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Build High Quality Affordable Anamorphic Lens Yourself with Rapido Anamorphic Lens Full Packages: *: Option of different...
02/05/2020
Rapido Technology - Front Variable Diopter

Build High Quality Affordable Anamorphic Lens Yourself with Rapido Anamorphic Lens Full Packages:
*: Option of different taking lens
*: Option of different anamorphic projection lens
*: Option of different metal jackets
*: Customized engraving service

For more information, check links below:
https://www.rapidotechnology.com/products/full-package
https://www.rapidotechnology.com/products/front-variable-diopter
https://www.rapidotechnology.com/products/front-metal-jacket/fmj-16
https://www.rapidotechnology.com/products/rear-metal-jacket
https://rapidotechnology.wordpress.com/

Introducing Rapido 86mm Achromatic Diopter +0.5. Newly released with limited quantities. Optics: Achromatic doublet with...
01/31/2020

Introducing Rapido 86mm Achromatic Diopter +0.5.

Newly released with limited quantities.

Optics: Achromatic doublet with multiband AR coating
Dioptric Strength: +0.5
Clear aperture: 82.5mm
Filter size: 86mm, screw directly in front of HCDNA, Need 77-86mm step up ring to mount in front of Rapido FVD-16A
Dimensions: 90.9mm (diameter) x 19.20mm (thickness)
Weight: 6.05oz (171.5g)

Image quality tests: https://rapidotechnology.wordpress.com/2020/01/31/image-test-of-rapido-86mm-achromatic-diopter-0-5/

For more information, visit:
https://www.rapidotechnology.com/products/close-up-lens/86mm-achromatic-diopter-0-5

Kowa C35 1.75x rehoused inside Rapido FMJ, ready to put on Rapido FVD-35A. The rear glass of C35 is so sensitive, took 3...
01/10/2020

Kowa C35 1.75x rehoused inside Rapido FMJ, ready to put on Rapido FVD-35A. The rear glass of C35 is so sensitive, took 30min to adjust it to the right orientation. Now, it’s back to sharp and clean image.

Rear Lens Cap designed for Rapido FMJ & V3 clamp. It has 82mm female thread, made of black PMMA plastic material.  It ca...
01/09/2020

Rear Lens Cap designed for Rapido FMJ & V3 clamp. It has 82mm female thread, made of black PMMA plastic material.

It can be screwed to V3 clamp's external ring directly. When combine with male to female lock ring (82mm-77mm), it can be screwed to the back of FMJ or V3 clamp's rear 77mm adapter. The deep pocket design clears the protruded V3 inner ring.

LInk to the lens cap:
https://www.rapidotechnology.com/purchase/clamp-parts

Link to the male to female lock ring:
https://www.rapidotechnology.com/purchase/step-down-rings

5 New Products:
05/07/2019

5 New Products:

Five New Products:
1: RMJ for Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2 SL IIS Aspherical Lens with Nikon Mount
2: RMJ for Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL II Lens with Nikon Mount
3: RMJ for Jupiter-9 MC 85mm f/2 M42 Mount
4: T1 Clamp for smaller scopes
5: Male to female lock ring set: 86-82mm, 82-77mm, 77-72mm

For details, please check link below, thanks
https://www.rapidotechnology.com/products/rear-metal-jacket
https://www.rapidotechnology.com/products/clamp-package/t1-clamp-tiny
https://www.rapidotechnology.com/purchase/step-down-rings

Five New Products: 1: RMJ for Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2 SL IIS Aspherical Lens with Nikon Mount2: RMJ for Voigtlander ...
05/07/2019

Five New Products:
1: RMJ for Voigtlander Ultron 40mm f/2 SL IIS Aspherical Lens with Nikon Mount
2: RMJ for Voigtlander Nokton 58mm f/1.4 SL II Lens with Nikon Mount
3: RMJ for Jupiter-9 MC 85mm f/2 M42 Mount
4: T1 Clamp for smaller scopes
5: Male to female lock ring set: 86-82mm, 82-77mm, 77-72mm

For details, please check link below, thanks
https://www.rapidotechnology.com/products/rear-metal-jacket
https://www.rapidotechnology.com/products/clamp-package/t1-clamp-tiny
https://www.rapidotechnology.com/purchase/step-down-rings

FVD-16A review.
04/18/2018
FVD-16A Review by JSD LABS

FVD-16A review.

Really cool review of FVD-16A by JSD Labs: Video is HERE. Setup: Before & After:  

Rapido FVD-16A Vs. SLR Magic Rangefinder CINE in lens chart, and lens flare.
03/03/2018
Rapido FVD-16A Vs. SLR Magic Rangefinder CINE

Rapido FVD-16A Vs. SLR Magic Rangefinder CINE in lens chart, and lens flare.

Thank you Nate Klein for let me borrow his SLR Magic Rangefinder CINE adapter. Setup: Lens chart distance to image sensor: 2.1m Camera: GH4 Taking lens: Zuiko Olympus 50mm OM 1.4 Variable diopter 1…

With help of Nate Klein, finally got the flare test done.Shout out for Nate, check his works at:https://www.facebook.com...
02/27/2018
FVD-16A Flare Test

With help of Nate Klein, finally got the flare test done.
Shout out for Nate, check his works at:
https://www.facebook.com/nate.klein.5
vimeo.com/nateklein

With help of Nate Klein, finally got the flare test done. Shout out for Nate, check his wonderful works at: vimeo.com/nateklein In this test, we compared two setups: SONY A7S Zeiss Contax 85mm F1.4…

Test FVD-16A's coverage with following setups: 1: CANON 5D+Rokinon 85mm+Kowa BH2: CANON 5D+Rokinon 85mm+Kowa BH + FVD-16...
02/24/2018
Rapido FVD-16A Coverage Test

Test FVD-16A's coverage with following setups:
1: CANON 5D+Rokinon 85mm+Kowa BH
2: CANON 5D+Rokinon 85mm+Kowa BH + FVD-16A
3: CANON 5D+Helios44 58mm+Kowa BH
4: CANON 5D+Helios44 58mm+Kowa BH + FVD-16A

Configurations: CANON 5D+Rokinon 85mm+Kowa BH CANON 5D+Rokinon 85mm+Kowa BH + FVD-16A CANON 5D+Helios44 55mm+Kowa BH CANON 5D+Helios44 55mm+Kowa BH + FVD-16A Test Results:

Four more chart tests:Test A: GH4 + Zeiss 50mm F1.8Test B: GH4 + Zeiss 50mm F1.8 +FVD-16ATest C: GH4 + Nikon 50mm F1.2Te...
02/24/2018
Rapido Front Variable Diopter 16A (FVD-16A) Sharpness Test (Continue)

Four more chart tests:
Test A: GH4 + Zeiss 50mm F1.8
Test B: GH4 + Zeiss 50mm F1.8 +FVD-16A
Test C: GH4 + Nikon 50mm F1.2
Test D: GH4 + Nikon 50mm F1.2 +FVD-16A

Settings: Calibration chart is at 2.00 meter from image sensor Test A: GH4 + Zeiss 50mm F1.8 Test B: GH4 + Zeiss 50mm F1.8 +FVD-16A Test C: GH4 + Nikon 50mm F1.2 Test D: GH4 + Nikon 50mm F1.2 +FVD-…

Rapido Front Variable Diopter 16A (FVD-16A) Sharpness Test
02/21/2018
Rapido Front Variable Diopter 16A (FVD-16A) Sharpness Test

Rapido Front Variable Diopter 16A (FVD-16A) Sharpness Test

Test settings: Calibration chart is at 2.098 meter from image sensor Gear: GH4 + Olympus 50mm F1.4 + ISCO UltraStar 2x + Rapido FVD-16A Test results: For comparison, also shoot with only GH4 + Oly…

Here is the post about those special step up rings, which help in swap taking lens on set with Rapido V2 clamp on rail.
02/13/2018
How to Quickly Swap Taking Lenses with Rapido V2 Setup on Rail?

Here is the post about those special step up rings, which help in swap taking lens on set with Rapido V2 clamp on rail.

One question has been asked many times: how to quickly swap taking lens with Rapido V2 setup on Rail? The answer is using a set of special step up rings, which don’t have thread on the 77mm …

Customized Rear Clamp for ISCORAMA 54 Anamorphic Lens: *: Female 77mm thread, screws onto the back of ISCORAMA 54*: Male...
01/19/2018
Customized Rear Clamp for ISCORAMA 54 Anamorphic Lens with Three 1/4-20 Mounting Holes

Customized Rear Clamp for ISCORAMA 54 Anamorphic Lens:
*: Female 77mm thread, screws onto the back of ISCORAMA 54
*: Male 77mm thread, facing taking lens
*: Three 1/4-20 mounting holes for rail support
*: 12.5mm thick, keep minimum distance between the rear 77mm male thread to the rear glass

*: Female 77mm thread, screws onto the back thread of the ISCORAMA 54 *: Male 77mm thread, facing the side of taking lens *: Three 1/4-20 mounting holes for rail support *: 12.5mm thick, so keep mi…

Glad to see Rapido FMJs are in good hands.
01/13/2018
Rapido FMJ setup with HCDNA

Glad to see Rapido FMJs are in good hands.

Really cool & professional setup from Stephen Brevig: Rapido FMJ with customized engraving Rapido V2 clamp Rapido 16 blades Iris Module for V2 clamp Another nice one is from Илија Каравлах from…

A new rail support bracket is available now for Rapido Front Metal Jacket. It provides three 1/4-20 screw mounting point...
08/12/2017

A new rail support bracket is available now for Rapido Front Metal Jacket. It provides three 1/4-20 screw mounting points, 8mm between each.

Now, you can adjust the location of the SmallRig Quick Release Lens Support underneath the jacket, so it clears with the follow focus unit, which is also mounted on rail at front.

Here are some recent front metal jackets with customized engravings, they all come with this new rail support bracket.

For more info about the Rapido FMJ, visit here: http://www.rapidotechnology.com/products-services/rapido-front-metal-jacket

Rapido Front Metal Jacket with Rectilux HardCoreDNA
07/04/2017
Rapido Front Metal Jacket with Rectilux HardCoreDNA

Rapido Front Metal Jacket with Rectilux HardCoreDNA

Here are some picture of the Rapido Front Metal Jacket with Rectilux HardCore DNA front mounted, and supported on rail. The metal jacket is screwed onto the Rapido V2 clamp at back, which is clampe…

Rapido Anamorphic Lens Clamp S2
06/22/2017
Rapido Anamorphic Lens Clamp S2

Rapido Anamorphic Lens Clamp S2

Introducing Rapido Anamorphic Lens Clamp S2. This replaces the original Rapido Clamp M55-M67 version for most of the smaller scopes. Besides the original features, this S2 version add following new…

Rapido Single Focus Kit A & Kit B
04/29/2017
Rapido Single Focus Kit A & Kit B

Rapido Single Focus Kit A & Kit B

Considering people want to reuse their existing follow focus motors (stepper motor only, no BLDC motor or DC motor) in driving the lens, we now offer two options for the Rapido Single Focus Solutio…

rapidotechnology.forumotion.com
04/14/2017
rapidotechnology.forumotion.com

rapidotechnology.forumotion.com

To prepare for the launch of the single focus solution, an online forum is established. It is the place to discuss future & existing Rapido products. Welcome to register & post. Link is her…

Focus Ring Lock Down Solution for Kowa 16H & Kowa B&H
04/04/2017
Focus Ring Lock Down Solution for Kowa 16H & Kowa B&H

Focus Ring Lock Down Solution for Kowa 16H & Kowa B&H

Pre request from a customer, a special step down ring is developed to lock down the Kowa 16H or Kowa B&H’s focus ring to the housing. This ensure the focus ring remain stationary during t…

Special Step Down Ring For Kowa 16H
03/30/2017
Special Step Down Ring For Kowa 16H

Special Step Down Ring For Kowa 16H

I recently made two versions of the step down ring for Kowa 16H to use with Rapido V2 clamp. The first one has an step in the inner housing, as seen below, it seats flat on a shoulder of the 16H…

Rapido Single Focus Solution Focus Test Video
03/05/2017
Rapido Single Focus Solution Focus Test Video

Rapido Single Focus Solution Focus Test Video

Check out the test video of the Rapido Single Focus Solution, my setup is as follows: Camera: GH4 Taking Lens: Rokion 85mm T1.5 Cine Lens for CANON Anamorphic Lens:  KOWA for Bell & Howell Anam…

Manual 16-Blade Iris Package for Anamorphic Enthusiast
01/26/2017
Manual 16-Blade Iris Package for Anamorphic Enthusiast

Manual 16-Blade Iris Package for Anamorphic Enthusiast

The 16-blade manual iris is for anamorphic enthusiasts, who like to perfect their bokeh during anamorphic shooting. The iris is kept inside the black metal ring, which has standard 77mm female thre…

Step Down Ring for Kowa B&H Lens
11/29/2016
Step Down Ring for Kowa B&H Lens

Step Down Ring for Kowa B&H Lens

Recently, I purchased a Kowa 2x Anamorphic lens for Bell & Howell, which is highly appraised by users, and I plan to tune up the sharpness of the lens like Tito did in his blog. After assemblin…

Nice Rapido V2 Clamp Setup for Shooting Anamorphic
11/18/2016
Nice Rapido V2 Clamp Setup for Shooting Anamorphic

Nice Rapido V2 Clamp Setup for Shooting Anamorphic

Ben is a Toronto based filmmaker and photographer, he is very kind to show me his setup of using Rapido V2 clamp with his Kowa B&H anamorphic lens & Rectilux for shooting anamorphic. This s…

V2 Clamp with Add-On Iris Option
11/12/2016
V2 Clamp with Add-On Iris Option

V2 Clamp with Add-On Iris Option

Inspired by the test done by Stephen Brevig at Facebook group “Anamorphic Shooter” on using 12 or 20 blade iris to get better bokeh on his anamorphic shoot, I come up a design to integr…

V2 Clamp on a Rail & Handheld
10/26/2016
V2 Clamp on a Rail & Handheld

V2 Clamp on a Rail & Handheld

Sliding V2 clamp with anamorphic lens on a rail is possible, so changing taking lens can be quickly done. People asked about how solid is the V2 clmap.  I tried HIFI-2 (3.48lb), Bauch & Lomb at…

A handheld KOWA, :-)
10/25/2016

A handheld KOWA, :-)

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V3 Clamp mounted to 2x Aanamorphic front to 85mm Canon rear. Love it!
Very happy customer! Great workmanship and rapid dispatch, cheers!
Hello! I need an adapter to connect a 58mm helios to an elmoscope ii, and with the front filter for ND. do you sell a ​​adapter from m42 to micro 4/3 (lumix gh4) too? TY!