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Hawk V-lite 1.33 on Bolex EBM


Killian Lassabliere
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Hello,

 

Next week I will be shooting for the first time on 16mm.

 

I'll be renting a Bolex EBM Super 16 ( PL mount ) as well as a Hawk V-Lite 16 Anamorphic 1.33. ( only one focal length for budget reasons ).

 

I've been looking all around the internet and I can't seem to find any information on that specific combo.

 

So I was wondering if any of you ever used a similar setup? I'm mainly concern about focusing on the fly without a monitor desqueeze ?

 

 

We'll be filming at two locations, one indoor ( natural light coming thought sheers ), and a rooftop at dawn/dusk.

 

I'm thinking about getting some Kodak Vision 3 250D. I read that it is recommended to overexposed quit a bit, ( which is the opposite of what I've been doing on digital ). Would you guys have any advice on how to expose in those lighting conditions?

 

Thanks a lot for your help,

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In terms of not having a desqeeze viewfinder, 1.33X squeeze isn't too drastic - so its still possible to compose with care when looking at a squeezed image.

 

I used a 1.33X anamorphic back in the miniDV days to shoot 16:9 on 4:3 cams. Once you get your eye in, its surprising how quick you adapt.

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I'll be renting a Bolex EBM Super 16 ( PL mount ) as well as a Hawk V-Lite 16 Anamorphic 1.33. ( only one focal length for budget reasons ).

 

I've been looking all around the internet and I can't seem to find any information on that specific combo.

 

Probably because most productions with the budget to rent Hawks would rent a more modern S16 camera, and PL isn't the standard mount on Bolexes. Also the Bolex prism introduces aberrations when shot at apertures under about f/3.5, which is why it's generally better to use RX lenses on a reflex Bolex, at least for focal lengths under 50mm. Since they open to f/1.5, you might want to test a V-lite 16 on the EBM first to see how noticeable the abberrations are if you want to shoot at larger apertures.

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Thanks for the answers,

 

 

Probably because most productions with the budget to rent Hawks would rent a more modern S16 camera, and PL isn't the standard mount on Bolexes. Also the Bolex prism introduces aberrations when shot at apertures under about f/3.5, which is why it's generally better to use RX lenses on a reflex Bolex, at least for focal lengths under 50mm. Since they open to f/1.5, you might want to test a V-lite 16 on the EBM first to see how noticeable the abberrations are if you want to shoot at larger apertures.

 

I will do some tests when picking up the lens, ( hopefully I'll be able to spot any aberrations thought the unsqueezed viewfinder )

 

Thanks !

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