps me out.

If anyone is interested here is a website that talks about ULTRA 16. www.cameraspro.com/ultra16cameraspro.html

If anyone would like to add their thoughts on this format, I would like to hear them.


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Mike
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#4 Stephen Williams

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 01:34 AM

If anyone would like to add their thoughts on this format, I would like to hear them.
Thanks,

Mike


Hi Mike,

I hope you have a telecine lined up to transfer your film.

A search of this forum will find some long threads on this very subject.

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#5 Michael Ryan

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 05:42 PM

Thanks Stephen for pointing that out to me.

I've just spent a fair bit of time reading all the threads about Ultra 16.

So, my post can be summed up in a few words.

ONE WHIP

ONE DEAD HORSE


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Mike
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