I recently purchased a Konvas 1M camera (Standard 4 perf 35mm as I understand).
I'm looking to try my hand at some widescreen shoots this summer - I live in Norway and I want a kind of Spaghetti-western meets "the vikings" kind of style, if you know what i mean: wide open fjord landscapes kind of tapestry backdrop.
Anyway; I've been looking at Anamorphic lenses for the Konvas, but it appears shooting anamorph can give more trouble than its worth to a beginner cameraman (and Im a beginner), (more prone to artifacts, lens flares etc etc) and also the lenses arent that great for the Konvas unless I really pay up beyond a "reasonable amateur budget".
Should I forget about going anamorphic and just shoot normally, doing widescreen in digital afterwards? Does anyone go this road? Is it practical or a waste of film?
I thoguht perhaps I could map out the the shots to use only the bottom haf of the frame, and then blowup the lower half afterwards? (Kind of a poor mans 2 perf? can I call it 1 perf? )
In short: Does anyone have any advice, tips or tricks on how to shoot 35mm widescreen-style without gizmos?
Mike in Norway.
Edited by Michael Mann, 18 April 2009 - 03:00 PM.