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Nathan K Peterson

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  1. Someone else mentioned this, but the only response was about the difference in sensor. I'm wondering more about the processing / codec side. I'm assuming the older fujifilm sensor is the same as the x100 which I LOVE. So,

    How does the X70 compare? My dream video camera would be my x100 doing 1080p well. Is the x70 the answer? I'd think if the way the camera handles / processes / encodes video is the same as the X pro 2 it would be pretty good.

    Any thoughts?

  2. After reading Andrew's review of the x-pro 2, I'm wondering about the x70. I've always wished I could use my x100 for video. I wonder if the x70 will sort of make that a reality??

    Does anyone know if the x70 has similar video performance to the x-pro 2?

  3. ​I would definitely stick with the Blackmagic Pocket. Despite its drawbacks, it's a far more capable music video camera. The RX100 IV is nice, but it's going to give you a more broadcast, consumer camera look, which is not what most artists want in their videos. Mine usually prefer a more "personal" aesthetic with some character. 

    Thanks for the reply man. That makes sense. I like the bmpcc, but the simplicity of an all in one like the rx100iv is attractive. I'm always second guessing whether we have the right lens, speedbooster, etc. I've seen some vibey stuff from the a7s which is what made me think maybe the rx100iv was worth looking at. But maybe I'm just feeling tempted to buy a new toy. :)

  4. Andrew - any thoughts on getting the rx100iv (which I assume has a similar picture as this one) vs a bmpcc. I'm ok with the 5m limit - we'll use it for music videos, none of which should have a scene that lasts more than a few minutes.

    I tried the lx100 but felt like it was too contrasty no matter what I did - the bmpcc was way more fun to grade and skin looked much better to me. Wondering how the rx100iv would compare...

  5. I'm in a band and we record our own music videos - sometimes a live performance and sometimes more of a story based thing (going for a movie type of vibe).

    After reading Andrew's lx100 review I've been wondering if I'd do better to have a more simple setup and possibly a better picture? I'm confused by so many conflicting reviews about the lx100. Thought I'd check with you guys.

    Right now I've got the tokina 11-16 plus a generic speedbooster. I did some tests yesterday and while the pictures are much different, I don't feel confident enough to say which is "better".

    I'm reasonably comfortable grading, so I'm more concerned about image quality for my application than how much grading I'll have to do.

    I do love that the lx100 is also a cool little stills cam and I like not being able to stress about which lenses I should own.

    Any advice for me?

  6. This is probably a stupid question but after an hour googling and looking through the manual I've come up short...

     

    I've got a G6 and am using exclusively for video. I've read it's good to keep the camera at "natural" -5, 0, -5, 0, and shutter speed at 1/50.

     

    I have NO IDEA how to set the shutter speed at 1/50. I see an option for everything from "2" to "4000". Is 1/50 the same as "50" on the G6?

     

    I'm sure this is a simple one. Sorry for my ignorance.

  7. I use the Mitakon Lens Turbo speedbooster in Nikon Mount it is superb (x0.7 wider)

    So if you got a Nikon 28mm and the Lens Turbo you would all be set

     

    use 28mm with normal adaptor and they also use it with the Lens turbo you get a 20mm and 28mm all in one lens !

    bingo!

     

    One more question, sorry... I'm seeing a lot of AI (not AIS) 28mm Nikons. Are those the same thing?

  8. Return the 35mm 1.8 and get the 35mm you mentioned and ....

     

    the Nikon 28mm f2.8 AIS is one of the best 28mm lenses ever made , this lens has EIGHT elements in EIGHT groups. This gives it a level of correction seen in no other Nikon wide angle (similar to an aspheric element lens)

    get one cheap off ebay

     

     

    My prefered wide on a G6 is a 28mm f2.8 WITH a x0.7 speedbooster - this gives approx 20mm f2  and is similar to David Finchers prefered wide - He uses a Zeiss Master Prime 27mm on Super 35mm camera (or RED EPIC)

     

    now your BMCC speedbooster is a x0.64 wide adaptor so your 35mm lens is approx 22.5mm - getting like Finchers prefered field of view....

    28mm on your BMCC speedbooster is approx = 18mm ......maybe a bit too wide for me ...! its all subjective!!

     

    That sounds great. One question though - a speed booster widens a lens, but if I'm putting it on a MFT G6, it's still less wide than the original, correct? For example, my current 35mm is 70mm with a normal adapter and about 50mm with my BMCC speed booster. So wouldn't the 28mm end up effectively being a 40mm and 52mm?

  9. Return the 35mm 1.8 and get the 35mm you mentioned and ....

     

    the Nikon 28mm f2.8 AIS is one of the best 28mm lenses ever made , this lens has EIGHT elements in EIGHT groups. This gives it a level of correction seen in no other Nikon wide angle (similar to an aspheric element lens)

    get one cheap off ebay

     

     

    My prefered wide on a G6 is a 28mm f2.8 WITH a x0.7 speedbooster - this gives approx 20mm f2  and is similar to David Finchers prefered wide - He uses a Zeiss Master Prime 27mm on Super 35mm camera (or RED EPIC)

     

    now your BMCC speedbooster is a x0.64 wide adaptor so your 35mm lens is approx 22.5mm - getting like Finchers prefered field of view....

    28mm on your BMCC speedbooster is approx = 18mm ......maybe a bit too wide for me ...! its all subjective!!

     

    Thanks Andy. I'll go this route - I haven't had a lot of council in the lens arena, so this is much appreciated. I'm a musician, not a videographer... but we want to be able to shoot our own stuff in a pinch. This helps a lot!

     

    So here's another thought... maybe it's worth returning the BMCC speedbooster and getting a generic one from eBay and saving $400. The only reason I got the metabones one was because I wanted to squeeze as much as I could out of the 35mm. Thoughts on that?

     

    Thanks again. This is really helpful Andy.

  10. I would go for the Nikkor 35mm f2 AIs model as it is superb glass and fully manual -

    the Nikon 35mm 1.8 dx is a fly by wire lens no manual apperture

     

    Andy,

     

    I'm glad you're saying this now. I just bought the 35mm 1.8, so I've got time to return it. It's only $200, so I do like the price!

     

    I'm trying to get by with just one "go-to" lens with a "backup" lens being the kit 14-42 panny, which I've heard isn't great but it gives us a 14mm or a 42mm shot if we need it in a pinch.

     

    The 35mm was way too wide with the dumb adapter I had, so I bought the Metabones BMCC which makes it more like a 50mm. That's better for sure, but I still wouldn't mind going wider for our main lens. I'm messing with this lens and adapter now, but have a couple weeks to return one or either if there's a better setup.

     

    Seems like my main options are:

    1. Return the 35mm 1.8 and get the 35mm you mentioned

    2. Return the 35mm 1.8 and get a wider nikon, maybe a 28mm or 24mm

    3. Return the lens and speed booster and do something entirely different.

     

    I still have time - would love your input. Thanks Andy!

  11. thats good news it fits a G6 - if nothing is damaged and the image it produces is good then - go for it!!  

     

    edit - so just to clarify the back of the BMCC speed boster is actually touching the transparent plastic the covers the sensor?? is that correct?

     

    The camera's not in front of me, but I believe it's black, non-transparent plastic. And it doesn't seem to be touching the sensor - it's maybe 1/8" away from it. Again, I'm not an expert and the camera isn't in front of me... but I'm going off an assumption that the sensor is the glass at the very back of the thing (if I were to stick my finger straight back I'd hit the sensor), and the black plastic makes a frame around the sensor... but there appears to be some space between it and the glass in the back. Does that make sense?

  12. Just to clarify my question here-

     

    I remember someone in another forum mentioning some "touching" happening when they installed one of the BMCC speed boosters on a Panasonic camera. They didn't seem too worried and decided to just shut off the physical shutter to be safe. So I'm assuming what I'm experiencing with the G6 is the same, but I was just hoping for some confirmation from you guys, since I'm not a camera expert.

     

    The little slightly flexible plastic piece in front of the sensor - if the BMCC has to be in contact with it (and even push against it a hair), is that reason to return the thing and get the straight 4/3 version at the expense of some width, or do you think I'm fine as-is?

     

    Thanks!!

  13. its a push pull zoom ....so beware of that , but optically it is stunning though! and they are cheap on ebay

    low cost Bourne look !!

    Andy - any thoughts on the Nikon 35mm 1.8 dx? Thinking of using that with a Speedbooster BMCC on my G6.

  14. has anyone tried this BMCC speedbooster on a Panasonic G6......is there enough room / clearance for it to fit??

     

    Andy,

     

    I just bought the BMCC and tried it on my G6. I'm a little nervous. I felt some resistance from the plastic guard, but it was slight so I went ahead and screwed it in. It seems to work great. I took it off - no marks on the black plastic guard. Put it back on. Seems fine! I did turn on the digital shutter just in case.

     

    Does anyone think that pressure I'm pushing against is bad for the camera? I have 30 days to return the BMCC and get the basic MFT speed booster - but I'd just assume have the wider view.

     

    I'm using it with a Nikon G-series 35mm 1.8 but am excited to try some other lenses - always open to suggestions!

     

    -nathan

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