Recycling the Past

Nudged Update: We are still working on the score. Jason has composed and produced wonderful music and the time line is filling up. Never realized how much composing is needed to score a 96 minute movie. Soon is still the only date I can post for the cast & crew showing and then the premiere.

Topcor f1.4 lens 1

Topcor 58 mm f1.4 lens 2

As an aside. The photos above are of a Topcor 58mm f1.4 lens from my Father’s Beseler Topcon Super-D 35mm still camera. That camera was my Dad’s joy and a truly fine instrument. We still have it but 35mm film is just not a viable option these days. The camera sits unused. That lens however is a miracle of optics and after more than 50 years is still usable on my Sony digital motion picture camera.

Awhile back I fitted a brand-new Zeiss 28mm f2.0 lens to the Sony via an adapter and then recently discovered a similar adapter was available for the ancient Topcor lens. So, this will be an experiment to see how well it works. Since it’s a native 58mm lens and my Super 35mmm chip is smaller than 35mm film in still format, the Topcor lens will function as a medium telephoto of approximately 87mm. It will be great for close-ups. And the f1.4 aperture means it will record practically in the dark.