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Anamorphic Lenses (2.35)  Arriscope, Cineovision, Hawk, Kowa, Lomo, Powerscope & Shiga

 

    Email Ken Rich

Phone: (949) 375-0526

 

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2.35 Anamorphic 35mm format lenses

FOR RENTAL, SALE OR TRADE


                          
 Lomo Anamorphic Prime Lenses 

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2.35 anamorphic lenses for Rental.

They work on any camera with a PL mount ...

RED, 35mm film, Canon 5-D and 7-D

 

  

35mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm For Rental or sale  $ 60,000

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                                                                           Rear of Zoom Adapters  for sale
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 Anamorphic 2.35 rear of zoom / telephoto adapter

Anamorphic adapters for your telephoto or zoom lens. 

Capsule only $ 3,000.  $ 4,600 in stainless steel and aluminum PL /universal mount. One year warrantee. 

The adapters will screw onto the following lenses:

Angenieux HR 25-250mm in universal/PL mount ***** Angenieux HP 25-250mm in universal/PL mount ***** Cooke 25-250mm MK I in universal/PL mount ***** Cooke 25-250mm MK II in universal/PL mount ***** Cooke 20-60mm in universal/PL mount

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             This is the best quality rear of zoom adapter in the world (Sold)

    Shiga Japanese rear of zoom adapter $ 5,600 in PL sub mount with 69mm zoom mounting ring

Angenieux HR 25-250mm in universal/PL mount ***** Angenieux HP 25-250mm in universal/PL mount ***** Cooke 25-250mm MK I in universal/PL mount ***** Cooke 25-250mm MK II in universal/PL mount ***** Cooke 20-60mm in universal/PL mount

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  (6)  Kowa Japanese rear of zoom adapter $ 5,200 in PL sub mount... No 69mm zoom mounting ring, No PL mount.

   

 

 

 

 

 

   (7)  Shiga Japanese rear of zoom adapter, NO SUB MOUNT, Capsule only

 

 

 

 

 

    READ THIS     These adapters do not just screw onto your zoom lens and you are ready to shoot.   The rear of zoom adapters have to be adjusted by a  professional and this work can take days, weeks or months.   Some times you have to make a different 69mm ID universal ring  to fit the adapter onto your zoom lens.  Note in the above picture of the Shiga (5);  That adapter has the 69mm ID ring and the stainless steel PL mount...it is complete.  The Kowa above (6) has neither, but at least the glass capsule is in the aluminum sub-mount.  (7) is the glass capsule only.

 

The 69mm ID ring that screws onto the Cooke or Angenieux zoom lens can vary slightly and may or may not fit onto your lens.  After you conquer the metal mechanical fit, you then deal with the x-y-z adjustments to make the adapter give a sharp image.  This is 2/100th of a millimeter work that can drive the best Technicians crazy.  Once you get a good image, you nail polish the elements shut so they can't move during shipment.  This adjusted adapter will probably only work on this particular zoom or telephoto lens and not even be interchangeable with other lenses of the same manufacturer.

 

I have given adapters to Techs and expected to get a finished product in two weeks.  One year and 25 phone calls later, I take the adapters back and look for someone else to do the job.  KEN

 

              "Anamorphic lenses are time and money... lots of both"   Denny Clairmont

 

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(8)  Anamorphic 2.35 "Distortion Spinner"


Rear of zoom lens distortion adapter for your zoom lens. PL/universal mount. These are an excellent specialty item for commercials and rock videos. Bends and distorts images. One year warrantee. $ 8,500. VHS demo tape available in N.T.S.C. and PAL formats.

The Spinners will screw onto the following lenses:

Angenieux HR 25-250mm in universal/PL mount ***** Angenieux HP 25-250mm in universal/PL mount ***** Cooke 25-250mm MK I in universal/PL mount ***** Cooke 25-250mm MK II in universal/PL mount ***** Cooke 20-60mm in universal/PL mount
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  Power Broker rear of zoom Spinner for 25-250mm zoom lenses.   $ 3,200.  Will Trade for other equipment. 

Kish sold the Japanese version of this unit for $ 12,000 in the day.

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Rear of zoom adapter in PL mount 

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ASPECT RATIO, PRICING & HISTORICAL INFORMATION ON ANAMORPHIC LENSES & ACCESSORIES
 

***  Arriscope 2.35 (German) Anamorphic prime lenses. No longer manufactured. PL mount. Excellent optical quality, but they breathe. Geared on the iris and focus rings. Markings in feet. Difficult to find used. Original sale prices were. 40mm T 2.3 $ 23,500. 75mm T 2.3, $ 23,500. 100mm T 3.0, $ 23,500. 150mm T 3.0, $ 23,500. For sale used $ 63,500



***  Hawk 2.35 (Russian, German) Anamorphic prime lenses in PL mount. Geared iris and focus rings. Internal focus, markings in feet. The same fine Russian glass as the Cinescope 235 lenses. Original sale prices are 40mm T 2.2, $ 25,668. 50mm T 2.2, $ 23,828. 75mm T 2.2, $ 23,828. 100mm T 3.0, $ $ 23,828. 135mm T 3.4, $ 23,828. 


***  Cineovision 2.35 (Japanese) Anamorphic prime lenses. No longer manufactured. PL mount. Excellent quality. In the last 10 years, I have seen one set sold used. The buyer bought them for the glass and had the mechanic's and barreling reworked. The new prices are... 24mm T 1.4, $ 32,000. 32mm T 1.4, $ 25,000. 40mm T 1.4, $ 25,000. 50mm T 1.4, $ 25,000. 100mm T 2.6, $ 25,000. 


***  Kowa 2.35 (Japanese) Anamorphic lenses. In 12 years of selling used motion picture equipment, I have never seen a set of used Kowa's for sale. No longer manufactured 


***  Lomo 2.35 (Russian) Anamorphic lenses in PL mount. Geared on the focus ring. Markings in meters. Manufactured in Russia in the 1980's. Excellent quality optics and mechanical movement. 35mm, 50mm, 75mm, 100mm & 150mm. $  5,600-6,600 each.  All my lenses have been sold
 

 

 

 

 

 


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ADDITIONAL PRIME LENSES

***  Todd-AO (American 2.35) Anamorphic lenses. Manufactured in the 1950's. Soft at the edges and they frequently exhibit quite a bit of flare. Questionable quality. 

***  Cinemascope (American 2.35) introduced by 20th Century Fox in 1953. These lenses were made obsolete by the introduction of the Panavision line of lenses in 1967. Questionable quality. 

Agascope 2.35… Astravision 2.35… Cinerama Kinopanorama 2.77… CinemaScope, Technirama 2.35… Dyaliscope 2.35… Fantascope 2.35… Franscope (French 2.35)… Euroscope 2.35… J.D.C. Crystal Express (Japanese, English 2.35, BNCR mounts, rental only)… Magirama 3.66…. Megascope 2.35… Metroscope 2.1… Naturama 2.35… Nikkatsuscope 2.35… Shawscope 2.35… Sovscope (Russian)… Superama 2.35… Super 35 2.35… Technovision 2.35 rental only… Toeiscope (Japanese 2.35)… Tohoscope (Japanese 2.35)… SuperCinescope 2.35… Super Technirama 2.2… Techniscope 2.35 rental only… Totalscope 2.35… Totalvision 2.35… Totalscope 2.35… Technirama 2.35… Triptych 3.66… Ultrascope (French)… Vista Vision 1.66-2. 
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ANAMORPHIC ZOOM LENS INFORMATION & PRICES

***  New Angenieux HR 25-250mm (50-500) T 3.2 lens $ 23,500, Shiga rear Anamorphic adapter in PL sub mounting $ 8,000. Plus time to configure mounting of adapter. Lens must be re-calibrated and f-stop and zoom markings re-engraved. Approximately two stops slower after adapter is mounted. Best quality. Total price $ 31,500


***  Used Angenieux HR 25-250mm (50-500) T 3.2 lens $ 14,500, Shiga rear Anamorphic adapter in PL sub mounting $ 6,000. Plus time to configure mounting of adapter. Lens must be re-calibrated and f-stop and zoom markings re-engraved. Approximately two stops slower after adapter is mounted. Best quality. Total price $ 20,500 


***  Used Angenieux HR 25-250mm (50-500) T 3.2 lens $ 14,500, Powerscope ON-12 rear Anamorphic adapter in PL sub mounting $ 4,200. Plus time to configure mounting of adapter. Lens must be re-calibrated and f-stop and zoom markings re-engraved. Approximately two stops slower after adapter is mounted. Best quality. Total price $ 18,700 


***  New Cooke 25-250mm (50-500) T 3.7 MK III lens $ 23,500, new rear Anamorphic adapter in PL sub mounting $ 2,900. Plus time to configure mounting of adapter. Lens must be re-calibrated and f-stop and zoom markings re-engraved. Approximately two stops slower after adapter is mounted. Best quality. Total price $ 30,000 


***  Used Cooke 20-100mm (40-200) T 3.1 lens $ 7,000, used rear Anamorphic adapter in PL sub mounting $ 2,900. Plus time to configure mounting of adapter. Lens must be re-calibrated and f-stop and zoom markings re-engraved. Approximately two stops slower after adapter is mounted. Excellent quality. Total price $ 11,300 


***  Used Cooke 25-250mm (50-500) T 3.9 MK II lens $ 8,500, used rear Anamorphic adapter in PL sub mounting $ 2,900. Plus time to configure mounting of adapter. Lens must be re-calibrated and f-stop and zoom markings re-engraved. Approximately two stops slower after adapter is mounted. Excellent quality. Total price $ 13,500 


***  Used Angenieux HP 25-250mm (50-500) T 3.7 lens $ 8,200, used rear Anamorphic adapter in PL sub mounting $ 2,900. Plus time to configure mounting of adapter. Lens must be re-calibrated and f-stop and zoom markings re-engraved. Approximately two stops slower after adapter is mounted. Excellent quality. Total price $ 13,200 


***  Used Angenieux 20-120mm (40-240) zoom lens adapter in PL sub mounting $ 2,900. Plus time to configure mounting of adapter. Lens must be re-calibrated and f-stop and zoom markings re-engraved. Approximately two stops slower after adapter is mounted. OK quality. Total price $ 7,500 


***  25 year old used Angenieux 25-250mm T 3.9 (50-500) zoom lens $ 1,500, rear Anamorphic adapter in PL sub mounting $ 2,900. Plus time to configure lens must be re-calibrated and f-stop and zoom markings re-engraved. Approximately two stops slower after adapter is mounted. OK quality.
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The above Anamorphic zoom price list is offered as a guide when trying to establish used buying prices. As a general rule, used late model Cooke and Angenieux equipment in good to excellent condition typically sells for 40%-50% of new list prices. 

For older equipment there is an established used price dictated by actual selling prices in trade magazines and from personal experience. There are many variables that establish the selling price of motion picture equipment. This is only a guide. 

I have used $ 1,500 as a best case estimate of the price of mounting the Anamorphic adapter into the neutral PL/BNCR sub mount. The actual price could be as much as $ 1,000 higher. Re-engraving the barrels may be $ 4,000-5,000 as the entire lens must be disassembled and rebuilt.

Ken Rich

 

 
1.33:1

Full Gate

1.37:1

Academy.  4mm for the sound stripe

2.35:1

Anamorphic

 

WHEN   CINEMA   WAS   SQUARE


Essentially all sound films (up to 1953) were at an aspect ratio of 1.37:1 (aka "The Academy Standard Ratio.") Prior to the advent of sound, the ratio was slightly less (1.33:1). This ratio, also known as 4:3, is today's common TV ratio.

So where did 2.35:1 originate? With the television boom in the early 50's, the film industry experienced a drastic decline in ticket sales. With many previous Hollywood productions easily adapting into the 4:3 TV format, the public was staying at home to watch movies. In order to get people out of their living rooms and back into the theaters, 20th Century Fox developed a new "super sized" format which audiences couldn't experience on the "small screen."

This invention was the CinemaScope image which was photographed on a standard 35mm film with an Anamorphic Lens. When the image was projected in the theater, through another anamorphic lens, it produced an aspect ratio of 2.35:1 which was two and a half times the size of the conventional TV screen.

Developed by Professor Henri Chretien, 20th Century Fox released the first "CinemaScope" film (The Robe) in September 1953. Since its introduction, variations of the "widescreen" format have been introduced - noted by the modification on the "scope" term; coined by film companies from all corners of the globe.

Below, is a listing of the various spin-off "scope" formats. All formats are in 2.35:1 unless otherwise noted.
NOTE - Not many spot the difference (outside of projectionists and film technicians) but the ratio was enlarged by .05 back in the seventies. While the correct ratio is 2.4:1 (even 2.39:1), the "old 2.35:1" seems to have just stuck.


• AgaScope (a form of CinemaScope from Sweden and Hungary)
• AgaScope (a form of CinemaScope from Sweden and Hungary)
• ArriScope (a form of CinemaScope from the Arriflex Camera Corp.)
• ArriVision (2.35:1 in 3-D)
• Cinepanoramic (a form of CinemaScope from France)
• CinemaScope (some early titles were 2.66:1 and 2:55:1)
• CinemaScope 55 (a form of CinemaScope using 55mm film)
• Cinerama (2.6:1 to 2.8:1)
• Cinescope (a form of CinemaScope from Italy)
• Colorscope (various ratios used under this umbrella name)
• Cromoscope (a form of Techniscope)
• Daiescope (a form of CinemaScope from Japan)
• Dimension 150 (2.2:1)
• Duo-Vision (2.35:1 in split-screen)
• Dyaliscope (a form of CinemaScope from France)
• Euroscope (a form of CinemaScope)
• Franscope (a form of CinemaScope from France)
• Grandeur (2:1 approximately)
• Grandscope (a form of CinemaScope from Japan)
• Hammerscope (a form of CinemaScope from England)
• J-D-C Scope
• Megascope (a form of CinemaScope from England)
• Metroscope (1.66:1 to 2:1)
• MGM Camera 65 (2.75:1)
• Natural Vision (2:1 approximately)
• Naturama (a form of CinemaScope)
• Nikkatsu Scope (a form of CinemaScope from Japan)
• Panascope (2:1)
• Panavision (pre-1971: 2.35:1 / post-1971: 2.4:1)
• Panavision Super 70 (2.35:1 for 35mm prints, 2.2:1 for 70mm)
• Panoramic(a) (a form of CinemaScope form Italy)
• Realife (2.1 approximately)
• Regalscope (a form of CinemaScope)
• RKO-Scope (a form of Superscope 235)
• Scanoscope (a form of CinemaScope)
• Shawscope (a form of CinemaScope from Hong Kong)
• Sovscope (a form of CinemaScope from the U.S.S.R.)
• Space-Vision (2.35:1 in 3-D)
• Spectrascope (a form of CinemaScope)
• Superama (a form of Superscope 235)
• SuperCinescope (a form of CinemaScope from Italy)
• Superpanorama 70 (2.2:1 in 70mm; a form of Todd-AO from Europe)
• Super Panavision 70 (2.35 for 35mm prints; 2.2:1 for 70mm)
• Superscope (2:1)
• Superscope 235
• Super Technirama 70 (2.2:1 in 70mm)
• Super Techniscope (1.85:1 to 2.35:1; a variable process - same as Super 35)
• Super 35 (1.85:1 to 2.35:1; a variable screen-size process)
• SuperTotalscope (a form of CinemaScope from Italy)
• System 35 (1.85:1 to 2:35:1; a variable process - same as Super 35)
• Technirama
• Techniscope
• Technovision
• Todd-AO (2.2:1)
• Todd-AO 35
• Toeiscope (a form of CinemaScope from Japan)
• Tohoscope (a form of CinemaScope from Japan)
• Totalscope (a form of CinemaScope from Italy)
• Totalvision (a form of CinemaScope from Italy)
• Ultra Panavision 70 (2.75:1)
• Ultrascope (a form of CinemaScope from Germany)
• Vistarama (a form of CinemaScope)
• Vistascope (a form of Superscope)
• VistaVision (ranges from 1.66:2 to 2:1; a variable ratio)
• Vitascope (2:1 approximately)
• WarnerScope (a form of CinemaScope)
• Warwickscope (a form of CinemaScope from England)

 

 
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