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    JazzBox reacted to andy lee in $60 Pentax that's actually a $800 Zeiss with optics by designer of Stanley Kubrick's NASA glass   
    its only related in that it is made by Pentax to one of their lens formulas - it is not made to the Zeiss formula
     
    I always found the Pentax 28mm f2.8 a bit softer than the Canon FD 28mm f2.8 -
    I prefer the Canon version you used on the video you just posted
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    JazzBox reacted to Andrew Reid in $60 Pentax that's actually a $800 Zeiss with optics by designer of Stanley Kubrick's NASA glass   
    I think it's the other way round with FD and Zeiss. I find FD warmer.
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    JazzBox reacted to Andrew Reid in The EOSHD Music Challenge   
    I would like to give my platform to up and coming musicians around the world to showcase their music through my cinematography to an audience of around 250,000 people per month. This is the EOSHD Music Challenge.
    Readers act as DJ - they can pick music from up and coming singers and bands, with suggestions that might suit the mood of my cinematography and future camera tests.
    Cinematic music is really important to me but I haven't been satisfied with The Music Bed or similar resources so far.
    How does the challenge work?
    1. Suggest a band or musician on this thread. They have to be up and coming not signed to a major label or already huge.
    2. I investigate and do the contacting of those which I like and credit you for the find!
    3. If they agree to let me use their music, they will find a new audience through my blog and hopefully sell some tracks on iTunes from a link on EOSHD. You will be designated as the discoverer of talent and winner of the challenge.
    4. You can have fun with this challenge and play DJ - use your taste to select the right standard of music to fit EOSHD and in turn you might discover new music yourself which you really enjoy listening to.
    5. My cinematography at EOSHD is purely an artistic endeavour and experimental, non commercial and does not make any money but for all videos featuring unsigned acts I will consider enabling the Vimeo Tip Jar and sharing the proceeds with the musician 50:50!
    This is a new idea and it will start off as a trial. If it works then great! If not then we will swap things around until it does, because I am determined to find new music and up and coming artists.
    Good soundtracks are really important for filmmakers and I believe in finding new talent. Perhaps you know some artists yourself? Perhaps you are one?
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    JazzBox reacted to andy lee in Old lenses for G6 - tight budget   
    I shot a job for client last week outside with it , you can attach NDs to it , I used Tiffens on it outside ND16 , 8 , 4, 2 combinations of - stacked to get the exposure I want - I just dont ever use Vari NDs as I dont like the artifacts they produce - its all hard NDs on my lenses.
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    JazzBox reacted to andy lee in Old lenses for G6 - tight budget   
    I dont use full frame so Im not quote full frame equivilants Im quoting actual focal lenths the speedbooster creates
    it is a very very good lens - a hidden gem - Canon got the glass on this lens just right
     
     
    with a speedbooster is the Full frame approx equivilant of 50-100 @ f2.8 which is a steller range to work in , 50mm being a 'standard lens and 100 range is right through to portait - this lens has little or no distortion suberb rich colours and nice solid blacks - and is sharp !!
    win win win !!
     
    see Ken Rockwell review here
    http://www.kenrockwell.com/canon/fd/35-70mm-f4.htm
     
    quote from Ken Rockwell
     
    The 35-70mm f/4 is unusually sharp right out to the corners, even wide-open, and has little or no distortion throughout most of the zoom range.
    The Canon FD 35-70/4 is also built tough; it's almost all-metal.
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    JazzBox reacted to Andrew Reid in $60 Pentax that's actually a $800 Zeiss with optics by designer of Stanley Kubrick's NASA glass   

    The Contax Zeiss Distagon 'Hollywood' 28mm F2.0 is a classic fast wide for full frame and is incredible on Super 35mm as well. Wide open it's one of the sharpest F2.0 wide angle lenses available and it has very little distortion.

    The Contax Zeiss version fetches $800 on eBay but there's a $60 wolf in sheep's clothing called the Pentax PK 28mm F2.0 which has a fascinating story behind it.

    [url=http://www.eoshd.com/content/10730/60-pentax-thats-actually-a-800-zeiss-with-optics-by-designer-of-stanley-kubricks-nasa-glass]Read the full article here[/url]
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