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Everything posted by mike_tee_vee

  1.   CMR (makers of the Blackbird) has been doing R&D on a gyro dynamic stabilizer since at least 2007.  Granted, they aren't as big as Steadicam. 
  2. What worries me about Panasonic is how they have omitted (or overlooked) key features for strange reasons.  No punch-in function on the AF100?  GH1 era sensor on the AF100?  2.5mm mic jack on the GH2?  No peaking on the GH3?  Really Panasonic?  I just hope they don't pull a Canon and cripple anything less than top tier. 
  3. It's funny how the Japanese imaging leaders (Canon and Nikon) are using the American auto industry (i.e. Ford, GM) as the basis for their business models.  They are trying to sell the most products to the largest target audience while taking the least amount of risk.  If you follow EOSHD.com, the you are likely an outlier on Canon and Nikon's mass target audience list.    I paint Nikon with the same brush, as they're also out of touch.  A D300 successor is nowhere on the horizon, the D800 and D600 QC issues are your fault (not theirs), and the virtues of the V1
  4. Bottom line: Canon, Nikon, Panasonic, etc are in the game to make money.  They will only innovate when they stop making money. 
  5. Very impressive indeed!  Any chance we can see a full review on this camera?   Also, how well does the 30p output conform to 24p timelines?
  6. Agreed on the pure fluke. I believe Andrew said it best when a new leader has stumbled ass backwards into pole position!
  7.   Andrew, how is the focus ring on the 24-105?  Is there enough travel between macro and infinity to achieve accurate manual focus?  I know Bloom said the 17-55 is too tight.
  8. The only thing preventing me from buying the EM-5 is the lack of 24p.  If this comes out in a firmware, I'm on board.
  9. How much of an effect does the lack of image stabilization have on this camera? The Sony Action Cam includes it, so I'm wondering why GoPro chose not to.
  10. There are no ethical implications to what a business choses to charge for its products. We live in a capitalist society where price action is governed by supply and demand. Canon's goal is to maximize profits. Demand will ultimately dictate price. As much as it sucks, Canon are under no moral obligation to provide cameras at a reasonable price for low budget filmmakers. Take a look at Apple. Margins on most of their products are significantly higher than the competition, yet the demand for them is through the roof.
  11. [quote name='Zach' timestamp='1348089321' post='18625'] I am very underwhelmed by the GH3 footage so far. The colors just look strange to me [/quote] It reminds me of the softness with the Mark III. However, the Mark III appears to have superior tonality.
  12. [quote name='sfrancis928' timestamp='1344534105' post='15216'] I'm not so sure about that. For one thing, all of Sony's E-Mount lenses are APS-C only. I was watching a presentation on the NEX camera line and when asked about a full frame NEX the Sony official said there were currently no plans to make one, and he thought it was unlikely, mainly because the main point of those cameras is the compact design, and a huge full frame sensor would not really make sense. It's a shame, but we're probably stuck dealing with the Alpha Mount for full frame ca
  13. Regarding Auto ISO, say you want 1/50 sec and F1.8 to be constant, but want Auto ISO to vary based on changes in lighting while shooting. I didn't think it was possible to achieve this with the GH2, correct?
  14. Is there Auto ISO in manual video mode? The GH2 doesn't have this option, which is frustrating if you want to maintain a specific aperture and shutter speed in variable conditions.
  15. [quote name='sfrancis928' timestamp='1342297378' post='13864'] If you want to conform 60p to 24p should you keep your shutter speed close to 48? Or should you still set it to around 120? [/quote] I'm also curious as to what shutter speed to use. Also, if you're essentially throwing out frames to conform 60p to 24p, how well does this intercut with native 24p?
  16. Andrew, how does the AVCHD codec in the FS100 compare to the ones in implemented in the NEX 5N and 7?
  17. How well do the Sonys resolve detail?  Can they compare to the $700 GH2?
  18. I'm really hoping Panasonic can implement this list, however I'm not holding my breath.  Their track record indicates that the do very small incremental updates, as evident by the numerous GF, GX, and G iterations.  I'm expecting a 5D mk III level update, but I'd love to be wrong.
  19. Watching this reel reminds me of the sheer beauty of filmmaking.  When viewing, I forget about things like aliasing or softness, and am captivated by content
  20. I know camcorders don't get much love, but I would love to see a reasonably priced 1" sensor camcorder with "only" 1920x1080 pixels.  The Canon HF G10 has this resolution with a 1/3" sensor, it would be nice to see what can be achieved with a full 1" sensor.
  21. Too bad the screen doesn't flip up like the OM-D and NEX 7.  If the IQ is amazing, this may sway me from an OM-D.  I can't wait for Andrew's footage of the OM-D and 5D mk3 without the AA filter!
  22. Could the OM-D codec be intentionally crippled in a collusion agreement between Olympus and Panasonic to protect the GH line?  Many of their products are complements to each other, and not completely direct competitors.
  23. [quote author=emgesp link=topic=783.msg5666#msg5666 date=1338029679] [quote author=christianhubbard link=topic=783.msg5662#msg5662 date=1338007994] you're comparing it to an 85mm, and you should be comparing it to a 150mm. [/quote] No, because a 75mm lens is not built the same as a 150mm lens. It only has the same FOV as a 150mm lens on a Full Frame.  A fast 75mm lens is much cheaper to make than a fast 150mm lens. [/quote] Exactly.  Similarly the hood (not included) and lens cap should cost about the same as the ones for the Nikon 85mm 1.8, NOT a 150mm 1.8.  I ho
  24. Thanks for the quick review Andrew.  Can't wait for the short film!
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