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    bamigoreng got a reaction from iamoui in EOS M official   
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    bamigoreng got a reaction from iamoui in Sony A6300 review (rolling) - Striking image but nagging issues   
    The new video from Kendy (A6300, Sigma 30mm f/1.4, Beholder DS1, M31 LUT by VC + curves in AE)
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    bamigoreng got a reaction from Miki de la Rosa in An adventure into the Panasonic GX85/80 begins - and a look at the Leica Nocticron for Micro Four Thirds   
    52mm UC filter + step up ring? Link: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=tiffen+ultra+contrast&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma&Top+Nav-Search=
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    bamigoreng reacted to mercer in An adventure into the Panasonic GX85/80 begins - and a look at the Leica Nocticron for Micro Four Thirds   
    Well, let me start by saying, I really liked the G7... but so far, I love the XC10... but I miss interchangeable lenses. But this is a long story for me... and it may be boring for you...
    Last year around this time I had just my eos-m, then the lure of 4K and a ridiculously cheap price tag brought me to pick up an NX500. I had a love hate relationship with the camera. By the time I started finding it's sweet spot, the G7 went on sale. Since I had a small collection of c-mount lenses, and the bundle came with a Rode VideoMic Pro I jumped on it. The NX500 was a little sharper and shot in Cinema 4K, but the ease of use and external mic plug in led me to use the G7 way more than the NX500... so I sold the Samsung.
    Shortly after that I decided to pick up the FZ300 for family stuff and I liked a lot of the features... I loved that camera. Without a doubt it was the most fun camera to go out and shoot with, but the IQ just wasn't there.
    Still happy with my G7, and my lenses, I just went on writing some shorts and planning some shoots. One of the shorts I wrote required some slow motion. I had read that the Nikon D5500 had really nice and clean 1080p both in 24p and 60p... all of the videos I saw online confirmed that. And since I had a small collection of Nikkor lenses, i thought it would be the perfect option... it was out for over a year and I figured the price would be well below $500 for a body only... even if it was grey market. Well it wasn't... the cheapest I could find at the time was refurbished for $600... which was a little more than I wanted to spend for a camera I would probably only use for one short and then I realized the BMMCC had come out and was getting glowing reviews for it's 60p...
    Once again I was lured in by the promise of natively shooting ProRes and Raw, so I sold a few things and bought one. For the first month I loved the camera... I was able to use old Kern Paillard lenses and the Raw image is just stunning... as is the ProRes... but it is literally the most unenjoyable camera to shoot with. I prefer to shoot handheld or with a monopod and the form factor of the BMMCC is not suited for handheld once you rig the camera up with even just the bare essentials. And the battery life is simply horrible. You cannot leave a battery attached to the camera, because it will drain almost as fast with the camera off as it does with the camera on in standby and the batteries take 2+ hours to charge, so you really have to prep your kit the morning before a shoot, so you can charge half a dozen batteries...
    But the image is just damn gorgeous.
    After a while I just got burnt out using it. It wasn't any fun rigging it up every time I went out to shoot... or break it down if I was moving to a different location. Since I consider myself a run and gun shooter, all spontaneity ran out the door because it was such a hassle to quickly reset shots... for me. Other shooters who are more used to rigs and the proper way of shooting narratives are probably fine with it... but for me... it's just not an option any more.
    Then one day I was reading eos hd and I came upon Andrew's review of the XC10. Now mind you, I was in love with this camera when it was released... I may have been the only one. Over time, every negative I had about the camera faded away as more and more footage emerged. 
    Basically my buying and selling of cameras and lenses over the past year put me in a unique position to afford the XC10 this year. So, after a little more research, I jumped in head first last week. I have only shot with it for a couple hours, but I enjoyed every second of it. I have been mostly shooting with the 1080p C-Log, but the couple test shots I did do in 4K... I was pretty impressed. Now I just have to learn how to expose C-Log properly... I'm starting to get the hang of it and how to grade it properly... I'll probably never get the hang of it.
    Finally, I originally intended to keep the micro and use it for really small, contained shorts. I have a few short film ideas that are only a couple minutes long. But after using the XC10, I don't think I could go back to the Micro, I think I would feel stifled. This leaves me without an interchangeable lens camera... Hmm? I love my lenses and I know eventually I will want to use them again. If I had to purchase another camera today... which I won't... I am leaning towards either the GX85 or maybe I'll stay with the Canon family and pick up a used C100... I actually bid on one the day after I used C-Log for the first time, but I didn't win it... maybe next time.
    Sorry for the long post. Basically, 5-axis ibis and IQ trumps the G7... even with the ability to change lenses. I also think the internal 4k to 1080 downscale, of the XC10 is better, to my eyes, than the internal 4K of the G7, with post downscale to 1080p. The G7 wins in the shallow depth category and with that in the lowlight category.
    The GX85 seems to have a better image than the G7 and it has 5-axis... but no mic input. It seems like there is no perfect camera out there, but the XC10 is the closest i have come to thus far. It seems like the GX80/85 owners feel the same about that camera... if it had the mic input, I may have chosen that over the XC10.
    Again sorry for the long, and boring, post but these things are so subjective, I wanted to give the history of how I got here... which may help people understand why I inevitably chose the XC10 over the G7, GX85 and BMMCC.
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    bamigoreng got a reaction from Michael Coffee in Lighting question   
    Yeah, it looks cool. 
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    bamigoreng reacted to mercer in Panasonic Colors and A3G3 Setting by EosHD Posters   
    I know, my purchases are getting out of hand. This time last year I couldn't dream of affording an XC10, no matter how much I wanted one. And then on my quest for my perfect camera and lenses, I acquired enough gear to resell for enough money to afford it this year... It's my own weird savings account. But now, I still have a bunch of lenses to sell and I still need a good interchangeable lens camera. I'll probably just get an Alexa next year...
    Seriously though, I am probably leaning towards the GX85 for my interchangeable lens camera, but I'm gonna wait and see what Canon releases at Photokina. One of my favorite things about my first outing with the XC10 for a couple hours yesterday was it reminded me of the good old days with Canon, so I'm intrigued to see what the new eos-m4 will bring, plus the rumored full frame mirrorless that Canon is supposed to release. 
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    bamigoreng got a reaction from mercer in Eos M question   
    Me too. http://www.canonrumors.com/some-canon-mirrorless-talk-cr2/
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    bamigoreng got a reaction from Michael Coffee in Eos M question   
    49.96 - 50.05? I guess this is normal.
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    bamigoreng reacted to Bioskop.Inc in Canon Picture Profiles 3rd Party   
    I'll second VisionTech - it's easily the best of the bunch by a long way.
    But remember that you shouldn't grade too much with 8-bit H264 files, as they'll fall apart. You need to get it as close as you can in-camera, then adjust for contrast & saturation and/or very minor cc.
    Cinestyle is absolute rubbish & looks rubbish, it requires you to grade the footage too much & you'll run into problems with 8-bit footage.
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    bamigoreng reacted to DevonChris in How I got scammed through "Ebrahim Saadawi"   
    Unfortunately, Ebrahim, when you chose to steal from other people, you risked ruining your reputation.
    I think this thread should remain on the forum, but locked, onced the matter is resolved. You are only refunding these people (if you actually do) because of the pressure brought upon you by this thread. If the OP had not started it, you might have been tempted to scam more people, given your previous success.
    You are a criminal because you have stolen from (at least) three people and you are a liar because you have lied repeatedly and continuously. These are not desirable characteristics for a Dentist starting out on his career and now future employers will be able to see how untrustworthy you are.
    You brought this upon yourself and risked a huge amount.
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    bamigoreng reacted to mercer in How I got scammed through "Ebrahim Saadawi"   
    This is the most sensible advice in this thread. Ed needs to relax, we all need to relax. And to be quite honest, I actually don't care about this all that much. The writer side of me has enjoyed the possible narratives but in the end this is just a big stupid scam and some people need to relax over it. This whole idea of occupy eoshd and involving some secret "anonymous" group is so utterly ridiculous, it almost makes ES's stories seem true. Part of me was interested in some version of the truth and hoped the kid would fess up, but the fact is the truth is pretty simple... It's a scam and the herd reaction of LoveFestEOSHD on one side and silly playground vendetta on the other is getting just as creepy as ES's persona. I enjoy this forum... But I definitely need a break from this bi-polar thread. And I really regret my part in it. 
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    bamigoreng reacted to Jonesy Jones in How I got scammed through "Ebrahim Saadawi"   
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    bamigoreng got a reaction from Mat Mayer in How I got scammed through "Ebrahim Saadawi"   
    Ebrahim, please... http://www.egyptcodebase.com/en/Mansoura-University
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    bamigoreng got a reaction from Mat Mayer in How I got scammed through "Ebrahim Saadawi"   
    Mansoura Post Office 8AM to 6PM - http://www.egyptcodebase.com/en/Mansoura
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    bamigoreng reacted to PannySVHS in How I got scammed through "Ebrahim Saadawi"   
    You are so very right, man! You guys, hold your actions on behalf of Andrew! His platform is not the place to organize collective acts as suggested on this page of the thread.
    It is Andrew´s place, not anybody elses forum to plan out activities against internet criminals!
    Andrew is working hard on filming, he cannot chim in at the moment, so let´s respect that and behave in consequence of that like guests in his house,
    not like operators of large scale web2.0 operations.
    If people wish to do so, they should use their own communication channels.
    @andy lee Do you follow my logic above?
    Though I´d leave that to the authorities as well!!!
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    bamigoreng got a reaction from Ed_David in How I got scammed through "Ebrahim Saadawi"   
    Ebrahim, please... http://www.egyptcodebase.com/en/Mansoura-University
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    bamigoreng reacted to Inazuma in How I got scammed through "Ebrahim Saadawi"   
    I have to say all this drama has been a refreshing change from the constant posts about motion cadence recently
    The idea of a short film about this is also interesting. We could each shoot a scene for the film. And the constant changing of locations etc in each scene could be tied into how the protagonist has a multiple personality disorder or something.
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    bamigoreng got a reaction from Inazuma in How I got scammed through "Ebrahim Saadawi"   
    Mansoura Post Office 8AM to 6PM - http://www.egyptcodebase.com/en/Mansoura
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    bamigoreng reacted to Chrad in How I got scammed through "Ebrahim Saadawi"   
    The guy is still laughing at you. Look at the final paragraph of his last big post that I quoted above. Ebrahim was so overcome with emotion that he suddenly lost the ability to type. Seriously? He is a shit liar, and he is still playing with you guys. The smugness hasn't gone away.

    As mercer said, people get banned on forums for much less than building their entire online persona on a lie and using the member base as a fishing pond for international theft.
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    bamigoreng reacted to mercer in How I got scammed through "Ebrahim Saadawi"   
    The only problem with this most recent love fest is the unexplained FB post where he mocks Tomas for falling for the scam. That is not the behavior of a kid who made a stupid mistake out of desperation... but you guys want to give him a second chance?! You probably think it's your fault when your wives turn you into a cuckold too. 
    Zach was banned for overly promoting his t2i in the goober way that he does and I don't hear any cries for his return, but you want to give a pathological liar that has repeatedly lied and stolen from this forum a group hug...
    I know who to sell my next lens to. 
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    bamigoreng reacted to AaronChicago in How I got scammed through "Ebrahim Saadawi"   
    It's a dot.
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    bamigoreng reacted to mercer in How I got scammed through "Ebrahim Saadawi"   
    Hey Ebrahim, listen I have been a fan of your posts for the past couple years. They made me look at tech and craft in a new light. I never even knew there were supposedly two of you. I appreciate you are making attempts to right this wrong with the 3 people directly affected by your actions, but you must understand that your words had a lot of credibility on this site... so you cannot blame the forum for being interested and invested with these events. So, in a lot of ways we are all victims of this scam. There is an unwritten trust in these forums and unfortunately you have yet to answer the basic of questions. I think if you were to answer, HONESTLY, the following couple questions, it may clear up some things for some of the members...
    1. Does your grandfather exist in the capacity he was represented in this forum?
    2. Does you or your grandfather have the first hand knowledge with all of these cameras, or was it theoretical at best and in some instances just a lot copy and pasting?
    3. Do you truly admit to scamming these people, or are you just admitting to it, because you feel bullied and you are just telling the forum what it wants to hear to end the ridicule?
    4. If you did perform this scam, then why? Your last excuse does not add up, in fact, almost everything you have said since the beginning of this does not add up, so what is the REAL TRUTH?
    5. What gives you the right to believe that you can con hundreds of people into believing you are something that you are not and then steal money from members of this forum and other forums and then think that we should just drop it because all of the sudden you are claiming to do the right thing?
    Answer these questions and I will stop posting in this thread... honestly your stories are getting quite boring now anyway but I believe we deserve the right to know the truth.
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    bamigoreng reacted to Kristoferman in How I got scammed through "Ebrahim Saadawi"   
    I doubt he's been planning the scam for years. It's far more likely in my opinion that he's been on the forum as a contributor and realized one day recently that he'd be able to get some money. A few thousand dollars is a lot of money to a young person in Egypt, as he's already admitted.
    Just a dumb guy trying to make a fast buck.
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    bamigoreng got a reaction from Ed_David in How I got scammed through "Ebrahim Saadawi"   
    23011000227 or 023011000227, same result on stolencamerafinder
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    bamigoreng reacted to Andrew Reid in How I got scammed through "Ebrahim Saadawi"   
    Hey guys
    First of all, really sorry for what has happened here. I'm still catching up on things, as I am literally in the middle of nowhere shooting in Italy.
    I am going to investigate at my end and be of any assistance the best I can.
    RedUser, DVXUser, perhaps we can all get together and share evidence.
    I'll return with a more detailed reply later.
    Cheers - Andrew
    I have access to Ebrahim's entire forum activity including PM inbox / sent items.
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