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David
11-08-2012, 09:30 PM
http://forum.blackmagicdesign.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2472&p=14480#p14480

JoeyL
11-08-2012, 09:48 PM
http://forum.blackmagicdesign.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2472&p=14480#p14480

Ahh BMD strikes again..

-Cheers

Wuudi
11-09-2012, 02:16 AM
I don't understand it, I mean don't they all have electronic aperture control?

Kholi
11-09-2012, 02:26 AM
Yes. Gonna take a firmware update for some of the ultrasonic's, though. The 28/1.8 wasn't working either.

I Guess it wasn't a big deal for me because I would rather be using MFT manual, PLs, or Zeiss ZE/ZF's anyway.

I'm sure they're aware of it, though.

JoeyL
11-09-2012, 02:44 AM
I'm sure they're aware of it, though.

Then that is quite shoddy on their part. They should have made this well aware to anybody ordering their camera, firmware update pending or not.

-Cheers

Dave Chin
11-09-2012, 03:24 AM
Canon themselves have had lens/body compatibility issues that take firmware fixes to resolve. I am speculating BMD reverse engineered the mount rather than had provided tech notes (which is how some of the lens manufacturers do it as well). FWIW it works fine with all of the Zeiss ZE lenses (that i have anyway - 21mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm). the only two lenses i have that don't work are 24-70 f/2.8L and 35mm f/1.4L. it works with 50 1.2L and 24mm

nickjbedford
11-09-2012, 04:06 AM
I'm with JoeyL on this one. Nowhere is this listed and nowhere is it mentioned that an "EF mount" is not fully compatible with all EF lenses.

Not to mention there's still no ETA on the aperture value and other vital pieces of information being shown in the UI overlay.

David
11-09-2012, 04:27 AM
It seems as if there's more bad news than good news lately about the BMCC. I thought I was in it for the long haul but I'm having my doubts now. Not about the image quality or price point of the camera but of BMD as a company I want to buy from.

morgan_moore
11-09-2012, 04:47 AM
I thought I was in it for the long haul but I'm having my doubts now

I think being in with BMC for the long haul is the only way

I think they are doing great things, just more slowly than they hoped

Even If I get a Scarlet Id still probably add a BMC next summer - I mean it will be the most bargain Bcam ever

S

bowman
11-09-2012, 05:09 AM
Wouldn't it maybe be better to think of ourselves as early adopters just like the early users of the RED were. It might make the whole situation make more sense.

Brad Ferrell
11-09-2012, 08:12 AM
I'm adopting a BMCC. Funny. Puts it all in perspective now. :)

RobertJ
11-10-2012, 10:51 PM
I never understood the Canon EF mount BMC, and how it was the first model they came up with. Shouldn't it have been a Nikon F mount instead?

I can't imagine using an electronic Canon EF lens on any sort of cinema camera, and I actually have a whole bunch of Canon EF lenses!

The MFT format used to make me roll my eyes, but now I only want an MFT mount BMC and manual lenses with manual apertures. The BMC footage is THAT good (good enough to make me not care that I have to spend money on another set of lenses like Voigtlanders, etc). :)

rick.lang
11-11-2012, 12:59 AM
I only want an MFT mount BMC and manual lenses with manual apertures. The BMC footage is THAT good (good enough to make me not care that I have to spend money on another set of lenses like Voigtlanders, etc). :)

I agree especially if you add "manual cinė lenses" you gain so much predictability over an automated electronically-driven lens.