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Philip Kral

Member Since 25 Aug 2011
Offline Last Active May 22 2017 04:22 PM
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In Topic: Lens mount converstion and Mirror polishing

14 February 2017 - 12:37 AM

Bernie won't touch them anymore because he's worried about the tricky electronics.

 

Visual products never got back to me, so I should give them a follow up call.

 

I think they (visual products) said they would contact Whitehouse AV for parts, I should give them a call too just to touch all my bases.

 

I think i already called Du-All and they said to try visual products.

 

I got into contact with Les Bosher about the other option: lens mount adapters. They informed me that they can only make Arri-B, M42 and Nikon lens adapters for CP. However, when I try to order them, they never return my messages. I'm assuming they won't answer my PL question either. 

 

On a side note, I already have an M42 adapter. But mine seems to be a macro adapter, I was wondering if someone could cut it down to make it a "normal" lens adapter. 

The "smudges" are definitely on the mirror and not the viewfinder.


In Topic: Lens mount converstion and Mirror polishing

13 February 2017 - 12:45 PM

The mirror was like that when I got the camera. Honestly, I usually just ignored it- I can focus all the same. Recently I used a friends Super16mm camera and I must admit, it was nice having a cleaner mirror- especially when using the video assist.

 

It has some light scratching, but overall I think the mirror is either really filthy or the silvering is wearing down. There's this smudge that when you look through the viewfinder,  looks like a streak when you slide your finder across a dirty windshield. I tried applying some cleaner over it, but nothing seems to happen, making me realize it's obviously much more then dirt that's the problem. Now that I think about it, perhaps the work that needs to be done is more then just a polish-but it needs work just the same.

 

I'm in the NY area, but considering the job(s), I'm willing to send it out.


In Topic: Cameras You Own

06 January 2017 - 03:20 PM

I've actually become a camera collecting fanatic. Thankfully this is asking just for cinema cameras.

 

Digital

 

GH4 This isn't my only digital camera, I have many others to include DV cams and and old T2i rebel. But this is my "latest" camera. The cropped sensor was better for my super16 lenses and honestly, this camera does all I need for my digital work-flow. I pull out an external recorder when needed. Yes, it doesn't really have RAW or a flat picture profile (They released an S-LOG upgrade, but it's not perfect- bands too much for my taste). Over the last year, I've really missed working with film and find it hard to invest anymore in digital cameras that i'm simply buying for freelance work (After clients want the "next big thing", that camera rots, never to be used.) From now on, I just rent for a project.

 

Film

 

Super8- I have too many to mention (When i was a kid in the 90's, you could get one for around 5-$10.00 a piece at a garage sale or flea market. If it had a feature my other cameras didn't have, I'd grab it.) But the ones I currently have on my shelf are the Canon 514XL (I've modified to MAX8) and a Minolta xl-400 that i'm currently testing it's interval meter.

 

I also own a DS8 Elmo Tri-filmatic camera, currently loaded with the last of the 100D Ektachrome :)

 

16mm

 

Beaulieu R16 (Ultra 16)

This is actually the wind up model, wonderful replacement for my old B&H Filmo which I managed to destroy.

 

Cp-16 (Ultra 16)

My first sound sync camera, I use it as a "b cam" sometimes.

 

GSMO (Super16)

Love this camera, if only it where easier to find more support for it. Had it converted to a better circuit board and a video tap.

 

 

...and a 35mm Konvas. Just for fun, as they are dirt cheap for a 35mm cinema camera. :P


In Topic: Transfer Company = New Lasergraphics "Director 10K"?

02 December 2016 - 02:11 AM

Thank you! That explains a lot.

 

I would have assumed pixel density would have been more important. I thought smaller pixels sharpen the image, to improve the signal to noise ratio, couldn't just more light be added (Especially without a bayer filter)?


In Topic: Transfer Company = New Lasergraphics "Director 10K"?

30 November 2016 - 07:18 PM

I was just curious, what makes the KAI-16070 a better sensor? It doesn't seem to have more mega-pixels, does it have a better pixel density? More latitude? Or it just appears to deliver a better performance in tests?


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