I'm looking for a way to shoot with a 4 or 5mm focal length on my bolex. A proper c-mount switar would be ideal but it appears 10mm is as wide as those go. A lens with an adapter would be an option, one of those filter-adapter-attachment thingies would be a worst-scase scenario but I'm open to anything.
Widest lens available for H16?
Posted 16 June 2016 - 02:59 PM
I shoot regularly the optical center of my Angeneiux Retrofocus 5.9mm on my Bolex UltraPan8 camera. I had a Cameflex to Bolex Bayonet lens adapter machined by Jean-Louis Seguin so I could use it on my UP8 camera. Very wide in combination with the ultrawide UP8 format. That is about as wide as one can go with no distortion. Note the absence of any curvilinear distortion. The camera is hybrid of H8/H16 parts, i.e
The next best option for your more rectangular H16 frame could be a KERN 10mm SWITAR with an Bolex ASPHERON 5.5mm wide angle. Not cheap. What is your lens mount? C or Bayonet?
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A few lucky individuals have the Century 1.9mm, 2.5mm and 3.5mm optics for their Bolex. Very rare and super expensive. I guess I like good quality ultra wide angle optics. I am sure others will contribute some variations on the theme.
Brent Finlay makes an awesome Super 16mm 5.3mm wide angle for C-Mounts, i.e. http://www.brentfinl...super16fish.htm
Edited by Nicholas Kovats, 16 June 2016 - 03:00 PM.
Posted 17 June 2016 - 05:44 AM
I use a modified 4mm F1.4 lens with the non-reflex H16, it is a Canon 1" cctv lens I think. not possible to rotate the turret when the lens is attached because the rear element gets so close to the film plane.
I just bought a Chinese cctv 8mm F3.8 c-mount lens which is made for M4/3 use, it works very well with my H16RX though it's a fisheye so it works as a wide angle with huge barrel distortion. But it is surprisingly good lens for the price, cost something like 70$ or so I actually prefer it over the Samyang 8mm vdslr most of the time, it is better lens I think and much smaller and lighter