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  1. The Varipole should be located to push against the structure supporting the drywall ceiling. If that is hard to find or too light weight, then a board at 90deg to the ceiling structure will help, crossing between two structural elements. Can you feel the structure supporting the drywall? Bump it gently with the base of your fist and you will feel and hear it.
  2. Working with light and lights as objects in an assemblage has been a fun thing for sculptors for a while. Locally famous DoP Leon Narby was a sculptor working with light/installation before he got into film. Our sculpture class in 1981 saw a small exhibition by a then fairly obscure (English?) sculptor. Installations using light generating objects (lights). Notable was a suitcase penetrated by a fluro tube, called "Traveling Light". I think some of the breakaway sculptors/conceptualists in the early 20th century were into puns. A minefield of nonsense perhaps, that others were compelled to follow. Not "chapeau"
  3. This is all art to us now (popular art), but let's not forget that it's modeled on, an exploration of, the experience of people who were about to live or die in the next event....What is art compared to the transcendent moment of death, liberation, realization...
  4. 54mm may be the most common diameter, but 64mm is also a thing (maxi PL ?), and there may be other diameter versions as well.
  5. @Robert, what is the type of fluid used in the Scanity? How do the dry it quick enough? Squeegies and air?
  6. Remembering some previous chat on this forum....To have the same sharpness in a projected image of the same size the 16mm camera lens needs about twice the sharpness of the 35mm camera lens. S16 superspeeds had about 200 line pairs/mm (lp/mm) and the 35mm versions only needed about half that. Maybe later Zeiss is a lot sharper, so this is less important.
  7. Joe, Which way is the grad aligned? Horizontal (parallel to the 5.65" edge) or vertical (parallel to the 4" edge)...? Are they soft or hard?
  8. Tyler, I think you're just having a Tyler moment. Mallick is worthy of some study, even if we don't agree with him, or sympathise with all of his philosophic or religious premises. I do (enjoy and study) even though I don't share his religeosity. Why could he not be more like Aronofsky, mining the core spiritual values without muddying the surface with religeosity.....? On the one hand, we have an established process where we previsualize and plan, then bend everything to try to execute that. On the other hand , one might, after a lifetime of consolidating some IQ within the medium, go exploring within the production process, tying to find, or liberate, from it's seed state.... What could we observe.....vs... how could we capture the thing that best describes or fits our preconception...
  9. Sorry, no. But I do have - a folding leather pouch containing 4 Eurofilter Series9, ie...1A (2 of), 85, 85N3 - Series 9 filter holder for 72mm thread (Angenieux 12-120, 15-150...). You can screw a rubber sunshade on the front. - metal clamp on zoom gear with 54mm ID. Think that's from a 15-150. - -
  10. No sorry, mostly color correction, ND combos and clears.
  11. These filters were from the NZ National Film Unit, which was a great resource in it's day for rentals, lab etc. Peter Jackson's company bought it, stripped all the stuff useful in the then current industry and sold the rest. Some filters without a frame I can't be sure of the manufacturer, but all the labelled glass ones are Tiffen. Many of the filters the pouch is dirty on the outside with tape residue. All the filters I have cleaned look unmarked..... Cheap shipping from NZ, working on it..... Any questions PM me or email me viz(at)xtra.co.nz ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Lot 1 Wratten gell 3x3" sq....The gelatines are on hold, might keep them... -85B -85N3 -85N9 Wratten gell 2x2" sq ND0.5 Tiffen 3x3" sq ....USD30/each. - 85 (2 of) - 85N3 (3 of) Arri 3x3" sq ....USD30/each. -85N3 (11 of) Tiffen Series 9 round...USD25/each...actually I have a few other S9s also, please enquire. -85B ? 72mm blue (CB12-181) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Lot 2 Arri 60x75mm (for 16mm Arri SB..?)...USD20/each.. -orange (2 of) - polarising - ND - yellow ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Lot 3 Tiffen 2x2" sq, useful for Kinoptik 5.7mm lens..and Some 16mm Arri cameras....USD20/each - 85 (6 of) - 85N3 (5 of) - 85N6 ( 3 of) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Lot 4 Tiffen? 3-1/2" round, no frames....USD10/each.. - clear (2 of) - 85N3 - 85N6 - 85N ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Lot 5 Tiffen 4-1/2" round.....USD38/each - 85 (9 of, 1 with no frame) - 85N3 (15 of) - Clear - 85N6 (5 of) - 85B (4 of) ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Lot6 Tiffen? 3" round, no frame....USD10/each (Lots of, 50 or so...) - clear/85/85ND combos.
  12. Sorry, typo, that was 12-120. I looked on eBay and there are still some Schneider primes in Arri-S cheap, and Cooke Kinetal too. https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-SUPER-16-SCHNEIDER-ARRIFLEX-CINE-XENON-1-4-25MM-LENS-for-16MM-MOVIE-CAMERA/133074023272?_trkparms=aid%3D1110002%26algo%3DSPLICE.SOI%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20190711095549%26meid%3Dcb3f1c875b7447e9b7a1d454e59b6588%26pid%3D100009%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D143281577490%26itm%3D133074023272%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2047675&_trksid=p2047675.c100009.m1982 Sorry, don't know why that URL is so long.
  13. I too am puzzled by how different the results are for the Tangential and Sagittal planes. I thought that tangential and sagittal planes were just orthogonal vertical and horizontal planes intersecting the lens axis. I thought that "spherical" lenses would have almost identical results there for tangential and sagittal. So clearly, I don't understand the axial definitions or how to interpret the results yet. Maybe Simon can steer us. He loves a good quasi academic correction. Roger Cicala seems like a guy who might entertain an explanation. I visualize the field curvature on the object side of the lens. I think the graphs here are trying to illustrate the sectional shape of the field curvature by mapping the image results, showing the needed shift along the lens axis to achieve focus at any point in the image. The relevant distance shift is up to 0.2mm, which seems like a lot at the image plane. I'm just trying to translate that into distance increments on the object side of the lens.
  14. The 15-150 is about identical in the body to a 12-120, which may be common enough that you have seen one. I used a 120120 with a c mount and I thought it was sturdy enough without support. Once you have a big bump or some accident the loads on the C mount will be much higher than Arri, CA-1, Aaton mounts. I understand the romance with the Schneiders. Some people probably feel the same way about old Zeiss superspeeds vis a vis the latest sharpest lenses. Sudden thought....Alternatives to using a C mount lens. Will an adapter work. Arri-S or B to Bolex bayonet. Or a Bolex bayonet remount for the lens? Guys like Less Bosher are good with custom mounts, and if it's been made before it gets easier and cheaper.
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