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Why are DSLR lenses measured in F stops instead of T stops?

Because in cinema, it's common to change lenses within a shoot while preserving identical exposure. This is rarely important in still photography (and even less so with the flexibility of digital). ...
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Why are DSLR lenses measured in F stops instead of T stops?

To add to mattdm's great answer: In addition to the added exposure precision, which is not important to photography, T-Stops are LESS precise in other ways which ARE important to still photography. ...
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Why are DSLR lenses measured in F stops instead of T stops?

F-Stops matter most when you care about knowing your composition and depth of field, T-Stops matter most when you care about knowing your exposure. Photographers want to control composition first and ...
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Saturation and contrast in photography vs video

In short, everything about color has a psychological meaning or response: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28612080 Oversaturated images tend to grab our attention and there is both a trend for ...
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Why do my videos not look as good as professional examples I've seen? Screenshots attached

The second one is pretty simple. Just adjust the color grading. In this case, the white point is not totally bright, but gray, so simply adjust the curves lowering it. There is a tendency of making ...
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Why are cinema cameras so big?

There are a few factors that contribute to this but Ill break it down for TV cameras since that is what the question seems to be about, (source) The Lens: In many cases the camera is not really ...
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Why do my videos not look as good as professional examples I've seen? Screenshots attached

What is the difference between these shots? The lighting The lighting The lighting The lighting The color grading of the lighting The lighting The lighting The lighting The differences in the ...
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Why do my videos not look as good as professional examples I've seen? Screenshots attached

One obvious problem with the picture of the girl is that it is a dark subject against a light background. You always have to think about the light. The foreground of the girl can be lightened in ...
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Are cinema lenses good for photography?

To make a general statement, they are just as good as their photography counter-parts. Most recent cinema lenses are based on models used for photography with some modification to improve them when ...
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How can I achieve a soft but detailed film look digitally?

I don't see a huge amount of commonality in your examples. The most common "vintage look" we get asked about is usually a lifted black point (so the darkest blacks are actually gray) along with color ...
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Saturation and contrast in photography vs video

I asked the same question almost 2/3 of a century ago and my professor replied --- Motion pictures are projected on a screen using a projector that illuminates the film with a condenser lamphouse. ...
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Will a professional PL s35 anamorphic lens cover a fuji sensor and provide proper squeeze?

Whether the sensor is covered depends on the size of the imaging circle. This is independent of whether an (optics-free) adapter is involved. (Teleconverters and focal reducers change the size of the ...
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Why do my videos not look as good as professional examples I've seen? Screenshots attached

To get warmer skin colors like in Shot 2 you may want to set white balance to Cloudy in the camera during shooting a video. To be more precise use Custom white balance (usually described in the camera ...
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How can I achieve a soft but detailed film look digitally?

Vintage look comes from postprocessing of colors (lower color temperature, lifted black point, less saturation, less contrast, less blue component, a bit of purple tinting) and certain effects ...
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