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  1. Joby Gorillapod Focus + Joby BallHead X + Cinetics CineSkates wheels This combinations turns Joby Gorillapod Focus to a excellent and versatile dolly. Joby Gorillapod + Ballhead X are in very good to excellent condition Cinetics CineSkates wheels are almost like new with very little home use. They come with their own pouch for easy transport. They cost 150$ without a pouch if bought online. Price for everything is 145€ shipping included to all EU countries. Payment via PayPal. I can make a private ebay sale on request, price is 160€ with EU shipping
  2. For sale Fujinon 25mm f1.4 CF25B c-mount modified for infinity focus for m4/3 mount. Very good to excellent condition, has only some cosmetic imperfections on the outer lens body, lenses are clean without scratches or other imperfections, focus and aperture rings are fluid. Comes with a front lens cap, a quality c-mount to m4/3 adapter and 40.5mm to 58mm filter step-up ring. Price 100€ + 15€ shipping to all EU. PayPal excepted For a link to ebay Buy Now option just send me a PM. Cheers!
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    GH4 V-Log $99

    I honestly hope that people from Panasonic are reading this. I would gladly pay another 99$ for internal 4K 200Mbit IPB 4:2:2 8bit recording! Together with V-log this combination would be sufficient for 99% of work. Cheers!
  4. That's funny, the same shop... they do have good prices indeed. Now I get it, the tripod needs to fit the Airlines hand luggage, and Ryan Air and other budget Airlines have tough restrictions for their hand luggage. But I don't think they would allow it on board, it can be used to threaten someone and that's a no go. It's best to check with them, call them or send them an e-mail. Maybe just maybe a light carbon fibre tripod could be allowed, with no spikes on the tripods legs feet, just rubber. But honestly I would not even think about putting it in a carry on luggage. Perhaps others can share
  5. Hi! I just have a few pointers that maybe will make your decision a little easier. Concerning the heads: Big difference between Manfrotto 500 and 502 Heads is Pan and Tilt variable drag control that 502 has which makes a huge difference when you need both slow and fast movements. The 500 has fixed Tlt and Pan drag, you have to try it if it works for you. It could be to loose for your gh4 and lens combination. I recommend to go somewhere and try it first. The 502 on the other hand can be adjusted to be completely loose or very stiff but still fluid. The 502 is much bigger and heavier and has co
  6. If anyone is interested I'm selling my Tokina AF 28-70 2.6-2.8 AT-X PRO II Nikon mount in great condition. Front and back caps, without Lens Hood. Price for direct sale via PP to forum members 230€ + 20€ shipping everywhere in the EU. Location Croatia. My colleague has another one and I have recently bought the Sigma 18-35mm 1.8. So I don't really need it anymore. What I need is 70/80-200mm Link to bey: http://goo.gl/vhYsH3 Also for sale Fujinon TV CF25B 25mm f1.4 lens + c-mount to m4/3 adapter + 40.5mm to 58mm adap. Link: http://goo.gl/B7OQ61 Cheers to all!
  7. Aaaaah to bad I'm not happy, because I have just made up my mind to shell out 400€ for MustHD 7" thinking that it's actually usable outside with it's sunshade. Didn't want to go really cheap on the monitor, so thought that MustHD 7" should be pretty decent for that price, and usable outdoor, I expected nothing special just to see what I am doing and to see the peaking. But, what about using something like this on the mustHD 7" monitor? This is just an example, just to see what I am aiming at: http://hoodmanusa.com/cgi/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=HRSAL There are various models all over
  8. Well looking at the Dxomark results, at 19mm Sigma is T1.9. Leica 19mm f2.8 could very well be T2.7 or even lower, I do not know that as a fact, just guessing. So the difference shrinks very quickly. Just a thought, do you have metabone adapter with aperture control? If yes, have you simply tried switching adapters just to see if the adapter is not messing with the aperture pin on the Sigma. Also I would try to photograph or make a video of a something much darker, like a candle on a table with it's surroundings. The difference should be much more obvious then.
  9. ​These adapters should work, and they both control the aperture of the Nikon G type lenses. You cannot go wrong with Novoflex, made in Germany with very high precision, very high quality materials. Fotodiox should be ok, if you can buy it and try it with the option of returning it then why not. But my experience with various low cost adapers is not so good, the problem is with the lenses not reaching infinity or going past infinity, they are usualy too thick or too thin (fraction of a milimeter counts here) and in my experience wide focal lenght lenses require even more high quality precise ad
  10. If you want the one of the best then Heliopan Vario-Graufilter. Heliopan Vario-Graufilter type 2099 is thicker with front filter thread and type 2199 is a slim type and thinner without front filter threads. In Europe Helopan 2099 Vario-Graufilter 77mm costs about 200€. Me and my partner are looking to buy a permanent solution for our ND's, and we've done a lot of research on the internet which one to buy. It allways comes down to heliopan. You do not wan't to go cheap on these filters, trust me :) Cheers!
  11. Hi! I have BMCC speedbooter on GH4 and have also found the same problem, but there is a solution, quite simple one :) Just turn ON "Silent Mode" in the menu (wrench and C letter icon menu subsection) and now you can use custom white balance without engaging mechanical shutter. It will only use electronic shutter. By turning on "Silent Mode" , GH4 will not reproduce any sound (shutter included), zero, none, it's dead silent. It will record sound normaly but It won't even reproduce sound when playing back recorded videos, unless you are using headphones! :) Hope this helps. C
  12. I cannot find the article unfortunately, it was many moths ago that I've read it and I remember it vaguely...maybe I do not recall it 100% corectly What I have found is this article on Imaging Resource: http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2014/06/05/panasonic-executive-interview-part-i-why-no-long-teles-and-depth-from-defoc Just scrool down to the second half of the page where it says "Downsides of on-chp phase-detect, especially for 4K video" They talk about similar thing, compensating for phase detect pixels, perhaps it can be done but requires a lot of processing power and
  13. I honestly doubt that olympus will add 4K video with the firmware option, why? Here is an explanation that I find plausible. Olympus E-M1 has on sensor AF phase-detect and I recall reading an interview with the panasonic top engineering team who designed GH4, and they said that among other reasons why it was not implemented in GH4, on sensor AF phase-detect is not compatible with the sensor readout required for the 4K video capture. Basicaly they said that the AF fase-detect part of the chip requires slower/different readout, and since it ocupies a lot of pixels on the chip, that part of
  14. Simply priorites, wide angle is not something I need very often and do not want to invest serious money into it (and I can't at this moment), but would like to have it for some shots. So I wanted to see if there are good enough options (not great, not excellent) that fit within my budget. I have everything covered from 40mm to 160mm, with good quality glass, this is the range I use the most. I believe there are also others like me that seek low cost options...not everybody can afford the luxury of buying only high quality expensive lenses...we all have priorities.
  15. Thanks for the answers! I was kinda hoping that somebody has experience with the lenses mentioned in the first post. I can see from the recommendations and also from the web that 14mm f2.5 is quite good and a viable choice...not quite wide but with my budget it's ok. Putting a wideangle adapter on this lens is a nice thought and they came quite cheap, but I don't expect great results. Tamron 17mm f3.5 with adaptall2 to nikon is around 160€-200€ , a will look into it! It gives me around 11mm f2.2 with the BMCC speedbooster, which is very very nice...thing that bothers me is that pr
  16. Hehe I know, I bought the little Fujinon TV 25mm 1.4 from you, you told me that you've modified it yourself. Still have it, it's a great little lens. But I don't have the skils nor the lathe and don't know anyone that can help me with that. But even if I did, Fujinon 12.5mm f1.4 doesn't convince me from the acceptable sharpness standpoint.
  17. Thanks everybody for answers! Yes 14mm is not really wide considering 4K crop, but it's a viable choice considering my budget, while 17mm 2.8 is definitely not what I'm looking for.. Sigma 10-20 would be nice on a speedbooster but too expensive even used. Tokina 11-18 f2.8 is the lens I was looking at, it would be perfect but it's expensive, a used one is also expensive, goes around 350-400€. Regarding the Fujinon 12.5mm f1.4 from the video above, it has charm and character but too soft on the borders, maybe it gets better at f2.8 , I was interested in that lens some time ago
  18. Thanks for the answer. Wide angle is to be used purely for video, 4K recording, which has 2.2x crop, in all situations. I don't care about AF or electronic aperture control, everything I do is on full manual. 14-54 is a highly regarded lens and on 14mm it gives me 30.8mm wideangle in FF terms at f2.8 14mm is a great little panckake lens which also gives me 30.8mm wideangle in FF terms but at f2.5. I do not mind the size of the two above, just which gives me better quality video with less distortions and cromatic aberations. While sigma 18-50 2.8 on BMCC speedbooster gives
  19. Hello to everyone! I would like to buy some decent moderate wideangle for GH4 but have limited budget unfortunately. I came down to these 3 options: 1. Used Zuiko 14-54 f2.8-3.4 MK1 4/3 mount + electronic adapter (MMF-1 or MMF-2) - 190€ 2. New Panasonic 14mm f2.5 - 180€ 3. Used Sigma 18-50 f2.8 EX DC Macro Nikon mount - 160€ wideangle needs to be useful for both outdoor and indoor shooting. Since I allready have BMCC nikon speedbooster (0.64x) to me the best option seems Sigma 18-50 f2.8 but I cannot find anywhere how sigma behaves, especially on 18mm with the
  20. This is my first post, but longtime reader :) I've downloaded the file and imported it to Premiere Pro CC. Now when the file is imported in the 4K sequence or 1080p (downscaled from 4K) sequence it stutters and loses frames for smooth playback. (You can see that by enabling "Show Dropped Frame Indicator" in the program monitor playback window top right corner. It is GREEN when there are no droppped frames and turns YELLOW when Premiere is dropping frames) When I play it at 1/2 resolution from the 1080p sequence (downscaling from 4K) it is buttery smooth and no dropped frames. Wha
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