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    There is no way to go any closer without RR redesigning their housing. I have used it with my 20-120mm Angenieux zoom in 4K and my 9.5-57mm Angenieux zoom in 2K without any vignetting problems even with the 3rd stage in place. I haven't tried it with anything wider, so I don't know how much below 20mm I can go without issues.
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    Hey Larry,

    Are you pleased with the results out of the little 6to1 for 2k? That little lens was way ahead of it's time, espically with it's fast stop.


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    Chuck, I have shot entire projects with that little lens. It is great. My clients have been very happy with the images.
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    Yeah I thought so. I bought a handfull of them when I ran tech ops at UCLA film school. Another lens around that time was the Angenieux 16-44. It was also high speed and sharp.

    Here is one. I don't know if I would pay that much but they are relatively rare.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/0873-Angenieux-Z...%3A1%7C294%3A5

    Here is one for a lot less dough.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ANGENIEUX-16-44M...3A1%7C294%3A50


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    I took a dremel to my RR, only I used a 6x6 Bellows w/ a 138mm. I fashioned my own screw to tie the Bellows in. The rubber donuts dont work, and really suck.

    , it at least now holds a 138mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Carr View Post
    I took a dremel to my RR, only I used a 6x6 Bellows w/ a 138mm. I fashioned my own screw to tie the Bellows in. The rubber donuts dont work, and really suck.

    , it at least now holds a 138mm.
    can you share some closeup pics?
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    I took a Dremel to the donut housing and opened it up 2mm so I could fit the bellows from my 4x4 Chrosziel. It works perfectly.

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    Thanks so much for the pic. Is the bellows removeable? or permanent? how do you keep it securely in place?
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    Brian Valente,
    I'd rather you guys made one of these bellows receivers that fit closer to the back 4x5 stage and has the standard ball bering clip-in method.
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    Tonaci, the bellows is removable. I can go back to using the original donuts if I need to. I was careful not to remove too much of the opening in the housing so the bellows would be tight enough to stay in place, but not so tight that it couldn't be easily removed.

    BTW, the bellows accommodates a 138mm round filter. I failed to mention that in the earlier post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon View Post
    Thanks guys. That's too much for me spend now, but I'm still interested to see how it works. anyone have any pictures or anything? How is the arri set different than the rubber donut?

    THANKS! :)
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    yes, I second that.. would love to see how this setup looks and works.
    The rubber dougnuts become a pain when you are on long shoots..with a multitude of lens changes a day.
    Hi fellas,

    Here are a couple pics of my RR Mattebox with Arri bellows, including 138mm filter support, 100mm and 80mm adpators.

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