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  1. 43 minutes ago, kye said:

    Interesting.  I watched some of the wolfcrow review of the LF (I know some people here don't like him, but he has more experience of the industry than I do) and he said that the feedback from rental houses was that the cameras with larger than S35 sensors just aren't that popular.  He suggested that the manufacturers might have overestimated lots of people would be coming from FF DSLR revolution to cinema cameras, but who knows. 


    Definitely so, I remember even Roger Deakins opted against using the alexa 65 for Blade Runner 2049. He didn't like the look and went with the mini and alexa xt! Full frame/large format isn't replacing super 35mm anytime soon imo

  2. 10 minutes ago, Kisaha said:

    No ND filter.

    They're working on implementing ND filters!

    I expect a few changes before the official release! 

    Looks like they'll have locking EF mount... (PL and MFT also)

  3. Cheers :) @mercer


    We had the xeens in pl mount and samyangs in ef... I believe we had a matched set for both: 14, 24, 35, 50, 85 and 135? Two Ursa Mini 4.6k's PL & EF.

    In terms of build quality the xeens are far superior; easier for focusing as well with no play in PL mount. I believe that if you can get a really good set of samyangs, they match really well in terms of sharpness and character etc. The xeens are ever slightly warmer and I would assume there is less variance in quality control.. (24mm especially).


    I love the 85 and 135mm lenses especially, and found little difference between the samyang and xeen versions. In terms of image quality. I mentioned before that the 24mm samyang has bad quality control and our version struggled below a t5.6 and had poor flare control. 

    For me, in terms of overall image quality the xeens have better quality control and maybe slightly different coatings? I just wish they released a 28mm; it is my favourite focal length for most scenarios on super 35/apsc. 

    (Sorry for blabbering on)



  4. They're still as relevant imo, nothing comes close in value for money in the budget cine market. 

    *The 24mm is the worst lens imo, due to the quality control! If you have a good one it's great but a bad one is literally unusable until t4-t5.6...

    The 85mm is the golden child of their lineup tho for sure! *


    Veydra were good but they seem to have dissolved? Although Meike's new lenses seem similar? 


    Canon EF mount is always a bonus as well.

    20 minutes ago, kye said:

    Oh, and that kit is showing as being on special now.. £1,915.83 for me, unless I'm special :)


    I believe that's before tax price? Still a great deal for 6 lenses and case! 

  5. Looks like Metabones will be releasing new speedboosters, specifically for the pocket 4k.


    There will be new Pocket 4k Speed Boosters® with new optics specifically optimized for the unique characteristics of the new Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K. We will disclose details in a separate announcement. Each Speed Booster® is designed specifically for the filter stack of the sensor. The existing Speed Booster® XL 0.64x and Speed Booster® ULTRA 0.71x have excellent optical properties on JVC, Olympus and Panasonic cameras but the forthcoming Pocket 4K Speed Boosters will work only on Blackmagic cameras.


    Looks like they've gone back on what they originally said regarding  specific adapters for the camera... 


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