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century xtreme revival?
« on: March 31, 2022, 10:24:11 AM »
I remember reading or hearing a while ago that the xtreme would be rebooted in limited numbers similar to the mk1. Has anyone heard anything about that as of late? Or any rumors etc? Im absolutely down bad with this opteka on my hmc and need a glimmer of hope that doesnt cost 8k

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Re: century xtreme revival?
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2022, 07:44:30 PM »
If they even do re-release the xtreme a bunch of fucking dorks like vxMarket will buy all of them and re-sell them for an insane amount.

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Re: century xtreme revival?
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2022, 09:25:58 PM »
If they even do re-release the xtreme a bunch of fucking dorks like vxMarket will buy all of them and re-sell them for an insane amount.
what's even more messed up is they've given those resellers a legit platform and from what i've read, the lens will be distributed through the resellers if/when launched -_-

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Re: century xtreme revival?
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2022, 11:19:55 AM »
MK1 reissue never even happened.
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Re: century xtreme revival?
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2022, 11:34:17 AM »
MK1 reissue never even happened.

I know someone that got one, it was via preorder

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Re: century xtreme revival?
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2022, 12:21:07 PM »
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MK1 reissue never even happened.
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I know someone that got one, it was via preorder
I want to believe this, but I don't.

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Re: century xtreme revival?
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2022, 12:21:50 PM »
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MK1 reissue never even happened.
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I know someone that got one, it was via preorder
sketchy... i signed up for all the sites and email lists and they kept pointing me to other sites and email lists to get on...

Eventually it got to the point where the person emailing me told me to just wait, as the lense was getting released through @deathlens_fisheye_sales instagram -_-, felt super fishy.

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Re: century xtreme revival?
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2022, 06:48:28 PM »
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MK1 reissue never even happened.
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I know someone that got one, it was via preorder
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sketchy... i signed up for all the sites and email lists and they kept pointing me to other sites and email lists to get on...

Eventually it got to the point where the person emailing me told me to just wait, as the lense was getting released through @deathlens_fisheye_sales instagram -_-, felt super fishy.

death lens dude is legit. Actually a super nice guy. I sold him a screw on mark 1 about a year ago or so. He paypalled me right away. But fuck VX market

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Re: century xtreme revival?
« Reply #8 on: April 14, 2022, 07:27:18 PM »
I talked to Deathlens dude on the phone the other day and he confirmed the MK1 reissue is definitely happening. He had to pay for the entire batch up front over a year ago. There's been production pictures on Instagram lately.

Check out @dhkcinema: https://www.instagram.com/p/Cb8FahYPgns/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

And @buy_mk1: https://www.instagram.com/p/CcWgr63Pckh/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

On the original topic, one of my friends told me a third party lens company reverse engineered the exact specs of the Xtreme and were gathering funds to make some. He didn't have the name of the company, so I'm not sure who it is. Also, not sure if this is true or not.

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Re: century xtreme revival?
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2022, 03:06:09 PM »

On the original topic, one of my friends told me a third party lens company reverse engineered the exact specs of the Xtreme and were gathering funds to make some. He didn't have the name of the company, so I'm not sure who it is. Also, not sure if this is true or not.

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Re: century xtreme revival?
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2022, 12:29:19 PM »
^^ Fingers crossed that third party manufacturer gets it right cause there's been over a year of radio silence from this project: https://www.instagram.com/centuryxtremelens/

My xtreme got stolen in 2019, and I was dumb enough to pass on the opportunity to buy a slightly scuffed one for $1500 afterwards  :-[ 

Since then I've just been using the opteka and stretching it in AE using the Optics Compensation effect–– hopefully some of you can find this technique useful

original (HPX171, 62mm fisheye with 62-72 step-up ring):


export:


AE settings for 1080p30 footage:


^these settings are the best i've found – the image gets a bit softer but that can be fixed with some Sharpen effect in premiere.

example footage:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_-mRZW07rc
https://www.thrashermagazine.com/articles/videos/sean-christiansen-s-hel-katt-video/

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Re: century xtreme revival?
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2022, 02:52:35 AM »
example footage:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_-mRZW07rc

Still no signs of life from the @centuryxtremelens project...

Here's a better demo of what After Effects can do with HPX+Opteka footage:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKNZyxoJOZg

I shot this in 1080/30p at 1/120s f/6.8  ––  the higher the f-stop, the sharper the image stays towards the edges.