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  1. Aaah Still not decided on the monitor part. Is the backlight type important? Is it stupid to look at the power consumption? No clue why NEC has double % numbers. NEC PA301W 10 Bit 30" 2560 x 1600 155W (90W Eco) P-IPS CCFL 98% / 107% Adobe RGB 93% / 102% NTSC 100% / 144% sRGB Around 2011 Around 100 euro Benq PD2700Q 10 Bit 27" 2560x1440 58W (28W Normal) IPS LED Pantone Validated / Technicolor certified 100% Rec.709 & sRGB Color spaces Around 2016 Around 175 to 190 euro I know they both have a low price tag, and probably both are ok. But which is best, or would be your pick?
  2. Thanks for the huge amount of knowledge @kye Sorry to re ask my question, but I don't want to wait to long to buy. Is it bad to buy a used callibrator? Anything that can go wrong with them? A used Xrite eye one pro package going for slightly cheaper than the i1 display you suggested. Eye one pro is quite old though, better to go with more recent models? I noticed some calibrators can be used to calibrate projector. That can be handy in the future, as we might go for a projector instead of a tv in the living room.
  3. Thanks for the input. I had this sort of feeling when I was looking and searching for some reviews. A similar question as with the monitors. Is it bad to buy a used callibrator? Anything that can go wrong with them? An used i1 pro going for slightly cheaper than the i1 display you suggested. I’m only looking for Xrite as I once heard they are the best.
  4. Thanks for the advice, I was planning on xritecallibration, but not immediately. You made it more urgent now. Also saw some used Benq PD2700 monitors, are these better than the NEC talked above?
  5. I'm looking for a monitor to accompany my M1 Air. I don't have the budget for a crazy accurate monitor. Right now I'm using my laptop screen or sometimes I use an iMac 27" from 2019. A few questions. Is it stupid to look for used monitors? Is it very bad if they are 6 tot 9 years old? Are there brands to avoid? Is it always better to go for a photo or color grading orientated monitor? Or is it better to go for brand? For instance I know Eizo is a very reputable brand. They have cheaper options available that are not orientated towards photo/color grading. I think I'll set the budget to around 300 max. Do tell (and explain) me if that's too low. I came across a used NEC PA301W, it seems like a huge beast of a monitor. I can get it for around 150. Seems like a deal? I know it's quite old though. Any opinions on this? Thanks!
  6. The Jinbei EF-ZF3 I'm talking about https://www.jinbei-deutschland.de/en/products/ef-zf3-spot-vorsatz-2399 The Nanlite PJ FZ (Forza 60 mount) http://en.nanlite.com/products/detail/PJ-FZ60 Fine detail work could be for instance illuminating a label, having a mini slash of light on a (small) product, etc. I know the Nanlite PJ BM (Bowens mount) is not really suited for this type of work. As when you get up close you start getting the rainbow effect.
  7. I watched the gaffer and gear review a few times. Normally with a projection mount he says if it's any good for product and fine detail work or not. There's currently a promotion running but it ends soon. So my question, is it also good for fine detail work? Is there a difference quality wise when paired with 60 or 150? Other thoughts? Has anybody had there hands on the Jinbei EF-ZF3? How does it compare to others?
  8. Since the GFX 50 and Hasselblad X1D share the same sensor. Is the X1D affected by this as well?
  9. I disagree on the modern RAW processing. I'm at the moment switching from Adobe to Capture One. It comes with a few extra pluses, like the ability to buy a perpetual license (a big plus in my book).
  10. Well it’s not only in stills camera’s. The Sony F35 I mentioned earlier uses a CCD sensor as well. It’s digitally as close as you can get to film / print. The Alexa is of course pretty close as well, but the grain is nicer on the Sony F35. I think it’s actually due to production costs. CCD sensors are more difficult to make, and cost more to produce if I’m not mistaken.
  11. Most pleasing grain ( / noise) on a digital camera? Definitely the SONY F35 also Panavision Genesis Ikonoscop a cam dII Arri Alexa (If you are interested. I might be tempted to sell my F35 for the right price. It’s sitting on the shelf as most of my work now is photography based.)
  12. Thanks a lot for the recommendation @bjohn!
  13. Then why are there camera specific IR Cut filters to be used with ND filters? And why are there ND / IRND filters that produce quiet different results on camera A vs camera B? Ok, it may not be the sensor but it may be the IR cut filter in front of the sensor. I've seen it, on Alexa/Red/Sony. It could be that it's different for Hdslr / Mirrorless cameras. I just added the Fuji X, since there are quite a few people on this forum who use or used this camera and probably have one or a few ND / VND filter they use or used on their system. Also I'm not looking for the perfect filter. Just looking for a decent variable ND filter that is good enough. A few years ago I used Lightcraft variable ND filter, it was good enough. There's probably something better and cheaper around now?
  14. I disagree about the not camera related thing. Of course they can be used on various cameras. But some might perform better on camera sensor A versus camera sensor B. I know variable ND's aren't as good as single ND filters. I have a mattebox and rectangular ND filters. I'm looking for a Variable ND filter for documentary and other faster pace type of work. That's exactly my reason for asking here 🙂 Since there are so much variations out there. @MrSMW Thanks! I'll look into the Gobe ones!
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