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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This is a standard practice in rental companies.
You use an FDC or similar every time the camera goes on a rental.
You are using it many times a day.
I'm pretty surprised that they haven't been checking the depth on their cameras before this. Production insurance companies would be pretty interested in this fact.

Link | Posted on Jun 11, 2020 at 04:08 UTC as 2nd comment
On article From F to Z: we tour Nikon's Sendai factory (198 comments in total)

Wow. Great story.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2018 at 20:22 UTC as 17th comment

Can I make a phone call on this thing?

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2018 at 20:12 UTC as 361st comment | 2 replies

You've spelt Jim's name wrong.
He's going to hate that 🤣

Link | Posted on Sep 5, 2018 at 10:58 UTC as 12th comment
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Krinck: What does "DSMC2" stand for? Hate these product code names:

- Hi, I’d like a TV.
- Great, would you like the XGAV1295XC501p-EU or the PPYCC87MEMvx95z-44?

Digital Stills and Motion Camera Mk II.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2018 at 10:21 UTC
On article This $31 lens will turn any room into a camera obscura (68 comments in total)
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harry harris: A while ago I wondered about using this technique with photosensitive paint, (or wallpaper), to permanently decorate an apartment.

Back in the day it was popular to use an overhead projector or a slide projector to make the exposures.
It's pretty easy to get really big prints on paper now, so you would be have to be keen to go down the route of the photo emulsion paint.

Link | Posted on Jul 23, 2017 at 08:05 UTC

Close enough.
Compact Primes, RT Motion follow focus are both pretty cheap.
Anyone could hire that for a couple of hundred a day.

Camera gear used on a normal commercial is thousands of times more than this cheap stuff.

Link | Posted on Jul 1, 2017 at 13:01 UTC as 37th comment

I finally got to use this lens.
It is amazing.
Better than I expected.
Sucks that it is f4, but what can you do.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2017 at 14:18 UTC as 10th comment
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moimoi: Interesting. I would have thought the raw file submission was obligatory. Strange.

Personally I prefer Magnus Photos, which has probably some of the best photos ever produced.

"RAW files WITH their images."
They want the RAW files to compare to the submitted images.
They don't do the RAW conversion at the magazine.
That is the Photographer's job.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2016 at 09:42 UTC
On article SLR Magic announces anamorphic lenses for filmmakers (32 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 (154 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 182nd 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 30th comment | 3 replies
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