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ZEEK last won the day on August 26 2019

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    Canon EOS M | Samyang 35mm & 50mm f1.4 and Minolta AF Lenses

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  1. I have done my own tests and will continue to do so. I personally feel the colour reproduction is slightly less degraded in the uncompressed and for the 14-bit RAW footage, in particular skin tones. There probably isn't a difference except in file size, but I like to push my grading in my spare time and just feel something different with the Uncompressed. Whi knowa i may be wrong, but I'll continue to grade lossless and uncompressed just for my own sanity sake and see. Cheers ?
  2. yeah the Pentax M give a more modern looking image with a similar Takumar-like character, except for the yellowing effect The Pentax-M 50mm f1.4 feels like the 8-Element Takumar as it's pin sharp @f1.4. Dual ISO works fine with the EOS M @ISO 100/200, 100/400, & Potentially 100/800. You enable Dual ISO, record, and then place the video files into MLV App and then select the "Dual ISO" Enable Button which automatically corrects the exposure of the whole clip. Then you just tweak it from there. Aliasing can be a bit rough so you need to use anamorphic mode or x3 crop mode where zero aliasing is present. You get up to 13.2 stops of DR or around there. With the 5D2, Dual ISO doesn't work that well, I still need to play around with some settings, but you can get a crazy 14 Stops of DR. Thanks! It's the reason why I wont let go of the EOS M. Super easy to carry around and can produce nice footage. With the Beach Vibes Video, I did upscale that to 3840x2160 in MLV App which is the only platform I use to grade all my footage, then I export as Prores. Some say the ML Workflow is what puts them off, but it's super quick the way I do it. It takes me more time to get the colours and skin tone right on my GH5 to be honest. Cheers!!
  3. Honestly, you don't need an upgrade, maybe just a 4K side camera to fill that need. I have the GH5 as a 4K sidekick, but I now appreciate the Magic Lantern cameras more. They're better for my main needs, the gh5 is just for backup 4K if I ever need it. I have had pretty much all. 12, 14, 24, 35, 50 & 85 (never owned the 135mm although it looks nice). Now I just own the 35 & 50mm. Both great companions to the 5Dii and extremely sharp. They grade like Hollywood lens ? The 24mm was very nice, but the 24mm and the 85mm just feel like speciality lenses to use in certain situations which is why I sold them as I don't use them often. For landscapes and closeups, they're perfect! Might consider the 85mm again. I love both the 5D and the EOS M. The 5D is overall better with low light and dynamic range. The dynamic range gives the 5D2 a high end camera feel. Without an ND on a bright day, I'd have to stop the EOS M to about F22, with the 5D2 it's like F11. I love crop sensor cameras as well as the portability. The 5D2 I feel overall provides a more detailed and visually pleasing cinematic look. Really love it, won't give it away. With dual iso, it has 14 stops of DR, just need to get the settings working. Pentax K lenses also go well with the Canon Full Frame if you file the back correctly. Here is the latest eos m film I did, not sure if you've seen it, but it's probably the best work in terms of colour I have pushed on the EOS m: I use both the 5D2 & EOS M equally as much.
  4. Awesome Mercer! The 5D3 is such a great cam even in 2020! I have the 5D2 and the 14 bit raw amazes me still, especially with the Samyang Primes. 14 Bit RAW I also feel is better than the lossless. The lossless feels like a .png and 14 Bit feels like full raw with more colours to play around with and more detailed too, considering you're getting more bit rate mb/s. Some people can't tell the difference, but I can feel it when I grade and am sure you can too.
  5. Not with realtime preview no. I can get correct framing but it will be a little laggy. 2.5K is in my opinion the best mode to use on the EOS M, I'll do a video about it, how to set it up, framing, and the other stuff very soon on YT. If it's not working for you, you can go into the ML Settings and reset ML Configuration to start fresh with ML Settings.
  6. Thought I'd share an EOS M RAW Video in 2.5K Mode with the Russian Cine Lens Vega 7-1 20mm F2: EOS M 2.5K Raw B/W 2.5K ML RAW @ 2.35:1 [2520X1072] - No Letterbox added. ISO 100 23.976FPS 1/48 Lightly Graded in MLV APP, exported in a 4K Timeline [FCPX]
  7. Good to know! May look into it as I really like the 25mm look owning a 7Artisans 25mm. I own the zeiss Jena tessar 50mm f2.8. Very nice character indeed. Though it's just slow for a 50mm. Heard good things about the 35mm f2.4, but whenever I get a medium/wide lens, I'm somewhat forced to get the equivalent brand 50mm. I've already owned the pancolar 50mm but find it a little saturated like Jena tessars and not as organic as the contax zeiss line. Never tried the Rollei Zeiss QBM Mount, wondering if they allow for infinity focus with EF Adapters or EF Mount. Cheers!
  8. Indeed! Thanks for sharing those clip grabs. The 25mm looks like a scene from the Force Awakens or something. Well Done! I've heard the ZF/ZE are poor wide open and too "clinical" which has kept me away from them. I have used Zeiss Practical PB Mount also which are fantastic. The Zeiss Practica PB Mount 28mm f2.8 is a steal if you find it, just a pain to adapt. It's as sharp, if not sharper than the Contax Zeiss 28mm I used to own and goes for less $120 or less if you can find it attached to a poor camera. Cheers!
  9. Thanks Alex. Contax Zeiss series do work wonders! I used to own the 50 1.4 and was inspired to collect these again after seeing them being used very nicely with the URSA Mini. They really create a cinematic feel/vibe! Cheers
  10. In light of all the latest cameras out now, magic lantern is still awesome. This is a recent video put together from the eos m raw. Contax Zeiss 50mm f1.7 + Canon EOS M RAW https://youtu.be/w5YeZfvpee8 Still a great camera from 2012.
  11. Thank you. Still need some practice with these adapters (especially aligning them and cropping sides in post). Best way forward is to test your current anamorphic setup with double focus and if you're sold on the look and the effort, then a "single-focus" solution may be the next step forward. For me, I prefer the general use of spherical lens for short films, but anamorphic is fun! Thanks
  12. Canon EOS M RAW 2x Anamorphic with 7Artisans 55mm f1.4 & MOSTY SC43 2x Adapter. *Double Focus *Recorded @4:3 (1600x1158) converted to 2.39:1 (4096x1716)
  13. I mean each visual in the sequence of clips flow nicely, creates a nice atmosphere.
  14. I guess the story exceeds the resolution Nice one! @theraywong.
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