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  1. 23 hours ago, jcs said:


    See the pattern? Again, not good or bad, just an awareness of what the ego does and how it works. Much of our behavior is unconscious. Becoming aware of our ego can be a useful, entertaining exercise. Doesn't need to be any deeper than that. If you want to go deeper, you can get a better insight into your life.

    Truthfully, I was just trying to crack a joke.. :lol:

  2. 9 hours ago, Snowfun said:

    I thought we'd all agreed with Andrew to keep things on topic as a cinematography forum rather than a vehicle for vox pop "I've read Wikipedia" opinions about life, the universe and other trivia? 

    C'est la vie.

    I thought so, too. Apparently @jcs' ego couldn't help itself..

  3. I think saying things like "there is no me" and "It's not our world" and "we don't matter" is a way of skirting responsibility and saying "hey we're all going to die and our lives are meaningless." People have used this kind of thought for justification of a lot of terrible  and destructive things. Of course there is a "you." Just because "you" can't understand consciousness doesn't mean it doesn't exist. I think WE are the ones that put meaning in to our own lives and we have to take responsibility for it.

    Carl Sagan summed it up best: "We humans are one among millions of separate species who live in a world burgeoning, overflowing with life. And yet, most species that ever were are no more. After flourishing for one hundred fifty million years, the dinosaurs became extinct. Every last one. No species is guaranteed its tenure on this planet. And humans, the first beings to devise the means for their own destruction, have been here for only several million years.

    We are rare and precious because we are alive, because we can think. We are privileged to influence and perhaps control our future. We have an obligation to fight for life on Earth — not just for ourselves but for all those, humans and others, who came before us and to whom we are beholden, and for all those who, if we are wise enough, will come after. There is no cause more urgent than to survive to eliminate on a global basis the growing threats of nuclear war, environmental catastrophe, economic collapse and mass starvation. These problems were created by humans and can only be solved by humans. No social convention, no political system, no economic hypothesis, no religious dogma is more important.

    The hard truth seems to be this: We live in a vast and awesome universe in which, daily, suns are made and worlds destroyed, where humanity clings to an obscure clod of rock. The significance of our lives and our fragile realm derives from our own wisdom and courage. We are the custodians of life’s meaning. We would prefer it to be otherwise, of course, but there is no compelling evidence for a cosmic Parent who will care for us and save us from ourselves. It is up to us."

    @jcs Are you saying ego's are always a bad or negative thing? I'm just trying to understand your position, thanks.

    9 minutes ago, Anaconda_ said:

    These are his words when he has a bit more time to put into thinking about what he's trying to say. Quite amazing really. 



    Meh, a lot of words were said, but not a whole lot of substance. A good bit of woo woo in there. It's like Deepak Chopra all over again or that book "The Secret." Put positive thoughts "out in to the universe" (whatever that means) and you'll get rewarded for them. However, there is absolutely no evidence of this. How self-centered does one have to be to believe that the universe even cares about our puny lives? It's like believing in astrology. How egocentric does one have to be to believe that the movements and relative positions of celestial bodies has any influence on our lives on earth? 

    I'll leave it to Sagan, again: "The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent."

  4. I second (or third or fourth) the 16-50 S lens recommendation. I just picked one up in excellent condition used from keh and MAN this lens rules in all of the ways mentioned in this thread. I still have the 12mm f2 and 85mm f1.4 Rokinons for ultra-wide and portraits/extra reach, respectively. But I can't see myself using the 30mm pancake anymore. I do still see myself using the 45mm 1.8 but only on certain occasions. I have some FDs that I had been using, too, but I probably wouldn't use them except for certain looks. For traveling and mostly everything else, the 16-50S will be glued to my NX1.

    I've actually been considering grabbing an NX500 to use the 30mm pancake with as a casual shooter and B cam. I used to love that combo, and got some of my favorite shots from that combo but I sold the NX500 to upgrade to the NX1. Now that I have some money saved and can afford to do it I think I'll grab myself an NX500 again. :yum:

  5. 1 hour ago, iamoui said:

    That's exactly the answer I'd except from a bot/AI. 

    As far as my LinkedIn, I don't have one. So, therefore, I must be a bot. 

    Expect* not except. See, even AI make mistakes. 


    Just now, iamoui said:

    Expect* not except. See, even AI make mistakes. 


    Wait, did I just reply to my own reply to point out my own spelling error? Am I becoming self-aware?

  6. 2 minutes ago, enny said:

    You think they will just hate the idea? we seen what happens when People with guns hate the idea believes of another race, peoples ect 100% of times idea is removed by killing those that hold the idea belief

    I'm sorry, I'm having trouble understanding your thoughts and sentences. Also, I'm not sure you're fully understanding mine.

  7. 13 minutes ago, enny said:

    Islam is not a race nobody said it was but his videos that he linked are racially motivated “cultural racism toward Muslims.

    You literally just said it. How can you be racist against a set of ideas or followers of a set of ideas?

    13 minutes ago, enny said:

    I don't know what substitutes for a race and don really care but his videos that he linked are racially motivated “cultural racism toward Muslims.

    Since you've edited your original reply:

    Did you mean "I don't know what constitutes a race and don't really care"? Shouldn't you care? Claiming someone is a racist is no small claim and shouldn't be taken lightly. Therefore you should probably know the definition of something you're accusing someone of being.

    edit: Definition of "race" -  a category of humankind that shares certain distinctive physical traits. Refers to a person's physical characteristics, such as bone structure and skin, hair, or eye color

    So if you're claiming that all Muslims share the same physical characteristics (such as skin color) then you are, in fact, a racist.

  8. Just now, enny said:

    I think this entire HOT post should be deleted it has no place on this forum. Just gets people angry

    Discussing ideas has no place on this forum?

    A lot of things get people angry. Should we not discuss camera brands because there are loyalists who might get angry at any criticism of their favorite brand?

  9. 16 minutes ago, jcs said:

    Not going to argue with ya brother. Seems like you had a bad day. The truth is out there if you do the research and are willing to accept what you find, no matter how terrible. Hope ya feel better man.

    I don't follow. What/where in my response would give you the idea that I've had a bad day or am looking to argue or that I need to "feel better"? Seems a touch condescending.  I've actually had a great day, in fact, and am just looking to have some civil discourse (which I think is lacking in our society)! But if you'd rather not defend your posItions and opinions that's up to you. 


  10. 2 hours ago, jcs said:

    Do you think a man in a loving relationship with a woman thinks that way, especially if he has children? 

    For some men being in a "loving relationship with a woman" means covering them in bag and not letting them leave the house without a male guardian. Just because you have a definition of love doesn't mean everyone else uses and adheres to that same definition. Some men show their "love" of women by beating them. I was never comfortable with the whole John Lennon "All you need is love" bullocks. First off because he was a hypocrite, a horrible human being, and a woman abuser. Also because it's woo woo. All you need is love? People have different definitions of love. What you really need is proper education and the empowerment of women.

    2 hours ago, jcs said:

    A little female energy in your life might change your perspective. Perhaps you already know this, jihadists sometimes become radicalized because they don't have female energy in their lives.

    What is "female energy?" Jihadists become radicalized because of ideas and idealogies. 

    2 hours ago, jcs said:

    I understand your frustration with corrupt governments, however armed response from the people will play right into the hands of the Rulers who's goal is Divide and Conquer.


    3 hours ago, jcs said:

    It's better to think and act more like Gandhi vs. challenging a superior fighting force (government). Jihadists are bait- don't fall for it.

    People who are willing to kill others and die, themselves, in the process because you don't believe what they believe is most certainly not "bait." Do you know what would happen if you acted like Gandhi in the face of jihadists? You would be killed.


    3 hours ago, jcs said:

    If you want to make a difference, perhaps it would be better to use your filmmaking skills to spread the word about who's really in control (and it's not the government), and rally people to march peacefully to stop and prevent future false flag events designed to get the people to fight each other and/or allow further restrictions on everyone's freedom.

    Start here, brother. This was recorded in 1967! This puts in perspective that even though it was known what they were doing, no one could stop them. In 2017 we have the internet, and now millions of people know what is going on. Please help promote unity and love, and help as many people as possible to understand what is really going on vs. getting people thinking about armed conflict (again, self defense and gun safety training is OK). This information can be confirmed from various other sources (the religious elements can divide some people, best to look past those parts):

    And here:


    "False flag events" "Deep state" "Shadow Government" Give me a break. Our government is so slow, inefficient, and inept. How could it possibly pull off the biggest conspiracy EVER? Hanlon's razor (Never ascribe to malice, that which can be explained by stupidity; Don't ascribe to malice what can be plainly explained by incompetence.) Can you please provide proof of these alleged things? Also, do you think 9/11 was a hoax?

    In another topic you preach about how alcohol, sugar, tobacco, and caffeine are toxic to the mind and body yet you've advocated in the past for taking psychoactive drugs. I know many productive people who ingest alcohol, sugar, tobacco, and caffeine regularly. 

    Millions of people now know what's going on because we have the internet? More like small groups of people can now gather on the internet and share their stupid ideas in an echo chamber and think they know what's really going in an attempt to excuse any responsibility for themselves.

  11. Samsung NX1 (w/ rode video micro) for photos and video. I try to take it everywhere I go. I just bought a great condition used 16-50 S lens, too. Can't wait to shoot with it!

    iPhone for quick posting on social media.

    Canon F1 and sometimes Olympus OM1 to satisfy my film shooting.

  12. 20 hours ago, Ed_David said:

    I obsess over image fidelity, skintones, and motion cadence.

    That is a political act.

    Because im an upper middle class white guy so i am allowed to do this.

    So are most of you.

    Its called white priveliege.

    And we are not in a vacumn

    The president of the united states is a white nationalist and is wrecking havoc.

    And where are we? Defending a photo company that discriminates against women and race.



    @Ed_David I don't understand your post, or what point you're intending to get across. What does the color of one's skin have to do with anything? When you identify and group people by the color of their skin that is called racism. Why can't everyone be treated as individuals? Identity politics is a zero-sum game. Don't play it.

    Our president isn't a white nationalist, he's a buffoon. Quit drinking the regressive kool-aid and stop the virtue signaling.

  13. 31 minutes ago, andre2you said:

    I have a new reason to get back in the Samsung NX1 boat,  Apples new OS now supports H.265, yeah..... I'm running the beta OS and it's working perfectly, I can now playback my old mp4's without issue.

    Great news! Any word on FCPX? Can you edit H.265 natively?

  14. 8 hours ago, jcs said:

    IThat said, there is pretty compelling evidence that there have been advanced vehicles flying in the sky before modern history. 

    Pray Tell...

    2 hours ago, jcs said:

    Thanks for the physics lesson, tugela. Sounds like you're an expert on warp drives and gravity shielding. Maybe you can explain yourself in more detail how what you propose is possible? https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alcubierre_drive


    Response algorithm: http://www.thinkadvisor.com/2011/04/01/matchers-and-mismatchers-how-to-work-with-impossib

    So because there are proposed theories of changing the geometry of space and that it could theoretically be possible, you conclude that UFOs exist and have existed for quite some time? Seems pretty far-reaching to me. Something something reverse causality. Oh and look! More NLP pseudoscience...

    Remember, kids, keep an open mind but not so open your brains fall out.

  15. I primarily use Canon FDs with my NX1 and I love the results. They're much better to shoot video with than the NX 30mm and 45mm (which have fly-by-wire focusing) even though the NX lenses are designed specifically for APS-C (Super 35). I've got the FDn 24mm f2, 28mm f2.8, 35mm f2, and 50mm f1.4 that I also use with my Canon F1 35mm film camera. It works out pretty nice! For super-wide angle I've got the Rokinon 12mm f2. A superb lens!

    For audio I've been using the Rode VideoMicro. It's not stereo but it does the job, just keep an eye on your audio levels and make sure you're getting the strongest signal without clipping. It uses power from the camera and doesn't require a battery, which is pretty nice. 

  16. A video I made to a song I recorded with some friends of mine. 120fps, Rokinon 85mm 1.4, Gamma DR (Andrew's settings) with the Log LUT, FilmConvert using Sony Slog profile. 


    Video of a recent trip to Scotland and Iceland. Rokinon 12mm F2, Canon FD 24mm F2 and 50mm 1.4. FilmConvert NX1 profile. Music is something I recorded at home.

  17. 9 minutes ago, jonpais said:

    You have to love the comments over at YouTube. Somebody asks, 'isn't there any sound?" Frickin' hilarious!


    I think the commenter was asking if the GH5 records sound while shooting in high frame rates because apparently the GH4 does not. What's wrong with that?

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