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  1. mercer

    Lenses

    Great image! I love silhouettes. I always thought the RMC 17mm 3.5 matched it fairly well. I guess it would give you about 24mm 2.5 speed-boosted on the P4K?
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    As I’ve mentioned before, I briefly had the Tokina Angenieux and it was pretty great. At the time I had the Canon 24-70mm f/4 so it was a little redundant. I’ve owned a few Tokina and Angenieux lenses and they were all great. I still have the Tokina 24-40mm 2.8. It doesn’t get great reviews but I just love the build quality and the character of the images from it. And the Angenieux 15mm c-mount was one of my favorite lenses back when I had the Micro. Btw, how do you like it with the P4K?
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    @noone I’ve never used a TS lens but they sound pretty cool. That clear zoom function must be so useful. In FF, I could totally get by with one lens... a fast 28mm would give me everything I need.
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    Just curious... if you could have only one lens... what lens would it be? I guess based on what I own now, I’d have to choose tha Canon 28mm 1.8. At the risk of sounding corny, this lens always shows me how I’d really like to see the world. It finds the beauty and character in the mundane...
  5. mercer

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    Wow, those look great... very... cinematic. Sorry for the bad word. I think I may buy that lens and give it a try on my 5D3. It has a sharp, modern look with that slight vignette and corner softness that adds that bit of character.
  6. Yeah, that was definitely cool. And soon as I can find one for the right price... hahaha. Yeah, I just read that. I can’t say for certain but it looks like it was some variant of ProRes and not Raw.
  7. mercer

    Lenses

    Yeah, those look great. I briefly had that lens for my D5500 and really liked it but sold it when I sold the Nikon. Are those screengrabs from the P4K? I assume they’re Leica though?
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    Lenses

    Cool, thanks. I was reading the other day that the Sigma Art 30mm 1.4 will also work on FF with only mild vignetting but since I shoot 2:35, I don’t think it will be an issue at all. Plus it’s so mild, it would probably add some character. https://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1541382/ It looks good though. Thanks, interesting test.
  9. Out of curiosity, what kind of work do you do that you need 10bit 4K?
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    Canon XA50

    I’m sorry but this just isn’t exactly true. Other than the 4K crop, the EOS-R has a lot of video features inside of it, including the highest bitrate, all-i video of any FF mirrorless camera. Sony is still using their paltry 100mbps codec. And unless you get the flagship m4/3 camera from Panasonic, you’re not getting much more in their $1000 camera as you do with their $500 camera. All of these companies suck. I’m not saying Canon makes sense with their choices, I’m just saying you can’t compare features from cameras that are 2-3 years apart. Canon has segmentation down to a science. They know exactly which users will buy what cameras and what features they really need. It’s just people like us that want everything from a $500 camera because other companies are trying to sell TVs. The early adoption of 4K will stagnate camera development for the next year. Hell, Sony hasn’t released an a7siii because they don’t know what to include in the damn thing that makes sense any more. It used to be that if they could add a few frames in burst mode and an extra half a stop in ISO performance, it was a decent model upgrade... now we’re actually discussing Panasonic and Sony offering 8K when they haven’t even given us great 1080p in their base models. You can only use one division of your company to prop up another division for so long. Hopefully, they really don’t believe that they have to jump to 8K video in the next evolution.
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    Canon XA50

    Because the M50 was released 2 years after the XC15.
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    Lenses

    This would be pretty cool if they made an EF-S to EF with electronics. I’d love to be able to use the Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 on my 5D3.
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    Canon XA50

    Yeah I would love a camcorder again. I’ve had a found footage movie idea forever that it would be perfect for... but the price. With the 10bit 1080p out... a Ninja Star or even a BMVA could be a nice little set up. The XA55 even has SDI. But again, the price.
  14. According to Canon rumors the update to the SL2 will have 4K 24p/25p, DPAF and 5 axis stabiiization by use of gyro sensor... “At the time of movie photography, camera shake correction of five axes is possible at the time of wearing of correspondence lens by the use of gyro sensor” https://www.canonrumors.com/the-canon-eos-rebel-sl3-kiss-x10-is-coming-very-soon-images-leak-ahead-of-the-official-announcement/ The wording is odd probably due to the translation but does this mean sensor based stabilization?
  15. Yeah, Zeiss put out a 35mm 1.4 and an 85mm 1.4 for Rollei QBM that have the triangular shaped aperture blades like the Zeiss B Super Speeds. The 35mm 1.4 is supposed to be amazing but it’s a little pricey for me.
  16. Sorry for the OT @Ed_David but I’ve been thinking about the FD-K35 comparison for a couple weeks now and how it correlates with the lenses I already own... I guess it’s better than my obsession a few months ago with the triangular aperture, Rollei Zeiss lenses that were derived from the late 60s Super Speeds, Scorsese used in Taxi Driver.
  17. I figured that but it was worth mentioning just in case. I tend to use a single lens a lot. My favorite focal lengths are between 28-50mm. My go to lens, on one of my short films, is the EF 28mm 1.8, which is its own thing compared to my other EF lenses, so I was hoping the FD 50mm 1.2 L could pop in when I need the extra length. I only paid a little more than the used prices for the EF 50mm 1.4, so I figured it was worth a test at that price. We’ll see. Not lame at all, the second shot really shows off the strength of that 24mm... there is just something about a fast wide angle. Also, as a side note, Sony’s Clear Zoom is really cool. Yeah, optically it is pretty great, especially for the price, but that focus ring... ugh.
  18. That review was with the nFD 50mm 1.2 and not the L version. I assume you based your conclusions on the L version and not the regular nFD 50mm 1.2 as they are two totally different lenses. I probably should have added that I’m not looking to build an FD L set, I’m looking for a 50mm lens that I can intercut with my EF lenses. The 1.4 is close but still isnt a great match. I’ve come to realize that I don’t really use my 85mm 1.8 that often because it is just too long for my style of shooting but my 35mm just isn’t quite long enough sometimes. But yes, of course, we’re the only ones that will even notice the difference. If the story is good enough, we could all get by with kit lenses and some cheap LEDs until we don’t have that light, or the batteries died and we could use that extra half a stop. Even though it doesn’t seem like it, I actually agree with you... I’m trying to lessen my load and if I don’t see a definitive improvement over the 1.4, I will sell it. And then I will decide if I’d rather have the L or sell it to buy the Sigma Art 50mm 1.4, since I don’t have many “modern” lenses.
  19. That’s true, but the FD 50mm 1.2 isn’t THAT much bigger. I already have a 1.4 Zeiss ZF that has that quintessential “vintage” look wide open but sharpens up nicely by f/2, 2.8 so my hope is the 1.2 FD will sharpen up at 1.4 and be razor sharp by 2.8 so I can sell the 1.4 FD and the Zeiss. With that being said, the FD 1.4 is surprisingly sharp wide open.
  20. Will do, I have a nFD 50mm 1.4 that was modified to Nikon F so I will make sure the 1.2 L is worth the extra money. Of course, everything I’ve read and have been told claims that it is. But if it isn’t, I’ll surely sell it and make almost double what I paid for it. It doesn’t really have to be that sharp wide open, 1.2 or faster lenses are really only useful for extremely low light or for that dreamy effect. So the question will be how sharp it is at 1.4 and f/2 compared to the 1.4 version... Hopefully it’s noticeably sharper because the red band makes me feel cool.
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    Lenses

    Thanks... I think? Sometimes it’s hard to tell if you’re being sarcastic. But I have no shame, so I’ll take it as a compliment... 🤣😜😎
  22. Any updates on the latest, or best build? Can it be downloaded from the ML Experimental Build page? Is the newest version of the MLV App the best, or only, way to process the MLVs?
  23. I’m going to try out ML Raw on the EOS-M just so I can test the 50mm 1.2 out before I send it to get converted. It’s one of the cleanest used lenses I’ve ever bought, so I cannot imagine I won’t like it. I’m hoping it will scratch my itch for a couple other 50mm lenses I either have or am interested in. I just looked a few days ago for the 24mm and the cheapest one I could find was nearly $1200 and it wasn’t in that great of shape. Good copies were listed for $1600... I don’t think I’ve seen a lens raise in price so quickly. I saw another FD-K35 lens comparison on IG last week but I can’t seem to find it now.
  24. mercer

    Lenses

    I was messing with some old, test shots from my film. This one was shot with the older non-ai version of the Nikkor 28mm f/2. I’m still deciding on a monitor, so this was graded with my non-calibrated MacBook Air... I’m slowly narrowing down my lens sets... finally.
  25. Great test, thanks! I recently learned the same thing about these lenses, which led me to buy an FD 50mm 1.2 L. Of course, the K-35 version is a 55mm and most likely based off the FL/FD SSC version since the 50mm wasn’t even released when the K-35s were released... but I prefer the 50mm focal length over the 55mm, especially since it’s supposed to be closer to a 45mm. I’d love the 24mm, but it seems the prices on that lens have went up almost a grand in the past year or two. To add, I’m on the fence and almost prefer the FD version due to the extra bump in contrast. They both flared fairly dramatically so for the difference in price... the FDs are a great substitute. I look forward to your real world test. Also, the old FL 55mm is a nice little, low con lens that has a really smooth look. It can be had for peanuts. Edmika does a mount conversion to EF through Simmod.
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