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    Give or take $1000 depending on the model you...

    Give or take $1000 depending on the model you get.
    I'm looking at the 100mm bowl
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    Anamorphic Lenses - Focal Lengths

    So, I am just wondering what the 'perfect' focal length would be for anamorphic lenses.
    Looking at renting out a set of the Orion Atlas lenses, but wondering how it differs from the spherical...
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    Interesting. I personally was not able to make...

    Interesting.

    I personally was not able to make the purchase. Even though it was confirmed, my bank account was charged, PayPal said they received it, Adorama still claimed to not receive the...
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    Problems with Adorama purchasing

    Anyone else have problems with making a purchase through Adorama?

    Geez.
    Last week I tried making a purchase with my Credit Card online, declined over and over.
    My bank says there is nothing...
  5. Would a lightmeter without lux/fc readings be any...

    Would a lightmeter without lux/fc readings be any useful?
    I have the Sekonic 758D, but after reading everything here, sounds like having a lux reading is necessary.

    For the lights that I own/will...
  6. My lightmeter doesnt have lux or fc. Would I need...

    My lightmeter doesnt have lux or fc. Would I need it? I have the L758 but its not the cine version.
    But still need to understand how I would use the lux to determine which light is right
    I guess,...
  7. Knowing how to determine how powerful of a light you need

    Wondering how cinematographers/gaffers know how powerful a light they need to be to pull of a certain scene or shot.
    Other than their experience, how would those less experienced know how powerful...
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    I ask them if they are charging GST beforehand....

    I ask them if they are charging GST beforehand. If not, then I only invoice for their daily rate.
    If they are, i'll add their GST to the invoice. Not everyone is making 30K a year as a freelancer or...
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    (Eric Coughlin) Cool, thanks. And thanks to...

    (Eric Coughlin)
    Cool, thanks.
    And thanks to everyone for your input.


    If I invoice the client at the end of the production and give them up to 30-days to pay the invoice (Net 30) then how does...
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    Yes, I charge GST (13%) for my services. But all...

    Yes, I charge GST (13%) for my services.
    But all of the contractors I have been hiring (as of lately) have not been charging GST. So when I was invoicing the client I included the taxes but excluded...
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    Invoicing Clients

    Sorry, this is a long message, but an important one

    I am working as a freelance cinematographer/videographer. I do a lot of mid-sized budgeted productions, sometimes larger gigs, sometimes smaller...
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    Im getting myself two new lights as well, and I'd...

    Im getting myself two new lights as well, and I'd recommend something similar according to your budget:

    Lupo dual Superpanel 60:
    Basically the largest, brightest led soft source I can get....
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    How so?

    How so?
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    The total length of the center column when...

    The total length of the center column when collapsed is exactly 51" - not including the turtle base legs or knuckles.
    So, a normal C-Stand length should be 40" you say?
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    Gotcha. And yes, look like clones to the...

    Gotcha.
    And yes, look like clones to the Sachtler heads.
    And would that be a good thing or a bad thing?

    It seems like a promising price for what it offers in terms of specs
    Hard to say if I...
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    OZEN Agile Fluid Heads

    Has anyone heard of this brand? Or used these fluid heads?

    I looked into it and it seems rather promising. Seems to be what I need.
    Originally wanted he Sachtler model but they were too...
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    I have the falcon eyes and I just keep it setup....

    I have the falcon eyes and I just keep it setup. It has a small soft box and I just keep it in that.
    If I need to pack it down smaller ill take it apart. But the size that it is now, is perfectly...
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    I am aware that the 40" is standard but didnt...

    I am aware that the 40" is standard but didnt know what that was referring to, the height or the arm length. Guess I know now.
    This looks to be a 50" stand. With the base, its rather too tall.
    ...
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    Yeah, I didnt realize there were different...

    Yeah, I didnt realize there were different lengths so I didnt bother to check before buying.
    I too think that I will find them annoying. I want to get more down the line and they will be all...
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    Is this a tall C-Stand?

    I just bought some C-Stands and they seem really tall. Like, much taller than regular C-Stands.
    They are the Kupo brand, but they might be an older version of the Kupo brand?

    The base + center...
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    Never heard of that brand. Will take a look....

    Never heard of that brand. Will take a look. Thanks :)
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    Recommendations on LED Bi-Color Lights?

    I'm looking to buy some lights to add to my kit.
    I have a few options already in mind depending on the type of light.
    But looking for suggestions! :smile:


    Fresnels:
    No idea what's worth...
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    [WTB] Sachtler FSB-8 / Miller CX8 Fluid Head

    Looking for either or
    Preferred to buy locally within Ontario. Willing to buy from USA or out of province if you will ship
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    Cloud Storage - Still need Hard Drives??

    I have a small raid archive system with 4 hard drives of about 1TB each. It's at half capacity right now.
    But I am wondering, is that even needed anymore?

    There is cloud storage, so why have...
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    hmm... interesting. Good to know. thanks

    hmm... interesting. Good to know. thanks
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