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  1. Sent in a lens for rehousing about three months ago, and haven‘t heard back since then. Several emails, tried to call him as well. Has anyone been in touch lately? I figured with a high reputation as his, he wouldn‘t just disappear and rip off people?
  2. Ordered a bunch of 100ft Vision3 16mm Daylight spools for a shoot this upcoming Sunday, but apparently Courier messed up the shipping and they will arrive much too late. Is anyone in or near Marseille selling 16mm daylight-spooled film? Happy to pay a bit extra for the last-minute rush. Any leads are much appreciated!!
  3. Hi everyone, currently experiencing the following problem with my Canon 1014 XL-S: the viewfinder keeps displaying "END", even though the film hasn't been shot all the way through (no "exposed" marks on the film yet). In addition, when pressing the shutter there's only a kind of clicking noise, as if the camera is trying to start to run, but is unable to. I tried swapping cartridges as well as new batteries, to no avail. Curious to hear if anyone of you has experienced the same issues and if there's a solution? Thanks!
  4. Anybody know if the GL Optics-rehoused Canon FD 35mm would work/fit on an Arri 235? Judging purely off of images, the lens' body looks like it might touch the front bottom of the camera. Would love if someone with knowledge about this could chime in. Thanks!
  5. I own it, but haven't been able to use it yet since it's still in the original Cameflex mount. Here's a piece that Zack Spiger (I think he's on here too) shot using Kinoptiks: https://www.vantagefilm.com/en/news/re-housed-kinoptik-glass-10507#gallery-5
  6. Thanks a lot for your feedback! I actually made I mistake, I meant the OCT-19 version (which indeed is easier to convert to PL). Heard a lot of good things about that version. I also saw some nice footage shot on the Kinoptiks, so coming across one in really good condition I simply went for it, yet still exploring other options since it won't be for another couple of months until I'd actually get a rehousing done. The Schneider (Cine) Xenons would have been another choice, I just haven't found one in good condition (must have somehow missed the one you mentioned selling for $277).
  7. Hi everyone, I recently got my hands on an old Kinoptic Apochromat 35mm f2 in very good condition and I'm considering having it rehoused by P+S Technik in Germany. However, it would be quite an expensive investment, and I'm wondering how this lens holds up against a cine-modded, PL-Version LOMO Spheric 35mm f2 (the OKS-11 version to be specific). I'm comparing these two specifically because I'm looking for a vintage, compact 35mm lens, and these two were of particular interest to me. Curious to hear your thoughts and if anyone has experiences with them. Thanks!
  8. Hi everyone, looking to purchase a small and compact prime lens in the range of 35mm to be used as a n"always on" lens for a documentary, using an Arri 435. I came across the newish Xeen CFs as a possibility, or alternatively using vintage glass such as Zeiss Planars, Flektogons, or Leica Summicrons (rehoused or at lest with gears). Curious to read your thoughts, thanks in advance for your help!
  9. Hi everyone, I recently had a Spirit 2K Telecine done of 400ft of S16mm. Oddly enough, about a quarter of the image is quite unsharp to the degree that there‘s a noticeable difference between a person standing in said area, and another person who‘s not. Both people are standing along the same plane, eg. they both should be sharp. I‘m wondering what might have caused said unsharpness. The film maybe not being completely flat while being scanned? The camera not pulling the film through evenly? We shot on an Aaton XTR, and I think we would have noticed if the film wasn‘t going through smoothly. The lens possibly being dirty/smeared on? I‘ll upload a still shortly, and obviously will also double-check with the lab. Just thought maybe some of you have an idea/experiences. thanks for your help!
  10. Our AC/loader had to drop out due to illness, so we‘re looking for a loader for Aaton 35-III magazines. Shooting tomorrow (Sunday, 16) in Los Angeles. One day shoot, from about 10am to 6pm. Pay is negotiable, just shoot us your rate. Thanks!
  11. I'm wondering if the rehoused Leica R or Nikon lenses would fit a 35mm reflex camera such as the Aaton 35-III or Penelope? Obviously they are PL so they fit the mount, but would their protrude too much, potentially touching the mirror? Thanks for your help, Alex
  12. Looking to mount my Aaton XTR at an 90° angle, and was wondering if anybody knew of a L-bracket (or other solutions, preferable for rent in the LA area) to do so. Thanks in advance for your help!
  13. Poor you. I hope crying like a baby helps you getting jobs. And you don‘t seem to understand that this project requires a camerawomen. Not sure what’s so difficult to grasp.
  14. You‘re a trip, man. So one cannot even ask around for names and reels of female cinematographers without you shouting „discrimination!“? there‘s a reason I‘m looking for a camerawomen specifically. I should have included that information in my initial post. I just incorrectly assumed that you‘d be intelligent enough to consider that aspect instead of complaining from the get-go.
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