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  1. My GH5 setup with Baby Hypergonar and Aivascope Focuser 8 - on Pilotfly gimbal First gimbal test with Focuser 8:
  2. I just transcode direct - no stretching. I did this with the "5K" h265 4:3 files. Transcode h265 to ProRes. Then in Premiere, just change the aspect ratio to 2:1 (interpret footage). Plays back fine. Or you could use Davinci. But I let the program stretch the footage, not the transcode stage.
  3. Here are a few pics of it. No electrical contacts. Fits tight on my GH4. It might have problems with some older FD lenses. I remember having a hard time with my FD 50mm F1.4 SSC. However I didn't have problems with my FD 35mm F2 or FD 85mm F1.8.
  4. Yeah mine is the older one. I bought it when it first came out, 2014 or 2015 I think. it doesn't have any contacts on it. I'll take a pic of it tomorrow and post it.
  5. Metabones is the best one. I've used it a lot with FD zooms and primes. Fit is tight for me. It was pricey, but I've had no problems. I like FD lenses as well. Older coating means it works well with anamorphic adapters. You can check out my use of the FD 35-105mm zoom in this video:
  6. I think that's very true. 85mm and 100mm (m4/3) has always been a challenge for anamorphic. For these small 8mm style anamorphics, maybe even worse. 85mm usually is f5.6-F8, but on 8mm maybe it is F16 or smaller. I'll keep testing it out.
  7. Did some more test shots today. 50mm is fine, but 85mm isn't sharp and 100mm is worse. I shot 50mm at all f-stops, but 85mm was F16 and 100mm was F22, with unfortunate results. Also, focusing is very odd. 1mm turn goes from infinity to 6 feet! It almost feels like this was made for macro, but min distance is still 3 feet. I really don't understand the design. I get way better results with the SLR Magic Rangefinder. Sharper, really great results with 85mm and 100mm, and build is solid. Sure it's more expensive, but it's leagues better in quality.
  8. From what I heard, the Focuser 8 is tuned for a GH4 with the Aivascope only. That means that it isn't made for other small anamorphics. If I could extend the barrel travel, then I think the 85mm could focus to infinity (albeit with lots of CA). However the response from the maker is that the Focuser is not adjustable. There are other small problems with the build quality as well. However, for the price I guess these can be overlooked. I will do more tests when I get the correct step-ring for my lenses.
  9. The Focuser 8 does make everything less sharp. Need to stop down at least 1-2 stops more. Also taking lens is affected. 50mm is fine (widest I can get), however 85mm is maybe 20 feet in focus, 100mm is not good at all even at F11 or higher no matter what distance.
  10. GH5 + Baby Hypergonar + Aivascope Focuser 8 - Anamorphic 4:3 mode 10bit 4:2:2. Video coming soon
  11. Thanks for posting this. Really like the look. Hope you get it back soon!
  12. Thanks for the info Hans. I recently got this lens too. The lens itself is optically good, but the focus is so stiff. I'll check with Bernie and see if he can regrease it.
  13. I understand what you're saying. It's not really 6K, just like UHD isn't really 4K either. But sticking to aspect ratios, I guess you can say it's close enough. Most of it is marketing anyway. Red, Sony, etc all claim 5K, 6K or 8K and it's not really that size. To answer your question about recording, on a 64GB card: 8bit UHD 16:9 30P - 1hr 24min 8bit Anamorphic 4:3 30P - 1hr 24min 10bit UHD 16:9 30P - 54min 8bit UHD 16:9 60P - 54min 8bit Anamorphic 4:3 60P - 54min 8bit 6K Photo Mode 4:3 30P - 41min Continuous recording is possible with 6K Photo Mode. Again it's just like 4K Photo Mode on the GH4 - full video and audio recording. But it is HEVC H265, so transcoding is a must in order to edit. I would show you some of the longer shots of 4-5min, but it would be HUGE, around 60-80GB. Transcode, edit, and then the render time... Rendering just the small clips are something in the order of 30min. If I did 5 min it might be a couple of hours on my mac. Definitely something to consider with these large files. The GH5 really is an amazing camera. At one time I was really considering getting a Sony FS5 or FS7 just for the 4K 60P and the slomo. But I'm so glad that I waited. To have Anamorphic 4:3 modes means I don't have to do crazy cropping with 16:9. Plus with the added benefit of better codecs and larger anamorphic coming soon, it's almost like a mini RED or Alexa. As for all those people returning theirs or complaining about AF - well this isn't the camera for them. This camera really is for filmmakers. It has a lot of the tools that filmmakers need. The new Waveform tool, peaking is improved, etc etc. There's just so much value for the money.
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