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    Phil- You are an awesome contributor to this...

    Phil- You are an awesome contributor to this forum and also a pretty good referee now and then.

    Thanks for the time you take to help others out and share your insights.
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    I've gone and insulted your babies. Babies I...

    I've gone and insulted your babies. Babies I wish I owned.

    It appears that some of the negatives he encountered are not a result of age but a result of the design itself. When the K35's were...
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    Be aware that the direction of the iris rotation...

    Be aware that the direction of the iris rotation is "backwards" on Canon FD glass. Whereas the iris direction on Canon K35 glass is "normal", same as with most true cinema glass. Not as big of a...
  4. I've been seeing people on sets wearing Hoka ONE...

    I've been seeing people on sets wearing Hoka ONE shoes and raving about them. Could just be the latest fad.
    ...
  5. What constitutes a "complete focal range"? I...

    What constitutes a "complete focal range"? I realize that the answer is a matter of opinion.
  6. pretty sure that Jake was referring to the TM...

    pretty sure that Jake was referring to the TM Camera Solutions "MasterBuilt Vista-M Lenses". Not the Tokina Vista One's. Jake described the lenses as "obviously modded". That's not the Vista One's....
  7. What happened to the NISI primes and their twins...

    What happened to the NISI primes and their twins the Mavo primes?

    On B&H there is a notification for NISI F3's reading "Currently unavailable".
  8. TM Camera Solutions "MasterBuilt Vista-M Lenses"...

    TM Camera Solutions "MasterBuilt Vista-M Lenses"

    article linked below. That article ran two months ago but the TM Camera website only says "more information coming soon". I wonder if they were too...
  9. If only someone would post some examples.

    If only someone would post some examples.
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    In general, anytime you have the ability to have...

    In general, anytime you have the ability to have a source as powerful as an M18 on the job, do so. You'd rather have too much firepower than not enough. Always overestimate how much light you will...
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    If 4x4 is the largest size possible, put the...

    If 4x4 is the largest size possible, put the light through two 4x4 diffusion frames spaced a meter apart. Sequentially. And use the thickest diffusion you can while still have enough light on the...
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    Use the M18 to make a book-light. Blast the M18...

    Use the M18 to make a book-light. Blast the M18 into a 4x4 beadboard that bounces the light through an 8’x8’ silk. To get the soft wrap in the example you’ll need a BIG source. Flag the book-light...
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    "While we had such a good design to start with,...

    "While we had such a good design to start with, we then decided to head for the truly uncompromised image quality. In our critical view this meant that the Otus should be an apochromatic lens,...
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    Both, no? "An achromatic lens or achromat is a...

    Both, no?

    "An achromatic lens or achromat is a lens that is designed to limit the effects of chromatic and spherical aberration. "
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    My Otus 85mm EF has the onion rings. Onion...

    My Otus 85mm EF has the onion rings.

    Onion rings or chromatic aberration, pick your poison.
  16. I'm curious to see the flaring of the Sigma...

    I'm curious to see the flaring of the Sigma classics from more of a point source. I think what some are not liking is that the flaring is being produced by broad-source light, the large windows, and...
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    I went with Intellytech "Rugged" 230wh, 15.5ah...

    I went with Intellytech "Rugged" 230wh, 15.5ah batteries. I often do live-shots where a batt going dead is a big faux pas. I went with what at the time I bought them was one of the highest wh...
  18. Thanks Marco.

    Thanks Marco.
  19. Thank you for this! A wonderful test. Can we...

    Thank you for this! A wonderful test. Can we be greedy and ask for a playlist of the music?

    I surprised myself by how much I like the Schneider Xenon flaring. Also found it interesting the...
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    further info on onion ring / aspherics: ...

    further info on onion ring / aspherics:

    https://photo.stackexchange.com/questions/99407/what-is-the-cause-of-inclusions-in-my-bokeh
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    I love a good mystery! Phil has said his Otus...

    I love a good mystery!

    Phil has said his Otus does not exhibit the onioning. Others also find no onioning on their Otus lenses. Still others do:


    "I love the bokeh produced by this lens in...
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    What is "WO"?

    What is "WO"?
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    Canon lists the same T-stops for Sumire primes as...

    Canon lists the same T-stops for Sumire primes as regular CN-e's. Is that being less than honest or did they manage to produce a vintage-look without reducing transmission? I am aware that Canon...
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    I aggressively cleaned the front element of my...

    I aggressively cleaned the front element of my Canon L 24-70mm with a KimWipe and now I’m one of the only people out there with a Canon L “Classic” lens.
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    If not the Sigma Cine primes, which "budget"...

    If not the Sigma Cine primes, which "budget" primes do you prefer? CN-e's? CP.2's? Xenon's?


    I'm a bit confused by your statements. You say you would "never" shoot with the Sigmas, period, and...
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