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  1. 2 hours ago, TurboRat said:

    So is this correct?:

    1. Get the bokeh to perfectly round by rotating anamorphic lens

    2. Focus the taking lens

    For me, it's also rotating the anamorphic lens to something that doesnt look too distorted then fiddling with the taking lens. What I also realized is that your taking lens' sharpness will dictate how sharp or how focused your shots will be. I have a Helios and thought that the Sankor 16c can't focus. But I tried a Takumar and I got nicer, sharper shots

    1. Set taking lens out of focus where your subject is and wide open to get nice bokeh. 

    2. Make a shiny spot on your subject focus plane so you see the bokeh on the subject. 

    3. Turn scope both sides and see how the shape of bokeh change. You need a middle point where bokeh is perfectly round. 

    7. Now focus your taking lens as usual. 

    8. Remove the shiny spot if you don't want it on the shoot

  2. 11 hours ago, BTM_Pix said:

    Fascinating to see how little there was surrounding Vera in those days compared to how it is today.

    It looks as naked as the people who now stroll around the beaches there !

    And most of the nudists in the area are British! 😂😂😂

  3. For 1 year I have compiled a set of tiffen nd 4x4 of 1,2, 3 and 4 stops. All second-hand and from different vendors. For a strange reason, the 3-stop one (0.9) has that green tint, which the rest of the set does not have. Has tiffen's quality control failed? Or can it be a fake copy?

  4. 21 hours ago, leslie said:

    That's an interesting idea I'm going to have to try it and see if it can makes things any easier. pretty sure I have seen the short too

    It's hard for me to explain it in English, but that trick changed my workflow, going from having 80% takes out of focus to having almost 90% perfect focus. Remember that the key is to look for the perfect circle with the anamorphic block and then it's just a single focus with the taking lens. The bright object must be in the desired focus plane.

  5. I remember a master trick I learned from a YT channel (I think it was Erik Ivar Persson) for perfect dual focus on the fly:

    If we want to focus on a subject, say 3 meters away, we will put the lens taking lens completely wrong, in this case to infinity in order to get a pronounced bokeh on the subject. I remember lighting a bright object at that point of the subject (keys with a flashlight) and getting the bokeh at the desired focus distance. At that time I played with the anamorphic focus and that bokeh changed from vertical to horizontal, passing through a small intermediate point that was round. That is the desired focus point of the anamorphic block. Once in it, we corrected the taking as if it were single focus. It is an easy and fast method that helped me a lot.

    Dou you remember this anamorphic short? What's happened with his channel? 


  6. 20 hours ago, BTM_Pix said:

    recommend this Domke vest

    HI BTM! I really like this vest but I can't find it online or any Europe store. 

    Amazon will be great because I'm not sure what size will fit me (I'm 75kg/178cm). 

    For my work, this transparent pocket, is a must for credencial/pass card!! 

  7. Congratulations to the winners! I would like to propose a similar but different challenge for another edition: we would all use the same camera and lens, so the film differences would be by framing / filters / sound etc ... I would like it to be GH2 and Helios 44-2 58mm, a combination that many of us already have. So the choice of hack and gradding would also be free. Even the script could be common to everyone. A daily scene to choose from (go to work, buy bread, something like that). It would also be a fun exercise

  8. 19 minutes ago, ac6000cw said:

    See below, table from the manual for the UK version - 100 Mbps for 4k24p/25p/30p (30 minute limit), 150 for 4k50p/60p (10 minute limit)

    So yes, same bitrates as the G80, but honestly at £600 it's a steal...


    But if you have G80 already and can sell the body only for say 350_400 euros, it's a extra 300 euros for the upgrade... 

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