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#1 anchorlessfilms

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Posted 22 February 2008 - 02:37 PM

I am looking into purchasing some primes for my Bolex Rex 5. Anyone have any suggestions for some sharp glass?

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#2 Chris Millar

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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?

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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)
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