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#1 Alex Balkam

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 04:56 PM

Hello All,

I have a question for the forum: I am curious to compile a complete and comprehensive list of ALL HD Digital Cameras on the present market that have a proper sensor for shooting with S16 PL mount Optar Primes.
I hope to have a list for quick review. I am looking to revitalize a wealth of quality Optar lenses and want the premium HD Camera for accomplishing this. At present, my research has revealed very few candidates (If anyone lists the BMCC please offer a clarifying explanation of exactly which focal lengths will cover the sensor).

Thank you,
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#2 Evan Ferrario

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 09:47 PM

For purchase right now, I think Ikonoskop is it, http://www.ikonoskop.com. This is a terrific camera to go with 16mm glass, shoot raw, the problem is price $$, just a bit to high, although might be worth it if you have nice 16mm cinema glass.

I haven't stayed up to date, but there is also the Digital Bolex.
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#3 Evan Ferrario

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Posted 06 October 2012 - 09:56 PM

For purchase right now, I think Ikonoskop is it, http://www.ikonoskop.com. This is a terrific camera to go with 16mm glass, shoot raw, the problem is price $$, just a bit to high, although might be worth it if you have invested in 16mm cinema glass.

I haven't stayed up to date, but there is also the Digital Bolex.
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#4 Brian Drysdale

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 04:06 AM

There's also the SI 2K, it's faded into the background recently, but one owner has said there has been steady improvements by S.I.. It's also good for 3D.
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Posted 07 October 2012 - 03:56 PM

Hello All,

At present, my research has revealed very few candidates (If anyone lists the BMCC please offer a clarifying explanation of exactly which focal lengths will cover the sensor).

Thank you,


The AF100/101 from Panasonic is another one that may or may not quite work with the lenses, rather like the BMCC. The Red One has a 2k mode that will work if I remember correctly too.

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#6 rob spence

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 05:53 PM

I've just bought an SI 2K mini for that very reason, I have a full set of S16 lenses and zooms. Once I get to grips with it I'll report on the results.
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 11:54 AM

I've just bought an SI 2K mini for that very reason, I have a full set of S16 lenses and zooms. Once I get to grips with it I'll report on the results.



I look forward to hearing about your results Rob!
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#8 Joshua Reis

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Posted 21 October 2012 - 08:33 PM

Hello All,

I have a question for the forum: I am curious to compile a complete and comprehensive list of ALL HD Digital Cameras on the present market that have a proper sensor for shooting with S16 PL mount Optar Primes.
I hope to have a list for quick review. I am looking to revitalize a wealth of quality Optar lenses and want the premium HD Camera for accomplishing this. At present, my research has revealed very few candidates (If anyone lists the BMCC please offer a clarifying explanation of exactly which focal lengths will cover the sensor).

Thank you,



Hi, the Red One MX , Scarlet, and Epic approximate a Super 16 gate when shooting in windowed 2k mode. I have shot a handful of projects using a Canon 7-63 and Canon 11-165 Super 16 zooms without any vignetting. I think the Scarlet makes a great 2k candidate because of its low cost and ability to push 60 fps at 4:1 Red Raw. I think the Epic will go around 240-300 fps in 2k? It depends on the aesthetic style that one is going for,but 2k Red mode can look "soft" to some people since its effectively using 2048x1080 pixels prior to debarring. However, its my understanding that the pixels will be smaller with the next "6k Dragon" sensor upgrade so this issue should be resolved with the extra pixel downsampling. I read somewhere that a Super 16 "window" model on the dragon sensor will be somewhere around 2500 to 2800 pixels wide resulting in a sharper 1920 by 1080 deliverable? check it out.
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#9 Charles Zuzak

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:10 AM

Weisscam is supposed to have a T-CAM in the works with a Super16 sized sensor (in addition to a 2/3" and Super35 sensor).

It will shoot at really high frame rates, decent resolution (2K+) and have good dynamic range/native sensitivity.

Read about the proposed specs in the PDF.
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