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  1. Thanks. Did they make the V-Log upgrade free in the end or is there a chance of buying a second hand S1 without it?
  2. With the upcoming firmware update for RAW video, is there any reason not the buy a used S1 rather than an S5? The bigger EVF, LCD, Grip and larger HDMI port all seem like big reasons to get the S1. Anything big I would miss by not getting an S5 instead?
  3. Not sure if posting external sales links is allowed, please tell me if not :). For sale is a rare, 250mm minolta f 5.6 mirror lens, recently serviced by well respected lens technician "the lens doctor". The lens had its focusing system cleaned and readjusted, to ensure the best possible accuracy and the lens elements were removed, cleaned and treated with anti fungal solution to ensure the lens a long life. As a result this is in fantastic operating condition and will provide great telephoto images from its compact body, its a great companion to any mirrorless camera. Service cost £100 an
  4. Built from Adafruit parts, this is a very high quality 9.7 inch display for PC or Mac, based on a Retina iPad Screen. Ideal for photographers, graphics designers, app and web designers and videographers, with its compact size, great colours and dynamic range. This is a 2048x1536 retina, ultra-high pixel density, IPS display that can connect to any computer with a Thunderbolt/DisplayPort port. This product comes with a new 9.7" diagonal TFT display module (the same one used in the iPad 3 & 4), along with a custom made driver board, a wire monitor stand , 5M DisplayPort cable and
  5. Hey people, I've just completed a no budget short sci-fi film and wondered if I could get some opinions on it visually. I shot this on the Samsung NX1 (my first project on the camera) and certainly ran up against some of its limitations, like low light performance. Anyway, I've never been particularly happy with my own colour grading, maybe its just me being too harsh on myself as I know many of us are a bit self deprecating creatively. i'd be really interested to hear any comments or criticism people may have about the project. Thanks in advance for
  6. Thanks for the reply. Im mostly a Premiere editor and had been manually adjusting exposure in post to compensate for the shift already. I keep meaning to take a look into davinci myself, this might just be the excuse i need.
  7. Hi guys, I've had my NX1 for a good while now and I wanted to check to see if anyone had any picture profile advice. I've just finished shooting a 15 minute short with it over a year and have tested a lot of features during that time, including the bit rate hack. However, im still finding in the base image that blacks are a bit too crushed for my liking and I wondered if anyone had any suggestions based on my current settings. I'd like to get it a little flatter than possible as well so that I can use it more easily as a B cam for my C100, ive never expected it to be as fla
  8. Appreciate the replies here guys, much appreciated. I think ill take a punt on the Redrock as im using it on a C100 as well. Will update with my results.
  9. Hey all. I've got a Nikon 80-200 2.8 (not the push pull) that sees little use as the NIKON F to EF adapter i have is too wobbly on it and cant support the weight properly. Does anyone have any recomendations for a solid adapter that doesnt wiggle? Especially under the weight of the 80-200. I've seen the REDROCK micro adapter advertised, but havent seen a great deal of info on it. Any suggestions would be great. Cheers, Calum
  10. I realise things seemed to have cooled down a bit hack wise, but having seen the work on different resolution modes on the NX500, I wondered if any of the builds for NX1 had 4:3 video?
  11. After some thought, I have decided to list for sale my very rare Minolta 135mm F2.0 lens in MD mount. Two minor issues with this lens: - minor lens fungus on front element (this has now been killed off, but remains within the lens. Could be removed by lens technician) - minor scratch on rear element. Neither of these issues effect the image and I can try to obtain macro shots of both of these if required. Other than these two problems, the lens is in great condition for its age. With a smooth focus action and all lens markings clearly visible. Comes with original caps.
  12. It's really difficult to tell the capability of the lens from the Rokkor files site I think, it seems to be a pretty old article and its not the best choice of test shots. Speaking of not the best test shots... Heres too very quick and dirty shots out of my NX1, one photo, one video frame. Straight out of the camera (video still was fired into premiere for titling) Shot at ISO 200 at F2 and with the camera set to -9 sharpness. I tried mainly to focus on the smaller "eye" (or is that his projector like R2-D2?) and the lines around it. Like I said, its a very quick and
  13. Hey people, I'm wondering if anyone has either owned this lens, come across one in the wild or has seen other posts about it. The only post anyone ever seems to link to is this: http://www.rokkorfiles.com/135mm.htm To give you guys the story of this lens: I was gifted it from a family friend, photographer Harry Benson (if you haven't come across his work, do yourself a favour and check him out, hes a living legend in the industry). It was given to me along with a number of other lenses and a number of X700 bodies with motor drives. Unfortunatley it was first gifted to an uncle
  14. You could try the Hoodman Hoodriser. It upgrades 3" loupes to cover 3.5" and 4" screens. I bought one along with the HCAM4 strap super cheaply on eBay (I was lucky there was auctions, they are mostly buy it now). Combined with another lucky purchase, an LCDVF 3" loupe on eBay (cost £10), I built a loupe for my C100. Not as efficiently designed as the dedicated Zacuto loupe, but it works well enough. If you can get the hoodriser cheaply enough, it might just solve your problem.
  15. I'd personally sell the lenses seperatley. Also, do you have a price in mind for them?
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