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Old August 6th, 2008, 06:42 PM   #16
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On the 16x5.5? Just turn the focus ring.

A couple years ago I shot a breathing comparison test between the 16x and 13x.
http://timdashwood.com/.Movies/Breathing.mov
Yikes, thats pretty bad.
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Old August 9th, 2008, 08:52 PM   #17
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Here's a sample from the stock lens. Using only available light... ND2, F4, subject (about 2.3 meters) away. Rack focus on the gun. No color correction

http://www.nick-p.com/JVC.jpg
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Old August 11th, 2008, 05:45 PM   #18
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Did a quick test today to witness Tim's point by myself.
This breathing is indeed a major problem, at least for my kind of filmmaking. I hardly ever have zooms in my films but a lot of intricate rack focusing (done with 35mm primes and P&S so far).
But I need a handy solution for theatrical docu work.
Tried the P&S with a Cooke zoom, but that's totally unwieldy !
Tim, if I were to use the JVC adapter and a top Nikkor or Canon zoom (assuming that the mounts can be matched) would that be a cost-effective solution ? Or with the P&S re-maufactured primes ?
Are there any other practical workarounds with the 16x ?
Thanks, guys !
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Old August 12th, 2008, 06:05 PM   #19
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Are there any other practical workarounds with the 16x ?
Thanks, guys !

macro focus is all I can think of.
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Old August 15th, 2008, 02:19 AM   #20
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macro focus is all I can think of.
Can you be more specific, Mark?

Correction: the P&S lenses are of course not zooms, silly of me
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