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Fumeo Super 16 Anamorphic Projector Lens for shooting R16 ideal?


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#1 Francisco Martins

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 04:54 PM

Have come across a Fumeo "Super 16" Anamorphic Projector 2X lens and am wondering if that would be the best solution for shooting regular 16mm anamorphically?

 

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#2 Francisco Martins

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Posted 10 March 2013 - 05:26 PM

And if there would be any visual irregularities as a result (e.g. vignetting, etc)?


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Posted 11 March 2013 - 02:17 PM

A projector lens doesn't need the coatings a camera lens does to reduce flare. It wouldn't have the calibrated focusing either..

Sure, lenses such as the Kowas were intended for shooting and projection, but they were optimised for shooting.


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#4 Dom Jaeger

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Posted 12 March 2013 - 01:18 AM

A "Super 16" 2x anamorphic projection lens? Not sure that makes sense unless you wanted to shoot or project something in 3.3:1 aspect ratio. Ordinarily you'd be cropping the sides of a R16 frame to 1.2:1 to project a 2.4:1 image. A quick google found this "Fumeo 16mm Super Anamorphic" on ebay:

 

http://www.ebay.com/...1-/251101819580

 

Is that the one? Like a lot of 16mm anamorphic projection lenses the lens manufacture would have been outsourced, it's quite possibly a Kowa, branded as Fumeo (like those made for Bell & Howell, Elmo etc). That particular one has a rather long barrel, I would imagine it will porthole when used with even a moderately long focal length. Probably anything under 40mm won't work.

 

With projection anamorphics the rear element size will give you some idea of how wide you can go with your taking lens (and how large the taking lens itself can be), but you need to experiment with them really to find the limitations. A projection lens with a large rear element and short barrel tends to allow for the widest angle, but even the best-suited ones will often porthole when used with a 'standard' focal length taking lens (25mm for 16mm format) or wider. 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 12 March 2013 - 05:32 AM

'16 Super' is just a piece of branding, it doesn't refer to S16 format.

It is indeed a branded Kowa and looks very like the Kowa 16D. It is intended for photography and projection but has quite a small rear element and so vignetting could be a problem, certainly on most 16mm. zooms.

My Kowa 8Z/16H has a larger rear element, about 49mm. Do a search, there's quite a bit on the forum

I'm open to offers btw.


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