How much was the lens?Quote:
Originally Posted by armstrr /t/1523592/diy-panamorph-uh-480-build#post_24798741
The linear slide bearings were around $60, if I recall...but I bought a set with rails far longer than I needed and had to cut them...eBay has all sizes so you could save 10 to 15 there. The1/4 " aluminum was free...I have no idea what its value is. Add about $4 for bolts and screws. I owned the tools and blades already, so under $70.
I too am amazed at how forgiving and easy to set up the 480 is. WAY easier than other anamorphic lenses I have tried. I had my 480 sitting on a shelf for over a year, content to zoom with my JVC4810 and considered selling it. Man, am I glad I pulled it out and set it up. Much more lifelike picture with the lens in place.Other than watching Kate beckinsale beat the ****e out of collin Farrel fir half an hr, I haven't used it. I was shocked at how little adjusting the uh480 seemed to need to "do its thing. Slide it in front, wiggle it a little bit (rotate), tilt down...boom. OK...I'm exaggerating a little. I haven't done any critical viewing since I find it difficult to criticize ms beckinsale... But it looked great to me. I'll do some more critical viewing asap. Pumped!
Looks great! Do you have any 'stops' on the ends of the rails? Would hate to see someone push it too far and have it come off the end unexpectedly...