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Shane Essary

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  1. What are the differences between this and, say, the Optar Illumina glass with the same T-stop?  I've been toying with the idea of saving up and picking up a set of the Optars and calling it a day (With frugal planning and waiting, I've seen full sets go for 8-10k).   I like my Kinor glass, but I could really use some low light performers for my narrative projects.
  2. Is there a crop mode on the g6? I might have to pick this up instead of a BMPCC. Does it also use the same batteries?
  3. Most of the games I still play regularly were originally released in the 90s, with World of Warcraft (did I just admit to playing that on a public forum?? Yikes.) being the almost lone exception.
  4.   Hyperbole gets you nowhere.  No union is asking for $1000/hour.  While the unions are scrambling to deal with faster/easier production techniques, you still need grips, you still need electrical, and frankly, it's on your head if you kill someone trying to do it cheap vs. doing it right.  When it comes down to it, a guy asking for enough money so he can pay his mortgage and feed his kids > an executive bitching about not being able to buy his 3rd house in Malibu.  I know you've been here "for a year", but I've been here for 7+ years and have seen my share of inco
  5. ebay.  ciecio7 makes some really robust adapters.  They're not cheap, but they seem to get a lot of love from those that have them.  Also, you might want to grab a port cap, too.
  6. I apologize to everyone for the off-topic rant and the language.  
  7. And, for the record, I find it FINE to be skeptical and cautious about a company's ability to deliver from prior product launches.*  I mean, one would be foolish not to approach the upcoming BM launches with a little caution.  I sincerely hope they've got their production lines in gear and they're on schedule to ship on time.  But jesus christ, dude, you're like the anti-cheerleader/hater.  It's like you WANT them to fail, so as to justify whatever agenda you have on your mind.  It comes across as schadenfreude, not as the martyrdom that you appear to have embraced. &n
  8. /* I guess I'm an irrepressible optimist that thinks the Internet is the solution to fraud. And nervy enough to do my part. Here we have a company that's doing exactly the same thing two years in a row and people still eating it up. */   No, you're an irascible twat who has absolutely nothing positive to say about damn near anything.  I still have yet to see evidence of fraud, but I do see lots of evidence of a company that vastly underestimated production issues on what was to be a flagship product.  You may not like it (and it's not something I'd wave around with pride if I
  9. :rolleyes:   Seriously, dude, I get it.  You don't like it.  You don't like that people like it.  You don't like that people like things you don't like.  Move on.  I swear, it's like listening to some dude bitch about his girlfriend who broke up with him 10 years and can't just let it go.  Hell, it's worse than a home-built PC vs Mac debate.
  10. Also, even with factoring in the cost of the adaptor, the Kinor 16cx lenses can be had at great prices, as well. I've got a few primes and a zoom and I like them a lot, although I have to admit my c-mounts are generally faster (and smaller).  We've got a thread in the BlackMagic forum, and Julian helped out a ton by overlaying the BMPCC crop on my test footage using my GH2 and the Kinor 6mm,10mm, 20mm, 25mm, and 12-120mm zoom.  They're not going to be as fast as a lot of those little c-mounts (and, frankly, I love my little fujians, too), but it's always good to have options.  I
  11. Awesome, dude! I'm eager to see what kind of coverage that has. If you were in LA, I'd let you borrow my adapter.. :)
  12. I hear ya. The reason I decided to go ahead and try was because even with the cost of the adaptor, the 12-120mm zoom + adaptor was still about half the price of a, say Angenieux 12-120mm c-mount, and the other primes I picked up for about $100 each were just gravy. It was a calculated risk on my end, and if all else fails, I have some interesting lenses to have in my collection.. :) Honestly, I think the 10mm end is going to vignette as the 12mm on mine just barely covers it and my 10mm prime does vignette (see the video). Anyway, I might pick up the 10-100 this weekend if my budget allows
  13. http://www.cinematography.com/index.php?showtopic=36261 here are some purpose built new lenses from russia: http://www.optica-elite.com/products/lenses-s16/ I have a feeling those are all $$$$ compared to the cheap old kinors.
  14. I put the money aside for a BMPCC, but I won't be paying a premium to be an early adopter.  As mentioned in another thread, my GH2 suddenly isn't "crap" just because ML makes the Canons pretty awesome or the BMPCC gets released.  Since I've already got a sizeable investment in my Kinor glass that I'm enjoying on my GH2, it makes sense to move to another micro 4/3 format.  Again, speaking only for myself.  For working pros, a camera in hand is better than 10 cameras "coming soon any day now".  
  15. Man, GH2s are such garbage now.  You guys should sell them immediately.  To me.  For $10.
  16. The spreadsheet on that page is more helpful: https://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=p9kkgjwEQQQ-HJwvNDobeEw
  17. Yeah, bummer, cool lens. Although it's close enough for me to try and build a crop workflow around it...
  18. Thanks to Julian for adding the crop overlay! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glL_9aO-EWY&feature=youtu.be
  19. I don't know if the information is 100% accurate, but try this site: http://www.spbsale.com/content/kinor-16-mm-russian-camera-lomo-okc-lenses They appear to offer a PL adapter for Kinor 16 lenses.
  20. Off-topic, but looks like I'll be sticking with the Kinor 16 format for now. I've got a Wollensak CineRaptor 25mm f/1.9, Taylor Hobson 25mm f/1.9 and Bell & Howell Angenieux 75mm f/2.5 that will be sitting around collecting dust. If anyone's interested, shoot me a PM.
  21. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=376zhCCBdCU quick video testing on the gh2 in both fsh and ex-fsh modes for 6mm, 10mm, 20mm, 25mm, and 12-120mm zoom. If anyone wants to framegrab and crop for bmpcc coverage, feel free. I gotta get back to editing. :/
  22. Speaking of which, I wonder if they would be able to do a firmware update to crop in-camera to a 16mm sensor... If there's one thing I wish the gh2 could do would be selecting sensor crop size...
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