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Re: Eclair ACL Ang Zooms
PS - Didn't mean to sound so negative, but so much is also personal
judgement. For example, if you are shooting for TV then a slight corner
vignetting of full Academy Frame may be OK for you. Also, the amount of
vignetting at any given focal length will change as you vary the F-stop. So
If you plan to work at smaller openings (say a lot of exterior work) then
the lens will have even less accepatble range. And of course even if you
just manage to prevent vignetting, it is likely that the image will be a
little darker (and less sharp) towards the sides than at the center when you
cut it that close. So ------- best idea is to do a test to see if a given
"range" on a zoom really works for your specific needs. The only R-16 zoom
lens that I ever found to be versatile with S-16 is the Angie 17.5-68 ...
though it is not sharp enough for blowup to 35mm. I wish I could be more
encouraging --- Mark. PS - I'm told that Les offers a really good price to
convert a Zeiss 10:1 to a Super-16 14:140 (-1 stop). A T3.5 Zeiss 10:1 can
occassionally be bought used for under $1000 on ebay (It wouldn't be the
fastest lens when converted, but it would give you the sharpest possible
image from 14-140! And exposing between F4 and F5.6 is a good place for
overall sharpness anyway).
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