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Old November 19th, 2004, 11:57 AM   #1
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Anamorphic Film Lens - Where to buy?

Greetings everyone,

I'm looking for a cheap, low quality, 16mm (or 35 if I am super lucky) anamorphic lens (preferably Cinemascope). Where can I find these types of lenses? I'm assuming that these should not be *too* hard to find but I haven't had much luck yet...

Help?

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Old November 19th, 2004, 12:28 PM   #2
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Pro8's got adapters, but they won't cover super wide angles on 16mm.
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Old November 19th, 2004, 12:57 PM   #3
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Interesting. Thanks. Do you have a link?

How do these adapters work? What sort of mount do they have?

Anyone know of ANY way to get my hands on an anamorphic lens?
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Old November 19th, 2004, 01:12 PM   #4
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Here you go.

http://www.pro8mm.com/us/cam_frm.htm

The lens listed is for Super 8, but I contacted them and was told that it would work on 16 mm as well, but not for all lenses. You really need to talk to pro8 about your specific camera.

Century makes very nice anamorphic adapters for video, but the company's official line is that they won't work on film cameras. That seems to born out at this thread here:

http://www.cinematography.com/forum2004/index.php?showtopic=1777&hl=

Other links for you:

http://www.cinematography.com/forum2004/index.php?showtopic=747&st=15

http://www.cinematography.net/Pages%20GB/%5Bcml-pro%5D%2016mm%20anamorphic.htm


I would very much like to hear about affordable anamorphic lenses for 16mm as well. It would work perfectly with the few telecine options I can afford.

From what I've read, Super 16 seems to be the way to go. Even there, finding compatible lenses is tricky and expensive.
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Old November 19th, 2004, 02:21 PM   #5
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Thank you kindly. Much appreciated :)
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