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Test Walimex 500 f8 tele lens in wildlife film using Sony NEX-VG20 camera 5 years, 2 months ago #41695

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Lwks x64 14.5 RC1 (pro license), on Windows 10 1709
HARDWARE PC1:
.Intel Core i7-4710HQ Quad-core 2,50 GHz, 16 GB DDR3 SDRAM
.GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M with 4 GB RAM
.Sound: Onboard (Realtek)
.Disks: 250 GB SSD internal (OS/programs), 1 TB internal SATA for editing material
HARDWARE PC2:
.Intel Core2Quad, 8 GB RAM, 800 MHz FSB
.GPU: NVIDIA Quadro 600 with 1 GB DDR3 RAM
.Sound: Focusrite Saffire Pro (FW)
.Disks: 1x 250 GB SSD internal (OS/programs), 1x eSATA II (external) 1 TB for editing material (video and audio)
CAMs: Sony PXW-X70, NEX-5n
Last Edit: 5 years, 2 months ago by timzett.

Re: Test Walimex 500 f8 tele lens in wildlife film using Sony NEX-VG20 camera 5 years, 2 months ago #41698

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Nice that you used the natural sounds, and not much music. I love the natures own sounds.

What tripod and head did you use?
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Re: Test Walimex 500 f8 tele lens in wildlife film using Sony NEX-VG20 camera 5 years, 2 months ago #41703

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What tripod and head did you use?

A 20 year old Velbon full alloy one (by that time Velbon stuff was still better than the recent one IMHO).
There is no fluid head or whatsoever, just the standard one, but the fully alloy construction still allows a quite smooth panning.

EDIT: I forgot to mention that I have constructed an alloy rail which holds both the camera and the quite long lens (the lens has its own stand mount hole).
So I actually attach the rail to my stand, which is more balanced and also puts less vibration on the whole apparatus
Lwks x64 14.5 RC1 (pro license), on Windows 10 1709
HARDWARE PC1:
.Intel Core i7-4710HQ Quad-core 2,50 GHz, 16 GB DDR3 SDRAM
.GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M with 4 GB RAM
.Sound: Onboard (Realtek)
.Disks: 250 GB SSD internal (OS/programs), 1 TB internal SATA for editing material
HARDWARE PC2:
.Intel Core2Quad, 8 GB RAM, 800 MHz FSB
.GPU: NVIDIA Quadro 600 with 1 GB DDR3 RAM
.Sound: Focusrite Saffire Pro (FW)
.Disks: 1x 250 GB SSD internal (OS/programs), 1x eSATA II (external) 1 TB for editing material (video and audio)
CAMs: Sony PXW-X70, NEX-5n
Last Edit: 5 years, 2 months ago by timzett.

Re: Test Walimex 500 f8 tele lens in wildlife film using Sony NEX-VG20 camera 5 years, 2 months ago #41735

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Good stuff Tim. Must be quite a rig.

I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of a 'vintage' Carl Zeiss Sonnar 300mm F4.0 telephoto lens from Germany. All my shorter Zeiss prime lenses have the 'Contax' mount so I can use them with my Zeiss 2x Converter (this one fits between camera and lens) but as the 300mm F4.0 is a Practika mount, I needed to buy a dedicated PB-NEX adapter so unfortunately, I will not be able to see what 600mm looks like on the VG20. (and that's about 1000mm in 'full frame' terms)

PS: the lens in the avatar photo is only the 50mm. Even with the 135mm F2.8 Zeiss fitted, the VG20 looks (and weighs in) like an anti-tank RPG launcher!
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Re: Test Walimex 500 f8 tele lens in wildlife film using Sony NEX-VG20 camera 5 years, 2 months ago #41744

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Even with the 135mm F2.8 Zeiss fitted, the VG20 looks (and weighs in) like an anti-tank RPG launcher!

so you can pretty well imagine how scared people got last weekend, when I was walking around in the nature for shooting this movie...

Cheers,
Tim
Lwks x64 14.5 RC1 (pro license), on Windows 10 1709
HARDWARE PC1:
.Intel Core i7-4710HQ Quad-core 2,50 GHz, 16 GB DDR3 SDRAM
.GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M with 4 GB RAM
.Sound: Onboard (Realtek)
.Disks: 250 GB SSD internal (OS/programs), 1 TB internal SATA for editing material
HARDWARE PC2:
.Intel Core2Quad, 8 GB RAM, 800 MHz FSB
.GPU: NVIDIA Quadro 600 with 1 GB DDR3 RAM
.Sound: Focusrite Saffire Pro (FW)
.Disks: 1x 250 GB SSD internal (OS/programs), 1x eSATA II (external) 1 TB for editing material (video and audio)
CAMs: Sony PXW-X70, NEX-5n
Last Edit: 5 years, 2 months ago by timzett.
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