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#1 Mark Heim

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 10:50 PM

Okay, so i know this has been discussed in great depth here but I still can't seem to get a clear answer.

I am using a Bolex RX-4 camera with a switar 10mm, 25mm and 75mm, none of them are RX lenses. I have used them on a bolex rx-1 before and they seemed to work well. I know i should be opening up 2/3 of a stop to compensate for the prism, but is this all that I need to do? Is it really to my advantage to find a switar 10mmRX lens and so forth or can i still get sharp images with my non rx lenses? I have read that article that everyone links to and it only seems to confuse me more. I'm just trying to get a perfectly exposed sharp image. Please HELP!

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#2 Mike Rizos

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Posted 31 October 2006 - 11:26 PM

You will be ok if you avoid using f2.8 or larger on the 10 and 25. The 75 is unaffected.
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