stiff focus on 35mm square fonrt anamorphic
Posted 06 November 2007 - 10:11 PM
Hand holding the 2M is fine but when the focus is a fight, it makes operating tricky.
Tips on servicing these in north america would also be appreciated.
John Price, Toronto.
Posted 07 November 2007 - 08:04 PM
I have used Bernie O'Doherty at Super16, he is familiar with the Russian gear (upstate NY). I am having Paul Duclos at Duclos Lenses (LA) take a look at some of my other Russian optics, I have heard only great things about him.
Posted 07 November 2007 - 09:30 PM
Only the sperical elements are moving when the focus is shifting. It seems like a newer style lens but there is a very pronounced hump in the focus between INF and 1 meter. Do you know if Bernie has experience with the square fronts? I guess I have to call him up. I am looking at an 80mm from the same seller who is telling me that the focus on it is also stiff... again because of it's design... I do not want to send the 35mm away if service will provide just a marginal improvement. Maybe it's a clump of grease in the tracking channel? It would sure be nice to get from minimum to infinity without giving myself carpal tunnel...
Posted 07 November 2007 - 09:52 PM
Posted 08 November 2007 - 01:39 AM
Edited by Steve Zimmerman, 08 November 2007 - 01:42 AM.
Posted 08 November 2007 - 01:56 PM
Thanks for all of the replies.
Posted 10 November 2007 - 07:21 PM
I think Raf machined a Follow Focus for the 2M. He found a solution to getting around the motor but it required sophisticated machining which drove the price up. I vaguely remember but it was about a year or so ago that it popped up on one of the sites.