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Old February 25th, 2009, 10:52 AM   #16
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But the Sony is a 0.8x (so will show very little barrel distortion, and I actually have one for sale), whereas the others are more powerful 0.5x.
What lens do you have for sale Tom?
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Old February 25th, 2009, 03:30 PM   #17
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Hope I'm not transgressing by saying I have the Sony VCL-HG0872 wide-angle converter for sale.

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Old February 25th, 2009, 04:26 PM   #18
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Hope I'm not transgressing by saying I have the Sony VCL-HG0872 wide-angle converter for sale
Tom: Sorry, but we do frown on listing forsale items in the camera forums; it just gets too messy. Please use the private classified forum or private e-mail for this kind of thing (http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/private-classifieds/) - thanks!
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Old February 26th, 2009, 02:48 AM   #19
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Thanks Boyd, and magically the classified section has now become available to me.
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Old February 26th, 2009, 03:49 AM   #20
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Thanks Boyd, and magically the classified section has now become available to me.
Unfortunately I still cannot access this. Tom - just sent you an e-mail
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Old February 27th, 2009, 02:20 PM   #21
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What's up Tom?I got a z1....
U right about the bride!Have a nice weekend overseas

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Old February 27th, 2009, 03:48 PM   #22
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Unfortunately I still cannot access this. Tom - just sent you an e-mail
I think you have to be registered for 60 days, then it magically appears...
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Old April 16th, 2009, 12:21 PM   #23
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Tom, your point is very valid. High gain / grain is never a good thing but there are some shooting situations that require the lesser of two evils. If someone has a no grain obsession, you will wind up with near useless footage in low light situations. If you don't have enough exposure to get reasonable chroma and luma depth, there is nothing you can do in post to bring out what isn't there. When you are shooting, you have to take into consideration the shooting conditions as they are and shoot accordingly.

You can do some pretty amazing things in post to reduce grain with tools such as Neat Video. Sure it will soften the video a bit (but less that you might think), but the resulting edited footage is vastly better than a dark underexposed video. In other words, when shooting, the objective is to shoot the best possible footage considering the realities of the shooting conditions. When the conditions aren't optimal, you have to make compromises that take the actual shooting conditions into account. A slightly soft video that has been degrained in post is vastly better that a dark underexposed one. Who cares if there is no grain in a miserably dark piece of footage!?
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