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    Anyone know a good place to buy cheaper bulbs...

    Anyone know a good place to buy cheaper bulbs that dont buzz? I didn't take my head apart yet to see what brand my non-buzzy bulb is yet, but figured I'd ask now before I do just in case someone...
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    Got my second HMI in the mail today, this time...

    Got my second HMI in the mail today, this time with used bulb, NO BUZZ! woooo! So that problem is solved, now that I have the 50' header option, I dont think I even need to worry about modding the...
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    I totally agree, I'm going to do a proper test...

    I totally agree, I'm going to do a proper test with my RED setup once I have the time and really get a feel for the light. The only thing that bothers me now is the buzz from the bulb. Ive worked...
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    Update for mods: Went to B&H and got some...

    Update for mods:

    Went to B&H and got some good stuff

    so I got the power cupler and 25' extension, works like a charm! So now the ballast is like a normal film ballast.

    I removed the...
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    can you point me in the right direction to the...

    can you point me in the right direction to the reverse bias 12v diode? all this will do is step down the power to 12v and not hurt anything else correct? I'll be throwing in a 80mm case fan but want...
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    I have a feeling that spec is for about 4-6...

    I have a feeling that spec is for about 4-6 months of use, then it gets noisy



    To be honest it seems to be one of the lowest dbA rating of those kind. I found a 14dbA but again, from the...
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    hmm so it seems I have a very quiet 18dbA fan in...

    hmm so it seems I have a very quiet 18dbA fan in there already but much louder than that, I'll try just swapping out for a new one. If thats not as quiet as I want it, I'm going to mod my case and...
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    So I got my bulb today, fairly easy to instal...

    So I got my bulb today, fairly easy to instal with the manual downloaded from here. Popped it in, tossed in a lens and plugged everything in. The light came right on and reached max brightness fairly...
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    Ah thanks for that heads up, that is pretty...

    Ah thanks for that heads up, that is pretty freaking loud buzz, I just got one of these so I guess I'm in for some crazy buzz, I'll have to get a "real" lamp I guess and pay the big bucks, any idea...
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    Another question which is... kinda one of those...

    Another question which is... kinda one of those "dumb questions" but...

    Roughly these are like a 575w HMI

    If I used two of these right next to each other, would they then be roughly putting...
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    Just gotta say thanks to every for the posts, I...

    Just gotta say thanks to every for the posts, I just picked up one of these and cant wait to get testing. I stupidly didn't know I could get a used bulb from them so mine arrived sans bulb, but the...
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    F55: I said it a thousand times before, sony has no...

    I said it a thousand times before, sony has no idea what they are doing with these products and those lenses prove it. 20K NOT including tax, for a set of lenses no one trusts... I trust the...
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    F55: I dont buy that excuse at all, I have TONS of...

    I dont buy that excuse at all, I have TONS of dark footage that I've uploaded to vimeo all the same if not darker than that video. All super clean, nothing even close to looking like that.... Sorry...
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    F55: horrrrrible compression artifacts, and from the...

    horrrrrible compression artifacts, and from the looks of it, its partly from camera noise... I dont know, I'm not impressed with that upload at all. I upload to vimeo all the time and never see bad...
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    F3: sounds all not worth it to me, I've been doing...

    sounds all not worth it to me, I've been doing this for a long time, just be glad it didn't go south while you were there. I'd pack it up and look for another feature.
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    F3: honestly sounds like you dogged a bullet. If it...

    honestly sounds like you dogged a bullet. If it was the day before and he just then canceled, that means it could have very well happened while you were on set and then stuck with no money. Also...
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    F3: I've shot the F3 at over 110, direct sunlight,...

    I've shot the F3 at over 110, direct sunlight, never had a warning or shut down, but I might have been lucky.

    Oh and last and super important, make super sure that your mattebox is sealed from...
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    F3: Do NOT expose your skin to the sun, wear white,...

    Do NOT expose your skin to the sun, wear white, light weight long sleeve, a straw hat, long cargo shorts. Good solid comfortable boots. Heat stroke will hit you fast, and sun poisoning will ruin your...
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    F55: I wouldn't go on their results at all, there's a...

    I wouldn't go on their results at all, there's a lot of foul play in their "tests" including one that they had a bounce card to bring up exposure in one of the shots to make the F5/55 look better....
  20. F5: lol I just shoot straight. I'm sorry but I dont...

    lol I just shoot straight. I'm sorry but I dont subscribe to loyalty to equipment, its my tool. I own it, and it should make me my investment back how I see fit. Even the clients who dont know a damn...
  21. F5: well I knew that would happen. I only see 3...

    well I knew that would happen. I only see 3 cameras being asked for .... Alexa, RED, C300. In the past year, all the gigs I work for, or find, or dont get, ect ect.. never once have i seen demand for...
  22. F3: overpriced to heck with no features. ill pass...

    overpriced to heck with no features. ill pass thanks
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    F3: You might wanna learn to get used to Canon/Cinema...

    You might wanna learn to get used to Canon/Cinema lens direction. Nikon is actually the wrong way. If you ever wanna step it up in the game, you'll be dealing with the opposite direction of nikon...
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    F55: Exactly, pretty much the only reason I jumped on...

    Exactly, pretty much the only reason I jumped on the RED band wagon, it paid off too. Sometimes you just need to follow the trends and be smart about things and understand trends in this industry,...
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    F55: but the thing is, the F55 will NEVER and mark my...

    but the thing is, the F55 will NEVER and mark my words NEVER take over or switch any production from using Alexas. Just a different ball game. Productions using Arri gear do so because they are used...
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