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Old March 14th, 2007, 11:48 AM   #31
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I would double check with Century, not sure if their sunshade/filter holder is compatible with the new 2x lens (it clamps onto the outside). Works fine on my 1.6x and .6x though. See my note in this thread if you want to pick one up here in the US: http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=87463
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Old March 14th, 2007, 12:08 PM   #32
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Compressed air

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Raised and born in Africa I've never used canned compressed air on any lens.

We use it in Africa to blow dust off your cam body AND equipment returning
from a day's shoot, driving and filming in an open landrover with clouds of
dust.
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Old March 14th, 2007, 01:27 PM   #33
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I would double check with Century, not sure if their sunshade/filter holder is compatible with the new 2x lens (it clamps onto the outside). Works fine on my 1.6x and .6x though. See my note in this thread if you want to pick one up here in the US: http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=87463
The Century 2.0x teleconverter i got came with a lens hood that also clamps on the outside. So I'm sure the sunshade/filter holder would work well on both the 0.7x, 1.6x & 2.0x lenses.
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Old March 14th, 2007, 01:46 PM   #34
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It might look strange, but what about using a rain cover or underwater case for the cam - to keep dust/etc off and out of the mechanicals?
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Raised and born in Africa I've never used canned compressed air on any lens.

We use it in Africa to blow dust off your cam body AND equipment returning
from a day's shoot, driving and filming in an open landrover with clouds of
dust.
Understood, but in a trhead about lenses, filters, zooms; your only two words were "Compressed air." Suggesting that compressed air is used for cleaning your cam body and equipment isn't readily apparent. You might know what you meant, but the meaning isn't clear to everyone, and these threads end up being viewed for years in the future.
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Old March 15th, 2007, 08:59 AM   #36
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Douglas /

Sorry if my comment led to a misinterpretation to other readers and you.

I merely reacted after Justin's Filter list been picked up for the trip and
responding to his request as the end of the thread / Is there anything
else that you guys can recommend ?

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Old March 15th, 2007, 10:34 AM   #37
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I would recommend B+W MRC filters or Heliopan filters. The Hoyas have been a letdown...they just do not clean up really nicely (the more you wipe, the more swirls you get). The B+W MRCs have proven otherwise. That said, I will advise bringing a few "disposable" filters such as the Hoya HMCs which are cheap and you need not worry if you get grit or scratches all over them.

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Old May 16th, 2007, 05:11 PM   #38
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I was thinking about taking my DVRigPro... but that would just be more weight that I don't need. At least my thought of taking my monopod was more for the landrover rides, etc.
This is where the MultiRig fits best, low weight and compact. This is why we made it.
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Old May 28th, 2007, 07:24 PM   #39
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Africa Video

Thanks for all your help guys. I actually just got back from Zambia a couple days ago. And now starts the fun part of editing all the video that was shot.

I never had a chance to apply any filters or doe any enhancing, but here is a small clip I took of a few Elephants swimming in the river.

Enjoy!

http://homepage.mac.com/justin.carls.../elephants.mov
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Old May 28th, 2007, 10:42 PM   #40
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Good Lord! That was worth the wait of the download. Great footage, and thanks for posting an update.
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Old May 29th, 2007, 11:26 AM   #41
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Thanks.
I'm looking forward to learning "color" in FCP Studio 2 to try and replicate exactly how those colors looked while I was over there.

As for that Elephant clip. It was such a fluke that I got it. We were heading back to camp and our guide spotted a little black lump way off in the distance. After about 30 seconds of driving he decided to turn around to see what it was.
We drove for about 5 minutes and *poof*... I was in my "National Geographic" moment. :)
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