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Using TV Zooms with Beaulieu Super 8 Cam?


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#1 Paul Bryant

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:28 PM

Hi all,

I recently picked up a Pro8mm-modified Beaulieu 4008 in great shape, and it came with a Computar TV-Zoom 12.5-75 f/1.2. Obviously, it breathes like the devil. :) On the assumption that I'm OK with never zooming, I'm wondering if there are any other problems with using c-mount TV zooms on super-8?

Specifically, I've noticed that when I stop down, the image in the viewfinder doesn't begin to darken until about f/4 on the lens barrel. I'm assuming this is because it was designed for a larger sensor, probably 1/2 or 2/3." Does this mean my metering will be off?

I'd greatly appreciate any input, and recommendations for replacement lenses. I'm saving up for a lens to replace it, perhaps an Angenieux, but I'm open to suggestions.

Thanks very much!

Paul
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#2 Joel Pierre

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:06 AM

Schneider-Kreuznach Optivaron 1,8 / 6-66 mm (macro).

Schneider-Kreuznach Optivaron 1,4 / 6-70 mm (macro).

Schneider-Kreuznach 1,4 / 8-50 mm (macro).

Angénieux Zoom 1,9 / 8-64 mm (macro).

Schneider-Kreuznach Variogon 1,8 / 8-40 mm.

All C-Mount lens or lens with a C-mount adapter.

Edited by Joel Pierre, 05 April 2012 - 01:07 AM.

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#3 Bjorn Andersson

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 03:02 AM

Not to forget, the wet dream for many Beaulieu user:
Angenieux 1,2(T1,4)6-80(90)
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#4 Paul Bryant

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 04:57 PM

Thanks for your recommendations, I'll start looking into some of those lenses.

Any advice on my question RE: exposure with this lens?
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#5 Ray Friera

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:35 PM

The Schneider-Kreuznach Optivaron 1,8 / 6-66 mm is the only lens that don't have vignetting at the short end of the zoom in my experience.

My Beaulieu 4008 ( widen gate ) set up.

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