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Chris Batt
Film Handler

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From: Northern Ireland Co. Tyrone
Registered: Dec 2009


 - posted September 24, 2010 04:55 PM      Profile for Chris Batt   Email Chris Batt   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hey guys, I use a Bolex SP8, with I assume the factory-fit lense. I noticed that Classic Home Cinema sell Super8 trailers of new movies, like Avatar, which is presented in wide screen. If I projected this using the Bolex, will the image be stretched, I assume I would need to have an anamorphic lense, mine is Bolex Hi-Fi 1:1,3 15-30mm

Thanks.

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Claus Harding
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From: Washington DC
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 - posted September 24, 2010 08:18 PM      Profile for Claus Harding   Email Claus Harding   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Chris,

Yes, if you want to show films in Cinemascope, you must have a 'scope lens in front of your regular projection lens, otherwise the image will appear "squashed" (unnaturally narrow-looking.)

Claus.

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Steve Klare
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From: Long Island, NY, USA
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 - posted September 24, 2010 08:55 PM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Interesting:

I got in two used prints from Derann this afternoon, one of them is "She Flies" which is 'scope.

For some reason I decided to use my Bolex SP-80 Special, which is just a fancier version of your projector (both are really Eumigs anyway..), instead of one of my Elmos.

-maybe it happened just so I can tell you that the Sankor 16F Anamorphic works very well with these machines. The "Bolex" lens actually fits slightly into the back of the anamorphic, which makes alignment very easy.

My Sankor was found for me by a friend in the UK and once belonged to the Royal Navy.

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All I ask is a wide screen and a projector to light her by...

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Chris Batt
Film Handler

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From: Northern Ireland Co. Tyrone
Registered: Dec 2009


 - posted September 25, 2010 09:21 AM      Profile for Chris Batt   Email Chris Batt   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Thanks guys appreciate the help [Smile]

Just found this on ebay, is it any good, as it states C ? has small chip on lens too, so I suppose that would cause problems ?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1-X-SANKOR-ANAMORPHIC-16C-LENS-/320594197885?pt=UK_Photography_VintagePhotography_VintagePhotoAccessories&hash=item4aa4e73d7d

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Martin Jones
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From: Thetford , Norfolk,England
Registered: May 2008


 - posted September 25, 2010 10:19 AM      Profile for Martin Jones   Email Martin Jones   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Difficult to say, Chris. It depends how big and where.
I have a 50+ year old Home Made Anamorphic with a LARGE chip on the edge of the front element, caused when I dropped something on it. I painted the chipped area with matt black paint to minimise reflections and I can't see any untoward effects on the resulting pictures.As long as it's very small and right on the edge of the element ....?
The Sankor is quite a good lens, but don't try to use your projector lens at less than about the 17.5 mm setting or you will get a falling off in brightness at the corners (cut-off).
Martin

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Ongoing interest in Telecine....

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Steve Klare
Film Guy

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From: Long Island, NY, USA
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 - posted September 25, 2010 03:13 PM      Profile for Steve Klare   Email Steve Klare   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I find with mine I need to zoom the prime lens for the smallest picture possible and move the machine up a couple of feet or the picture won't fit on my 8 foot wide screen.

This is one of those times I wish I had the 25-50mm lens for my Elmos, or maybe about another 4 feet of screen.

(-but then what would become of the front door and the china cabinet? I think my wife might notice them missing.)

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