Hyperprimes or microprimes?

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Hyperprimes or microprimes?

PostMon Oct 18, 2021 1:59 pm

Will this lens be suitable on the URSA 12K?
APO HyperPrime CINE 50mm T2.1
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Re: Hyperprimes or microprimes?

PostMon Oct 18, 2021 3:22 pm

I REALLY like my APO Microprimes in PL mount. They can quickly be adapted to EF with an adapter and they are smaller. They also have a shorter focus throw.
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Re: Hyperprimes or microprimes?

PostMon Oct 18, 2021 4:35 pm

Here is an example of the focus throw on the SLR Magic original T2.1 32mm from 4’ to infinity with the final witness mark at 60’.

I’d be interested in seeing the comparable witness marks for the MicroPrime at the same focal length.
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Re: Hyperprimes or microprimes?

PostTue Oct 19, 2021 7:26 pm

32mm APO Microprime has witness marks starting from 15" and the last mark before infinity is 30'. This is the PL model, but in these photos the EF mount adaptor is attached.
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Hyperprimes or microprimes?

PostTue Oct 19, 2021 8:08 pm

Thank you, Jamie. The nearest witness mark on the original APO 32mm is 16” and the barrel rotates to about 15 ½” so similar near and far marks. Here is the original from 2’ to 4’ with marks at identical distances:
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Re: Hyperprimes or microprimes?

PostWed Oct 20, 2021 12:17 am

Between the Hyper and Micro, is it really just the focus rotation amount? 300' vs 150'
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Re: Hyperprimes or microprimes?

PostWed Oct 20, 2021 12:28 am

Travis Hodgkinson wrote:Between the Hyper and Micro, is it really just the focus rotation amount? 300' vs 150'
That and the weight/size difference. Otherwise, same.
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Re: Hyperprimes or microprimes?

PostThu Oct 21, 2021 3:09 am

Awesome, thanks for the clarification :)
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Re: Hyperprimes or microprimes?

PostThu Oct 21, 2021 4:14 am

I do wonder if there could be a difference in the focus breathing, but don't have an APO Hyperprime to compare head to head. Has anyone compared the two versions this way?
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