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  1. That doesn't look like the Gh2 viewfinder on the last picture you posted of your rig.. What is that? Is that a zacuto?
  2. ​You were right, shoulder pad is terrible... I may try the one you got. Counterweight is nice though.
  3. And the dremel worked! It was risky for sure but I covered it with a lens cloth and rubber band. Blew everything off the back lens and then took the cloth off. The back of the lens is fine. Thanks for the help! And now my the lens works fine in the Gh2- but people should know if they buy the metbabones contax g to micro 4/3 adapter, with a biogon carl zeiss 28mm lens, they will need to cut the ears off to make it work.
  4. Sorry what is a drimmel? Cant find that on the internet? CAn you show me a picture of the tool you would use?
  5. How would I test it without owning the lens? I'm not in a good place where I can rent lenses, so I'm not trying to be snarky either but I was just looking for an opinion from someone who is experienced with shooting with two different lens manufacturers, on the same film.. But you are right, there are probably a lot more variables, I was just wondering if it was a big problem right out of the gate using these two lenses together. Maybe someone who has experience with these two lenses. Thank you!
  6. If I used an SLR magic 25mm .95 as one angle and then a voigtlander 17mm .95 from another angle, in the same film, would this look weird? Can you use two different brands of lenses like that? Will it be more super noticeable? The slr magic and voigtlander in particular.. Thank you!
  7. I did try and unscrew the rear lens mount but no luck. It seemed to fragile like all the pieces would fall apart... I am struggling finding the right tool to cut these ears off- without scratching my glass- anyone out there have experience with this?
  8. Thanks so much guys? Gini Rig it is. I hope the shoulder pad/counterweight isnt too bad..
  9. I can't decide between the Gini rig and this one http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00IVIHDRQ/ref=ox_sc_act_image_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3QGM6ILKNM1RM both have great reviews, Gini rig is almost triple the price. Is it worth it? What makes the Gini rig more money?
  10. ​Would you say the ginirig has upgradeability? I am leaning towards this rig now with the recommendation but still open to other options, and are curious what other gh2 users use for rigs! Show me!
  11. Thanks! Maybe I will just keep this fotodiox rig as my back up.. I can't really afford zacuto, but could you or anyone recommend another rig with off set rails? (Under $500)... Follow focus isn't TOO important- I'm really looking for some good stabilization that's smooths but still gives the handheld look.. Im im deciding between these three but will take other recommendations ! http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00MLNMQZG/ref=ox_sc_act_image_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A32RC70H1ZRC9F http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00IVIHDRQ/ref=ox_sc_act_image_2?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A3QGM6ILKNM1RM http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00D0LQUQY/ref=ox_sc_act_image_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=AJCV7FG5IT9ZY thank you!!
  12. I just bought this rig, is there a way to add 2 bars instead of 1? and Cinegain- can you recommend a good/better rig? and does anyone know of anyone selling just the counterweight shoulder pad? From something like this http://www.amazon.com/Koolertron-Shoulder-Camera-Stabilizer-Olympus/dp/B00OJXMMZA/ref=sr_1_27?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1421797695&sr=1-27&keywords=counterweight+shoulder+rig
  13. I recently purchased this rig http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0095PTKMA/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o06_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 which is pretty solid but the shoulder mount is super weak. I need some type of counterweight because the rig is pretty heavy as is.. Can anyone recommend a good counterweight that I could purchase online? something like this but just got the counterweight- http://www.amazon.com/Koolertron-Shoulder-Camera-Stabilizer-Olympus/dp/B00OJXMMZA/ref=sr_1_27?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1421797695&sr=1-27&keywords=counterweight+shoulder+rig Thank you!
  14. If anyone has any tips how to cut these ears off easily, that would be great! Im struggling trying not to scratch the backside of the glass..
  15. Well I wanted the Contax G Carl Zeiss 45mm and then I heard the 28mm Biogon was a great lens as well - So I went with one adapter and 2 lenses, rather than 1 adapter and 1 lens.. But thank you! I am going to try and take apart the lens today OR cut off the wings somehow.. I will repost!
  16. it is fully locked into, it seems as firm as its going to get. It doesnt lock in the way I can still turn it and it pops out, but if I don't turn it then it stays in fine. Its just the adapter with the lens wont go into the gh2. The adapter goes in fine but with the lens is when it doesnt work. I am getting another contax g lens 45mm to check.. Any recommendation how to get these ears off? How to saw or remove ? Thanks again!.
  17. I can get the lens into the adapter ( I suppose) but then the adapter will not go into the gh 2. I am assuming it is the "ears" on the backside...
  18. Thank you Tupp! My problem is with the Contax G Carl Zeiss 28mm, which has two plastic blades on the back of the lens, that I think prevents it from mounting it correctly.. I thought I read about having to maybe saw these off or maybe customize this lens (Contax Carl Zeiss 28mm 2.8) for it to work with the metabones g to micro 4/3, and a gh2.. Anyone hear of this or know more info on this lens and adapter in specific? There are comments on that video that say it is flawed and the item doesnt work, is this true?
  19. So I just purchased a contax Carl Zeiss 28mm 2.8 Biogon and a metabones Contax G to Micro 4/3 adapter... I can not figure out how to make this work on my gh2? I can get the metabones adapter in the gh2 and I can also get the Carl Zeiss 28mm in the metabones adapter, but I can't seem to do both at the same time... Anyone know of any tutorials of how to install? I remember maybe reading something about needing to customize the lens to fit? Thanks !
  20. No its not live- just for dialogue scenes.. For example, we shot at a restaurant last week with two people across from eachother. We got a little over the shoulder shot but had to set up the camera on each person, and run through the lines.. I guess he wants it for time saving matters but maybe also so the acting is sync with each take? Either way, not sure if I am going to spend $800 on the same lens I already have- just trying to see my options.
  21. Anyone know the difference between the SLR magic 25mm CINE I and SLR MAGIC 25mm CINE II?
  22. I know thats what I figured- but my DP asked for another 25mm SLR magic lens to Match the one we have.. For Dialogue scenes going back and forth... Does this seem silly to have two of the same lenses for this reason?
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