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    BTM_Pix reacted to mercer in Lenses   
    Just curious... if you could have only one lens... what lens would it be?
    I guess based on what I own now, I’d have to choose tha Canon 28mm 1.8. At the risk of sounding corny, this lens always shows me how I’d really like to see the world. It finds the beauty and character in the mundane...


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    BTM_Pix got a reaction from sanveer in Organic looking Panasonic S1 footage   
    Sigma is very much still a family business that marches to their own beat so the continuance with the cameras is not really based on the cameras turning a profit in isolation.
    They are committed to Foveon because they believe it to be the best way to go not only technically but also because as they own the technology they aren't reliant on another sensor manufacturer. They also claim that making cameras helps their lens development by giving them better insight into the whole end to end process.
    Just as significantly though, Kazuto Yamaki, their CEO, also does it in large part as a continuing respectful tribute to his late father who started the company and who always dreamed of Sigma making its own cameras.
    https://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/latest/photo-news/exclusive-interview-80154
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    BTM_Pix got a reaction from Geoff CB in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Can't help thinking that the short end is a bit too long for the Pocket and I'm quite surprised they've made that choice of 20mm.
    I wish he'd backed up a bit when she casually mentioned they have a 25-300mm s35 zoom coming as well !
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    BTM_Pix reacted to leslie in bmp4k adventures   
    Did a bit of redesign this week, got two pieces cut on the waterjet for testing purposes. I changed the design of the ssd holder it now sits beneath the smallrig 15mm rails surprisingly  my measurements were rather accurate and all i had  to do was a little sanding to made things slide together. if i had to do it again i'd made things 0 .1 mm bigger for some wiggle room. The alloy clamp required the most time, broke out the dremel for that. The alloy holder clamp is a bit tall at the moment, i made it that way as i was guessing abit at the time. The last two pics are a bit of a mock up at the moment. i actually have the original clamp holder on the back at the moment. Not sure if i will get that machined to hold a step down ring or do something different. I am however happy that more progress has been made.




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    BTM_Pix got a reaction from heart0less in Lenses   
    Some non-ART (in both senses) Sigma lens stuff from the 17-50mm f2.8 OS
    This lens can be had for well under £200 used and usually under £300 new and whilst not quite in the same division as the ART series and quite a bit slower, I think it is a really good value for a general purpose constant f2.8 for APS-C users and unlike the ART lenses has OS with makes it a good choice for Pocket 4K.

     
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    BTM_Pix got a reaction from Emanuel in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    That has leapt in straight to number one in my list of "Bargain lenses that unfortunately are still overpriced by a factor of ten for my pocket"
     
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    BTM_Pix reacted to mercer in Lenses   
    Wow, those look great... very... cinematic. Sorry for the bad word. I think I may buy that lens and give it a try on my 5D3. It has a sharp, modern look with that slight vignette and corner softness that adds that bit of character. 
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    BTM_Pix got a reaction from meudig in Lenses   
    Sorry, forgot I said I'd do this so I belatedly went out yesterday to do a quick shot with the GX80 on the 35-350mm
    Well, two shots from the same spot to show its range.
    Shutter speed was 1/60th which is way below the reciprocal for what is effectively a 700mm lens on this camera.
    Its still so unbalanced though that I wouldn't recommend shooting it handheld irrespective of how good a job the IBIS does on it !

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    BTM_Pix got a reaction from meudig in Lenses   
    Some non-ART (in both senses) Sigma lens stuff from the 17-50mm f2.8 OS
    This lens can be had for well under £200 used and usually under £300 new and whilst not quite in the same division as the ART series and quite a bit slower, I think it is a really good value for a general purpose constant f2.8 for APS-C users and unlike the ART lenses has OS with makes it a good choice for Pocket 4K.

     
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    BTM_Pix got a reaction from meudig in Lenses   
    Sigma SD.
    If Sigma and Leica settle whatever is going on with the MC21 adapter then it will be finding a new home on the Leica as the SA version of the adapter is about £60 in Japan.
    Ditto the Sigma ART 30mm f1.4 as that came free with SD so to get it onto the Leica for £60 will be a real result but I just don't know yet whether this incompatibility is a forever thing.

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    BTM_Pix got a reaction from mercer in Lenses   
    Sigma SD.
    If Sigma and Leica settle whatever is going on with the MC21 adapter then it will be finding a new home on the Leica as the SA version of the adapter is about £60 in Japan.
    Ditto the Sigma ART 30mm f1.4 as that came free with SD so to get it onto the Leica for £60 will be a real result but I just don't know yet whether this incompatibility is a forever thing.

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    BTM_Pix got a reaction from webrunner5 in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    <cough £275>
    https://www.mpb.com/en-uk/used-equipment/used-photo-and-video/used-video-cameras/used-blackmagic-cinema/blackmagic-pocket-cinema-camera/sku-832050/
    Although this is possibly a bigger bargain 
    https://www.mpb.com/en-uk/used-equipment/used-photo-and-video/used-video-cameras/used-blackmagic-cinema/blackmagic-production-camera-4k-ef-mount/sku-786264/
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    BTM_Pix got a reaction from sanveer in Organic looking Panasonic S1 footage   
    Bad is putting it mildly when it comes to the pricing  and now that the L mount is not exclusive its looking even worse.
    For the price of the 24-90mm f2.8-f4 you can get ALL of the following Sigma ART zooms :
    14-24mm f2.8
    24-35mm f2
    24-70mm f2.8
    Oh, yeah, AND the Panasonic S1 to put them on with the adapter.
    So if there is some sort of protectionsim element to it then its quite understandable
    I'm still hopeful that the situation with the Sigma MC21 not working with Leica bodies is a short term anomaly rather than a permanent lockout thing.
     
     
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    BTM_Pix reacted to webrunner5 in Lenses   
    Nice street photography.
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    BTM_Pix reacted to mercer in Lenses   
    Yeah, those look great. I briefly had that lens for my D5500 and really liked it but sold it when I sold the Nikon. Are those screengrabs from the P4K? I assume they’re Leica though?
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    BTM_Pix got a reaction from mercer in Lenses   
    Some non-ART (in both senses) Sigma lens stuff from the 17-50mm f2.8 OS
    This lens can be had for well under £200 used and usually under £300 new and whilst not quite in the same division as the ART series and quite a bit slower, I think it is a really good value for a general purpose constant f2.8 for APS-C users and unlike the ART lenses has OS with makes it a good choice for Pocket 4K.

     
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    BTM_Pix got a reaction from mercer in Lenses   
    Sorry, forgot I said I'd do this so I belatedly went out yesterday to do a quick shot with the GX80 on the 35-350mm
    Well, two shots from the same spot to show its range.
    Shutter speed was 1/60th which is way below the reciprocal for what is effectively a 700mm lens on this camera.
    Its still so unbalanced though that I wouldn't recommend shooting it handheld irrespective of how good a job the IBIS does on it !

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    BTM_Pix reacted to Anaconda_ in DJI Announcing Something New On The 28th   
    At least you're 1 step closer to a new colour.
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    BTM_Pix got a reaction from sanveer in Organic looking Panasonic S1 footage   
    We have a conspiracy theory on the go about why this might be.
    Of the 11 lenses Sigma have announced, only 2 have a direct Leica equivalent so the theory would be that Leica, at least in the short term, want to have their Varios to remain the exclusive option for fast zooms.
     
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    BTM_Pix got a reaction from kye in Zoom F6 - game changer?   
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    BTM_Pix got a reaction from webrunner5 in DJI Announcing Something New On The 28th   
    I think I might print one of them later.
    In electric blue, obviously.
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    BTM_Pix got a reaction from kaylee in How Can I Be A Young Director?   
    You could create a narrative for a new sock puppet episode from the Race To The Bottom thread on here about how all the socks have been rendered homeless by the over regulation of the shoe selling industry.
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    BTM_Pix got a reaction from mercer in How Can I Be A Young Director?   
    You could create a narrative for a new sock puppet episode from the Race To The Bottom thread on here about how all the socks have been rendered homeless by the over regulation of the shoe selling industry.
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    BTM_Pix reacted to Andrew Reid in DPReview BANS links to EOSHD!!   
    Barney Britton has responded to say he is now consigning all my emails to his spam folder and breaking off communications.
    If he won't remove the ban on EOSHD at DPReview, then Amazon will.
    And I sent him this:
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    Barney
    It isn’t a closed matter or a case for the spam folder for me. I will be taking things to Amazon, putting in a complaint with them about the negative impression your forum ban is creating for EOSHD, the censorship of your own users and the damage it has caused to the reputation of my site. No doubt I will be pointing out the history of copyright infringement and slander on your forum to them as well, because I have screenshots of posts that were left up for months before being deleted.
    As well as the inconvenience the forum URL ban places on your users (and Amazon’s customers), it means that Google is picking up EOSHD related topics and discussions on your forum, placing these above the original topics on EOSHD and they are all orphaned without a link to the source, damaging the SEO ranking of my site and causing material harm to my income.
    The forum ban has been in place for how many years now - 3? 4?
    You have over several years wound me up to such an extent that you’ve created a negative impression with other staff at DPReview such as with Scott, Chris and Jordan, as well as your forum users. It’s an absolute disgrace. I didn’t have a problem with anyone else at DPReview apart from you and Shawn. Gannon makes a string of idiotic mistakes, but you’re persistently insidious. 
    Think about that next time you have the cheek to ask me to seek to edit my opinions on my own forum.
    Andrew
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    At least I managed to refrain from calling him a cock-womble this time.
    Time to turn my focus to Amazon, after all they are the real boss. It is time for Amazon to put an end to the personal vendettas.
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    BTM_Pix reacted to Andrew Reid in DPReview BANS links to EOSHD!!   
    Oh yes there it is, Amazon paying his salary so he can sit down with Olympus in one moment, then him criticising them publicly for tax fraud the next...

    Principled guy!
    Maybe he should run that Amazon tax story on the front page of DPReview as well?!
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