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Justin Roose

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    Plymouth, MI
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    Nikon D3200, Beauleu 4008 TZII, Krasnogorsk K3
  1. So i recently have been planning a new set of lenses to have and I came to the conclusion of investing primarily m42 35mm lenses and using them on various cameras via adapters. The three cameras and their mounts i'm using them on are a Nikon full frame F-mount camera, a Bealieu 4008 II super 8 that uses c-mount, and a Krasnogorsk-3 super-16 that uses m42 lenses. So the first thing is that I'm sure the Nikon will handle the m42 lenses fairly well with the right adapter, however I've been told there may be issues about trying to adapt them to a super 8 camera such as the Bealieu. Anyone have any insight about that? But the biggest issue I'm curious about revolves around the Krasnogorsk. While most 35mm M42 lenses are flat at the back end, the standard lenses meant for this camera (many under the brand/title names mir 11, vega 7 and meteor 5-1) protrudes into the opening of the camera to a degree. Here is a standard 50mm m42 lens meant for a 35mm: Here is a meteor 5-1 f/1.9 17-69mm lens that often comes standard with the krasnogorsk: notice how the back end of the meteor lens extends beyond the mounting rings. So basically my question is, would using standard 35mm m42 lenses cause problems when using it on a krasnogorsk?
  2. I seem to have found a solution to this. I'm finding that many of the old M42-mount Pentax Takumar lenses seem to have this particular lens flare, which is good news for me as i intend to use M42 lenses for my super 8, 16mm and dslr cameras. http://tesselator.gpmod.com/Images/_Image_By_Lens/SMC_Takumar_28mm_F3.5/_1030504.jpg
  3. So there's this particular type of lens flare that I've been meaning to try to recreate without having to use post-production editing (all in camera). While we all have a general idea of what one of the more common generic anamorphic lens flares look like (basically has the two long horizontal star points along with varying degrees of elements depending on the camera and lenses, but this one has always been the most appealing. You may have seen it from some movies mostly in the 70's and 80's. To give you an idea, I've myself have seen it in Dirty Harry (1971), Magnum Force (1973), Aliens (1986), Jurassic Park (1993), Encounters With The Third Kind (1977), Blade Runner (1982), and the first Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979). While it is generated from numerous light sources, including direct and reflected sunlight, it is often mostly associated with flash lights/torches (I've often called it the flashlight flare, though it may already have been pre-established as something else). While I will provide some example photos, its general shape is round with bright center (obviously) and with a thick outer rim that is colored, sometimes having various number and size of star points which i'm guessing is determined by the lenses aperture and number of blades. But the most dominating feature is a colorful ring around the whole flare (the whole thing often takes on an orange/reddish color when associated with flashlights). I'll leave a link to a mediafire folder containing the pics. If it doesn't work I'll embed a few in the page. I also have included a video recorded on my iphone of a similar flare but not exactly the same. Anyone have any idea how this particular flare is made? https://www.mediafire.com/folder/3asu9mdrur73u/lens_flare also if you can access the mediafire, I've also included a still from E.T. The Extra Terrestrial that is a shot of what im guessing is a certain area/suburb of Los Angeles, to which I've noticed is quite a common view used in many movies and I've reason to believe it is a common tourist site. Anyone know what that view/spot is?
  4. Found a pdf article on Pro8mm's beaulieu max 8 cameras that provides a photo of the widened film gate. Seems the bottom area perpendicular to the vertical edges of the opening is cut out. link here: http://www.pro8mm.com/pdf/return_of_legend_beaulieu.pdf
  5. Hello all, this is my first post upon joining these forums. So basically I'm a bit of a DIY tinkerer whose interests in video film have skyrocketed (after buying and selling a couple I've settle on a Beaulieu 4008 TM II Super 8 and a Krasnogorsk K3 Super 16mm. However, I've recognized a new format for Super 8 called Max 8 (basically widescreen variant of Super * which is normally 1.33 near square format) and the beaulieu is a great camera for this, despite some modification must be done. I am aware that the company Pro8mm does conversions like that, but looking at the price tag I think to myself "well what can they do that I can't?" And from what I've collected the whole process goes as such more or less: removal of the 85 filter system (which I have done myself), widening of the film gate, adding template marks to the viewfinder to mark the resolution, and to recenter the lens and viewfinder to the new window. My Krasnogorsk is almost a template of what to do give or take, with most of the modifications occurring with the widened gate and re centered lens ring and viewfinder. What do you guys think; any advice?
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