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    I have an Hmc40 and in decent light it is excellent. Rather than investing in a 35mm adapter, I would pair it with a Gh2 body (which I also have) and a cheap, fast legacy lens or two off EBay.

    Hmc40+GH2 intercut well and in combination are very, very flexible.


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    A used GH1 body would also work well and you can pick them up at less of a price than the GH2 ..most are hackable too!!! The footage works well with the HMC80 as well as it has the same "internals" as the HMC40.

    Chris


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    Hello Thomas,

    I went with the HMC40 and shot my little indie feature with it. Had a great time, and it's not such a bad little camera after all. Trailer here:


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    Shane , First the HMC40 with proper lighting will bring your images to a very large screen, I have seen mine on a 92" screen and you can touch the image, I'm sure it will fit any size.
    Second, I found a great companion for those shots when shallow DF, or very low light capture is required a DSLR camera works fine, just watch aliasing and Moire , the HMC40 will not give you aliasing and Moire.


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    Hello Felipe, It was the first project I ever tried lighting. I shot, lit, made coffee, script supervised, directed, made props, for lol. I used a JTL 500w light kit (3 lights with stands) and 4 home-depot style tin-clamp lights (5.00 each) that I rigged up on the ceilings of the main location and just let them hang the entire shoot. I've watched it on a 52" screen. Looked great! The outside shots with this camera blew me away... Just natural daylight - Stunning images.


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    Our indie micro budget feature Deadly Presence (Unhallowed Bond) shot on the HMC40, will be out on VOD end of this year, and on DVD soon after. New trailer is up on Vimeo / Youtube.


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    Cool Shane, Nice images


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    Quote Originally Posted by Thomas Smet View Post

    Don't let the low light get you down either. Nobody in Hollywood, ok no true professional in Hollywood, would ever shoot a drama production without truck loads of lights used to sculpt the scene. There is way too much obsession with low light performance of cameras.
    I recall hearing someone ( one of the Directors I believe ) saying that the weekly electricity bill for lighting the Casino scenes in Ocean's Eleven was about US $ 100 000.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaneC View Post

    I don't have a 35mm adatper. Been looking into these as well.
    I am an old school 35mm adapter advocate. I got the Redrock M3 and I will say the light loss is negligible with this particular adapter. It's never been a problem in fact. Out in broad daylight I get great results with the ND 1/4 engaged and shutter going all the way up to 1/1000. It makes the image sharper, and in 1080i that's sharp enough, although it still doesn't match a DSLR for sharpness... even using Zeiss lenses, but hey, the colors are better, and a lot of people are now trying to make their DSLR footage to look "softer" in post.


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