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  1. 14 hours ago, Chxfgb said:

    Tried one once in a shop and it overheated in a couple of minutes doing it's highest quality video. Otherwise it was really nice. I love the Classic Negative film sim, for photos. But you can get that on any camera along with the newer Nostalgic Negative film sim with Cobalt Image. 

    Maybe they fixed the overheating with firmware. If they did I wish I had purchased it at that time. Would have made some money by the sound of it, by selling it now. I still think I would prefer the feel of my Fuji XE2 for street photography (better EVF for me too).

    That charm is probably why people also like the X100V. I sometimes just look at and admire the XE2 on the shelf or after a fun photowalk. Did a bit with the X Pro 2 too. 

    How much are X100Vs selling for?



    Well in the places I am in they are selling 20% more than brand new.

  2. Thanks to tiktok this camera is the next PS5 in terms of price gauging, even older X100 series benefit by having their resell value going up to.


    I wish I bought one of the used ones last year as now the price is really nuts!

  3. 10 hours ago, newfoundmass said:

    Ultimately Canon accomplished what they wanted by including uncropped 4K60 because that simple fact has blinded some people into thinking this is some great release/super value camera. To be clear, it's not an awful release, but let's stop praising Canon because they're doing more than the bare minimum finally. 


    The simple fact is video quality on R8 should be better than any other similar price camera because of supersampled 4k60p from 6K sensor, not just uncropped FF4K60P with line skipping or pixel bining or S35 crop.

    Some Cinema cameras don't have IS, AF, and need to be rigged with external battery, but I don't hear ppl bashing hard out on those short coming.

  4. 49 minutes ago, Django said:

    Wow the R8 has the same sensor and specs as the R6II including FF uncropped 4K60p in 10-bit Clog3 as well as DPAF2 with subject detect only. It even keeps the handy photo/stills switch. Only thing missing is IBIS. But for a whopping $1K less. That's quite a deal if you can forego IBIS or maybe need a B-cam for your Canon setup. Oh yeah and recording time is supposed to be 2 hours instead of unlimited which is imo a pretty ok compromise. Let's find out about overheating..


    I personally dont mind the lack of IBIS because on the UW the IBIS wobble is way too noticeable, and majority of RF lens have IS, I for one might be switching the R7 to this lol, much better 4K60P quality than my R5/R7 😂


    And 4K60P is limited to 30min vs unlimited on R6II/R7/R10 (4K30 on R8 is unlimited) , though for long session I only use 4K25P/30P anyway.

  5. 2 hours ago, A_Urquhart said:

    Same here. That's actually what I love about the FX30. No crop at 50/60p. I can switch frame rates without having to worry about lenses and crop factors.

    Well that one aspect of what I love about R5, no crop on any mode with 8k/4k120p/4k60p/4k30p etc. 

    But IBIS even though better Sony's but not as stable as Pany that for sure.

  6. 2 hours ago, Django said:

    Finally OP did mention "image feel" and SOOC color science. This is were things get subjective. My personal preference is by far for Canon. Sony second with their latest gen CS. Panasonic third, its not bad or anything but I just find every single SOOC Panny footage kinda dull and vanilla. Same thing with the Panny lenses. They're very sharp & accurate but lack any type of mojo. Clinical is what I'd call the Panny look. Now this is just my subjective biased opinion, and some people actually like sharp & accurate colours/lenses.


    I beg to differ, I think the color from GH6 and onward is quite pleasant looking. I edited a video with GH6/R5/GH5S a few months before.

    GH6 was on nature profile but straight out of cam it just look nice, GH5S have that slight magenta and clinical look. In the end I try to match to R5 to that of GH6 nature profile as I found it look nicer.

    One big downside of R6II for me is screen goes blank if u have hdmi out and recording at same time, not good for some of the events or shoot I do without getting external monitor involved to make it work.

  7. 2 hours ago, IronFilm said:

    Whaaat??? 😮 Why so very cheap in China?

    Does this hint at maybe very soon (well before next Christmas?) we'll see the S5mk3 with sales / a price reduction in the western world as well?

    I guess China is quite an important market too, now that they fully opened up so I guess economy will start to go up again.




  8. In China they have special pre-order price of S5ii for around $1680ish.. 

    Now that is quite tempted for me

    Wish I still kept that EF to L with build in ND adapter. 

    Maybe I might sell R7 for S5 lol. Not having internal screen with hdmi out while recording internally is frustrating for some shoots for me.


  9. 1 hour ago, Emanuel said:

    I am in the market to probably end to buy one... I cannot help myself and trust me, I've tried my very best! LOL

    My vote goes for Rig #2 MINIMAL WEDDING RIG !

    You see? R5C is NOT actually married with the tripod, just up to us know how to date her... ;- )

    Well I very welcome of you to go ahead and get one, and tell us your experience of using it.  Maybe your experience is much more positive and warmer than me lol.

  10. 2 hours ago, herein2020 said:

    The R5C has to reboot to go from photo mode to video mode, the whole process takes about 8-10s. It doesn't sound like a big deal, and I didn't think it was when I read about it, but now that I am shooting with the R7 for both photo and video at events its a bigger deal than I thought. Its hard enough getting people to stand still or redo a pose long enough to get their pics taken, let alone waiting for a camera to reboot to start filming video or vice versa. 

    I think Canon could really have to fix the R5C's usability, atm it's borderline usable but could be much better, like there is no reason not to shoot videos on still mode, or using dpaf Ii on cine mode as it is the same sensor! And only 40min on standby..

  11. Did a shoot with my friend today.. yeah the R5C is perm fixed to the tripod lol.

    Originally he was thinking of using R5C for mobile and C70 on tripod, but the usability of C70 is just make it much better overall.  I had the same feeling too.

    I guess spec on paper is one thing and overall user experience is another, if you use camera everyday then usability wins hands down as you will want to use the camera that in sync with you than try to fight you each time.




  12. 1 hour ago, gt3rs said:

    R5 and R5c have exactly the same weather sealing and same rating.

    Well the weakest part of the R5C is the fan, any particles can come through the vent, so the fan can be stuck with sand particles which can make it go screaming or grinding noise

  13. 15 hours ago, Emanuel said:

    Yup, reason why I cannot be so enthusiastic other than with the only single Canon hybrid to actually impress me: R5C ; )


    I am actually not that enthusiastic on R5C after using it 6 months later... the C70 got a lot more use nowadays, and sometimes if we are out shooting remotely R5 get picked over R5c because of battery and weather sealing against all weather and condition.  We got a tiny sand stuck on the on switch of C70 which we have to send in to fix when we did a shoot on the dune, the R5 have no problem whatsoever.

    So R5C is mostly a tripod camera with usb power adapter connect to the main for us nowadays beside acting as still cam.  My friend also use R5C as tripod camera with v mount battery while he roam around on his C70 too.

  14. 20 hours ago, filmmakereu said:

     I have read lens stabilization and autofocus only works on 8K50P when powered externally... Is it true?

    Yeah, 8K50/60P internally in RAW format only.  If you have PD-powerbank connect to R5C it will power the lens and AF as well.

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