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Justin Bacle

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  1. Thanks a lot to all the competitors. This is a great idea for a contest and I love it.

    For the story, I went ahead and tried to participate. I picked a setup from what I had lying around, went to shoot and was pretty please with my day. However, when I saw the footage on resolve, it was so shaky that I couldn't use it. This was my last hope for this camera, and I had no time to re-shoot :s

    Just for laughs I went to shoot with this stuff. (Don't try this at home, this is the crappiest camera ever made for video) 


    I can't wait for the next round ! Congrats to all participants you all did great jobs !

  2. On 12/24/2017 at 12:02 AM, Zalem said:

    Hi Justin, hope all is well.

    How much are you asking for the Summicron-R 50?

    I own the same lens and absolutely love it but the front element (onto which I screw on my Redstan clamp) is unstable and sort of clicks thus regularly misaligning my anamorphic set-up if I don't pay close attention. Needless to say it's very annoying.

    Does your 50mm have the same issue or is the front element hold tight?



    I'll have to check that when I get back home (i'm on family vacation now).
    But one thing is sure, is that I would like to sell the complete set so that I don't have to bother with multiple sales and a Leicaflex camera with no lenses to go with :D 

  3. On 12/20/2017 at 11:37 AM, norliss said:

    I wouldn't worry about it. No-one ever seems to buy anything on here anyhow, we just seem to advertise stuff and talk about it :grin:

    I know, I'd have more chances to sell it on ebay, but I'll prefer if its helps someone in the community :) I'll put it on ebay at some point, but i'd prefer not to.

  4. 16 hours ago, jonpais said:

    Have you ever actually used a Fuji? Because the ergos are quite poor compared to Panasonic. The hand grip is too small, it’s got no swiveling touch screen, the menus can be confusing, it has a nonfunctioning app, the control buttons can be fiddly... The GH5 feels much better to the hands of this video guy than the X-T2. 

    I'll have to disagree, I have an X-T1 that I mainly use for stills and the occasional video. It is just the best camera in terms of ergonomics I have ever come across. Everything is accessible, and I never have to open the menu. Just love it. I used an A7S2 and GH4 recently, and I felt like every setting needed to go into a submenu of another not-so-obvious menu.
    I guess it's just a matter of taste, but I really love the Fuji handling and general use :) 

  5. On 11/16/2017 at 3:23 AM, jax_rox said:

    A rear-mounted EVF is, honestly, useless.

    I have to disagree, I have an AF100 (basically the predecessor of the EVA1) and have been using the EVF every time I went handheld (around half the time I used the AF100). I don't think the EVF is useless to everyone.

    That said, the only drawback I see to the EVA1 is the EF Mount. A shorter flange mount would certainly make a big difference to me. Everything else seems great !

  6. On 11/17/2017 at 12:10 AM, mercer said:

    Really, that’s pretty good. I had an Ikan monitor that ran off the same Canon batteries and it was annoying because they wouldn’t die at the same time so it seemed every half hour to forty five minutes I was changing one of the batteries.

    I have everything to power both the monitor and BMMCC from one sony NP-F battery but couldn't try it before I got my EVF. I still have to sort that out.

  7. 1 hour ago, mercer said:

    The battery life is definitely better than the Pocket, but it’s still not great. If you can get 45min out of a battery, you did pretty good. A couple of my aftermarket batteries would rapidly drop after the 30min mark. 

    I find the battery life very decent. I shot a small event weeks ago. 2 batteries got me for the entire afternoon with a bit of juice left. I guess it depends on the recording codec a bit.
    You can also power it using the 12V input on the camera.

  8. On 11/15/2017 at 4:14 AM, IronFilm said:

    And the 50D lacks 1080 internal or any sort of internal video at all.

    The 50D records 24,25,30p 1080p video. You need Magic lantern to enable it once, but the setting stays up, so you can record video without a magic lantern card. 
    Video quality is between the 550D and 5dmk2.
    Yes this camera is outdated for stills, but I never found it limiting in photography. You get, decent burst shots, nice colors and a very good build quality. Only high Iso is lagging behind new cameras.

  9. 4 hours ago, Turboguard said:

    Anyway, I want to check in with you guys who own it, what should I get for it? My current "run and gun" set up with BMPCC is just a cage and a monopod for weight, and going similar with the BMMCC I assume I basically just need a monitor? Was looking at the SmallHD Focus? Both camera and display can run on Canon LP6. Should I sell my metabones (nikon BMPCC) and my Nikon lenses and do EF, or is that just too much trouble for nothing (I don't personally see a reason as I always focus manually)? Uhm, yeah hit me with everything you got about this! 

    I have a BMMCC, bought it a few months ago a shot twice with it. I really love it, the image quality is great !

    I use it on a small run and gun setup (both spherical and anamorphic). I used a monitor at first, but a 7 inch is just a bit too big. I got an EVF since. You should go for a small monitor or EVF and you're good to go. I really love this camera, the codec is strong, DR and Colors are very good but I don't now how much of an upgrade it is compared to the BMPCC.
    I only used 60fps a couple of times but the quality was very clean !

    The only thing I have still to get is a cage, as I don't know how strong the HDMI port is on these. 

  10. 6 hours ago, Tito Ferradans said:

    Today's most frequent search on eBay: "Kalee Anamorphic"

    Awesome stuff, Justin!

    Thanks @Tito Ferradans, I knew posting these would make them prices higher. But at it is very uncommon yet, it won't change the market too much I guess.
    Plus, there are parts to make to be able to adapt it so that's a lot more work that people may think at first glance :D 
    But the results are very promising for sure !

  11. Hello everyone, let me tell you the story of how I got the cheapest single focus solution. And how it compares to the Rectilux HCDNA (results a the end of the post)

    Last month, I found this anamorphic adapter on ebay :

    It was cheap, and looked like a weird anamorphic projection lens using prisms. So I bought it (Gear Acquisition Syndrome :D).

    Then I took it apart to clean it, and noticed it consisted of two prisms (for the anamorphic part) and some kind of focussing solution in the front.

    So I 3D printed an adapter for it (around 5GBP printed at a local shop) and tried it. And of course it confirmed to be a single focus solution !

    So I had to test it ! Here are the results compared to the hardcore DNA :

    Taking lens : Super Takumar MC 105mm f/2.8
    Camera : Canon 50D
    Anamorphic lens : Schneider Cinelux
    Single Focus Solution : Rectilux HCDNA vs GB-Kalee Small Anamorphic (front part)
    (Same grade applied to all shots)


    Here is a picture of the setup :

    Of course, the GB-Kalee is less convenient : 

    - Minimum focus distance around 1.8m
    - Smaller element diameter (would work better with smaller anamorphic)
    - More difficult to focus (as my copy of this adapter is quite beaten up)
    - Needs a mounting solution for both back and front as there is no filters. (But the HCDNA is similar here are the threads are not standard size)

    So, What do you think ? 

    I personally think this GB-Kalee needs a rehousing !

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