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#1 kevin jackman

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 01:19 AM

does anybody have one, use one, know how they work? I think they are red-green. Been wondering if they might be converted to polarized.
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#2 Dom Jaeger

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Posted 03 May 2011 - 02:20 AM

Never got my hands on one, but I have a manual here somewhere. Temporarily misplaced it.

From memory they were polarised, used 2 Kern Yvar lenses, with a projector attachment and a parallax adjusting mechanism. It was recommended to use a special high luminance screen for projection, which Bolex also sold.

I don't think it took off, so not many were made. Consequently rather rare.
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Posted 03 May 2011 - 03:52 PM

I wonder how sharp the images are. Im thinking Id like to experiment with the stereo and the anomorphot if I can find them affordably.
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Posted 04 May 2011 - 02:04 PM

Im also wondering what the difference is between the rectangular and circular yvar units.
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Posted 24 May 2011 - 09:43 PM

does anybody know if both types of bolex stereo lenses can work on a reflex bolex? I read the rectangular unit only works on non reflex cameras. is there a quality difference between the image output between them?
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#6 Leo Anthony Vale

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Posted 26 May 2011 - 04:20 PM

does anybody know if both types of bolex stereo lenses can work on a reflex bolex? I read the rectangular unit only works on non reflex cameras. is there a quality difference between the image output between them?


The circular unit is actually a close up attachment which fits onto the basic unit.


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The rears of the 12.5mm Yvars is far to close to the film plane tobe able to clear the prism.
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Posted 26 May 2011 - 10:38 PM

Bummer was hoping the 3d would work on a reflex camera.
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Posted 27 May 2011 - 01:36 AM

Anybody know if it will work on any other camera thats rflex like an eclair npr? It this or the Elmo system but I dont know its quality and know it wont cover 16mm
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