Bosun Higgs

Joined on Jan 27, 2021

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  • The x0.79 crop factor mentioned in the original post is Fuji compared to FF and has no relevance in this situation. The Kalee lens was made to cover 70mm film which has a diagonal of 52.8mm ...
  • I have several of these Series "S" lenses and their image circle is around 80mm. So, using a Fuji 50R with one of these is very much like using an APS-C body with a FF lens. The particular Series ...
  • No, my lenses are from the lower turrets on one of these machines. 10 inch f2.8 and 7.5 inch f2.5, they were probably the MF diaprojection glass. I've seen the Ross 17" and similar up on Ebay a ...
  • Apart from immediately wanting one of these, my next thought was "hmm, zero portability". I'm wondering if the rigid body could be replaced by two banquet cameras mounted back to back. The cameras ...
  • Created discussion thread The Dangerous Dallmeyer
    A while ago I posted regarding a Dallmeyer lens that damaged the shutter on my camera https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/66188593 . Recently I realised that after the shuttercrash I had basically ...
  • Created discussion thread "Things to Come" Era Weird Gizmos
    Some here may remember my accounts of saving some very far gone projection lenses a while ago:- https://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/65987465 Internet searches on these lenses turned up nothing, so ...
  • Well, when being careful and reasonable failed, I finally resorted to the "Brute Force and Ignorance" approach - I levered the zoom ring off with wedges and screwdrivers. As I suspected, it was the ...
  • No it's defintely fungus, there is a mycelium over the whole surface, I used a loupe and I could see the branching hyphae. The weird thing is that the mobile zoom group is completely fungus free. ...
  • Created discussion thread Any ideas how to strip this lens?
    I'm having trouble disassembling a Cineamex 35-65mm f1.3 lens, it's a Swiss-made 16mm cine projection lens that is sold under many other brand names, most commonly Bell & Howell. The spec is ...
  • There was no need to take the block out, I could place the rear element of the Dallmeyer actually ON the front element of the teleconverters. Similarly, the tracing paper I was using to catch an ...
  • The various mentions of using a teleconverter to the extend rear focus of short rear focus 16mm projection lenses intrigued me, and not wanting my shutter guides bent any more than they already ...
  • I've not used silent mode mode much before, and didn't realise that you can still get hot pixel shutter actuations. So, basically there is no safe way to use lenses with rear projection over 10mm. ...
  • I have just measured the flange-to-shutter guide distance on my A7rII and it is bang on the 10mm you mention. I have successfully used a Canon projection lens that had an 11mm back projection with ...
  • I took your original "But yes-even the 50mm 16mm projection lenses, will never cover full frame" to mean that "no 16mm lenses would cover FF, even the 50mm's". Your later post shows, I think, that ...
  • Some 16mm projection lenses will cover full frame, I have a few (ironically mostly Dallmeyers!) that do. The shuttercrasher 50mm Dallmeyer definitely does not, in fact it hard vignettes at ...
  • I really wish that this Dallmeyer had been too big to get through the E-mount throat!
  • I received my latest Dallmeyer lens purchase today, a 2 inch f1.5 MKII :O) Eager to see what it could do, I mounted it up on my A7rII and began shooting. Well, only one shot actually, accompanied ...
  • Yes the rear focus on the B&H is under 20mm for infinity. Definitely under 20mm! The photo above shows the rear of the B&H in the E-mount bayonet at infinity focus. You could have the rear of the ...
  • The lens with the most swirl in my collection is probably a 3 inch Dallmeyer Max-Lite designed for 16mm cine projection. I am not going to recommended this lens to you as I have three, 3 inch ...
  • Nope, my 44M-4 has zero swirl on full frame. I bought it specifically because it was much vaunted as a swirler, but I was massively underwhelmed by the results. For samples from this lens, see my post
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