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    Rudolf reacted to Cinegain in GH4 body + PANASONIC Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 or?   
    You're from Slovenia? If that's the case, like I said in the other topic:
    ​You could just order a NX1 already. Don't think that's a problem. If you're up for a little road trip, you could even cross the border and go up to Vienna where it's in store and pick one up in person. Don't think it's much of an idea to go up and buy a new GH4 kit and then sell it in a few months though. Unless you really have a shoot coming up where you need the 4K or something and you really need to buy it locally for whatever reason... I'd say there's little point to get the GH4 now if you're set on the NX1 already. But if you go GH4, pick one up 2nd hand. Must be some folks that went fullframe with the A7S and perhaps Nikon D750. Or the NX1, and now have to part with their beloved GH4. And once you're done with it, if you bought it second hand, you don't have to drop the price much lower than what you got it for. You'd lose more on a new one. And in the end either a new or 2nd one both can accomplish the same.
    @ darrellcraig: you're right. I was mainly talking about the normal line-up like the 14-140mm and the 14mm and 20mm pancakes. From what I've seen the Leica branded ones are something else. But then again, so is the price, no?
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    Rudolf reacted to Cinegain in GH4 body + PANASONIC Leica DG Summilux 15mm F1.7 or?   
    ​The 14-140mm is a great flexible lens. It's sharp, has pretty nice rendering and contrast and everything. But... personally I think it's a little too modern and tends to give off a slight clinical but also video look. Kinda lacks 'soul' so to say. The pancakes are pretty sweet, the 20mm f/1.7 and the 14mm f/2.5. Olympus has very sweet offerings too, and I like the character Olympus lenses give off quite a bit better, more organic with very nice rendering. Yes, they are e-native lenses, even the Olympus ones, they share the same e-mount, so in-camera settings and autofocus. With none of the Olympus lenses stabilization though, as Olympus doesn't build that into the lens, but into their camera bodies. But then again, the 14 and 20mm lenses also do not feature built-in stabilization. The closest thing to the 15mm f/1.7 Summilux might be the 17mm f/1.8 from Olympus. They're pretty similar in price. No experience with either here, so not sure which is the better performer. If you want it for tight spaces... there are the Tokina 11-16 or 11-20mm f/2.8 zoomlenses. Not as tack sharp as a prime, especially wide open, but very usable and flexible lenses I'd like to think. Could get one with a Nikon mount and cheap dummy adapter. Or a focal reducer/lens turbo. Or if you can accept the price and range the Sigma ART 18-35mm f/1.8 of course. But again, adapter needed, so no AF, full manual everything. Could be the holy grail amongst the choices though... In the end it's a tough call I guess. But you really have to be dedicated and sure of the choice for the 15mm f/1.7, because you're putting quite the constraint on your range. The 14-140mm again is just so great because it's so flexible. But if its character bothers you, then that's not really gonna work either.
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    Rudolf got a reaction from Cinegain in Panasonic GH4 firmware update V2.2 due to be released April 22nd   
    I've had GH2,3 and now 4 but don't use Panasonic lenses for video. I think the glass is at least (maybe more?) important than the sensor. Andy Lee gave so many great tips for very cinematic lenses - especially for Panasonic cameras. I am looking forward for the update btw. and think Panasonic are doing a great job
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    Rudolf reacted to beeldlab in SLR Magic Anamorphic 2x on the Panasonic GH4 (4:3)   
    Lens will be out this summer and there will be a front attachment too making it a single focus anamorphic. I shot this short with the SLR Magic anamorphot 2X.
    Different taking lenses. Voitlander 17.5mm, SLR Magic 35mm, Canon FD 50mm 1.2, Helios 58mm. Diopters used. 
     
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    Rudolf got a reaction from JohnBarlow in Introducing Rectilux FF Single Focus Adapters (Rectilux 5FF, Rectilux 7FF & Rectilux 9FF Announced)   
    ​John, I promise I will try for sure and do my best. The Moeller headquarter is as I mentioned on my usual cycling route but I am cycling right now (only indoors). But as soon as it gets warmer I'll have a visit. Or maybe I try it by phone first to make an appointment
    I am looking very forward for the tests of the rectilux and hopefully owning one togehter with my Moellers. If I had more cash I would have ordered one already but unfortunately I have spent too much on my hobbies.
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    Rudolf reacted to Bioskop.Inc in Me, My Pocket & the Widescreen 2000   
    Another live music video, this time from the Koko in London.
    The lights were pretty full on, or should that be more professional than I've been used to!
    Hopefully I'll get a second bite of the cherry soon...
    Password:ws2000
     
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    Rudolf reacted to JohnBarlow in Introducing Rectilux FF Single Focus Adapters (Rectilux 5FF, Rectilux 7FF & Rectilux 9FF Announced)   
    Here we have a superimposed 2D cartoon/xray section of the inside of Rectilux 3FF-W, Rectilux 3FF-S is similar.
    The point of showing this, is that 3FF series come with quick change coupling rings that when fixed to the scopes allow easy screw in at the mating thread 1 and also further supported at the rear 2 by three bolts which pass through the casing , through the rear coupling ring and onto the scope. This guarantees <0.1mm centricity with the optical axis, every time you swap over scopes for different looks. A simple yet nevertheless elegant engineering solution...
     

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    Rudolf reacted to Zak Forsman in Introducing Rectilux FF Single Focus Adapters (Rectilux 5FF, Rectilux 7FF & Rectilux 9FF Announced)   
    I have a black 3FF-W coming in a month or so. Will post some sample clips then.
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    Rudolf reacted to Tito Ferradans in Introducing Rectilux FF Single Focus Adapters (Rectilux 5FF, Rectilux 7FF & Rectilux 9FF Announced)   
    Same thing as Zak, I'll be pairing mine with a Kowa B&H, and Canon 5D3. Samples coming as soon as the lens arrives.
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    Rudolf got a reaction from JohnBarlow in Introducing Rectilux FF Single Focus Adapters (Rectilux 5FF, Rectilux 7FF & Rectilux 9FF Announced)   
    I live 20 minutes from Möller Wedel (that is nearby Hamburg). Maybe I take my racingbike for a spin and ask them about it... I know a camera guy who is specializiad on old
    Olympus and I recall he knew the doughter from Möller. Will you send me a Rectilux if I send you the patent?
    It is kinda funny Möller as well as Isco/Schneider really dont't care about their older products. Isco have trashed all their Iscorama bits and parts and adapter rings. I had a call and
    asked for something some time ago. Luckily Heliopan helped me out. Great little company!
    I absolutely agree: Butchering old beautiful things like lenses, cars, bikes... is bad and upsetting!
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    Rudolf reacted to Cosimo murgolo in The FM lounge (Discussion of anything not related to FM price and discount)   
    ​Made with the FM
    Delta Airlines commissioned this piece to help celebrate the spirit of aviation, all the details here:
    http://boydhobbs.com/delta
     
     
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    Rudolf reacted to Cosimo murgolo in The FM lounge (Discussion of anything not related to FM price and discount)   
    This is the answer Andrew,  a customer feedback.
    Let's move on man, I do apologize to you again, really sorry!!!
    I bow to the man with all the power. Thanks for having me on your forum, what else you want me to do.
     
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    Rudolf got a reaction from Jimmy in A7s vs Canon 'C' - Stealing/Morality/Filmmakers   
    Honestly I think capturing random people out on the streets in certain situations can not be called filmmaking. There is a big portion of voyeurism in the game. And it is also annoying to have more and more self righous people around capturing every stupid single moment in life with all their DSLRs, cellphones, Ipads, Googleglass, drones, Googlestreetview, satelites and whatever and published to the world next day. Just had been too a great concert and it was so annoying to see all these stupid Iphones everywhere (Why don't the people just enjoy the music and the moment for great memories?).
    The only good thing is that we become so used to all the surveillance that maybe one day no one cares anymore of any  imaginalbe humilation in public caputred and published on fucking Youtube by hard-working filmmakers
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    Rudolf got a reaction from Cosimo murgolo in Dog Schidt Optiks Flare Factory 58 (PL Mount) Review   
    Great! Looks very good and not offbeat. These lenses are definintely worth considering - I think especially for a camera like the GH4 to add something special
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    Rudolf reacted to Andrew Reid in Dog Schidt Optiks Flare Factory 58 (PL Mount) Review   
    Read the full article - http://www.eoshd.com/2015/02/dog-schidt-optiks-ff58-flare-factory-58-pl-mount-review/
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    Rudolf got a reaction from Cosimo murgolo in SLR Magic Anamorphic 2x on the Panasonic GH4 (4:3)   
    ​It is a focus through adapter and as all focus through adapter not sharp beyond 5.6 or so. Therefore it is no competition for an Iscorama. What I like about it is that it is light.
    And maybe it is not that bad to blur the too sharp GH4 especially with modern lenses?!
    Otherwise I'd prefer the other new kids on the block like FM or Rectilux. Unfortunately I haven't seen real life tests from the Rectilux yet otherwise I'd go for that with Moellers.
    Also no support needed and easy swap as John pointed out.
    Furthermore I don't expect the SLR 2x to be sifnificantly cheaper then one of the above mentioned competitors.
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    Rudolf got a reaction from Chrad in KineMAX 6K specs and raw footage   
    That looks so gorgeous and I would love to own such a great camera and play around with it. But this ratrace for tech and gear is exhausting and these permanent comparisons between video and film are unnecesssary. Video is video and film is film. What's wrong with that?
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    Rudolf reacted to Clayton Moore in Great looking GH4 footage   
    I just saw this one yesterday - GH4 / Resolve / FCPX - very nice:
    https://vimeo.com/groups/gh4/videos/119679358
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    Rudolf got a reaction from JohnBarlow in Introducing Rectilux FF Single Focus Adapters (Rectilux 5FF, Rectilux 7FF & Rectilux 9FF Announced)   
    John, this sounds absolutely fantastic! To have the opportunity to change the lenses is great. It gave me a headache and I was thinking if the 3FF-S would suit my needs...
    Also I was convinced I had to buy one Rectilux for one or the other.
    The fact that it is lightweigt and you don't need all the support is just stunning. I love the image of the Möllers so much. I don't know any low budget/projection anamorphic that comes close in character (beside Lomos with its quirks). Therefore 3FF-S would make the Möller 32 more usable as focusing is a pain due to long throw.  I am slightly concerned if the image is affected though. Otherwise I just can say now I am sold.
    I am impressed you still recall helping me (I think we are both not so young blokes any more ) And I hope I said thank you! Cause you solved my problem. Again thank you very much (also for sharing your knowledge several other times).
    I cannot remember mentioning interestring footage... at least not from me. I am not a filmaker/lenstester. Anyway here is a clip I made with the Möller 8/15 and there are a few focuspulls. I was not very experienced at that time. So now it works better. You just have to use a taking lens which focuses the 'right' way (non-Nikon) and grab both the Möller and the takting lens. It is that easy. However with 3FF-S things can be used in a more serious way I think. As I mentioned I am sold - just have to sort that out with the finance minister (my wife)
     
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    Rudolf reacted to Vlad Box in Kodak celluloid film saved by studios - oh and by the way - what's the point?   
    Shooting film requires a Discipline. Its not about being fast but being a creator, an artist, is the magic of the unknown within the known parameters. DP's all over would shoot film over digital, for many technical reasons and its proven that it would not be much more expensive. I have shot 35mm (Fuji and Kodak) and the latitude its fantastic. I agree with one comment, there is a democracy in Digital, But film requires craft and Discipline, that can hardly be found in the simplistic world of fast content.  Its easy to dismiss Film, when there is very little knowledge of the craft.
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    Rudolf reacted to JohnBarlow in Introducing Rectilux FF Single Focus Adapters (Rectilux 5FF, Rectilux 7FF & Rectilux 9FF Announced)   
    ​Yes Stu, 
    Form, fit and function from design through to final product. 
    There is no need to remove the focus ring from your anamorphic lens, and besides,  it is imperative that this is not done, for how else can the minute adjustments be made for precise infinity focus? You will see from the brochure that Rectilux 3FF series also feature infinity adjustment screws because every designer would know that some scope/ taking lens combinations can experience changes to the back focus during close focusing. In short Rectilux can be tuned to your favourite lenses.
    Without the anamorphic focus ring, this function goes out the window.
    ​My focus is on Rectilux, Stu, what happens to other products is not my concern.
    ​Thanks and you will, birds in flight
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    Rudolf reacted to JohnBarlow in Introducing Rectilux FF Single Focus Adapters (Rectilux 5FF, Rectilux 7FF & Rectilux 9FF Announced)   
    ​I have never considered a Moller 32 to be an underrated adapter, I think all Moller scopes are excellent. 
    Do you remember I helped you solve your filter problem you had with your 32 Rudolf? 
    How is that working out for you?
    ​Rudolf, I think you are in the wrong thread, 3FF-S is not heavy, requires no rails, no sticks and no sidewalk permit and you can swap out the 32 to the 8/19 in less than a minute using the quick change system
    ​Please show me how you rack focus with the double focus Moller Rudolf. I like to learn new tricks. 
    Rudolf, earlier you spoke about interesting footage, can you please share your Vimeo or You Tube account so I can see some examples of what you mean?
     
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    Rudolf reacted to jzagaja in Kodak celluloid film saved by studios - oh and by the way - what's the point?   
    I've started shooting celluloid with Canon Scoopic and Beaulieu (16mm and S8) for fun and I like the effect on screen. Kodak short ends are quite cheap and I've tested 13 years old GPX with great results. I like film especially with PMT scanners - superb match, see my drumscan samples various films light same scenes:
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/66109016@N04/
    I wish I could use photography films in cine cameras. When I watch old S8 films brought by people for telecine I always smile. I like digital too for different tasks.
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    Rudolf reacted to blondini in Kodak celluloid film saved by studios - oh and by the way - what's the point?   
    I shot on film for a few years when I started out. I've shot on a variety of video formats for quite a few years. I'd definitely choose to shoot celluloid if I could on my next film. I worked differently on film. It made me think differently about how to approach what I'm doing. I think shooting on digital has taught me heaps of bad habits, to be sloppy, and not value the moments I shoot. 
    And that quote from Andrew Wondlan regarding Kodak Vision 2 could be equally applied the progress of HD/4K and the pursuit of more pixels and dynamic range. I don't give a ****. GH4 looks like garbage no matter how many pixels it has, and I have never felt my pulse quicken when I look at it. I remember the first time I saw 4K projected, at a test screening of King Kong in Auckland. it made me feel sick. I feared for the future because I doubted that a beautiful film would ever be made on 4K. Nothing has changed my mind. So yeah, cheer for the democracy of digital. But I'll shed a tear for the beautiful films that made me want to pick up camera in the first place.

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    Rudolf reacted to ruanlotter in After Effects Tutorial - Mask Tracking   
    Not many people know about this awesome feature - Track your masks in AE CC!
     
    Thanks for watching!
    Ruan
    www.tunnelviziontv.net
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