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    I'm hoping that the fact that Otus did not stop...

    I'm hoping that the fact that Otus did not stop at 4 focal lengths with Batis, Milvus, or Loxia bodes well for another Otus focal length. It isn't Zeiss' history to stop at only 4 focal lengths and...
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    That goes to the why of the design but not to the...

    That goes to the why of the design but not to the why the design cannot be modified.

    I get why Canon made it that way. What I don't understand is why that stepped design cannot be modified to be...
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    Maybe this gets us closer to an explanation? ( It...

    Maybe this gets us closer to an explanation? ( It is above my head, honestly )-

    "The lens/camera protocols of Canons and Nikons are somewhat similar at one level, but the philosophy of protocol...
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    Maybe I am not being clear in my inquiry. ...

    Maybe I am not being clear in my inquiry.

    "When you're discussing the electronic iris RED's integration of it allows for up to 0.1 stop increments. "

    WHY any increments at all?

    The motor of...
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    Okay, but something physically moves the iris...

    Okay, but something physically moves the iris leaves, right? Why cannot that something be made to move the iris leaves in a manner other than stepped? Why can it only move from point A to point B...
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    Phil- I have a tech question you might be able to...

    Phil- I have a tech question you might be able to answer. A question sparked by my having to decide between the Otus ZE and Otus ZF:

    Why is it that electronic-iris lenses such as the Canon EF...
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    comment on youtube:

    "Letís see:

    Military. Explosions. Pretty Trophy lady. American Flag. Explosions. Close Up Shots. Explosions. Quips during action scenes. Explosions. Slo-Mo shots....
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    I had the same thought. And I too pondered if I...

    I had the same thought. And I too pondered if I was missing something here.

    I didn't know 138mm nets existed. Now I do. Interesting.
  9. Don't show me awesomely cool things I cannot...

    Don't show me awesomely cool things I cannot purchase yet. :blush:


    I always wanted the ebony version of the Movigrip handle that the guy does on special request. If I remember correctly he...
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    I researched the Canon "Dream lens" a bit and the...

    I researched the Canon "Dream lens" a bit and the knock on it from both stills shooters and video shooters is that when wide open the image is so edge-soft as to be near unusable. Maybe an owner of...
  11. Always daylight exterior examples in the ads. And...

    Always daylight exterior examples in the ads. And for good reason, eh?
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    I'm surprised that Panavision resisted calling...

    I'm surprised that Panavision resisted calling their anamorphic glass "Panamorphic". Maybe they figured "Panastore" and "Panatape" were enough. :smiley:
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    It would be interesting to measure the CRI of a...

    It would be interesting to measure the CRI of a Skypanel s60 paired with, say, a 300w fresnel. That is, the CRI when the two units are used in combination. The Skypanel proving the bulk of the total...
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    Had to do some digging to learn what "DCP" is. ...

    Had to do some digging to learn what "DCP" is. Posting this for others who also may not have known:


    FAQ – WHAT IS A DIGITAL CINEMA PACKAGE (DCP)?
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  15. Thank you, Phil. That explanation helps greatly...

    Thank you, Phil. That explanation helps greatly with my understanding.
  16. Phil, not to be greedy with your generosity, but...

    Phil, not to be greedy with your generosity, but could you also explain the differences between the C500MkII's "6K" and the Fx9's 6K downscaled to 4K? Or maybe what I am looking for is explanation...
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    Which, if any, of the "high-end" cinema lenses...

    Which, if any, of the "high-end" cinema lenses are of APO design?

    If the answer is "none", why is that? I'm not suggesting they should be. Just wondering why APO is employed in some glass but not...
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    Should I regret that I just spent $2500 for a...

    Should I regret that I just spent $2500 for a pre-owned Sony PVM-A170?
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    More capable but less equipped given that it does...

    More capable but less equipped given that it does not come with a full-size loupe while the Fx9, I presume, will. With the C500 mkII you either pay an additional $6,000 to get the pro-level loupe or...
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    Seeing as I am still, and always seem to be,...

    Seeing as I am still, and always seem to be, playing catch-up to many of you here, I found this explainer useful:

    "What’s the Difference Between 4K UHD & 4K DCI?"
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    It is going somewhere. It already has. It has...

    It is going somewhere. It already has. It has gone to a lesser role and will continue to do so as "FF" or "LF" expands. Already at this point it would be unwise for an owner / op to buy a camera...
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    By "doco" do you guys mean unscripted work and...

    By "doco" do you guys mean unscripted work and not literally work on documentaries? Because these mid-range cameras such as the C300 and Fs7 do all sorts of work. They do the 95% of video production...
  23. Never for the ergonomics but rather, despite...

    Never for the ergonomics but rather, despite them. And not always by choice.
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    I note the absence of electronic ND on the C500...

    I note the absence of electronic ND on the C500 M2.

    It will be interesting to see if Sony goes with electronic ND feature on the rumored "Fx9". Sony did not put electronic ND on the Venice. I'd...
  25. I have to wonder if anyone recommending a C300...

    I have to wonder if anyone recommending a C300 has ever operated one. :001_tongue:
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