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In Topic: Panasonic AG-AF100

29 July 2011 - 10:22 PM

Hey Pete,

I bought the Olympus 14-35 and the AG-AF100. It is a great combination.
BS Kinetics is developing a housing for the Panasonic. It will take at least another two months before I'm going to get my hands on the prototype. But I'm not in a hurry so that's OK.
It will also be a housing that is going to last me for a long time since it will be extremely modular, feature rich and suitable for other camera types of similar dimensions.

About Equinox. I couldn't find anything on their website. Can you provide a link?


In Topic: Uncompressed video recorder for $345

12 April 2011 - 12:36 AM

I saw it at NAB today.... they were not saying much in the way of specs, i.e. "final specifications have not been released".

I see two problems with this recorder. 1. It isn't finalized yet, so who knows when we will able to buy it. 2. Uncompressed 10bit recording only. That means around 800 GB per hour. Not ideal if you don't need uncompressed footage.

In Topic: Panasonic AG-AF100

03 March 2011 - 02:58 AM

If I were setting up a custom AG-AF100 system and wanted the best iq possible, I'd use the 4/3 (not m4/3) Olympus 7-14 w/ a m4/3 to 4/3 adapter.

The Panasonic m4/3 7-14/4 is nice as well, but not quite as good as the 4/3 Olympus lens.

Personally I might stand by to see what manufacturers actually support this camera with production housings... The camera is too good for everyone to ignore it, and dealing with the kinks from a custom bskinetics housing could be frustrating.

The olympus seems like a terrific lens but big $$$. But I'm going to B&H in two weeks time to check them out. About housings. I asked around and nobody is currently planning a housing for this camera. Very strange.
I talked to the people from BSKinetics, nice chap BTW. I sent him my "feature wish list". We'll see what comes out of this, but I have high hopes.

Can anybody advise on a good external HD monitor (either SDI or HDMI) for underwater?

In Topic: Panasonic AG-AF100

02 March 2011 - 12:33 AM

I just checked the crop factor. Not good. The pana is a micro four third camera. If I'm not mistaken that gives a 2.1 crop factor for the Tokina. So the 11-16 would be more like 22-32. Hmmm.
Perhaps I should look into native m4/3 lenses.

In Topic: Panasonic AG-AF100

01 March 2011 - 11:22 PM

Not 100% re the Tokina, have a look on B&H and see as they have all the mounts listed I believe.

I looked at the berger website. It's going to be a litlle while before the mount for the Pana is going to be available. About the Tokina. It seems to be great for underwater. But I also found several reviews about faulty lenses.
I'm a bit worried about distortion. Have a look in this review http://photo.net/equ...t/tokina/11-16/. Some of the photos seem to suffer from serious distortion.

What do you think about the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM?