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    TheRenaissanceMan got a reaction from kye in What is your lens kit strategy?   
    3 rules:
    1. Must be adaptable to EF mount and shorter. Gotta be able to use it on at least a C200/F3/UMP.
    2. Must focus the "correct" (non-Nikon) direction with hard stops. Anything else messes with my muscle memory (or my AC's) and creates problems with remote follow focuses.
    3. Must have appeal beyond just my taste: ie, should be desirable to clients who hire me, directors I work with, and other shooters who might rent them. Otherwise I'm just spinning my wheels.
     
    Personally I prefer a ~1.4x ratio between focal lengths, but I can make do with 2x in a pinch. In tight spaces it matters a great deal.
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    TheRenaissanceMan got a reaction from kaylee in What's the opposite of "produce"?   
    Consumer
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    TheRenaissanceMan reacted to majoraxis in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K   
    Super impressive performance for 5-stops under exposed for the Pocket 6k then brought up by 5-stops in post.  The underexposed performance of the Pocket 6k was also evident in Tom Antos' USRA Mini Pro, Pocket 6K, Alexia and Red Tests.
    It seems to me that if you are shooting in natural light the Pocket 6k is the way to go.  I knew there was a reason I liked the Pocket 6k over the Pocket 4k - now if Blackmagic would release a MFT version of the Pocket 6K - I would purchase it.
     
    From this:

     
    To this:

    Wow!
     
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    TheRenaissanceMan reacted to BrunoCH in I WILL be getting a Fuji X-T3!   
    DaVinci Resolve Studio 16.1 public beta 2 released
    • Support for Fujifilm F-Log colorspace
    Now it's possible to use  RCM and make color grading without LUT.
    1a : F-LOG
    1b :  Color space F-Log+OFX tone mapping simple
    1c : Simple adjustments expo, contrast and auto WB.



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    TheRenaissanceMan reacted to Zach Goodwin2 in Lenses   
    New picture I took with Canon T2i Olympus OM 28-70 f/2.8

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    TheRenaissanceMan reacted to Papiskokuji in Panasonic S1H review / hands-on - a true 6K full frame cinema camera   
    Specwise it's a bit disappointing. I'm sure the image out of it is spectacular (like most of the cameras nowadays), the tilting screen is a great evolution, the evf and IBIS are topnotch : sure it's a great camera. But when I read Andrew's article, I can't help remembering his rant about those biased youtubers under Canon's influence, because they were flown under the sun of Hawai, etc.
    Now I read about Andrew at Panasonic's headquarters, and all I can read is praise about the camera, not even a single remark/critic about anything, eventhough there should be a few, in my humble opinion. I fully understand that when you are invited somewhere, treated well, etc. You don't want to be rude and say bad things about the product you had the chance to shoot with before everybody, even more so when it's a good camera like the S1H seems to be.
    But come on, no word on NO Full Frame 4K 60p (what would you have said if it had been Sony), codec and bitrate very good but not revolutionary (especially for the added resolution of 6K), no ND, no PDAF (why not, but suddenly AF is not important, it varies from camera to camera...?). I can't even tell the difference with the S1 (I'll have to check it) but the fact you can have manual controls in HFR. I understand your rants, it's good sometimes, it might even be productive if heard by the brands. What I don't like is that it's so variable and relative. You should make an article about Panasonic crippling the S1 not allowing manual controls in HFR. It's as puzzling as canon not giving 24p...
    And finally, the price. It's very very expansive. A very few people will be able to afford it. 4 000$ is in the realm of a real cinema camera with proper ergonomics, ND filters... That's why I think, you could ask for a bit more from this camera. The Fuji X-T3 has almost the same offering, (in aps-c) with crops between framerates a lot more manageable. The codec's bitrates are even better. There's no IBIS, EVF and build quality not as good, but the price difference is huge. Well that's only my take on it
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    TheRenaissanceMan reacted to webrunner5 in Giving the BMPCC4K the same look as the BMPCC and BMMCC   
    Well sure, I think to stand a chance, the PK4 has to be shot in 1080p. I really believe that is why Arri never really wanted to go all the way to 4K on the Alexa is because it would have been too sharp. And I think the new Arri's have lost their signature look to be honest. I really have never like the Red output as of late. Too good. Even the original Red One looks better than the Red One Mysterium X. Same camera, so called better sensor, and it was DR and noise wise, but not looks wise. More resolution is not Always a good thing for a film look.
    But for Music videos, Doc, Interviews the PK4 is a Lot better than the OG BMPCC. And lets be honest that is where your money is if you are trying to make a buck. The PK4 is a great camera, it is, maybe amazing, but not for a grungy looking old school look. Nothing wrong with that. You can't have everything in one camera. The old no perfect camera thing. But 98% of the people will never know it. So the camera is a winner IF you can get one of them LoL. But sure I hope we all learn something here in this thread. Knowledge is a good thing. And maybe I will be proven wrong. Has happened a couple of times LoL. 😜
    I am sure this can be done pretty close. Look how good @icarrere did with his GH5. There are parts in it where you could believe it was shot on the old BMPCC.  He did a good job giving it an old time look. But it IS in 1080p. Probably one reason it looks so good, ehh to some bad LoL.
     
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    TheRenaissanceMan reacted to mercer in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K   
    Yup, you know how many Ursa Pro owners are so happy right now that they have a B-Cam for their EF glass without having to putz around with huge clunky adapters?
    I get the appeal of a mirrorless mount and a speedbooster and the argument in favor of it is very valid but to say that the EF Mount was a huge mistake doesn’t really align with the majority of shooters the camera is marketed to.
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    TheRenaissanceMan reacted to kye in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K   
    6K RAW seems super tempting but the file sizes makes my eyes water just thinking about it!!
    We recently bought two TVs (one for someone else and one for us) and my wife is a super-star bargain hunter, typically finding deals like 40-70% off.  Anyway, IIRC we bought a 58in and 63in and we made the decision to buy the 63in one without knowing it was 4K because it didn't mention 4K on the box or on any of the little feature stickers on the display model.   
    When a TV with a huge discount doesn't even mention it's 4K, that's an indicator that 4K isn't new any more.  I don't know how long people typically own a TV for, but if 4K isn't even mentioned anymore then pretty much everyone will be getting 4K in their next upgrade.
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    TheRenaissanceMan reacted to Video Hummus in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K   
    All this resolution talk....you simply film in the highest resolution you can (time and budget allows) without it effecting greatly your editing workflow for the platform you are delivering for.
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    TheRenaissanceMan reacted to Adam Kuźniar in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K   
    A moderator should really sweep by this thread and remove all of the off-topic politics shit. I'm here to escape from the bullshit and talk cameras.

     
    Downloading it now, I'm eager to check these files!
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    TheRenaissanceMan reacted to Kisaha in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K   
    I didn't blame anyone. Just stated the facts. European Union has very expensive taxes but they are the only ones left in the world to try to regulate Google and Facebook, and I rather live here than having to deal with a mass shooting every week.
    This is a very nice corner of the world here. Beginning of the western civilization with Acropolis at the city center matched with unlimited islands with no sharks and great mountains!
    The sea or a mountain is no more than 20-30minutes wherever you are in the country.
    You are overreacting big time and people are "affraid" to state their opinion because they want to avoid the conflict. You are not the only one alive in this world and we have seen things and done things in our lives too, and still do by the way.
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    TheRenaissanceMan reacted to Geoff CB in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K   
    The MFT mount with a speedbooster seems like a far more cost effective option given the large price difference.
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    TheRenaissanceMan reacted to Zach Goodwin2 in Lenses   
    New picture taken on Canon T2i with OM 28-70 F/2.8

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    TheRenaissanceMan reacted to webrunner5 in Lenses   
    Yeah but like it has been said, it is not desirable to add sharpening in Post. So I want the sharpest camera output and the sharpest lens hanging off the thing. If I Need soft that day put a filter on it, rub your greasy fingers all over it, or correct it in Post. But you can't get back what you never had. And then there is no consistency to using all these odd ball lenses if you need to change focal length.
    True Cine lens sets have the same T stop and the same look through the whole lens line other than extremes at each end. Some sets are all exactly the same diameter for ease of focus pulling rigs. There is good, valid reasons Pros use them. Rental Houses don't have a bunch of odd ball lenses in their inventory.
    Sure for Photo you can use nearly anything. You can spend 4 days in Photoshop fiddling with that one shot if you desire to. Video is a different beast. What good is having 50 odd ball lenses when you really only need 3 or 4 damn good Cine lenses. The total cost in this day and age is probably about the same.
    Even for Anamorphic I think the  Leica Summicron R 50mm f2 is a Way better lens to use than the Helios 44M 58mm f2. The Leica is in a whole different league.
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    TheRenaissanceMan got a reaction from mercer in Lenses   
    @mercer I really loved my SLR Magic 12mm. Much nicer render than the Olympus or Rokinon, and truly lovely bokeh. Awesome close focus, too.
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    TheRenaissanceMan got a reaction from Mako Sports in Sigma classic cine lenses   
    I think people are confusing f-stops and t-stops.
    The f-stops--the physical size of the lens opening--are the same. They have not changed them.
    The t-stops--the objective amount of light being transmitted through that opening--are less, due to the lack of coatings.
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    TheRenaissanceMan reacted to Mattias Burling in Panasonic S1 V-LOG -- New image quality king of the hill   
    Many of us never use AF in video. So it's not "excuses". More like "not caring".
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    TheRenaissanceMan got a reaction from mercer in Lenses   
    @mercer very, very nice work. Your compositions and awareness of natural light are really improving!
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    TheRenaissanceMan reacted to mercer in Lenses   
    Some more test shots with the 35mm 1.4. This time in B&W...


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    TheRenaissanceMan got a reaction from Geoff CB in Sigma classic cine lenses   
    I think people are confusing f-stops and t-stops.
    The f-stops--the physical size of the lens opening--are the same. They have not changed them.
    The t-stops--the objective amount of light being transmitted through that opening--are less, due to the lack of coatings.
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    TheRenaissanceMan reacted to Geoff_L in Panasonic S1 V-LOG -- New image quality king of the hill   
    One here, near the end of the video with the music player scene :
     
    I think Richard Wong posted one too
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    TheRenaissanceMan got a reaction from IronFilm in Sigma classic cine lenses   
    I think people are confusing f-stops and t-stops.
    The f-stops--the physical size of the lens opening--are the same. They have not changed them.
    The t-stops--the objective amount of light being transmitted through that opening--are less, due to the lack of coatings.
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    TheRenaissanceMan got a reaction from nathlas in Sigma classic cine lenses   
    I think people are confusing f-stops and t-stops.
    The f-stops--the physical size of the lens opening--are the same. They have not changed them.
    The t-stops--the objective amount of light being transmitted through that opening--are less, due to the lack of coatings.
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    TheRenaissanceMan got a reaction from thephoenix in Sigma classic cine lenses   
    I think people are confusing f-stops and t-stops.
    The f-stops--the physical size of the lens opening--are the same. They have not changed them.
    The t-stops--the objective amount of light being transmitted through that opening--are less, due to the lack of coatings.
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