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    I'm so happy to see this thread. I didn't know that Old Man With a Gun was shot with 16mm! I love 16 mm and use it personally. I was unaware it's becoming a "thing" and thought I was sort of a lone...
  • Sunlight: What should I know to get consistent lighting throughout the day? 
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