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  1. Would anyone have any information on the luminous cinematography of this film? https://youtu.be/VUlI1JtBorc It's nearly impossible to find detailed production info on all but recent "foreign" films, so even observations from anyone who has seen it are welcome....
  2. I've managed to find SLR lenses that get close to the character of cine anamorphics (Nikon, Zeiss and KMZ with mods), Cookes (Helios), Canon K35's (FD lenses), lomos (various old Russian primes), etc. But what about Super Baltars? Is there a stills lens or series of lenses that has character similar to the subtly beautiful rendering of Super Baltars, particularly at wide open to f4? Qualitative, subjective answers welcome.
  3. You just taught me something. Yes, what you describe is what I see: as I rack focus, the background appears to stretch. Magnification change, no. Can we have a cool name for the stretching? 🙂
  4. Linking two boring, uncorrected screenshots from my tests: $20 Pentacon 50mm 1.8 and $30 Nikon E Series 50mm 1.8. These are 16:9 but behind each lens is an anamorphic oval.
  5. I appreciate the knowledge everyone is sharing but a few myths are being perpetuated in the process. -Breathing: I've observed focus breathing when using a black oval disc on the back of a simple SLR lens (say a Nikon 50mm or an old Russian prime) that wasn't present when focusing the lens without it. -Bad anamorfake: A lot of people testing anamorphic mods on YouTube are not finding their lenses' sweet spots, not keeping to a cinematic shutter speed/angle, not composing carefully, etc. That accounts for why some stuff looks bad, but as shown above, there is some amazing footage out
  6. It's easy to get stretched bokeh. I put a disc behind the rear element.
  7. Two questions. 1. Has any DP shooting Super 35mm film or on a Super 35mm sensor ever attempted to add anamorphic texture by using the rear element discs and coatings that DIY types like me use to get the distortions, focusing breathing and oily focus falloff? Such an experiment would be the ultimate in "anamorfake." I can already hear the professionals scolding/scofffing at the idea of defacing expensive cinema lenses for a look they'd just as easily get with fast modern anamoprhics. But I'm just wondering if it's ever been attempted. 2. Does anamorphic printing of 35mm films th
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