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class="Paragraph" Published : 3rd February 2004


Hi,

We are shooting a 16 mm job in a few weeks and were looking for non-coated lenses. I heard of the Cooke Speed Panchros, are they non-coated? We are based in Amsterdam, does anybody know were those kind of lenses (or similar ones) are for rent in Europe?

Regards,

Robert Van Dijk



Robert Van Dijk wrote :

>we are shooting a 16 mm job in a few weeks and were looking for non->coated lenses.

They're coated.

If you're trying to create a flare look then you may need to look at some of the other lenses that are available.

I'm shooting a job next week where we want to get flare on 16mm and I've got a collection of lenses including a 12-120 aggie and a very early 50mm Zeiss Superspeed.

Basically I asked the rental company for their worst lenses.

I'll also be using small mirrors to kick lighting back into the lens.

Cheers

Geoff Boyle FBKS
Director of Photography
EU Based
www.cinematography.net



>we are shooting a 16 mm job in a few weeks and were looking for non->coated lenses.

The sound you hear is Messrs. Taylor, Hobson, and Cooke spinning in their graves.

Brian Heller
IA 600 DP



Of course, you could find a couple of old lenses and clean the surface rigorously with benzene or methyl-ethylene. Guarantee will work.

No joke, I did something like that for a pre-20's look with bleached out sepia, film scratches, blotches, 16 fps etc, on a s/f film purporting to recognize our present day hero in an old Hollywood film.

Robert Rouveroy csc
The Hague, Holland



Old Angenieux or Berthiot primes are coated, but basically with a thin rumour

The Zeiss 12.5-75mm zoom may be the most flare prone lens ever made, I mean it is *spectacular*. As I like to say, if your actor has a bright idea, this lens will flare.....

(I have one sitting in a cabinet, If anyone wants to shoot Texas Chainsaw Massacre IV in 16mm, call me first)

Sam Wells



Have now developed with Harrison & Harrison, New Streak Stars for Flare with wider spacing of 2-4-6-8-& 10mm . The Differential making for increase or decrease in Flare of Hi-Light 2mm being strongest 10mm being Lighter....

Next stop. Controlled streaks...Where Streak will only appear in one section of the filter...& Coloured streaks...

Carey Dufy
South London Filter Ltd
http://www.camerafilters.co.uk



I am preparing a feature here in Denmark, the director and I are very inspired by the flares in Punch Drunk Love, those horizontal ones that seems to come with anamorphic lenses.

We will be shooting super 35 and make cinemascope digitally, anamorphic is unfortunately not an option. Does the filters mentioned in the previous message, do something like this?

Does anybody have any ideas or suggestions on how to make these kinds of flares?

Manuel Claro, cinematographer
Copenhagen, Denmark



>Does the filters mentioned in the previous message, do something like >this? Does anybody have any ideas or suggestions on how to make >these kinds of flares?

Experiment with plain glass filters. Scratch lines with a diamond.

Direction and depth make flares anyway you want.

Robert Rouveroy csc
The Hague, Holland