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    itimjim got a reaction from Rikoshet in Hands down best quality double-focus anamorphic?   
    I love my Moeller 16/32/1.5 that much, I might be buried with it. You can keep your Iscos thanks. 
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    itimjim got a reaction from eris in Hands down best quality double-focus anamorphic?   
    I love my Moeller 16/32/1.5 that much, I might be buried with it. You can keep your Iscos thanks. 
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    itimjim got a reaction from valery akos in Hands down best quality double-focus anamorphic?   
    I love my Moeller 16/32/1.5 that much, I might be buried with it. You can keep your Iscos thanks. 
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    itimjim got a reaction from Rudolf in GH4, Bolex 16/32 1.5x, Speedbooster and Focal Lengths   
    Eris
    You are right. When you start hitting the very far edges of the Bolex, it starts to distort. Not a problem locked down, but distracting otherwise, and pain ugly on pans.
    I use my 16/32 with a set of FDs and I love the look. Quite simply the best rendering anamorphic I've seen and used, even ISCO. So much resolving power and a natural low contrast effect that can help a lot of digital artifacts. 
    I'd be interested to know where you got your lens calibrated. 
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    itimjim got a reaction from mercer in Too Many Lenses?   
    I must have about 30 lenses. I only ever use Canon FDs on set though, unless I have to go super wide, when I break out a Tokina 11-16....I don't like it though.
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    itimjim reacted to M Carter in The art of downgrading   
    This thread doesn't address one of the greatest issues of choice vs. creativity - which is partnership vs. control.
    For the last year or so, I work work work with macs and digital... but my creative work, my play? Film, 60's era metal cameras, an enlarger and lith developer.
    Every step of that process means working within the confines of the medium. Particularly lith printing, which is very hard to replicate across 2 prints, and is packed with "ghost-in-the-machine" oddities based on chemistry and temperature and the fact that every print you make changes the chemical composition of the developer. You simply can't "control" any step of the process with any sort of totality, from exposure to final print, like you can with a digital camera and Photoshop.
    But once you decide you are a "partner" with the media, the game changes. Why do we make partnerships? Usually to add unique strengths which we don't possess or aren't remarkable at, to our creative, business, romantic, or fun pursuits. When you allow chance and surprise into the process, its like being handed a very active and very able muse.
    I shot about 200 frames, digital, of a nude for a friend who wanted to get a sense of "how she looked" in that scenario. I shot 3 or 4 frames with an old Minolta rangefinder, and one of those just had lots of the mojo I want from a shot. Printing it was work - to get those tools to sculpt the print into what I wanted, while making room for the oddities of the process and making them work together. It's probably my favorite bit of creative output this year. And those things inform my "controlled" work as well.

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    itimjim got a reaction from yannis.zach in Compact Anamorphic for BMPCC   
    Baby Isco, but the quality is no where near up to scratch compared to its bigger siblings. If you can live without dual focus (I certainly can) then the best quality small adapter is the Bolex Moller 8/19/1.5x, simply incredible images.
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    itimjim reacted to AaronChicago in 5D Mark III raw versus Panasonic GH4   
    Right on cue the BMC Users are declaring GH4 as "horrible" and "atrocious". I feel like a peace keeper because i love both!
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    itimjim reacted to aokman in Panasonic GH4 to ship in Europe from 5th May   
    My GH4 has arrived from B&H, cost me quite a bit more than buying in Australia but atleast I got it!
     
    Already posted some testing against my 1Dx for stills.
     
    http://www.terranmedia.com.au/blog/2014/5/3/panasonic-gh4-vs-canon-1dx
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    itimjim got a reaction from Rudolf in Looking for a Bolex Moller 16/32/1.5   
    £1,300 with the Tokina ATX +0.4 Achromat Dioptre...I have the same combination and it's beautiful. Even if it doubled in value from £1,300....you'd have to prise it out of my cold dead hands :).
     
    Good luck with buying one, they are magnificent.
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    itimjim got a reaction from woopax in Looking for a Bolex Moller 16/32/1.5   
    £1,300 with the Tokina ATX +0.4 Achromat Dioptre...I have the same combination and it's beautiful. Even if it doubled in value from £1,300....you'd have to prise it out of my cold dead hands :).
     
    Good luck with buying one, they are magnificent.
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    itimjim got a reaction from Zmu2 in Compact Anamorphic for BMPCC   
    Baby Isco, but the quality is no where near up to scratch compared to its bigger siblings. If you can live without dual focus (I certainly can) then the best quality small adapter is the Bolex Moller 8/19/1.5x, simply incredible images.
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    itimjim got a reaction from woopax in Compact Anamorphic for BMPCC   
    I have the bigger Moeller (16/32/1.5x) and I wouldn't swap it for the most pristine copy of any Iscorama ever. I'm getting buried with this thing :)
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    itimjim got a reaction from EeeCeeGee in Compact Anamorphic for BMPCC   
    I have the bigger Moeller (16/32/1.5x) and I wouldn't swap it for the most pristine copy of any Iscorama ever. I'm getting buried with this thing :)
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    itimjim got a reaction from Rudolf in Compact Anamorphic for BMPCC   
    Baby Isco, but the quality is no where near up to scratch compared to its bigger siblings. If you can live without dual focus (I certainly can) then the best quality small adapter is the Bolex Moller 8/19/1.5x, simply incredible images.
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    itimjim got a reaction from nahua in Potential changes to the forum to prioritise good content, suggestions welcome...   
    Can you not implement some of the following:
    - No new topics (manually set/required number of replies)
    - Dislike button (below threshold auto hide)
    - Temporary ban (for abuse or out of line)
    - Add a ' on a warning' marker and display it with the user stats and profile pic on the left
    - Report button
    - Add a reputation feature

    This is your house. You've been very lenient to be honest with you and I think it could be much better with a bit of tighter governance that promotes slightly better etiquette.
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    itimjim got a reaction from Shield3 in Panasonic GH4 vs Sony A7S compared - who wins the 4K battle on paper?   
    For my particular needs, which is amateur film making, I find the look of GH3, GH4, A7S too sterile. You can add Sony's F range in there too. Now, I know we can pop these through something like FilmConvert at the end of the workflow, but I still find having it done in post doesn't quite beat done in acquisition.
     
    Aside from Blackmagic, I've not seen a single camera that rivals the hacked GH2 in terms of what I deem mojo. Mojo being intra cadence and tight noise (grain like) structure. Oh it'll clip all right, so you have to be careful, and neither is it a low light monster. I tell a lie actually, the ML 5DIII RAW has the same look. But nothing else does.
     
    So for me, there's only a few cameras on my list. Canon 5DIII, Panasonic GH2 and BMPC/BMCC.
     
    I really want this A7S to be able to give us that look, but I think it's going to be sterile like the F5. Wonderful ground breaking technology, clean and accurate, but....ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzz. At least full frame has an interesting look of its own. For me it makes great emotional cinema, with the subject completely knocked out of any clutter. For a whole movie though? No. Unless it's some kind of 2 hour dream sequence.
     
    Sony. Gimme some mojo please :)
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    itimjim got a reaction from mtheory in Blackmagic Studio Camera to be announced today   
    Wanted a BMCC update....
     
     
    ...got the head of 'Dog' from Half Life 2  :o
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    itimjim got a reaction from Sean Cunningham in BlackMagic URSA   
    Woah!!
     

     
    Introducing Blackmagic URSA, the world’s first high end digital film camera designed to revolutionize workflow on set. Built to handle the ergonomics of large film crews as well as single person use, URSA has everything built in, including a massive 10 inch fold out on set monitor, large user upgradeable Super 35 global shutter 4K image sensor, 12G-SDI and internal dual RAW and ProRes recorders. Because the sensor and lens mount assembly can be changed, you can choose EF or PL lens mounts, or even a broadcast video sensor with B4 mount. This means you can upgrade to the latest sensor technology in the future and keep your investment in the camera body!
     
    EF Mount: $5,995
    PL Mount: $6,495
     
    http://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/blackmagicursa
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    itimjim got a reaction from dafreaking in Announcing Atomos Shogun - first 4K HDMI recorder compatible with Sony A7S   
    Hands up if you thought Atomos had got into the mic business?!
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    itimjim got a reaction from Orangenz in Announcing Atomos Shogun - first 4K HDMI recorder compatible with Sony A7S   
    Hands up if you thought Atomos had got into the mic business?!
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    itimjim got a reaction from estarkey7 in Announcing Atomos Shogun - first 4K HDMI recorder compatible with Sony A7S   
    Hands up if you thought Atomos had got into the mic business?!
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    itimjim got a reaction from andy lee in Sony A7S specs announced - S for sensitivity. 4K via HDMI to "third party recorder"   
    First FF non-pixel binned sensor. Positive though.
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    itimjim reacted to Andrew Reid in Panasonic GH4 Production Diary - Day 4 - Low light   
    I may upload again with a slightly more evenly matched grade. But I love the Kodak look.
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    itimjim got a reaction from estarkey7 in Panasonic GH4 Production Diary - Day 4 - Low light   
    Close to a stop yes. Shouldn't make 'too' much difference in gauging what it's trying to show though.
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