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#1 Scott Bryant

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 10:51 PM

Does anyone have any pics or footage shot with the angenieux 5.9mm lens? I was wondering if there was any kind of distortion and exactly just how wide of a shot it produced.
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Posted 23 April 2008 - 02:35 AM

I have no pics, but the image is wide. IIRC it was around 160 degree FOV. I used a c-mount version on a bolex regular 16mm.
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#3 Ian Cooper

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 04:44 AM

Using this online tool and entering the std16 frame size of 10.26x7.49mm shows the diagonal angle of view for a 5.9mm lens is 94 degrees.

Because of the different format aspect ratios it might be better to use horizontal angle of view, in which case:

std16: 82 degrees
S16: 93 degrees

35mm equivalent: 21mm = 81 deg
120 equivalent: 32mm = 82 deg



Of course this doesn't directly help, but a search of sites such as Flickr for photos taken with either a 21mm lens on 35mm, or a 30/40mm lens with medium format should give an idea about what a 5.9mm will produce on 16mm

eg:
135 format Leica with 21mm lens
135 format Leica with 21mm lens
Voigtlander R4a with 21mm lens

Hope those links provide a guide as to how wide it will look, as for distortion etc. you'll obviously need to hold out for a frame grab from the Angenieux itself.

Edited by Ian Cooper, 23 April 2008 - 04:49 AM.

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#4 Scott Bryant

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 01:00 PM

Thanks alot
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#5 Michael Nash

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 02:37 PM

Does anyone have any pics or footage shot with the angenieux 5.9mm lens? I was wondering if there was any kind of distortion and exactly just how wide of a shot it produced.


I assume you're talking about the 16mm format...

You can estimate field of view with a simple geometric formula: a lens that's twice as long sees half as wide. So a 5.9mm will see twice as wide as a 12mm on the same format.

I'm not familiar with this lens, but I would expect noticeable barrel distortion at that focal length.
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#6 Leo Anthony Vale

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 02:44 PM

I'm not familiar with this lens, but I would expect noticeable barrel distortion at that focal length.


It's not a fish eye, so it'll look more like the Kinoptik 5.7mm.
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Posted 24 April 2008 - 02:53 PM

I find that 82 degrees a bit narrow, from my experience. But I just googled, and other people are claiming around the same thing. I guess my memory is a bit cloudy. I can attest to it looking similar to the Kinoptik 5.7... I've used both (in r16) on different cameras.

Edited by Steve Wallace, 24 April 2008 - 02:56 PM.

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#8 Michael Nash

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 04:23 PM

It's not a fish eye, so it'll look more like the Kinoptik 5.7mm.


It doesn't have to be fisheye to exhibit barrel distortion. It's a matter of "degree" (no pun intended) :P

I was thinking of the Century 6mm which does distort, but just a little.
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#9 Justin Lovell

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Posted 15 May 2008 - 01:11 AM

Video sampler of the ang. 5.9mm on my bolex S16mm. Didn't put in the letterbox for you.... Notice how it isn't vignetting? I was shooting around t- 5.6 1/2 - t- 16.

http://framediscreet...are-bboyin.html
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#10 steve hyde

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Posted 01 June 2008 - 12:41 PM

...I've used the lens on a Bell and Howell Filmo DR with great results. It will vignette on Super 16 for sure. I have also used the lens on a Beaulieu Super 8 camera for fixed focus shooting with great results. On Super 8 it is no longer wide angle.

My Ang 5.9 has good coatings and colors look amazing. I am also pleased with the fact that edge distortion is not noticeable. However, it may be that the colorist took care of that during telecine by cropping. All in all - it's a nice wide lens for regular 16 shooting



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