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  1. If I still had R5 I would be definitely be upgrading to R5II cause it fixed the 2 major issue for me, 30min record limit and clog2! The full size HDMI is a nice suprise though.


    But with the release of Sigma 18-50, it stirr up things, my friend already decide to get R7 and 18-50 instead of getting R5II, he reckon he can get away with this combo most of the time, only night time he might need R5C..  I also been thinking too lol, R5C on tripod and R7 with 18-50 and 1.8 and later 1.4 lens should be able to do majority of the job. 

  2. On 7/17/2024 at 1:42 AM, ac6000cw said:

    . It's more expensive than the S9 at the moment, but E-mount versus L-mount lens costs might reduce that difference.


    With Sigma and now Samyung on-board the lens cost should be pretty similar for both E and L Mount.

    I had my share of Sony for a year, start with E1, then got FX3 and FX30 later, now it's only FX30 left and thinking going to Pana or stick to full Canon next year




  3. 25 minutes ago, ac6000cw said:

    But the FX30 is almost twice the price, much heavier and larger - they're aimed at different users/market segments.

    A size comparison of the ZV-E10 ii, A6700 and FX30 which (AFAIK) all use the same APS-C sensor and battery - https://camerasize.com/compact/#927,910,895,ha,t


    I think as far as Sony is concerned, 'you pay your money and take your choice' (or consider the Fuji X-S20 instead).

    My used FX30 is only slightly more expensive than brand new ZV-E10 II..

    Used A6700 can be had for cheaper than ZV-E10 II in my country.

    But they are for different market like you said, for me I defeinitely prefer used A6700 for best bang for the bucks, it got mechanical shutter and AI stuff which E10II lacks.

  4. 1 hour ago, gt3rs said:

    It is pure economics, not many new shooters buy a Z8 or R5, mostly have already lenses and camera of one system, as you cannot produce enough to meet initial demand you start with a higher price to cash in on early adopters. Is not that difficult to understand. 

    Two examples: 
    Canon R3 launch price 5979 CHF!!! After 1 year: 4990 CHF, now 3990 CHF.
    Nikon Z8 launch price 4598 CHF, After 1 year 3099 CHF !!!!



    Hence Fuji is really clever with their production and inventory... it keeps their system quite valuable and also makes their customer's camera keep their value longer, it's a win-win situation!

  5. 1 hour ago, Emanuel said:

    Not exactly. As far as people report, no overheating issues straight from F3/FX30 cine line... Neither R5C.

    So, to me it's even much more critical the Z8 case study, isn't it? ; ) Even though I guess they are not in the mood for hybrid devices despite the success of FX30 (S35 + APS-C two in a single one) over F3 for that purpose.

    :- )

    FX3 can overheat, this guy I know (I shot with him a few time) said his FX3 did overheat on him.

    If you search online there are FX3 overheating discussions



    FX30 on the other hand I haven't seen anyone claim their one overheated, me and my friend's FX30 has been pretty rock steady sofar.


    So in terms of overheating I think only Panasonic really did some extra miles for their solution.

  6. 16 hours ago, MrSMW said:

    I came so close to going back to M4/3 with a pair of gripped Oly OM-1’s just for these 2 lenses.

    Considered it for GH6 but decided it was not an option.

    GH7 perks interest once more, but I will need to see that that is but it’s about a perfect combo of focal lengths as there can be for me. For video anyway: 20-50 indoor? 50-100 outdoor? Bingo!

    Paired with something else full frame for stills with a 35-150… We could have a winner…

    M43 with 10-25/25-50 and FF L with 28-45 and 35-150?

  7. Never thought I would buy a X100VI (and a limited edition too!), But after my name got drawn out of the lottery I say why not!

    The thickness of the X100 is similar to my Sony body without any lens on it, and even with that OVF it is only slightly taller but shorter than most other mirrrorless with dslr design.

    The ND and IBIS does it make a more compelling video camera, I really hate to screw on and off the lens filter on trip.

    Btw it can be powered by USB powerbank






  8. E1 should be even less worry cause it didn't have mechanical shutter, I did see people posting their Sony camera's shutter get stuck from my local wedding group occasionally

  9. Compact travel definitely rx100vii or vi hands down, 2 of my friends went to compact big zoom DC for travel and leave their mirrorlees behind at home. One guy sold his Tamron 28-200mm too cause even that is big for him.


    For me I probably get osmo pocket 3 for my compact travel gimbal camera.. can't assed bring an actual gimbal.


    On 1/1/2024 at 8:49 PM, MrSMW said:

    L Mount does not give me it so it has been a case of either ditch it totally, or split my photo and video needs into 2 different systems.

    For 2024, I decided to do just that and then we will see how that goes.

    My ‘perfect’ set up is with Canon, based around a pair of R3’s, IMO, the ultimate current hybrid body, but I can’t afford so…

    L Mount for video and Nikon/adapted Tamron for stills:


    Pretty much the same for me except I went Sony for full video and Canon for hybrid/stills work after being just Canon since Covid.

    Atm it's ZV-E1/FX30 for pure video work, Canon R8/R7 for hybrid/photog or if shooting with Canon shooter.

    2023 is an interesting year for me, got layed off in the beginning and decide to do just freelance, went to travel for 4 months this year which is the most I have done in my whole life.

    I also started doing some photog work and man not have to carry that much gear is nice for a change lol.

    Mavic Air (the OG) is my longest surviving gear so far, client still happy with it and I don't do much drones nowaday so I don't think I will upgrade until it exploded or something.

    This year I might get the Osmo pocket 3 after renting it out for an event where I m mostly doing photo and some video. I was quite impressed with the result as I can't be assed to put my cam on the gimbal.

    And I bought M1 max Mac Studio during boxing day clearance recently, the general speed and export speed increase by many folds vs my og MBA m1 with 7 core gpu and 8gig of ram. Now my MBA can enjoy some semi-retirement time lol, when I told ppl I been editing multicam 4k on this little machine ppl were quite skeptical.


  11. 21 hours ago, MrSMW said:


    And if that happens, two even better lenses; Tamron 28-75mm f2.8 G2 and 70-180mm f2.8 G2…which will at least change focal distance in the same direction!

    Lumix is the opposite of Sigma 🤪

    Which is another one of those annoying little things that all add up when you have mere critical seconds…

    Well Sigma is operating the same as Canon! But doesn't make RF lens..  so it is the odd one out.

  12. 3 minutes ago, IronFilm said:

    What's your ratio of video to photo work?

    A convertor doesn't exist?



    Same! 🙂

    I still own both of my GH1 bodies, although haven't used them in years

    I dunno why on this thread you keep pushing for FX3 and on my thread with FX3 you keep pushing not using FX3 😂


    As I said i have colab with company/ppl that use Canon so I have to use Canon cameras if I shoot with them.

  13. 1 hour ago, MrSMW said:

    A. Stick with the Lumix/Nikon mix for ‘24

    B. Go fully Nikon but perhaps the Zf plus a pair of Z6ii’s

    C. Zf, Z8, Z6iii

    D. Pair of Nikon’s plus a single Sony

    I would and will be happy with any of these options which is why I am heading in this direction, but I think B mostly likely, then C, then A and least likely D…though that option still makes huge sense.

    As always it is a juggling act but all the options are great now, so it’s a case of which suits me best.

    At the moment I m half Sony and half Canon which is E1, FX30, R8, R7 

    Problem with Sony is there no hybrid cam with non crop 4k60p and 24mp+ sensor with full mechanical shutter and do not overheat crazy for under $2000...

    On jobs that need both photo and video I have to use Canon cause the Sony i got is useless in that regards.

    Unfortunately I already have Canon flash system in place so going over to Sony system will be expensive 🙃  

    But I always have Panasonic in my mind cause my usual colab people use Canon or Panasonic cams, and me coming from GH1 it always have a place in my heart lol.

  14. I definitely enjoy the lighter lens after trying out Sony this year, but unfortunately the people I colab with definitely prefer the Canon colour 100% of the time.. the most recent one was shooting for this DJ from Canada where he used Komodo for Spain shoot and Sony for Oz shoots, and we shoot C70 RAW for him here in NZ, he said the Sony was really hard to get nicer colour vs Red or the Canon after he did some quick edit afterwards.

    So might stick back to Canon.

    And my friend who shoot with Panasonic does have people laugh at him for using old piece of gear (the EVA1), on this one job after seeing the result (it's a livestream job and they have a dedicated people that does lut and facial beauty thing done in real time as well) they said Panasonic looks nicer than the Sony's they used and need much less time on tweaking.

  15. Dual IS definitely makes shooting more stable, the brand take takes most of the use is Canon as a lot of their RF lens got IS, but sadly for walking video shots Panasonic seems to be the best and then the Sony with Dynamic Active IS,I wonder is it more to do with algorithm beside hardware.

    When I shoot ring shot on RF 24mm 1.8 (thanks to 0.5x magnification) it is a lot more stable than shooting at tele end like 105mm on gimbal 😅

  16. 9 minutes ago, sanveer said:

    "Shutter speed is freed from the limitations of conventional mechanical shutter image sensors and achieves a maximum shutter speed of 1/80,000 second (1/16,000 second during continuous shooting), making it possible to capture at high speed without any distortion."

    Powering the camera is the Bionz XR processing engine, promising eight times more power than the a9 Mark II’s processor."

    INSANE !!!


    I thought 1st April arrived late or early. 

    The current CPU used since A7RV is quite hot (literally), look at overheating E1/A6700/A7CII..

    It definitely need to wait for the next gen cpu to catchup in terms of performance and thermal issue.

    But A1 and A7SIII finally getting firmware update, SIII finally get 24p and breathing compensation.


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