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    Quote Originally Posted by Scot Yount View Post
    You answered your own question here. That "wave" of owners is a wave of people who bother to spend time on REDUSER. I love this forum, but I always try to remember the large number of people who buy and or use these cameras but don't necessarily spend much time posting about it.
    Seconded, I went the helium upgrade option over Gemini because it was better for some of my client's needs and I haven't been as active on the forums this year because I've just been shooting a lot lot more on these things. Fact is a lot of stuff is being shot on helium, currently watching glow season 2 and it's all helium on cooke anamorphics, then cropped to hit the 2:1 aspect ratio. 8K 6:5 is a great resolution to start for them especially with that crop coming later. I've done the same thing this year on a project with 2x anas and was surprised with the positive results due to having so much resolution on a usable sensor size that's quite a bit smaller than s35. All in all it's just a really flexible camera.
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    Thanks all for the great input. I'll aim for Helium but see what happens with some upcoming jobs. I'll post back over the next month or two with an update.
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    Has anyone who upgraded epic w to dsmc2 helium noticed less rolling shutter when over cranked?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Thomas View Post
    Has anyone who upgraded epic w to dsmc2 helium noticed less rolling shutter when over cranked?
    Yup.
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    Hmm, that was my biggest worry in going to dsmc2 helium as I need the fps without the rolling shutter I was getting at 6k on epic-w. With that fixed, it makes it much more appealing to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Thomas View Post
    Hmm, that was my biggest worry in going to dsmc2 helium as I need the fps without the rolling shutter I was getting at 6k on epic-w. With that fixed, it makes it much more appealing to me.
    I shoot motorsports and Helium's rolling shutter never really was a big problem for me and my team:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDigHy94oCI

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HwclZA9Zqw

    A bit more than Dragon but perfectly manageable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sergio Perez View Post
    All of them a match made in heaven. My favourite is without a doubt the 28mm. Cannot recommend the set enough.

    My next purchase will be the Tokina Vistas. love everything i’ve seen from them.
    I thought about getting the 28mm when I bought my Otus set, but Zeiss released had just released the 25mm Milvus
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon Obey View Post
    I thought about getting the 28mm when I bought my Otus set, but Zeiss released had just released the 25mm Milvus
    so switched out the 28 for the 25mm (just a smidge wider view to compensate for any cameras crop).
    The thing is, I've recently shot a couple of projects and every single time my main lens became the 28mm. Its just the perfect "standard" lens for full frame. It does what the 24mm did for me in the old Dragon/Helium: wide, but giving a very 3 dimensional look to portraits and talent. I would say the 25 would be great for Helium and produce similar results. I used to use the Canon 24.. 1.4, my favourite canon Lens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew Thomas View Post
    Hmm, that was my biggest worry in going to dsmc2 helium as I need the fps without the rolling shutter I was getting at 6k on epic-w. With that fixed, it makes it much more appealing to me.
    I do find the RS on Epic W at times a little intrusive. It's a feeling, not so much pans but general jitter. However i don't see that the DSMC2 upgrade would affect the sensor read out times at all? The sensor read out is pretty much fixed, based on how many rows it's reading. So lower res would have less RS as it's able to read a smaller frame faster, no?

    AFAIK the DSMC2 upgrade is all about the processing being faster, meaning that R3Ds can be created at faster rates.

    Could be wrong. Would be nice to be wrong.

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