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  1. Hi, I ended up getting a BenQ32U: https://www.benq.eu/en-uk/monitor/designer/pd3200u.html The first one I got was faulty but no problem replacing it from BenQ .. just took a bit of time. When I hooked it up initially I was a bit disappointed but downloaded drivers for the graphics card and monitor and looked much better. I am coming from a 2013 iMac without the retina screen and really think its still great... The BenQ is a matt screen so a bit more subdued .. the colours are very natural, but its still taking a bit of getting used to as it seams duller than a gloss screen. The size is great as well for general work with multiple apps open. Editing is great as you got a nice section of the timeline and spend much less time zooming in and out. Also the room I work in can get bright so the matt screen gets washed out... never a problem with my iMac. Overall I like the size of the screen and its accurate colours but may have preferred a different finish (something you cannot see from buying online). If only my new computer was as good... it seams to crash a lot... not sure if its Windows or the computer itself. A bit annoying Thanks padraig
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    New Monitor 32" 4K

    Thanks for the advice... was going for that Viewsonic but went for a 32"... I went a bit over my budget but reckon it will be worth it: https://www.benq.com/en-us/monitor-backup/designer/pd3200u.html My new PC on the way as well Ryzen 7 with Vega 56 8G card so should be a nice setup.... Now to get my head around Windows after years of using Apple OS. Cheers P
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    New Monitor 32" 4K

    The more I look into the monitors the more I get confused... there are so many options and models. Really just trying to get something that would equal my 27" 2013 iMac. Not sure if an IPS is possible in my price range? Suggestions welcome On the short list are: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BVXGBHT/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?smid=A157EB1Z2TE0C2&psc=1 https://www.amazon.co.uk/Samsung-LU32H850UMUXEN-32-Inch-Quantum-Monitor/dp/B0727RQZBZ/ref=sr_1_6?keywords=LG+32UD99&qid=1562414463&s=gateway&sr=8-6 https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01NBH7IW2/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_1?smid=A2OAJ7377F756P&psc=1 https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07F733RYH/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_2?smid=A2OAJ7377F756P&psc=1 P
  4. Just moving from an older iMac to PC ... sort of dreading going over to Windows but giving it a go. On the hunt for a nice monitor under €500... 4k 32" would be nice... Any recommendations? Thanks Padraig
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    Gilles Deleuze

    Great stuff, just giving his books Cinema 1 & 2 a go... here is a nice podcast with intro to his work: There are nice essays in this book relating to film philosophy: https://www.amazon.com/Afterimages-Gilles-Deleuzes-Film-Philosophy-ebook/dp/B004445HMO/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=afterimage+deleuze&qid=1562263076&s=gateway&sr=8-1 A Thousand Platueas is fairly wild philosophy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Thousand_Plateaus P
  6. Have you seen Herzog's film on caves... really great. They also build an exact replica of that cave which is super interesting and thought about filming there myself: http://archeologie.culture.fr/chauvet/en Not sure about shooting a proper film in such sensitive locations... usually need permits and relivant insurance.... but I was shooting in a cave in Ireland last night... no crew, no permit. P
  7. Ricardo, you got it go'in on. Great cinematography... should be working as a DP on a movie set somewhere. I got a nx 500 that I use mostly for stills but must start using it more for video seen as it has the same sensor as the NX1 and people are gettign such great footage with it!
  8. Like wise, prices for the the 45 & 85?
  9. Thanks Christrad, good deal for sure... might just check if they will deliver to wet Ireland. P
  10. Hi Christrad, I don't think they deliver outside of Belgium or have you purchased from them? P
  11. That range of primes would cover pretty much everything you need and great quality. I also like the look of the 135mm 2.8, it is not supposed to be the best in the contax range but I really like it on the GH4 when shooting at a distance and you can pick it up cheap. P
  12. JazzBox, try the contax zeiss 35-70mm, 3.5..... its super sharp and has a bit of a cult following in the stills world ... I usually use it like two primes at the short or long end plus it has a handy macro function. P
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    Hi, I also give a shout out to the contax zeiss lens, I have a small set and all are great. One I like just for its versatility is the 35-70mm, it is super sharp if you are into stills and has a decent macro function. Not the fastest but great quality.... mine even survived a 6 foot fall onto the ground. Just one thing I am using the lenses on a GH4 with a regular c/y adaptor, I want to get a speedbooster but are there cheaper versions of the metabones c/y to m4/3? Or should I just get a c/y to eos adaptor and then the eos to /43 speedboster and stack the adaptors? Thanks
  14. Hi guys, the magic lantern workflow on the 5D does seem a lot of extra hassle even tho the images are great. In Ireland they hold their value as well. I actually owned a BMPC and sort of regret selling it, I had it with the original firmware and had to return it with some dead pixels, plus the poor screen and battery life was a bit of a pain. Once it is rigged up it works fine but I did not invest in it, so moved it on. I loved the prores files it produced and sometimes used raw... great for grading but for the way I work I prefer having a cam that can shoot top stills and video plus good erogonimcs. Thats why the NX1 is tuning my head and also I am on a tight budget. If cash was not to much of a concern I would probably looking at one of the sonys... A7r II, full frame, 42mp and IS looks the business. As mentioned none of the cameras are perfect and a bit of talent can make any of them shine. We are in lucky times that there are good options for any budget, in reality all the camera mentioned are dam good. The GH4 I have is cool but I do like some of the footage I am seeing coming from the samsung.
  15. Mattias, that sounds seriously tempting, I'll send you a message
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