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#1 Rickii Kapoor

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 08:44 AM

Hi,

I can't get my hands on one to try it, but was wondering if I buy an 8R ultraprime Zeiss lens and use it on my S16 SR3 camera, how wide would it be, say compared to the 5.5 Optex which I have. Would it behave like an 8mm lens or would it convert into a 4mm on the 16?
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#2 Max Jacoby

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 11:27 AM

An 8mm lens is always an 8mm lens, no matter what the format. But for the Super 16 there are specifically designed lenses by Zeiss and Cooke that don't have the weird distortion that the 8R gives, you might want to look at those.
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#3 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 04 February 2008 - 12:41 PM

An 8mm lens is always an 8mm lens, no matter what the format. But for the Super 16 there are specifically designed lenses by Zeiss and Cooke that don't have the weird distortion that the 8R gives, you might want to look at those.


Zeiss makes an Ultra 16 8mm specifically for Super-16.

8mm is 8mm, less wide-angle than 5mm... 8mm is a nice wide-angle Kubrickian lens in Super-16, similar to using the common 17.5 or 18mm lens in 35mm.
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Posted 05 February 2008 - 02:21 AM

Thanks David,

So this is not what I am looking for. Was looking for a wider lens, can't seem to find an optex 5.5 or a Century 6mm and can't afford a new ultraprime 6mm or Cooke 6mm, so was wondering...
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#5 Mitch Gross

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Posted 05 February 2008 - 12:19 PM

Why not try the Elites? There is a 4.5mm T2.2 Fisheye, a 6.6mm T1.3 and a 7mm T1.3. The 7 is very flat, almost rectilinear. Great lens. We can sell them to you.
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