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jonny shaw

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  1. Nick is on the money I reckon, I have worked on a lot of productions where we have tested using the log on low end cameras 8 bit 420 and go pro's etc and find that you are way better to get the look as close to final delivery in camera. Yes you may gain a slight dynamic range advantage but you will also get serious banding and other issues. Shooting with higher end cameras log is great.
  2. Yeah I am keen to try out the Nikonos adapter but it all comes down to $$$$ I have also been shooting with the new 16-35 f4... it has replaced my sigma 17-70 as that doesn't cover dragon well at all. I am reasonably happy with it... but it still isn't as good as the Zeiss
  3. Interested to hear more about the Hawks.. I did a shoot recently using the Kowa anamorphics and they were great, what diopter etc did you need to use etc and what focal lengths did you go for? Pretty impressive getting that rig out there and shooting well done mate!
  4. Fish eye on video can look great on big subjects if you let the subject move through frame, if you pan / tilt it will all go horribly wrong. I prefer rectilinear by far but obvioulsy you have to deal with softer corners, I would save a few extra bucks and get the 16-35 f4 as it will give you more options than the Sigma, it will also help with making a sequence by using the various focal lengths. Just my 2c My main lens choices are Canon 8-15 FE (haven't used it in over two years) 15mm Zeiss (hardly ever comes off) 16-35 Canon f4 Sigma 17-70 macro 60mm 100mm
  5. Contact Pawel Achtel, he has a load and I believe can service them Pawel.Achtel@24x7.com.au
  6. I wouldn't worry about sharpness the gh4 does to much in camera sharpening anyway
  7. Looking to clear out the lens cupboard, open for offers on all lenses Tokina 10-17mm (Perfect condition) Tokina 11-16mm (Great condition) Sigma 30mm 1.4 (Great condition) Lenses are all in Sydney would prefer domestic sale but happy to ship, open for offers
  8. NIce, Only freediving with the whales unfortunately,
  9. Interesting stuff, compared to the 16-35 II how do you compare it with regards to corner sharpness?
  10. Unfortunately it doesn't work now on any of my machines... need to do some upgrading
  11. Great condition lens with gears for Gates Deep Epic. Based in Sydney open for offers unsure how much they are going for Best to get me on my normal email jon dot shaw at ginclearfilm dot com
  12. Gates make one, email John Ellerbrook for Pamela for info not sure it if it will fit Aquatica
  13. Already on the case Drew, I am slightly concerned about a baby Orca using me for target practice An expedition would be great but the chances of getting permits to get in the water are nearly impossible, Australia the laid back country aint so laid back
  14. Thanks Drew, yep going back for a bigger production next Feb /march. The place is nuts! Should have my Dragon by then too
  15. Hi Guys, A couple of spots are still free on this trip, details are here http://ginclearfilm.com/swim-with-humpback-whales/ PM or email me directly. Cheers Jon
  16. One of my top ten spots worldwide! Lovely shots also
  17. Resolve light is free, takes a fair bit of learning though. Great work mate, jealous of the marlin
  18. Vignetting is not due to the dome it is due to sensor size, the weird thing is as well it vignettes more at the 70mm end and goes through another vignette spot around 40-50mm length. 17mm isn't bad. I actually had an email exchange with Howard about this and he had the same result. I need to get a flat port, but just don't get that much macro work to justify it as I need the port plus the larger extenders basically 2.5k worth of gear
  19. You could possibly use one of those wet clip on ones though? Dependent on housing port etc.
  20. Doubt a flip diopter would work as the lens front element moves when you zoom, but I don't know. I would almost always light a macro subject, but that's just personal taste.
  21. That's good work on the water marks... Not sure whether they will come out. One good tip with glass ports is to take a small sqwirty water container on the boat with a mix of isoprol alcohol and fresh water and give them a quick spray if the water is going to dry on it.
  22. I don't think it would vignette on the Blackmagic camera as it is designed for APC sensors, I like the lens, it is sharp, not Zeiss sharp but pretty bloody good for the money, its 2.8 at the wide end and it does have IS (although won't work on my RED). I use it behind a 8" dome and get pretty good results. The real selling point of this lens is just how versatile it is. No idea about swivel diopter?
  23. This was shot on his RED, if I was to guess. Among other lenses he has the Sigma 17-70mm macro, not sure he had that lens at this time but it is very useful. I use it all the time on my Epic and although it vignettes slightly the usefulness for shooting wide and pretty tight is awesome. Secondly yes he could crop in from 4-5k, but you wouldn't crop more than 2-3k as the image will start to looks noisy and thirdly he probably spent a shitload of time underwater and was able to shoot similar animals on different dives with different lenses. People forget when shooting video that you need to plan a sequence to fit your story, if you just swim around with a camera and shoot cool stuff you get a montage of image which look nice but it is in no way as watchable. My advice is to dive an area, check out what is good and then go back a few times to get multiple shots.
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