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    meudig reacted to mercer in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    I wish I could use a card writer because I have a bunch of high speed CF cards.
    With that said, what's the smallest SSD you've tested with it? I noticed SmallRig or Tilta has some new handles that have a space for the SSD built into the handle and one that has SSD and a battery with a record button. It seems pretty slick.
    On another note, I wish Sigma had chosen a different mount. I understand about their alliance with Panny and Leica, and although Sigma is starting to release some smaller lenses, there aren't enough native lens options to get me excited. More than likely I'd adapt lenses, but then the added size of the adapter/lens dwarfs the camera. I guess m-mount lenses are good options, especially considering the 7artisans/ttartisans options that are being released... like that lovely 28mm 1.4 you have.
    Speaking of... I found this video on Vimeo of the FP/28mm 1.4 combo...
     
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    meudig reacted to mercer in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    Happy Holidays!
    Since Covid-19 has made shooting possibilities pretty limited, I've decided to shift to micro short films. Here are some test frames using the Canon FD 50mm 1.2 L...
     
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    meudig reacted to power cheung in Sigma FP flip screen mod   
    Hi, everybody. I'm the author of this modification.
    It is currently only available in China, and will be released in November with a self-assembly kit that you can install yourself.
    The installation isn't complicated. You just take off the screen and don't have to take the device apart. The whole process takes about 20 minutes.
    No parts are damaged and can be restored to factory state.
    For $249, it's available through paypal for two to three weeks of shipping and $30 to $40.
    I would declare a lower value of the item to reduce the tax.
    Contact me at power_cheung@139.com
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    meudig reacted to Llaasseerr in Sigma Fp review and interview / Cinema DNG RAW   
    My bad, I forgot to apply the sRGB output transform to the two darker images. I wasn't able to edit the original post. Here they are uploaded again:
     


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    meudig got a reaction from Belle in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    Media Division released another video, I bet many of you already watched it. This time they are examining the Canon FDs and their similarity to the legendary Canon K35s. It's one hour and 24 minutes long, and holds the same quality as their video on the C/Y Carl Zeiss video. 
    By the way, there's a segment on removing yellow tint on thorium coated lenses with a cheap Ikea lamp @ 1h15m. I thought you might be interested @mercer
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    meudig got a reaction from mercer in Fuji XT3 vs Sigma FP (sort of...)   
    Also just got the FP, decided between it and the Fuji x-t3. Been trying to replace my bmpccOG for quite a while and didn't like any of the "stills body"-cameras I tested, also having a hard time justifying keeping several cameras. The FP seemed like a no-brainer.
    Payed about 1070 GBP body only, looks unused.
    Still undecided as for what lenses to get for it, vintage for sure. Maybe Minoltas? The metabones MD to L mount adapter seems nice.
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    meudig reacted to HockeyFan12 in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    35mm Schneider Cine-Xenon
    Trees and windows. 
     











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    meudig reacted to MrSMW in Fuji XT3 vs Sigma FP (sort of...)   
    I'm just going with the free Sigma 45mm f2.8 I am getting as part of the deal with the Lumix S5 + 20-60mm.
    Actually, I am going to flip between these 2 lenses.
    With the Sigma prime, I will be using the combo just like a fixed prime lens compact for all my 'personal' work.
    For family trips, I'll use just the 20-60 as it has more flexibility and on holiday, I'd like that extra versatility for less serious use.
    I've also decided that I will use the FP + 20-60 at the widest end only, all day at weddings purely as a stills camera for those rare times I want a really wide, but also on the tripod with power bank and Rode Wireless Go for pure long form static video capture during ceremony & speeches.
    So kind of 4 uses out of 1 unit with the 2 lenses which is pretty cool.
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    meudig got a reaction from John Matthews in The EOSHD Interview - Kazuto Yamaki, CEO of Sigma and Takuma Wakamatsu, Sigma Fp Product Manager   
    Great interview! Very cool of them to participate. Although I am confused by the answer to the question about a cine range of the f/1.4 primes... Mr. Takuma must have been refering to PL-mount?
    Sigma is doing great things.
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    meudig reacted to Matt Kieley in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    I was excited for the Media Devision video and watched it in full the other day. A few months ago I finally put together a new FD lens set that I converted to EF mount and de-clicked: 20mm 2.8, 24mm 2.8, 35mm 2, 50mm 1.4, and 85mm 1.8. I also have the 35-105mm 3.5 and 80-200mm 4 zooms but I haven't converted them. And I have a really shitty copy of the 24mm 2 that maybe I'll get repaired if it's not crazy expensive. The nFD lenses have been my favorite lenses for a long time, so I'm satisfied with the little kit I have, even if it is the "budget" option vs "Luxury" option. They're still sharp yet subtle and pretty. 
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    meudig got a reaction from noone in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    Yes! I was interested in this same thing as well.
    I've recently started looking at the FDs again after not owning any for a few years, and I am surprised by the price. Seems like even the FDn 50 f/1.4 or the wider f/2.8 lenses are more expensive now than when I bought and sold them. Weird!
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    meudig got a reaction from noone in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    Media Division released another video, I bet many of you already watched it. This time they are examining the Canon FDs and their similarity to the legendary Canon K35s. It's one hour and 24 minutes long, and holds the same quality as their video on the C/Y Carl Zeiss video. 
    By the way, there's a segment on removing yellow tint on thorium coated lenses with a cheap Ikea lamp @ 1h15m. I thought you might be interested @mercer
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    meudig got a reaction from JordanWright in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    Media Division released another video, I bet many of you already watched it. This time they are examining the Canon FDs and their similarity to the legendary Canon K35s. It's one hour and 24 minutes long, and holds the same quality as their video on the C/Y Carl Zeiss video. 
    By the way, there's a segment on removing yellow tint on thorium coated lenses with a cheap Ikea lamp @ 1h15m. I thought you might be interested @mercer
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    meudig reacted to JordanWright in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    A few stills from a shoot last night all on the Pocket 4K XL and CZ 35mm 2.8. 





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    meudig got a reaction from colepat in Hands-up who remembers Francis Ford Coppola preferring the GH2   
    Could be quite an interesting anthology! Some Night on Earth type thing.
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    meudig reacted to Inazuma in Nikkor 35mm 1.4 - a long, near useless review... with pictures   
    Ive wanted the 35 1.4 ais forever. I love the way it renders out of focus areas.

     
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    meudig reacted to Amro Othman in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    I've found my favourite lens ever guys. Totally has surpassed the PEN-F 38mm f1.8. 
    Can anybody guess which one it is? Hint: it's a Carl Zeiss made in Japan
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    meudig reacted to heart0less in A tiny 25/1.8 CCTV lens vs speedboosted Nikkor 35/1.8.   
    Hiya!
    Another extensive post coming from me - brace yourselves!
    Long story short: I tried to minimize my 35mm eqv. setup and see what potential drawbacks would this bring.
     
    Left side: newly acquired Newyi 25/1.8 CCTV C-mount lens bought for astonishing 23$.
    Right side: Zhongyi Lens Turbo II + Nikkor 35/1.8 G (officialy it's a DX lens [meant for Nikon APS-C cameras], but it happens to cover FF quite nicely).

     
    Goliath vs David:

     
    Operation-wise, it's difficult to pick a clear winner.
    Newyi, being a CCTV lens, is so tiny that it's rather tricky to wield, even with my  small fingers. Aperture ring is stepless and smooth, whereas focus ring is a bit stiff near infinity.
    Can't say a bad word about focus throw or focus zones overlaying one another - those are all good and allow to precisely nail the focus.
    Nikkor, on the other hand, isn't the most intuitive lens and is rather quirky to operate manually. There are no focus marks and the focus ring has little steps that can be felt while fine tuning.
    There is no aperture ring and the only way I can affect the aperture is via an AI - EOS adapter with built-in aperture lever.
    Having said that, Nikkor simply feels better in my hands. It may be bigger, heavier and not meant for manual use, but it is what it is.
     
    Newyi is advertised as a f/1.8 lens, yet it doesn't gather as much light as it really should.
    The same scene, shot in the same conditions, required a shutter speed of 1/60 when I used Newyi wide open, compared to a shutter speed of 1/105 when I used Nikkor (via dumb adapter, not a speedbooster).
    Speedboosted Nikkor gave me a reading of 1/160.

    That's a 2/3 EV of difference, which makes Newyi rather a T/2.2 (if not less) lens, not a T/1.8 one.
    Speedboosted Nikkor is almost a T/1.4 beast.
     
    Field of view between those two is almost identical.
    Nikkor has some serious barrel distortion, but it's due to it being a DX lens.
     
    Sharpness and contrast:
    Wide open Newyi is not only tack sharp in the center, beating the Nikkor easily, but also free of any noticeable aberrations/fringing.
    Unfortunately, it's less contrasty and introduces some ugly beige/red tint to the shadows.
    Some 100% crops.

     

     
    Those are my thoughts after owning the Newyi for 3 hours.
    I really wanted it to replace its bigger competitor, but to me contrast, color rendering and ability to gather more light is more important than sharpness and portability.
     
    Nonetheless, the fairy tale has a happy ending and Newyi managed to find a new host - Sony NEX-5.
    I hope my sister enjoys it, lol.

     
    Here is a photo taken with it on a NEX-5:

    And a 100% crop:

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    meudig got a reaction from heart0less in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    Mir-1B, Helios 44-2 (black, white markings), Jupiter-8.

    The front preset ring on all of these are super tight, but the second aperture ring is a tiny bit too loose, making fine adjustment difficult. The jupiter-8 is still pretty tight, and I do like the 85 mm, but as I don't shoot full frame it rarely gets any use.
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    meudig got a reaction from kye in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    Mir-1B, Helios 44-2 (black, white markings), Jupiter-8.

    The front preset ring on all of these are super tight, but the second aperture ring is a tiny bit too loose, making fine adjustment difficult. The jupiter-8 is still pretty tight, and I do like the 85 mm, but as I don't shoot full frame it rarely gets any use.
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    meudig reacted to thebrothersthre3 in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    Yeah they look nice from the pics and the seller had good feedback, so fingers crossed 
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    meudig reacted to Andrew Reid in Best camera designs   
    To really love a camera it must be a comfortable, fast sportscar, not a mundane commuting experience.
    Here's what I've grown to like the most, from the past year of camera releases which I've owned and shot with.
    NEW BLOG POST!
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    meudig reacted to fuzzynormal in The absolutely mega Olympus E-M10 III - Oversampled 4.6K no crop 5 axis IBIS for $500!   
    I have no idea even though I'm shooting on an em10iii now. John Brawley is a cinematographer that is familiar with Olympus cams. You can ask him directly as he might know. 
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    meudig reacted to Andrew Reid in GX80 in 2020? Graded AVCHD 24mbit 24p 28mbit 60p!   
    Has anybody tried taking the IR cut filter out of their GX85 yet
    I did for the EOSHD low budget camera challenge
    I broke mine but second attempt went well on a body I found for under £200.
    Should really share that footage some day
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    meudig reacted to Nikkor in Lenses - Sticky Topic   
    Mamiya Sekor N 35mm 3,5
     
     





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