I sat down with my friend Dave Maze for a podcast recently. We talk about the origin of EOSHD 10 years ago, and the start of the DSLR video revolution, my filmmaking adventure in Berlin, recent controversies and edgy camera opinions.
The Fuji X-S10 is a new line, and for all intents and purposes comes across like a mid-range version of the X-H2 we know is coming. The body design does resemble the X-H1 in some ways, aside from the lack of top LCD panel.
However, the most interesting thing about the X-S10 is that it packs most of the X-T4 features including the same sensor, IBIS, full sensor width oversampled 4K and 1080/240fps into a body at a considerably lower price, in a form factor that even has some advantages over the more expensive model.
With the Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max, Cupertino has shifted up a gear and are marching into enthusiast camera, and even professional territory with the new technology. 5 axis IBIS, 10bit Hybrid LOG Gamma (Dolby Vision HDR) and even a new RAW format for photography dubbed ProRAW (not to be confused with ProRes RAW). There’s also now an improved optical zoom and 47% larger main sensor with 26mm lens – at least 13 stops dynamic range in ProRAW mode, which brings the sensor closer and closer to the important 1″ mark where low light performance and image quality takes a huge step up from small chip sensors.
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?
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.