Lens technician in Britain or Europe?
Posted 10 April 2007 - 04:07 PM
I've shot quite a bit with these late generation Lomo lenses (the basis for the Hawk's) and they're very good. And although I said I'd never own any gear anymore, these came at a good price, so I couldn't refuse. Besides, it's always ends up being such a palaver budget-wise whenever anamorphic is on the table, so I thought I could tip the scales to my advantage on those jobs by having my own set.
However, I do need to check that they focus where they say they do - basically collimate them. And if there's any adjustements, I need someone who's got some experience with lenses (doesn't have to be specific for these lenses - all lenses work in pretty much the same way). For instance, one of them goes a bit beyond infinity on the scale before it stops and I don't know if the scale's out or if the stops out - stuff like that. I also need to make new engravings in feet on them (could be done with a high end sticker, I suppose).
Where can I do this in either England or Europe with confidence? Heard of Les Bosher, but I think he's more into making conversions and new mounts.
Posted 10 April 2007 - 05:37 PM
In addition to the techs mentioned you can try asking the lens techs at hire companies - arri media, one8six, ICE, Axis etc.
Also Cristopher Smith at Van Dieman still has a collimator and use to take the lomos apart and rehouse them - www.vandiemen.tv/index.html. Tell me where you get them done as I need a 100mm lomo roundfront collimated next month.
Posted 11 April 2007 - 03:24 PM
phone +49 961 26795
Edited by Christian Appelt, 11 April 2007 - 03:26 PM.
Posted 12 April 2007 - 07:19 AM
I've just bought a set of anamorphic lenses from an old friend who used to import them from Russia. The lenses are in PL mount and have proper 0.8 modul gearing for Arri-type follow focusing.
What full name of lenses ? This is round front glass or square front glass.
You ask about adjust of flange focal distance of lens or need test and adjust of position of anamorphic components too?
I service of russian spherical and anamorphic lenses, russian professional cine cameras and other cine cameras too.
If you will need, you can ask me about technical consultation.