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    Yes, I've read about that Pentax 28mm. I love...

    Yes, I've read about that Pentax 28mm. I love this Zeiss Contax 28mm because of its unique character without being full of CA and fringing like most "charismatic" lenses. And it's definitely...
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    Well, that source I referenced, actually states...

    Well, that source I referenced, actually states they spoke with Zeiss about that. They could be making it up, of course, who knows... and who cares? And the comparison is between the Super Speeds and...
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    Hi, According to several references,...

    Hi,

    According to several references, including Zeiss, it's the same glass and the same coating. I'll try to look for those references when I get the chance. Anyway, it's an amazing lens. :)
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    A few more grabs with this amazing lens. ...

    A few more grabs with this amazing lens.

    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/4f/08/f6/4f08f6283d69bd208163947748e74e4b.jpg
    https://i.pinimg.com/originals/37/29/75/3729753933a7b0f0ce84b49df7f1364f.jpg...
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    Thanks guys. I bit the bullet and ended up...

    Thanks guys.

    I bit the bullet and ended up buying a mint version from germany. It was about 900eur but it was listed pretty much as like new. I love the character of this "Hollywood" lens. No...
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    You're probably getting the ZF.2 version (or...

    You're probably getting the ZF.2 version (or maybe the 2.8 which is way cheaper). I'm looking for contax West germany version (AEG), they share similar optical formula to the standards and super...
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    thanks Geran, Well, I'm not really worried...

    thanks Geran,

    Well, I'm not really worried about selling it. I'm trying to gather a few Zeiss prime lenses of the same era, with that specific coating and optical formula. The guys at the store...
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    Buying a lens with tiny scratches

    Hey guys,

    I have a chance of buying a Zeiss C/Y 28mm F2.0 for 600 eur. It has a few tiny scratches on the rear element of the lens, which I don't think it's affecting the image, but wanted your...
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    Sorry to bring this thread up again, but I'm...

    Sorry to bring this thread up again, but I'm currently upgrading my PC in order to get it 4K RAW proofed (and, if possible, with higher resolutions too). Does this RTX 2070 still hold? I was under...
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    Deconstructing the baptism video

    Hey

    Two weeks ago I shot a baptism video for a couple that was also celebrating their 10 year wedding anniversary, so I suggested them we should do a video that would somehow join both realities:...
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    Thanks for the help, guys. Will look for Sammy's...

    Thanks for the help, guys. Will look for Sammy's in LA.
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    Lens stores

    Hey guys,

    I'm going to LA and San Francisco in the end of the month on vacation and wanted to check a good lens store with vintage stuff, like Contax Zeiss. Any suggestions?

    Thanks!
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    Electrical stuff...

    Hey guys,

    I have a job tomorrow and as I was searching for my charger to charge the V-Mount batteries, I suddenly realize I left it at my country house (which is far...). I do have the Ursa Mini...
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    A few more grabs from a work I did this weekend....

    A few more grabs from a work I did this weekend. This was not done exclusively with the Sigma 18-35, but I used the same filter for diffusion:
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    Thanks. I like Promists a lot, but in this video...

    Thanks. I like Promists a lot, but in this video I used a 1/4 Hollywood BM (which is a mix of Black Frost and HD Classic Soft).
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    Sigma 18-35 and diffusion

    Sometimes I forget how the sigma 18-35 can perform beautifully with the right diffusion. I took the lens out of the bag and I was so pleased!

    https://youtu.be/p1UUKcrVl70
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    Thanks! That is our goal :)

    Thanks! That is our goal :)
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    Lost audio output

    Hey guys.

    After some automatic updates Windows did on my PC (which even changed my wallpaper, go figure...), Resolve 15 doesn't output audio anymore. I don't even see the meters working when I'm...
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    Location scouting

    Hey guys,

    This weekend we went to do location scouting and camera tests for an upcoming TV series we've written and that I'll be directing. Still waiting for some last minute fundings, but...
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    Ball Head

    Hey,

    Anyone knows a solid ball head that won't break the bank and can hold an ifootage shark slider with an Ursa Mini on top? I've tried a few ball heads and they all tilt when I have the camera...
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    4K converters

    Hey guys,

    Anyone knows a good open source converter of 4k videos? As far as I know, Resolve 4k exports are only DNXHR, which makes huge files. Any way to convert these DNXHR files to a more...
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    And this was shot with a mix of Tokina 28-70 2.6,...

    And this was shot with a mix of Tokina 28-70 2.6, Helios 58mm and Tokina 11-20. Can you tell which is which?

    Attenborough fans, I apologize in advance...

    https://youtu.be/oJ1xs5hXFkk
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    Thanks! Btw, here's a bit more footage on the...

    Thanks! Btw, here's a bit more footage on the Helios. This is available in 4k:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXJDpxleZsM&feature=youtu.be
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    Hey, I used film convert which I don't often use,...

    Hey, I used film convert which I don't often use, but after balancing the shots, it looked great to me. But the lens itself has tons of character. The image has density, texture. It's not just about...
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    Thanks. I am in love with this tiny lens. It is...

    Thanks. I am in love with this tiny lens. It is just so organic, but sharp!

    Here are a few more grabs with the Helios:
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