Mike_V

Lives in Australia Sydney, Australia
Works as a Designer
Has a website at http://www.molecule.com.au
Joined on Feb 22, 2004

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On article SLR Magic announces anamorphic lenses for filmmakers (33 comments in total)

Are these front or rear anamorphic design?
From the photos it looks rear.
If so, a lot of people who buy these and don't know the difference, will be seriously disappointed.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2016 at 10:40 UTC as 1st comment
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Mike_V: Zeiss 135mm Master Prime is T1.3.

Not sure of the f-stop, but faster than f1.4.

So this lens isn't the fastest 135mm available.

... and no iris clicks, is parfocal, marked in T-Stops, long and smooth focus throw, sturdy front barrel that doesn't extend for clamp-on matte boxes etc. etc.

However the industry is different now.
Even on huge budget films and TV shows it isn't uncommon to use Canon stills lenses or GoPros etc. etc.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2015 at 23:35 UTC
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Mike_V: Zeiss 135mm Master Prime is T1.3.

Not sure of the f-stop, but faster than f1.4.

So this lens isn't the fastest 135mm available.

These day fashion dictates that a lens is a lens.
Now there is no such thing as a cine lens or a stills lens.
Everything is fair game to be used with an adaptor or an accessory for any purpose.

Link | Posted on Oct 22, 2015 at 01:18 UTC
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Mike_V: Zeiss 135mm Master Prime is T1.3.

Not sure of the f-stop, but faster than f1.4.

So this lens isn't the fastest 135mm available.

135mm Master Prime does cover full frame.

Only the wide Master Primes like the 25mm don't cover full frame well.

Most people in film / TV would have used Master Primes.
I don't agree that they are rare or exotic.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 23:55 UTC

Zeiss 135mm Master Prime is T1.3.

Not sure of the f-stop, but faster than f1.4.

So this lens isn't the fastest 135mm available.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 08:50 UTC as 18th comment | 9 replies
On article Countdown to PIX 2015: Aaron Huey and his son Hawkeye (19 comments in total)

Not meaning to be negative, but I bet dad edits, crops and cleans up the images a bit.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2015 at 12:08 UTC as 6th comment
On article RED unveils RAVEN, a lightweight and portable 4K camera (161 comments in total)

There is a pretty big backlash against Weapon.

Raven is going to have to be very good to save Red.

There is a lot of competition now.
It's not the same market as before.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2015 at 14:04 UTC as 10th comment | 11 replies

One of the very few if only cameras where the JPEG file can easily be bigger than the RAW file.

Link | Posted on Sep 3, 2015 at 03:54 UTC as 179th comment | 1 reply
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Donnie G: The ME20F-SH is a good example of how Canon plays to its strengths by creating entirely new imaging tools that present real solutions to longstanding problems encountered by imaging industry professionals instead of simply imitating what's being done by others. This camera is the only product available that addresses a longstanding need, (30 years or more), in the broadcast and surveillance industries for high quality color video capture in total darkness. At $30,000 a pop, you and I won't be buying one, but Canon will sell boatloads of these cameras to those who need them. Also, expect to see that new locking EF cinema mount on all future Cinema EOS camera bodies. Good job Canon!

Same mount on the C500 that was released 3 years ago.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 15:50 UTC
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Francis Carver: This "camera" serves no identifiable purpose.

If you place a sensor inside a totally black and light-sealed box, even with 400 billion ISO sensor it would record only, yeah, you've guessed it, black.

Take it outside and use it in a very low light environment. Sure, this Canon camera brain would work, but why spend $30,000 for that, when you got something quite similar out there for a fraction of that price.

Even looking at real cameras, not a mere camera brain like this one, some of the Sony A7 series models can do similar work for a price point ranging from around $1600 to $2600. Full frame, high sensitivity low-lux shooting, and so on. And yeah, they come with full-size SD card slots, not the Micro SD like this Canon-brain-head camera that cannot even record what its sensor reads. For $30 THOUSAND doaalrs? C'mon, good people.

Sony A7R is Sony's fastest camera and it's top ISO is 102,400.

This Canon is over 4,000,000.

A7R has on mini HDSDI out, which is a total disaster to use.

This Canon has 3G SDI.
Can be remote controlled
etc, etc, etc.

There is nothing on the market even remotely close to this thing.

Canon will sell a heap of these to for motion picture rental, broadcast, military, security as well as for many other industries.
Manufacturing industries are crying out for cameras like this at any price.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 15:41 UTC

This is marketing guff.
Sony pay Zeiss a fee to use the name, end of story.

In the past even on some cheap point and shoot cameras with really crappy lenses sometimes they have used the Zeiss name.

Sometimes the same camera in some markets will be Zeiss branded and not in others.

In some instances Sony will initially promote a camera with the Zeiss name and then later on remove it.

Same deal with Panasonic and Leica.

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2015 at 15:26 UTC as 28th comment | 3 replies
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tkbslc: I understand there is skill involved with concert photography, however you are recording a show put together by other people. They created the set, scene, ambiance, provided the models and lighting. It's not like you are creating art organically when you photograph it. The musician and her concert team did the bulk of the work and the photo would have no value if not for the musician. It's more of a collaborative work, for which both parties must compromise.

There is no such condition when Apple plays a song on a music service. They did nothing and contributed nothing to that work of art. The should not use it for profit (or promotion) without permission and/or payment.

Without the iTunes Music Store, the music industry and Taylor Swift along with it would have been broke a long time ago.

Link | Posted on Jun 25, 2015 at 06:39 UTC
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User2089854316: Apple only, when the majority of smartphone is now Android and Android smartphones has one consisten connection port that is micro-USB since early age. Who knows if iPhone7 will use another different port?

So why do you think they made this for iPhone only?

There must be a good reason and I suggest it is something to do with sales and/or profit?

Link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 14:31 UTC
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User2089854316: Apple only, when the majority of smartphone is now Android and Android smartphones has one consisten connection port that is micro-USB since early age. Who knows if iPhone7 will use another different port?

I bet the average iPhone users are more likely to buy something like this compared to the average Android users.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2015 at 07:47 UTC
On article Red introduces 'Weapon' camera with 8K sensor option (104 comments in total)
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Francis Carver: Right now it is almost impossible to do good make-up for 4K close-ups. We need to use the soft lenses and digital soft filters and even the old nylon stocking pulled over the lens tricks to make the human face passable.

In 8K rez, I bet you will not find a single make-up artist today who could tackle that for a close-up or even for a medium-close shot.

Oops, a typo there.

I meant to write has NOT been hugely popular

Link | Posted on Apr 24, 2015 at 12:08 UTC
On article Red introduces 'Weapon' camera with 8K sensor option (104 comments in total)
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Francis Carver: Right now it is almost impossible to do good make-up for 4K close-ups. We need to use the soft lenses and digital soft filters and even the old nylon stocking pulled over the lens tricks to make the human face passable.

In 8K rez, I bet you will not find a single make-up artist today who could tackle that for a close-up or even for a medium-close shot.

Sony F65 has been out for four years and is an 8K camera.

Has been hugely popular, but quite a few features have been shot with it.

It is more popular in Europe than in the States at the moment.

Link | Posted on Apr 20, 2015 at 10:13 UTC

The old light pipe.

Everything old is new again.

Cool.

Link | Posted on Apr 5, 2015 at 09:00 UTC as 6th comment
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Sonyshine: Why don't more camera makers build this into their cameras?

Only seen demo and prototype ones so far.

Coming this year.

Link | Posted on Mar 11, 2015 at 13:22 UTC
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neatnclean: I'd be interested but will definitely not buy it is offered with a (native, not additional adapter) Arca-Swiss compatible clamp. Vitec Group (manfrotto is one of their brands) should have realized by now, that most potential users of this type of gear are using arca-swiss compatible plates. At the very least they should offer 2 versions of their geared heads - 410/405/400 ... one with arca compatible clamp, i dont care what they put on top of the other version. Could be square, rectangular or hexagonal.

That's the thing, most people aren't using Arca-Swiss compatible clamps.
Manfrotto plate systems outsell these millions to one.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 11:36 UTC
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Bjorn_L: There are numerous HDMI streamers out there. This is the only one with a monthly fee or advertising. Go to amazon.com and search for HDMI transmitter. Or just look at Actiontec brand as an example.

This isn't for transmitting video, it is for streaming video over the internet.
Live broadcasting to internet services like Lifestream and YouTube etc.

This sort of thing is possibly the future of Television or at least might very well have a big chunk of it.

Link | Posted on Mar 9, 2015 at 11:33 UTC
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