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    bluefonia got a reaction from JazzBox in Monitor for GH4 and BlackMagic Pocket   
    I can comment on the Aputure VS 2 during the coming weekend, - I ordered one a few days ago and it should be delivered this Friday,
    Like most other monitors it should be pretty much useless due to screen glare when used outside - especially in sunlight.  I have some ideas that hopefully will remedy this issue.
    I will be back and tell you how it turns out.
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    bluefonia got a reaction from Cinegain in Suggestions on lightweight travel tripod?   
    Take a look at Velbon Ultra REXI L, - a review here: http://www.ephotozine.com/article/velbon-ultra-rexi-l-tripod-review-16157
    It is not carbon but magnesium. I have had it for 2 years and it has proved to be very durable, can go high and very low and is very stable. I have used it with a G6 camera, a Sigma 18-35mm F/1.8 ( pretty heavy lens) and some small rails and a 0,9 kg videohead - in total around 2 kg - with no problems.
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    bluefonia reacted to O photo in Final Cut pro X vs adobe premiere pro CC   
    Thanks 
     
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    bluefonia reacted to Axel in Final Cut pro X vs adobe premiere pro CC   
    ​A foreign object. Either you grade quickly and dirty ("intuitively") within FCP X or with Color Finale (which fits seamlessly, even more so since CC became an effect in FCP X) - or you roundtrip to Resolve. My opinion.
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    bluefonia reacted to Cinegain in MustHD 7" outdoor : What a disappointment   
    If only it were £260, lol.
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    bluefonia reacted to Inazuma in MustHD 7" outdoor : What a disappointment   
    In a few weeks/months, Blackmagic is releasing its Video Assist which is a 5" £350 monitor/recorder. I assume it'll be quite similar to whats on the Ursa, and so should be usable in bright light. Another option is the 5" SmallHD Sidefinder Viewfinder (field monitor with flip-out viewfinder) for £260.
    Bluefonia's solution is currently the most efficient
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    bluefonia got a reaction from Julian in GH4 firmware update   
    Julian, thanks
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    bluefonia got a reaction from IronFilm in What about this new JVC GY-LS300 camera   
    There seem to be no interest here on EOSHD in the new JVC GY-LS300. Just wonder why as it seems to have most - if not more - features than most here on this forum have been hoping for in new Canon/Sony/Panasonic cameras. This camera seems to be quite innovative in several areas. 
    Here is a link : https://vimeo.com/121192570
    Is the lack of interest because JVC is not having a good reputation? Well, Samsung had a so-so reputation before the NX1, right? I¨m by no means a camera tech expert, but this JVC looks pretty interesting. Maybe this camera turns out to be the big surprise of the year
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    bluefonia got a reaction from andrgl in What about this new JVC GY-LS300 camera   
    There seem to be no interest here on EOSHD in the new JVC GY-LS300. Just wonder why as it seems to have most - if not more - features than most here on this forum have been hoping for in new Canon/Sony/Panasonic cameras. This camera seems to be quite innovative in several areas. 
    Here is a link : https://vimeo.com/121192570
    Is the lack of interest because JVC is not having a good reputation? Well, Samsung had a so-so reputation before the NX1, right? I¨m by no means a camera tech expert, but this JVC looks pretty interesting. Maybe this camera turns out to be the big surprise of the year
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    bluefonia got a reaction from maxotics in Yosemite Vimeo Lagging   
    Strange, - am I the only one with no such issues? My internet is a very stable optic fiber/100 Mbps (tested to 94 Mbps). Maybe that is why Vimeo plays 1080HD without any hiccups. Maybe I´m eating all the bandwidth :-)
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    bluefonia got a reaction from andy lee in If you had 1000$ what would you buy?   
    By recommendation from Andy I purchased the Mitakon Turbo / Canon>MFT ( I have a G6 camera).
    I use the Mitakon with a C/Y>EF adapter for my Yashica ML lenses and it works just fine.
    When using the Mitakon with my Yashica lenses wide open though, - especially the 28mm lens, - the picture gets rather soft in the corners. I´m not an expert on the subject, but in my experience the wider vintage lenses you use, the softer the corners are wide open and this will be intensified when using a speedbooster, that being a Mitakon, RJ, or Metabones.
    Just got a used Metabones Speedbooster/C/Y>MFT, but have not got the time to compare it to the Mitakon.
     
    I have also tested the Mitakon with my Sigma 18-35mm Art lens, - excellent results. 
    The Mitakon is a very good option IMO.
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    bluefonia got a reaction from Daniel Acuña in If you had 1000$ what would you buy?   
    By recommendation from Andy I purchased the Mitakon Turbo / Canon>MFT ( I have a G6 camera).
    I use the Mitakon with a C/Y>EF adapter for my Yashica ML lenses and it works just fine.
    When using the Mitakon with my Yashica lenses wide open though, - especially the 28mm lens, - the picture gets rather soft in the corners. I´m not an expert on the subject, but in my experience the wider vintage lenses you use, the softer the corners are wide open and this will be intensified when using a speedbooster, that being a Mitakon, RJ, or Metabones.
    Just got a used Metabones Speedbooster/C/Y>MFT, but have not got the time to compare it to the Mitakon.
     
    I have also tested the Mitakon with my Sigma 18-35mm Art lens, - excellent results. 
    The Mitakon is a very good option IMO.
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    bluefonia got a reaction from andy lee in 4K for $899 - a look at the Panasonic FZ1000   
    I know some people, - among them Andy :-), - don´t like vari ND´s.
    If you are in a controlled and/or studio shooting environment  where matte boxes fits the workflow, I´m sure fixed/stacked filters might be the number one. In my workflow, - more run and gun, -  stackable ND´s are not convenient.
    I have the latest edition of Genustech Eclipse vari ND and it gives me everything I want. There may be a little colorcast, but it is easily solved with a bit of CC in editing and I ´m pretty sure you have to deal with the same issues with most stacked ND¨s.
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    bluefonia got a reaction from andy lee in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    Do I feel lucky these days? YES
    A few days ago I got a Mitakon Lens Turbo Canon EF mount cheep on eBay. Today - on eBay too - I got a Sigma DC 18-35mm F/1.8 Canon EF mount at a very favorable price. These combined with the kitlens from my Panasonic G6, my 28, 35, 50 and 135mm Yashica ML primes and a Samyang 85mm F/1.4 make me believe that I don´t need to acquire more lenses within the next few weeks :-)
     
    Now I only have to wait for the Lens Turbo and the Sigma to arrive.
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    bluefonia got a reaction from andy lee in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    Thanks, Andy
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    bluefonia got a reaction from andy lee in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    Well, I just got a Lens Turbo EF > MFT on ebay for $105. Andy, which Canon EF > MFT adapter ring will you recommend?
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    bluefonia got a reaction from Ratguity in Canon FD 50mm problem with follow focus   
    I just got a new Fotga DP500 2S follow focus including rails. Everything about it feels and functions very smooth with all my lenses except my Canon FD 50mm 1.4.
    When using this lens with the Fotga the result is some rather "wobbly" footage. On the footage it looks like the Canon when turned is not centered precise, - object are moving a bit up and down and from side to side. I have made many different adjustments to the setup with no luck. Focus by hand with out follow focus works fine. 
     
    As mentioned before when using my other lenses with the Fotga - and the same gear/gearing - I don't have any problems at all.
     
    Just wondered if the Canon FD lenses in general are too "flabby" to be used with a follow focus or I just have a flabby one or maybe something else?
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    bluefonia got a reaction from andy lee in Panasonic G6: Faulty levelmeter?   
    For a start I have purchased these lenses: Walimex Pro 85mm F1:4 / Nikon-mount, Sigma 19mm F:1.8 / MFT-mount and a Canon FD 50mm F:1.4.
    Even the Canon FD makes pretty good focus peaking on my G6.
    By the way - I´m pretty surprised by my quite cheap FD/MTF adapter. Besides precise inf. focus it also gives me step less aperture :-).
    The Nikon/MFT adapter is also precise in focus, but does not give the added bonus of step less aperture.
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