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Timotheus

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  1. Seller Jim Chang is pretty responsive on Facebook, try there or by mail.
  2. If you don't need a speedbooster the mount adapters with ND built in from Vizelex are brilliant.
  3. Hi, I can confirm that Sankor Anamoprime and Compact are clones of Kowa 8z / 16h / B&H. Identical glass and body (after stripping down excess parts). These are a bit undervalued as such, since not everyone realizes this. The 5e I have never seen or worked with myself.
  4. If you go manual, and do video mainly, the Vizelex ND is a fantastic addition to the kit. I now have an 'internal' ND on my EF-mount Z6 πŸ˜‰
  5. Yeah the X-T3 with that 18-55 seems a good fit? Or also too heavy?
  6. The way Nikon handled the PR around the proresRaw update is so poor. I can understand that they were trying to generate some hype but still... Imagine they had announced proresRaw just now. People would praise them up to heaven. And bitching about a paid upgrade? I mean we don't know what it costs, but if it's in the GH5/V-log league, who would have cared? Now people feel as if Nikon is breaking promises or giving them a bad deal. They need to get this update out ASAP.
  7. At it's current pricing, the Z6 -is- a steal, if you regard it as a true hybrid (for photography use too, try that on a BMPCC4K). But yes, native lens options are limited...I don't mind as I am very much enjoying all my vintage glass in conjunction with the fabulous Vizelex ND mount adapter. I think user adoption would be greatly accelerated if third party lens developers got on board. The E-mount Tamron zooms and Samyang AF primes are killing it on the Sonys. Imagine that whole portfolio being available for the Z-mount (or Canon RF for that matter).
  8. https://www.nikonrumors.co/nikon-introduces-the-dedicated-3d-lut-for-n-log-feature-on-z6-z7-support-for-raw-video-output-coming-later-2019/ Some movement on Prores RAW. Still coming this year they say, but will require hardware servicing and additional cost.
  9. Cool stuff if true. I tried finding the source of this, but didn't succeed. Could you point us to the source of this, I would like te learn more. Thx!
  10. Five day old video from Atomos. Clearly committed to proresRAW. See their comments as well. Still no release date although they say "soon".
  11. Yeah we have IBC over here in september, perhaps we beat you to it πŸ˜‰
  12. Hugh Brownstone helps people wake up on the good deal that the Z system represents... Now having completed the basic trio 35-50-85/1.8, in lightweight, weather sealed, razor sharp, relatively affordable packages. IF they also deliver on proresRaw as promised in September-ish than I suspect we will be talking about Nikon for a while.
  13. Man, German pricing is wild. A Z6, FTZ adapter, 24-70 F4 and that wonderful 50 F1.8 combined for less than 2500 euro. Or leave the FTZ adapter and end up below 2400... I was looking for a lightweight hybrid (Lumix S1 therefore no option). No way I am gonna support cripplin' Canon. So it went between the a7iii and the Z6... Seeing the nikon AF improve so drastically after the last firmware, with the promised external RAW and now this epic discount: count me in as a first time Nikon owner. Now to hoping the small Samyang AF primes don't take too long...
  14. Man, 2149 for camera, lens and adapter. Irresistible πŸ˜€
  15. Yeah I think this has been discussed on the FB Anamorphic Shooters group. IIRC there is a small but clear advantage of the HardcoreDNA. I heard from @IshootbeforeItalk that the original CoreDNA goes a tiny bit wider still.
  16. Welcome Aaron! An additional diopter can still be helpful then, to further decrease the minimum focus distance of the variable diopter (obviously you lose infinity then, and you will have to account for possible vignetting). Which strength is useful depends on what you're shooting, but as the Rangefinder already goes to about 1m, I'd try a cheap +1 first for (extreme) close ups. You then have a broad range covered.
  17. Yes I enjoy his style too. But so does he πŸ˜‰
  18. This guy's style is a bit of an acquired taste, but he has a good nuanced take imo...the headphone jack, VlogL, unlimited recording, 120fps HD, assumably better AF and (for photography) 20MP make this a good upgrade, and especially for video shooters. A definitive G80 replacement? Nah. A great contender in the midprice range? Sure. And wait a few months and the price will be better (...and the G80 is now gonna be a REAL steal very soon).
  19. Very much so. Thank you for helping out man.
  20. @BrunoCH can you comment on the anamorphic functions of this monitor? Very interested whether it can display full size 2x stretch... Thanks.
  21. It's actually relatively easy as there are only two elements that are each fixed with one retainer ring. The rear element can be swapped out, and the Rangefinder's back retainer ring can be re-used. On the front, the element of the Fujinon is a tad smaller and thinner. However, when using the Fujinon's original front retainer ring it grips perfectly, as that also has a 82mm outer thread, and it has a 'rim' that fits snugly over the element's edge. Only aspect that needs some tinkering is finding adequate spacers to lay the front element on. Otherwise it ends up to 'deep' in the housing. I used step rings, which work just fine.
  22. (repost from the Anamorphic Shooters group on FB, but I thought it would be interesting for here as well ☺️) - SLR Magic Rangefinder hack - I was getting a bit tired of the blue blobbin' and bleeding flares of the SLR Magic Rangefinder. With the modified Century Optics wide-angle adapters being used for single focus rehousings (by POOLiβ„’) I started thinking of using similar glass as replacement into the otherwise fine Rangefinder helicoid. One 0.82x wide-angle adapter seemed very close in dimensions: the Fujinon WCV-82SC, also sold as RCV-82SC, and also sold under the JVC brand. Note the 82mm front thread, which is the same as the RF. Found one cheap, disassembled it and sure enough, the two elements are very close in size to those found in the RF. Rear element was easily replaced because it fits just fine, using the retainer ring on the back of the RF. But be very sure to put it in the right direction, very important! Front element was a bit more tricky as it is somewhat thinner than the RF front element, ending up 'too deep' in the helicoid. Now it focused way past infinity and not close. So I used some step rings to lay the front element on and bring it more forward. I then used the original retainer ring from the WA adapter to fix the front element in the helicoid. Tadaa...a new single focus in an old housing. Pro's: - wider shots possible - no more blue bleeding flares - close focus is a bit better also, I measured around 90cm, compared to listed MFD of the Rangefinder of 110cm. Cons: - somewhat more distortion at the edges and more CA - less sharp than RF in corners, but when using 2x anamorphics this is somewhat mitigated as the sharp center gets stretched out. - requires some fiddling with step rings behind the front element as spacer to calibrate focus range. Cheers, Tim P.S. You can find some (boring) test shots in the Facebook post.
  23. Yeah Viltrox is coming out with one too...the m4/3 version they have performed way better than the Kipon reviewed here, German YT channel ValuetechTV has a comparison if I remember correctly. It was much cheaper also, but we'll have to see how the pricing for this model works out. Manufacturer details here: http://www.viltrox.com/en/index.php?m=index&a=show&cid=145&id=227
  24. @Grimor Nice rig. Could you show the other side as well?
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