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  1. The sensor in the z9 is designed for speed. I've found Nikon flagship D4/5 cameras lacking in dynamic range. It was the first thing I googled when it came out: what the video dynamic range was like, and from everything I could find it wasn't great. And yep the odd video sample with gnarly highlight rolloff. Say that itqs dynamic range is limited in a Nikon group and people go slightly nuts 😆. I'm a Nikon shooter, im used to waiting: so I'm waiting for the z6iii or z8, and Nikon hopefully getting back to the 14 stops of the d8xx's
  2. gethin

    Fuji X-H2S

    Photons to photos just released its stills dynamic range results and it's really confusing. I like P to P because at least you can compare one cam to another. Xh2s has worse dr than my z6. How that translates to 14 stops of video dynamic range I dunno.
  3. gethin

    Fuji X-H2S

    I just saw the pricing in Australia I was expecting 3-3.5k AUD, but $4200 is kinda nuts. Sigh
  4. Yep! I usually specify that, I forgot
  5. Just been looking again at Fujifilm esp xt4. Always thought they had poor dynamic range, seems I'm wrong. How are they regarded?
  6. I'm a one man band when it comes to shooting. My bread and butter is real estate videos (hopefully with a bit more flair than your average shoot - plonk music - edit it in few hours variety). With gimbal shots, I shoot super wide, fixed focus even on full frame. I've used the face autofocus when shooting talent a handful of times but it is hilariously hit and miss. The other thing I do is shoot landscape, and factual stuff, some tourism related stuff. The latter is probably where I'd miss the hybrid camera the most, but its a small fraction of my output. I could always hire for those shoots. (Camera assistants and/or gear). I admit I've not looked properly into file sizes. I know i'd be dealing with "much bigger", but I've never quantified it - which I probably should. @django mentioned noisy footage: I've just been googling it. Thanks this is really good to know. My perception of it was that the noise was excellently controlled. Knowing that I'll have to ETTR and denoise pretty much everything I do is quite a a turnoff. I'm happy to be a bit slower shooting, and do a bit more grading, but if I'm adding 5 mins to each shot I work with over the z6, then that's an extra 3 hours or so in my average edit. I wish nikon were doing something with HDR raw - even in stills - with the Z9. My 9 year old d800 has more dynamic range than any camera I've owned since. That z9 has the sensor read speed and processor to merge on the fly I would've thought.
  7. after ~3 years of z6 and then z6ii I'm wanting to focus again on quality rather than speed. toyed with getting a ninja v, but just looked at 10-bit prores n-log files, and they're noisy and ðŸĪŪ And just watched a review of the BM video assist with the z6. Heavy and short battery life. So I'm thinking of the BMPCC 6k pro. I'll have to adapt my nikon glass, and get used to manual everything, and I'll be back to 2 separate cameras for video and stills. My other, slightly nutso thought, was to trade in my 2 z6's and a few nikon F lenses and get the z9. But I suspect I'll still get a nicer video image out of the Blackmagic.
  8. I've got a phantom 4 pro: I was waiting for the mavic 3. I'm now looking at the EVO drones. Mavic 3: gimmick camera, dynamic range not significantly improved from phantom 4, expensive and with issues.
  9. just checked out this 8k raw footage: around 0:46 there is some false colour/moire on the balconies, centre of shot. I dunno. so much to love about this cam but eek If i'd paid $11K for a camera to find that I'd be grimacing
  10. I heard on a YouTube channel that shall not be named that readout for video was around 20ms in 8k. That's not what folks seem to be saying here. ðŸĪ· I know readout time is different for different modes, but don't understand why readout would be slower for vid than for stills. Also I saw mention on here 2 different modes, one prioritising dynamic range. Anyone know about that? I found it a bit worrying that Nikon didn't mention dynamic range in its marketing spewage yesterday.
  11. yep I linked to my youtube channel at the bottom of my post hey thanks folks, sensible suggestions here! SO yeah I think the choice comes down to get a Z7ii now and wait to see what the Z9 brings or get the A1 now and start transitioning to sony. One thing I'd love to play with is a camera with decent autofocus ðŸĪĢI have a knack for buying first gen stuff with shitty AF: canon 7d, d800, z6 (it really isn't good). Thats Af for stills, but even in video it would be nice for instance to be able to track in to someone and have the camera find a face from 3 metres away on a 20mm!
  12. there are bugs in premiere I have been trying to resolve (boomtish) for like 6 years. I even ended up tweeting at various managers to try to get their attention. Theres one that was introduced after ppro2018, which has kept me on that version. I've thought about making a Louis Theroux style documentary where I try to get adobe to repsond. It's hilarious how shite they are at dealing with bugs
  13. Lets say you have about $15k USD to spend before the end of the tax year, all your kit is nikon but you've been looking on at 8k raw files a bit wistfully what kit would you buy? (Knowing that z9 is not out yet) I'm toying with the idea of an R5, but nikon glass doesn't seem to adapt to canon, whereas there are adapters out there to sony. My bread and butter work is real estate video, but I also shoot timelapse, nightscapes, landscape. I've got a d800 (which I still love for stills), and a z6. The z6 is fine for real estate, but I'm starting to see amazing quality video shot by people at the same level as me. I'd like to get a higher pixel count for landscape work, and more dynamic range in my video. I've considered the zcam z6 and the blackmagic pocket, but the lens mount and lack of creature comforts kills it for me (I still need AF and IBIS is handy for my bread and butter work). I don't have a ninja. I'm open to lens suggests too. I'm lacking a modern portrait lens (had my eye on sigma 105, but it's huge and not sure about adapted sigma on z-mount) My current lenses: z mount 14-30 f4 f mount: 70-200 2.8 GII 14-242.8 20mmG1.8 50f1.2 ais 105mm F2 FD sigma35f1.4 Sigma 150-600c a few other cheapies and a couple of crop lenses Here's my very occasionally updated youtube channel so you guys can get some context: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCE723psa8znEtUTx4owjoMg
  14. Starting to look at phones with better stills cameras than my ZenFone 5 (which is now 20 years old in phone-years. They're the same as dog years dontcha know). Idly wondered if the camera centric phones have 25fps available yet: I have totally struck out. Anyone know of any? I won't be shooting much vid on it, but it would be nice to have the option. It's a bit of a headfuck that it's not available. I can imagine for a documentary film maker having an emergency 4k cam on hand 24/7 would be awesome, but not if you have to do pulldown on the footage. Apart from all that: Any suggestions? (I'm not a apple user, and Samsung I'm a bet meh about too).
  15. gethin

    A7rii in 2021

    Yeah but if I'm Paying $3k for a z7, I may as well pay $4.5k for a z7ii 😆. The other option is to stick to what I know and get a d810. Only 1080p, but usable 1080. And an autofocus that works 🙂 WHat I'd really like is decent 4k60, but the z9 is going to be 10k, the A1 is the same, and I just don't know if I can go back to Canon. 🙂
  16. gethin

    A7rii in 2021

    Yep I thought about that but used z7s are still about $3k in Aus, I saw a used a7rii yesterday for $1000! I figure I can get an autofocus lens adaptor. And still be ahead. But yes matching the colours might be interesting. I probably should find some RAWS and footage to play with before I jump in.
  17. gethin

    A7rii in 2021

    My lovely battered d800 is near the end 😭😆 My z6 is my video shooter. I still prefer the stills from the d800. It has better dynamic range than the z6. Ive been thinking about getting a second cam that can shoot 4k of some sort, but primarily for stills. I can get an a7rii for half the price of a d850 (and half the size and weight). From what I've seen the raw files are similar to the d800. Is that a terrible idea in 2021?
  18. I'd like to know more. I'm still flying the p4pro too, but I'm ready for something that has more dynamic range (and a bit more stability: I found my little mavic a better platform for drone timelapses than the p4.)
  19. Agree! I don't really fancy much of what's on offer. I'd think about getting a video only cam, but the blackmagic is M/3 or bloody eos mount. The z-cam has similar caveats. AN d besides I dont mind being pampered now and then with an auto mode that actually works. Or Ibis. Or autofocus. Oy vey! I think I better think it out again
  20. its funny how the name of the thing shapes your expectations. I would have cut them way more slack if they'd given it the s moniker. Or called it the z6 and a half.
  21. yep i was saying this was nikon's last attempt to keep me. HAving said that I'm editing some footage at the mo, and it's lovely, and very easy to work with, but there is too much that is amateurish with these cameras. If they'd given me full frame 60p I might even have hung around in 8bit. But no 10 bit internal? get futtocky fucked. And "planned for february": weasels. THe promised external raw was a mess. Nope, bugger 'em
  22. someone in the nikonrumors comments said the sensor can only do 40hz in full frame. Not sure if this is true but if so, rules out 4k 60 FF. I agree, they shouldn't give it the ii moniker if its a minor update. Urgh!
  23. uh I didn't think of that. That's just the sort of bullshit nikon would do.
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