posted December 03, 2009 08:08 AM
The Kowa 8Z (sometimes branded as the Kowa 16H) can be positioned in front of a super 8 projector lens if you have a compatible stand which can be placed in front of your machine.
From: Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Registered: Jun 2003
posted December 03, 2009 01:56 PM
35mm scope lenses will work just fine. The main problem is the overall size. You will need to build a wooden cradle to support it in front of your main primary flat lens.
You want to put your flat zoom lens to the smallest picture size and simply slide the scope lens in front of the main lens. This works really well and configuration was very easy....in this method related to picture size the term WYSIWYG applies...
What You See Is What You Get *
* Picture height stays the same - only the width changes between flat and scope.
It also helps to have some sort of screen masking. On purpose you allow the edges of the frame to run on the masking giving a sharp focused edge on your white screen. There are many ways to produce masking and it works well when done.
-------------------- * Swimsuit photography by Chip G
posted December 04, 2009 09:10 PM
Dear Dan, thanks for the tip about the Kowa.
Dear Chips, thanks a lot for your hint and for the explanatory photos. I believe I will go for the cheaper solution of the 2x35 anamorphic lens (as you propose). But first, I believe I will need to make an upgrade in my projector bulb, as my 807D is the 75W lamp, and I heard that the lens will decrease about 50% of the current screen brightness.
Does anybody here have already changed an Eumig bulb for a more powerful one? If so, please share the results / difficulties with us.
Thanks again and I must say again: this forum is great! There is no technical questions without answers! Edgar.
From: Leoben, Austria
Registered: Apr 2009
posted December 05, 2009 06:59 AM
It says on the Eumig 807 that a 75 W bulb should be used; on the Eumig 810 it is a 100 W bulb. When I got my 807 it had a 100 W bulb in it, so it was operated with it in the past; there is nothing wrong with the projector so it might be possible to use the stronger bulb without harming the equipment.