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So you've got the brand new fancy Sony DMC-RX10 MarkII capable of 4K internal video, SLOG profiles, and high frame rates. How do you step it up a bit? Well how about throwing on the SLR Magic Anamorphot Lens Adapter for some Anamorphic fun?

I've had this adapter laying around for quite some time, but even with it's built in diopter it was tricky to use with the GH4. Finding the right combination of lenses and pulling focus made it just too cumbersome and slow to use. But with the Sony RX10 Mark II, the SLR Magic Anamorphot Lens Adapter just works fairly seamlessly. Pulling focus is done by just using the manual focus ring around the RX10 built-in Lens.

Here's a few more random examples of the SLR Magic Anamorphic Lens Adapter mounted to the Sony RX10 MarkII shot in my backyard at 1080p at 120fps.

My earlier tests at mainly F/4 were still a bit soft, but I know the camera and lens combination is capable of better. So I decided to go back out and stop down the aperture to F/5 - F/5.6. I also changed to the 4K resolution. Here's an example of the Sony RX10 Mark II with the SLR Magic 1.33x Anamorphot Lens Adapter shooting in SLOG, De-Squeezing the video, and then adding a generic LUT. Still nothing interesting to shoot, but I think the images are sharper so I'll know what settings to use when i'm ready for a project.

While this may not be the best Anamorphic setup, it's certainly affordable and offers great results with minimal effort. This combination would be a good start for those who want to start experimenting with anamorphic, and remember the RX10 MKII is capable of shooting in 4K.

Keep in mind that my adapter is the older 1.33x anamorphic, but SLR Magic has recently released a 2x Anamorphic Adapter which will give you even greater Anamorphic perspective and qualities. The Sony RX10 Mark II is the easiest camera I have used with this adapter, and that 2x is certainly next on my list.

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I just got the new Sony RX10 Mark II in yesterday and obviously the amazing thing about this camera is it's High Frame Rate feature. Here's a quick capture testing some of these HFR settings. I still have to learn how to use it, because once you go into HFR Mode, the camera goes into Stand By and will not let you re-focus or change anything. You have to setup your shot, then go into Stand By mode, and then finally record when you're ready. Depending on the HFR mode, you can only record for a quick second or two.

Of course at 60fps or 120fps 1080p, you can shoot all day. The HFR mode is for 240fps, 480fps, and 960fps. Also you have to play with different shutter speeds at different frame rates to get sharper images with less motion blur. So forgive the footage if it's out of focus, or has too much motion blur. The different frame rates will also cause different crop views. You'll notice the 960fps setting is more 'cropped' than the the other frame rates.

The HFR mode requires a special SDXC Card to record, and after going through a few different types in my stash, the Sandisk Extreme Plus UHS-1/U3 was one that worked very well (found here). Even my high end Sandisk cards 95MB/s used for RAW on the BMPCC didn't work on the RX10MKII. I kept getting an error message because it wasn't U3 compatible

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Be careful, don't get the wrong one. The label on my SDXC Card specifically says 80MB/s and U3. It's odd because I can't find the same card on B&H, but definitely the Sandisk Extreme Plus U3 on Amazon is exactly like mine.

I'll be doing a little more in depth about the camera, but if you have any questions about this camera, leave your comments. For those of you on the fence, I think you'll definitely be impressed by all the many features and overall quality of the camera. In stock and available at B&H (here).

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