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#1 Kevin Masuda

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 03:26 AM

I contacted Duall in NY and they said that they would modify my K3 to super 16 for $450 however they will not recenter the lens. Is there any company in the US that will do the re-centering as well as a mod to super 16?
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#2 Ira Ratner

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 06:42 PM

Too rich for my blood.
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#3 Kevin Masuda

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Posted 18 September 2008 - 10:08 PM

Nevermind, I just realized that I could send the camera to Bernie at Super 16 inc.
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#4 Will Montgomery

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Posted 19 September 2008 - 03:11 PM

Bernie will do a great job. I highly recommend his laserbrighten process on the K3 as well.

You can also buy a re-centered mount for the K3 on eBay for about $125. I'd suggest picking that up if you want the lens re-centered. It would cost more to have someone else make it.
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#5 Kevin Masuda

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Posted 24 September 2008 - 10:07 AM

Bernie will do a great job. I highly recommend his laserbrighten process on the K3 as well.

You can also buy a re-centered mount for the K3 on eBay for about $125. I'd suggest picking that up if you want the lens re-centered. It would cost more to have someone else make it.


I got an email from Bernie and he said that it would cost me a lot to convert the K3 to Super 16 and is not something that he recommends doing.
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#6 Will Montgomery

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Posted 25 September 2008 - 11:36 PM

I'm sure he's thinking that it will cost at least twice what the camera cost you to begin with so it's probably not worth it. I like having the extra negative space and it seems to make a difference but its been shown many times on this forum that modern stocks shot on regular 16mm then cropped to 16:9 do just fine.

I would probably want to pick up another camera like a Scoopic MS before investing too heavily in modifying a K3.
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