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nigelbb last won the day on October 24 2012

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  1. WTF is the point of watching GoT or any cinematic show or movie on a phone or tablet?
  2. We watched in the dark on a 60" LG plasma. It was pretty dark, but it was meant to be like that. I also assumed that they made it dark to cut down on the cost of VFX rather like the original version of Doom was always very dark so not too many pixels needed to shifted around. The pace of the storytelling held up well & didn't drag over more than 80 minutes. There was especially brilliant 5.1 audio too.
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    Race to the bottom

    In the UK we are still in the EU (just!) but the VAT threshold is £85K of turnover before you need charge VAT. You don't pay any income tax below £11850 then it's 20% until £46351when it rises to 40% while social security charges are around an extra 9% between £12000 & £50000. You don't need to register in any way to work as a photographer or sell shoes. No wonder so many other EU nationals want to live & work here😀
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    Race to the bottom

    I returned to a former career after a long break. I work hard & am paid well (much more than I ever made from photography & video) & happily really enjoy my job but I don't get to travel or spend as much time at home & only have the one workplace. I now do little video but get a lot of enjoyment from my photography.
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    Race to the bottom

    This +++++ I started in video before the DSLR revolution & it then required a considerable investment in equipment before you could offer your services. While undoubtedly the market for video has grown the pool of people doing video has grown exponentially because the entry cost is now so low. I stopped doing pro video five years ago as I wasn't earning as much as needed & found the low balling competition & general expectations of customers so demoralising.
  6. Well because a camera isn't defined by whether it has 3-axis or 5-axis IBIS. Some cameras don't have any IBIS at all. A camera is the sum of its parts & e.g. the superior ergonomics or IQ of the Nikon might outweigh other considerations
  7. Canon sell loads of cameras. We have just been out to visit Anglsea Abbey near Cambridge here in the UK. They have a spectacular show of snowdrops & with this afternoon being about the sunniest day of the year so far there were a horde of people out. I saw about 30+ people with a camera all taking stills. Canon outnumbered Nikon by 10 to1. There was one guy with a point & shoot (couldn't see the brand looked a few years old) & another guy with an Olympus OM-D E-M1. That was it. Plenty of people using their phones for stills. I was the only one using a Sony RX100M6.
  8. I'd have thought "normal" shooters would mainly use 25p which is near as dammit to 24p anyway.
  9. If the only lens the OP has is a 70-200mm then they may be able to get some beautiful images but will have to stand a long way back. I too would endorse the 5DII for all the reasons that you state. There is no 5DI & the 5D did not have video. BTW the guy who said that he didn't like the 5DII was not the OP.
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    C200 vs C100 MKII

    Here in the UK Wex are a leading photographic retailer who do very good used deals all with 1year warranty. They currently have a C100 Mk II for £2K C100 Mk I for £1200 & even a C500 for just under £5K https://www.wexphotovideo.com/canon-eos-c100-mark-ii-high-definition-camcorder-used-1687969/
  11. I guess that having a camera as a step up from a phone that the average family shooter expects to be able to take video selfies.
  12. I find it difficult to believe that the Vlogger market actually exists. Are there really a significant number of people who want to buy a camera just to post on YouTube compared to all the other people would buy a camera to take pictures of the kids or whatever?
  13. Just put each project on a separate SSD.
  14. I don't understand why SSDs aren't practical if your projects are 6-800GB each will easily fit on a 1TB SSD. A 1TB SSD costs about the same as a 6TB HDD.
  15. If you want to stream wedding videos with unlicensed music then it's easy enough to host on your own VPS. The traffic will be minimal & no record company could ever find your content anyway. Same goes for proof copies & demos for clients.
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