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03-06-2015, 12:45 PM   #16
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Her's one with the Q and the 110 50mm using the Gubmod f/4 disc

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I recently bought a Q7 for the same exact reasons... I have a set of Kern D-Mount lenses I wanted to shoot video with and let me tell you I could not be happier. The colors are fantastic and to be honest I think the video quality is pretty damn good for such a small sensor camera. Full manual control and adjustable audio, what us not to like about this camera. I also have a set of Cosmicar TV lenses that look amazing.

Here is a link to a test video I did with Q7 and my Kern lenses. It's a little long and boring, but it was my first day using the camera. Also, I apologize in advance for the shaky video. Everything was hand held.


If you check out my profile I have 2 other Q7 videos.
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Just finished converting an adapter to the correct registry distance for H8RX, and the Macro-Switar 12.5mm f/1.3 is showing some very promising results on the Q7, both as a walking around lens and as a pocketable macro/bug shooter.

These are all uncropped samples I've taken within the past hour.

there is some minor falloff at the corners when focused to infinity, but otherwise, the coverage looks like an excellent fit for the Q7 sensor.

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The colors are amazing! What picture profile are you guys using? With my videos, I am trying to get the flattest image as possible so I will have more leeway in post.
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For the stills, I shot in RAW, then ran it through my usual Lightroom/Photoshop PP routine. Obviously the tools would be different for video, but it's analogous to what it sounds like you are trying to accomplish (i.e. shoot a neutral image, then grade and process out of camera).

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The colors are amazing! What picture profile are you guys using? With my videos, I am trying to get the flattest image as possible so I will have more leeway in post.
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Here are a couple of Angenieux zoom lenses. The silver reflex zoom is D mount 9-36mm f 1.9 and the black zoom is C mount 8-64mm 1.9. Some pictures with these will follow in the near future.















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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
For the stills, I shot in RAW, then ran it through my usual Lightroom/Photoshop PP routine. Obviously the tools would be different for video, but it's analogous to what it sounds like you are trying to accomplish (i.e. shoot a neutral image, then grade and process out of camera).
Yes, exactly. To be honest with you, I was always more interested in the video side of these cameras, but the Q7 is such a user friendly, cool camera... I may try my hand at photography.

Have you used the time lapse function? If so, how good is it?

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Mercer, It was great to see your video with your Kern-Paillard D mount lenses. I have done some video tests with my Switar and Yvay lenses with good technical results. I need to find some time to film some better subjects before I am ready to share video.

Yesterday I received a Bolex D8LA Regular 8 movie camera with a like new appearance. This camera was introduced in 1961 and features a a 3 lens turret and TTL metering. The meter actually still works, needing no batteries. The spring motor is slow so it probably needs a good CLA. I have thought about getting this done, but since the cost of 1 roll of film and processing is near $40 these day, I kind of doubt it. Fifteen years ago this would have been less that $10. It certainly is a beautiful little jewel that is covered with Morocco leather. It came in the original box with manual, leather wrist strap, body caps and backwinding crank. I wil post pictures of it soon.

I bought it to harvest the 3 Switar primes. The 36mm f1.8 Visifocus was a duplicate to one I already had. New to me were the 5.5mm f 1.8 wide angle, and the 12.5mm f1.5 normal lens. Still photo and video testing confirmed these were as good as their reputatin with sharp focus and wonderful color. The focusing distances on the lens seem to have very little to do with the actual focusing distance using the Q. Perhaps I need to experiment with shims bewteen the lenses and the adaptor. I need to get several more D to Q adaptors.

Check Youtube for some great footage taken by Bolex D8LA 's back in the 60's. Search for 1963 Glen Canyon Trip. One would have to take along several batteries to accomplish the same thing with a Q.This Kodachrome footage has beautiful color. This is a well documented trip.
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Another from this morning with the Q7 and Kern H8X Macro-Switar 12.5mm f/1.3 .
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Wow, that is incredible.
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QuoteOriginally posted by vonfilm Quote
Mercer, It was great to see your video with your Kern-Paillard D mount lenses. I have done some video tests with my Switar and Yvay lenses with good technical results. I need to find some time to film some better subjects before I am ready to share video.

Yesterday I received a Bolex D8LA Regular 8 movie camera with a like new appearance. This camera was introduced in 1961 and features a a 3 lens turret and TTL metering. The meter actually still works, needing no batteries. The spring motor is slow so it probably needs a good CLA. I have thought about getting this done, but since the cost of 1 roll of film and processing is near $40 these day, I kind of doubt it. Fifteen years ago this would have been less that $10. It certainly is a beautiful little jewel that is covered with Morocco leather. It came in the original box with manual, leather wrist strap, body caps and backwinding crank. I wil post pictures of it soon.

I bought it to harvest the 3 Switar primes. The 36mm f1.8 Visifocus was a duplicate to one I already had. New to me were the 5.5mm f 1.8 wide angle, and the 12.5mm f1.5 normal lens. Still photo and video testing confirmed these were as good as their reputatin with sharp focus and wonderful color. The focusing distances on the lens seem to have very little to do with the actual focusing distance using the Q. Perhaps I need to experiment with shims bewteen the lenses and the adaptor. I need to get several more D to Q adaptors.

Check Youtube for some great footage taken by Bolex D8LA 's back in the 60's. Search for 1963 Glen Canyon Trip. One would have to take along several batteries to accomplish the same thing with a Q.This Kodachrome footage has beautiful color. This is a well documented trip.
Kodachrome 40 was a wonderful film. Some say it was the best color film ever produced. When I first heard of old, 8mm lenses being used on the Q, I figured it was just a novelty. I had no idea they were going to be such high quality until I saw a post on this forum showcasing the Kern lenses that had me sold on the Q7.

I love the 12.5mm, it is probably my favorite of the Kerns. I also have a fixed focus 13mm that I have yet to test but I have heard good things about. The 5.5mm Piza I have has awesome color. Though you couldn't tell from my video because I think the awb was off. Also, I wish it didn't vignette quite so severely.

I do believe shimming these lenses will help with the focus, I assume you use some sort of nylon washer? I have read a bunch of posts where users have explained the process but I don't know where to find the spacers. If you get a chance you should check out the Cosmicar TV lenses in c-mount. They really remind you how great Pentax glass is.
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I've CLAed most of the 8mm lenses I have, and many of the Kerns can have their infinity focus adjusted internally, which obviates the need for shims. Not an option on the fixed-focus lenses for obvious reasons.

While on the subject, I highly recommend CLAing these lenses. They are quite simple in construction, so it's usually pretty easy to get to the helical with only a set of flat-head micro-drivers. On a few examples a small needle-tip lens spanner might be needed. The grease used by Kern appears to be biologically-based and is almost always rancid (you can tell by the smell) and hardened after sitting for many years. Cleaning and eplacing it with a lithium grease, or if you prefer a more viscous film, a thick silicone or bicycle-type green grease, will drastically increase the ease of use of the lens.

QuoteOriginally posted by mercer Quote
Kodachrome 40 was a wonderful film. Some say it was the best color film ever produced. When I first heard of old, 8mm lenses being used on the Q, I figured it was just a novelty. I had no idea they were going to be such high quality until I saw a post on this forum showcasing the Kern lenses that had me sold on the Q7.

I love the 12.5mm, it is probably my favorite of the Kerns. I also have a fixed focus 13mm that I have yet to test but I have heard good things about. The 5.5mm Piza I have has awesome color. Though you couldn't tell from my video because I think the awb was off. Also, I wish it didn't vignette quite so severely.

I do believe shimming these lenses will help with the focus, I assume you use some sort of nylon washer? I have read a bunch of posts where users have explained the process but I don't know where to find the spacers. If you get a chance you should check out the Cosmicar TV lenses in c-mount. They really remind you how great Pentax glass is.
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Dcshooter, can you refer me to any online tutorial that would explain lens CLA, preferably with pictures. There is someone on ebay who has told me he would CLA them for me at the rate of 4 lenses for $200. That may be a fair price, but it is a lot for me. Some of my Kern lenses focus and aperture are stiffer than others. They do seem to have gotten better with their recent exercise.
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