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  1. i shouldn't boast, but i have a milking machine in the shed. No cows at the moment, sold them off because of the drought and someone bought them for more than twice what we paid for them so pretty happy about that. at the moment milk is $1.10 a liter no idea what that is in gallons don't really care either 😀 like ironfilms 2 liters doesn't go very far and i suspect all the other beverages were invented for those who can't handle milk 😉
  2. i might investigate this. i have a couple of inferred filters, a 680 and 720 nm from memory and one ir modified digital still camera. i should be able to fit something to the front of the bmp4k and see how responsive the camera is to inferred. its already a given that it would have an ir filter as pretty much all cameras have ir cut because, well infered red looks odd or weird even peculiar in photos. not that i have anything against inferred. i think the issue is our eyes aren't accustomed to seeing inferred and when we do it tends to stand out. if its a sunny day i'll try to get some footage with and with out filters then you can judge for yourselves
  3. red motorbikes go fast as well, they also slide pretty fast as well, don't ask me how i know this 😎
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    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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    Race to the bottom

    water creatures ? are you sure you haven't been smoking a little of what your cousin sent you?😉
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    Race to the bottom

    serve the chilled moonshine first, after two glasses no one will care !! Bonus points will be awarded if you get some vegans to eat the kebabs 🤣
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    bmp4k adventures

    If i water and fertilize it do you think it will grow ? 😀
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    bmp4k adventures

    i'll take one if i can get it in ef mount and 4k 😎 i was thinking of the lomography with the 3 kit lenses would be awesome, but if andrew and mercer can have a dianna, i'd be joining an elite group right ? bit of a detour now. When it cools down abit i plan on doing a camping trip, way out west, no mains power. So i have started preparations on a battery bank. This little beastie aught to keep me out of trouble for a few days. At the moment i have an switch and usb dual outlet socket. Need to get a dual battery charger set up in the car so the battery can charge while i drive. Then i can power or charge everything from there i hope. Also i plan on getting a set of bm cables to integrate as well. and anything else i can think of.
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    bmp4k adventures

    might have been a $100 us. However the aussie dollar did an impressive swan dive before i bought it (actually i dont even think the dollar has made back to the surface yet ) so it cost me alot more than that. Original stuff is always worth more i think, be it cars or camera bits. At this point i'm keeping it pristine :) . Been out with the p4k and the Olympus 15mm body cap lens to a local lookout and i quite like it. Maybe that's because a : i don't know any better or b : don't have anything better or c : all of the above 🙄 . has anyone bought a helicoid and inserted either a projector lens or enlarger lens inside it and how did it turn out ? i got to thinking about a helicoid after tuning the el nikor with the m42 extension tube.
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    bmp4k adventures

    after fitting the el nikor 63mm to a m42 extension tube. i wondered if i could i avoid an extension tube by using a m39 to m4/3 adapter instead. So i ordered a m39. Turned up a couple of days ago. here's a pic of the m42, m39 and el nikor. While the el nikor fits to the m39 to m4/3 adapter it protrudes out the back of the adapter by about a millimeter and a half. Which is shown in the second picture. Which hits the edge and or contacts on the bmp4k which is shown in the third picture. so using an enlarger lens on am39 adapter is a dead end unless i want to grind down the back of the el nikor and i'm not keen to do that at this point.
  11. ok everyone please wait a moment while gujarish inserts his spam links and mysteriously solves his issue Hello everyone,, just got a really beautiful example of a Pre-36 iscorama off eBay. However, while the optics are incredible, if i tilt the lens up and down it sounds like there's an element ever so gently tapping back and forth inside the middle of the barrel. It's very subtle. Should I keep this lens or return it? Or get it serviced by somebody? What are my options here
  12. when can we pick up our prototypes for betatesting ? 😎 you probably going to need a large sample batch to statically minimize the mean absolute deviation within specified control limits right ? 😉
  13. two pages back the was a video shot by moonlight. i wonder if that's how it was accomplished with a 0.95 and speedbooster. I googled supermoon and they can be as much as 30% brighter and 14% larger. So maybe a combination of all the above would make it doable perhaps.
  14. i think thats just hilarious. the whole forum is about making the best footage possible from some pricey cameras (alexia) to not so pricey (bmp4k) and others. People are talking 4k, 6k, 8k grading like a hollywood blockbuster and now we are comparing results or watching it on a phone. Is that some irony or what ?. I really cant be bothered watching stuff on my phone. Dont get me wrong, phones are great and i use the camera quite a bit for pictures for work and personal stuff. i also have about half my cd collection on a card in the phone to listen to. But to watch stuff online, i'll spend a whole extra minute and turn the phone into hotspot mode, fire up the laptop and watch it on that or the desktop at home. i personally dont find phone screens immersive or captivating enough (if immersive is the right word).
  15. i'd agree with that, couple times now, its had me scratching my head wondering if it was me accidentally turned something off
  16. nice work. like the plane speeding up and slowing down. i know its done alot these days but for some things its cool but that might be just me 🙄
  17. from a still shooters perspective, gary ayton photogtaphy likes the 85mm http://www.ayton.id.au/wp02/?p=4724 and the lonely speck recommends them for astro https://www.lonelyspeck.com/lenses-for-milky-way-photography/ how they go for video i'm not sure. it might help if you can tell us what camera your using, others can then chime in with their experiences. Judging from some of the samples that are getting shown in the lenses thread i don't think you can't go wrong with most lenses. But it all come back to what you find pleasing in a lens, that you find which may differ to what i find pleasing . Certainly some lenses are have characters that bring out subtle nuances that can be appreciated. In genera i am of the opinion, anything this is good on stills is going to be good on video. but thats a newbies appreciation of videograpgy.
  18. hey i'm left handed, you make being left handed sound like an impediment you should definitely rush out and buy a bmp4k now, it will improve your dexterity !!. Besides that, there is plenty of great footage shot with other cameras and i reckon there will plenty more great footage shot on other cameras. i'm not trying to sell bm cameras because well, there's no commission in it for me. i do however like stirring the pot every now and then, don't take too much of what i say seriously. If your making birdie movies would not the 2x crop on the p4k get you closer to the action ? i know where your coming from my fitness level sucks as well. I caught some rare bug three years ago which took alot of the fun out of everything, but there are people out there doing it tougher than me so im not complaining. i think the battery life is ok, certainly not spectacular. I tend to turn it off after i take a shot. it fires up in less then five seconds. maybe if i went to a carnival or a zoo i'd want another battery or maybe another solution perhaps still considering, but like anything, you have to work within the limits of what you have got.
  19. stop playing hard to get, turn to the dark side. We have braw and chocolate chip cookies
  20. leslie

    bmp4k adventures

    got a slot milled for the ssd and tried milling a depression for the tripod socket screw. Unfortunately gouged the side of the hole. As i proof of concept i know it works. Next week will be focused on some correct sized drill bits, clamps amongst other things and a mark 2. also learned that the el nikor 63mm enlarging lens does in fact focus to infinity on the bmp4k. so that one step closer too having an anamorphic rig
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    Lenses

    anyone notice a jump in ebay prices over the last week or so. i swear items i'm watching have jumped upwards of $20-30 . might just be the aussie $ doing a swan dive of the harbour bridge however. Been watching some pentax 17mm and 20mm and the same in canon fd mount they seem to be going ballistic in pricing, may as well just buy new. i think most people would assume your shooting stills and try to go around you. most people will look to see if if your about to take a photo. some idiots (like me) will wander about aimlessly hoping for 5 seconds of fame 🙄
  22. quite a few people in the bmp4k facebook page are getting theirs. Either bm ramped up production or everyone in the factory is finally back from holidays. I suspect that maybe production might have been a bit slow while they sorted some minor issues out. haven't heard of anymore battery doors issues. although i have seen someone get one with the buttons upside down a couple of days ago.
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    bmp4k adventures

    not completely diy, i have had a small rig for awhile i also have an elmoscope anamorphic lens plus some other bits and pieces, i'm looking to intergrate everything together in a nice robust package without the use of duct tape and chewing gum
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    bmp4k adventures

    been a bit busy this week. Had the 15mm olympus body cap lens turned up this afternoon. To late to have a play with lol. I also took a set of digital calipers to the bmp4k and got some measurements from it, had a piece of perspex lying around. Drew it up in cad and got it cut out at work on the waterjet , I'm calling this the mark one. Now that i have had some time to look at it there's a few things i want to change. i want to add about 4mm to both sides of the hand grip hopefully that will allow enough room to cut out a hole that will allow the battery door to swing open. i think it should work. i plan on milling out a space for a quick release tripod mount as well and finally horizontally mill a slot for my ssd to slide into.
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