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  1. Yeah, not quite sure what to make of that vid. Interviewer promises hard questions...eh? Does not seem too knowledgeable either. Simply accepting the explanation on the codec and crop, no questions (I believe) on missing basic video features as peaking and giving the general impression of just being very happy to be invited... But the rep makes Canon's goals clear: 100% reliability from a camera that is primarily for stills, but can produce quality video as well. Doesn't sound too ambitious for this price range and from a camera line with this legacy. As such they leave a lot of room for the competition to sweep up hybrid shooters. Based on specs/value, but also on people's dissappointment and feeling of not being taken seriously. One can hope that that hybrid userbase and their buying decisions are significant enough to make Canon change its ways (...and surprise the world with a nice feature-rich firmware update) :-)
  2. Aaron, that vid sure looks good but it's made with an 'anamorfake'...Just a modified oval aperture + crop, no true anamorphic glass used ;-) Btw, Takumar 35mm F2 is a very nice lens.
  3. Congratulations on your purchase. Any idea how the single focus mod works? Cheers, Tim
  4. Holy crap what a list. Remember reading your piece on the C500, but I see it has to go now... What gear did you decide to hang on to? I'm guessing: GH4, A7SII, A7RII and perhaps a NX1 and 5D3? ;-)
  5. Yeah, this is some troubling stuff. The selfdestructiveness and irrationality... Just to give a follow up on my and @IshootbeforeItalk's (Tomas) experience since that megathread ended: under the pressure here, ES sent Tomas his Rangefinder to sell and make up for our loss. It was working but had a wonky rear thread, that meant we had to sell it with a discount. So we're still in the red (around 125 euro combined), but it's something... Now I just hope ES can come to his senses and clean up the mess he's made. But I guess his apparent inability or unwillingness is part of his issues...
  6. Holy crap 340 bucks for that Zacuto support! Thanks again for the tips, I'll keep an eye out for used gear as well ;-)
  7. At least that crop means there's some good APS-C glass to use for 4K (Sigma 18-35, 50-100) :-/
  8. Thanks Bioskop for the tip on the redstan clamp. I would indeed prefer it that the Isco would have two secured support points. The redstan on the back, combined with a support on the front might do the trick. The circumference of the front is huge though, so it might be hard to find a solution that secures the lens all around. Perhaps some tie-wrap will come in handy ;-) Initially I was thinking of using the Lanparte lens support to go around some 77mm rings stacked on the back filter thread. This combined with a support up front. But the rubber might not be quite as up to the task as redstan's clamp...
  9. Hi all, interested in hearing about mounting solutions for Iscorama 54 and/or Isco 16:9 Video Attachment. How do you keep it safe and (super)stable on 15mm rods? What type of support or lens collars do you use? I have one specific wish, as I would like to have the Isco secured to the rails without having to physically attach it to the taking lens. In this way I can remove the camera by it's cage handle for some lighter-weight shooting without the rail system. I already read through this older topic, but am looking for a more sturdy setup. Keen to hear your solutions, thanks!
  10. Great tinkering @HellVideoRazor. I look in amazement as it is far beyond my abilities haha...But I am a bit confused, do the Rathenower or Möller have anything to do with the Panatar from @ken's post? How is that Panatar anyway Ken? Looks like a big lens, but it's single focus you say? Can't find anything on it online, except for this old thread from here...
  11. Haha, I feel dumb now cause the 16:9 part is kinda obvious (mine says that too yes). So 1.33x it is and I guess this guy is wrong :-) l'll be ordering the regular step rings. Thanks again Tito.
  12. Thanks @tferradans. On the version: I have one without numerical, so just "Isco Video Attachment". I read somewhere that it's actually 1.42x, but to my eyes stretching by 1.33x looks better. Have to do some formal testing though. So by regular 95mm you mean 0.75mm thread pitch? I think i can see that the thread pitch on mine is wider/deeper (probably 1mm). Perhaps I'll just take my chances on a cheap chinese step ring, they go for a few euros on ebay.
  13. Hi all, simple question, can't seem to find a good answer so I thought I'd just ask the knowledgeable crowd here. So I found an Isco Video Attachment (same design as Iscorama 54, just different stretch factor). Besides being heavy, MFD is 2m which also impacts practical shooting. I have some 82mm and 86mm diopters to use so I would like to buy a step ring. Front filter size is 95mm. Thread pitch is larger than normal though...Does anyone know it's specifications and/or have suggestions for suitable step rings? Thanks a lot!
  14. Guys. A few deep breaths might be helpful. Believe me, I am as angry as anyone here and I want to be compensated. Ebrahim has committed himself to do something about that in the coming day, and providing evidence of it. We shall see about that quickly enough. Regardless, there is the issue of proportionality one how one should respond, certainly if you're not directly affected. Who decides what the 'punishment' should be and who should deliver it? I think @dhessel made some similar remarks. I feel this community (and it's administrators) can decide how to deal with the situation here. Whether that means a ban or keeping this thread on the site can be debated. Reaching out to a large pool of strangers (Ebrahim's contacts) and dragging them into this mess might be a bit much at this point, though. But that's just my 2 cents ... (or actually $275...blegh).
  15. Thanks squig. It was also up on reduser but someone already pointed to this thread. http://www.reduser.net/forum/showthread.php?134422-SLR-Magic-Rangefinder-very-interesting/page2&s=8fd7b48cbe3ad94297cb040334deef83
  16. @tweak Note that we're talking about a 2014 post here. It's factual content is correct. That was all.
  17. Now the last thing I was expecting was defending the content of a post of Ebrahim (Sr, Jr, whatever), but it is actually correct. I read it as pure sarcasm on the 'risks' of radioactive lenses (which are indeed small). A radiologist would know, as they are specialized MD's (consultants in english) in the field of medical imaging. Conventional X-ray and CT scans use radiation and they get trained in this. So perhaps this truly was Senior speaking, Who knows. Btw, in my own day job I work as a Family Physician.
  18. Hello everyone, there has been a gesture from Ebrahim through a personal message. We'll see if the deeds follow the words. Perhaps we should give this a few days. Thank you all.
  19. OP here. The other 'victim', @IshootbeforeItalk, had this conversation on fb chat; he stated that this indeed came from the fb account of junior, which is (was?) rather extensive in personal info.
  20. Yeah, in the context of what's happening in France this is all peanuts...so so sad for all those people just having a good time :-( Thanks Ebrahim Senior for replying (at least, if that's really you...). If what you're saying is true, I feel for you. However, please consider, and if possible, clarify the following: WU money transfer pick ups require an ID. I provided the name Ebrahim Ebrahim Saadawi. Collection of the money was confirmed. The conversation @IshootbeforeItalk had on facebook was with someone using your grandsons personal account, that's where that chat is coming from. So if hacking was involved, it is rather extensive... I emailed you wednesday July 13th on the emailadress you mentioned above (so before this forum post). You did not reply. Man, this thing is getting super weird. Fake identities, possible hacking. Like a Philip K. DIck novel..."A Scammer Darkly"
  21. Hi all, OP here. Thanks for the support. Healthy scepticism also always welcome, I know that would be my approach as well. This thread is not intended to just burn the seller down, I am not a hateful person and believe revenge is a dish best left unserved. Justice and taking responsibility are a different matter though. I am truly, truly baffled by what happened. Can't get my head around the fact anyone would do this for this amount of money. Whether it's junior (ab)using his shared account or if they're both in the know; both bizarre. Exactly because (Senior) Ebrahim's contributions have been so valuable for the forum I was hesitant to put this out, but this couldn't stand. Hopefully this gets sorted out.
  22. I love this place as I find inspiration and positive energy here, so I don't like posting something negative, but I feel you need to be warned. A month ago I paid @Ebrahim Saadawi for a SLR Magic Rangefinder he offered for sale both on this site and on dvxuser. He had previously done an extensive review of the Rangefinder, also posted on the EosHD forum. I assumed he was selling this unit; he told me he had no use for it and no interested buyers in Egypt. As he claimed there were no other payment options in Egypt than Western Union money transfer and knowing his excellent track record on the forum, I decided to give it a go. Yeah, really stupid me I guess. He went totally silent after my payment confirmation on June 17th. I sent four update requests since then through the forum's message service, which he all read (the site shows you this). Also messages through Instagram and email. Still no reply. Being certain (and baffled) that I was scammed I was considering what to do. Then I read @Tito Ferradans cautionary tale in Facebook's anamorphic shooters group of a LOMO scam he barely escaped (he also posted that on this site). On Facebook, another group member, Tomas, mentioned he also bought a Rangefinder from Egypt. Same seller, same story. So we have the second highest rated EosHD account ever (second only to Andrew himself) through which at least two people have been scammed. Now here is the catch: the account of Ebrahim is used by two people. Ebrahim senior, and his grandson Ebrahim junior (the profile signature also mentions this). The other buyer did get in contact with the seller, which turned out to be Ebrahim junior. It looks like Senior has build quite the reputation with posts I myself have also greatly enjoyed and learnt from. Junior pisses all over it now with this crap. We'll see if this post helps him reconsider, at any rate, other forum members may be prevented of becoming 'fools' (as Junior so sympathetically described me).
  23. Hell yes. You will be hearing more very soon. So angry man.
  24. This is Tito's scammer. In the facebook anamorphic group someone reported this seller...
  25. Thanks for sharing Tito, a healthy reminder. I'm getting suspicious I was also scammed in a transaction with a forum member here... Will give him just a little bit more time to explain or prove me wrong, but thus far my repeated requests for updates on the 'sold' lens have gone unanswered since paying. I'll keep the community here updated...and warned if my fears prove valid.
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