high speed projection lens

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I have a Schneider Cinelux Ultra 2/120mm projector lens. At it's fixed F:2 aperture it gives a bright image on my 6X9 Technika's ground glass and just about covers the 6X7 format at 20ft. Since it presumably was designed to project 70mm frames in a movie house, does it not seem reasonable to expect good sharpness on film when shooting low light scenes in a theater, church etc. I would have to construct a guillotine drop shutter for the front of the lens to give a speed fast enough for people on stage. Has anyone tried something like this?

-- John Cooper (d2538@fdn.com), July 22, 2001

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