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  1. Cameras are tools for making images / stories. Reviews of tools are different from reviews of consumable items. These are not luxury phones of a 1000 dollar price. A hammer is a hammer and the review of said hammer needs to address the point of that specific tool. Everyone here seems to act as if cameras exist solely to be reviewed and analysed and then put on the shelf until another product appears. "Look at this amount of megapixels, my goodness the dr is so huge! You can't use this, the rolling shutter is huge!" The reviews of youtube people tend to come at cameras from a very consumer oriented standpoint. Philip Blooms review - in the case of FX9 for example - is made for people that are professionals in the field and who actually would use an FX9 to create something. They are not really meant for the EOSHD / Youtube crowd. They are meant more for one man documentary use cases (as that is Blooms background and he reviews cameras based on that). Professionals already know would an FX9 be good for them before they even look at Blooms review but if they are thinking about the FX9 the review may address some issues. A 15-year old thinking about the next 900 dollar dslr it is not. Sales people are bad? Everytime you go out and try to figure out if a certain camera is yours or not, you will have to use your brain. Good sales people give you options, bad sales people sell you a specific tool not caring if it's for you or not. But guess what, random people on the internet review forums (who have no money involved) do the exact same thing because they might have no actual use for the camera they parrot. What is more "honest advertising" for you, a 60 second ad before a youtube video of a new Full Frame FX9 (with a bunch of buzzwords) or a "review" done in the style of Bloom (one hour, loads of different info) which is disclosed as being from Sony. I would always prefer the latter but they are also way more rare. When people here call marketing "trickery" or even evil, it kinda makes me wonder what do you guys do with your camera? If the marketing tricked you into buying something that doesn't do it's job, what are you doing with that tool? If I would be buying a 10 grand camera I would most likely ask about it from people that I know first, people who have actually used it for a specific purpose (for example, documentaries). I guess that could be construed as a personal relationship except without the internet. Internet reviews would only be used to gauge technical specs about the camera and it's suitability for certain jobs. Philip Blooms review would be helpful in taking a look at certain things coming from an fs7 user. But it wouldn't be the only review I watch but usability wise it would give out a lot of info. After a certain pricepoint, professionals don't really care what the internet says and that's one of the reasons the Alexa is more popular then Red for filmmaking.
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    Tractor Fight

    I'm only behind the camera and stay away from those so my alcohol drinking only leads to some floaty camera movements to give it that handheld edge(tm).
  3. hmcindie

    Tractor Fight

    Uh ah well. It was vappu here in Finland (1st of May, Walpurgis night or something which means party time). Corona had taken it's toll so we figured to go 100km north and just shoot some shit with a minimal crew. Had really no idea except 1vs1 with pyrotechnics and then figured it out on the spot (with a couple of beers). At the beginning of the shoot we took a lot of angles but nearer the end we cut that shit down and just took one or two per gag as the light was going down and we needed to start drinking more. Then our pyrotechnic made his own video with stuff on it to his own channel in finnish and I just posted the short and a couple of bts clips. All shot in 1080p60 on the eos r, edited to 25fps as we are in europe. Slapped on a LUT look like a youtube superpro. EDIT: Oh yeah, a couple of shots from an old sony rx10 ii there also. First version was actually edited that same night haha. I guess that's it? Relatively simple.
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    Tractor Fight

    Playing with pyrotechnics (camera was eos r):
  5. What would help is trying to tell a story. If you're just looking for mood or tone, it just won't work in the long run. But telling stories will. And then the other things (like knowing how to get a mood) will be in service of the story. It doesn't have to be a mindblowing story, it can be very simple too.
  6. How does that fit into you? You're not producing that content anyways. You claim that people around you are doing great looking content with cameras I don't care about. So what? I'm not gonna buy a GH5 because some ENG dude is using it somewhere. I read all your posts and I don't understand what you are arguing about. Just yelling shit.
  7. Are you serious? Public tv and their cam ops shooting reality. Now that means quality.
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    Mad Mike case

    He apparently more than likely used the Flat Earth as an excuse to get more money and be more public. He was more of a daredevil than a flat earther. He tried raising money for the rocket and couldn't get any before he realized to use "flat earth" as a ploy. And it worked.
  9. When you are recording RAW on the 1dx you probably will hit another limit before that 30mins is up
  10. If your not looking at a zone testplate you will probably not see that much aliasing even if the 4k lineskips like crazy. The Sony a7r line did that at least in the older models in 4k too and no one cares.
  11. Hey guys, here's a little 4 minute short we wound up making in 2018. Shot half in Finland and half in LA, about 95% with the 5dmarkIII in raw. A couple of shots from the Sony a7sII and the rx10ii. Here's also a weird mix of Behind the scenes stuff to peruse through:
  12. 5d mark III & ml RAW. Absolutely astounding for me. Still use it.
  13. Here's a little magical forest battle shot with the 5d mark III in raw, 1080p60 (1920x670 or whatever it is), upscaled to 4k.
  14. I think you might've misunderstood him. 2.39:1 theatres can also show 1.85:1 easily, they are played in the middle of the screen. The curtains just won't go full length.
  15. Hasn't the Tokina 11-16 always been huge with CA? I remember seeing CA on the 7d with that thing.
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