Testing the flare characteristics of the new 'Flare Factory 58' lenses we are developing under the brand name Dog Schidt Optiks. The Flare Factory will be one in a series of custom lenses with a special rustic look. These optics add a raw flare characteristic alongside tinted elements and a naturally low contrast look, yet are ultra sharp and resolve detail up to and beyond 4k. Being custom made, each one has a slightly different look to the next.
Originally designed for use with the often over clinically sharp anamorphic lenses such as the iscorama's, Schneider 'Cinelux' and ultra sharp kowas. These lenses are the perfect match for use with anamorphic attachments big and small and can take the hyper-clean edge off a high performance 35mm anamorphic projector lens while matching it in sharpness terms. With small 8mm anamorphots like the Cinevision, YashicaScope, Iscomorphot, Baby Hypergonar and Bolex Moeller 8/19/1.5x they have a lovely effect on the image thanks to barrel reflections/glowing vignette and often a naturally beautiful distortion, probably caused by the use of them on over-sized sensors. Flare Factory 58 taking lenses work really well in augmenting the natural flaring created by smaller anamorphics by adding additional flare character, integrating both lenses so they appear more 'as one' with each other.
In this sample we show blue, red and green tinted 'Flare Factory' lenses used with a Cinevision 8mm 1.5x anamorphic lens (1.5x). The blue, red and green tints of the 'Flare Factory' lenses become most prominent during flaring situations and thus do not impart a colour cast over the entire image during normal use. Tint colour can be used to either compliment or contrast against the colour of the horizontal flares created by your anamorphic lens so please inform us of your tint colour preference when ordering.
You can see the Flare Factory 58g lens in action outdoors in the sun here:- vimeo.com/60022405
lens mount options are as follows:-
Arri PL (add £50)
Custom Lens Options List:- dl.dropbox.com/u/85427217/Flare_Factory_58_Options_List_2013.pdf
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