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#1 Celledral

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 09:28 PM

So I received the new Ac7 and did a quick review on it. let me know what you guys think.

Long time lurker, now a member

 


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#2 AaronChicago

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:27 AM

Thanks, nice review. I was thinking about picking one up but wanted to hear some reviews first. Looks solid.

#3 Celledral

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:40 AM

Feel free to ask any question. 



#4 QuickHitRecord

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 02:03 AM

For GH2 users (who can't use the magnified focus assist when a monitor is plugged in), the 2x magnified focus assist is a nice addition.

 

However...

 

With only two assignable buttons, you'd be taking up one of those positions for something that most other cameras already have (unless you can cycle through the special features with repeated button presses, but I have heard that you can't).

 

It's one of the reasons why I am considering the D7w or D5w by Ikan instead (but that only has a pixel-to-pixel and not a 2x zoom). Those monitors also offer a waveform.

 

The third option would be to go big and buy a DP7 and then hopefully never have to buy another monitor.

 

It is a tough decision.



#5 Celledral

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:28 AM

Dp7 would be legendary. Unfortunately it's out of most people's price range. Would love for SmallHD to send me one to review



#6 QuickHitRecord

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:59 AM

I went with the D5w. Maybe I'll post about it on these boards.



#7 AaronChicago

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Posted 31 January 2013 - 10:23 PM

Can you have aspect guides + focus assist working at the same time on the AC7?



#8 Celledral

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 07:07 PM

Can you have aspect guides + focus assist working at the same time on the AC7?

Yes you can, but i'll double check on that once I get back



#9 Celledral

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 08:23 PM

OLED Review up!  







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