SLR Magic Rangefinder Cine Adapter with Near/Normal Calibration (72mm)

SLR Magic Rangefinder Cine Adapter with Near/Normal Calibration (72mm)

SLR Magic Rangefinder Cine Adapter with Near/Normal Calibration (72mm)

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Product Highlights

  • Simplifies Anamorphic Focusing
  • Manual Focus Control
  • Minimizes Breathing on Still Lenses
  • For Lenses with 72mm Front Threads
  • Cine-Style Focus Gear
  • Calibrated and Marked in Feet
  • 4' to Infinity Focus Range
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SLR Magic SLR-72RFNN overview

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Greatly simplifying the process of focusing with anamorphic adapters, the SLR Magic Rangefinder Cine Adapter with Near/Normal Calibration provides industry standard focus direction and a cine-style focus gear for your lens set up. When using most anamorphic adapters that mount to the front of your lens, focusing requires matching the distance on the anamorphic adapter and the lens itself; this can cause problems when trying to pull focus. However, when using the Cine Rangefinder, you set both your anamorphic adapter and lens to infinity and pull focus on the Rangefinder.

The Rangefinder can be used on anamorphic clamps that have a 72 mm threaded front or on autofocus lenses to provide manual focus capability. The adapter integrates a cine-style focus gear, allowing it to easily interface with a variety of optional focus accessories. It is marked near/far for focus control and allows you to focus your lens or lens/anamorphic adapter combination from 4' to infinity.

You can use the Cine Rangefinder on lenses without an anamorphic adapter as well. This is useful when working with lenses such as Nikons, which focus in the opposite direction from cine-style lenses, or when using lenses that have neither focus gear nor reliable distance markings.
Using the adapter allows you to minimize the effects of breathing that your lens or lens / adapter combination would ordinarily suffer from.
Once your taking lens is properly set to infinity, you can shift focus fron near to far using the rangefinder.
The adapter provides your lens with a focus range of 4' to infinity. Even if your lens or lens and anamorphic adapter combination by themselves do not focus as close as 4', using the adapter brings the minimum focus distance to 4'.
The front 82mm filter threads of the adapter rotate as you pull focus on it. This may cause unwanted optical effects when using filters such as star or polarizers.
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SLR Magic Rangefinder Cine Adapter with Near/Normal Calibration (72mm)
  • Plastic Front Cap
  • Plastic Rear Cap
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    SLR Magic SLR-72RFNN specs

    Dioptric Strength Variable
    Filter Thread Rear: 72 mm
    Front: 82 mm
    Dimensions Max Diameter: 3.8" / 97 mm (approx.)
    Length: 1" / 2.54 cm (approx.)
    Weight 12 oz / 350 g (approx.)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 5.6 x 5.2 x 2.7"

    SLR Magic SLR-72RFNN reviews

    Rangefinder Cine Adapter with Near/Normal Calibration (72mm) is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very soft image It works as advertized (allows you to rack focus using only the diopter), but the image becomes extremely soft. Even when closed down to an f4 the image is no longer sharp. There is also a purple veiling flare if any off angled light hits the front glass element. Lots of purple fringing around bright highlights are added when you add this element to your lens. Tested on: C300Mkii + Nikon 55mm and 105mm + Kowa 2x adapter
    Date published: 2016-09-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Anamorphic focusing - FINALLY I bought the Rangefinder so I could finally be able to have an adjustable focus on the anamorphic lens I bought a while ago. Ever since I started working with DSLRs, my goal was to get that film look. Little by little, I realized that forcing this look in post was not even close to the look created through physical components. Along comes the 16mm 2x anamorphic projection lenses, and everything changed for me. I had the ACTUAL film look, but it wasn't practical: you can't adjust focus, specially if you do a lot of run'n'gun shooting like me. The rangefinder FIXED that problem, perfectly. So, just to recap and pass along some info from my experience: GH4 4K Anamorphic Mode (4:3) @24fps (not 23.976) + Metabones Speedbooster + Canon FD 55mm 1.2 + 16mm 2x Anamorphic lens + SLR Rangefinder = PERFECT FILM LOOK You do however have to shoot at higher ISOs and slower apertures (2.8 onwards), but nothing you can't fix in after effects. Also, you're gonna have a bit of a headache getting the proper adapters and step-up and step-down rings to use all your lenses with it. Again, nothing you can't bypass with a little bit of research.
    Date published: 2016-07-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I recommend it to the ones that are getting into anamorphic Great piece to get into anamorphic filmmaking. It solved my problems with the rack focus and focusing to short distances.
    Date published: 2017-03-09
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from No worth the price After testing it I decided it wasn't worth it and I return it. It decreases the quality of your glass too much.
    Date published: 2017-10-29
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