So, I will be shooting an upcoming project on a Bolex H16. This will be my first foray into shooting with motion picture film, but I am looking to shoot using my Proskar 16 anamorphic lens, which I normally use on my GH3. I'm trying to figure out if/how this is possible with the Bolex. So far I have come up with a few possible solutions:
1. I have a rear lens clamp that adds a 52mm thread to the rear of the Proskar. I considered simply using a step up ring to attach the clamp to the front of the 25mm f1.4 Switar on the Bolex.
-I do not know the exact filter diameter of the Switar. It seems to be an oddball thread size, and I haven't found any step-up rings that fit it.
-I fear the weight of the Proskar will be too much for the C-mount and the filter thread on the Switar to handle.
2. Devise a clamp/rail system to hold the Proskar in front of the taking lens. I have seen pictures of the original Moeller Anamorphot attached to an H16 using a clamp attached to rails that screwed into the other two lens mounts. I think I may be able to DIY something similar to this
-Not sure if I will be able to find the parts I need to build something like this that will actually work.
3. This solution is pretty off-the-wall. I have considered that it should be physically possible to adapt my Voigtlander 25mm for Micro 4/3, to which I already have means to attach the Proskar, to the Bolex. The flange distance of M43 (20cm) is greater than that of the C-mount lenses (17.53cm), so theoretically adapting a M43 lens to the Bolex should be possible, correct? Has anybody attempted this before, or does anybody know who I can contact about attempting this? Or is it even possible?
-Don't know how/if I could manufacture such an adapter.
-Again, I fear the lens combination would be too heavy for the mount.
So, has anybody successfully done anything like this using a Bolex? Any insights as to how/if it is possible? Or should I just not bother and stick to the standard 4:3 ratio?