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Volker Bendt

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  1. As far as I know, all Aspheron lenses in various sizes were manufactured by Schneider Kreuznach, distributed by Kern for Bolex Switar, Zeiss for Super Speed 9,5 / 12 and Vari- Sonnar and most common ( and cheap )for Nizo / Beaulieu and Leicina S -8 cameras as Ultrawide size I-III with filter threads 49 / 52 / 55/ 62 / 67 mm. The Kern Aspheron is not easy to find (I will keep mine), but Nizo Ultrawide I or II might also fit the Switar 10, if you find a filter adapter. Good luck, Volker
  2. If you are looking for a 10mm lens plus 5,7, you should also consider the "Aspheron" super wide lens, which transformes the 1,6/10mm Switar into a 5,5mm lens. Needs the preset Switar with extended close focussing. I have this combo with my S-16 Bolex RX4, super sharp, nearly no distortion. It's worth a trial. Volker
  3. For handheld use the motor has a manual trigger as well.
  4. Hi Jon, apologize for the delay, it took some time to make the photos. This is to demonstrate the use of the Bolex Kompendium as a lens support. And the attached small electric motor MC 17. This is the smallest Bolex motor, weighs 600 g only. It's not quartz controlled, speed control goes with the frame dial of the camera. It can also be used with different types of remote control. Please let me know if you are interested, I have two of them and could part with one. The Kompendium is also available. Cheers, Volker
  5. In case it's a fixed Aaton mount and you can't unscrew it, you could use an ARRI B to Aaton adapter to have access to unlimited ARRI lenses. I have that type of adapter and could part with it. Good luck, Volker
  6. Hello Francesco, please let me know, if you are interested in an Schneider Aspheron Ultrawide lens. It's size III for Variogon and Optivaron lenses, screw mount 62 and 67 mm. Cheers, Volker
  7. The macro feature at the wide end is also used for focussing the Schneider Aspheric ultrawide lenses. The combo results in a 3,5mm lens, sharp and without distortion, at least with my Leicina 6-66 Optivaron. Good luck, Volker
  8. Hello Francesco, perhaps I could part with one of my magazines. All french, late series with divided pressure plate. Please send me an email, Volker
  9. Hi Jon, it's me, the guy who sold you your RX5 S-16 some years ago. Hopefully you are still happy with this camera. If you use the locking screw in the free turret hole and the tiny fixing lever on top, a lens up to around 1,5 Kg should not be a problem. I regularly use my Vario-Switar 16-100 (1,4Kg) or Nikkor telelenses up to 300mm, the old Ais 4,5/300 ED lens, with or without additional support. A good idea is to use the large Bolex compendium as support. If you don't already have the turret locking screw, I could help you. By the way, in 2010 I have been traveling with your Bolex and the above mentioned lenses in Western Australia, Murchison River, Shark bay and down south into the forests. Never been in the eastern states, except Tasmania. Love it !!! Let me know if you need the turret fixing screw, I could part with one. All the best, Volker
  10. No problems with ACL and Leica lenses. I've used a lot my Summicron 50 and 90 mm lenses with ACL II and Bolex RX4 with perfect results.
  11. Hi Edward, some M-C mount adapters don't fit the Bolex, they are too wide in diameter to go with the turret. I could part with mine, if you are interested, please send me an email, Volker
  12. Perfect results with my RX4 S-16 and Apo-Summicron 2/90 Asph and Apo-Telyt 3,4/135. Infinity and all distances are spot. Good luck, Volker
  13. Lens adapter ARRI baj. and standard mount for ACL cameras is sold. Still available is an adapter to use ARRI baj. mount lenses on Aaton cameras. You can find it at ebay Germany ebay nr.: 312931653456 Thanks, Volker
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