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  1. leslie

    bmp4k adventures

    Some footage from me stalking the sheep, shows my ninja walk isn't very ninjaish, more practice I expect. Next project is under way. Seen someone here on the forums mount a camera to the pole and I thought that might give some interesting angles. I think I have pretty much all I need to complete it. I have the L shaped alloy to mount the crane m2 gimbal, as it has two 1/4 tripods sockets one on the side and one on the bottom. That should give me a secure grip on the gimbal.
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    bmp4k adventures

    Took the new 12 mm lens and gimbal up to the local lookout. The 12mm seems to balance nicely on the little m2 gimbal. Quite happy with how it's all working out.
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    bmp4k adventures

    Hmm an issue uploading images
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    bmp4k adventures

    Picked the the olympus 12mm f2 on Friday arvo. Took some photos similar to the previous 15mm bodycap lens photos I had taken. The first is the 15mm f8 the second the 12mm f2. Not the same flower of course but it should provide for some comparisons. I had it set up for a time-lapse tonight. However a shower of rain prompted a quick recovery.
  5. I work in a factory running cnc machines and lately a waterjet. I dabble in video for a hobby. I got laid off, not long after covid hit here in aus and nearly everything got shut down. Spent about six- eight months off work. Ended up withdrawing 20k out of my super, as allowed by the government at the time. Paid the mortgage off and bought a 3 year old Mitsubishi outlander. Some might say I haven't had it too tough, and I can't say that I blame them for thinking that. Here in Australia we haven't experienced the death rates in other countries. Whether that's due to the government in
  6. Mostly weight constraints,camera is about 400 grams. With the little crane m2 gimbal. It maxes out at 720 grams or so. Which allows me 310 grams or slightly more for a lens. The flip side is being mft the olympus lens should work on the p4k as well. I did try some laowa rectilinear lenses in store however the weight was a deal breaker for me at this point.
  7. I looked at the olympus site last week was surprised that they still have mirror lenses listed for sale. For my purposes, I think only the bodycap lenses and the 12mm, 17mm and 25mm would work on the gimbal I bought. If I lean in any direction it will probably be those three, time will tell however
  8. thats almost like stealing it. let me know if you find a 9 mm bodycap lens at the same price. we could do a group buy
  9. You haven't even rigged it up at all. That's disappointing very disappointing. Not to mention not a life jacket in sight.
  10. Actually ended up buying the olympus 12mm f2. Gave it a bit of a test run in the shop, poked it out the window took a few shots. Looking forward to picking it up in a week or two. I think it weighs about 130 grams so still inside the weight constraints.
  11. i noticed it, but hadn't given it much thought as i was mostly trying to keep the flowers to around 300mm away. It usually lives on the camera, as it takes up no room and weighs next to nothing. Considering how thin that lens is its hard to imagine them stuffing too many optics in there, but your right it does a better job than one would expect.
  12. i confess up front i like flowers... m10 mark ii with the 15mm body cap lens between wind gusts this afternoon. I thought the 15mm did pretty well. i have the focus peaking set to the fn3 button. The 15mm has a little lever that allows for some control between 300mm and infinity combined with the peaking on the olympus, it allows for a small measure of control. Apart from resizing the jpegs are straight from the camera. not much vignetting either i think maybe noone was full frame ?
  13. I personally kinda feel its getting a bit trollish to drag comments/ jokes from one thread to another unrelated thread. I'm sure no real intent was meant. But like workplace accidents, jokes can go horribly wrong pretty quick as well. Its usually me thats ringing for the ambo's. I'm all for safety, but the issue can be getting other people to think in the first place. getting back on topic i have a couple of photos with the gimbal and 15mm olympus body cap lens, cant quite get the olympus and the 15mm lens far enough forward to balance properly, however i can get it to balance with
  14. i read this and thought bloody hell, he's taken up abseiling or not paying for his accommodation remember try not to feed the trolls btw i liked your sunset
  15. i have the 15mm f8 oly on my new e-m10 mark two, if i could find the 9mm bodycap lens at a reasonable price i'd probably buy it too. i'd hesitate to call it my sharpest lens but it does ok. For a go shoot project its probably ideal. I did lash out today and layby a 12mm f2 olympus lens which will be the most modern lens in my bag of lenses. Took the camera on a 4 hour round trip to the big smoke and tried the lens in store. it should work well with the mark 2 on the little crane m2 gimbal. Not the most fun thing perhaps but i am enjoying the little m2 gimbal i bought. i can throw e
  16. leslie

    bmp4k adventures

    finally had some action happening at the bird feeder. Its been some time since i built a bird feeder and placed it at the end of the garden. Some locals finally showed some interest this afternoon so i got out the with the bm p4k and the canon 500 mirror lens Pretty warm day today with a gentle breeze, i think the mirror lens tends to compress things quite a bit. which isn't that surprising. I got a bit of heat shimmer happening, that may be the mirror lens exaggerating things, i'm not quite sure. i'll have to try it again in the morning see it that makes a difference. the birds had a re
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    bmp4k adventures

    well its been some time but i sort off got one project finished. been back at work on and off for the last 3 weeks been learning to run a waterjet, which has been handy for my own personal projects and i learn faster when its something that involves me. Not sure exactly what the correct term is however i cut a circular slot in a piece of alloy with the water jet and had a local welder make a bracket out of it. Bolted the dof scale i made, on top of it and bolted the whole contraption to a pa speaker mount, results are below. It needs some sanding and a coat of paint but its finished enoug
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    bmp4k adventures

    another test of the olympus m10 and the p4k bit of a time difference between sessions. really nice conditions that night the best so far. barely a breeze. I suspect the best footage i will obtain will be with a full moon and no wind and better tripod. Still im happy with the progress, even if it is incremental.
  19. try https://www.flickr.com/groups/homemadelens/ perhaps this will help
  20. better conditions last night, two static images one from the p4k and the other the olympus e-m10 mark 2. The first should be from the p4k the second is the olympus. The olympus has a slight crop applied, oddly i would have thought the olypus with its 2x crop as opposed to the p4k 1.9 crop would have meant a slightly larger moon but that hasn't been the case for me. theres also a good chance that the issue could lie with me so i'll spend some more time on both. I have read that winter is a better time to photo the moon as the air is cooler and less turbulent, time will tell. Ideally i'm looking
  21. Got my eye on an OLYMPUS M.ZUIKO DIGITAL 17MM F/1.8 LENS. Weight wise it comes in at 120 grams well within my constraints. Its digital so throwing it on the camera and then the gimbal should allow auto focus through gimbal or phone app as I understand it. Being mft i should be able use it on the p4k as well I presume. Any thoughts ? Has anyone else owned one ? All my other lenses have been vintage lenses and no communication with the camera. So its all a new learning expirence I guess.
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    bmp4k adventures

    the moons back so i bolted up the mirror lens to the p4k and took a few shots. I do think theres a bit of atmospheric turbulence last night, it was kinda windy, confident it wasn't the tripod. I will however tie a brick to the tripod next time, just in case and hopefully with no winds i should get some nicer footage. I'll try the lens with the e-m10mark ii as well just to get some experience on both cameras
  23. Looking for a wide angle lens . currently using the olympus15mm. However I'd like something with a variable aperture. There is a weight constraint. I have bought a crane m2 it can stabilise 720 grams the em10 comes in at 390 grams I think. So I have 330 grams to play with. Type of lens doesn't really bother me vintage or modern. Something modern might be lighter and be easier to use if it works on the camera and can be controlled from the gimbal. Any suggestions ?
  24. Kye, i spotted one Russian lens that i own and a couple of takumars as well i think. Waiting for the moon to come out and play and I have some other ideas that I want to try out with the mirror lens as well. I did enjoy the link that iron films posted as well
  25. One could imply the same thing about nz and a certain other country
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