Best RX Lenses for Bolex?
Posted 22 February 2008 - 02:37 PM
Posted 22 February 2008 - 05:12 PM
I am looking into purchasing some primes for my Bolex Rex 5. Anyone have any suggestions for some sharp glass?
Sharp is the word.
>> For the money you cant go better than the Switar Preset Primes (little sticky knob things out the side) - start with the 26mm and 75mm, 10mm is great also but vignettes slightly in super16 - then there is the rarer 50mm preset ... Dont get confused with all the preset Switars made for 8mm though, they certainly wont cover.
They are good glass, a step up (or two) quality wise compared to the cameras they are specifically designed for. Although I haven't been able to make direct comparisons this I've heard from other users >> think Super Speed Mk1 if you will.
They are a bit of a secret to us Bolex hoarders (oops! to keep prices down I should keep my mouth shut then huh)