CRIPPLE HAMMER HERE, CRIPPLE HAMMER THERE, Canon never cripple anywhere!?

Canon C300 III / EOS R5

Canon’s mythical cripple hammer needs a theme tune… an anthem. With this Berlin industrial dance band AND ONE I think I’ve found one.

TURN THE VOLUME UP!

Take this deadly tool and feel the daily routine
You go to work for money and for me
A cripple hammer here, a cripple hammer there
Cripple hammer lovely tool you’ll take it everywhere
Cripple hammer lovely tool tell me what I am
Treating you is the only thing I can
Thank you for the money, help me to survive
Cripple hammer, cripple hammer help me to stay alive

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Opinion: Why the Sony A7C harms the camera industry

When the Sony A7 III was released it allegedly damaged the appeal of more expensive $3000 mirrorless cameras, not least of all Sony’s own. In my opinion the electronics giant is now doing the same to affordable APS-C rangefinder-style mirrorless cameras, effectively ending their own APS-C line as well – an even more destructive move than last time.

I am minded of the Nikkei Asian Review in July. “Smartphones are not the only reason [for the camera industry’s decline]… Japanese industry, which has a penchant for competing against its own products, can also blame itself.”

The article goes on to quote¬†Hiroshi Hamada (ex-CEO of Hoya / Pentax): “Digital camera companies intend to strangle their rivals through excessive competition, but in the end they’ll strangle themselves”

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Canon EOS R5 8K Stress Test #1 – No problem with timer reset so far

Because we now have a solution to reset the overheating timer on the EOS R5 safely, and not during recording or any hacks required, I have decided to put out a series of stress tests to see if the camera behaves reliably and whether it is comfortable to touch for prolonged periods.

Does it melt?

How long is it possible to record in the most demanding 8K video mode?

Can you get low temperature burns?

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The EOSHD Interview – Kazuto Yamaki, CEO of Sigma and Takuma Wakamatsu, Sigma Fp Product Manager

I’d like to welcome Kazuto Yamaki, CEO of Sigma and the product manager of the Sigma Fp and Cinema lenses, Takuma Wakamatsu to the pages of EOSHD for this long interview!

I have recently been shooting in cinemascope anamorphic with my Sigma Fp – the video you can see above is shot with the Rapido Technologies FVD-16A focus module housing a tiny Bolex Moller 8/19 anamorphic. I’ll have more on this soon, as well as how ProRes RAW performs on the Sigma Fp attached to Atomos Ninja V.

Ever since the Sigma embarked on the high quality ART lenses the company’s factory has output higher and higher quality products, even industry leading lenses in fact. Now the Sigma Fp marks their entry into filmmaking cameras too with internal 4K RAW recording, external ProRes RAW and even BRAW – as well as being the smallest interchangeable lens full frame camera available on the market.

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Hands on with the Panasonic S5 – 10bit, $1999 – is this the A7S III for the masses?

Recently a lot of the action has been in the high-end camera market, with only Fuji, Panasonic and Sigma remembering to think about the rest of us interested in enthusiast tools with cinematic high quality video recording! Now Panasonic has gone a step further from the S1, with full frame 10bit and even anamorphic at very accessible prices with the S5, in a much more compact body with fully articulated screen. I have been testing the Panasonic S5 for the past week and a full review is coming later, but first, here is my hands on with the small full frame Panasonic ‘Pocket Cinema Camera’!

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