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In Topic: magic filters?

19 June 2016 - 07:32 AM

I agree that the instant fix 'wow' of filters is really useful and a great way for beginners to get great results instantly, but depending on the quality of the footage and the recording format. You can use many color correcting tools to bring the blue channel down and then do any additional global corrections and you'll end up in the same place - without the loss of 1 stop of light and if videoing an important one for me, no red/pink cast if you accidentally film in the direction of the sun.

Personally I would love to keep using filters, saves lots of time, but at this time there isn't any flippable internal filter holders for DSLR/Mirrorless ports like you get on Gates etc. so constraining myself to ambient lighting isn't desirable - as I'm using domes / wet lenses.

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In Topic: Sony Alpha 6300 setup

16 June 2016 - 06:05 AM

The A6300 looks like a good option - however a couple of things come to mind.


1. Overheating. There has been many reports (See DVXUser) of the camera over heating even in normal conditions, I think if you factor in that the camera will be sealed in a metal box for a number of hours at a time, this could cause further heat build up and more consistent overheating.


2. It uses the smaller n85 port system, so I would be surprised a metabones adaptor would fit within the port 'hole' - so eliminating the use of Canon glass.


Just my 2c

In Topic: Panasonic 12mm 1.4 Summilux

14 June 2016 - 11:37 PM

I'll be very interested in this lens too. Shame it has no OIS thou.

In Topic: Lauren_mackenzie.90 has some explanin' to do

09 June 2016 - 12:08 AM

I tried to report her on Instagram - but its like almost impossible.

In Topic: magic filters?

02 June 2016 - 12:35 AM

Magic Filters / URPro and the like - definitely serve a purpose for cameras where manual white balancing is not available (or rubbish), or if there is no possibility of shooting RAW - They do work wonders.


I wouldn't dwell on the 'certain depth/light' aspect - they work pretty well at all depths within 5-20m.


They are really useful for video shooters too, who are not able to shoot raw - but my issue is that you are stuck with ambient lighting with filters, if they are internally mounted.


You are however right, that shooting RAW does negate the usefulness of the filters, I think even Alex and Peter have agreed with this.