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  1. Because it's not supposed to be "to your liking", it's supposed to be as specified. There's a reason we have things like Rec709, etc. The TV should come with those set, then people can bend them to their liking (frame interpolation, contrast on max, etc.). I wonder how people feel who professionally color grade stuff for cinema when they see it played on consumer TV sets. People here hate on Sony because the colors aren't perfect and then think it's perfectly fine that TVs/computer monitors/mobile phones show everything completely distorted anyway? I'm still stuck with my 2008 Panasonic plasma TV that I setup as good as I could while using a display probe (incl. output LUT in Davinci Resolve, etc.). The picture is great and it tremendously decreases my pleasure of watching movies at my friend/family's places.
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    One lens for life...

    With the advents of IBIS in everything (which needs focal length information), I feel like the EF mount is actually more future proof with the zooms. Or at least a lot more convenient. I'd agree on some 35mm 1.4 lens on fullframe... or whatever is equivalent for the camera system. For DSLRs the Sigma 35mm 1.4 is amazing, with MFT I'm running with the Voigtländer 17.5mm 0.95 currently.
  3. I'd just wish the 35mm 1.4 wasn't so humongously big (bigger than the Sigma 35mm 1.4 or the first Canon 35mm f/1.4L). The image quality is really good for the price, as is the 85mm f/1.4 but adapting it to anything but a fullframe DSLR feels crazy out of proportion.
  4. But only from iPhone 7 / iPad Pro 10.5 on wards unfortunately. Yay, have the iPad Pro 9.7 and my work phone is a 6s.
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    http://myworld.ebay.de/eg-auktionen/ got it from the eBay seller eg-auktionen, they had a bunch of sizes and strengths. Not sure but he might only ship in Germany. That's what I read and they suggested that the warm is better than the normal one for dark skin tones. Played around a bit with it today but won't get the files onto my computer until Tuesday.
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    So after all the discussions here and always seeing Kidzrevil's stuff on social media, I'll give the diffusion filters a try. Got a Warm Black Pro Mist 1/8 off eBay for 28€ incl shipping. Should arrive today and I'll give it a spin on the weekend. Wish I had thought of getting a step-up adapter already to use it on the Voigtländer, for now I'll try with the Olympus 12-40 2.8. In unrelated note, we have now bought way more native m4/3 lenses than I wanted. My girlfriend hogs all the lenses I like but the 17.5mm 0.95 (she doesn't dig the manual focus). We now have the Panasonic 14mm 2.5, 25mm 1.4 and 42.5mm 1.7 and especially with the GX80 the size of the system is really neat.
  7. I wonder how much good "10bit HDR" capable screens will do when people use the phone in bright daylight, plus they're still tiny. Only like the iPhone 8 plus out of the new announcement. Legitimately considering to say fuck it and buy a Samsung Galaxy S8+ Duos instead, it's way cheaper already (can get the S8+ Duos for 825$ equivalent while the iPhone 8 plus will pre-order for 995$ here) and for most things I wonder if there is any difference in performance.
  8. I'm actually really happy with my Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (running LineageOS) that I've just put a new battery into but seeing how Adobe still didn't put the adjustment brush feature into Lightroom Mobile for Android which is in iOS, yes, I'll watch.
  9. That was a rather silent announcement. And it has a 1.85 crop, so slightly smaller sensor than s35 / APS-C. At US $3,999, it probably has to be rather good in first reviews to be a new, better alternative to the KineMini 4k or the BMD Production Camera 4k. I think they lost all hope to enter "western" markets when they completely dropped the ball on their Terra 5k, making their reputation even worse. They announced it April 2016, had some prototype thing this April but I'd bet we still won't see it in April 2018. That actually breaks my heart because the Terra 5k was the only dedicated video camera I was interested in so far (we can easily ignore the Craft camera that never made it out of render stage), seeing the form factor with the hand grip.
  10. Pushing this thread up. What are people using as their setups, excluding the "macbook pro while riding a train" crew? I'm especially interested in experience from people who use Davinci Resolve which is a bish regarding full screen preview. I am in process of planning how I want my soon to be available office room to be and I'm trying to not go full on money throwing mode (so clearly no 30k $ reference Sony OLED grading monitor).
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    Good idea! Maybe even the 40mm f/1.4 ... I'll see if I can test them at a store around here.
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    Random question: does someone know a vintage 50/55/58mm lens with an f/1.4 aperture that has rendering and color close to the Voigtländer mFT lenses? Somehow can't get myself to buy the 42.5mm f/0.95 yet.
  13. Well, here we go, apparently it controls the focus
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    The bold part made literally no technical sense. If I'm shooting 1080p, I'd rather watch on a (calibrated) solid, big plasma panel with native 1080p than on a 5k computer screen. How do you expect pixel exact scaling of 1080 pixels to 2880 pixels when it's a factor of 2.666666.... ? The 4k screen does nothing but blowing up 1 pixel into 2x2 pixel patches, except if it has an upscaling function and then it's not representative for the image but for how good that algorithm works. Regarding the color judgement, the thing you need is a screen that's color calibrated and a fitting workflow. That has nothing to do with screen size, screen resolution and only secondary with the brand it's made by.
  15. The question is though how much you can save on cost and/or size by omitting video if you still have to implement live view.
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    Ok, that was somewhat the expected feedback, I'm yet to hear of a bad macro lens. With the native Olympus 60mm f/2.8 I'm kinda shooed away by the manual focus-by-wire, but on the other hand it gives you neat automated focus bracketing for macro photography. I guess I'll look around a bit and then maybe get whatever I find a really cheap offer for.
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    gx85 to gh5?

    I have the GH5 since June and the gf just got her GX80 yesterday (we spent 2h walking around randomly and photographing stuff). Obviously the pictures and videos look more or less the same (besides that she doesn't have V-Log L and me being rather indifferent to minuscule nuances in color differences) and there's all the differences you find on the spec sheet (10bit, 150 Mbit/s, slow motion framerates, burst shooting, etc.). GH5 lies subjectively better in the hand, has better EVF, fully articulating screen, more buttons & wheels & the joystick while the GX80 is smaller, has the screen that swivels (keeping the footprint smaller than flipping it out to the side). Big lenses balance better on the GH5 but then you'll never get that into your coat pocket with the 20 1.7 on. Horses for courses, best have both We've put the GH5 into a cage for rigged handheld shooting, the GX80 will go on the gimbal. The GH5 is for shooting during the day, the GX80 you can also bring to a restaurant for pics, etc.
  18. To be honest I'm kinda surprised how short the lag between camera movement to the monitoring seems to be, I expected it to be worse (based on experiences with dedicated field monitors).
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    Is anyone using an older macro lens? I used to be really deep into macro photography a few years ago and actually just recently got the idea that I would like to shoot some insect documentaries, seeing how I'm a sucker for watching animal docus. I'm now considering what to get. I used a Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di in the past and the image quality is great for such a cheap, plasticy lens while going down to 1:1. But this time I'm considering to get something else to adapt to a Panasonic GH5 where I could get other lenses to build a regular set (probably speed boosted 28 and 50mm lenses with f/2 aperture). I'm currently looking into: Canon FD 100mm f/4 Macro Leica Macro Elmarit-R 100mm f/4 Minolta MD 100mm f/4 Macro Nikon 105mm f/2.8 Micro-NIKKOR AI-s SMC Pentax-M 100mm f/4 Curious if there's any experiences in that niche?
  20. I have the Zhongyi Lens Turbo II for Canon EF to mFT and then use a cheap Nikon F to Canon EF adapter to put my Nikons on the GH5. Did exactly the same before with a Zhongyi Lens Turbo II for Canon EF to Sony E when I had the A6300.
  21. For photography, 600 GBP max? Used Fujifilm X-T20 or even slightly cheaper a used X-T1.
  22. Stumbled over the video from @Brother that VSCO now rolled out beta support for using their filters, etc. also on videos for VSCO X subscribers. Imho that's great, especially for the Instagram Stories users, now you can have a consistent look between your pictures and videos.
  23. Did you even read what he asked? To the op: yes, for your application perfectly fine. Just composite it into the 16:9 frame where you have your CGI or whatever you green screen for.
  24. Not to derail the discussion, but if you want it exclusively to film green screen footage from a tripod, shouldn't you better invest into more light if you get image noise? A faster lens (no matter if it's a fast MFT prime or fast full frame lens on focal reducer or whatever) will also give you less depth of field, probably more vignetting, etc and I'd think that's downfalls you'd want to avoid for what you're doing? What aperture and ISO are you currently shooting the green screen work at that gives you the noisy image?
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