RARE !!!! ANAMORPHIC 2X CINEMASCOPE TINY BERTHIOT 8mm for GH2 or 7D
Feb 27, 2012
VERY RARE TINY ANAMORPHIC CINEMASCOPE LENS, maybe the smallest and lightest in the world INCREDIBLE LENS VERY SHARP VERY LIGHT VERY SMALL, THE SMALLEST HYPERGONARD LENS EVER MADE very Sharp rendering for such a small lens Few dusts inside (don't affect the image), no fungus no oil, good condition for it's age
Working on micro 4/3 (on 35mm lens or up) or APS-C (on 50mm lens or up) When you put it on 35mm lens for example, you will get back the width of the 35mm lost by the 2X crop factor of micro 4/3 !!!
A useful comment from Alan about this Berthiot 2X anamorphic lens : "you have the smallest hypergonar lens ever made and one of the last designs of the great french man. Professor Henri Chrétien signed over the rights to his fantastical optical invention Hypergonar to Twentieth Century-Fox in 1952,he was legally bound not to develop commercial scope lens or work with any other studios. or sell the optics commercially. This beauty was the only tiny amateur cinemascope lens he could legally make and could only be sold in france and her colonies :sad: it was made for amateur standard 8mm film cameras. his friends at the Société technique d'Optique et de Photographie (s.t.o.p). At first said it was impossible to scale a cinemascope lens down to this size,and make a usable system. Chrétien went too work and made this tiny gem a beauty. A work of genius.In the late 70s early 80s a supply of spare lens where found and and added too fuji single 8 plastic pocket size film cameras many of these lens would have been thrown in the dustbin in the late 1980s with the standard 8 and single 8 cameras,with the rise rise of video : ( so are now quite rare. i am glad the lens has gone home too france : )" "Me too ! :)"
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