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  1. 7 points
    A_Urquhart

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    The adaptor for the mini XLR isn't really an issue as it locks in place at both ends so just like having one cable really. When I first received my camera, I was horrified at the battery life and how unreliable the battery meter was. For a minute, I thought about selling the camera straight away. Once the included battery was charged and discharged a few times, the battery life started to improve and the accuracy of the meter did too. I bought four Wasabi batteries as I have used Wasabi in my GoPro's and X-T2 and had been happy with them but the LP-E6 versions only gave me 25mins of battery life. Even after a few discharges and charges, they didn't improve at all. I have now switched to Genuine Canon LP-E6's and now getting just over an hour of continuous run time with the screen at 65% brightness so the battery life is not really a concern for me any longer. Also, the meter accuracy is spot on and I get a good warning when the battery is low It was me who reported that the screen was hard to see in bright sun and that was to do with the reflectiveness of it rather than the lack of brightness. I have just fitted an anti glare protector to it. Unfortunately it's night time here, and I can't test it in full sun until tomorrow but even indoors it's obvious that the reflections have been cut substantially without quality loss so hopefully this results in my second major gripe (the battery was my first) with this camera being resolved. The camera really is fun to use without any rigging at all, the only thing I do now miss is a tilting screen but I knew it didn't have one before I bought it. I might get a SmallHD Focus to remedy this. Ultimately, we need to compare Apples to Apples so let's recap your issues below. 90% of the issues you describe here will be issues for many other mirrorless cameras anyway. The screen Issues: I have used the A7 series a lot over the years and while it did have a tilting screen, I hated using it for video as it was just too small and also wasn't great in direct sun (most mirrorless screens suffer the same issues), so it too needed an external screen as do most Mirrorless camera for critical work. Battery Issues: Again, the A7 series battery life sucked, as it does on my own X-T2 (I carry 4 batteries with my X-T2 when I go in holidays!) so apart from the GH series, you need to carry around batteries for any prolonged shooting anyway with most mirrorless cameras. As they are so small, I'm not seeing this as a major problem. The USB-C/ Hard drive issue: You don't have to use the USB-C feature if you don't want to (and no other camera even gives you the option) so can't see that as being a negative. Once the camera gets BRAW, you will have RAW to SD Cards. To do that with any other mirrorless, you need an external recorder (more rigging, more batteries). The Audio XLR adaptor issue: Audio wise, having phantom power is great as is the XLR connection, minijack input and Timecode in. Adding those to a mirrorless camera requires external recorders so more bulk, rigging and batteries. I'll take the XLR- Mini XLR adaptor over a H4N or similar any day. While it's easy to look at all the negatives of the Pocket4K, you need to compare apples to apples and any camera in the ballpark price range (and even thousands $$$$ more) is going to need external accessories to get the same job done as the pocket. The fact is, 90% of of the time, you can easily get away with shooting in a bare bones config on the pocket. I'd only really recommend using an external monitor for shorts where the camera is low to the ground or up above your head. BMD really have given you so many options and ways of using this camera.
  2. 5 points
    A_Urquhart

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    So, worst case scenario is that the Pocket 4K is a 'GH5s Cinema Series' camera? Like the GH5s but better colour science, better codecs, internal RAW, Phantom powered XLR, Timecode capability, and includes a full version of Resolve for $1000USD cheaper than Panasonics Vlogger/ stills focussed GH5s that has a flappy screen, Autofocus and takes stills which the latter two functions are features I never use on my video cameras anyway............I'm cool with that! The GH5S is a great little camera.
  3. 3 points
    jonpais

    Panasonic Abandoning M43

    @webrunner5 YT saved me weeks of trying to figure out how to set up my a7 III on my own.
  4. 3 points
    Yeah the beefier ALL-I codec surely helps.. a bit.. but i think the RF lenses with the optical in cam optimizations and overall tack-sharp performance are probably the bigger assets.. the 50 F1.2 is just really something else, even wide open. Kind of blown away by it tbh. In 4K the detail is insane. And in FHD it is daaamn good too. Does it equate the C100's downsampled from 4K FHD IQ? With EF lenses on both, probably not. But with the RF's.. imo it's a close call. I don't own the camera yet, but i will try and set-up some comparison shots with my C100 since some of you seem interested. I do have an atomos, so it will also be interesting to compare without codecs in the equation.. in any case i'm pretty sure already EOS R will be a great B-cam to a C100/200/300!
  5. 3 points
    dbp

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    I still have and love the original pocket, but does anyone else remember alot of the early footage from it? It was terrible! The good stuff was amazing, but much of it was worse than DSLR offerings at the time, mostly thanks to people being in over their heads with the grading. So I'm reserving my judgement on the pocket 4K for a while. The early stuff looks solidly good, but I think the best is yet to come.
  6. 2 points
    Lol at the BMD sub-forum getting renamed.
  7. 2 points
    BTM_Pix

    Lenses

    Yes, I do. The good news is that it isn't that bad on the BMPCC really, although lacking a bit of speed and flexibility. You do the push focus to lock it and in the main it does catch it reasonably quickly and you are helped here by it being a fairly narrow aperture lens even at its widest so its reasonably forgiving. The issue of course is that if you then want to switch focus mid take as it gets a bit messy but, as I say, for what it is which is a very compact and cheap wide angle that is probably going to see most of its use with deep depth of field on a gimbal or for fixed wide shots then that might not be a problem depending on your application. The better news is that if you do want to use it on a BMPCC then if you connect a LANC controller that has focus control then you are actually able to manually focus it using that method. When it comes to using it on the Pocket 4K, its a bit good news/bad news really. The good news is that with the touch to focus option then it will be a lot more usable for focus change on the fly than it is on the original Pocket. The bad news is that the Pocket 4K has dispensed with the LANC port so the manual focus option isn't available. What it does have though is Bluetooth LE and the focus far/near is part of the spec in the developer documents for what can be controlled so it does open up that opportunity again for a 3rd party to create that via an app or a hardware controller. I know someone who is definitely working on the latter......
  8. 2 points
    KnightsFan

    Fav focal length (FOV)

    90% of my shots are 28mm on APS-C (42mm on FF). I think I'd use a 24mm more often if I had a good one--my zooms in that range have no character. 28mm is great for wide shots if you've got enough space, but really shines for medium shots and close ups. It's not exactly "flattering," but really makes a face jump out from the background in a way that a longer lens can't. I love the DOF at f4: your eye immediately knows what's in focus, but you can still tell what's behind the blur. It guides your eye, but maintains the scene's context. Some years ago I read this article, and I still agree with it 100%.
  9. 2 points
    Jn-

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    “I want to know ...” Well, buy one and do a review. Is this the first example of a blogger trolling his own blog to diss a thread/camera, i’d say so. Really, move on, get over it.
  10. 2 points
    JordanWright

    Lenses

    It does wonders for faces, makes them much more flattering
  11. 2 points
    webrunner5

    Panasonic Abandoning M43

    No it's not. You can learn so much on there it is scary. Sure there is crap on it, but there is quality stuff also. Tons of it. And I help support 7 people through Patreon on it. Sort of like family. Sure it can be the worse thing and the best thing, But it isn't going away any time soon. i have no clue how they can keep up with server space on that site. It has to be a mind blowing setup. You do realize Google Owns You Tube.
  12. 2 points
    Nah, stick around and you'll realise he's way to grumpy to be a believer in almost anything!! Welcome to the forums.. home of nice people, good advice, and a bit of snark and hip-and-shoulder too Awesome - what lens is that? 12mm and crazy fast? Shallow DoF simulations in VIDEO will come, it's just about processing power. My understanding is that they do it by having two cameras where one of them senses depth (could be wrong here) but basically they take two images and then do math to work out which bits they should blur. With computing power going up steadily it's just a matter of time, and Apple has already demonstrated it's something people want that is worthwhile investing the tech into. It might be something they do in post - if they record both streams and then "develop" it later in non-realtime even. I understand your POV and agree, but also see @webrunner5 perspective too. I look at it from a few perspectives: Image quality - smartphones are getting better so fast that they'll soon be 'good enough' except in difficult lighting conditions (the 2012 Zacuto camera shootout was interesting and we've come a long way since the iPhone 4s which was used in that shootout) Flexibility - more DR and function buttons and all that stuff really matters because it makes it a lot easier to get the results you want - lower DR, a touchscreen and lightening/USB port is a million miles from a C300 and that really matters on set Connectivity - SDI ports, timecode, external power options really matter and phones are basically nowhere on this Convenience - phones are always with you, always on, and don't attract a lot of attention, which means that much more content is available to film, either from the perspective that a dedicated camera would prevent you from getting the shot or that it would just make it more difficult We evaluate phones on image quality and convenience alone because they lack the other practical things that "real" cameras have. It depends on what you shoot and your priorities I think. Arguments start when people have different priorities and don't fully explain themselves. Please everyone be nice - in person most of us would agree and calmly explain ourselves It depends on what you're shooting. If you're in good light, and are looking for a wide angle deep DoF shot and don't need timecode and external monitoring then a phone can be almost as good as an Alexa. I take shots on my phone when I travel quite a bit because that combination is great for scenic landscapes and such, even though I have an XC10 that has decent DR, C-Log, 305Mbps codec, timecode, and ergonomics that most DSLRs can only dream of. I've seen a lovely wedding video shot with an iPhone. It was an experiment, the couple agreed ahead of time, and they probably didn't pay full price, but it worked. Film-making is all about compromises, we don't have cameras that can meet how well we see so capturing things is always choosing which things the human eye can see that we don't capture, and phones are no different, they're just more of a compromise. So, you CAN shoot a wedding, but at least for now you probably SHOULDN'T Every thread is mostly the same conversation - convergence. More specifically the convergence of Hollywood, the movie theatre, broadcast television, cinema cameras, home movie cameras, film-splicing editing machines, recording studios, typewriters and telephones. Fast forward far enough and these will all be included into a tiny device mounted somewhere near our eye. This convergence is difficult for many people to come to terms with because these things never touched. Not even the Bell Labs think tank where they predicted the mobile phone thought that it would include a camera inside it. Everyone is struggling with the fact the tech isn't there yet in terms of what we see in our heads, but we're still interested in it enough to thrash it out in forums because every few iterations take us a meaningful step forwards in being able to achieve that vision. It's too rubbish to be happy with, but is improving too fast to ignore. It's actually the creative drive that powers much of these conversations. I don't want 4K60 10-bit with IBIS because I like letters and numbers and spending money - I want it because 4K 422 allows 1080 4444 (I output in 1080), 60p enables slow-motion which suits the aesthetic of the home videos I shoot because time seems to slow in the magical moments that I want to capture, 10-bit because I shoot outside in high DR with a log profile and I want to have the flexibility in post and get rich colours, and IBIS because shake distracts from the smooth magic I want to create and draws attention to the fact it's a film rather than a memory. Do I need all these things - no, do they support my creative vision - yes
  13. 2 points
    BTM_Pix

    "Plants" from companies on this forum

    A lot of it is laughably blatant. Whatever happened to subtly and subliminally pushing your brand at people? Anyway, I'm just going to have this cup of coffee and watch this develop with a keen interest.
  14. 1 point
    Here's a new music video I directed, shot, graded and edited recently, for the Finnish punk/thrash metal band RiESA (Loosely translates to Burden). It's in Finnish, but I find it quite interesting even if you're not well versed in Finno-ugric languages. Their new album is a concept album, depicting a protectivist, totalitarian state controlled by a single dictator, and led by fear and propaganda. This gave us a nice opportunity to play with some 1984-like imagery and I'm quite happy with the end result. We did the video in essentially two days, with one day spent building the sets (the whole thing was shot in a basement of a local office) and one day of shoot. The interrogation room was mostly lit with practicals, with fluorescent tubes on the background and some IKEA spotlights lighting the posters. Only cinema lights used were two Aputure LED panels with diffusers used as fill lights. The jail cell was lit with one overhead 300W Fresnel and a 650W fresnel right outside the door to give us some heavy volumetric light. The propaganda scene was done simply with a home theatre video projector playing a video loop I prepared beforehand. I shot the whole video using modern EF lenses but with a Cokin P Pastel filter. It's one of my favourite diffusion filters as it gives a gorgeous bloom effect on light sources without eating too much into microcontrast or fine detail. You can see this if you watch the video in 4K, some of the skin detail is pretty astounding imho. And, not to sound like a Blackmagic fanboy, but I have to say the Ursa Mini delivered in spades, again. It's a fine workhorse. Visually the biggest downside is the youtube compression, which introduces banding, even here where the original image has some added film grain. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated, and if you guys have any questions about the production I'm happy to elaborate
  15. 1 point
    DBounce

    I WILL be getting a Fuji X-T3!

    Here is a quick shootout of the Fuji X-T3, Canon 1DXMk2, Canon C200 and Panasonic GH5S. Granted FCPX refused to not blowout some of the footage of camera B. It's displayed correctly in some of the head to head comparisons. I think it might have been caused by a software bug in FCPX. In any case all four cameras were filming in base ISO in controlled lighting. Opinions welcomed.
  16. 1 point
    Yeah I just watched the review. Video quality is ultra soft and lacking detail. Just goes to show high bitrate isn't everything...
  17. 1 point
    They have been coming out with some interesting solutions, including this one.
  18. 1 point
    Everything I've seen thus far would certainly seem to bear that out.
  19. 1 point
    matthere

    Lenses

    @BTM_Pix Thanks for the info 🙂 I am very interested in one of the hardware controllers you mention, please add me to the list.. 😉
  20. 1 point
    DBounce

    GH5S or X-T3?

    GH5 series is something of a standard. I think Panasonic earned this honor. But my goodness, does the X-T3 throw a monkey into the wrench. Either if epic. But I can tell you from owning both, the Fuji is easier to match with Canons. And straight out of camera colors on the Fuji are quite lovely.
  21. 1 point
    whoisjsd

    RAF Mount for the Bolex 8/19/1.5x

    RAF also made me a custom front filter for fitting a FVD-16A or HCDNA on the Bolex 16/32. He makes great stuff!
  22. 1 point
  23. 1 point
    Chrad

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    I agree that it's a little less quirky than the original, but I don't think by much. Yes, the sound situation is better, but you're still going to need to use an adaptor if you're not going the 3.5mm jack route. The more things change, the more things stay the same. The battery situation here is truly horrific and shouldn't be downplayed. People are reporting 40 minutes or so. Blackmagic are once again shipping a broken design - the camera should take larger batteries or have been engineered in such a way as to save power if it is to be advertised as a 'pocket' camera. Yeah, you can carry around half a dozen batteries with you, but who wants to do that? Or more to the point, who wants to be changing batteries every 45 minutes (of usage, not shooting) in a run and gun situation? The screen is great, but reportedly hard to see in bright sunlight, so depending on your shooting conditions you might need to buy a monitor anyway. The USB-C features are neat, but they require carrying and rigging up a power brick or hard drive. And once you're going to that kind of effort, we get back to what I was saying originally. You still need a lot of accessories and effort to make this thing practical, and that's what's going to stop it from being the kind of film-democratizing modern super 8 type thing for amateur enthusiasts. Needing to rig the thing up is prohibitively intimidating, expensive and slow and gets in the way of the fun of getting out and shooting. For small production companies? Sure, it brings down the cost of professional codecs, particularly raw.
  24. 1 point
    Kisaha

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    Do you know how many Sony a6xx/A7x/Fuji cameras with terrible battery life have been sold already? The previous one needed almost everything to be usable, this one just some batteries (I have half a dozen of those without even owning a Canon camera), plus they offer 5" touch screen monitor, dual ISO sensor (and similar in size with the competition, bigger than most m43 cameras at least), mini XLR (how great is that?), usb C, usb c SSD recording and great great user interface (second favorite after my NX!). They go head to head with the competition, and then add some more. It isn't a hybrid camera, it is a cheap video camera, if the touch AF is OK with the Olympus 12-100, can be a great run and gun camera also. IBIS? No, but none of my cameras have it now, and none of the C and F cameras (or EVA) has it, and they are the tools of choice for most of my jobs and most jobs I have been around. Plus, there is a license there for a full editing suit, that is very important for a tiny tiny business like mine, that I usually need a second editing desk for some months per year, and I hire someone to do some basic editing in my office. My next hybrid system will have amazing AF and maybe IBIS (do not really care but it is a selling point at No4 or No5), this camera doesn't need them, especially for the price. I would be waiting for real world reviews of course.
  25. 1 point
    Dan Wake

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    which is it the max clean iso for this camera an is it enough for night shots in documentaries and narrative with artificial lights (excluding moonlight)? for example city shots at night... thx
  26. 1 point
    Andrew Reid

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    Are any of these tests showing the difference between the Pocket 4K and GH5S? Are any showing the actual benefits of RAW vs H.265? It's all just eye candy. I want to know what the actual image quality is relative to the competition (X-T3, GH5S, Z7, Magic Lantern and A7 III).
  27. 1 point
    Django

    "Plants" from companies on this forum

    I know your comment is forum banter but i've actually just been using the EOS R.. and i actually like it.. enough to even purchase it! (putting flame suit on) But please don't shame me Andrew, I am not a paid Canon shill !!! 😱 He had to ship the camera back to canon (also gives further insight into EOS R vs 1DX2): Saying goodbye to the EOS R... For now Maybe i'm being naive but i seriously don't think every youtuber praising the EOS R is necessarily a paid shill or did so because they were sent to Hawaii. Having some hands-on experience with the camera and it's lens system does me give a solid impression, especially as a hybrid / B-cam to a 1DX2/C100/200/300.
  28. 1 point
    kye

    Fav focal length (FOV)

    I am contemplating this exact question and I think it might be something like 35mm. We all know 28mm because it's the widest end of the kit lens and most phones, and it's very flexible but I think a little too wide for nice people shots. 35mm is still an environmental portrait but is a little nicer aesthetically. In terms of going wider, you always want a wider lens unless you've got something around the 12mm mark, which makes landscapes look great, so 28mm is a compromise for both people and landscapes. Most videos are more about the people than the scenery, and you can always pan, which reveals the scenery instead of just hitting you with it like a still image needs to. Like Jon I love the ability to punch in, so I'd be tempted to get a lens that was about 35mm punched in, and was wider at the full sensor read-out. Of course, in reality, it's easy and cheap to add a 50mm equivalent, so combined with crop mode that would give you ~25mm, ~35mm, 50mm, and ~80 with just two primes. and you can scale a bit in post without losing much quality, especially if you shoot in 4K, so the flexibility is there
  29. 1 point
    Emanuel

    Fav focal length (FOV)

    LOL In fact : ) I guessed so. I also love 42.5mm f/1.7 on MFT. I know your love for that other f/1.2 ; -)
  30. 1 point
    jonpais

    Fav focal length (FOV)

    85mm, but you probably already knew that. 😊 Second up would be 35mm.
  31. 1 point
    jonpais

    Panasonic Abandoning M43

    Okay, so maybe I’m slow - but I watched around fourteen minutes of Tony Northrup’s video and didn’t hear him mention Panasonic abandoning m43. Does he say it at the very end or something? 😳 Now I’m beginning to see why some think YT is a waste of time though...
  32. 1 point
    jbCinC_12

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    Another low light test from the P4K
  33. 1 point
    I agree with you to an extent. But part of the reason the BMPCC is so nice is because of dynamic range and of course color science and bit depth. I don't think smart phones are known for having remotely any of those traits. I do acknowledge what great choices we have in cameras these days for such low prices, but the new tech is also really helpful.
  34. 1 point
    jonpais

    I WILL be getting a Fuji X-T3!

    A quick google search didn’t turn up much when searching for ‘scratches X-T3’ I did find this interesting tidbit over at mirrorless comparisons however: The X-H1 also sports a more robust chassis which is 25% thicker than that of the X-T3 and features scratch resistance equivalent to 8H surface hardness.
  35. 1 point
    Well hell who wouldn't want a Arri Alexa over it. But is it on here going to look 5 times better. Twice as better? Your telling me you can't make a nice short with Gunpowder with a Smartphone in 4K? You surely have the skill and imagination to make that happen. I think I would be pretty proud to take a "inferior" device and make it sing as they say. I don't think the expensive cameras make shit for difference much anymore. The BMPCC proved that. You can buy them for 350 bucks today, even with some accessories. I doubt the Oly EM mk III will out do it. And it has a wimpy ass little sensor crop area in it even compared to m4/3. I doubt Any of these new cameras FF, APSC out will out do it, even maybe the PK4 can't. That is to be seen. I am just stating we have all, including me, have went off the deep edge on all these, I have to have a better camera thing. Sure a few, very few on here make a living doing it, most don't even own them, the company they work for does. And most of the rest left Ain't buying a Arri no matter how old it is. So for shits and giggles, what probably the vast majority on here do, a Smartphone, a BMPCC works. And that is how it is plain and simple. Skill trumps any damn better camera. We are in a no excuses world for video. Anyone with skill can make it happen, even with a Smartphone if that is all they have.
  36. 1 point
    Yeah who need FF and those fancy new camera if you just can do everything on a phone, you shouldnt be even this forum apparently phone is good enough for you, stick to GSMArena mate!
  37. 1 point
    webrunner5

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    Yeah the original Pocket camera is a Very special camera. I see little of it in this new one. but time will tell. I don't think other than some 9000 dollar camera anything can beat the original one. They are that good if you have the skill. And in reality it wasn't that hard to do. There is LOTS of good stuff from them on the web.
  38. 1 point
    I have no problem with Cinema5d posting a 40k cage. Many of us were creating video content professionally far before the "dslr revolution", and we continue to do so. Back in the day we could get a 5d mk2 and create images that were arguably better than the $30k video cameras of the day. But, since then the industry has moved on... and many of us have moved with it. We still like the smaller mirorless and dslr cams that produce great results, but as our careers have grown, so have our camera options. We have easy access to Alexa's, Reds, Varicams, Fs7's on down... Most pro jobs cover the cost of renting these cameras rather then sinking $45k into ownership anyway. As an independent producer I appreciate knowing what's happening across the entire landscape of digital cinema. All the shooters I personally know feel the same way.
  39. 1 point
    Turboguard

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    This dude has no idea what he's doing. Nothing is done correctly for a real test. Not even his WB is even.
  40. 1 point
    tgan

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    Andrew, I get what you are saying but maybe i had too much bias creep into what I wrote (I've ordered a bmpcc). My point is that between the two the features and price are different enough that each are targeting different audiences. There are plenty of people that think each camera is garbage and amazing. Personally, I didn't even consider the gh5s or gh5 because they are far more expensive. So even given the they have differences, I would have taken a hit on quality and features just for the sake of saving money.
  41. 1 point
    Interesting topic. I remember a little while back a 'new poster' wrote a post about a DJI drone - great drone, really fantastic, you can buy one here. Now when you buy a DJI drone, you register your drone with DJI. And I suspect that 'anyone' who registers with DJI gets approached to be an affiliate. (I certainly did.) And the affiliate plan is reasonably attractive - 4% of any purchase through your affiliate link. Admittedly I cant be bothered but I bet others find the offer potentially attractive (say if you are a student.) So maybe what you are seeing is not 'plants'. Camera companies are just spending their marketing dollars differently. Bribing youtubers with jamborees and early access to new product. And mobilizing their customer base through affiliate links.[
  42. 1 point
  43. 1 point
    Jn-

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    Redshark review, part I ... https://www.redsharknews.com/production/item/5854-blackmagic-pocket-cinema-4k-the-comprehensive-review-you-have-been-waiting-for
  44. 1 point
    deezid

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    Lifting blacks in filmconvert?
  45. 1 point
    AlexTrinder96

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K

    Philip Bloom has received the pocket cam from PROAV TV Looking forward to seeing what he can do with the cam
  46. 1 point
    The salient point was about adapting with AF though.
  47. 1 point
    The lens finally came by, doesnt seems to be parfocal (adapter seems great), but there is a knob behind the aperture ring where you can adjust the glass elements... Tried different positions but it just doesnt seems to work as a parfocal ...
  48. 1 point
    BTM_Pix

    Lenses

    I think like a lot of gentlemen of a certain age, I have an attachment to 50mm as its what we all had as our standard lenses when we got our first SLRs and used them to shoot dinosaurs roaming in the local park. I'm sure Google has a way of generating EXIF from any image so when they tire of snooping on us electronically and invent a way of physically sifting through our cupboards and drawers undetected they'll scan all those negs and slides from latter part of the 20th century and we'll find that about 75% of pictures were taken on a 50mm. I never really bought into the 50mm being closest to what the eye sees - or at least concentrates on for want of a better expression - but its not totally far off. I suspect its probably even less so now though for people who have grown up looking at the world through a 28mm equivalent on their iPhones as they have developed a wider (yet simultaneously narrower ) viewpoint of what is standard. Anyway, a couple more from the 7Artisans 50mm f1.1 at narrower apertures to balance out the previous glowfest examples of shooting it wide open.
  49. 1 point
    BTM_Pix

    Lenses

    Speaking of daft 50mm lenses..... More M mount shenanigans, this time with the 7Artisans 50mm f1.1 Shot wide open on full frame, the depth of field is shallower than an ant's paddling pool.
  50. 1 point
    jhnkng

    What is the medium format look?

    Let's not forget that the sensor in the GFX50s/r made its debut in 2014 in Phase One and Hasselblad backs. Not to mention there's significantly more money and resources in the development of APS-C and Full Frame sensors, since they sell much much more of them. Formats larger than 35mm has always been a niche market. You buy medium format because you like the look and you're willing to give up a lot of practicality for it. Also, less DoF isn't the reason you have a more three dimensional image -- it's the transition between focus and out of focus. It's the way you can get separation between subject and background but not reduce the background to a big blurry smear.
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