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  1. 3 hours ago, Geoff CB said:

    Going to be pretty hard to find for under $500. Nikon 20mm f1.8 is what immediately comes to mind.

    I might as well get the samyang the 21mm f1.4 for less.

  2. 39 minutes ago, ReinisK said:

    Looking at the information found about nx300 hack (the one which disables recording time limit), it seems that one way of doing some hacking would be with a firmware update.

    Another way of doing it might be through wifi or connecting the camera to pc with a cable. If it would be possible to enter the camera as a developer/debug mode, maybe some code could be changed right in the camera.

    As I understand, that nx1.zip file contains the updated firmware 1.4 which is running on the camera. Now when we have access to it, we can find the parameters, that describe the things we need to change, let's try the bitrate first. I just used search and was able to find many mentions of "bitrate" in the zip along with numbers like "min = 6000000" and "max = 8000000". Don't know what these numbers are for, but that is a start. So we need to find the right numbers and pack them in a new firmware update, like the nx300 hacker did.

    Here is a description of that process: https://sites.google.com/site/nxcryptophotography/diy-firmware

    And then someone needs to be brave enough to test it :D


    i guess it's 80mbit

  3. I have two questions now:

    - do you have a list of the best lenses for money with no focus breathing and parfocal?
    - what is the best lenses I could get with an aperture of f2 or lower that is in the 10-24 range? I was thinking a samyang, I'm asking because I need to avoid ISO above 1600 for the NX1 and I noticed that f2.8 from the Tokina 11-16 is not enough sometimes :(

    Obviously vintage lenses are more than welcome!

  4. 7 hours ago, mercer said:

    I was just looking for a constant aperture zoom. I looked on eBay and saw the 35-105mm and then found this. For 30 bucks I thought what the hell. I had a small set of FD lenses. I sold all of them... Some of which I paid 3 or 4 times more, but won't sell this. The only issue I have with the lens is that the filter ring is recessed, so it is hard to mount and nd filter. But even at 5.6 you get good bokeh. In fact, I don't think any of the shallow focus shots in that video were shot wide open. 

    So ND filters are impossibile to use?

  5. 20 minutes ago, mercer said:

    Great lens. I bought this on a whim for 30 bucks. 

    Here it is on an eos-m...

    Almost zero breathing and amazing bokeh for an f4 lens. 

    How did you find this?? I just love no focus breathing lenses now!

  6. Ok i finally got it... The tokina 28-70mm f2.8 I was looking at is the pro I (2.6-2.8) also known as the best one :) It looks like that one because it's the same, the difference is in Japan was never marketed as 2.6!

  7. Speedbooster on the nx1?

    Anyway what I would like is not a super image quality but just that constant aperture on the focal range with virtually no focus breathing. Sharpness should be just acceptable.

  8. So let me get this straight: this 2.6-2.8 DSC_5115-e1320540087572.jpg 

    and this ATX pro 2.8 127699d1336626834-sale-sold-tokina-x-pro


    which are identical are two completely different systems?

    The ATX PRO is not as sharp, cinematic looking, parfocal and with virtually no focus breathing as the old 2.6-2.8? :(
    I read on here the latest ATX (non pro) http://www.kenrockwell.com/tokina/28-70mm-f28.htm has the same optics as the 2.6-2.8 so assumed even the ATX pro which is in between had the same since it's has also the same body.

    If I'm completely wrong then I might just get the Tamron 28-70 f2 for less that has all the issue like heavy focus breathing, plastic build quality etc...

  9. I read that it has same optics as the pro version (it's identical from the outside, it "just" has 2.6). I saw this comparison and to me they're the same and not worth the extra price 

    I was asking for the non pro because I could get it for less than the pro.

  10. Does anybody know if the non "pro" version of the Tokina AF 28-70mm f2.8 (with M/A focus switch on the body and where the filter rotates while focusing) also also almost zero focus breathing?

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