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    • THE BEST OF CANON 5D4 IS THE CANON 5D3
      a1ex is working on Magic Lantern for the 7D MK2. The 7D MK2 raw image looks slightly softer than the 5DMK3, but it might be a tad better in low light. I can't find any rolling shutter measurements for the 7D MK2 but I think it might have a faster readout than the 5D MK3. The 7D MK2 also has 1080p 60p and is of course cheaper than the 5D MK3. It could be a pretty awesome S35 package. As for the 5D MK4: fanboy fodder. H.264 is so 2009.
    • THE BEST OF CANON 5D4 IS THE CANON 5D3
      The 5D MKII is lower than full 1920x1080p so needs upscaling a bit. It also has horrendous moire and aliasing due to the nature of the sensor downsampling method (line-skipping), therefore needs a quite not-so-cheap Anti aliasing filter to be placed inside the lens mount (making the camera only usable in liveview as the mirror cannot come down with the filter installed, thus you have to remove-reinsert the filter if you use it for stills, and it's an amazing FF stills camera that you'll want to use it I promise. It also has no slowmotion raw capability or 2K + resolutions.  It IS very pretty and very close image wise to the 5D IIi RAW, but if you want to have more than an experimental camera and have a production ready FF raw camera, I advice very much stretching for a used 5D MKIII.  The image has no aliasing or moire straight off the box, has at least 2 stops lowlight advantage, is sharper (Card can write the full 1920x1080 raw continuous plus the downsampling of the sensor is pixel binning rather than the line-skipping on the 5DII, this makes the MKIII overally a clearer modern-standard 1080p (C100/300 standard). The Feature and overall Magiclantern development is more stable and is performed by the top ML mods, plus there seems to be other great featurea coming in the future.    I wouldn't worry about a 5D IV at all becauae we all know it's not going to shoot 14bit Raw 444 internally and will be a different kind of camera (8bit UHD most likely) without all the usability features ML provides.    As I said earlier it will take canon a few generations to catch up to the 5DIII feature set and 14bit 444 raw image quality aside from reaolution. 
    • An adventure into the Panasonic GX85/80 begins - and a look at the Leica Nocticron for Micro Four Thirds
      I did the same. Sold 2 DSLR's and an RX100 to buy the GX80 and a lens. Mainland Europe has the best deal right now at 599 Euros body only. I'm quite happy, but you should be aware that the GX80 initially feels a little small and fiddly compared to a DSLR IMO. I got over that quickly and it felt great after a few days. There's so much tech in this camera to satisfy many people. You won't regret it. Welcome to the forum!
    • An adventure into the Panasonic GX85/80 begins - and a look at the Leica Nocticron for Micro Four Thirds
      Just thought that the camera movements in the video made me feel a little sick... a perceived "floating" this way and that way.. purely subjective and perhaps I shouldn't have made it. I wouldn't want my stupid comment to demotivate a struggling moviemaker who's trying to put him or herself out there. But perhaps this opens a larger discussion about IS? Now that the GX80 has it, at what point are people going to say "too much is too much?" Is it like the "clarity" slider in Lightroom? When it cam out, the internet started to be filled with images with super contrasty lines and they looked really strange and unnatural. I agree. The BMPCC wasn't a great allrounder though... just a superb, inexpensive device for filmmaking. The GX80 is really a great still camera too.
    • Is the Alexa still king? (Actual question, not an argument)
      It depends what you're after. Burger King is still king if you're after a burger worse than MacDonald's but still sort of edible. I feel that the Alexa is indisputably the best general purpose A camera still, but others surpass it (some far surpass it) in specific respects that might tip one's choice in another direction. But yeah, there are so many ways the Alexa is ahead of everything else in terms of look, workflow, reliability, and Arri Log's saturation/gamma curves that it's taken a while for anything to catch up and nothing has. That said, remarkably few of its strengths can't be faked cheaply with some ingenuity. Professional tools are largely built on reliability and ease of use, but they also require a larger crew to operate but also need to move faster because time is money. One really talented person with a (good) dSLR can do a lot more than one really talented person with an Alexa or Red IMO. But you'd need to be REALLY talented.  Remember, Mad Max was using 5D Mark IIs. The image quality wasn't great, but the images were. The F35 is nice, but it's not even in the same league in terms of DR. Good color, though, very very sharp 1080p. The F35 and C300 have the sharpest 1080p, but due to how they interpolate by skipping Bayer. Film competes with the Alexa but not for workflow, it's even harder to use. I've worked with the Alexa regularly since it was released and nothing has yet to convince me I want to work with anything else. But I work in post, and when I shoot personal videos without much money I always choose a smaller camera. There's this myth that not having the best camera is getting in the way. That's so wrong. The best camera–say, an IMAX camera–gets in the way the most. The worst camera, say a dSLR or a go pro, gets in the way the least, and lets you focus on content.  So yeah, the Alexa is best still. But if you're seriously thinking of using one, you'll have the money to run tests hopefully to determine if it's best for your needs. The GH4 and C100 get shockingly close for much less money. The A7SII gets WAY better for low light, and with a good grade and an A7SII you could blow away even Alexa owners. Too bad the colors and codec need work.