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    bigp got a reaction from Kisaha in 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
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    bigp got a reaction from Sage in 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
     
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    bigp got a reaction from Emanuel in 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
     
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    bigp got a reaction from kaylee in State film commissions/Trynna shoot in a cave   
    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.
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    bigp reacted to anonim in Voigtlander MFT vs Contax Zeiss FF   
    Both lines are equally exceptional - just matter of taste and actual task which to prefer: milky and smoother Leica R's, or touch sharper and cotrastier Contax's. (And what is more interesting, their color characteristic are so deeply inner, that no matter how long I tried, for me it is impossible to achieve exactly the same character in grading process.) When I say "exceptional", I mean mostly mechanic quality and manual focusing precision. After 20 or so year, there's no rule which is better in that regard. When they were both young, I'd say that in general Leica's are tad better. But, contrary, I'd see more Contax's in well shape than Leica's. Also Contax has 60mm 1:1 macro, Leica R not, but Leica R has beautiful and not so expensive 28-70, while Contax has those exceptional and bulky push-pull zooms. Ah, indeed not to much lucky with zooms for m43 users!
    But, Vogitlanders for m43 IMO have traits of both character at different f values. (Some sort of m43 Cooks I'd even say.) Voigts rendering is also bit or two cleaner than Leica R and Contax which I had (you always have to calculate and age). In fact, as FF Voigtlanders are competitive both to Leica M and modern Zeiss lenses, it seems that these m43 variants have extremely successful combination of both know-how origin of competitiveness - besides it that actually the same factory Cosina products them and modern Zeiss.
    Of course, It's easy to understand question and worry about reselling value - but, once I understood that I'm working now, and that nothing better with tasks that I may encounter in near future doesn't need anything "better' or, to be truth, "more impressive to client" ... I choose to invest and keep those wonderful Voigts as best tools for me now.
    You know, lenses are more as human with character - when you find real one friend, than it's not so nice to think how to resell them later
    Their 0.95 for movies are better than Leicas and Zeiss 1.4 or 2 with speedbooster. People who point to 0.95 softness just don't use them correctly: there are always curvature to which have to pay attention. Their construction is well thought to achieve completely effective image at one zone of focusing. Better is impossible. Actually they are better than Leica Noctilux.
    I also conceived that, actually, I didn't like more optics and more complication with adapters.
    What people maybe often tend to forget is that - f0.95 is really T1.1 in the light gathering, but in depth of field it is not THAT uncontrolled shallow for video. So, having lenses that gather T1 and has depth of field of FF 1.8 value is fantastic and simple not existing in FF lenses world. Sigma Art's with speedbooster and some Milvus may be close - but I had also 18-35 twice and resell them because of sterile-and-oversharpening-undersmoothness in character (although unbeatable as run/gun tools), and Milvus have double price of Voigts.
    Furthermore, Voigts with, say, GH5 (especially with Sage's lut),  mostly  diminished importance of GH5s for low light, still keeping stabilization.   
    Shortly - maybe the main point is mine decision: living in afraid and permament recalculation of reselling and re-usage regarding money values, or learn inside-out best tools for my tasks. And I think there's no dilema: Voigts and Pocket and GHx series and probably Olympus or JVC etc. - at the moment produce image so competent that approach maximum level that human eyes can perceive, nothing to say about even more importancy of content, of inner beauty and aesthetic of respectable works.
    The same goes with Fuji or Sony - but for reason that is needless to repeat, my choice is m43 and Voigtlanders as lenses that IMO squeeze every drop of know-how and a la cameleon exchangeable artistic qualities
     
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    bigp got a reaction from ricardo_sousa11 in Your ideal NX1 Settings   
    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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    bigp got a reaction from JazzBox in Does it worth to upgrade to Zeiss Distagon?   
    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.
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    bigp got a reaction from JazzBox in Does it worth to upgrade to Zeiss Distagon?   
    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.
     
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    bigp got a reaction from kidzrevil in Changing from a GH4 to Samsung Nx1 opionins   
    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.
     
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    bigp got a reaction from Mattias Burling in Changing from a GH4 to Samsung Nx1 opionins   
    Mattias, that sounds seriously tempting, I'll send you a message
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    bigp got a reaction from Marco Tecno in Changing from a GH4 to Samsung Nx1 opionins   
    Ya, I seen a link to this crazy deal but they don't ship outside of Switzerland:
    https://www.digitec.ch/en/s1/product/samsung-nx1-body-black-28mp-cameras-2759475
    Its so weird they are getting out of the camera business with such a great product., who the hell knows whats going on. But the deal Mattias mentioned with the lens sounds great? Need to sleep on it!
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    bigp got a reaction from kidzrevil in Changing from a GH4 to Samsung Nx1 opionins   
    Ya, I seen a link to this crazy deal but they don't ship outside of Switzerland:
    https://www.digitec.ch/en/s1/product/samsung-nx1-body-black-28mp-cameras-2759475
    Its so weird they are getting out of the camera business with such a great product., who the hell knows whats going on. But the deal Mattias mentioned with the lens sounds great? Need to sleep on it!
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