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#1 Michael Althaus

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Posted 23 May 2005 - 08:17 PM

I would like to shoot an anamorph picture with my beaulieu 7008 pro with an aspect ratio between 1:2 and 1:2.7. I read quite a bit about anamorphic attachments but I didn't find the "perfect" solution yet. I would like to be able to focus during shooting without repositioning the attachment all the time. There also seem to be some problems with vignetteing in wide angle shots. I'm looking for a way to be able to shoot like I would do it with a normal lens except that I get an anamorph image. An attachment seems not to be a good solution.

Are there any anamophic lenses with a c-mont for super8. Could I use an anamphic 16mm lens with my beaulieu? Are there any suggestion which lens (zoom/prime) might work? I'm just looking for a solution to get the best anamorphic image possible without having to deal with focusing problems etc.

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Michael
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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 23 May 2005 - 08:49 PM

You might want to read this:

http://www.geocities...anamorphic.html

CinemaScope was popular with some 16mm hobbyists in the 1950's/60's and some C-mount CinemaScope lenses were made for that market. Trouble is that it's hard to separate camera lenses from the more common scope projector lenses for sale, but these might be some here:

http://cgi.ebay.com/...6398048459&rd=1
http://cgi.ebay.com/...7517376303&rd=1
http://cgi.ebay.com/...7518020311&rd=1
http://www.cameraset...phic lenses.htm
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#3 Michael Althaus

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Posted 24 May 2005 - 10:02 AM

Thank you for the fast answer. I already knew this site but it's only about attachments to your regular lens. I think this has many disadvantages since you have to focus with your regular lens and the attachment (there's only one exception). And there's also a big problem with vignetting. I'm also not sure if the lenses on ebay have a c-mount. The lens mount on these lenses looks much lager in diameter than a c-mount, am I wrong?
Are there any anamorph lenses (not attachments) for 16mm cameras with a c-mount? Wouldn't this be the best solution.

A beaulieu 7008 with an anamorph lens and a video tap would be very nice for filming low budget shortfilms :)
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