H16 SBM or RX5?
Posted 07 May 2008 - 05:02 PM
i'm also going to need a hand-crank, where can I get one of those fom?
Posted 08 May 2008 - 11:41 PM
In my estimation, here's how the zooms rank from best to worse. 12.5-100, 17-85 compact, 16-100, 18-86, 12-120 ang. 17-85 pan cinor. I never used the 12.5-100, but I have to assume it's the best of the bunch.
Remember all zooms, and primes of 50mm and below need to have the RX designation to correct for spherical abberations introduced by the prism. One exeption is the above mentioned pan cinor which somehow works without being RX.
The best primes to get are 26mm macro, 50mm and 10mm presets.
If you're planning on using primes, the Rex5 can be slightly quicker.
Both cameras came in two viewfinder versions, first with the 10x and about 1972 with 13x magnification. Get the 13x as it's brighter and makes focusing a little easier. The difference can be seen here: http://www.jkcamera.com/Super16.htm
As far as the hand crank, it's very easy to find and usually comes with the camera as standard accessory, like filter holders, body cap, locking turret plug (if Rex) etc.
Posted 11 May 2008 - 11:56 PM
Along with the presets already mentioned I'd spring for a 75mm Macro-Switar also ...
The 12.5-100 comes in two flavors - get the iris-preset model if super16 is a consideration.
Posted 14 May 2008 - 01:03 PM