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#1 Steve Zimmerman

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 02:15 AM

Hello,

I was wondering if there is a way to mount ARRI style support rods on a bolex Rex 1. I have a PL mount 75mm Lomo Anamorphic lens, and was serriously thinking about buying a PL Mount to C mount adapter to use it on my Bolex.

I was inspired by the Chris Cunningham Squarepusher video that used an anamorphic lens on a 16mm film camera.

The lens is rather long and heavy so it needs support, so I need to use rods to mount a support. Does the standard Bolex matte box do this? I can get access to an ARRI matte box. I know there are flat base adapters for the Bolex. Do the have holes for rods too? It would be nice to be able to use large filters too.

Thanks,
Steve

Edited by Steve Zimmerman, 08 April 2007 - 02:17 AM.

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#2 Steve Zimmerman

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Posted 08 April 2007 - 11:04 PM

Please?

Anybody have any ideas for supporting a long lens on a bolex? If I get an answer I can use I'm hoping to shoot some 16mm Kodachrome at 2.4:1 ratio, and I promise to post some stills here on the board. :)

I have tried Kodachrome on an ARRI SRIII with ziess lenses VS my Bolex Rex 1 with a switar lens, and the color saturation and sharpness was much better with the Zeiss. I was hoping to test and compare My Lomo Anamorphic lens also with my Bolex, without the lens snapping off due to weight.

Thanks in advance,

Steve Zimmerman

Edited by Steve Zimmerman, 08 April 2007 - 11:06 PM.

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#3 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 09:36 PM

Hey Steve, found this older post as I'm searching for a c mount adaptor myself:


Here's a site with a few options:

http://www.bolexcoll...s/filter60.html

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#4 Babar Khan

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 12:17 AM

Jonathan,

Are you looking for a C mount to PL adapter?

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#5 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 09 September 2007 - 03:14 PM

Hey Babar,

I was actually hoping to find a Nikon to c-mount adaptor. I have a slew of Nikon lenses I use for still photography, and was just curious how well they'd work with a Bolex. There's one on eBay, but I don't know how well manufactured it is.
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#6 Robert Hughes

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Posted 10 September 2007 - 01:05 PM

I've got a C-mount to Nikon F adapter. It works OK. Keep in mind that the lenses used normally in 35mm still photography, such as 50mm, are considered long lenses in 16mm.
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