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Use Vintage Glass on Today's Modern Digital Cameras

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Greetings to All,


Stu Dub here. Welcome to my world of photography. Being an active professional photographer who also happens to also be a camera gear head. My goal here is to guide you through the assorted maze of photographic equipment and how to set you apart from the rest..

What is this lens? Will it work on my new digital camera? 

I have 40 plus years of working with all types of professional cameras and lenses in Hollywood, Ca. 

Still, motion, film, digital, video, 3D, anamorphic, medium and large formats. I am looking to buy older lenses, cameras, so if you have any items you want to move out, or know of any gear available please contact me..If you are looking for something special, let me know, and I may be able to locate it. Same goes for service/repair on all cameras and lenses. Also please visit my facebook page : 

www.facebook.com/Stu-Dub-Club-Vintage-Photographic-Equipment

Next Pasadena Camera Show - Sunday May 19th from 10am - 3pm

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Come on out and see our vast array of vintage photographic equipment we have for sale. Cameras, lenses, filters, adapters, and lots of AKS...all at bargain prices! I will have some Cyrillic lenses from the 1970's available. Limited quantities.

Pasadena Camera Show

Pasadena Elks Lodge

400 W. Colorado Blvd

$3.00 admission - Free Parking

Short list of Lenses I will have available for sale at the show:

28mm F2.8 Industar Pancake (Cyrillic) 

28mm F2.8 Hanimex MC   

28mm F3.5 Canon FL  (1968)

28mm F2.8 Montromery Ward  (1970's)   

28mm Auto-Beroflex F2.8   

28mm F2.8 Super Albinar   

28mm F2.8 Auto Sears MC   

37mm F2.8 MIR (Cyrillic)

45mm F2 Minolta Rokkor-X

50mm F2.8 Industar Pancake (Cyrillic)       

50mm F2 SMC Pentax -M      

50mm F1.7 Minolta MD Rokkor-X   

50mm F1.8 Olympus Zuiko Auto -S   

50mm F1.8 Olympus F. Zuiko Auto -S   

50mm F1.8 Canon FD     

58mm F2 Helios 44-2 (Cyrillic)       

58mm F1.2 Minolta MC Rokkor 

85mm F2 Jupiter 9 (Cyrillic)

135mm F3.2 Aetna Coligon Zebra (RARE!) 

135mm f3.5 Canon FD                

135mm F2.8 Beroflex   

135mm F2.8 Beck   

135mm F2.8 Auto Sears    

135mm F2.8 Vivatar Auto Telephoto       

200mm F3.5 Montgomery Ward 

*400mm  F4.5 Tele-Ennalyt (1960's Made in W.Germany 14 Iris blades! Very Rare-Arri St Mount.   

Zooms:

28mm-70mm F2.8-4 Tokina    

28mm-80mm F3.5 Toyo Optics Macro Zoom  

*Angenieux T2.2 12-120mm Cinema Zoom (16mm)  Arri St Mount

70mm-300mm F4.2-5.6 Vivatar Macro Zoom (Kobori)   70mm-210mm F4.5-5.6 Olympus S Zukio Auto Zoom  

And much more...

  Most lenses are in +8-9 condition. Fairly priced based on today's current market values. Contact me if you have any questions...  

*Cinema Style


   


Stu Dub Club opens Rental Dept on Sharegrid LA

The Stu Dub Club Canon C300 PL Basic Camera Package (Super 35) w/media, power and travel case.

Please check out my listings for rentals at: 

https://www.sharegrid.com/losangeles/people/aks_r_us

Now renting Canon C300 PL Camera package-Super 35, w/ Media, Power, Clamshell, Handle, Grip and a hard or soft travel case.

Lenses: Carl Zeiss Jena Zebra Set - Medium Format from the early 1970's  Set includes: 50mm F4 Flectagon, 80mm F2.8 Biometer, 120mm F2.8 Biometer and the monster bokeh buster 180mm F2.8 Sonnar (7 Iris blades) All 4 lenses have recently been serviced by a former Zeiss factory technician. De-clicked, and follow focus gears installed. These lenses have an amazing cinematic look on today's modern sensors. Medium format will cover full frame up to 6K. PL mount. Here is a cool link to why you should use these lenses on your next project.

 Using Zeiss Medium Format Lenses on Modern Cameras 

Also for rental:

Pentax Super Takumar 6x7 Medium Format Lens set from 1969. Single coated lenses that have wonderful character and will add a unique look to your special project. Recently serviced by Paul Duclos, De-clicked, and  follow focus gears installed. Set includes:

55mm F3.5

75mm F4.5

105mm F2.4

150mm F2.8

200mm F4

This lens set is available in PL mount, Canon EF, and Sony NEX. The combination of Super 35 sensor and 1970's Medium Format glass truly looks film like. 


For smaller sensors, I have 2 beautiful 16mm format 1970's Angenieux 12mm-120mm zoom lenses, available in either Arri St or B mount, Canon EF, and MFT. Also available in C mount.

***On the Red Epic W @ 3K the 12-120 focal range becomes a 35-240mm F4-5.6.

Very reasonable rates. Sharegrid covers all Insurance and fees. They make it easy to rent..  

If you are looking for something specific, let me know, I may have access to it, or know where to locate it.. 


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Laowa Ultra Wide Angle Primes Now Available Thru Stu Dub Club

 

Stu Dub Club is pleased to announce that we are now repping the new Laowa Ultra wide angle lens line that was debut at NAB 2018. Please click on link below for more info and to order your lenses now! Thanks, Stu Dub. Sony A7s Canon Nikon #wideanglelens #fullframe #macro #zerodistortion#laowa
Available now:
Full Frame Format:
12mm F2.8 - Mounts available: Canon, Nikon, Sony A, Sony E, Pentax K
Close to Zero Distortion
122 degree angle of view
16 Elements in 10 Groups
7 Aperture Blades
Close Focus 7"

15mm F2 - Sony E Mount
Close to Zero Distortion
110 degree angle of view
72mm threaded front for filter
Close Focus 6"

25mm F2.8 - Mounts available: Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, Pentax K
2.5-5x Macro!
Close Focus - Macro: 6.8" - 9.2"

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https://www.venuslens.net/ref/196/

Current Sales Information

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Check out the Stu Dub Club Ebay Store

My store is now open on ebay.  New items being added daily. 

https://www.ebay.com/str/studubclub


Stu Dub Club Brings Vintage 35mm Cinema Zooms back to life!

  Closer Look: Veydra 1.2 Expander

by Mathew Duclos

So you bought a high-end cine zoom that worked great on every Super 35 format camera ever made. It worked great on your Red Epic 5K. But then Red started making sensors that didn’t conform to any industry standards. The Dragon 6K came out and all the sudden your beautiful zoom lens wasn’t able to cover the entire sensor which was just slightly larger than Super 35 format. The best solution was to use a tele-extender which would increase your focal length by 1.4x or 2x and you would lose at least 1.5 stops of light. It solved the coverage issue, but had some pretty serious drawbacks. But, what if there was a tool that didn’t increase the focal length by much and only lost a little bit of transmitted light?

Let’s look back a few years at a little start-up company called Veydra. You may remember their wildly successful Kickstarter Campaign for the Veydra Mini Primes – a set of proper cinema prime lenses designed specifically for the Micro 4/3 format and cameras. Despite being a Kickstarter, they delivered everything they promised, and more! But that’s not what we’re looking at today… After their success with the Mini Primes, there were a few other projects on the books. One of which was an extender that would effectively increase the image circle of a compatible lens while retaining a majority of the light and only increasing the focal length by 1.2x. Step forward to today and this product is now a reality.

Red Dragon 6K w/ Veydra Expander and Optimo 24-290mm.

The Veydra 1.2x Expander. I’m not certain if they officially call it an Expander, but that’s what I’m calling it because extending your focal length by 1.2x is pretty pointless. The expanded image circle is far more impressive and important than the minor focal length increase. Let’s go over some quick basics: An extender multiplies the focal length according to its design. Let’s use a 24mm lens for example. With a 2x extender, a 24mm lens will achieve a 48mm focal length. With a 1.4x extender, it will achieve a 34mm focal length. With the new Veydra 1.2x, that same 24mm lens will only jump to 29mm. This is a major benefit if you’re not looking to dramatically increase your focal length just to increase your image circle. Here are some test results from the Duclos ICE Box.

The two images below show exactly how much the Veydra 1.2x Expander benefit a lens such as the 24-290mm Optimo. The 24-290mm was only designed to cover proper Super 35 format which means that at the wide end of the zoom (24mm) you only have about 28mm of coverage to work with (see diagonal scale). That’s plenty of image circle to cover 4-Perf Super 35 – but clips into Mysterium-X 5K, and doesn’t come anywhere near covering the 6K frame of the Red Dragon.

without-expanderWithout Veydra Expander – Click to enlarge

Now let’s add the Veydra Expander into the mix and you see the difference immediately. The 24-290mm now covers well beyond the Dragon 6K frame. Even at the wide end of the zoom we are achieving a image circle of approximately 38mm. The change in the focal length (and more importantly – the field of view) is dramatically more favorable than a 1.4x or 2x extender. The result is simply a larger image circle that covers a larger format with minimal light loss and minor increase to FoV.

with-expanderWith Veydra Expander – Click to enlarge

Now how about the image quality? Does that suffer during the “stretch”. Not really. The resolution remains high. The only drawback I noticed was a slight drop in overall contrast – nothing that can’t be easily adjusted in post. See results shot at telephoto below.

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sidebyleft: without expander  |  right: with expander

The first lens I reached for during my tests was the Angenieux 24-290mm Optimo since it’s a staple of the film industry. The dang thing is over a decade old and they’re still one of the most desirable zoom lenses around. But what about other lenses? As with all rear-mounted adapters/modifiers, there are limitations. Most often a result of physical interference wherein the PL mount of the lens hits the inside of the modifier, or the glass/housing hits the inside of the modifier. In the case of the Veydra 1.2x Expander, it has similar limitations to other products on the market. During my research, I found that it works well with the following:

· Angenieux 24-290mm Optimo

· Angenieux 17-102mm

· Angenieux 25-250mm HR/HP

· Cooke 18-100mm

· Cooke 20-100mm

· Cooke 25-250mm MkII/MkIII

· Cooke 20-60mm

I’m sure there are plenty of other zooms out there that it’ll work with, I simply didn’t have the time or resources to put up every lens and check for clearance. I’ll be sure to continue adding lenses to my list as I see them come through the shop.

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Stu Dub Club will have 2 tables of cameras and lenses and other photo related gear for sale at the next Pasadena Camera Show - March 10th - 10am-3pm. Come by for some great deals

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