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    leslie got a reaction from mercer in bmp4k adventures   
    Not seeing much action down in the lenses forum, I have however continued doing my bit for someone's else's economy,  the Japanese economy actually. Bought a cheap nikon lens. The nikon 43-68 zoom, supposable the worst lens in the history of nikon lenses,  if the internet is to believed. You may ask what possessed me to do that ?  and i'm glad you asked, one reason, it was cheap 🙄 the main reason, was the flares it produces. Which i'm kinda partial to.  there is a type 1 with the lens details on the inside of the filter ring. Thats supposedly the soft version, mine is type 2 with the lens detail on the outside of the filter ring. 
    today has been  the coldest day of the year so far,  frozen water pipes till about 9 am . I think  yesterday was pretty cold as well. i did take a few shots with the nikon attached to the olympus e-m10 this morning however i'm having trouble uploading them, maybe the cold has frozen the internet as well.  🤔  I'll try uploading them again later. I will say it's nice to be able to mount full frame lenses on a variety of cameras. 
    Really been meaning to do spend some time with p4k lately. However since i came back from my roadtrip ( 2600k's in 5 days ) i put the t5 in a safe place and haven't been able to find it since. 
    Warning cuteness overload below...


     
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    leslie got a reaction from PannySVHS in bmp4k adventures   
    Not seeing much action down in the lenses forum, I have however continued doing my bit for someone's else's economy,  the Japanese economy actually. Bought a cheap nikon lens. The nikon 43-68 zoom, supposable the worst lens in the history of nikon lenses,  if the internet is to believed. You may ask what possessed me to do that ?  and i'm glad you asked, one reason, it was cheap 🙄 the main reason, was the flares it produces. Which i'm kinda partial to.  there is a type 1 with the lens details on the inside of the filter ring. Thats supposedly the soft version, mine is type 2 with the lens detail on the outside of the filter ring. 
    today has been  the coldest day of the year so far,  frozen water pipes till about 9 am . I think  yesterday was pretty cold as well. i did take a few shots with the nikon attached to the olympus e-m10 this morning however i'm having trouble uploading them, maybe the cold has frozen the internet as well.  🤔  I'll try uploading them again later. I will say it's nice to be able to mount full frame lenses on a variety of cameras. 
    Really been meaning to do spend some time with p4k lately. However since i came back from my roadtrip ( 2600k's in 5 days ) i put the t5 in a safe place and haven't been able to find it since. 
    Warning cuteness overload below...


     
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    leslie reacted to Ingerson in How to edit MiniDV footage so that it looks good   
    Follow up to my post about upscaling and de-interlacing with QTGMC and then playing with Midtone detail in negative values.

    Picked this frame since it's pretty classic DV and bad lighting. First frame is the original DV (in 720p timeline), then the upscaled frame and #3 the upscaled frame with -50 mid/detail, slightly lowered gain and lift and lowest possible glow. Screencap of Resolve at the end.

    Not really something magic, still not great, but definitely better.
     

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    leslie reacted to Brian Flint in How to edit MiniDV footage so that it looks good   
    About 12 years ago I did a lot of home movies of family using a Canon Camcorder with a DV tape. I bought a Firewire card, IEEE 1394, and fitted into my PC. With suitable cable from Camcorder to PC I transferred the recordings to the Hard Drive on my PC. This resulted in .avi file  720 x 576 , 25.00 fps , Data rate 28887kbps. Interlaced. In some cases I had 'wide screen PAL' ie 16 by 9 and in other cases I had 4 by 3 ( widescreen not selected when recording ). Back then I decided to transcode the .avi to mpg files suitable to burn onto DVD . The bit rate drops to around 6Mbps and I kept the frame rate at 25 fps interlaced. This gave good results for a family movie. A year or so ago, I decided that DVDs are not future proof and I need to make the footage be 16 by 9 with black bars either side if original was 4 by 3 and use progressive scan - ie de-interlace and use a resolution of 1920 x 1080. I felt the biggest problem was the de-interlacing of fast moving image - ie children running about. There is also another problem I find today and that there is difficulty to find an Editor which will accepting the original .avi files. Resolve 16 does not accept it.  Anyway I have managed one way or another to make the format to what I want, but I may have not choose the best way to do it. When I show the footage to my grandchildren they just see the content and couldn't care about the finer details of the quality.
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    leslie reacted to D4cl00 in The Gerald Undone Challenge   
    This right here.
    I am not enjoying your rants, Andrew, because (a) it’s a losing game, (b) makes you come across as bitter and (c) doesn’t seem to be your ‘groove’ and doesn’t accentuate your differentiation and strength. 

    Whether you are right or wrong isn’t the point; you can’t change the rules of the game and it doesn’t make for entertaining content.
    In my opinion, your strength is the intersection point between technology and creativity (I would love to see more of the latter to balance the tech side).
    You aren’t competing with bloggers, YouTube’s or even cinematographers if you create your own category.
    And that doesn’t mean you can’t voice a strong opinion as part of your concept. I just would rather see you fight FOR something instead of AGAINST.
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    leslie reacted to Anaconda_ in Teaser for my new doc   
    Bumping this, because I'm not sure it needs a whole new post.
    The second trailer is now finished, but I'd love some opinions before it goes 'live'. All comments and feedback welcome and encouraged!
     
     
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    leslie reacted to John Matthews in What comes closest to Hasselblad medium format look in video-land? EOSHD on YouTube   
    What the hell is this video, @Andrew Reid? This is not at all how to make a Youtube video. Here's what's wrong:
    You need to start it with something like: "Hi guys, this is your boy Andrew here with EOSHD" You should have pink and teal background. X-mas lights at a minimum. Shallow depth of field? Everything's in focus! Where's the mic? You should be eating that thing! Think 25-30% of frame. Where's the obligatory Squarespace or Skillshare ad? If you can't get that, you should be at least pimping some software like "Cleanmymac". If you're going to talk trash about Canon, you should at the very least put some links to it on Amazon in case someone accidentally clicks on it. NEVER tell others what you actually think about product(s), certainly not after using them. You're just supposed shamelessly promote them or trash them, regardless of any usage. Focus on the specs primarily. Your thumbnail needs to have some super-inflammatory phrase (in yellow) with your mouth wide open. Here's an idea: "HASSELBLAD GETS DESTROYED? Plus, I lose my SH*T!" Finally, you look far too normal. Can't you shave your head or get a tattoo on your face? I'm sure there are more things wrong with this video. You've got to love Youtube nowadays.
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    leslie reacted to BTM_Pix in What comes closest to Hasselblad medium format look in video-land? EOSHD on YouTube   
    Bag? 
    Singular ?
    In true YouTuber style, you'll have to market your own merchandise like this one -  "Camera Bag - The Andrew Reid Edition"

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    leslie reacted to MrSMW in Development announcement of Canon EOS R3   
    Spider-Man maybe, but not Batman as there’s zero contrast and good luck with The Flash.
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    leslie reacted to MrSMW in Decided to sell my GFX 100 is anybody is interested, let me know   
    Willing to trade for some magic beans?
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    leslie reacted to Tim Sewell in Best Budget Action Camera   
    By far your best bet here would be to keep an eye out on eBay for used GoPros. I recently picked up a Hero 3 for £50 and I've seen various 4s under £100. It might take a little while, but something good will appear in the end and will be much better than any brand new sub-100 model.
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    leslie reacted to newfoundmass in Best Budget Action Camera   
    I'm not sure that you'll find a decent action camera for under 100 euro/120 dollars, at least not new. You could probably find an older used GoPro for around that much?
    I'd go with the DJI Osmo Action if you go new. It's under $200 US, has 4K 60p and excellent stabilization. 
    But anything under 100 euro? I wouldn't buy anything new for that, as I'd expect the quality to be poor. 
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    leslie reacted to Andrew Reid in Had an outing with the Panasonic-Leica 10-25mm F1.7 on GH5   
    My first impressions on the blog:
    https://www.eoshd.com/news/panasonic-10-25mm-f1-7-first-impressions-sample-shots-from-gh5/
    Any questions let me know!





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    leslie reacted to Andres Aguilo in Had an outing with the Panasonic-Leica 10-25mm F1.7 on GH5   
    How about distortion, I shoot bmpcc4k and the is no automatic distortion correction so my 12-40 looks like a fisheye at 12... Really not usable for pro delivery. How would this compare? Anybody has tested it, raw image without the topical corrections....
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    leslie got a reaction from PannySVHS in bmp4k adventures   
    Just for giggles, i set up the gopro 9 on the mavic 2 pro. I have seen some videos of the mavics lifting stuff and wondered how they'd handle something mounted on top. Surprisingly well actually, didn't seem to be any tendency to tip. Although i flew it slowly to be safe. I think further testing is warranted, however i'll be ditching the mic and cabling as that was a bit of stunt for the camera.  I reckon if i mount the camera backwards i can get some for and aft shots that might give an interesting perspective.
    I did flatten a battery getting it up in the air. First off  the mount attachment and strap that secures it is fiddly to install, more practice may help solve that. Then i had sensor problems i think maybe the mavic sensor was picking up the gopro, so i turned them all off, then had magnetic interference issues perhaps i was to close to the house, trying to keep in the shade. In the end had to turn drone, controller and phone on and off three times. 

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    leslie got a reaction from barefoot_dp in On set power - Generator vs Block battery   
    Perhaps a combination of the two or a mix of solar in there as well ? Some of those modern generators are pretty small, efficient, and surprisingly quiet. I see caravans and motorhomes in the local showgrounds all the time with little generators. I have to go past them to get to the local mens shed. 
    After a recent encounter with having a fuel container in the back of the car and the fumes associated it, i have vowed never again. On a separate issue, I'm looking at a  6x4 trailer with solar panels on top. For my modest electrical needs, when i take off for the weekend. 
    I have a mate who has a converted toyota van, he pretty much lives in it due to circumstances outside the scope of this reply. I think he has 300 watts on top with a another 300 watts in one of those folding panel thingies. Pretty sure there's two large amp hour 12 volt batteries in there somewhere. So long as its a nice sunny days he's ok, if not so sunny, he needs to either plug in or run the van for awhile after about three days. Of course everyone's needs are going to be different. 
    I presume nobodies going to want genies running while shooting. At this point i'm almost giggling with the thought of ironfilms jumping up and down in an agitated state 🤣. As mentioned you could run a generator between takes and at the end of a day to counter any issues. If you do get a genie make sure it has a dc output for charging batteries and 240 volts. 
    Is a trailer out of the question ? With a 6x4 trailer,  you could get, two batteries, inverter and generator plus fuel and have room for lights and other things. If your running from batteries you could park the trailer as close as you can and run a lead as one option, then fire up the genie as required. You could probably free a bit of room up in the car as well no doubt.
    I should probably also mention, i recently had a visiting electrician tell me off, for plugging two leads together to extend the range. Apparently that's becoming a no no. Voltage drop and things.
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    leslie got a reaction from noone in Favorite lenses FD 24 1.4L   
    cruising through the fd lens section on ebay. Honestly i was only window shopping... when my eyes started watering. This aught to lift your spirits noone  there was also one for $7000 and another for $6500ish 

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    leslie got a reaction from kye in Long lenses, who uses them? Which do you like?   
    i went into town to get some photos, set up on top of mt marley but the mozzies were trying to carry me away. So it was a very quick trip home and threw the tripod and camera up in the back yard. First pic moonrise with the canon 500mm from mt marley. Second pic the tokina rmc 35-105 


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    leslie got a reaction from kye in Long lenses, who uses them? Which do you like?   
    super moon / blood moon tonight. Busted out the  canon 500mm mirror lens. clouds were all over the place and blocked my view of totality, still did get one nice image that i liked.   Conditions permitting next time i plan on filming with the p4k as opposed to taking some stills. May even have a new / second mount which will open thing up.
    The peaking on the om-d mark two is really quite helpful. Quite happy with the way its working out.  

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    leslie got a reaction from noone in Long lenses, who uses them? Which do you like?   
    Im surprised you don't get a bit of redeye with the built in flashes. From memory i used to get a lot of redeye whenever i used my flash on the camera still could have been my technique 🙄
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    leslie got a reaction from noone in Long lenses, who uses them? Which do you like?   
    super moon / blood moon tonight. Busted out the  canon 500mm mirror lens. clouds were all over the place and blocked my view of totality, still did get one nice image that i liked.   Conditions permitting next time i plan on filming with the p4k as opposed to taking some stills. May even have a new / second mount which will open thing up.
    The peaking on the om-d mark two is really quite helpful. Quite happy with the way its working out.  

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    leslie got a reaction from kye in Andrew's vintage lens guide   
    I presume that's how it works. so i'm  guessing we both can't be wrong. 😁
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    leslie got a reaction from Mark Romero 2 in Andrew's vintage lens guide   
    your a bad bad man, mark romero 2 😀
    might be good business for armourguard, guarding all those lens collections. 
    Although i think i have done my bit for humanity, redistributing the wealth during this corona virus. 
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    leslie got a reaction from Mark Romero 2 in Andrew's vintage lens guide   
    they have all gone up 🙄 i am looking at buying one fast 50mm f1.2 then I'm calling it quits on lenses. Well thats the intention anyway 😉
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    leslie got a reaction from ShaunC in Andrew's vintage lens guide   
    be careful of what ?  if i can acheive some thing similar i'll be happy. I know its a vintage lens and price wise its the cheapest lens, i have actually come across in quite some time.  You can watch  a bunch of youtubes on lens reviews and they'll all say they got it cheap and then you go search for it, its 4 times the price. this lens is actually cheapish even when you factor in the aussie dollar. the lens flare might be the only interesting thing in its arsenal but for me its worthwhile for its price. 
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