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#1 Giuseppe Valentino

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Posted 16 March 2008 - 03:29 PM

Hello everybody.
I'm looking for a wide angle for my Bolex REX 5.
I've been looking around and I've found an Angenieux 10mm f1.8 Retrofocus and a Schneider Cinegon 10mm. Do this lenses need to be marked RX? If not a Switar, which kind of wide angle can I get, even wider then 10mm for a Bolex REX 5 regular 16mm? I've been around in the forum but no straight answer on the RX issue.
Any suggestion or direct experience with some other lenses is appreciated.
Thanks

Giuseppe
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#2 Gordon Nelson

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Posted 17 March 2008 - 03:30 PM

Here's an explanation of why you use RX lenses:

http://www.city-net....olex/truth.html


"RX RULE: STANDARD C-MOUNT LENSES WILL WORK WELL THROUGH THE BOLEX PRISM PROVIDED THAT THEY ARE STOPPED-DOWN PAST ABOUT F/3.2"

I would get a Switar 10mm RX. I think its a better lens that the Som-Berthiot or Angenieux.
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#3 Nick Mulder

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Posted 18 March 2008 - 12:33 PM

Another goodie straight from Bolex:

http://www.apecity.c...6mm_cameras.pdf
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