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Sony AX700 + Opteka 58mm = Great Compact Setup
« on: August 18, 2021, 09:56:01 AM »
Really fun setup - fits in a small sling bag

The output is nearly identical to an HPX170 setup with the Xtreme I used to have.

I've seen a few setups on here using the Sony ax700 with a MK1 to shoot HD 4:3, but if you want to focus on shooting 16:9 and you don't want to punch in to remove all the vig, this is ideal IMO (significantly cheaper too!)

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https://imgur.com/X6Rb3OO
https://imgur.com/bZxR43v

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Re: Sony AX700 + Opteka 58mm = Great Compact Setup
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2021, 10:01:54 AM »
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Re: Sony AX700 + Opteka 58mm = Great Compact Setup
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2021, 10:09:02 AM »
https://imgur.com/Br82ktY

Quick self-shot test. Shitty tripod

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Re: Sony AX700 + Opteka 58mm = Great Compact Setup
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2021, 10:29:03 AM »
Really fun setup - fits in a small sling bag

The output is nearly identical to an HPX170 setup with the Xtreme I used to have.

I've seen a few setups on here using the Sony ax700 with a MK1 to shoot HD 4:3, but if you want to focus on shooting 16:9 and you don't want to punch in to remove all the vig, this is ideal IMO (significantly cheaper too!)

Cam:
https://imgur.com/WQlkqzb
https://imgur.com/X6Rb3OO
https://imgur.com/bZxR43v

Screengrabs:
https://imgur.com/NzTHjGx
https://imgur.com/vbleeo6

Looks sick! I would say that the microphone placement is a bit odd. Isn't that a senny stereo mic? shouldn't that be on the handle?

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Re: Sony AX700 + Opteka 58mm = Great Compact Setup
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2021, 10:34:54 AM »
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Really fun setup - fits in a small sling bag

The output is nearly identical to an HPX170 setup with the Xtreme I used to have.

I've seen a few setups on here using the Sony ax700 with a MK1 to shoot HD 4:3, but if you want to focus on shooting 16:9 and you don't want to punch in to remove all the vig, this is ideal IMO (significantly cheaper too!)

Cam:
https://imgur.com/WQlkqzb
https://imgur.com/X6Rb3OO
https://imgur.com/bZxR43v

Screengrabs:
https://imgur.com/NzTHjGx
https://imgur.com/vbleeo6
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Looks sick! I would say that the microphone placement is a bit odd. Isn't that a senny stereo mic? shouldn't that be on the handle?

I keep it there when its in the bag. A bit more secure.
Move it when shooting.

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Re: Sony AX700 + Opteka 58mm = Great Compact Setup
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2021, 11:32:14 AM »
Thanks for sharing Iíve been wondering what the opteka would look like on this camera as the mk1 is hard to come by. Did you have to zoom at all or crop the footage to have it look similar to the xtreme ?

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Re: Sony AX700 + Opteka 58mm = Great Compact Setup
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2021, 12:11:45 PM »
Thanks for sharing Iíve been wondering what the opteka would look like on this camera as the mk1 is hard to come by. Did you have to zoom at all or crop the footage to have it look similar to the xtreme ?

I only scaled in from 100 to 109. I didn't stretch it in any way.

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Re: Sony AX700 + Opteka 58mm = Great Compact Setup
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2021, 10:26:18 AM »
mic here is a good placement because if you put it on top of the handle, it gets kicked out by the skater easily.

for 16/9, MK2 and MK1 don't look so far from the xtreme when you do a side by side comparison,
but when you use them, they are far from each other, and the output is really different.

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Re: Sony AX700 + Opteka 58mm = Great Compact Setup
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2021, 02:42:39 AM »
Has anyone tried the Sony ax100? Would like to know how they compare to the 700.