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  1. Gawd, that swindling sucker is unbelievable...shitting all over Andrew's c-log profile over there. OT: I vote for the 5d4... haha. Nahhhh...the G85 seems such a great value, is on my wishlist, but I'll wait for Andrew's review and the GH5. Also the Sony a99 ii is incredibly specced, for what it's worth.
  2. I'm not sure, but it looks as if the horizontal flares don't run perfectly parallel. But they should, so then that would indeed indicate misalignment in the anamorphic. Only other explanation (if the Helios on itself is working fine) is that the dual focusing goes wrong...
  3. Yeah, must be something wrong inside...If you're handy, you can try to fix it yourself. Tito has a recent video on improving sharpness on the Kowa B&H. As it is the same model as Kowa 16H and 8Z, it should apply to your lens also. Check it out
  4. Hey man. I liked this a lot and it got me interested in the whole story, so the trailer's main goal succeeds with me :-) It also showcases a lot of technical skill and polish (aerial shots, editing, grading and varied camera work/movements). If there's anything to critique, I'd second @mercer's point. The antagonist / danger is somewhat unclear at the moment we see her hiding (0:47-0:51) so perhaps a slight reorder might be even more effective. Another thing I realized when I watched it again, is that we only hear the score. Some ambient sound could elevate tension even more (running footsteps, breathing, screaming etcetera). But I realize that adds a bunch of work... Keep us posted on your progress, looks great!
  5. Nice to see you back here Tony, where've you been? Can never have enough stories about obscure and rare anamorphics :-)
  6. What you want is impossible, as a diopter always limits your maximum focus distance. So no infinity, but closer focus yes. Read up on Tito's site http://www.tferradans.com/blog/?p=7282
  7. Oh the title is clickbait for sure. But the content is not too bad. I believe he says he uses same settings for all situations, although I'm unsure if that includes WB. Still, doesn't matter too much, as colour science from different manufacturers can vary (see: the eternal Canon vs. Sony debate). Main takeaway for me is the awesome value the Panasonic delivers.
  8. :-) Max Yuryev did a comparison between camera's that differ a factor 8 in price, but for sure don't differ as much when it comes to 4k quality/useability Now I'm extra excited to go find a deal on the G80 haha
  9. I think Tony tries in this video and many others to get manufacturers to start innovating and deliver more value. Not only for the benefit of micro-attention-spanned millenials, but certainly also for dedicated, paying consumers. As Canon's intentional crippling of camera's is often lamented here, I would reckon this notion would gather some support? Among many, many other things: simpler menu's, touch UI, flawless connectivity through Wifi and GPS, easy firmware updates and an update of those friggin archaic top-lcd's have nothing to do with 'dumbing down'. These would be beneficial to everyone.
  10. Ah yes, that single focus Panatar...wouldn't that be a nice subject for @Tito Ferradans to tear apart in one of his chop-shop video's? ;-)
  11. What a great post to get started on this forum! Welcome and please share what you know, many interested enthusiasts here :-) And so there indeed does exist a 1.42x Isco haha...
  12. Yeah, the pricing this guy keeps pushing is quite something :-/
  13. Fascinating find, is it yours? Enjoy that beauty and keep us posted (and envious haha).
  14. Yeah...as a European this whole election and its outcome has been shocking, nauseating and pretty terrifying to watch. Here's John Oliver's take, for some laughter to go with the dread: So yeah...fuck 2016.
  15. So, I'm not a technical guy, but this sounds incredible. I could imagine slight panic at Canon HQ as their years-old camera's are to be turned into 10/12 bit RAW HD+ machines. Insane. Just hope that this is not the tipping point for them to go after the ML guys, law suits and all.
  16. Haha...might get my G80 after all...that looks to be the exact same issue on the GX85 (from 4:37 to be precise ;-)) Which they obviously fixed (???) as demonstrated in the G80 vs GX85 videos...
  17. Holy crap a 1000 pounds! Congrats indeed.
  18. It aint cheap, but it is a price that you see more often. If you wait, you should be able to get one like this for cheaper though. Negotiating is also an option of course ;-) If you find a Kowa 16H or 8Z for this kind of money it is a better deal.
  19. Damn, I was planning to get this too...Have good hopes this is fixable, but I want to see it happen before I spend the cash.
  20. This looks more like a rebranded 16D or 16C, like Sankor made but they also came branded differently. Ask the seller if there are any numbers on the lens body. It will help identify the model. The one you show looks to be smaller than Kowa B&H / 16H / 8Z (which share the same build and size). Those are popular because of high quality glass and large lens elements that allow for somewhat wider taking lenses. Having said that, if the lens you found is in good shape and well priced, it can be a good start for shooting anamorphic.
  21. Eh...it's in this thread, right!? http://m.ebay.com.au/itm/141997441693?_trksid=p3984.m1436.l2649&_mwBanner=1 (sold, but you can check how it looks)
  22. Yeah, there is a certain overlap in what you can achieve with different sized sensors. As shown, this goes for composition, but to an extent also for technical picture quality. Example: with a 25mm f1.4 on MFT you get the same FOV/DOF as a 50mm f2.8 on fullframe, but you also (partially) negate the smaller, noisier sensor because you have a faster lens. But there are limits as to what is practically possible. There is no MFT equivalent lens for the famous 50mm f1.0 on fullframe. On the other hand, you won't find a compact drone with a fullframe sensor (for now, ha!).
  23. I'm pretty sure Mattias didn't agree with what @bunk proves ;-) What kind of sensor differences do you mean exactly? Noise, bit depth, resolution etcetera? Sure there can be differences in technical picture quality, but as shown above: framing and DOF can be made identical while shooting from the same spot with different sensor sizes...by using equivalent lenses.
  24. And, did you buy one? Seriously zero reviews online, and I'm also curious about this thing
  25. Ah, what a shame...the video test is well done and clearly shows the issue. As the author from the video states in the comments, it looks like a 'tuning' problem on the IS...something that hopefully/probably? is fixable with a firmware update. @Hanriverprod sorry to hear your bad experience man, I had a 14-140 in the kit with my G7...toyish build and you could hear moving parts around when slightly shaking it. It did work fine though, so I attributed it to the plastic build. Great travel lens, but sold it because of the slow aperture and because I mainly use vintage glass for video. Hope your refund or switch for another model works out.
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