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  1. Next project I had a chat with a friend of mine about using the mesmerizer with a set of M42 primes and the Krasnogorsk K3 :D
  2. hey thanks mr. Tony Wilson for your insight. could not agree more (or less? I don't remember what's the correct form) with what you said. The Mesmerizer we used we got told it shoot some of the historical Martini ad. don't know how famous those ad are outside of italy, or if you even know what I am talking about. :D I have, unfortunately, never been able to shoot with any isco lenses, therefore I won't be able to compare them. But knowing being a rehoused Isco 54 or inflight, now I will look for one of those on ebay :D Though, for ease of use, I have to say that the mesmerizer it's
  3. here's the link to the ebay listing. http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=142200867262#ht_500wt_1156
  4. Hi everyone. I decided that the Rangefinder is no use to me. I have barely used it, and it's basically like new. Nothing wrong with it. Attached are pictures of it. I will make an AD on ebay this week. Let me know if anyone is interested!
  5. Thank you Justin to find interest in this post. Magic lantern files can come in 16bit or 14bit depending how you convert them raw2cdng, mlvrawviewer and other encapsulate them in 16 bit. for example Magic Lanter RAW video converter 1.9.1 in 14bit I personally use Lightroom for all my .dngs or Adobe Camera Raw. Usually I create a look in lightroom and export it in .xmp via photoshop so that I can apply it easily to all the clips once I convert them in after effects (even though I think I will migrate to resolve and simply work with .dngs that way :D ) C) Digital Bolex if I am not mista
  6. My experience working with the mesmerizer and the CP2 made double focusing very easy. we shot all the footage between T2.8 and T4. Every time we moved the camera or we needed to adjust focus I could easily focus the taking lens onto my subject and then refine the focusing with the mesmerizer. We didn't need to rack focus for the type of filming we were doing, but I figure that a skilled focus puller could manage to pull focus on both the mesmerizer and the taking lens. A quirk of this optics is that the focus throw is actually an incredible 390 degree circa. you can focus beyond
  7. double focusing is not as hard as with other anamorphic adapters. and the optical quality is great.
  8. Hi Everyone. During my quest to understand how raw files work and what are the benefits of using one format over another, I never really found out a clear definitive answer. So i decided to start this topic in oder to do so. My fundamental questions are: A) Which raw files DON'T have baked-in white balance? B) Is there anything as logarithmic raw files? And the answers I have found so fare are: A) .ari files and Magic Lantern 14bit .dng files B) I don't consider .MXF or .R3D files to be raw but uncompressed video therefore no. Otherwise I would say that the only logarithm
  9. E i know! :D I have seen that link myself, but at the moment I lack the financial funds to buy the mesmerizer :D The king of anamorphic adapter in my opinion. and minimum focus distance is not that bad: 1.7m I found it it's more than enough to get close ups with an 85mm taking lens (That's what we used most of the time 50mm or 85mm plus the mesmerizer
  10. Hi folks, recently I was filming in Italy and we filmed everything with an F55 with CP2 lenses and this godsend anamorphic adapter that really blew me away. The sheer size of it, unbelievable! I only found a brief mention of it on the forum, but on cinematography.com I was able to retireve a bit more information. Anyway, for this shoot I intended to use my Kowa B&H, as I really pressed to shoot part of the short in anamorphic, but as you can imagine, without machining out a proper adapter for the CP2 lenses this was a no go. The thing that baffled me the most, is that, I have been i
  11. Photography and moviemaking are industries destined to disappear and became hobbies mainly. I believe that in 100 years from now, making movies will be a pastime of doctors, lawyers, engineers, bankers etc. (In some ways, it already is) and not a career anymore. Creating good images it's already so stupidly easy, and creating good content is incredibly easy if the majority of the audience has already very low standards. Paired with the fact that for most people piracy is legitimate, I believe it is only a matter of time before virtually anyone well off will be able to be a "part-time Spi
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