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  1. 3 points
    I have the NX1, mainly I shoot weddings, corporate stuff, and small commercials. The Sigma 18-35 lives on my camera, absolutely stellar lens. When I need wider, the Rokinon 12mm f/2 is very small, very light, and very sharp. Mid range, I'm in love with the Zeiss/Contax 50mm f1.7, which has a certain je ne sais quoi that renders things so, so beautifully. Long end, the Rokinon 85mm T1.5 gives that jaw-dropping, ultra-shallow look, awesome for narrative stuff too. As far as vintage lenses go, I'm not sure why some posters above have said the NX1 has a "problem" with them. 95% of the time I use the lenses mentioned above, but once I get my hands on one of those new dream-come-true NX-L speedboosters Lucubutera has been cooking up, I'll be using my full frame vintage glass much more. I own the Nikkor 28mm f2.8 AIS, gorgeous, extremely sharp lens. Minolta Rokkor 40mm f2 looks great, Zeiss Jena 35mm f/2.4 is on point, Canon FD 50mm 1.4 looks great, Tokina 24-70 f/2.6-2.8 has a very distinct, vintage glow to it with the NX sensor... let's see, what else... Ah yes, the above-mentioned Helios-44 is awesome, 58mm is kind of interesting focal length to play around with, and that signature swirly bokeh is super cool. I can go all day, I've got way too many lenses, I'm afraid it's a bit of an addiction at this point. But the take-away is, there is an absolute wealth of great, affordable glass to be had for the NX1 (or any mirrorless camera for that matter) that can fit a wide variety of looks you might be after, whether it be the ultra-contrasty/ultra-sharp modern look, low-con vintage haze and dreaminess, vintage swirly bokeh... There's not really any "right or wrong" answers, it just comes down to the look you're after, and how much you're willing to spend to get it.
  2. 3 points
    Wrong, technically ef-s lenses are only made by canon, they have a longer plastic bit at the end. Third party lenses like the Sigma's mentioned above will go on any full frame EF camera just fine , even if they're only designed to cover aps-c, they still feature the regular EF lens mount.
  3. 3 points
    lucabutera

    Samsung NX Speed Booster

    Nikon 50mm f1.4, aperture f.2, iso 100, shutter speed 50. Original files.
  4. 2 points
    mat33

    Canon XC15

    Well looking at the differences between the XA30 and XA35, which are part of the XC10's camcorder group, I wouldn't be surprised if the XC15 only adds HD/SDI output for news broadcasters and maybe some type of XLR input or add-on pack. You would think if it was a new lens, dual pixel focus (which would imply a new sensor?) then it would be an XC20 based on the XA ranges naming history.
  5. 2 points
    tweak

    5DIV full spec and full image leak

    I also have GH4 and compared to 7D raw I notice a big difference in motion as well. I'm not sure exactly what it is, but all I can say is it looks kind of fake and electronic (if that makes any sense), like using a super high frame and shutter rate and then playing at 100% speed.
  6. 2 points
    KrisAK

    Canon XC15

    Dual-pixel focus would be the only thing (at the moment, anyway) that that would make me consider an upgrade.
  7. 2 points
    I'm not sure what you're saying here. Do you believe Super 35 is similar to what is commonly referred to as Full Frame- like a 5D? The sensor in a Super 35 camera like the Arri Alexa, at least as I understand it, is almost identical to APS-C in terms of field of view. I simply mentioned those focal lengths because I figured you and other folks would find it interesting, the focal lengths that other DPs tend to find most useful.
  8. 2 points
    Astro

    Movie "Hillary's America"

    @Flynn Jeez I have to agree with you. Just impartially reading this thread ...and FilmMan...sounds like he has a bit of humor about things, but Damphouse and TigerBengal are more or less rolling out the insults and sound hateful and a bit unhinged ...capsLock paragraphs etc...calling Trump "Führer" etc...All right for some tho I guess. Funny thing that Hillary just stated that she will destroy any conservative website that puts forward views that she doesn't approve of.. Her direct quote "They dont have a right to exist" does that make her a "Facist" I wonder? I guess not (according to some)... But if Trump had said it...it would be "HILTLER", "NAZI", Führer, Clown ETC... makes you wonder. Cheers
  9. 2 points
    Liam

    NX 500 as a cinema camera

    A lot of the best nx1 shooters here like raised blacks, which can look great, but isn't for everyone. Could be the sharpening you're seeing that you don't like. This guy's most recent four videos (maybe more) were shot on the nx1, and I love the skintones and colors he achieves - https://vimeo.com/timmyturntable Probably have to do your own experimenting with LUTs, camera settings, and grading workflow. Maybe vintage lenses or a pro mist filter could help you
  10. 1 point
    gatopardo

    Canon XC15

    XC15 (new XC10) is a possibility! : http://www.canonwatch.com/canon-xc15-camcorder-coming-soon-xc15-mention-support-page-suggests-cw4/
  11. 1 point
    When I shot that video portrait of the leather artisan I had an H1 on a small tripod a few feet away from my subject. It still recorded the background air conditioner noise but not as much. A lavalier would have been better. I find the in camera microphone is acceptable for ambient sound or if the subject is close by in a quiet room. So for home video like birthday party in my house it was quite adequate. Outside or if the subject is far away an external recording system is obviously better. I have try attaching the H1 to the hot shoe directly but I pick up a lot of handling noise of the camera. I am planning to buy a RODE videomicro, which has a shock mount , to attach to the hotshoe and feed that to the H1.
  12. 1 point
    Ehetyz

    5DIV full spec and full image leak

    I think the mythical "motion cadence", separated from rolling shutter, is down to how different codecs and cameras compress motion and how that affects motion blur. Pretty much without exception people pick RAW cameras as ones that have best motion cadence - because there's no compression or artifacting affecting the motion. Then after that come the cameras that do Prores or other flavours of high bitrate codecs, and dead last are the ones that compress the image to ludicrous degrees with interframe codecs such as Sony cameras or GH4. The best motion comes from a camera with a fast sensor readout and high bitrate compression or RAW. Imho that's all the magic there is to it.
  13. 1 point
    tweak

    Cannot post. Ebrahim Saadawi.

    Just give him a chance... Will someone please think of the children!
  14. 1 point
    sanveer

    Cannot post. Ebrahim Saadawi.

    You're making it amusing. I believe that is unfair to the victims as well as encouraging an international con artist. Also this is definitely not a One Off. He is a pathological liar and fraud.
  15. 1 point
    TwoScoops

    5DIV full spec and full image leak

    I know exactly what you mean and it most certainly is there in the GH4. Hopefully they fix it with the 5.
  16. 1 point
    No. I'm talking about the away motion is rendered. I'm not talking about RS, but about a very subtle jitter. It occurs also when panning or when fast objects pass across the frame. But I'm not talking about RS. it's more like there would be a drop frame, but less evident.
  17. 1 point
    funkyou86

    Sony A7SII colors suck!!!

    Have you understand what is SLOG, and for what is it used for? If not, than you should not shoot in to log profile because you'll have problems like now. Here's some walkthrough what is slog: http://www.xdcam-user.com/2011/01/understanding-gamma-cinegamma-hypergamma-and-s-log/ http://www.newsshooter.com/2011/09/22/sonys-s-log-for-dummies-matt-allard-explains-how-it-works-with-his-pmw-f3/
  18. 1 point
    DPC

    Sony A7SII colors suck!!!

    If you expose slog2 incorrectly you will have major problems trying to grade it. It requires a specific technique, different to what you may be used to using a more conventional profile, especially if you are unable to preview using a LUT while shooting.
  19. 1 point
    Asmundma

    Sony A7SII colors suck!!!

    How come that the rest of us get nice colours with Sony ? Else you can try some of the other picture profiles first and see how that works for you.
  20. 1 point
    Maybe it's subjective. I used a gh4 and a gx80/85 and the motion feels different to me there is some kind of a subtle jitter at 24 and 25 fps. Never tried at 30fps. But the way it renders motions is different and in my opinion not so good.
  21. 1 point
    shooter_

    Cannot post. Ebrahim Saadawi.

    Done.
  22. 1 point
    The Chris

    Canon XC15

    DPAF and the pimpy touch focus pulls along with 5-axis. A faster lens with less reach would be welcome - something like a 24-105 f/1.8-2.8, or even something a wider like the Nikon DL's 18-50. XC15 instead of XC10mkII makes me think its a second XC camera to sell alongside the XC10, not a replacement.
  23. 1 point
    I like keh.com for browsing and finding deals. Takumars and Nikons are what I'd recommend for lower budget. That's about the same focal range I always use, nothing wrong with that at all. ^this had some of that discussion. Could be a good resource for the OP as well.
  24. 1 point
    Codec's are like wine. MJPEG 8-bit 422 it's old and heavy. But it gives good motion and color. In my opinion, and solely based on the few cameras I used, Sony has bad colours and Panasonic has bad motion. I don't mind it being heavy and old if it delivers.
  25. 1 point
    Andrew Reid

    5DIV full spec and full image leak

    Yeah it's a codec that is as old as the hills and over it. No place for it in a 2016 camera. 1D C in 2012 I could just about accept because it made for nice images. They are clearly crippling here... to protect the Cinema EOS range. If the XC10 can have 305Mbit/s XF codec for less than $2k then Canon can put it in their $3k DSLR... ZERO technical excuses! Panasonic had MJPEG for their 720p on the GH1, remember? It was considered the lower quality codec option even back in 2010!
  26. 1 point
    Nah, just making way for the APS-C mirrorless line (no fullframe, they want the profis to grab their sturdy and reliable DSLRs). Nikon Mirrorlex. NX for short.
  27. 1 point
    As @Geoff CB asked... What camera are you using? I understand it's an aps-c sensor, but the specific camera, or camera line could mean the world of difference as to which lenses will work with your camera. There are already some great suggestions, so I will add Pentax-M lenses, very inexpensive with some of the best mechanics around. The focus rings on Pentax lenses are just a dream. With that I'll also suggest Pentax's older lenses the Super Takumar. They also have that Pentax, buttery smooth focus ring. The 35mm f2 is a gorgeous lens but I believe that one is radioactive. If you would accept slower, and cheaper, the 35mm f3.5 is a stunning lens. Most people would rather have that slower lens because the IQ is just simply gorgeous. Then for your 50, there's the 1.4 (radioactive) or jump up to a 55mm and you can get the 1.8 or f2 models... Both beautiful lenses and both dirt cheap on the used market. And then I think they have an 85mm 1.9 which will be teetering on your higher price range, they sell for about $200 USD. I am not sure if they are radioactive but I think I noticed some yellow glass when I just had a quick look on eBay, so they probably are... Of course, as you probably already know, you would have to grind up the glass elements and eat the dust for there to be a medical concern.
  28. 1 point
    as an extra alternative lens for occasional use I would consider a Helios 44 (there are various versions) which is awesome for portraits. f2.0 (but you must stop down to get it sharp so think of it as a 2.8 or 3.5 lens, but with the option to push it if you really must have that extra bokeh), 55mm focal range, less saturated compared to other lenses but if you shoot RAW photos no problem, if you shoot video just dial up the saturation a bit. The benefit of this lens is the unique and beautiful bokeh. These are some of the most mass produced lenses ever made and therefore cost very little on eBay. Available on various mounts with a cheap adapter- maybe $30-40 total?
  29. 1 point
    Why don't you import them into Resolve and turn on proxy's?
  30. 1 point
    @Flynn We are on the same page Flynn , I couldn't understand why the others where giving me a hard time about my focal length selection while your post showed they are the most popular. But BTT please. I don't know why this again developed to a sensor size discussion. I really think people like to talk about it, even if everybody understood it already.
  31. 1 point
    Policar

    5DIV full spec and full image leak

    What's interesting is that they've introduced the "fine detail" picture style, which uses (or seems to use) a better debayering algorithm than their standard one. If you look at 5D Mark 3 JPEGs at 100% the per-pixel detail is poor... same as the video detail at 100%. That's one reason both perform much better in raw, but it's less noticeable in stills because by that point you're pushing the lens's resolving limits. Anyhow, there are definitely reasons to go with another brand, particularly if you need 4k in a small camera. But I think Canon's thinking is if you're a working professional you can easily afford a $10k-$30k investment in your camera system.
  32. 1 point
    New to this forum. Looks like the video link I posted above did not change to an embedded player automatically. Will try it a different way to see if it works
  33. 1 point
    Flynn

    Movie "Hillary's America"

    I completely understand not liking the guy, but why do the anti-Trump people have to sound so utterly unhinged and irrational? Also, Hillary sucks too.
  34. 1 point
    Total NOOB here. Bought the gx85 a month ago as a tool to learn how to shoot video. Steep learning curve. A few books, Google and forum like this taught me everything so far. Went to a video portrait workshop organized by a local camera store on Thursday night. They had a local artisan there for us to shoot. Three light set up. Did a quick edit with Resolve. Learning as I go. I think it is a fantastic camera. https://youtu.be/JLXEILzEtuI Natural Profile -5,-5,-5,0 All handheld. Straight out of camera. No grading.
  35. 1 point
    This person over on cinematography.com polled 25 of their DP friends. The results were: 50mm - 23 votes 24mm - 21 votes 32mm - 21 votes 85mm - 22 votes 16mm - 17 votes 135mm - 15 votes 20mm - 11 votes 14mm - 10 votes 100mm - 10 votes 12mm - 7 votes 40mm - 7 votes * 28mm - 7 votes 65mm - 4 votes 10mm - 3 votes 180mm - 3 votes 8mm - 2 votes http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=59222
  36. 1 point
    will upload some videos later - but I'm very impressed with the colour and smoothness of gradient from the GX80 in fact impressed all round - the video output is so so much nicer than my G6 stills taken from a 4k video (using Resolve)
  37. 1 point
    Emanuel

    Rode microphones

    LOL Good joke! :-)
  38. 1 point
    Hi, I have a Canon 550d/T2i + Sigma 18-35 1.8 which was too heavy/big for my purpose (my trips, concerts, hiking and some events) so I got the GX85 with 12-32 kit lens + Lumix 20mm 1.7 pancake (+ Tiffen Ultra Contrast 3, thanks @Jase) now I can hang the camera in my shoulder without noticing it (I am soooo happy!!) I am new to filmmaking. I've been on vacations in NYC and took the time to learn how to use the camera (trial and error), I read ALL the post in this topic (took me a while!) and learned a lot from you (color grading, filmconvert, luts, A3G3, White balance, downscale 4k, 25/50 vs 30/60 fps, flickering, iDynamic...) Thank you a lot to everyone. Still I need to learn so much and I have so many questions. - Do you guys know if Andrew Reid is going to have another GX85 review soon? - Is there going to be a shooters guide for the GX85? do you think the GH4 guide will work for me? - Is there any other guide/tutorial you would recommend (GX85 / filmmaking)? Thanks!
  39. 1 point
    It seems to GX80 is a kind of breakthrough. I have never seen so much videos of high technical quality here in the forum. We already had great affordable stabilization ( like on the OMDs ) or great 4K quality ( like on the LX100), but this time all comes in a lovely affordable package.
  40. 1 point
    Geoff CB

    Movie "Hillary's America"

    " ....he wants laws followed, what's best for people including LGBQ, etc?" What the hell does that even mean? Follow the law would mean follow the law. Trump has stated publicly that he would appoint a justice that would overturn their right to marry, would overturn Roe vs. Wade if he could. How the hell does that benefit women and LGBT people? "He is complaining American companies sent jobs abroad....why he didn't move jobs from his owns companies from china to EEUU as an example to other companies? To be competitive that is the reality due to the current situation? A lot of Americans out of work due to businesses having left the country in the past decade. " So when it came to getting ahead while being in charge of an american company he used foreign workers to cut cost. But because he will be president he will put the country first and force U.S. companies to keep jobs here. SURE. How is he going to do that?
  41. 1 point
    gatopardo

    5DIV full spec and full image leak

    The MJPEG makes perfect sense in this primarily STILL images camera. Is the perfect codec to pull still images from video. I think thats why it is there.
  42. 1 point
    Marco Tecno

    Petition for Samsung NX1 hack

    Still images in raw are good at those iso. So the issue is video.
  43. 1 point
    mercer

    Storyboard/Previz

    Celtx has a storyboarding app called Celtx Shot.
  44. 1 point
    Raafi Rivero

    Rode microphones

    I also had an excellent experience with Rode's customer support a couple years back. The elastic broke on my Videomic pro and I needed a replacement. I emailed the company to see if they sold the part and instead they just shipped me a baggie with several replacements (that were more robust than the orignals), for free. I'll definitely continue buying their products - and already have.
  45. 1 point
    aldolega

    Rode microphones

    I had a tripod tip over several years ago and my original VideoMic took the brunt of the impact. I emailed Rode to see how much the replacement parts would be, and how to order, and they sent out what I needed, for free, and it got to me in two days! I was very happy, but figured I just caught a CSR in an unusually good mood. Then I broke a foot on one of my VMP's a couple years ago, and they had the same exact response! Really great service, and I've yet to find a 3.5mm on-cam mic that comes close to the VMP. Whenever I get around to going wireless, the RodeLink is at the top of my list.
  46. 1 point
    Thanks for the input @Kurtisso. It screws off perfectly. So it's no hinge or dent. The screws have a different thread size.
  47. 1 point
    It just makes for a great 2nd shooter camera. No need for it to replace the GH4 or anything. You shoot your main things with the GH4, then you'd like some B roll in between. A cam shooting an interview with dialog? Great, keep the dialog running and put some visuals on the screen. Wedding? Good chance you've got a music track underneath. You don't need sound all the time, continuous AF on M43 isn't going to be stellar anytime soon I suppose, so you'll use MF (or get a Canon with dualpixel AF)... It does have the BIS, it's smaller and less conspicuous. The GH4 might be the productivity tool here, but the GX85/80 is the fun one that opens up some new possibilities. It's priced attractively to serve as an addition to the GH4. And then you might replace the GH4 at a later stage, but it wouldn't really warrant to let go of the GX85/80. I'd say, keep it around! And for the budget conscious, if you manage to handle the audio externally, you still get a great deal with the GX85/80 even as a main cam. At that price, what's a better pick? Just need one camera to do it all, like the GH4 and you can wait? Sure, wait for the GH5. You just have to realize what it is and what it isn't. The GX85/80 is not a GH4 replacement. But it is a great deal and an overall interesting package altogether and for now there's nothing quite like it out there. For me personally it makes the ultimate addition to the GH4.
  48. 1 point
    This makes use of many of the features of the GX85 - inconspicuousness, handheld stability, small and fast lenses, low light prowess, fast focus, dof tricks, touch-screen focus pull: Lumix 25mm f1.7 and 12-32mm lenses. RealLUT.
  49. 1 point
    andy lee

    G7 Internal Recording + HDMI out?

    Time ! thats why , shooting multi cam saves time and money and lets you get alot more setups done per day , I had 6 x G7's rigged up on Gini Rigs that I custom made , I had 2 rigs with Nikon 80-200mm lenses, 2 with Nikon 28-70mm lenses and one with a Nikon 20-35mm lens the sixth G7 was used on steady rigs and dolly tracks and sliders with various different lenses , all cameras had Metabones XL speedboosters on them to give me a Super 35mm field of view on the lenses , most set ups I would run 3 cameras , a close up, a mid and a wide , the actors loved it as we could do long takes 3 min passes at times and pick off head shots, mids and wides all in one performance . Some set ups I did run 6 cameras at once as we had some complex special FX shots with prosthetic heads and blood and gore etc . Multi cam is the way to go , we shot the movie in 44 days , and if we had done it traditionally with just 1 camera it would have taken maybe 60 days plus . So multi cam saved us alot of time and money , the Panasonic G7s all performened amazing no issues at all and we shot 12 hr days every day , the rigs and camera and lenses got Battle Tested to the limit and all worked beyond my expectations , The G7 is an amazing camera its very very good in low light much better than the GH4 as it has a newer better sensor , I could not have shot this movie without the G7 it let me shoot 3 or 4 stops under for most of the movie , I like that low light Gordon Willis - "Prince of Darkness" look so the G7 let me push that to the limit with no noise and fizz at all in the blacks , its very very good!!
  50. 1 point
    rimpamposh

    Your ideal NX1 Settings

    I'm surprised the samyang 24 is smooth, my 85 is rubbish, which is why i wasn't tempted on picking any more of these (also large). Now, the contax lenses, very smooth.
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