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  1. 10 points
    Andrew Reid

    End of the forum

    Slept on the decision and I must admit it made me sad to think about an empty void in place of the forum. It is a community which has taken some of us 8 years to get to this point in size. I don't think there's many forums like it. So for now I am going to reconsider and keep the forum open. But rethink things - like the concept of it, how it can be improved. There are some good points made by people in this thread about what can be done without resorting to closing it. There are also some examples of behaviour in this thread which justify my original decision, people for instance not saying a single word of thanks but instead promoting their own alternative forum on Discord, or people coming up with money making schemes and subscription fees. Stop and think about whether you're in this for yourself, or whether we're in it together.
  2. 4 points
    Brian Williams

    End of the forum

    Say it ain’t so... I’m gonna have to base my future g.a.s. decisions on whatever the hell Kai or Casey is pushing this week, shit. Take care all.
  3. 4 points
    PannySVHS

    End of the forum

    I would break my heart, @Andrew Reid I feel alienated to even have a look at your site without the forum. I just shot a short film with my S1 until yesterday. I was exited to give you and your and my forum friends some kewl infos and stories and some fake snow in the summer and some h265 goodness and some Varicam like screenshots. And, and, and.. Now just emptiness on the web to me. We never got to meet in person, even though we were planning on doing so one and a half years ago. I will miss you, Andew, I will miss all of you. This is very bad and sad news. Good bye.
  4. 3 points
    Julien416

    End of the forum

    Hi Andrew, I don't talk much here, mostly lurking. Been noticing a rising level of frustration and anger in your messages lately. The youtubers, then the social networks, then the chitchaters from the forum, you name it. I totally understand where you're coming from, social medias are a cancer, moderating a forum is a tedious and can be a pain, especially after 8 years and some people just have too much time on their hands and like to troll. But you seriously need to chill a bit. Recruit a few moderators and let off the leash. Doing so, you could totally concentrate more on you own art and leave the forum on the side for a little while. I believe the forum as a format has its merits and should be kept online and alive. Some people love coming here, some more love reading what's written even though they're not participating. I am a professional, not a videast, not a youtuber, but a film maker, I get paid to direct stuff that are aired on TV (even on your national BBC... Well, the fourth though), I do that for a living and I like it here ! I am not a teen in a basement, trolling you ! I bet I am not the only real professionnal amongst your audience. We like this place. It's both silly and cosy at the same time. It's not Youtube, it's not as superficial, it's not as crowded. But it's nice. I understand how it can be frustrating to feel that you're losing the war against the silliness of modernity but certain spaces need to remain secret and undercrowded to be appreciated. It's not a popularity contest. If you want to be popular, be Kai, or whoever is fashionable these days, but you won't ever be as popular as a forum tenant or as a blogger. But I do not believe you're engaged in a popularity contest, are you ? You can keep your forum alive and do your shit IRL. I mean, Roger Deakins has a forum, right ? Does it keep him away from his work ? I don't believe so. Get off the keyboard a bit. Do the things you want to do, and come back with a vengeance. You don't need to sacrifice all this knowledge and this community because you feel frustrated these days, that's not going to make things better. You have a good tool in your hands, let it be. And if you feel like talking to someone who has seen both heaven and hell in this business, I'd be glad to help you in this difficult period I can sense in your latests messages.
  5. 2 points
    Been thinking over night and all this morning about how we can clear up the forum and improve it. As you saw I was close to closing it But this place has been around for EIGHT years! Going to open up and tell you exactly what the score is, and why some changes could be helpful... 1. EOSHD main site. Although the forum is a big part of the EOSHD site, it is cannibalising traffic from my blog and editorial. This isn't good, because that is my main business and the forum doesn't make any money at all. So if people ignore the main blog and only read the forum, EOSHD will cease to exist in the long run. I might consider making the forum a subscription to participate in, but free to read. It would be very cheap, maybe $20 per year or $2 per month - something like that would help pay to run it. 2. Facebook groups are based around cameras and manufacturers. The owners of these get nothing, Facebook gets all the traffic. However because they are based around manufacturers and specific camera models you get less infighting and fanboy bullshit in discussions. I'd like to see how we can make this forum format more conductive to a community spirit! How about more sub-forums for specific cameras or manufacturers? How about less anonymous accounts and more visible portfolios - a way for users to show off their current projects and work? How about we get to know one another better in terms of what we do with cameras and what we're currently working on? I feel if we liked one-another a bit better, we'd raise our game in the topics too. 3. YouTube. A lot of the content on this site is being used to lead people away from the main blog to YouTube. Some threads look like somebody's personal internet surfing history and whatever they have found on the way. I think we need to encourage people who make original content on this forum - they should be rewarded, rather than detracting from them and distracting people with the lazy option of cut & paste. 4. People pimping their wares. I have to keep in mind that people will promote their stuff on here like rival forums or sites they've created, in direct competition to me, or even colour profiles in even more direct competition to me. The really good ones I fully stand behind and respect, but I am not sure how I feel about bankrolling somebody's sales, unless they are a close friend. If somebody doesn't reach out to me first or isn't a close friend and is seen to use the forum to promote their paid stuff, then I think that has to be on the list of things to change. Not just to preserve EOSHD as a sustainable business, but to improve my mood and generate a positive perception of my users and their intentions! 5. Positivity. Sometimes the same people can drive me up the wall and put me in a bad mood every time I log on to this forum. I think some healthy arguments and debate are great but sometimes I admit I can be a bit difficult with people. They seem to join just to piss me off. I don't have the easiest personality when it comes to tolerating certain types of people. So if we can raise the level of content and make a better format, I'd be in a better mood and won't feel like burning the place down. 6. Trolls. There are always a small minority of users in every community, just as there are in real life, who should be in jail. Some people behave appallingly, at the same time as adding nothing to the content or substance of the community. This is exhausting for me and my job here, to keep a cap on it. Some people I have banned have rejoined as many as 5 times under different email addresses. I would really appreciate it if people defended the site owner in these situations when I am personally attacked. It would mean a lot and show the trolls that they're not welcome. I don't feel it happens enough. It is always left to me to fight my corner on my own, which puts me in the mindset of "why am I bothering with this when I could be shooting instead". And makes me want to burn the place down. 7. Missing contributors. Some of my friends have left because of the same problems I experience daily like in points 5 and 6. But point 7 is that if our content isn't interesting or original and debates get dragged off into a bin fire of low quality posting then we lose the pros and best users too. So it is not just about staying positive and not trolling, the actual debates and conversations have to be useful for other filmmakers and camera users (not just chit chat for example). There also needs to be a way to invite these people back, to name but the tip of the iceberg @Mattias Burling and John Brawley, although on occasion they didn't exactly behave 100% nicely either, their experience and talent behind the camera are greatly missed and I would like to see people like that here. 8. High level film people and pros. Imagine the improvement in content and behaviour if someone like Roger Deakins occasionally dipped into the forum? Unlikely? Maybe not. He has his own forum. He does contribute a heck of a lot online. We need to find a way to encourage more pros and big names to use this forum. I know for a fact the camera industry, product managers and camera engineers read this forum and if only we knew the full extent of that we would up our game significantly in every topic. Good people are watching, so let's not do them a disservice by arguing and chit chatting too much in topics. 9. Design. If a change of design, software or forum format can help make the place better, I'm all ears for ideas and feedback. Although I think the place is pretty clean and well designed as it is. Maybe the structure can change and feature the best content more prominently. 10. General level of usefulness. Some topics are really useful on here and if it weren't for that mountain of 8 years worth of great info, I'd have shut the forum already. Some of you can be proud of the knowledge you have shared and given to other people. Together we have learnt a lot! The flip side of this is that the great treasure trove is mired in chit chat and bullshit. We should all aim to cut it out (me to!) and focus on the raising the knowledge level and intelligence level of discussion, whilst having fun with it as well and keeping a sense of humour to things. It should be a bit of a pub atmosphere too, and not just dry technical discussion or pixel peeping.
  6. 2 points
    Andrew Reid

    End of the forum

    Thanks Dustin and the others who have contributed to this community over the years and shared interesting things. To the others, who drag it down with their pointless drivel then imply it's my fault if high profile users leave like @Mattias Burling did and many of my friends before him. YOU are responsible for them leaving. Not me, or the productive accounts on here. And to be clear, EOSHD stays. It is my life. The blog takes priority from now on. By this weekend /Comments will be gone. The URL may stay around for something new. EOSHD "Comments" could be a good podcast or series of guest blogs by others. It is difficult to keep intelligent commentary alive in the current climate of hysterical nonsense, bullshit and consumerism. I feel that Facebook Groups have taken the discourse about cameras and tech over to the social networks, reducing traffic to EOSHD and I feel YouTube is stealing from the written word almost entirely, with no end of shilling narcissists wiling to plant their smirking mug in front of high profile products. These cameras and the work-of-art engineering that goes into them deserves better. It deserves a deeper insight. So with these two threats (Facebook and YouTube) I just feel it is time to up the game here and try something new in place of the usual forum environment with all the lazy posts and chit chat from the same old users who I should have banned a long time ago. Imagine coming onto EOSHD every day and seeing insights from actual camera industry engineers, or people doing amazing projects like @BTM_Pix, or interviews with Fujifilm, or camera reviews from owners of interesting gear, without 10 pages of idiots arguing. This is what I envisioned this place to be. Kind of a daily stop for interesting camera news and comments. The end of the forum is not the end of EOSHD. Main page is and always will be https://www.eoshd.com I really want to give priority to that. Thanks for those who have contributed good stuff to this forum and to those who have been pleasant people to hold a conversation with.
  7. 2 points
    OliKMIA

    End of the forum

    Respectfully Andrew, I’ve been think of writing this post for a while now but I thought it would only get me banned… I tried to open a debate about gears a few months ago but the thread was locked right away No hard feelings thought, this is your forum. To be honest, I regret this decision to close this forum, the unique place where I was coming online to talk to over filmmakers and bring support to strangers. Unlike other forums and FB groups, EOSHD is a special place, a small community of enthusiasts and pros willing to talk in a civilized manner. Of course this changed a lot recently, we lost several familiar faces and I must admit that you’ve been also pushing this place in a new direction. While I used to enjoy your previous David versus Goliath rants, this almost turns into a daily basis thing where you find a new person/website/youtube/brand channel to attack or denounce. I must admit that you do so with a lot of valid points most of the time but it just display a lot of negativity. Therefore, I can understand why this whole thing makes you angry and drains your energy. And I must not be the only only considering lack the of reactions that these rant posts generate. So yes, on some aspects the world is getting crazier and dumber but not worse than it was 50 or 100 years ago (actually there is much less war, violence, famine, and conflict in general). Yes, I hate all this narcissistic thing, the dumbing down experience of social networks but there isn’t much we can do at this point… I personally write for several online publications and I always tried to maintain some ethic: no sponsored post, real unbiased product review, and full disclosure of my few links with manufacturers. Anybody can see my posts online. But the truth is that the media industry is dying in general, the photo-video is even in worse shape. So some people do what they can to make a living and cross the line regularly because they must pay their rent. I don’t think that the vast majority of tech writers do very well. Then, there are the few Youtuber stars who are just worth ignoring. So what can we do now? 1. Continue to call out people, youtubers, and brands but obviously (and unfortunately) you can’t win this fight. 2. Channel all this energy toward greater good. I really like the idea of doing guest posts. I would be happy to contribute in some area with honest reviews and in depth articles rather than giving it away for free to well know online publications. For what it’s worth, when I write good entry, people are genuinely interested. Collaboration is key, don't go down in a muddy dogfight with the crooks but rise above them. All the best with your endeavors. This forum was a good place. Cheers.
  8. 2 points
    Emanuel

    End of the forum

    Hey, the most of us love you and your contributions/work/insights or we wouldn't be here ; ) Take some rest and think about it later. Life is too precious to not be shared. Your home, our house : ) We feel your presence as well the friends we've made here and will miss to read and interact with you if all this you've created will be gone, beware of the impact you've granted to this community, far to be indulged or enough < 3 - E.
  9. 2 points
    sanveer

    End of the forum

    There are trolls everywhere. Sometimes I feel like throwing people of off buildings. I just make fun of them, grab a cold beer and laugh off the madness. Covid is also pushing us harder than usual, I guess. Btw, your youtube channel is a great initiative. You should add more videos, and more often, if possible. They could include more than just reviews.
  10. 1 point
    Moderators. EVERY forum needs a few. Keep all the political stuff off as it's supposed to be already. It ALWAYS leads to acrimony, derailed and eventually locked threads. Human identities. It doesn't matter if you are a pro, a student or a hobbiest, but there should be something that identifies you as a person and a contributor to the community and not a pink square. Facebook might be for some, but it's not for me personally. If this place went there, I wouldn't use it. I don't mind a modest subscription and think anything of value should have a cost. Design/architecture. It's forum. As long as folks can use it without issue, it's doing it's job.
  11. 1 point
    Andrew Reid

    End of the forum

    Over 8 years, a lot of my friends and some great camera people have come and gone on this, the EOSHD Forum. I have stuck by it and tried my best to moderate things. However I feel that now the time has come where it is just A) making me extremely angry on a daily basis and B) Making me lose interest in cameras and is demotivating me. So it is a big old negative distraction for me on the whole, when I should be focussing on the main blog post and the quality of that. So I feel it is time to say goodbye. Time to close this place up. I will be making all topics private and closing the login feature this weekend, except for those of you who are personal friends and I still need to talk to. Then I will take a few weeks to think about the future and what will replace it. I am open to the idea of guest blog posts instead from people I trust and who have something to contribute.
  12. 1 point
    Andrew Reid

    End of the forum

    New topic: I am all open to suggestions! In the mean-time I'll kick out a few trolls.
  13. 1 point
    TrueIndigo

    End of the forum

    Phew, I was just wondering what to say about how much I'm going to miss this forum, after reading that it was going to close. I wouldn't know where to go in the mornings if it wasn't for this place! So many great people over the years that I felt an affinity with. BTM_Pix's ingenious electronic inventions. Sage's obsessive attention to detail to get colour just right for people who can't afford an ARRI (that's probably all of us). PannyVHS's good heart - always a kind word in a storm. Wondering about Mercer's film. The knowledgeable people like fuzzynormal and kye who are controversially sensible in a world of hype. And of course the values and drive of Andrew Reid, who started it all and wanted something different than just becoming a PR company.
  14. 1 point
    Anaconda_

    End of the forum

    It's a shame Andrew is feeling this way, and I do hope the forum closure is a temporary thing. although the homepage and guest writer part sounds brilliant. For those suggesting Facebook groups, I have a feeling that isn't quite the direction Andrew wants to take things: There's a lot of fantastic information here, that's hard to find anywhere else. If the forums really must close, I hope they're able to remain searchable and online.
  15. 1 point
    I think you answered that when you spoke of marketing. If you're gonna advertise something as a vlogger camera, don't mess with the video features. A company that has yet to master decent AF probably has no business doing a vlogging camera in the first place. Surely the most needed of features for vloggers. And whilst 4K isn't a Full requirement for vlogging, crippling it makes little sense. IBIS, a very useful feature for vlogging, not here. Even though a camera like the GX85 has it. Yet it does have vlog, even though its effectiveness as a profile is diminished by the 8 bit codec. It's this inconsistent approach to features for video that naturally annoys video users here, especially given Panasonic's track record for video. Taken as a Photo camera on its own, I'm sure it is a worthy addition for some users, though not for others, even those looking for a camera in this price bracket. The lack of water resistance to the camera for example is a shame. It could have been more and still held the same price in my opinion.
  16. 1 point
    Snowfun

    End of the forum

    A subscription based forum might work? Nothing extreme (€5/yr?) but might be sufficient to discourage those who seek to disrupt? Given the number of users it wouldn’t be a trivial sum. Plus the use of moderators to patrol the site and apply some regulation. Given the quality of resources available here it is worth a lot more than the €5 I suggested above...
  17. 1 point
    Inazuma

    End of the forum

    If you deactivate the forum then traffic to the site will be even more reduced. Get back to making great videos like you used to and stop engaging in threads that enrage you. Your attitude has taken a noticeable turn over the past few years which has left many of us old timers with a sour taste. You used to talk about what can you do with small, inexpensive gear. Whereas nowadays you sometimes resort to needless gear-shaming. If this really is the end then it is a shame because this place is so unique, but I understand. It's been a pleasure ladies and gents 🖐️
  18. 1 point
    I agree with this, and I don't understand the heated discussions around this camera. A G100 will probably replace my dying GM5 for when I need a compact camera for video and stills. The GM5 was more expensive than the G100 is, and smaller, but: - The G100 has a much better viewfinder, much better fully articulated LCD, it offers mic input and a better sound system alltogether, better image quality, much better video quality and as opposed to the GM5 it actually has some kind of image stabilisation for video (EIS). - Compared to the GX9, image and video is probably more or less the same, the GX9 offers IBIS but has a mediocre viewfinder and LCD, the last one only flipping up and down, and no mic input. The problem with this camera is the marketing. If they had marketed it as a compact camera with an optional vlogging accessory, the response would probably have been much better. No other camera at this size and price offers a better viewfinder/LCD combo, and for many , that is very important. On a camera this size, the viewfinder and the shutter release are mostly what I need. As for other brands, except Olympus, they won't mount my MFT lenses. As for the price, cameras aren't necessarily cheap because they are small. The Pen-F is a good example.
  19. 1 point
    Lars Steenhoff

    End of the forum

    https://discord.gg/wtgP5md I made a discord server, for the sigma fp, anyone can join
  20. 1 point
    buggz

    Lens owning plans for 2020

    Still waiting on a sale for the GF110 f2....
  21. 1 point
    buggz

    End of the forum

    Wow! Very saddened by this news, I will be lost, there is NO other place like this! As a hobbyist, I haven't contributed a whole lot. For this i am sorry. However, I have LEARNED A WHOLE LOT from this place! For this, I am super grateful! This is my MULTIPLE-DAILY video forum hangout/home. Andrew, you have to do what is right for you, I tell this all the time to my people at work, none of the mis-management will do it for you. Thanks for the time and resources used to host this site, it was awesome for me, I have enjoyed it! Good luck to you sir!
  22. 1 point
    Okay, I tested the lens out and it turns out to be a dud! To start, the lens had dust inside it from the factory which was a shocking quality control issue and I would have to send it back nonetheless. Still, I wanted to test it out and I decided to test right away with how wide I could go with it. While I could get a sharp image out of the adapter with every lens I tried, it became very apparent that the lens would be a hassle to use on set with lens changes between shots. The workflow with attaching the lens is the main hassle that slows you down because it’s supposed to screw onto your lens and then rotate to position but, in practice, this is quite difficult as the lens is wound so tight that you often accidentally unscrew the lens and it is made worse with added tedium when using step rings. About pulling focus, the double focus wasn’t too bad and the lens was a little forgiving if you were off slightly, however, this sometimes meant you weren’t one hundred percent sure if you were in complete focus if you had to eyeball focus in the field. Ideally you would line up both the lens and adapter in the same focus position but sometimes you may have to adjust and set things quickly in an awkward camera position so I could see this being a problem and a case where you couldn’t always use this lens as your sole anamorphic adapter. As a side note, you could somewhat get away with leaving the 65 adapter’s focus in place at infinity or nearest and focus just the taking lens but it’s limited and is a much narrower margin than I had hoped. Some may complain about the added heft of the adapter but I didn’t mind as the best thing SLR Magic did was put a squared off tripod foot on the lens to help for easy calibration and stability. Calibrating anamorphic adapters during attachment is one of the hardest parts about using such adapters as you can easily be slightly off and end up with oddly skewed footage if you’re not careful. With this adapter, it was actually very easy and simple to do as long as you didn’t accidentally unscrew the adapter from the lens while doing it, of course. Despite having a large rear element with 82mm filter threads, the lens coverage is no better than other anamorphic lenses with full frame use requiring 80mm and up. I even tested it with Mamiya 645 lenses and it was like I had expected with 80mm being the minimum when accounting for a Kipon Medium Format Speedbooster. Using no Kipon Speedbooster you could say that the Mamiya 645 45mm and 55mm work but with the crop factor on full frame there’s no point. The anamorphic image was the worst part of the lens. The 1.33x squeeze of the lens never felt right, unlike my old Panasonic LA7200 or Century Optics 1.33x, and I can confirm some reports I read where the squeeze ratio shifts around when focusing the adapter. On top of that, it seems like SLR Magic did everything they could to take out the anamorphic look of the lens, flares so muted that you could almost say the lens doesn’t flare, bokeh that’s barely squeezed or distorted to the point it’s about as round as the taking lens, and the undependable squeeze ratio makes for one of the dullest anamorphic adapters I’ve ever tried. Overall, I wanted to love the 65 adapter but it was a real disappointment. I really do enjoy SLR Magic’s 2x anamorphic adapter and wished that they would just make a larger diameter version of that for use with bigger lenses and even wider lenses on full frame. I would also say that SLR Magic needs to make matching rangefinders for their anamorphic adapters, if not incorporate them into the design for easy single focus use as this double focus issue is most likely a deterrent to their anamorphic products. Most importantly, I can’t stress enough that SLR Magic needs to get away from the Micro Four Thirds and APSC standard and focus on products designed for full frame as those smaller formats can go up but larger formats can’t go back down for the most part. Unless something better comes out, I’ll probably have to rethink my anamorphic lens options for my next projects and end up with a more limited range than I had hoped for.
  23. 1 point
    hijodeibn

    End of the forum

    ohhhh really bad news, there is no other forum like this, it will be missed, hope Andrew had a change of mind and accept to delegate the forum to other moderators of his trust. If not, farewell people, it was a real pleasure to be part of this community.
  24. 1 point
    EphraimP

    End of the forum

    I think that, beyond the value of the blog posts, this forum has value as a place where filmmakers and videographers discuss real life experiences using filmmaking gear, creative processes/ workflows and gear comparisons based on actual use. It would be a shame to see it go. I agree that a solution to take the burden/frustration off of you, Andrew, would be to recruit a few long term members who you trust and who want the forum to continue as moderators. That would allow you to focus on articles and only dip in here when you feel like it
  25. 1 point
    KnightsFan

    End of the forum

    It's sad to see the forum go, but I'll keep reading blog posts. EOSHD was a big reason I started using Magic Lantern, and the NX1 after that. Both of those were good decisions, so thank you for your reviews, ideas, and for fostering a good camera and video community. If you're looking for a replacement feature-- I wonder if there's a way to make like a moderated wiki where people can find intelligent and helpful information from the indie perspective on a variety of topics, with some community input/diversity of opinion, but not an open forum with the usual amount of off topic banter, meandering threads, etc. Blogs are easier to read than a 100 page forum topic, but are still not great at organizing and synthesizing information, especially after a post is pushed off the front page. I think an organized site of digestible information on topics ranging from the basics to more detailed comparisons would be great. Take the valuable information from this forum, organize it a bit, remove open, front-facing forum comments, but have some feedback system for content changes. (That's probably either outside your vision or just a ridiculous idea in the first place, but that's my suggestion!).
  26. 1 point
    Caleb Genheimer

    Anamorphic on 16mm Film

    Had some footage left in a mag from another project, so I walked down to the river behind my house and used it up:
  27. 1 point
    BrooklynDan

    End of the forum

    Andrew, I feel where your frustration is coming from. It's not easy to run a forum and to deal with trolls and other such nonsense. I enjoy coming here and reading the threads and posting occasionally. There's a lot of good information, especially in the anamorphic forum, which I think is a shame to lose. Literally, the current landscape of anamorphic adaptors and variable diopters might not have come about without this forum and all the experimentation that people have shared. I also think that people have started taking gear way too seriously. Back in the day, when the choice was between Arri and Panavision (or between Bolex and Canon Scoopic for the low budget people), filmmakers just got on with it. They didn't rant and ramble and get personally offended when a camera didn't offer 4K/60P (....Ahem). They were tools and were treated as such. It saddens me that the entry point for most young filmmakers these days seems to be the gear rather than the art. And I am speaking as a former camera assistant, DP, and long-time rental house technician whose job it is to understand and maintain cutting-edge camera gear. All of this shiny, convenient digital crap has made it easier than ever to be a competent cameraman, but truly great work is as rare as it's ever been. It's much more important for a young filmmaker to understand the ins and outs of Stanley Kubrick or Orson Welles than how to apply a sick grade with Da Vinci resolve or how to output RAW to an Atomos. The latter can be learned in an afternoon. The former requires a lifetime. In conclusion, I hope that this forum sticks around. And I hope that the emphasis changes from a constant horse race between companies to how we can actually use the tools to make better films. The review of Sin-sin on the front page is the perfect direction to go in. Yeah, it's a promotional film, but it's also a lovely piece, beautifully shot and edited.
  28. 1 point
    newfoundmass

    End of the forum

    I worry this will come off the wrong way and offend you, but I feel like you take things too personally and that creates stress for you. Your passion is one of the things that drew me to the site to begin with, but I think it also creates unnecessary stress for you. If shuttering this board helps, by all means, shutter it, but will it really have an impact on the anger you feel and your overall disappointment with the direction the broader community is heading in? I speak from experience, so please don't take this as an insult, but for your own sake you need to focus on you and the things you can change/do. Stop worrying about YouTubers, DPReview, etc. Because you can't control what they do. Embrace the positives, and do what you've always done best. I hope you reconsider closing this board but you gotta do what you gotta do. And if I have ever been a problem on here, I'm sorry.
  29. 1 point
    RWR

    End of the forum

    "making all topics private " What does that mean? If you close this up, could still be a valuable standing knowledge base, in contrast to Facebook forums that are harder to sort through if not current.
  30. 1 point
    Mike Mgee

    End of the forum

    I just want to say, that I really do appreciate this forum and the people on it. I would be very sad if it suddenly went away. I recommend what others have said, and to find a couple of moderators to handle things for you. That way you can sit back, relax, and not be stressed with the every day shenanigans.
  31. 1 point
    zerocool22

    End of the forum

    Could you not just let the forum live its own life? As a lot of us will miss eoshd. I think this forum has the best layout of all the camera forums, and I enjoy reading new topics, where on other forums its a bit a needle in a haystack.
  32. 1 point
    Rinad Amir

    End of the forum

    NO😪 i cant live without EOSHD its my daily routine
  33. 1 point
    Andrew Reid

    YouTube talent spotter

    Here is a channel by an actual talented filmmaker: And here is a channel about consumerism which actually has nothing to do with filmmaking: Dear viewers Please realise the extent you are being diddled. I myself was taken in by the hype. For two years I followed a convincingly passionate headphone enthusiast channel called Z-Reviews. I really enjoyed discovering new products through it. He opened my eyes to a lot of headphones and for some reason my impulse to buy stuff went through the roof after each video. I ended up with 20 pairs of headphones. I feel like a true idiot now. He did such a good impression of knowing what he was talking about. It took me an entire 2 years to work out that he was actually just hyping everything to death. Everything was good. Everything was better than good - it was AMAZING. UNIQUE. We need to stop this vapid consumerist lifestyle. We need to stop buying stuff. We don't need all this trash to create cinematic work. It actually just sucks our bank account dry and stops us from creating. YouTuber's like Caleb, are in my opinion the most powerful salesmen in the world today. They have people fooled. But actually it's just shilling. Yours sincerely - a camera reviewer and filmmaker of 10 years who tries to go beyond just vapid consumerism.
  34. 1 point
    JordanWright

    Lenses - Sticky Topic

    Just a little update to my Contax Zeiss journey. I created and sold a set. I ended up with a 25mm 2.8 35mm 2.8 50mm 1.4. I was planning on selling the 50mm and picking up an 85mm 2.8. When I found I buyer for the 50mm, he asked if I had anymore and made me a generous offer for the full set. I think I will build a new set up in the future. A few notes for people who might be picking up a few lenses. 1) DON'T sleep on the 25mm 2.8 MM. I returned the 28mm because it had an aperture issue and saw a good price on the 25mm. This lens has reviewed poorly and doesn't test well on the charts, especially in the corners, but wow what an image! It's bitingly sharp in the centre but does suffer in the corners a bit. It has very good subject separation and pop, pleasing flares and very good close focus. It was a bit of magic, by-far my favourite of the set. 2) The flares across the set are quite consistant and have similar characteristics. It's very easy to cut the lenses together. 3) Treat the 50mm 1.4 strictly as a 2.8. Possibly my least favourite lens of the set. The 50mm 1.4 was dreamy wide open and warmer than the rest of the set. Ive read that earlier versions perform slightly better. Although stopped down to 2.8 and it was very sharp but I tended to gravitate to the 35mm 2.8 and just move a bit closer. Maybe it's my bias as I tend to prefer wider lenses though? Many people love the 50 1.4. 4) I wish there was something fast, affordable and wider than the 25mm. The 21mm would have been perfect but prices on that lens are outrageous. I've read that the Zeiss ZE 21mm 2.8 is the same optical formulae and has almost identical performance, however you lose the aperture ring on the EF version and Focus Direction is reversed on the F version. There is an 18 F4 that would probably be the option I would go for if I was to buy the set again. 18 is about as wide as I would need on S35, you could probably get away with the 25mm as your widest on a larger sensor. 5) I wouldn't recommend a speed booster with these lenses (or any lens actually). Contax Zeiss requires 2 irreversible modifications if you use a regular speed booster or 1 if you use a cine lock version. Ive also noticed just how much speed boosters mess with the image, I very much dislike its effect on lens flares and the distortion it introduces (Tested on 2 different versions of the Metabones XL). They are good at what they are for, but they are not a magic fix-all solution. This process convinced me to sell mine and seek a solution without one. Although I will miss the positive EF mount, that thing is priceless! 6) Mint doesn't mean mint. There is a significant amount of dishonestly in sellers and people selling on behalf of there older relatives who don't know possible issues. Overall I purchased 6 lenses and 3 had to be returned. (Misting, Aperture actuation issue and lumpy focus ring) 7) Don't get too curious and start opening up the lenses, you'll drop a ball bearing on your carpet and it'll be gone forever and you'll have to keep ordering different sizes on amazon until one fits! (1.5-1.8mm will work as a replacement in the smaller MMs) I'm sure i'll pick up some of these lenses again in the future (defo the 25mm again), I do almost regret selling them but I made a bit of profit to put into other areas of my kit.
  35. 1 point
    Unfortunately, those stills are from a project I no longer have access to--just the raw clips I'm grading for my reel. If anyone wants some ungraded stills/clips, I can post a few for y'all to play with.
  36. 1 point
    Noooooooooooooo..... I don't want him talking about it, that will push the price up on them!! :-o   Want to pick up a 2nd F3 myself one day 😉
  37. 1 point
    I registered on this forum in 2014. At the time, there was very limited option for indie filmmaker beside the new GH4. But in the past 5 years here is what we got: Generalization of quality video on DSLR/Mirrorless : 4K is becoming mainstream on entry-level camera. 4k60 is common while 10bits is the new 8bits. Raw is a the corner or already here (Pocket 4k/6K, Sigma FP). All brands implement good video specs on camera nowadays. Consumer drone revolution: cheap, effective and portable drones. Gimbal for all: just as the drone, what used to be an expensive and complex high end equipment is now available for a few hundreds dollars on amazon. And the system works out the box with minimal effort. New editing tools: Adobe brought Lumetri, Da Vinci is a serious option (for free), there are plenty of useful plugin available. Editing tools are so good now. My videographer life in 2014: Camera: I had a Canon camera (shitty for video) and just bought a GH4. There was not good gimbal at the time and IBIS was a niche feature. Drone: DJI was a small unknown company, only making camera-less drones. I used to film aerial video a with a custom built FPV drone and the whole thing was a mess. Soldering, calibrating a lot of parts (ESCs, FC, radio), messing with flight controller and gimbal PIDs, frame and props resonance with gopro scan that created jello on the footage. Dealing with a mix of analog and digital parts. Radio link required external ground station with special high gain antennas. Finally, the whole system took and entire bag (drone, ground station, LiPo charger, FPV system). People don't realize how amazing drones are today. The fact that we can now purchase perfectly working drone, with stable camera, no rolling shutter issue, incredible radio range and portability is a blessing. My videographer life in 2019: Camera: plenty of choice from all the manufacturers, 4K everywhere, in 60p and 10bits. Sigma FP, Fuji XT3, GH5, Pocket 4k and 6K. Panasonic launching FF camera. Most mirrorless have IBIS. Sonny revolutionized low light video with the A7S line. Gimbal: I can't even keep up with the release. A good gimbal costs $400 now. DJI proposes all-in-one tiny gimbal camera for $300. Drones: Mavic Air, Mavic 2 Pro with 4k10bits, etc. Autel just announced an 8K drones (EVO II) I'm amazed by the profusion of good gears available today. I fit all my stuff in a large carry on backpack: 4k10 bits drone (Mavic 2), cropless 4k60 cam (GH5), cheap gimbal (Crane), excellent still camera (Canon 6D), and a slider with accessories. So I must admit that I don't really understand all the gear whining on this forum. The Nikon Z6 is "pixel binned" and external recording is late. Canon cripples its next camera? The a7s3 might be a revolution? Who cares? There are like 10 good alternatives on the market. Just get the next XT-3 or use existing cam already (S1H, S1, A73, GH5, Pocket 4k, etc.). I'm not targeting anyone in particular but I found EOSHD to be a valuable resource in 2014 when we got to deal with limited equipment. Now, I just don't see the point. Most of the posts are just an endless suite of gear whining and fight on pointless details. We acclaim every progress by hyperbolic statement ("10bits or 4k is a revolution") just to forget it the next day and dictate new requirements to manufacturers. Then, we get outraged because raw upgrade is not already available on a consumer grade camera. That's endless and not productive. Unlike 2014, gears are not a problem anymore, this is not a limiting factor. If you can't deliver a good video with the actual stuff today, that's on you. I wish that we could focus on actual film-making. All the best.
  38. 0 points
    billdoubleu

    End of the forum

    Just when you think this year can't get any worse than it already is...
  39. 0 points
    rawshooter

    Fuji X-T4

    It wouldn't really be possible or make sense, since the X-T3 and X-T4 have sensors with X-Trans (instead of Bayer) filter patterns. Neither Resolve, nor any other video software would be able to process that material. And even if you added X-Trans support to all those programs, it wouldn't be practical because demosaicing X-Trans is a computationally much more demanding process and would result in terrible playback performance.
  40. -1 points
    I think you're a consumerist idiot. Genuinely - if you don't want hyped prices... why cut and paste a YouTube hype piece about it all over Internet forums. And then say "NOOOOOOOO" What are you? a 12 years old? This shill likely trawls this forum for content ideas - This thread being one. Which is why you see his F3 hype piece and smirky expression. Where do you think he genuinely got the idea for buying an F3 from? Do you really think he has a single original idea of his own? Youtube - the gold standard for scientific research 😂 And his stuff is that boring too, I can't get past the first 15 seconds
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