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  1. I think the 5dmkIII raw very much holds a candle to the gh3, and i'm a gh3 owner. Filmmaking and event shooting are different horses. I would use a cheesy camcorder to shoot a film over my dead body, more sharpness is the least of my concerns.
  2. 5 and half months till NAB. I wonder if BM production cam will come out by then? I'm big GH lover, but it seems like it would be a no brainer, for an extra $700 the bmpc would give you raw, global shutter and super 35mm sensor. In addition digital bolex will be out by then, Raw, global shutter, 1080p at $3299 (same price point). Going to be a pretty competitive segment, I'm really over cmos sensors and honestly would pick either of these cams over the gh4 based on the current specs. I'm sure it will be a reliable workhorse though.
  3. agreed, I kept re-buying fotodiox as the alternatives were worse or too expensive. Their newest version of the m43 to m42 mount seems to have much better build quality, I haven't had any trouble with this one.
  4. Gah, fotodiox adapters are a nightmare. I have had them become stuck to lenses multiple times.
  5. I'm sure its a lot of work for van deimen to do, but it's hard to justify $1400 on an already very expensive adapter. I wish there were a cheaper way to protect it atleast.   Whats the min focus after the mod?   Yeah I have trouble with mir10a 28mm, it vignettes a fair bit on the gh2, I thought I could get down to 25mm but nope. Even the 35mm vignettes under some conditions.
  6. I would buy a couple of high quality used regular ND's and stack. Save money, better IQ.
  7. Be aware the Kowa is dual focus, meaning you have to focus both the taking lens and the anamorphic. I owned one and they create beautiful images, great minimum focus but the dual focus was totally impractical on set, it slows things down too much and time is money on set. If it's for personal use i'd say go with a kowa but if you making films or any sort of professional application you may want to look at the new SLR magic, century optics, or if you have the cash an iscorama.
  8. Paulio

    Iscorama 54

      I think you are highly unlikely to find one at that price these days. You may want to look at slr magic or a different anamorphic soloution. Or if it's just to shoot a short, you could rent the iscorama.
  9. can I ask how you found working with bmpcc?
  10. Just wanted to say really nicely executed all round. I was expecting another 'dude waving his iphone light at the iscorama' test  :P     You will have trouble getting pronounced bokeh with this setup as others have mentioned, speedbooster would help for sure but it looks superb already. Well done.
  11. How bad is the performance burden in editing and composting compared to dealing with 1080p footage?
  12. Not really. You can already crop really if the aspect ratio is all you are after. Anamorphic is much more than that.
  13. It may help if you state your budget range and application. If you think the Tascam dr60 sounds as bad as the h4n then you have broken ears. The tascam dr40 is a voice recorder and not of high enough quality for fillmmaking.   If you are getting a ngt2 mic, which is a great but budget mic, probably no point running it through a roles royce mixer, audio quality will only be as good as the weakest link. NGT2 compliments DR60 level recorder+preamp or similar IMO.   Otherwise, If you have the $$ and legitimate need, get a better mic and the roland or some other field recorder!!
  14. I agree the h4n is crapola due to the shit pre-amps. Tascam d60 is comparable in function to the h4n but a considerable step up in quality.   I did my last short with a tascam and ntg2. I rented a h4n initially but wasn't happy with the quality at all. Of course there are much better more expensive options but the d60 does quite decent sound when paired with a good mic, for only about 100 bucks more than the h4n, the quality difference is night and day. h4n is unusable in my opinion.    Good luck!
  15.   Have you tried the Mir10a 28mm? not a lot wider I know but a little. I just got one, pretty nice lens, very solid and definitely has some of that russian magic. Not quite as plentiful and cheap as the helios though. I got a set of russians 25, 35, 58, 85, 115. I would LOVE to give them all the DSO treatment!
  16. This could be applied to all apple computers. Glossy, more expensive (for the same performance) but easy to use!   I hear their cinema displays are quite good for CC work.
  17. If resolution is your only point of comparison, sure. Couldn't give a toss about 4k personally.
  18.   Digital Bolex. $3299 Global shutter, raw, XLR, hdmi out, SSD, interchangeable lens mount. That said I own the gh2 and gh3, and will probably buy this too, it sounds great.
  19. Honestly I'm really not a colorspace or color grading expert, just googled enough to get what I need done, so I suggest doing your own research. rec 709 is a hdtv color space I believe, and sRGB is the colorspace used by most browsers. If you want to properly calibrate your monitor you will need dedicated hardware, I beleive xrite color munkey or a spyder are affordable options. Yes Dells come pre-calibrated and way too bright.
  20. currently collaborated to RGB. Depends on the output for the project though.   I forgot to mention, yes  you will want a second monitor, it can be a piece of crap cheapo 19", doesn't matter, just somewhere to put the scopes, knobs and dials out of your way. Thats how I work anyway.
  21. agreed,  specifically I would get the dell U2713H, cost a bit extra but superior for color critical work. I just bought one a few weeks ago, its great. I recommend buying an x-rite to collaborate it as a grading monitor is only as good as it is accurate.      
  22. Very exciting. I love the gh2 and gh3 but they really need to upgrade the compression more so than jacking up the resolution, if they have done that and got some more dynamic range  they will have one killer camera and my money. 
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