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#1 Ryan Navazio

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 02:28 AM

Has anyone used a Peleng 8mm fisheye lens on a bolex rx? How were the results? What type of c-mount adapter would I need? Thanks in Advance.
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#2 Mike Lary

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 03:47 AM

Has anyone used a Peleng 8mm fisheye lens on a bolex rx? How were the results? What type of c-mount adapter would I need? Thanks in Advance.

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I haven't shot with the Peleng because it's way too distorted for my tastes, and the price is too high for a novelty effect. Also, it's not an RX lens, so shooting below F4 on a Bolex RX would be problematic. Plus, I would feel dirty attaching anything other than Switars to my Bolex. But that's just me. :D

If you buy one, you can choose the type of mount.
http://www.kievcamer...oduct.php?ID=14
Then you would need a 'whatever you choose' mount to C-mount adapter. I would check with Duart or another company that specializes in selling/building adapters for cine cameras before choosing a particular mount. The adapters can be quite pricey.

Edited by MikeL, 04 August 2005 - 03:50 AM.

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#3 Mike Lary

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 04:33 AM

But then again... you might be able to snag a cheap adapter on eBay.

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#4 Stephen Williams

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 06:15 AM

I haven't shot with the Peleng because it's way too distorted for my tastes, and the price is too high for a novelty effect. Also, it's not an RX lens, so shooting below F4 on a Bolex RX would be problematic. Plus, I would feel dirty attaching anything other than Switars to my Bolex. But that's just me. :D


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Hi,

On 16mm the pelling is not very distorted as your just using the centre of the lens. Wide open its f3.5 but sharpens a gerat deel by f5.6.

Stephen
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Posted 04 August 2005 - 11:46 AM

I've used the Peleng with an M42 to c-mount adapter and it works quite well. A bit of bend, but as it was stated before, not as bad on 16 as 35. This may be the best deal for an 8mm lens that covers super 16.

Keep that lens extra clean while shooting.

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#6 James Erd

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Posted 07 April 2006 - 05:26 AM

I've used the Peleng with an M42 to c-mount adapter and it works quite well. A bit of bend, but as it was stated before, not as bad on 16 as 35. This may be the best deal for an 8mm lens that covers super 16.

Keep that lens extra clean while shooting.

Jeff
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I know this is an old thread, but where did you find your M42 to c-mount adapter?

James
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Posted 07 April 2006 - 10:44 AM

I know this is an old thread, but where did you find your M42 to c-mount adapter?

James

I would start with eBay. These are/were quite common and should be much cheaper than new.
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#8 Don Brown

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Posted 10 April 2006 - 10:34 AM

I would start with eBay. These are/were quite common and should be much cheaper than new.


My Peleng came with 2 mount adaptors, 1 M42 and 1 that goes on my Nikon mount have bought most of mine from Ebay about £20




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#9 Clive Tobin

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Posted 10 April 2006 - 01:32 PM

But then again... you might be able to snag a cheap adapter on eBay.


Don't forget this one for Nikon to C/RX:
http://cgi.ebay.com/...item=7608326276
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#10 James Erd

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 03:45 PM

Don't forget this one for Nikon to C/RX:
http://cgi.ebay.com/...item=7608326276


Hi Clive,

Thank you for the reply. I bought one of your crystal motors for my Bolex H16 several years ago. It was a prototype. I'm still using it.

James
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#11 Landis Tanaka

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 08:36 PM

I thought the Pelang on a 16mm wasnt that fisheye at all? just decently wide?
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#12 Sir Alvin Ekarma

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Posted 07 May 2006 - 08:59 PM

I thought the Pelang on a 16mm wasnt that fisheye at all? just decently wide?


That is correct. Still, it's verrry wide angle and you get the distortion that comes with that. What you don't hear from anybody for some reason is that it's incredibly prone to flare and not normal flare--- invisible flare that isn't apparent when you're shooting. Basically if light is comig from the tops or side, it will hit the outer edge of the curved lens that protrudes out; when projected/telecined, the flare that it will cause will appear to be a kind of edge fog but it isn't. You need to jerry rig a matte box or use a french flag to keep things under control. The same applies to the Zenitar 16mm lens as well.

Still, these caveats aside, it's a solid lens at a good price (even with the agonizingly slow f-stop).

Edited by Sir Al, 07 May 2006 - 09:01 PM.

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#13 Kalle Pajamaa

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Posted 29 April 2014 - 01:25 AM

 

Any experiences using Peleng 8mm on a Bolex RX?


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