Kodak K100 modded for super 16mm
Posted 25 September 2006 - 06:55 PM
Does it matter that the lens is not centered on the frame? Is it likely that I'll see distortion at the edge of the frame?
There's an included 12.5mm video lens that supposedly has coverage also. Will I have trouble getting coverage with longer lenses? Or is it only at short lengths that coverage is a problem?
Posted 26 September 2006 - 03:00 PM
Posted 26 September 2006 - 03:31 PM
I love the K-100, great camera.
Run tests with all your lenses (write down each lens' name on paper and shoot it) then have a telecine operator check it out... sometimes they can do it for free or cheap if you tell them its a camera test.
Yes, you may get some vignetting and there will probably be a little distortion as well with those old c-mounts, but hey... its still Super 16 and you can choose how much of it you want to use if you're transfering to video anyway.
You may find your K-100 scratches in the S16 part anyway due to the transport.
If you transfer to DV, have them set it up as a 16:9 anamorphic transfer so when you import it to your editor you can tell the computer its anamorphic and you'll be using all the pixels available.