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  1. Hmm, I was wondering, if it is based on experience what some "experts" are stating, that a hard disk will go bad if it's not in use and just stored away in a dry place.

    I mean, I re-used a 20 year old scsi hd from 1992 (from an old mac IIci) the other day and the thing was still working. The has-to-be-in-use theory I think, only applies to SSDs because as far as I understood it they always need a certain charge to hold the data, and that charge will fade away over time. (How long? I don't know.)

  2. I am giving up with the D600, maybe it is my particular model but yesterday my camera produced some of the ugliest moiré I have ever seen, whoa. A wooden floor covered with red and green fungus, yikes. Everything of what you can think of beforehand what is prone to give moiré or aliasing this camera is no “disappointment”, it does it and hell, it does it real “good”.
    So back it goes and Canon 5Dm3 it is eventually. (BMCC is still nagging in the back of my mind, but I need full frame.)
    @auricaria I’ll try to blur the chroma in resolve. I hope the Lite version can cope with this. (BTW the name araucaria reminds somewhat of Chile … spend there some time)

    I will search this forum but anyhow, could anybody recommend a good Nikon lens to Canon mount adapter (except the $$$ Novoflex)?

  3. @araucaria this list is really great, thank you so much, very very informative.
    Basically you are saying, that in 1080p the D800 is better than the 5Dm2+VAF regarding moiré/aliasing and the 5Dm3 is the king, right? For raw it would be a ML 5Dm3 or a BMCC + speedbooster (has to be the MFT version since I couldn’t find a Nikon to Canon speedboster). While the workflow would be easier on the BMCC the DOF would be wider (kind of a 1.6 crop with the speedbooster). Everything seems to point at the 5Dm3 … or not … I think I'm going bonkers :$

  4. I am so gravitating towards the BMCC because of its IQ (and the price is getting so attractive now). But a 2 to 1 crop doesn’t help me very much because I shoot mostly indoors and having not enough room is always an issue. But the IQ is really beautiful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETznlM_qtA4#at=35
    (G is my favorite and I hate C in that example.)

    What’s the difference between a 5d mark III with Magic Lantern and a 5d Mark II + VAF with Magic Lantern? What would I miss on a Mark II?
  5. @Andrew Thank you for the very reasonable suggestions.
    5d2 with VAF (if I find it in Germany) looks good. I wonder if my Zenitar 2.8/16 would focus to infinity with the filter in place.
    I asked the guys at mosaic engineering some days ago, if their d800 filter would also fit into the housing of the d600 but sadly, still no response from them, (but I am guessing that it wouldn’t fit anyways).
    Hmm, my-brain-hurts but what would be the better deal quality-wise (price seems to be nearly the same):
    D800 + VAF + can-use-my-f-mount-lenses-natively or
    5dMark3 + lens-adapter

  6. The cheapest price I could find for a 5dm3 is around 2630.- EUR. Oh well, that’s nearly as double in price as the d600. Hmm, I don’t think that I can swing that kind of money for now. Another option would be the d800 but as far as I read (never tested one) the moiré and aliasing would be nearly or as equal as on the D600.
    Is that true?
    I tested the HDMI out on the D600 with an intensity pro and regarding moiré aliasing it was no better. Bummer.

  7. Is there a full frame DSLR out there, that has no or at least a usable amount of moiré and aliasing in video mode. I can't decide in between a Nikon D7100 and a D600 which I am currently testing. Wait, that's not entirely true, I have, kind of, decided already because I love the picture that the D600 renders with my old 1980’s - 90’s AF (no D no nothing) Nikkors, I love the minimal DOF, I love the latitude, I love the vignette that some of my lenses make on the D600 (the D7100 does none of that with my lenses). But the moiré and aliasing on D600 is in my opinion simply atrocious compared to the D7100, which has some but it’s bearable for me. The shadow noise banding on the D7100 on the other hand, even on low ISO settings, kept me awake working for some nights to try to soften this flaw in post, (and it didn’t really worked out BTW).

    So, my options I think are, if I want full frame (shallow DOF, lens compatibility etc.) and the least amount of moiré and aliasing: the D800 with the mosaic engineering thingy or a D5 Mark III with a lens adapter or what else?

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