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  1. I'm old school. Still using my Kino Flo Kamio.

    I'm old school.
    Still using my Kino Flo Kamio.
  2. My suggestion for a backdrop would be a duratran....

    My suggestion for a backdrop would be a duratran.

    Mount inexpensive Fluorescent lights on the back wall to backlight the duratran.
    Then mount the duratran in front of the lights. This will take...
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    So I got around to using the Video Assist 12G on...

    So I got around to using the Video Assist 12G on a shoot this weekend.
    As many of you know I retired from full time shooting a little while back, and sold all of my cameras except a lone Panasonic...
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    From a talent perspective, Yes. Unless the client...

    From a talent perspective, Yes. Unless the client wants a full buyout then the limitations are either 13 week runs for commercials which use union talent, or a years usage if the talent is non-union...
  5. I use an old 90 degree mount for this type stuff.

    I use an old 90 degree mount for this type stuff.
  6. It was very pretty. I disassembled the car and...

    It was very pretty.
    I disassembled the car and rebuilt it not to concours standards, but to make it a bulitproof daily driver.
    Fully adjustable coilover racing suspension, Norwood electronic...
  7. My 77 that I rebuilt top to bottom, and was my...

    My 77 that I rebuilt top to bottom, and was my daily driver for for nearly 17 years.
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    I'll be getting the 7" Video Assist 12G next week...

    I'll be getting the 7" Video Assist 12G next week and let you know what I think.
  9. The A version has a 2.39:1 safe zone marking and...

    The A version has a 2.39:1 safe zone marking and 1080/60p recording available.
    It also has what is essentially 8-bit 422 output which is paded to 10-bit.
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    F35: My cables are Lemo to Lemo

    My cables are Lemo to Lemo
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    F35: FYI.... I have a pair of 8 pin Lemo power cables...

    FYI.... I have a pair of 8 pin Lemo power cables available is anyone needs one for their F23, F35, F65.
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    Many of us are powering everything including...

    Many of us are powering everything including camera from a single V-Mount / AB battery so power is a non-issue.
    A manual follow focus has a fixed mounting position on your rails. The wireless...
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    So you are saying that if someone already owns a...

    So you are saying that if someone already owns a wireless follow focus setup and is working as a single operator, they should spend more coin on a manual follow focus rather than use what they...
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    I have both the Nucleus Nano and the Nucleus M....

    I have both the Nucleus Nano and the Nucleus M.
    I have not tried powering the Nano motor via USB, but can say it works well powered via D-Tap from my V-Mount batteries.
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  16. They dropped the Rotary engine platform due to...

    They dropped the Rotary engine platform due to poor fuel economy and emissions issues.
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    Anyone have any experience with either the Cine...

    Anyone have any experience with either the Cine Gears Ghost-Eye 600MP or the Hollyland COSMO 600?

    I'm interested in as close to zero latency as possible and these 2 seem to be affordable options....
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    GH5 I'll be renting one along with the Sigma EF...

    I'll be renting one along with the Sigma EF adapter for testing in the future, and will report back once I do.

    I'm looking to replace the 5DmkIII I sold last year, so I'm running down the full...
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    Would love a report on the 7" Video Assist 12G...

    Would love a report on the 7" Video Assist 12G from folks who have received one.

    Considering picking one up soon.

    Best!

    Dave
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    You are correct. I put this together a few years...

    You are correct. I put this together a few years back to get local pickups which is generally easy monthly cash flow for banging out spots.
    Where I'm at now we mainly do national and regional...
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    As someone who at one time had 75+ lenses in...

    As someone who at one time had 75+ lenses in inventory, and is now on the back side of his career, the best advice I could give would be ... Don't tie up $150K in lenses, Rent.
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    GH5 My solution would be to spend a couple hundred...

    My solution would be to spend a couple hundred bucks on renting the camera for your shoot rather than spending hard cash on a camera that may not be what you really need in the long run.
  23. The massive thread on Reduser was the reason for...

    The massive thread on Reduser was the reason for the rise in price of the C/Y mount Contax lenses.
    Before that thread they were a steal because hardly anyone knew about them.
  24. The lens coatings on the ZF's contribute to a...

    The lens coatings on the ZF's contribute to a different look than the Zeiss Contax lenses, which have the same coatings as the Zeiss Standards and Super Speeds from the era and match the look.
    That...
  25. Having put together a pretty extensive set myself...

    Having put together a pretty extensive set myself of standard and super speeds, I don't see how you could do it for $1500 or even $2000.
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