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    2.5mm Super Wide Lens

    I had SK Grimes manufacture an adapter from Series-size thread to 37mm thread so that I can put a 0.5X wide angle adapter on my 5.5mm Bolex H8 Rex lens.

    As you may know in the Bolex 16mm line they made a wide angle adapter for the 10mm lens, but as far as I can tell they never made a wide angle adapter for the 5.5mm lens for the H8 cameras.

    Bolex Aspheron converter for comparison (10mm to 5.5mm for 16mm cameras):
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    This works great. It provides full frame coverage.
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    Pictures of the adapter and the 0.5 Converter:


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    Cool. Any frame grabs yet?
    flickr--http://www.flickr.com/photos/davidagoldfarb/
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    No, first 100 foot roll just finished but has not been sent for processing.

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    Interesting. Is y'r H8Rx converted for double S8 or are you shooting 8/8?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Fromm View Post
    Interesting. Is y'r H8Rx converted for double S8 or are you shooting 8/8?
    No, for a number of reasons. I don't think my 5.5mm will cover. I know it won't cover with the 0.5X converter. I don't think my fancy EE 8-36 Switar Zoom will cover either. Also, There were more choices in regular 8 B&W in the last 15 year or so (well three, Cine-x, Super Cine-x and Foma). Howerver, looks like its going to be down to Foma as the only B&W regular 8 and DS8 now also.
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    SK Grimes also made a threaded adapter for my 8-36mm Switar EE zoom from Series-size threads to 49mm so I could mount a wide angle adapter on that zoom. My film gate is just under 8mm in diagonal, so the adapter makes it into a real Wide to Long zoom.

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    Ic, I don't recall where I read it -- possibly The Super8 Book -- but I understand that a fairly simple machining operation will allow the 5.5/1.8 Switar in H8Rx mount to cover S8. Your zoom should cover S8. I went S8 back when because of the larger image, would have gone 9.5 if I'd had faith in the availability of stock.



 

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