Help me find a good wide lens for my Bolex!
Posted 28 October 2007 - 10:33 AM
I have recently purchased a Bolex EBM converted to Super 16mm. It is my first 16mm camera and i'm thinking about getting myself a decent wide lens (wider than 25mm that is). Have any of you guys got any suggestions of lenses I can look out for? To be honest I am not sure where to start
Posted 28 October 2007 - 11:05 AM
Posted 28 October 2007 - 03:03 PM
Posted 29 October 2007 - 09:52 PM
For fun, I sometimes use this bad boy with a regular 16 Bolex M camera, (which has no viewfinder). Since the entire depth of field is in focus, I just point it in the general direction I want, and shoot. I am always surprised by how good this 'blind man' footage turns out.
Posted 29 October 2007 - 10:04 PM
I just put my 10mm with a century 6mm adapter into my underwater housing which has even more 'wideness' in the front portal and got some major angle of view - like about 120~130deg - it didn't cover super16 though, the front of the various lens housing I think was/were in view which I could if I wanted to remove, but then that would destroy the resale value (even though the specs were improved, I'll make a decision one day...) - regular16 was good though if I ever need it
Posted 03 November 2007 - 04:53 PM
to sum up for a bolex RX is there anything else than the century adapter to use?
The Century 5.7mm f 1.8 c mount lens has also the ussual problems caused by the prism?