Posted 15 December 2007 - 10:24 PM
I'm Interested in shooting with a set of Zeiss/Ultrascope lenses
and would love to hear if anyone has shot with these, or worked with them.
- type of look
- Bokeh etc.
- Problems with focus
- Any information (MTF, DOF charts etc...)
- Films shot with them.
I have read Max Jacoby Post on anamorphics and there are a few lines of helpful information there, and I believe they were around and in use in the late 1950's to 1960's but anymore information would be most helpful
thanks for your time
Posted 16 December 2007 - 04:51 AM
Posted 16 December 2007 - 05:23 AM
Out of curiosity, why do you want to shoot on the Ultrascopes in particular?
It's a no budget film, and I wanted to shoot Anamorphic, try something different,
they also have some lomo's but they have this nasty yellow cast, which I cannot understand...
What do you reccomend?
Posted 09 August 2009 - 04:14 PM
What I wonder is how this set compares to other anamorphic systems of the era, such as Totalscope, Dyaliscope, Franscope, Sovscope 35, Bausch & Lomb CinemaScope, early Panavision and Todd-AO anamorphic lenses...
Posted 09 August 2009 - 04:51 PM
Search CML for copious amounts of reasons that you SHOULD NOT shoot anamorphic without a budget or doing research. (you can certainly shoot anamorphic without money, but why would you want to?)
Posted 10 August 2009 - 02:27 AM
Cuz it'll look awesome, that's why. Don't hate on the bent glass, yo!
(you can certainly shoot anamorphic without money, but why would you want to?)
Posted 10 August 2009 - 03:27 PM
But they are quite flare resistant, which was unexpected.
They were designed by Jan Jacobsen who also designed the HammerScope attachment, which was basically a prototype for Ultrascope.
Quite a while back, Visual Products had a couple of Ultrascope attachments on eBay.
They were for an Arri II*, the Arri's turret would be replaced with the Ultrascope unit.
I was watching 'Hell is a City', a contemporary B/W Hammerscope crime movie.
Flares on night street interiors were quite minimal. One had to search for the flares.
Posted 11 August 2009 - 10:32 PM
Cuz it'll look awesome, that's why.
Oh, I couldn't agree more.
Posted 13 August 2009 - 10:58 AM
Just something to keep in mind.
Posted 14 August 2009 - 02:47 AM
You'll need more light. You'll need more juice. You'll need more wire. You'll need more people.
Maybe he's shooting a Western? Reflectors are cheap!
Concerning the "nasty yellow cast" of those Lomo anamorphics, Bernie over at Super16 Inc gave me a tip on that, though I have not yet tried it myself. He says ultraviolet light will cure it. Put some aluminum foil in place of the front lens cap and face the naked rear end of the lens on a window sill facing the sun. He claims a day or two will eliminate the yellow. I have to try it sometime. Something about the rare earth elements in the glass I think.