Canon max8 1014
Posted 01 February 2012 - 04:19 AM
Anyone tried the upgrade on canon 1014 xl-s ny pro8? I am thinking to send my camera fro upgrade... They make a good work on it? Can i use my camera for 4x3 also after the upgrade? I mean i can projecting my films in 4x3?
sorry my english....
Posted 02 February 2012 - 10:08 AM
There are folks out there who will mod your gate for $40 and do it right. Supposedly the pro8 take the camera apart and realign the lens so it's directly centered with the newly widened gate. They DO add viewfinder hatching so you cam properly frame for 1.78:1. It's just soooo expensive.
Posted 02 February 2012 - 11:24 AM
Yes is very expensive! My experience on this camera that the lens is good but not enough sharp!!! the leicina and the beaulieu makes much sharper image than canon. This is the reason why i am hesitate to send the canon for upgrade...
Posted 04 February 2012 - 02:48 PM
I suppose if they do take apart the camera and give it a much needed tune up as part of the mod then it might be worth it. But the gate scratching is pretty unacceptable for a professional facility that can easily do a scratch test in house. Personally, I'd rather shoot full frame and crop in post at the time of transfer if needed for the project, or invest in an anamorphic setup.
Yes you can still project your films in 4x3, you'd have to also widen the projector gate to show that widened film image.
Edited by John Woods, 04 February 2012 - 02:52 PM.
Posted 06 February 2012 - 08:05 PM
I'd say that if the gate scratches it should go back to them for fixing (for free). Not that I want to be in a position defending them, but you can just be mad or simply ask them to make it right. Any mod to a gate should be tested multiple times before accepting the work as done.