The EOSHD Forum has been going since December 2011, so nearly 9 years now. What have been the single most popular topics during this time?
Pentax seem to have shunned the growing areas of the camera market (mirrorless cameras, cinema and videography).
But as other manufacturers move on from the past will Pentax eventually benefit?
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
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”
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?
No hardware mode or hack required.
There’s now an easy and quick workaround to reset the overheating timer on the Canon EOS R5, even with the latest firmware. I have not tested the EOS R6 yet.
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.
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’!