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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
« on: April 10, 2013, 10:14:54 AM »
Can someone give a short primer on MFT lenses/mounts?

What is good/bad about them? What are good lenses? Does canon make MFT lenses?

I'm only familiar with EF lenses so far...wondering what to look for if I take the plunge on that new small BM camera. It says the MFT is powered, is there some adapter that I could put on that to use my Canon EF glass? Would it autofocus? Powered aperture?

What is pricing like on MFT lenses...what is the first one or two focal lengths to get for one?

Thanks in advance,


Lenses / Re: Focusing Advice on a Canon 24mm TS-E
« on: April 10, 2013, 10:05:25 AM »
I found that this video from Adorama explained a LOT..and it is using the new Canon 24mm tilt shift lens.

Using a Tilt Shift Lens: Ep 204: Digital Photography 1 on 1 Small | Large

I'm saving for one of these babies myself!!

Hope this helps ya,


Third Party Manufacturers / Re: The Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
« on: April 09, 2013, 09:56:47 PM »
The Blackmagic pocketcam also looks like a neat tool to add. A 1000 bucks is kinda cool.

THAT was the one that caught MY attention!!!

I'm thinking for under a grand, this is going to likely be my immediate 2nd camera for video...that with my 5D3 will work great for shoots I would think.

I need to research the MFT lenses tho...on the site BM seems to promote them as plentiful in manufacture and focal lengths, etc.

All I know about are Canon EF lenses...so, needing to know what to find, how much this set of lenses will be and what focal lengths would be best to start with....

I did note that this mini BM camera, has powered MFT..which the original camera apparently does not..so, on the original, there is no auto iris adjustment....

I'm wondering on this mini too..since it is powered..is there an adapter for MFT to EF canon lenses..so I might could use some of the glass I currently have on the new mini BM camera.

Can anyone give me links or a small primer on MFT mounts, how they differ from EF...and what focal lengths work on it vs my 5D3?

Thanks in advance,


EOS Bodies - For Video / Re: Microphone recommendations?
« on: April 09, 2013, 09:50:11 PM »
Would purchasing an external recorder be a better solutioon to recording such as a tascam h1 or should i just buy a shotgun mic? I am using a t3i and a 6d

Well, starting out...if $$ is a concern, get the good rode mic to run off the camera. The video mic and video mic pro, are both nice shotgun type mics and I find it doesn't pick up noise from he camera and is quite directional and only pics up what it is pointed at.

I'd say start with that (I did).  I happen to have an older Zoom H2...which I'm going to be hooking to the Rode Stereo Video Mic Pro I recently purchased. So, I will be recording off camera with the stereo mic, but still using the on camera rode video mike as my reference sound.

I got  Pluraleyes3 free with that purchase of the Rode Stereo video mic...so, that makes sync'ing multiple sources of audio (and video too) a snap. 

If you are interested in seeing this product work, take a look:


My next purchases, especially if I start doing video for say weddings, or other uses..I'll buy maybe a couple of maybe roland digital recorders and good lavs, to hook to the talent / groom  hit record and let it go during the event..using my on camera and stand mounted rode mikes as backup...and external sound to mix as needed.

At least...this is this noobs plan of attack.




Great...I just bought the VF-3....it is in the mail, and they come out with a VF-4???


 Same here, but I'm happy with it none the less .

Mine just came in the box today. I've not opened it yet.

Is the Canon 5D3 a 3.2 viewer...that the new VF-4 would fit the 5D3 better?  In the videos I saw of the VF3..seemed it was a very tight fit but you could see the full viewfinder...?

Hmm...decisions, decisions. Also, guessing now...that this sale price (I got mine for $120) was due to this new version being released??  Is the VF4 available now? Price'?

I'll look too...but input appreciated.


Thanks again and please "like" the video on youtube as it's been entered in a contest =)

Done.  ;)

Done here too.


New Carry Speed VF-4...


Great...I just bought the VF-3....it is in the mail, and they come out with a VF-4???


Very Nice,

What did you use to keep the camera/equipment dry while filming the wet scenes?


Video & Movie / Re: Tom's Kitchen - 5DMkIII mini-doc
« on: April 08, 2013, 01:03:03 PM »
Hey all,

here's a mini-doc about a chef and his underground restaurant that I shot on a Canon 5DMkIII:



WOW!!!  Fantastic!!

D@mn...I have about the same equipment, a 5D3, rode mic...etc, but I can't seem to get anywhere as close to a good look as you get here!!  Very cinematic looking...

What do you use for lighting? What lenses did you use? What did you use for color grading? Editing?

Did you grade for more 'blue' cooler look, or was a lot of that caught in camera?

Can you go into details of your shoot, workflow for editing/grading?

Again, VERY impressive!!  Any details on your shoot and work greatly appreciated by those of us learning!!!



That was indeed VERY impressive!!!!

What lens(es) did you use?

What did you edit with?

What did you use for color correction?

Again, very impressive.....

Landscape / Re: Post Your Best Landscapes
« on: April 04, 2013, 04:17:08 PM »

Taken with 7D & 10-22mm

I love the one with the little kid on the gnarly tree with his hands in the air.

Made me smile....and remember that life is GOOD!!

Great shot, thanks for sharing!!!

Cayenne    ;D


Ok, I bought one too.....looked too interesting!!

I can't film myself for my cooking show without my glasses...due to having to see the Live View for focusing.

In my contacts, my farsightedness is hitting me...so, this way, I can use my contacts, and can use the diopter along with the magnification on the camera to now be able to view and focus for my set ups!!

I'll let ya'll know how it works out.

I got it for $120 shipped on Amazon.


Portrait / Re: First paid photo shoot - DATE: 23 March 2013
« on: April 04, 2013, 10:19:25 AM »

Thank you very much and I agree my
post processing skills need A LOT of
work, I've only started doing "processing"
in the last year'ish.

I've added to my list of "gear" to buy for this
hobby of mine, Adobe Lightroom.  Just not now,
I'm strapped for cash and a new lens is at the top
of the list.

I also agree photomatix ONLY works in JPEG and
well I know I'm loosing LOTS of sharpness when I
use DPP to convert from CR2 to JPEG.  Does Adobe
LR work in RAW?  Can you process HDR in Adobe LR?

Thanks for taking the time to work on this, it's one
thing to be a critic, it's another and more admirable
to actually help a guy and check his actual product
and work with that product to help INVESTIGATE the
root cause.

+100 to wickidwombat !   :)

Peace! 8)


If it helps, you can do what I'm about to do.

I'm going to sign up to "enroll" at a local community college locally.  I'll pay $50 for the registration fee and they'll give me a EDU photo id.

With this, I can then buy the Adobe products with the HUGE educational discount.  I'm going for the full blown CS6 Production Suite...I can get it for like $499 regular price like $1499 or so (I'll have to go look for exact #'s).

But even if you only want one or two programs, this is a good way to get a HUGE discount.

And yes, I've read the TOS, and even with educational version, you are perfectly free and legal to use it for money making commercial uses.

So, for a bit of time, a $50 investment, you'll be able to get a lot of all sorts of software for a substantial educational discount.

Just registering for school and getting the ID, you needing even sign up to take a course in most places to get the ID.



Just found it $10 cheaper on Amazon:


Man..this is tempting...geez, this camera hobby is causing me to hemorrhage money this past month and now fresh into this one!!!

I literally talked myself into buying one as I was posting the links.
Just finished the online purchase moments ago.

That is impressive.

Please, when you get it....give us a full review!!!

I'm going to look into it....man, I just bought new Manfrotto mono pod, and 504 Video heads, all that use the Manfrotto 501 plate QR system....

I'd looked at trying to go all arca swiss, but just didn't work for what I could afford and needed right now...

So, I'm curious how this would work with my current QR system....will have to look into this.

But again, please give us a review on this after you get it and play with it!

Tickle this thread again so I don't miss it!




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