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  1. "Apple has broken ground on its new $1 billion, 3-million-square-foot campus. The campus will initially house 5,000 employees, with the capacity to grow to 15,000, and is expected to open in 2022." https://www.apple.com/newsroom/2019/11/apple-expands-in-austin/ While it's true they chose an existing plant for the photo op, ground was broken on a major new facility close by on the day Trump visited.
  2. Hi Timoetheus, Jim recommended just loosening it up over time. It's certainly usable after much use, just too much friction for follow focus at the ends.
  3. CineJoe, yes it has smoothed out a bit with use - but still very rough at both ends of the range. I've heard of people taking apart and greasing their HCDNAs and was curious if anyone has done that with the FVD16. The glass is great I just want the throw to feel like a buttery cine lens!
  4. Hi, I have an FVD16A - I'm happy with the optical quality but it's too stiff for my follow focus. Anyone have experience loosening one up? I don't know how. Thanks.
  5. One day left on the auction! Don't miss out, these don't show up much anymore.
  6. No reserve auction starting at $600: https://www.ebay.com/itm/264404721525?ul_noapp=true
  7. I'm pro free speech - and that means pro-offensive-speech. 100 percent. We're in Fahrenheit 451 territory as a culture.
  8. Geoff's not saying that gear doesn't matter, he's saying gear has gone backwards - and "the numbers" being pushed don't correlate to nice images. Bayer sensors interpolate chroma and will never yield colors as accurate and gorgeous as the examples he cites. And if the sensor behind that filter is 4k and up it only looks increasingly crunchy and ugly, nothing like natural optical clarity. He's not advocating against the best tools (in the right hands of course), he's saying the specs being pushed are actually a strike against aesthetics. And he's right.
  9. http://www.indiewire.com/2018/05/peta-defends-lars-von-trier-the-house-that-jack-built-duck-mutilation-1201965931/
  10. I agree with almost all of your points about the trailer, Andrew. I'd go one step further past the reservations on Gosling and say the whole cast feels sterile and hip. Robin Wright, Jared Leto as the bad guy, the hot wife from War Dogs. Will these people be in something of lasting value? I'm not sure, maybe. The script is at least supposed to be great. My one disagreement is the wish for Deakin's to have shot on anamorphic. Since the original film came out, this format has become highly fetishized to the point that it now calls attention to itself. No one was counting cool flares in '84,
  11. That sounds great. I'd be curious how you work the aperture ring into the housing. Please share pics once available, thanks.
  12. Jim I love your clamps and this looks really interesting. My main reservation is that taking lenses of choice are often small, old, stiff little numbers (like the Helios), which are not suited for FF gears - and pushing/pulling heavy anamorphic fronts back and forth. That said, this is a great development and very much look forward to seeing more.
  13. racer5

    Why film?

    Very much agree on Inherent Vice - I love it. It's not a film for "now" unfortunately, the zeitgeist is in opposition to something so wonderfully free and meandering. Gorgeous movie to look at too.
  14. +1 on the Kowa. I've got this as well and it's a shockingly good piece of glass. No idea why these don't fetch a premium. The Rapido clamps turn it into an easy to mount, elegantly align-able solution.
  15. Looking for the original Rectilux Core DNA, thanks.
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