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NeonLights  (D License)

Jun 26, 2013, 3:17 PM
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I have both of the following and my gopro produces much higher quality video than the sony. Am i missing something ? are my settings wrong? for the cx i have an opteka .3 and a different hd lens.


Premier DSE  (D 29060)

Jun 26, 2013, 3:50 PM
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The CX requires more setup, but the Opteka isn't doing you favors. It's a good lens, but it's also an adapted lens.
Set up the camera to underexpose by -1. See if you like it better.
The GP3 is a very good contender for the older AVCHD cams, however.


degeneration  (C 106811)

Jun 27, 2013, 1:48 AM
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I use an Opteka 0.43 HD lens on a CX115. While I don't have a comparison to a GP3, does the underexpose by -1 apply to the 115 for better quality too?


chapman10000

Jun 27, 2013, 4:16 AM
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I had a similiar issue and it was due to the fact that I had record mode in standard def not HD :(


(This post was edited by chapman10000 on Jun 27, 2013, 4:16 AM)


Premier DSE  (D 29060)

Jun 27, 2013, 7:15 AM
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There is that Wink

On a chart, the GoPro under exposes a bit. Sony is flat to slightly over. In reality, GoPro's shifting exposure can give you a few challenges due to the knee. Sony is a tad more forgiving.
*generally* speaking, underexposing by -1 on the Sony cams that allow it, is a good practice, particularly if you'll be posting the footage.


NeonLights  (D License)

Jun 27, 2013, 6:22 PM
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i have mine properly set up with the highest quality settings, the 0.3 lens just looks like shit unless im an inch away from something and without it, the quality is ok but definitely not worth the hassle when i can throw my GP3 on my full face and get better quality.
#frustrated


jtiflyer  (D 27430)

Jun 28, 2013, 12:06 AM
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degeneration wrote:
I use an Opteka 0.43 HD lens on a CX115. While I don't have a comparison to a GP3, does the underexpose by -1 apply to the 115 for better quality too?


a "HD" lens for under $100? I highly doubt it. Even if Opteka claims it.


degeneration  (C 106811)

Jun 28, 2013, 1:03 AM
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I'm happy with the footage it gives me, so even if it isn't HD, it doesn't matter!

I get the FOV I want, quality is good enough, so what does the price matter?


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Jun 28, 2013, 7:35 AM
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somewhere on here, I have a resolve chart from years back. IIRC, the Opteka resolved around 500 lines, or about half-HD, so it's a tad soft by comparison, but the price is very right on these. I use them for student jumps, because they wear out after a few months of daily use (I'm terrible about capping the lens each landing/takeoff).



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