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  1. 36 minutes ago, Lavanboy said:

    Would you be interested in selling the diopter?

    I'm holding on to it for now... I should start using my gear again sometime :)

    I do have some diopters I'm willing to part with. Like the Tamron +0.5 diopter (72mm close up adapter lens for 28-200mm) It's not an achromat, but it's cheap and works quite ok. You can find plenty of info on the anamorphic forum here.

    I do have some smaller achromats. Not sure if useful but if anyone is interested, send me a message:

    Minolta Close-Up Lens No. 0. 55mm - diopter +1
    Leitz Elpro VIIb 54mm (weird size) - diopter +0.75 (?)
    Minolta Close-Up Lens for Autopak-8 67mm - diopter +2.5, or +3 according to http://www.ki.tng.de/~sgude/achromats.html?



  2. 14 hours ago, Lavanboy said:

    How'd you end up liking this achromat? What anamorphic were you putting it on? I'm considering one off ebay or just going with the tokina .4

    I've actually never used it. Collecting dust in my closet with my collection of anamorphots. Shame on me... I know :expressionless:

    It's mounted onto my Kowa B&H though. Perfect fit with the 72mm size.

    What I've seen/heard it's really good, like the Tokina. The Tokina is expensive because most people who have it know what it is. With the Minolta that's not the case so you can get it cheaper if you're lucky. But actually it kind of is the same product, both diopters were originally design to use with big telezooms.




    I think you need to wait 28 days from the date of purchase and up to 28 days from when you claim. My serial number was marked as already submitted but I called but they said it should be ok

    I didn't receive the money 28 days after my claim. 

    I have received it now. I cc'd Panasonic UK Customer service, they said they'd forwarded it to a manager at the catchback company. 15 minutes later there was 280 EUR on my PayPal account :) 

  4. If you can provide me with a direct link to 32 GB RAM that is 100% compatible with a MacPro for $150, including shipping and taxes, I'd love to hear that.

    I know it's not available for that price. My point is, there is no benefit whatsoever of the expensive, ancient, ddr2 ecc memory in the MacPro 3.1.
    You make it sound like it's such a great deal because of it has expensive memory. It's still slow memory...

    And by the way, Mac Pro's work fine with non-ecc memory. So for a Mac Pro 4.1 you can just check Amazon for kits of 4x DDR3 8GB memory, there's plenty even for less than $150.

  5. That's a bargain.  The RAM alone is almost worth that much.

    Are you kidding?  That's DDR2 ram... ancient stuff.  32GB new DDR3 ram is like €150...
    True, the Mac Pro uses expensive ECC memory, but that has no advantage in speed whatsoever and is kind of pointless for video editing.


    What's in your hackingtosh exactly? i5 or i7? either way, it's probably like 4 generations newer than the Xeon E5462 in the Mac Pro 3.1. That makes quite a difference in new instructions, optimisations, etc.

    Even with it 8 cores I doubt it's going to be an upgrade over your current system.
    Buying an 8 year old computer... even if it was very powerful by then, is not a smart move imo. Maybe if your current setup was really slower, but it's not.

    I can see your point of wanting to have a native mac though. You could consider changing systems because of that and the price of €400 seems ok. But it's still an old system... Wouldn't invest in it.


  6. It's hard to tell from the pictures. Either the seller can't take proper pictures or he's trying to hide how bad it is. He's pretty honest about it in the description though, selling it as 'broken / use for parts'... I'm curious if it still works - if all the elements are moving it might still give an ok picture. Getting it repaired sounds not very likely or will cost a fortune. But you can minimize your loss by selling it to rich for $400...

  7. Not sure if we're looking at the same video / stream quality. Watching on a 1080p screen, the text is not sharp at all, indicating it's a lower resolution upsized.

    Here's a screengrab, this is as good as it gets. No detail at all (because of crappy uploaded file, I'm sure). 1080p at 5 tot 10 mbps can you perfecly sharp.



  8. Doesn't the gh4 already had unlimited recording?

    Not in Europe.

    Here is the UK press release.  I guess some of the $99 covers the EU tax for allowing unlimited recording.



    "The photo/video hybrid now offers unlimited 4K recording (Cinema 4K: 4096×2160/24 fps and QFHD 4K: 3840×2160/up to 30 fps in MOV/MP4*) and V-Log L video capability."


    According to this press release the GH4R does also 4:2:2 10-bit hdmi-output (withouth the YAGAYUEGHEAHE-EAHEG I suppose):

    The clean HDMI output from the GH4R provides a higher quality 4:2:2 10-bit output with over 984 million more colour graduation, making it the perfect partner for the Atomos 4K Shogun and Ninja Assassin.
  9. Really unlimited? There still reads:

    • One of the most prominent features of Panasonic LUMIX GH4 is unlimited*2 4K video recording in both Cinema 4K: 4096x2160 / 24 fps, and QFHD 4K: 3840x2160 / up to 30 fps
    • *2 Videos can be recorded up to 29 min 59 sec depending on the recording format and the camera's sales area.


    Or maybe unlimited when not in EU, or compared to overheating Sony.

    You're linking to the normal GH4.

    The new GH4R is probably Europe only. Introduced at IFA. Just got the Dutch press release.

  10. I've heard the rolling shutter is terrible in 4K mode.

    The sensor has a crop factor of 0,8x compared to fullframe. The fastest Leica S lenses are f/2.5. In terms of DOF, any fullframe camera can give you the same DOF with f/2 lenses...

    I really can't see what's special about that sample clip uploaded in 720p. Could've been shot with a Canon 550D, some good lenses and the help of a good colourist.

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