I'm sussing out my options for a feature early next year, and am tossing up between a number of camera/lens combos. The director wants to frame for 2.35:1, so I'd like to shoot Alexa 4:3 with 2x anamorphics, but it's looking like that might break our budget, which leaves me with the option of going spherical with Alexa, or possibly anamorphic with my F5.
1.3x anamorphic kinda makes more sense with the Sony's 16:9 sensor, but isn't likely to happen, as I think there's only set of those on my lovely island continent, plus the 'look' isn't quite as pronounced as I'd like. Which brings us to 2x on the 16:9 sensor - which both does us some favours by cropping off the crummy edges of the anamorphic glass, but also introduced a crop factor that might make wider-angles tricky.
I know Reuben posted some lovely tests of the Kowas on his F55 a while back. Just wondering if anyone else has had experience with 2x anas on the F5(5) and what your thoughts are?
Also if anyone's managed to calculate what the actual crop factor would be shooting 2x anamorphic on the F5(5)'s 16:9 sensor, I'd really appreciate hearing it. The figure I came up with is 1.39x, but maths was never my strong suit...