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  1. 1 hour ago, UncleBobsPhotography said:

    I've used the RX1RII a lot, and this seems like a decent alternative. I would still prefer the RX1RII over this for light weight photography, but at least it has a lot of quality of life improvements such as MUCH better battery life, IBIS and 4k.

    Had the RX1 RII and yes it is much more exciting than this one (for photography, as it's another kind of camera). I really don't get how could we get excited by this Sony A7c at this price point. Cause to me the real problem is the price. If it were sold at 1500$ max that would be ok. But not at this insane price.


  2. 8 minutes ago, noone said:

    This is actually a couple of hundred dollars cheaper than an S5.

    Here in France it is the same price (even 100 euros more for the body + kit lens), which i find insane for a 2 years old tech.


  3. 7 hours ago, ntblowz said:

    420 8bit, old style menu system, WTF are they thinking to charge $2000 on it?

    People are sheeps. they're gonna sell a bunch load of it, based on Youtube vloggers recommendation until next "big" thing. When you see what the Panasonic S5 offers for the same money, why on earth people would choose this werid thing... New concept camera? Meh !


  4. I really don't understand Sony at all. If these pictures posted on sonyalpharumors ( https://www.sonyalpharumors.com/new-sony-a7c-real-world-images/) are reliable and authentic , look at the menu system... Why do they go back to their previous type of menu, the one that everybody complained about? they made a smart move changing it completely with the release pf the A7SIII, so everybody was thinking they'll bring this menu on every new A7 body... But no of course. Is Sony the new Canon? As we say in french, take one step forward and two steps backwards....  

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  5. 17 hours ago, Robert Collins said:

    Big sensor, small body - has always marketed well to photographers....

    Of course but not this one. Really I don't get it, ergonomically shitty, nothing improved from the A7III and pricey for what it offers.
    I had some other small cameras with big sensors (Sony RX-1RII, Fuji X100F and Leica Q for example) and I could really  understand why those appeal to photographers.
    butseriously this A7c is kind of a joke, no personnality at all, ergonomics seems nothing but bad, good sensor but nothing to write home about.... Very dull in my book.


  6. 13 minutes ago, Andrew Reid said:

    Seems like the most unnecessary camera release ever!

    A7 III is just fine at affordable full frame prices.

    And they want $2K for this ugly monstrosity?!

    Wouldn't A7000 make more sense for the name as well.

    Exactly my thoughts. I can't understand the appeal for this camera. 


  7. 13 hours ago, Márcio Kabke Pinheiro said:

    Talking seriously - as in the A6xxx line, no front dial AGAIN, Sony?

     

    9 hours ago, Geoff CB said:

    Lack of front dial is a mistake. Especially at the rumored price.

    That's what I don't understand with Sony (and sometimes Canon). Why on hell do they make choices like this? I mean, it's obviously an ergonomic disater design choice ! How could at least one guy involved in the decision about design approve this kind of thing?
    Even Panasonic on their GX80/85 put a front dial, a rear dial without sacrificing the exposure comp dial (wich in modern cameras like this is a waste of space in my opinion, except for some Fuji or Leica wich have all the ergonomics of vintage cameras) with the very same form factor but at a much lower price and target audience !
    That's insane to me !


  8. 3 minutes ago, MrSMW said:

    The only issue I have with this built in ND filter is outdoors, great, but in low light...

    Well it would require a second adaptor with no ND for indoor/low light.

    But otherwise, a very interesting option and I'm at least considering it...

    That's my workflow. i'm using the Sigma adapter for low light interiors if needed. And even with the fotodiox, no problem when cranking up the iso to 4000 (the second native ISO of the S1H and S5) if I am in the rush.


  9. 3 minutes ago, MrSMW said:

    Well I have done an about turn which went from initially being interested in the S5 to less interested to moving to it as my primary stills and filming workhorse.

    In 20 years, I have only made one brand switch and that was 9 years ago from Nikon to Fuji.

    Now it's Fuji to Panasonic (S5) + Sigma (FP) and all being well, a pair of S5's.

    There's enough there to convince me it will suit my specific needs and do 'more' than my current Fuji system can do.

    Pre-ordered the S5 (just one to start with to make sure with my own tests it suits my needs) with the 20-60mm 'kit' lens for initial testing before relegating that lens to wide angle duties, plus the bonus of a free Sigma 45mm f2.8 which will be going on a used FP when I have the funds in a month or so to buy one.

    'Holy Grail' camera? Nah... Canon R5 without heating issues and maybe even R6 are 'better' as is the Sony A7S3 and undoubtedly the A74 whenever that pops up. And maybe even the Nikon Z6S, but all things considered (and there are many things unique to each of us), I think both this camera and the entire 'L' system are going to suit my needs very well for the next few years.

    I think you'll be served very well with the L mount system. Bodies are really good, there are lenses coming, photo and especially video features are excellent, no compromises here except for continuous AF on video but the S5 seems to have improved this area a lot, and in a few firmwares this shoyld be really reliable. I think you made a really good choice.


  10. 17 hours ago, icarrere said:

    Hi,

    Where did you buy the Fotodiox EF-L VND, in Europe where?

    Color cast is OK?

    your opinions are apreciatted here, many dubts at the beggininig

     

    I bought it straight from the Fotodiox website, it was the last item in stock at the time I bought it. I did'nt see any color cast but I didn't go to the max maybe I will need to make other tests. But I don't think there will be as much color cast as with some circular NDs i have. In my very quick test I didn't see any.
    I will put it mor to the test in the few weeks coming. For now I'm really happy as it will come really handy and will speed up my shooting time when outside on a low profile.


  11. 4 hours ago, currensheldon said:

    Now an L-Mount, full-frame EVA-2 needs to come very soon. 

    Waiting for this.

    I saw an EVA1 on mpb.com being sold for 3600‚ā¨ with only 70 hours of running time! I was about to buy it but decided to wait a bit, as I needed more a little b-cam to my S1H than a bigger cam. But as my video business is going up, I may have needs for a bigger cam later so I don't have to rent anymore, so an EVA-2 would be very interesting.¬†


  12. I do find the continuous AF quite good in this video (not that interesting except for the AF). It's not very difficult shots but even those kind of shots would have sometimes been ruined with former Panasonic cameras. What i find also very good is that the pulsing is not as bad as before, it's sometimes not there at all or very subtle.

     


  13. For video I personnally super 35/APS-C is the sweet spot. I really like micro 4/3 too for video. But I can't really appreciate taking stills on a crop sensor. For now I only use mirrorless bodies for my stills business and for my filmmaking business (except when I need to rent a certain camera for a project). But if I would buy a proper video camera, I'm pretty sure I'd go for a super 35 camera like the C300 MkIII  for video and keep a full frame camera for my photography.


  14. 5 hours ago, PannySVHS said:

    I filmed some very spiffy stuff this weekend and I am amazed again about the material shot with the GH5 if applying some digital diffusion in post. Great looking image. But, S series is indeed in another league. Now, that update for the S1 would make me keep mine and buy a S5 later.¬† ūüôā

    To me the ultrad budget indie filmmaking cameras today are the Pocket 4k/6K and the GH5. Nothing can beat them as of now for indie ultra budget cinema shooting. Except maybe the Panasonic S5. Pretyy sure it will be a big hit for those in the marke for a GH5 or a pocket 6k, because now they can afford a full frame camera that shoot as good or better cinematic footage.


  15. 6 hours ago, ntblowz said:

    Nice with 3 year warranty & extra battery! I also pre-ordered today, the free Sigma 45 2.8 is too good to pass, my friend pre-ordered the body and Sigma 24-70mm 2.8 L mount combo.

    I hesitated between the 20-60 kit or buying body only with the cashback offer on the 16-35 f4 but I ended up wanting to be as light and small as possible. 
    I also received my Fotodiox EF-L VND adapter today. So stocked about it, it is still really shiny in Paris these days so I will find some ways to use it and test it but so far I find it really great for now, good built quality, locks very firmly on the mount and the lens doesn't wobble, the ND is nice, good quality with hard stops (changes from circular NDs and my PolarPro Mattebox).

     


  16. So I took the plunge. One Panasonic ambassador told me about an interesting offer with a shop in France. Besides the Panasonic offer with the Sigma 45mm offered for free, this shop will give you 3 years more warranty + a free battery. I thought it was a good deal so I pre-ordered it. I am pretty sure I would do it as I need another body to complement my S1H but this offer made me purchase it right away.
    So it should arrive by the end of september/beginning of october. I will put it through its paces as I have some interesting jobs coming along, especially one shooting a documentary for the french national television service (France Television) if it is delivered in time.
    So I'll give you all my first feedback really quick I think.
    Pretty excited by this camera as it is the one I was waiting for in the L-mount system : a smaller camera than my S1H that could still shoot awesome video to match with the bigger brother, being quite smaller to be my B-cam/gimbal cam, also my main stills camera, and one that I could bring everyday to shoot some street and mundane photography (without the hassle to release the S1H from the rig/cage between pro gigs) and one camera that I could take on vacation without sacrificing any quality in stills picture and video.

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