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  2. Iscorama 2004 monobloc anamorphic lens

    Hi =) Haha, I really did not catch the irony there, you were pretty convincing ^^ I was wondering why no people answered to the topic since I realized those lenses were really good and rare. I sent the two lenses to a full checkup at an old lens repair man. After that, planning to test them rightfully.
  3. From this post on Facebook (closed group, must enter group first), it seems there's quite some interest in this adapter. I hope some reviews will be available soon, telling us about the optical quality. As for compatibility, I have found some taobao seller that claims several models should be supported (including G7 and GX* cameras), however we will see if that's true. @Timotheus do you happen to know if Sharpest Light Ltd. is just a distributor / seller of these adapters, or if they work more closely together with Viltrox? We should make sure the FW update requests reach the right people! :D
  4. "The Middle Path" A ***** **** Short

    Is there a price for guessing it first? When o when will we hear the winner - tune in later and find out!
  5. Panasonic GH5 - all is revealed!

    Not very shocking that the GH5 took the top spot on DPReviews list of the best stills cameras for video. https://www.dpreview.com/reviews/2017-buying-guide-best-cameras-for-video And its great to see our old friend Ebrahim Saadawi champion it in the comment section. He has been very active there lately, maybe we he will make a comeback
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  7. "The Middle Path" A ***** **** Short

    1. huh? they're 95 so are not blown out, correct. 2. I'd say the opposite, that there are pretty heavy shadows from strong lights at a steep enough angle to not get in the eye sockets or direct front. Increases contrast on face makes it look more interesting. Maybe a black board in front of his face to absorb a bit? 3. You didn't number this but the GH5 does not macro block in the whiter shades whatsoever. Trying to repeat it with Vlog on the GH5 is a bit average but I think my HLG version looks the same except without the pretty lens.
  8. Iscorama 2004 monobloc anamorphic lens

    Hi medegh2, I am very sorry! I was sure the irony is pretty obvious... Apologies for my weird sense of humor As I mentioned: Absolutely great find!!! I am jealous and never owned such thing. These are really rare. I thought they look like a 42 because they don't look like the older Iscoramas 32/36 without the rubber. Again - enjoy shooting and handle with care
  9. "The Middle Path" A ***** **** Short

    The shoulders..... 1. Pure white, they’re not blown out at all. 2. The roll off is very smooth. Everything looks smooth. The GH5S’s update, I’m convinced, is along the lines of improved dynamic range, better highlight roll off, better encoding (there’s no macro blocking in those whiter shades whatsoever). All of Luke’s shots are in anamorphic - that might just be his designated feature demonstration. The above all points to RAW - but it can’t be that surely? That’s just a bit far fetched. I’d say Dual ISO is the other candidate. These are the only things that would affect better lowlight, in terms of an “update”.
  10. H265 Best Media Player

    Sorry but it seems your player can't handle h264 4k smoothly like MPC-HC does. So I'm not even trying h265.
  11. WTB: Moondog Labs Anamorphic 37mm (1.33x)

    Hey Man, I'll send you a Direct Message shortly! Thank you.
  12. Z Camera E1 for $200

    Graded from Zlog.
  13. GH5 to Alexa Conversion

    Hey! I bought these and just briefly popped them on some footage I'm working with atm, liking the results in most cases. I plan on taking some time to test this out in a controlled environment, what are people interested in seeing? Taking requests with no guarantee they will be fulfilled @Sage a tiny feedback; in the e-mail I received two days ago with the updated versions, the names of the .cube's were different than those files they are meant to replace. Got me confused there for a bit and had me looking through each folder four times like "where dem files at?!"
  14. "The Middle Path" A ***** **** Short

    It must have something to do with anamorphic and how Luke's shoulders aren't sore after shooting for hours on end.
  15. Canon 6d mark 2 it´s official

    I want to come back to this as a sound recordist recently recorded some audio as a monomix (which basically made the sound recordings useless). You could see that the level meters weren't acting correctly (both channels were jumping up at the same time) but he couldn't hear the problem. He still monitored the audio with the headphones. That is an example of it going wrong the other way around and just looking at the levels would've told you the issue. And that's why I rely on the audio level meters way more than the headphone outs (usually people have phones on that leak audio anyways from the set dialogue). The only thing headphones catch really well are obvious problems like scratching on wireless mics. And here I come back to my original point: headphone outs on DSLR / cameras with shitty preamps are basically useless anyway, they are more for show: "Look I'm using headphones!". You can sense the misunderstanding an all the posts that say "I wan't headphone outs on my DSLR's!" as they continue to record shitty audio. This is mostly for indie productions were several people are doing roles meant for one. Of course, if you are just doing audio, yeah, hang on with those headphones.
  16. Scouting for Locations

    @mercer For sure, I could pare down the gear a bit. I used an easyrig on my last shoot because I shake a lot, and even IBIS isn't enough to iron out the wiggles. The easyrig helps quite a bit, doesn't weigh much and takes up very little space. It also requires less setup time than a tripod - buckle the vest, attach the clamp to the cage, and I'm ready to go. I need the monitor, which means a cage, not only because 5% of the time, the camera's focusing on the background, but because I shoot at wide apertures, it's often focusing on a lock of hair, an earring or something other than the subject's eyes. Or, it's focusing on the far eye, when what I want to focus on is the near one. I'm also trying to get used to using cinema lenses, the matte box, follow focus and easyrig so I can learn to do things like nice focus pulls. So yeah, some of the stuff isn't absolutely necessary for what I'm shooting today, but I'm learning skills that will come in handy in the future, either for my own short films, or for commercial shoots after I've built up my portfolio. Because I won't be able to afford doing this as a hobby for much longer. Of all the things that I've purchased over the years though, I'd say it is the least expensive piece of kit that has made the greatest difference - a $9.00 reflector!
  17. Sony UWP-D11 wireless lav 1-day deal

    That's what I got too. Channel 14/25. I got an open-box dual receiver version from Adorama and got a used transmitter from Roberts. Now looking for one more transmitter and I can shoot an entire 2 person dialogue without worrying about the sound boom person. At least that's my hope
  18. Sony UWP-D11 wireless lav 1-day deal

    Yep, highly recomended. The sale has to do with the frequencies I guess. I am getting the lower end (470-530 something) just in case, but the 566-608 will be sufficient I guess. Better options cost to the thousands per ch. so that is an amazing deal for most people.
  19. "The Middle Path" A ***** **** Short

    Definitely head and shoulders over hitting nails on the head.
  20. "The Middle Path" A ***** **** Short

    Okay. The shoulders don’t clip? That or he has dandruff, lol
  21. I'm new to all of these including sound. These lavs were recommended by @IronFilm and there is a 1-day sale on the at B&H: It's usually $529 but the sale if for $379 https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1025751-REG/sony_uwp_d11_30_bodypack_lavalier_mic_eng_package.html One thing you have to keep in mind, the sale is only for the 566 to 608 and 614 to 638 frequency units. The 600Mhz are getting phased out in US, I believe. So I'm not 100% sure what it means for end-users. But something to keep in mind.
  22. "The Middle Path" A ***** **** Short

    To my eyes, there is something very revealing about the image and one of you has hit the nail on the head.
  23. Chicken

    This is more along the lines of what we're working on musically:
  24. "The Middle Path" A ***** **** Short

    I don't think it's anything to do with depth of field but rather a lot of latitude to pull up the shadows. Seems to me much better dynamic range, possibly even RAW? The one aspect that is missing from the current lineup of mirrorless cameras is excellent highlight roll-off. This is currently only available in cinema cameras. This would be huge if Panasonic put this into a mirrorless body.
  25. "The Middle Path" A ***** **** Short

    You get the same DoF or even less from the 42.5 F1.7 so no.
  26. "The Middle Path" A ***** **** Short

    This is what I guessed too a few pages back. Being that Luke just pointed out that this was shot at T1.9 after the mention of the voigts and shallow dof, I am starting to believe the larger sensor possibility. Crazy as it may be, still think it could be an EVA sensor with M4/3 mount. Maybe I am just dreaming...
  27. "The Middle Path" A ***** **** Short

    The name of the photo is "5a2d83138fdae_CrazyGrade.jpg.583bf8d5fe25b8a0f3936335a1b5e286.jpg" Another possible clue could be that the word shoulders is italicized possibly in reference to the shoulder/knee region of a logarithmic response curve.
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