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    Mr. Freeze reacted to bjohn in Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera + Tokina 28-70mm f2.6   
    I have this same lens (it's based on an Angénieux design) and the same camera. It's great!
    Here are a couple of examples; this is on my original Pocket Cinema Camera, not the Micro, as it's faster to set up (no external monitor required as long as it's not too bright outside). Using a Metabones speedbooster, Nikon version as I also have the Nikon version of this lens (so I could have manual aperture control).
    and
    As a contrast, here's some footage of the geese taken with a Helios 44-2; I don't use a speedbooster with that lens so it becomes a telephoto on the Pocket or Micro:
     
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    Mr. Freeze got a reaction from Zeng in Best camera designs   
    2) The Pocket 4k/6k in a boxy design would be great I think. As much as I hate the buttons on the BMMCC (micro camera), I really like the form factor of it. Having a new Pocket Camera like this, with better buttons etc. would be a cool thing. In general, cameras being more modular in terms of external display, microphone, battery, recording media etc. would be a great thing.
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    Mr. Freeze got a reaction from leslie in A walk through the Forest - Lumix G7 + Sigma 8-16mm   
    Today, I took my Panasonic G7 with me, while walking through a forest nearby. 
    Recorded in UHD 25p, CinelikeV
    I used a Viltrox Focal Reducer to connect my Sigma 8-16mm to the MFT-Mount of the G7.
    This combination deliveres a really wide field of view, obviously.
    Grading was done in resolve, a warm, kinda natural look.
     
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    Mr. Freeze reacted to leslie in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    but if you have it, you may as well use it right 😉
    as forest would say, life is like a box of chocolates 😎
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    Mr. Freeze got a reaction from Emanuel in A walk through the Forest - Lumix G7 + Sigma 8-16mm   
    Thanks to both of you, @heart0less and @Emanuel
    I did this Video as a basic comparison to the one with the Micro Cinema Camera and the Tokina Lens.
    Same forest, same route, similar lighting to see how much close the color and can be shifted in resolve.
    While the focal length of the two Lenses can´t be compared, the setting was basically the same and as much as I like the G7 for its size and features, I know why I like my Blackmagic Cameras so much.
    For narrative work and other story telling videos, I´d prefer the Blackmagic-Look and gradability without hesitation.
    The G7 shines in other areas. It is an all in one package, without the need of a monitor, a handle or anything else besides the lens. The UHD is sharp and clear, while still being relatively small in file size. 
    For concerts for example, this combo with the sigma would be great.
     
    Now to the Lens and testing purpose:
    You have to be careful with movements and horizontal alignment. This effect really is very much in your face and can lead to irritation and distraction for the viewer. I only had a gorilla-pod with me, so I was a bit limited.
    In general, these shots weren´t meant to be overly beautyful or very show great composition. They should simply offer a basis for comparing the two cameras/looks, so I went for the same forest, but I kept in mind to test the G7´s dynamic range by having dark shadows of trees and the water as well as bright clouds in the sky. 
    Nevertheless, while the G7 offers less possibilities in post with Colorgrading, I am still satisfied with the CineV-Picturestyle. It is flat enought to push and pull certain values and the look I was able to achieve gives it a nice atmosphere. Still, the codec has its limits. But that aside, the G7 is a great little camera and the ultrawide sigma offers some great possibilities, just imagine this setup behind a drummer, facing the audience.
     
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    Mr. Freeze reacted to heart0less in A walk through the Forest - Lumix G7 + Sigma 8-16mm   
    Great read, thanks for doing this @Mr. Freeze
    You actually anticipated my question about your feelings about G7 vs BMPCC4K.
    Those are fair points.
    Don't hesitate to show off more of your work, it's always appreciated.
    ( :
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    Mr. Freeze got a reaction from heart0less in A walk through the Forest - Lumix G7 + Sigma 8-16mm   
    Thanks to both of you, @heart0less and @Emanuel
    I did this Video as a basic comparison to the one with the Micro Cinema Camera and the Tokina Lens.
    Same forest, same route, similar lighting to see how much close the color and can be shifted in resolve.
    While the focal length of the two Lenses can´t be compared, the setting was basically the same and as much as I like the G7 for its size and features, I know why I like my Blackmagic Cameras so much.
    For narrative work and other story telling videos, I´d prefer the Blackmagic-Look and gradability without hesitation.
    The G7 shines in other areas. It is an all in one package, without the need of a monitor, a handle or anything else besides the lens. The UHD is sharp and clear, while still being relatively small in file size. 
    For concerts for example, this combo with the sigma would be great.
     
    Now to the Lens and testing purpose:
    You have to be careful with movements and horizontal alignment. This effect really is very much in your face and can lead to irritation and distraction for the viewer. I only had a gorilla-pod with me, so I was a bit limited.
    In general, these shots weren´t meant to be overly beautyful or very show great composition. They should simply offer a basis for comparing the two cameras/looks, so I went for the same forest, but I kept in mind to test the G7´s dynamic range by having dark shadows of trees and the water as well as bright clouds in the sky. 
    Nevertheless, while the G7 offers less possibilities in post with Colorgrading, I am still satisfied with the CineV-Picturestyle. It is flat enought to push and pull certain values and the look I was able to achieve gives it a nice atmosphere. Still, the codec has its limits. But that aside, the G7 is a great little camera and the ultrawide sigma offers some great possibilities, just imagine this setup behind a drummer, facing the audience.
     
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    Mr. Freeze got a reaction from Emanuel in A walk through the Forest - Lumix G7 + Sigma 8-16mm   
    Today, I took my Panasonic G7 with me, while walking through a forest nearby. 
    Recorded in UHD 25p, CinelikeV
    I used a Viltrox Focal Reducer to connect my Sigma 8-16mm to the MFT-Mount of the G7.
    This combination deliveres a really wide field of view, obviously.
    Grading was done in resolve, a warm, kinda natural look.
     
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    Mr. Freeze got a reaction from heart0less in Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera + Tokina 28-70mm f2.6   
    I recently got an older Tokina 28-70mm f2.6/2.8 for a great price (used look on the outside, but it is what´s inside, that counts 😆).
    So I used my Viltrox Focal Reducer (Nikon to MFT) and used it with my Micro Cinema Camera. I already knew that this lens is more on the Vintage-side, that´s why I wanted on in the first place. So I´d say 2.6 is very soft, too soft for my taste actually, so most shots start at f4 and go up to f8 for some shots. There is one shot at f2.6, but it just proved that the softness wide open is really obvious.
    Still, a great lens that can deliver a great vintage look, gives a nice bokeh and is really well crafted:
     
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    Mr. Freeze got a reaction from MicahMahaffey in Music Video Shot on Sony A6300   
    I see a PRS Guitar, I click on "like".
    But seriously, there are some really nice shots in this video. 
    But it kinda doesn´t know what it wants to be. A music video connected to the song and the artist, or a behind the scenes/studio clip with him sitting in front of the iMac.
    Still, for a one hour shot with that small sony, it´s a nice result. Was the black and white look previously planned done on purpose or was maybe the grading with mixed lighing too stressfull?
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    Mr. Freeze got a reaction from Kisaha in Music Video Shot on Sony A6300   
    I see a PRS Guitar, I click on "like".
    But seriously, there are some really nice shots in this video. 
    But it kinda doesn´t know what it wants to be. A music video connected to the song and the artist, or a behind the scenes/studio clip with him sitting in front of the iMac.
    Still, for a one hour shot with that small sony, it´s a nice result. Was the black and white look previously planned done on purpose or was maybe the grading with mixed lighing too stressfull?
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    Mr. Freeze reacted to MicahMahaffey in Music Video Shot on Sony A6300   
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXRCi6zxBFE
    I had one hour to shoot a quick music video, the A6300 did the trick. Let me know what you think 
     
     
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    Mr. Freeze got a reaction from Geoff CB in Old Cameras Still Shine Today   
    Here´s a quick comparison I did of the two cameras.
    Because I don´t have my Micro Camera with me right now, I compared the original BMPCC with the Pocket 4K.
    I used the 24mm Rokinon/Walimex Lens on both cameras in combination with a Focal Reducer from MFT to EF.
    The grading was done in Resolve.
     
     
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    Mr. Freeze got a reaction from heart0less in Old Cameras Still Shine Today   
    Here´s a quick comparison I did of the two cameras.
    Because I don´t have my Micro Camera with me right now, I compared the original BMPCC with the Pocket 4K.
    I used the 24mm Rokinon/Walimex Lens on both cameras in combination with a Focal Reducer from MFT to EF.
    The grading was done in Resolve.
     
     
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    Mr. Freeze got a reaction from Geoff CB in Old Cameras Still Shine Today   
    @kye I try to find some time this upcoming weekend and do a little test between the two and record 1080p25 in CDNG with the Micro Cinema Camera and 2.6k and 25p with the Pocket 4K in BRAW.
     
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    Mr. Freeze got a reaction from Geoff CB in Old Cameras Still Shine Today   
    My newest Camera is the Pocket 4k, a really great camera for what I do.
    Nevertheless, I bought a cheap Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera last year and really like the images a lot.
    It´s maximum is 1080p60, but the images really look great and offer great options in the grading process. Combined with vintage lenses it creates really organic footage and there are a lot of situations I prefer this compact Camera to my Pocket 4k.
    Overall it depends on the look I want to achieve and the recording modes I need, but for a mid 2015 Camera in this small form factor, it´s insanely good. 
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    Mr. Freeze got a reaction from kye in Old Cameras Still Shine Today   
    @kye I try to find some time this upcoming weekend and do a little test between the two and record 1080p25 in CDNG with the Micro Cinema Camera and 2.6k and 25p with the Pocket 4K in BRAW.
     
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    Mr. Freeze got a reaction from Zeng in Old Cameras Still Shine Today   
    My newest Camera is the Pocket 4k, a really great camera for what I do.
    Nevertheless, I bought a cheap Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera last year and really like the images a lot.
    It´s maximum is 1080p60, but the images really look great and offer great options in the grading process. Combined with vintage lenses it creates really organic footage and there are a lot of situations I prefer this compact Camera to my Pocket 4k.
    Overall it depends on the look I want to achieve and the recording modes I need, but for a mid 2015 Camera in this small form factor, it´s insanely good. 
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    Mr. Freeze got a reaction from IronFilm in Old Cameras Still Shine Today   
    My newest Camera is the Pocket 4k, a really great camera for what I do.
    Nevertheless, I bought a cheap Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera last year and really like the images a lot.
    It´s maximum is 1080p60, but the images really look great and offer great options in the grading process. Combined with vintage lenses it creates really organic footage and there are a lot of situations I prefer this compact Camera to my Pocket 4k.
    Overall it depends on the look I want to achieve and the recording modes I need, but for a mid 2015 Camera in this small form factor, it´s insanely good. 
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    Mr. Freeze reacted to Emanuel in Old Cameras Still Shine Today   
    Yes, it is. Those guys rock, best bang for the buck : -)
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    Mr. Freeze got a reaction from Emanuel in Old Cameras Still Shine Today   
    My newest Camera is the Pocket 4k, a really great camera for what I do.
    Nevertheless, I bought a cheap Blackmagic Micro Cinema Camera last year and really like the images a lot.
    It´s maximum is 1080p60, but the images really look great and offer great options in the grading process. Combined with vintage lenses it creates really organic footage and there are a lot of situations I prefer this compact Camera to my Pocket 4k.
    Overall it depends on the look I want to achieve and the recording modes I need, but for a mid 2015 Camera in this small form factor, it´s insanely good. 
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    Mr. Freeze got a reaction from Video Hummus in EOSHD mapa mundi   
    I´ll continue with Germany
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    Mr. Freeze got a reaction from kaylee in EOSHD in lockdown in Barcelona - photos from Coronavirus ghost town   
    Crazy times!
    Boarders being closed, countries and cities being in lockdown, who could´ve expected this when this year started?!
    Here are some impressions from Munich, near the train station. Usually really crowded, almost at any time of the day. These days, people doing home office don´t have to commute to their workplace, staying at home anyway. Unfortunately in the afternoon some places here get quite crowded with people meeting to chat, to drink or eat something together. So a lockdown for the city of munich has already been discussed.
     



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    Mr. Freeze got a reaction from majoraxis in EOSHD in lockdown in Barcelona - photos from Coronavirus ghost town   
    Crazy times!
    Boarders being closed, countries and cities being in lockdown, who could´ve expected this when this year started?!
    Here are some impressions from Munich, near the train station. Usually really crowded, almost at any time of the day. These days, people doing home office don´t have to commute to their workplace, staying at home anyway. Unfortunately in the afternoon some places here get quite crowded with people meeting to chat, to drink or eat something together. So a lockdown for the city of munich has already been discussed.
     



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    Mr. Freeze got a reaction from heart0less in EOSHD in lockdown in Barcelona - photos from Coronavirus ghost town   
    Crazy times!
    Boarders being closed, countries and cities being in lockdown, who could´ve expected this when this year started?!
    Here are some impressions from Munich, near the train station. Usually really crowded, almost at any time of the day. These days, people doing home office don´t have to commute to their workplace, staying at home anyway. Unfortunately in the afternoon some places here get quite crowded with people meeting to chat, to drink or eat something together. So a lockdown for the city of munich has already been discussed.
     



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