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  1. If the new $2300 Canon R 50mm 1.2 struggles with AF in video, won't the new $2300 Panasonic 50mm 1.4 L-Mount struggle even more with AF on the S1? I really want to like the S1 but the AF video samples I've seen on the web seem to show inconsistent AF in video. Seems like DFD tech is still lagging compared to Full Frame cameras featuring sensors with phase detect AF. I recognize that using manual focus eliminates those issues, but reliable AF is still something I like to have as an option in fast moving situations. Have you tried the Voigtlander 50 1.2 on the S1? Preferred adapter?
  2. I'm glad to see you rediscover yourself Andrew and return to the ethos of EOSHD!
  3. My comment may be off topic, but it seems to me the Z6 with the Ninja V and the Apple ProRes Raw codec is the most intriguing hybrid Full Frame option for video. I’m looking forward to Andrew and other filmmakers trying this option and giving their feedback from use in the field. I’ve been hesitant to use an external recorder, but the option of having RAW files and a recording time limit constrained only by the size of your SSD and chosen codec seems pretty appealing.
  4. If you have not seen this Webrunner5...take a look at what Mark Smith did with a Sony a9 while shooting birds in Florida...
  5. I really wanted to like this camera... but there are so many other choices at lower price points with arguably as good or better overall features that I can’t justify buying one. It’s hard for me to envision anyone switching brands for this camera or adding one to their existing kit for an additional feature set. Even for die-hard Oly fans the EM1-mk2 seems like a much better value as a “Pro” camera and for casual use the EM-10mk3 can’t be beat. Not sure who will really buy the EM-1X for $3k. Seems like a real missed opportunity for Olympus to increase their market share.
  6. I think this statement is at the heart of what we’re seeing right now in the marketplace. Sony is NOT releasing a new camera every 6 months like they have in the past. The mirrorless marketplace has changed and in full frame it’s never been more competitive. ALL of the full frame mirrorless manufacturers are jockeying for position against each other AND in some cases internally within their own corporate structure. It’s near impossible to predict the future and how the full frame mirrorless video/still/hybrid camera landscape will look in the next year or two. Whether there is a new A7s lll sooner or later or never doesn’t really matter...because the marketplace is changing so fast. The hot camera today can easily become the not-so-hot camera tomorrow. What matters is that manufacturers remain innovative for the long term and keep imaging technology moving forward. Complacency is corporate cancer and more than one camera manufacturer is likely to disappear from the marketplace if they can’t correct their myopic corporate vision.
  7. Probably true for most consumers, but all of these new camera releases seem to have so much hype surrounding them that it’s really hard to separate facts from hyperbole. Do I really need to know how well a new camera performs in Hawaii or Las Vegas under manufacturer controlled conditions? In addition to using exotic locales, professional models and hand-picked reviewers, manufacturer’s often bundle incentives for their new products to boost pre-orders. If I had watched just about any of these YouTube reviewers and pre-ordered an EOS R without knowing it had an unbelievable rolling shutter issue, I’d be angry—angry at the reviewers, angry at the manufacturer and angry at myself for being so easily duped. If you can’t trust the reviews and can’t trust the manufacturer then the pre-order option starts to look pretty dicey. Deceptive marketing whether intentional or not is not good for promoting new camera sales, creating manufacturer loyalty or building a YouTube subscriber base. When you can’t trust marketing information and the reviews presented on the internet, then whatever gear you currently have starts to look better and better. Just forget about watching reviews or buying any new camera...at least until you’ve tried it yourself with a rental or a retailer that has a generous return policy.
  8. Good overview of Z7...I find it very tempting except for the price. I'm finding the Fuji X-T3 to be really good overall and it's tough to beat for its price point. (Z6 may change that of course) My real issue with all of these new cameras is that its very hard to know which system/cameras/lenses warrant a BIG investment. I think it's too early to tell. All of these cameras have their pros and cons with none of them yet emerging as a market leader. It's going to be a real shootout in the marketplace and it's hard to say which manufacturers and camera formats will survive and which will go the way of the Nikon 1. Ultimately competition is good for consumers, but right now it's REALLY confusing and hard to know where to put your money in this scramble for market share.
  9. If it’s a Sony sensor then why wasn’t the rumored Sony a7000 released BEFORE the XT-3 so as to upstage Fuji’s effort?
  10. The rumors of a partnership between Samsung and other Japanese companies for FF and APS-C sensor development might be a HUGE leap toward breaking the Sony stranglehold on other manufacturers dependent upon Sony sensors. Samsung might end up being the sensor source for the Fuji X-T3, upcoming X-H2 or even the Panasonic FF. A tear down of the XT-3 would be quite revealing.
  11. I suppose there’s some kind of logic to the niche marketing of so many cameras, but I have to wonder if at some point if this trend will end. Perhaps the A7 iii is finally a big step in that direction as an excellent hybrid shooter and an all-rounder if you had to pick just one camera from Sony— at least until the A7S iii arrives...
  12. Looks great Andrew. Would this new color profile be applicable to the A9 as well or would you have another recommendation for changing A9 color rendition?
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