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    graphicnatured reacted to Andrew Reid in Sirui anamorphic   
    I recently picked one up too. Quite impressed with how cinematic it looks.
    Flare is a bit naff but apart from that... It's like LA7200 on steroids.
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    graphicnatured got a reaction from Ed David in Sirui anamorphic   
    Didn't realize I don't have a 67-77MM step up ring. Hoping to get a variety of light, then can put up some quick clips.

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    graphicnatured reacted to Tito Ferradans in Sirui anamorphic   
    My review is coming up soooon.
    www.youtube.com/anamorphiconabudget
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    graphicnatured got a reaction from Nordee in Sirui anamorphic   
    Didn't realize I don't have a 67-77MM step up ring. Hoping to get a variety of light, then can put up some quick clips.

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    graphicnatured reacted to Tito Ferradans in Sirui anamorphic   
    His note is not only about diopters, but the oval disks and anamorfakes. If you want more info on how to recreate the anamorphic look without anamorphic glass, I wrote an entire guide about it.
    www.anamorfakeit.com
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    graphicnatured got a reaction from Alt Shoo in Sirui anamorphic   
    Didn't realize I don't have a 67-77MM step up ring. Hoping to get a variety of light, then can put up some quick clips.

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    graphicnatured reacted to Alt Shoo in Sirui anamorphic   
    Here are a couple of grabs from me in the house. The grab in the dark is from a scene out of the documentary Marcy Made, which is on Vimeo On Demand. I used a JVC GYLS300 and the Sirui 50mm. 


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    graphicnatured got a reaction from kye in Sirui anamorphic   
    So mine arrived. I love how small and light it is. Haven't had the chance to go out in the streets with it, but will this week. One thing it is definitely not is a Kowa! I picked up one of Tito's oval disks to see how that helps. First initial thoughts are that I love how light and small it is. Ease of use is the strong point. Anamorphic character is not really there in my limited time with it, but I think we all kind of know that. I'm hoping taking it into the world opens up my senses for the possibilities. I feel if I can Tito-fake this into giving me that anamorphic vibe with disks, diopters and bpm, it's worth having for size and ease. More later ...

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    graphicnatured got a reaction from Tito Ferradans in Sirui anamorphic   
    So mine arrived. I love how small and light it is. Haven't had the chance to go out in the streets with it, but will this week. One thing it is definitely not is a Kowa! I picked up one of Tito's oval disks to see how that helps. First initial thoughts are that I love how light and small it is. Ease of use is the strong point. Anamorphic character is not really there in my limited time with it, but I think we all kind of know that. I'm hoping taking it into the world opens up my senses for the possibilities. I feel if I can Tito-fake this into giving me that anamorphic vibe with disks, diopters and bpm, it's worth having for size and ease. More later ...

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    graphicnatured got a reaction from Juank in Sirui anamorphic   
    So mine arrived. I love how small and light it is. Haven't had the chance to go out in the streets with it, but will this week. One thing it is definitely not is a Kowa! I picked up one of Tito's oval disks to see how that helps. First initial thoughts are that I love how light and small it is. Ease of use is the strong point. Anamorphic character is not really there in my limited time with it, but I think we all kind of know that. I'm hoping taking it into the world opens up my senses for the possibilities. I feel if I can Tito-fake this into giving me that anamorphic vibe with disks, diopters and bpm, it's worth having for size and ease. More later ...

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    graphicnatured got a reaction from heart0less in Sirui anamorphic   
    So mine arrived. I love how small and light it is. Haven't had the chance to go out in the streets with it, but will this week. One thing it is definitely not is a Kowa! I picked up one of Tito's oval disks to see how that helps. First initial thoughts are that I love how light and small it is. Ease of use is the strong point. Anamorphic character is not really there in my limited time with it, but I think we all kind of know that. I'm hoping taking it into the world opens up my senses for the possibilities. I feel if I can Tito-fake this into giving me that anamorphic vibe with disks, diopters and bpm, it's worth having for size and ease. More later ...

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    graphicnatured reacted to BTM_Pix in #CoronavirusFireSales, predictions?   
    I have to say that this is one of the most cynical and opportunistic threads that I've ever seen on here and I find it morally ambiguous at best.
    I will of course be checking it regularly to observe the level of decline in public spirit during these dark days so if any of you ghouls see a Leica X Vario in reasonable condition anywhere around or below £500 during these repugnant trawls please make sure you post it here

     
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    graphicnatured got a reaction from mercer in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    I'm not afraid of lenses with character so looking forward to trying some of these out in the BM4k crop when I can.
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    graphicnatured got a reaction from mercer in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Thanks. Going by your comments over the years and by looking through past threads, I figured you'd have some good suggestions. I appreciate your time.
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    graphicnatured got a reaction from Cinegain in Sirui anamorphic   
    M4/3
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    graphicnatured reacted to anonim in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Short shot with Pocket 4k and Dzofilm 20-70mm Parfocal Cine Zoom T2.9
     
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    graphicnatured reacted to Tito Ferradans in Sirui anamorphic   
    Wow, too many things to address. This forum is getting fun again! Thank you so much for all the input and keeping the argument civil (we have all seen how these conversations can go).
    I can't disagree with you on everything. If you're here on EOSHD and you have an opinion, you're not a vanilla shooter. ?
    After too many years of shooting with adapters, what I look for in a lens is not really the end result but a framework that supports improvement. The Sirui has it (so does the Iscorama). Last night I slapped in an oval insert at the aperture and made bokeh 2x. It got a lot better. Then threw in some focus and iris gears just for the fun of it and some filtration.
    The image is on the sharp side, so I mounted a vari-nd (since I don't want the ovals to change with the aperture) and a BPM 1/4.
    Things got more interesting when I put on a 0.8x wide angle adapter, which works great and degrades sharpness a bit more. The image is looking a lot more organic and that's what I wanna show on my next video.
    Now to beat down the Iscorama a little bit more, 1.5x is not that much squeeze either for bokeh, plus minimum focus at 2m and rotating front/extending body make life a lot harder. It's not a perfect lens from the start. The pre-36 also has that weird box-shaped flare. Nonetheless we have solutions for most of these problems. The Maxiscope/Proxiscope addresses minimum focus and focus gears, plus mounting to rails to speed up lens changes, the newest Van Diemen rehousing fixes the rotating front and the long focus throw, another mod fixes the box flares. But still, paying $2k (cheap!) for it only puts you at the bottom of a hill to climb and make it "perfect" (lots of airquotes here). It also only goes as wide as 40mm on FF and no one fixed that one yet. hehe
    I agree with this too. I'm drafting a new series of videos for next year, focused more on the anamorphic feel than the gear itself and the cornerstone aspect of it is that by embracing scope we're embracing artifacts and losses in IQ. That's what we want. Fortunately, if a lens is sharp there are plenty of tools to unsharpen it. The other way around is a bit trickier.
    You can always blur a focused shot, but you can't recover one that was shot out of focus. ? 
    Bringing this lens to the indie people is what makes the difference. Anamorphic has always been the snob aspect of cinematography and I strongly disagree with "this is expensive to keep the masses out". That's the core thought that got us in bad shape about... everything in history.
    As for preferences, we shouldn't dismiss someone else's style just because it's not what we are trying to do. (Unless that person is the owner of The Anamorphic Store. In that case, dismiss them immediately. Ripoff)
    This is EXACTLY my point in this whole thing. Some people might not like it (I still don't like Blackmagic Cameras very much), but it's important to acknowledge their importance in the grand scheme of things. This lens is an evolution of a movement that I'd say SLR Magic started, by manufacturing new, cheap anamorphics. That improved with the GH4's anamorphic mode and it took a sharp turn up when Atlas came into the game. Vazen is also part of it, and Sirui brings this into the hands of people who couldn't afford any of the previous options. Competition is the only way to make anamorphic cheap and I'm super glad to see it happening. I hope we soon see other focal lengths or other brands jumping onto this train.
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    graphicnatured reacted to anonim in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Wonderful movie shot on BMPCC and Voigtlander Noktons, presented in Cannes 2019.
    https://variety.com/2019/film/reviews/lillian-review-1203227609/
    https://www.screendaily.com/reviews/lillian-cannes-review/5139633.article
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    graphicnatured got a reaction from IronFilm in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    I've always loved the image out of the F3.
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    graphicnatured reacted to Geoff CB in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Thought this was interesting, First shots are all Sony F3, second are all BMPCC 4K
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    graphicnatured reacted to JordanWright in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Here is my P4K Film - Rec 709 LUT with built in natural highlight roll-off. 
    I created it for myself for monitoring & fast colour correcting. Hopefully someone here might find it useful, if you do let me know what you think!
    P4K - Rec709.cube
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    graphicnatured reacted to deezid in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Anyone interested?
    This Lut fixes the brown tint, gamut clipping, roll-off issues, skin etc. and is made to look similar to RED IPP2 Soft Rec709 conversion - a conversion Lut to RedWideGamut/RedLog3G10 for a native IPP2 workflow is also provided.
    Can't wait to hold the Pocket 6K in my own hands - seems like it's more color accurate.
     
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    graphicnatured got a reaction from IronFilm in Blackmagic Micro Cinema Super Guide and Why It Still Matters   
    As much as it has crossed my mind, I just cannot let either the Micro or the OG pocket go. Even if I rarely use them, they just produce such a beautiful image.
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    graphicnatured got a reaction from BenEricson in Blackmagic Micro Cinema Super Guide and Why It Still Matters   
    As much as it has crossed my mind, I just cannot let either the Micro or the OG pocket go. Even if I rarely use them, they just produce such a beautiful image.
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    graphicnatured reacted to Jacek in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    P6k is twice the price of p4k. It's not an update but different product. It's like saying that Sony A7III is just an update to A6500 (same price difference). Not mentioning media price (p4k 60p works with cheap Samsung T5 ssd, p6k may need something much pricier).
    For me p6k is not an option. My whole setup with p4k is something around p6k price. And the spec is not much different in my case: don't need 6k (even 4k is little too much for me); need slowmotion a lot, so full sensor 50p In p6k is a downgrade to me; sensor size is the only difference i like, but definitely not worth the price difference.
    I dont need this camera, but i'm very happy to see it. It has the same software, which means that we will see more fixes, upgrades and more stable product.
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