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#1 Andrew Brinkhaus

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 03:49 PM

Hey guys, I'm working on a show this weekend shooting RED with Todd AO anamorphics (first gen), just curious if anybody has worked with these lenses before. Any tips or advice for general on-set use and handling is appreciated.

(Please don't link to Max's thread on anamorphics, I have read it thoroughly.)
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#2 Adam Frisch FSF

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 12:24 PM

Funny you should say that. 50 Cent's latest video was shot with Todd-AO's on the Red camera by Claudio Miranda. The Todd's are noticeably softer than most other anamorphics, but they flare uniquely and very heavily. Nice look to those lenses.

http://videos.onsmas...cybbhaGVaTdhCFP

Also check out Claudio's new anamorphic and spherical lens flare tests. They're very informative.

http://www.claudiomi...test/index.html
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#3 Saul Rodgar

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 01:37 PM

That is some of the most stylized RED footage I have seen. I would like to see the HD version of it, but it looks OK at the laughable you tube compression. Claudio did a good job, and the softness of the ToddAO lenses could really compensate for the sharpness of the video image.

The tests are awesome for comparison. Kudos to Claudio!

Edited by Saul Rodgar, 13 November 2008 - 01:41 PM.

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#4 Andrew Brinkhaus

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 06:40 PM

Thanks for the links, Adam.
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#5 Matt Garrett

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 07:36 PM

http://www.reduser.n...ead.php?t=21942

you lucky bastard.

Good luck with the lenses. Those were the ones I wanted to use on my last shoot.
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#6 Matt Workman

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 09:54 PM

Who usually rents the Todd AO? in LA and NYC?

Thanks for the info.

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#7 Andrew Brinkhaus

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 10:11 PM

Matt, we got our set from Clairmont Camera in LA.
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#8 Matt Workman

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 10:32 PM

Thanks Andrew. I've only heard of Elites in NYC, or Panavision. Does anyone know where you can rent Hawks or Todd AO in NY?
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#9 Bruce Taylor

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Posted 29 November 2008 - 02:22 AM

Just to chime in here, I have a set of 35, 50, and 75mm Lomo roundfront anamorphics and a 40-200mm Lomo rear adapter zoom in OCT19 mount available to rent (I'm based in LA). My RED/OCT19 adapter is coming in on Monday.

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#10 Marque DeWinter

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Posted 15 December 2008 - 10:32 AM

Just to chime in here, I have a set of 35, 50, and 75mm Lomo roundfront anamorphics and a 40-200mm Lomo rear adapter zoom in OCT19 mount available to rent (I'm based in LA). My RED/OCT19 adapter is coming in on Monday.

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Barnstormer Films in NY has a set as well....

1-800-379-0442 ext. 1
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