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#1 Javier de Usabel

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 02:12 PM

I'd like to know if you could help me out with those filters filmakers use when they want to get the well-known anamorphic flares while shooting super35. I would be grateful if you could tell me their name and the way they work. Thanks in advance!.
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#2 Serge Teulon

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 02:48 PM

Hey Javier,

I've used them before and you have to be very careful with them.
They are the type of filter that can make it all look really naff.
In the UK they're called Streak filters they come in different grades. http://www.camerafil...uk/page116.html
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#3 David Rakoczy

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Posted 07 October 2008 - 03:08 PM

Here is the real deal for S35.

http://www.vantagefi...005-09_01.shtml
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#4 Javier de Usabel

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 09:18 AM

Well, thank you very much for the information!
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Posted 08 October 2008 - 10:50 AM

"They are the type of filter that can make it all look really naff."
Do you mean like this?

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#6 Serge Teulon

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 12:47 PM

No, not really....can't find an example to show you.

My advice is do some testing prior to using it.

Maybe you could post your results and thoughts!
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#7 Jamie Metzger

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 08:43 PM

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Bad Idea to use a 5.5mm (s16mm) lens with a streak filter.
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#8 David Rakoczy

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Posted 08 October 2008 - 10:11 PM

Bad Idea to use a 5.5mm (s16mm) lens with a streak filter.[quote]

Unless that is what you want...

Edited by David Rakoczy, 08 October 2008 - 10:12 PM.

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#9 Serge Teulon

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 01:00 PM

There you go Javier.
Jamie has hit the nail on the head there....
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#10 Andrew Clunie

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 06:10 PM

I have been looking to recreate anamorphic flares and those streak filters look pretty promising, although i have never heard of theme before. I am from UK. Is there any place i can buy them for dv cameras apart from the link that serge has posted? Or am i just not looking hard enough :)

thanks
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#11 David Rakoczy

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 06:15 PM

I have been looking to recreate anamorphic flares and those streak filters look pretty promising, although i have never heard of theme before. I am from UK. Is there any place i can buy them for dv cameras apart from the link that serge has posted? Or am i just not looking hard enough :)

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#12 David Rakoczy

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 06:18 PM

Serge did not post the link.

The Vantage Blues deliver a true Anamorphic Flare so when you say you are looking for an 'Anamorphic' Flare... in Spherical lenses.. Video or Film... Vantage Blue is your only choice.

Edited by David Rakoczy, 09 October 2008 - 06:21 PM.

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#13 Serge Teulon

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Posted 09 October 2008 - 07:25 PM

Hi Andrew,

The link is for South London Filters http://www.camerafilters.co.uk/
You could also look in hire places such as Panavision, Take 2, Arri etc...
Most of them will do a large array of filters. But to date I have found that the unusual ones that aren't used often are normally available at SLF.
The guy you want to speak to there is Ceri.

Good luck!
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#14 Andrew Clunie

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 11:17 AM

Thanks Serge.

Ok, i was wondering, do these streak filters just screw on to a normal camera thread? At the moment, i use a HV30 with 35mm adapter and was thinking, could i screw a streak filter directly onto my hv30 and my 35mm adapter onto the front threads of the filter?

Also i use FD lenses (due to the price), is there some sort of anamorphic lens (or something that produces similar flares, i'm not particularly after the aspect ratio, although its cool) that i could directly attacth to the fd mount? I'm assuming this is impossible. Again, thanks for your help on my rather newbie questions, cheers.
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#15 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 11:31 AM

I'm 99% sure these filters are square filters for matteboxes only. . .
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#16 David Rakoczy

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 01:34 PM

They also come in 138mm Round.
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#17 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 02:03 PM

that's the 1% ;)
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#18 David Rakoczy

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 02:07 PM

my apologies Serge, you did post a link. Sorry.

As Jaimie points out, Streaks are for Long Lens use... Unless you like that (naff) look.

Edited by David Rakoczy, 10 October 2008 - 02:09 PM.

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#19 Andrew Clunie

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 03:29 PM

Oh, so i can only buy this filter with a 138mm thread? Well thats fine, now i need me a step down ring :)
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#20 David Rakoczy

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Posted 10 October 2008 - 04:23 PM

Oh, so i can only buy this filter with a 138mm thread? Well thats fine, now i need me a step down ring :)



I didn't say anything about threads. They come in 4x4, 4x5, and Round.
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