Remember when we first heard about the Mosaic Engineering anti-aliasing / anti-moiré filter for 5D mark II in August of 2011? What a great invention that would solve our biggest problem with HDSLR. Now that the 5D mark III is out, healed from moiré problems, people have a good reason to upgrade, but then there’s the issue with the price: The 5D mark III is $3500, hefty for many HDSLR shooters. How good that the guys over at Mosaic Engineering have now officially started selling their filter for the 7D: The VAF-7D. This upgrade will set you back by $325, but put you into the aliasing and moiré free realm of the mark III. Versions for the Nikon D800, T2i/T3i and 60D are in production. LINK: Mosaic Engineering StoreRead more
Filming with the 5D mark 2 like a boss? Oh yes you are, with an amazing new invention by Dave Cubanski from Mosaic Engineering! It’s a $385 box shaped filter that you place between your sensor and lens that will apparently improve your 5D mk2 image to the max, namely removing the two major testicle itchers of our favourite no-update-in-sight-DSLR video camera: Aliasing and moiré. What are the downsides? It looks like the filter is causing a slight shift in your back focus meaning that the focus marks on your lenses could be slightly off. Also, Philip Bloom was talking about soft edge issues on wide angles in a pre production model he got for testing that have apparently been resolved. The filter is called VAF-5D2 and is currently only available in limited quantity and full production will come by Q4/2011. You might get one in their online store, but it seems to be down at the moment. If the site goes down it might be because I’ve been refreshing it too often… and I’ve got to get my Canon 5D2 back, maybe it’s not dead just yet. Director/ Cinematographer Glen Przybowski has had a lot of time with the filter over the last months and shot some test footage. See the videos below. A Canon 7D version is being worked on. via philipbloom.net, thanks AJ!Read more
Dave Dugdale from learningdslrvideo.com brings us a very nice Canon camera comparison once again. This time around he compares the 5D mark2 allstar hdslr camera to the 3 times more affordable Canon T2i (550D). So can the 5D’s video mode justify it’s price over the T2i? Dave doesn’t think so. What do you think? [polldaddy poll=5331617]Read more
While sweeping through the forum today I came across a very interesting post and video (see above) by long time forum member mthomas (see his avatar on the left). Tests like these are exactly what we want to see to be able to better evaluate the powers of new cameras like the long anticipated Sony NEXFS-100 large sensor video camera. cinema5D would have had an FS100 prototype model in house for testing next week but unfortunately we were told the model is broken, so the test had to be cancelled. Makes me even more glad to have users like mthomas around who take time to share valuable info and knowledge. Jump to the related forum topic via “forum discussion” button below.Read more
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