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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
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    New Monitor 32" 4K

    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. How much you asking for the 45mm. Thanks padraig
  8. Any prices on camera / lensif they are still available?
  9. 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!
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    Samsung NX1 or...

    Thanks Christrad, good deal for sure... might just check if they will deliver to wet Ireland. P
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    Samsung NX1 or...

    Hi Christrad, I don't think they deliver outside of Belgium or have you purchased from them? P
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
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