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Vintage Kowa Prominar Anamorphic - Suitable for 7D?


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#1 Frank Peeters

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 02:30 AM

Hi there,

I recently had a chance to get hold of a vintage Kowa Anamorphic (see attachment photo). It has a rather small rear thread (39mm) ... so I was wondering if I could fit it somehow on the thread of a 50mm nikon lens? Is that possible with step-down rings, or are there problems?

Also, maybe it's possible to mount a leica lens (with 39mm thread) to the canon 7d?

An lastly, it seems like you can reverse-mount an anamorphic lens?

Anyone got some tips & advice?

Greets,
Frank

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#2 Mark Dunn

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Posted 22 November 2010 - 01:00 PM

It will vignette at short focal lengths. Not many SLR lenses have a filter thread under 52mm. so you see the problem. I've tried the 8Z, which has a thread of around 51mm (series VII, I believe), so it works a bit better, but this always was the problem with the smaller anamorphics.
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