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  1. billdoubleu

    Lenses

    I own the 16 & 25mm Meike lenses. I really like them for my purpose, which is family videos. They're used on my GX85 & G85. They offer a nice sharp image through the aperture range. Though they may be a bit too clinical for some people's taste. I don't really look for a vintage image because I like digital images and I firmly believe in due time my images will look as vintage as they need to. I also like the weight they add to these smaller cameras. I was a very early adopter of these lenses, so the 25mm version I have is the unabashed clone of the Veydra lens.The focus ring is a chore to turn by hand. I've read that the Veydras are heavily dampened.The 16mm version, which is the current design, has a far less dampened focus ring. I definitely prefer the 16mm focus ring as I don't use a follow focus, and assume the that a heavily dampened ring would be better suited for such a setup. I've never used a professional cine lens, so I'm truly talking out of my ass here. The focus throw is nice and long at around 300 degrees. As a side note I'm super pissed they changed the design, as my OCD strongly prefers they be a matching set. I've never tested the markings on the lenses, but I wouldn't trust them for anything important. I would doubt the T stops are accurate from lens to lens. I would also doubt coatings match well lens to lens. I'm sure no one suspects the QC for these lenses is a very stringent process. As far as I've read, in addition to the 12,16, and 25mm, they plan on releasing an 8, 35, 50, 70, and 85mm. Meike announced on Instagram this weekend the release of the 35mm in mid November. Their delivery dates change often though. I'm looking forward to the 35mm as it's my favorite focal length on MFT. A bit disappointing though that the price from the 12mm and on will be $399 each in the US. For me that's enough of a jump to start looking at the SLR Magic Microprimes which come in faster flavors than the T2.2 of the Meike lenses. Overall these lenses are fun for a guy like me to play in the world of cine lens make believe. MFT lenses are getting so fun now with the DZO zooms and the Vazen anamorphic lenses. It almost makes me not want to get a Sigma FP...but not really!
  2. Sounds like straight forward and boring gets the job done! I hope you're gaining some traction on distribution for your new doc. I know there are lots of K9 lovers out there, like me, that would love to see it
  3. @fuzzynormal, I haven't made it all the way though yet, but this is fantastic so far. I checked out a couple of your PBS docs a while ago, when you mentioned using the GX85 for those. You really put these cameras to work. Have you made any post previously regarding the technical aspects of the docs you shoot? I would enjoy hearing more about the lighting and audio setups you use in conjunction with these small consumer cameras.
  4. To correct my above post with the information in @nathlas 's post, if 36mm is considered the standard full frame sensor width, the BMPCC6K is a 1.558 crop using the full sensor width. I typically give zero fucks about crop factors and such, but this camera has peaked my interest. Though, if the Sigma FP is reasonably priced I might move into full frame. To actually contribute to this thread, I would love to have this camera with some Xeen glass mounted to it. The 85mm Xeen on the used market is pretty reasonable and would no doubt make a beautiful image.
  5. I sketched it out in AutoCad last night. It's a 1.54 crop against an A7III sensor. I'm not sure if that's a standard full frame size but it seems like it should be close enough.
  6. Haha! No disrespect intended. After all, you are the reason my GX85 gets far more use than my G85 these days. I'll look into this app, thanks! Understood. Though it seems like there exists more than enough incentive to innovate in this space. The only alternative seems to be having your market share swallowed by the "cell phone" manufacturers. So, you're saying if UVC is in the Android spec and my Pixel 3 XL is hardware capable; use as an external monitor is possible? Would there need to be a software solution to interpret the signal or would Android handle this somehow? Which makes no sense, as Android is a more widely used operating system.
  7. Why does everything good video related only get development on iPhone? Drives me fucking nuts. And why isn't the Panasonic app badass anyway? Wouldn't you imagine most of the functionality that these high end consumer cameras are missing, especially in the realm of social media integration, could be off-loaded onto the incredible devices we all hold in our hands every hour of the day? Why not leverage the lightweight, portable device I already own with an incredible screen and high speed processor?
  8. There's no way outside of a custom mechanical device or a rubber band wrapped around the shutter release in burst mode or the mini video mode that will allow time lapse on a GF3. I would be elated if there was, as I have one collecting dust in the closet.
  9. billdoubleu

    G7 in 2019

    I scoured the internet at some point late last year for any information about that film. I, unfortunately, found no helpful information about it. It's strange that such a project would seemingly vanish into thin air.
  10. billdoubleu

    RIP Rutger!

    Blind Fury was one of my favorite movies as a kid! R.I.P.
  11. Panny S1, I'd wager.
  12. It would seem that by asking if one can use a specific camera, one is automatically disqualifying oneself by revealing what camera one is using, no?
  13. @Adam Ku┼║niar Do you see any significant lag/ latency with the G80 and this monitor?
  14. @webrunner5, can you elaborate on why one wouldn't always want a "good" copy? Meaning you would want old coatings or something along those lines? @kye, I appreciate the response! I know a lot of this probably seems obvious to the experienced folks, but I've been trying to learn cameras, shooting, editing, etc. as a hobby for two years now and I still feel like I have no clue what's going on.
  15. As I'm still fairly new to the addiction of camera gear; I'm curious of what everyone does when they get a new lens. If you're someone who buys cheap Chinese or vintage lenses, like me, the odds a getting a lemon seem high. What's your process after receiving a lens to make sure you have a good copy?
  16. I own the 25mm Meike and enjoy it very much. It's a good, sharp lens, and I plan on buying the 16mm soon. You'll need a follow focus though. The throw is very long and you won't be able to pull focus very well without one.
  17. I don't know why, but I have a strange fascination with seeing small lenses on large bodies and large lenses on small bodies. Looks cool!
  18. The video looks great! Your edit? I would love to see a photo of how that lens looks on that body.
  19. @IronFilm, he mentions it in the thread linked above.
  20. I'm almost certain Andrew Reid has mentioned that Panasonic definitely considers the G9 as the update to the G85. If Panasonic would only issue a firmware update to improve the 1080 on the G85, particularly the 60p, I would be a happy camper.
  21. I'm so glad this amazing film was done with native lenses. I'm so bored with people perpetuating the lie that a speed booster is required equipment with m43, as opposed to just another tool in the tool box.
  22. I also own both the GX85 and G85. The noise is certainly more noticeable on the G85, but I've not noticed the noise come through the internal microphones. I don't shoot professionally though, so I'm not very picky about such things.
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