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    The largest online community devoted to anamorphic filmmaking.
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    • Anybody compared an NX1 w/ 18-200 to XC10, RX10, FZ1000?
      I have shot only with nx1 and the 18-200, which I have. I bought it based on some review, which said, that for video it's good enough, only for pictures the resolution is kind of low. For a year or so I had an 18-200 Canon on my 550d, that lens was very nice (at least I thought so back then), so I though I'd give this a try, too. Well, I'm disappointed with it (bought it used though, but in "excellent condition"). The sharpness is maybe just enough for full hd, for 4k it's lacking I think. Stabilizer is no good @200mm. Don't know why, but at 200mm it stabilizes the big movements, but there always remains a very small, very unpleasant shake/jitter. Up to 150mm it seems good though. It also turns off IS when it thinks I'm using a tripod, but it's actually a monopod I'm using, where I really WANT the IS, but it just stops until a very big shake happens. Tried the IS calibration in the dev settings but it didn't do anything. Can someone who owns the lens comment on these issues? Maybe I just have a bad lens? Apart from the sharpness and IS, there is another thing - the look that the lens creates. I really don't find it nice. Maybe it's the combination of quite an ugly bokeh, small aperture and lack of sharpness. Can't explain more, but it sux compared to my Tamron 17-50 2.8 VC. Also comparing to the videos I shot with the Canon 18-200 and 550d, this look just seems worse. Maybe the unsharp Canon video was hiding the flaws of that 18-200 lens, whereas NX1's super-high resolution exaggerates them...
    • Lenses
      @Geoff CB cine2 with pro color & stills gamma with cinema color mode works good too
    • ANAMORPHIC ON LOW BUDGET?
      Ricardo, Everything is relative.  One man's low-budget could fund another guy for 5 years. 

      Usable anamorphics range from $300 Sankor to $40,0000 Hawks.  Add to that figure lens/rig mounts, additional accessories, calibration for 40 year old lenses, single focus adapters etc. If you just want to play around with anamorphic you could probably get away with a $350 budget (uncalibrated, dual-focus, no weight concerns etc).  If you want production-ready anamorphic (except for very limited use), you'll need either a native single-focus lens (prices go from $3000 to $7000 to $40000 or rent) or a high-quality dual focus (Bolex Moeller comes to mind), adapter (use the custom ones out of UK), calibration (a couple great sources), single-focus adapter (Rectilux seems to be the best), good taking lens (any number of great old lenses here, beware of too much anti-flare coating) and other misc items to hook to a rig. Again, for experimentation: Sankor 16D 2x and adapter: Probably around $350 - $400.  Beautiful blue flare like the big Panavisions used in Alien and Blade Runner. For Production: (One possible example) Bolex Moeller 1.5x 32/16 ($2000) , Rectilux single focus ($1000), Mount Adapter ($120), Calibration ($350), taking lens (Helios 44m for $30, Jupiter 85mm for $175, Canon FD 50mm for $60, Minolta MC Rokkor 50mm f1.4 for $60, Nikons are great but have had heavy dual coatings for a long time, otherwise the list is endless). Other great anamorphics are the Bell and Howell, the Baby Hypergonar and Kowas among others.  Good to great single-focus anamorphics (in order of increasing cost),  Iscoramas ($3000-$5000), Lomos ($7000-$15000), Hawks ($40k)  I have both the Sankor 16D for the specialized flare-heavy, night time science fiction look and the Bolex for more exacting and lightweight optical demands.  The Bolex is a 1.5x compression lens which allows you to use the 16:9 sensor mode on any modern camera into good looking anamorphic.  The Sankor is a standard 2x compression which either requires a camera with an anamorphic (4:3) sensor mode (GH4 and some others) or you have to do excessive cropping and throw away resolution. Good luck on your adventure. eris  
    • Not to be cruel, but should we all be buying gear from the UK?
      AUS is cheaper. Was really good when dollar dropped in 2015 after camera stock had already landed in AUS. New 2016/17 cameras aren't as good prices.
    • Canon 1DX mark II video testing - 4K frame grabs
      How did you manage to install CineStyle? I tried to do it via EOS Utility and the User Defined Style option was greyed out.  Edit: Nevermind, I got it to work!