Originally Posted by pcfoo
External PSU? That thing looks massive judging from the USB ports / DVD slot. Don't know how big the end-product will be but I think you can squeeze things in pretty well.
If you want to have something external with similar aesthetics, I would prefer investigating a 2.1 speaker system or something like that.
How does that "sound" ?
I am not in cinematography yet (i'm in LA, what the heck?), so this doesn't touch me a lot...I am a photo geek tho, and I do follow things as close as I can. Didn't know about overcoming CMOS rolling shutter with firmware upgrades, I was left with the plugins
5D III is a dream still...wet. My Sigma 50 1.4 would love it, but I will stick with the 50 for some time - lasted 6 years with the 20D before I got the 50 used, but I did build a collection of 4-5 decent lenses. What hurts me with the FF, is that I have to have a decent FF standard zoom too...and the prices for those (and japanese products in general) went nuts lately. Those 24-70s now cost their weight in gold!
- External PSU yes, its part of "the look" as I will use Lacie Blade Runner 4 TB external HDD (designed by STARK) and Shiit Audio Bifrost DAC & Valhalla headphone amplifier since I use headphone and not speakers. I am considering Bowers & Wilson MM-1 pc speakers.
But it sounds like a good idea - I am looking for the "total" package in design and quality and an external PSU is very different, but still an experiment...
- DAMNED, you have the Sigma 50mm f1.4 HSM EX DG, the very same lens I was bidding on ebay earlier today.. I lost the bid but will bid on another in a few days. Its a nice lens, the bokeh is delicious, so that lens is a must as a prime lens.
- Cinematography is new to me as well, but something I've been dreaming about for ages and with the ML firmware, I simply need to make that happen. Besides the fact that I need a quality camera for shooting pictures of the build and when it is done. So need a macro lens as well.
- When it come to lenses, this is not as easy since we all see with different eye's and internal filters, some like vingetting while some not and is reflected in the lens choice. The Sigma has very little vignetting at its f1.4. The Canon EF 24-70 f2/8 L II USM is about $2000,- so not cheap, one really need that lens before one buy it and there are options.
- I am starting to wonder what type of "monster" this PC is and soon will become in terms of design aspects. Sure hardware is important, I will use it for video editing as well as play games on it, but that is not what I worry about, its all the fine details that I know I will fiddle with. Discover new solutions, things people simply don't do or thought of doing, surface, texture etc etc... the list is getting longer for every day. But I am looking forward to it, I assure you. But I've been thinking about the slant in the rear, I will make a new picture without it, just so that I can see how it looks. Will post that one in a few.