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  1. 5 points
    Simon Young

    I WILL be getting a Fuji X-T3!

    @jonpais Can't you tell when a lot of people on here have had enough of your condescending bullshit and know-it-all attitude with nothing to show for?
  2. 4 points
    Jimmy

    I WILL be getting a Fuji X-T3!

    If you dont need IBIS or the extra stop or so in stills on the Sony .. i don't think you'll miss it much.... i was genuinly happy to sell my A7s. Videowise, i think xt3 in eterna will actually better the blackmagic in everyway other than the extreme grading options of raw.
  3. 3 points
    Snuff

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    Camera : Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K Shooting Format : 4:1 RAW at DCI 4K resolution 25P. ISO 800-2500 Shooting Frame Rate : DCI 4K 50fps Lens : Metabone Speedbooster 0.71xl EF to M 4/3 Lens : LOMO Petzval 58mm ART Lens. Editing :Natively in RAW with DaVinci Resolve Studio 15 Grading : DaVinci Resolve Studio 15
  4. 3 points
    Yeah other than DoF control Needing a fast lens for low light is a thing of the past anymore with most newer cameras. And even f 4.0 is not too shabby on a FF camera DoF wise. Why haul around a heavy big lens unless you are doing some damn specific shots. And then you need to be on a tripod locked off to ensure it is in focus to hit the mark. You aren't hand holding a f 0.95 lens and hoping it gets the shot! Also you would have to be in a coal mine or have ND's to stay with the 180 rule. But nobody ever said video was cheap or easy to do. 😃
  5. 2 points
    On day 3 and 4 of Photokina, I collaborated with Dave Altizer of Kinotika to record the first episode of EOSHD TV and an EOSHD Podcast. We discuss insider topics such as a rumoured on-chip ND filter by Panasonic, Fuji's "super full frame" medium format strategy and round up some of the highlights of Photokina (including the Panasonic S1R). Read the full article
  6. 2 points
    crevice

    I WILL be getting a Fuji X-T3!

    Yes - colors and how the image looks are so much more important than specs. I used a canon c200 which used an 8 bit codec when recording mp4 and the 8 bit codec looked better than most cameras. In deciding which camera I want, the thing I kept going back to was color and feel and so far all the footage I have seen with the xt-3 looks better than the pocket 4k, GH5/s, or any Sony series camera. Add the fact that it takes great stills as well and THAT is the reason why I am contemplating selling my Sony gear. Specs are specs, but how does the footage look, is whats important to me.
  7. 2 points
    thebrothersthre3

    Sony's new "pro level" APS-C

    Unless they do a large redo of their color science I'll stay with Fuji.
  8. 2 points
    One of the biggest advantage of Full Frame for me is that you can use those super versatile F4 zoom on your camera for 99% of the shots. I intend to get the 24-70 F4 which will cover 80-90% of normal use when you counter in APSC mode. Something like the 24-120 Nikon would be a 24-180 with the Apsc mode and would cover 99% of my need for reportage shooting. The big advantage is that F4 on a full frame is like f 2.8 35mm cinema dof, so you still have plenty of shallow DOF. The second advantage is shooting in LOG format which is generally 800 ISO. To get proper ND to shoot at these high ISO during daytime is very very costly. You would need to close down your aperture again to at least F4 and F5.6 and the Full frame would again get you better DOF control. Nice, thats the guy who did Nikon music video, shoulder rest rig, no stab. What I like is the rack focus in some of those shots, very organic. Nice
  9. 2 points
    Mattias Burling

    Lenses

    Yeah a 50mm equivalent isnt very popular
  10. 2 points
    mercer

    Camcorder for Narrative Filmmaking

    Sounds great, but don’t forget an ice maker. It’s unlikely you’ll see a cinema camera with IBIS. The closest you will get is the GH5. It’s getting an AF update, so you may be set. I’ve seen some amazing work done with the XC10, so you may have what you need already. Or you could grab a GX10 for 4K 60p at a more manageable data rate with DPAF. Add an M50 to your kit with the 22mm and you can have the best of both worlds. The M50 for close ups and the GX10 for everything else.
  11. 2 points
    BTM_Pix

    Camcorder for Narrative Filmmaking

    XLRs, variable ND, bringing out some key functionality onto switches to mimic camcorder ergonomics (switchable ISO and White Balance for example), a handgrip with thumbstick control of aperture, rec start and clear image zoom, power pack for longer run time and cooler running. And some other bits....... All contained in an outer case to make it look integrated. I will incorporate a special anti RS function which will shut the camera down if someone attempts to do a whip pan of a moving train.
  12. 2 points
    Without mention, daylight. C'mon, we are not all vampires LOL : -)
  13. 2 points
    Young

    I WILL be getting a Fuji X-T3!

    I own the camera and haven't seen any ”waxiness” yet, and trust me, I was concerned about this with the X-T2. Maybe you don't know how to operate the camera properly?
  14. 1 point
    sanveer

    Olympus Full Frame

    I noticed some very interesting developments in the last few months. From 43rumors.com https://www.43rumors.com/panasonic-says-olympus-did-not-share-their-same-full-frame-vision/ "Lesnumeriques interviewed Panasonic manager Yosuke Yamane and these are some of they info: • Eight years ago Panasonic had the idea to go Full Frame but at the time there were technical and commercial challenges • Two years ago they started to look for an alliance around a Full Frame platform. At the beginning of 2018 they approached Leica and Sigma. • Why is Olympus not on board with this? Yosuke said “we do not really have the same vision. Our directions ARE DIFFERENT NOW, 'ON THIS FORMAT' (Capital added)“ • The new AI autofocus system works on the question of “where to focus”. For example we use deep learning to track flying birds or human eyes • Panasonic has abandoned the smart phone project and there will be no follow-up of the CM1 (here on Amazon). • Panasonic does not think the smart phone market is a threat for MFT" And https://www.43rumors.com/the-seven-full-frame-lenses-patented-so-far-by-olympus/#disqus_thread "I went through all the most recent Olympus patents. Here I recap the seven Full Frame lens designs patented by Olympus in 2016-2017. • 17mm f/1.4 • 20mm f/1.4 • 24mm f/1.4 • 28mm f/1.4 • 28mm f/2.0 • 35mm f/1.4 • 50mm f/.4 It might be that Olympus is just playing with the idea to go Full Frame but never actually will do the step into making a real product." There appear to be too many things wrt to what roadmap Olympus is on. From the 2 posts above, from 43rumors above, it appears that: 1. Olympus has patented 7 Full Frame lenses upto 2017, meaning these were in development atleast 2-3 years before that. So it's almost 5 years since now, that the Olympus Full Frame project has been in effect. Since Olympus doesn't make lenses for other manufactureres outside the M43 system, these lenses were, therefore for its own FF system. One of those lens patents also mentioned various technical aspects like DRAM built into the lense (WHICH I thought wad pretty interesting). 2. "OUR DIRECTIONS ARE DIFFERENT NOW, ON THIS FORMAT", means Panasonic is Aware that Olympus has a Full Frame roadmap, and that they (Olynpus) were unconvinced about the new L Mount Partnership for whatever reasons (I am guessing it may have to do with mount issues). Panasonic would obviously not have asked for licence fee, and it may not have to do with only full frame sensors being outside consideration for Olympus. 3. If Olympus is indeed on a Full Frame Roadmap, it would have obviously consisted many things including mount size, plane distance etc etc. IBIS would be huge on their list of things to do among other design considerations. If Olympus is INDEED looking to launch a FF Camera system, I hope they get a few partners on board Before they go ahead. They already make some of the best lenses around, and they are the pioneers of IBIS, High Res Image Stitching etc. They would benefit Greatly from collaborating with someone for video. Maybe Blackmagic and they could explore BRAW to outsmart other FF competitors, since neither has anything to lose and a lot to gain from such a collaboration. There are already a plethora of Sony Sensors being used by anyone and everyone (except perhaps Canon), and if Olympus can just Skip 10-bit internal recording and move to well compressed 12-bit internal recording (12:1 BRAW), maybe they could be back with a bang. It's also sad that the 10-year M43 partnership of Panasonic and Olympus has ended before they could decide on a Full Frame Camera (mount) Format.
  15. 1 point
    thebrothersthre3

    Sony's new "pro level" APS-C

    I am betting the features will be slightly better. They have to stay competitive.
  16. 1 point
    Jimmy

    I WILL be getting a Fuji X-T3!

    10bit could be huge for the xt3 though, as banding can be a real issue with the xt2/xh1. Colour, even at 4:2:0 is already very strong... I'd much prefer no banding over (even) better 4:2:2 colour. Though hopefully they'll add both after the xh2 drops
  17. 1 point
    Attila Bakos

    I WILL be getting a Fuji X-T3!

    Does anyone know a smart way to mount this to the X-T3? Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD According to Fuji, it should give you 400 mins of 4K60 recording time, compared to 40 mins with the battery.
  18. 1 point
    wolf33d

    Sony's new "pro level" APS-C

    If it is an XT3 but with IBIS it would be interesting. Then after that the A7S III will be same but FF ..
  19. 1 point
    I would say the main benefit of the Sony is clean high iso's in video and jpegs. I think you'll be happy with Fuji based on what you said. I haven't had a chance to play with Flog on the Fuji, but BM P4K is really impressive. It really blew the GH5's vlog out of the water in terms of highlight and shadow detail. I mean 14 bit raw is hard to beat. That said for me its the choice between the XT3, BMP4K, and the GH5S. Fuji wins it for me. The auto focus alone puts it above the other two. 10bit log is all I really need.
  20. 1 point
    My EF to Fuji AF speedbooster has arrived Will hopefully be testing on a real gig this week. Otherwise it will be around the house and a road trip this upcoming weekend.
  21. 1 point
    Jimmy

    I WILL be getting a Fuji X-T3!

    I don't even think of camera purchases as buying anymore, just long term rentals. I bought the 5DIII used for about £1200, used it on various jobs and sold it for £900... Rental price for one year, £300. The headache only really comes when you are investing in glass too.... I'm now content with Fuji, so have started building up my glass collection. If the guy is not content with his gear, then why not change? There is usually something more than just gear lust driving a change like that.
  22. 1 point
    heart0less

    Lenses

    To be honest, I really prefer my 58/2 Helios over 50/1.8 Sony. Maybe it's just 8mm, but it feels much more natural to me.
  23. 1 point
    Mattias Burling

    Lenses

    That's what I said. A 50mm equivalent isn't popular. Its not like the most sold prime focal length or anything
  24. 1 point
    deezid

    I WILL be getting a Fuji X-T3!

    Here's some test footage from Photokina (will upload more and comparisons with the A73 later) 1st clip: F-Log All-Intra 400mbit 4K DCI, 25p, sharpening/nr -4 and inter frame nr off, native ISO640 Provided a graded version as well with some midtone contrast added to skin tones as well https://drive.google.com/open?id=1M9SiUayOkdg7KYFUHpwpKC5fET6mdIPI Sorry for the shakiness. After a full day of photokina with an unstabilized lens it's quite hard to shoot stable footage... Shutter was at 1/100s to compensate for the strong lights.
  25. 1 point
    Dan Wake

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    why it's not smooth? its shaky.... is this camera too heavy?
  26. 1 point
  27. 1 point
    Jimmy

    I WILL be getting a Fuji X-T3!

    Thanks... hard to know what these film simulations might be doing... Eterna is the only one I use really, as I know exactly what that is doing and adding the LUT in post to f-log or adding it as a film simulation is exactly the same really.... F-log + eterna lut only gives slightly better results when really pushing the grade, and even then, it is only slight. The people who were getting waxing on the XT2, was that before f-log?
  28. 1 point
    Completely OT but I was travelling through the US with a couple of friends in wheelchairs and when they got whisked off to a separate line for TSA I got accidentally left with their carry on bag which contained the disconnected hand controller for the electric wheelchair that they checked. Not only did it raise some eyebrows going through the scanner, but the all-metal clip in tray table also in the bag wouldn't have helped either. "Sir, is this your bag?" <choose words carefully > "Err, that one is with me...."
  29. 1 point
    Was that the Praktica? I wanted to show that to a friend, but it got removed I thought this was pretty funny as well. Maybe the competition could hire him "Samsung Anti-Apple-style" The EOS R <silent pause> YOU CANNOT BE SERIOUS!!!
  30. 1 point
    Certain a show highlight. There will be a whole article coming with that in. Berlin airport security - "What is this hand-made device with wires?" You... "It's a wireless trigger!" *Airport security stares even more suspiciously*
  31. 1 point
    kye

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    I'm not sure if the lack of adjustable screen is due to it being a 'cinema' camera where the world is expected to bend around the camera instead of the other way around, or if it was a size or cost measure, but the idea of it being a 'cinema' thing fits with the great attention and effort towards image specs and (relative) lack of effort towards ergonomics for hand-holding. I must say that as someone who shoots in whatever conditions I am given, a tilt screen is worth a huge amount to me, enabling up to a third or half of my shots, either with a low angle or a high angle to get over the heads of the other tourists in front of me! We're really seeing a merging of devices with cinema camera specs in an almost DSLR form-factor meeting DSLR and mirrorless cameras with video specs almost at cinema camera standards, but the two haven't merged yet. It'll only be when we get a camera that shoots RAW but also has IBIS and a half-decent grip that we'll have achieved unification. I'm waiting for that day eagerly!
  32. 1 point
    Snowfun

    Hands on with the RED Hydrogen

    Although the last time I locked myself out of my home and needed to text my wife I was pleased I didn’t rely on my Sony rx100...
  33. 1 point
    nigelbb

    Olympus Full Frame

    +1 I am on holiday in France at present & the other day we visited Mont-St-Michel. I decided that I didn't want to lug my Sony RX10IV up the steep streets so took my Sony RX100VI (which I use most of the time anyway unless I really need the RX10's 24-600mm FF equivalent zoom lens). Towards the end of the visit the battery ran out & had left spares in the car so I was reduced to using my iPhone 6s Plus. When I got back I uploaded my images I was surprised how well the quality of the iPhone photos & video held up. It's a bummer to have a single fixed lens instead of a zoom but TBH for snapshots as mementos I can see why the vast majority of people find their smartphone is good enough. I can't see how all these companies producing $2K+ FF cameras with $2K+ monstrous lenses can possibly make a profit. I gave up FF when I gave up shooting professionally. I have been happy with Sony 1" RX series bridge cameras for the last few years. I might be tempted with a MFT as I miss ultra wide angle & fisheye but it would need to be small. My ideal camera at present would be an OM-D EM5 with the EM1 II sensor & 4K video. The G9, GH5 & OM-D EM-1 II are great cameras but are getting to be FF size. In which case I would prefer an A7III or a Z6 or some other FF mirrorless instead of a big & heavy M43.
  34. 1 point
    webrunner5

    Olympus Full Frame

    I don't care what most of them do. Some of them are going to be screwed. There is no room for all these camera company's anymore. Just about all of them now have the same stuff in them, and what is missing is of no real concern to 99% of the people in the world. Sure we want 10 bit, 98% of the people don't even know what the hell that means. I have no clue how they are Ever going to sell all this stuff, or even who the hell needs most of what is in them. Like everyone is going to buy Resolve and edit all their stuff, and Vlog? Their phone does all most every thing they need. These camera company's are living on borrowed time in a dream world.
  35. 1 point
    jonpais

    Lenses

    Neither do I!
  36. 1 point
    Chrad

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    Hard to buy that. There are barely any M43 sensors on the market. Is there really another out there with the same oversized dimensions and dual ISO that we somehow haven't heard about?
  37. 1 point
    webrunner5

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    Boy that person got their money's worth out of that slider and zoom lens. Christ I need Daramamine!
  38. 1 point
    Simon Young

    I WILL be getting a Fuji X-T3!

    I just watched this video. The grade is debatable but there are plenty of skin tones in there that don't show the least bit of waxiness. Eterna, ungraded: He also compares the skin tones with the 1DXII and the A7III. The Canon looks the waxiest and the Sony looks the worst.
  39. 1 point
    Thank you so much Andrew for having me on the show! It was such a blast hanging out and chatting about gear. The four hour beer and dinner bickering between you and Dan Chung was the highlight of my week!
  40. 1 point
    So what you are saying is that it isn't even good enough to buy and return?
  41. 1 point
    If you are referring to me JonPais, then thanks for even having any bit of trust in my hands on experience! I do love all of the tech that is coming out and haven't been much into the DSLR/Mirrorless game for long. I am a fan of paying full boat for something that is definitely priced appropriately! I loved and owned the a6500 when it came out, but the shortcomings were too much for me. I sold my nikon d7000 cause the video was mush. Sold my first 5D mkii within 48 hours (in 2017) because the video was soft. Sold the XT2 twice and X-H1 once because the video was fantastic and SOOC pics were great, but for video there were too many compromises. Battery life, the 4gb file , and you needed the battery grip. Sold the c100 mki because there was no 60P and the LCD was subpar (compared to the mkii). The a7iii checked many of the boxes with IBIS, but to me the biggest letdown was the LCD and EVF. I've had hands on with the Z7 (which felt really great holding it in your hand), X-T3 (which provides very lovely images and AF and fantastic photography) is definitely worth the cash (mine gets here on Wednesday), the EOS R while lovely, the price is too high $2,300 for a camera that does 720P 120fps in 2018 is really sad. Will it dropping to $1,600 making more palatable? Maybe, but you can pick up an a6300 or a6500 for $6-$900 used and get better 1080p, pick up a GH5 for $1,300 used. You'll still get better slowmotion with those cameras and not overpay! I would pay $1,200 for a 6Dmkii because it's a good camera that is wx resistance and that EF mount allow you to buy some great third party glass like the tamron 15-30 2.8 with VC for less than $1,200 used! The EF mount is very flexible and you have access to a lot of great glass. A lot of choices and it's great to be a visual creator in 2018!
  42. 1 point
    deezid

    I WILL be getting a Fuji X-T3!

    Tried the X-T3 at photokina. Not impressed. Recorded some footage on my SD card in the new 400mbps intraframe codec. Turned noise reduction, sharpening as well as inter frame noise reduction completely off. In both Astia and F-log faces and even textiles look like a paintbrush was applied. Faces look horrible and lifeless and waxy as well. Both my GH5 and A7III looked way better and more natural in comparison... Well, will wait for the BM Pocket 4K then.
  43. 1 point
    Castorp

    Olympus Full Frame

    You’re misreading what I wrote. I expressed the opinion that I see a sentiment that Olympus is somehow doomed because they haven’t launched a 135 system. I see the notion that all one needs is an A7 or a Z6 because if you put a small lens on it’s a small camera. It surprises me that you haven’t noticed this in comments sections everywhere. It’s true it’s less of a problem here since this is a video-centric forum where sensor size is discussed differently. I have no idea why you took it personally or even why you think I was talking about this forum? 135 is clearly a trend in 2018. I didn’t claim 135 as such would disappear, merely the sentiment that it is the end all format will change. That was my main point. Besides, I don’t understand what reasons you have for your fucked up attitude, that I witness again and again on this forum, but I hope your day gets better and that you find a more constructive place to deal with your frustrations.
  44. 1 point
    Are you mostly shooting real estate (like me)??? If so, have you checked out Matt Rosendahl's work with the a7 III? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoKNd-cLR8u2C2zXh4A696g He's using the a7 III and the 16-35 f/4 on a (rather expensive) Movi M5 Gimbal. His results are pretty impressive: Anyway, if you are mostly shooting real estate (like me) it just MIGHT be the best hybrid camera for RE until the Z6 is actually available in the real world. Of course, the new Panasonic FF might be better so there you have it, and there is supposed to be a new Sony APS-C camera releasing soon, so there is that. I think the Tamron 28-75 is kind of a game changer for us people who liked Sony but were dismayed by the lens selection and pricing.
  45. 1 point
    androidlad

    I WILL be getting a Fuji X-T3!

    X-T3 10bit encoding anaylsis from Weibo: https://www.weibo.com/KazuoHiraiSONY?is_hot=1#1538181717102 X-T3 10bit HEVC encoder has SAO (Sample Adaptive Offset) and SIS (Strong Intra Smoothing) filters enabled, which unfortunately reduces high frequency detail.
  46. 1 point
    Sure, but I haven't had time to redo them to make it easier. These need sanding to get a good fit. The outside of the rings not so much, the inside where the glass goes need a bit. But I played safe so I didn't have to pay for more prints. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/4vwken2qm1u6jbi/AAAK3VIZzB8gZ44vci29HuqQa?dl=0 The lip on the inside of the rings faces out on both rings. The outside shouldn't need much sanding except to get rid of the shiny aspect of the plastic. The inside front element ring needs a lot of sanding. Just be careful and take it slow, you'll be fine.
  47. 1 point
    KnightsFan

    Panasonic GH5 - all is revealed!

    There is no rule mandating a 1:1 correlation between dynamic range captured and dynamic range displayed. Measuring the "stops of DR" of Rec.709 is based on an 8 bit image with a standard gamma curve. This means that on a Rec709 screen, the light emitted by a white pixel is 5 stops brighter than the light emitted by a black pixel. It doesn't matter what the pixels refer to--an "untouched" video from your camera, CGI, some text, a webpage, etc. The amount of compression (or expansion) of dynamic range that you apply to an image is just an artistic choice. It's just like a CGI render: your image doesn't HAVE to look like the real world, but it will end up on a screen that emits 5 stops of DR. So, to make a "natural" looking image, you should display about 5 stops of real world DR on that screen. However, we've universally agreed that we like a little bit of compression at least, so we put maybe 8 stops of the real world onto our 5 stop display. But if you show straight up log footage with 12 or 14 stops, it looks really unnatural.
  48. 1 point
    Dan Sherman

    Panasonic GH5 - all is revealed!

    I'm probably not the best person to explain this type of thing. This is a good starting point! http://downloads.atomos.com/support/HDR_Tech_Guide.pdf
  49. 1 point
    I think it's clog3 that has a higher black point. I found the c200 noisier in the shadows than the UMP! At 800 ASA - was not expecting that. Thanks - yes Canon is much more green. I think yes still UMP has that magenta feel - which isn't bad - but yes also agree UMP has more gradients so much dimensions on the face and secondary highlights and all that - so the image feels more organic yes they both do good things - the c200 is smoother - but yea lacks the three dimensional quality.
  50. 0 points
    Mattias Burling

    Olympus Full Frame

    I have no idea if it is a cash cow but they also make cameras and optics for medical purposes. (BTW, a tiny bit of good news for Olympus. I atended a funeral in Finland today. 150 people. I saw two "real" cameras in addition to the smartphones. One rx100iv and a OMD EM5. At least it's something )
EOSHD C-LOG and Film Profiles for All Canon DSLRs
EOSHD Pro Color 3.0 for Sony cameras
EOSHD Pro LOG for Sony cameras
EOSHD 5D Mark III 3.5K RAW Shooter's Guide


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