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    After years of shooting hospital advertisements,...

    After years of shooting hospital advertisements, I sometimes dream of spending sometime roaming the world on a container ship, or jumping aboard a cargo train, traveling to some far off place, or...
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    Here's another follow up question for the ol'...

    Here's another follow up question for the ol' timers:

    If client pays for all travel, expenses, etc. for a $1000 a day shoot, but travel involves flying out early in the morning, say like 6:00am,...
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    Resale value is pretty good – if you buy used....

    Resale value is pretty good – if you buy used. About a year and a half ago I bought a set of used ZF's (25, 35, 50, 85) on eBay and recently sold them again on eBay (I kept the 50mm, since that's the...
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    I have got an IndiSlider 36" with the Bogen 100mm...

    I have got an IndiSlider 36" with the Bogen 100mm adapters. I wouldn't mind keeping it but would sell it for the right price – maybe like $400.00 or something.. Let me know by sending a PM.
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    FS: Zeiss ZF 25mm, 35mm, 85mm

    Lenses are SOLD. I still have the Zip Gears.


    Also available are 3 Zacuto Zip Gears, each custom fit for the ZF lenses (25, 35, 85).

    $50 each, or all 3 for $100.00.
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    Deal of a freaking lifetime, dude! TWO 4x4...

    Deal of a freaking lifetime, dude!

    TWO 4x4 Kino's with case, lamps, and a stand will cost you over $3000.00 new. He only wants $1600 bucks. This is a steal!!!

    (Too bad I already own these...
  7. Common problem... I completely understand! :beer:

    Common problem... I completely understand! :beer:
  8. As a filmmaker... Visually, I enjoyed this very...

    As a filmmaker... Visually, I enjoyed this very much. It is excellent filmmaking. On the other hand, as a musician, I was distracted by the number of times the drummer was playing a different part of...
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    Hi, the recording limit is really 4GB per file....

    Hi, the recording limit is really 4GB per file. It just happens that on the 5D Mk II, a 4GB file is about 12 minutes. This has to do with the file size limit of a CF card (and all FAT32 formatted...
  10. Hmm. Maybe they're not so bad after all. So many...

    Hmm. Maybe they're not so bad after all. So many glowing reviews!

    Has anyone sold their original charger and battery on eBay, yet? Seems like that would be a good way to reduce the cost of a 5D Mk...
  11. Letus 35 Extreme, 72mm, Nikon Mount, and Letus...

    Letus 35 Extreme, 72mm, Nikon Mount, and Letus Rods 45cm length.. $1350, PayPal.
  12. Off brand batteries DO NOT have the safety...

    Off brand batteries DO NOT have the safety features of brand name batteries. A quick Google search should reveal scary images of exploding lithium cells on airplanes and the aftermath of burned holes...
  13. My Kingston 32GB (133X version) and Sandisk...

    My Kingston 32GB (133X version) and Sandisk Extreme III 4GB both work fine in HD video mode on the 5D Mk II.

    It's usually best (I've heard) to fill up a card up, then format it. Fragmented 133X...
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    i was very surprised to learn the unibody macbook...

    i was very surprised to learn the unibody macbook pro's did not have a 6 pin firewire port on them. only 9 pin. so, that's just one more cable to buy! fwiw, i picked up several 9-pin to 4-pin fw...
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    I would just like to say, "I love this forum!" In...

    I would just like to say, "I love this forum!" In less than 18 hours, I went from making grossly inaccurate statements, to being clarified, and now, I have a better understanding of the issues.
    ...
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    Hey, I'm OK with that :) What I said, was...

    Hey, I'm OK with that :)



    What I said, was that the reason RED did not offer it from the beginning, was because it was not possible. They still had 2+ years of continual development on their...
  17. why m2?

    why m2?
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    Good to know. Based on my limited...

    Good to know.



    Based on my limited understanding of how these things work, I agree with you 100%.



    This is based on a premise I happen to agree with, that an image sensor which uses a...
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    Ok, I understand now. You're speaking from the...

    Ok, I understand now. You're speaking from the point of view of someone who does not own the camera in question. I do. I own a 5D II. And, I have done 4 RED ONE shoots in the past 6 months. I am...
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    So, are you saying it is possible? .... To...

    So, are you saying it is possible?

    .... To readout 20 Million pixels from a CMOS chip, do a full resolution debayer process, using every single pixel on the CMOS chip, without pixel binning, then...
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    This is just silly. The processing power to do a...

    This is just silly. The processing power to do a real time full res debayer on a sensor THAT size simply doesn't exist at a price point anywhere near what you're talking about. The 5D II (and I own...
  22. Does the 120HZ Panasonic BT-LH1760 do a 5:5 pulldown on 24p?

    About 4 months ago, I bought a Panasonic BT-LH1760, because of the high quality IPS panel and excellent viewing angles (for an LCD). But, I only recently decided to learn more about what the 120hz...
  23. Thread: Mac Pro

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    Been there. Done that. Essentially, to get a...

    Been there. Done that. Essentially, to get a Psystar Mac, with comparable spec's to a 20" iMac (Core2Duo, 2GB, 320GB, with Firewire, WiFi, Bluetooth, Superdrive, and 20" LCD) you're still looking at...
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    The question really boils down to: "Can I be...

    The question really boils down to: "Can I be successful in this business?" I have no idea. But, there are other businesses you can learn and be successful at, without the high barriers to entry like...
  25. Sent you a PM. I will buy all of the tapes.

    Sent you a PM. I will buy all of the tapes.
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