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  1. 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 I 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!
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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).
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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?
  8. 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.)
  9. 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
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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!
  13. uh I didn't think of that. That's just the sort of bullshit nikon would do.
  14. *Hellios 44-2. Virtuallu no swirly bokeh though, so I guess its a new variant. After googling for an hour or so I now want a helios 40
  15. I've got the nikkor 50mm f1.2, this has a bendy field curvature and slightly swirly bokeh. I've also got a helios 50, but I prefer the nikkor. I'll google those others, thanks So the sweet 35 with the composer pro is on sale for $350 AUD - about $100 off. (About $260 usd). $100AUD more for the edge 35 (which is a bummer because that would be my preferred one of the 2). Its tempting, especially as the cheapest z tilt shift adaptor I can find is $250
  16. I love playing with charactful lenses, but can't decide if that lensbaby look has passed it's sell by date Its on sale in aus.
  17. yep no good for me, I've got nikon glass on nikon bodies, and i want to keep my lens control ANyhoo, I ordered a cheapish ND, some bizzarely cheap Nds to practice on and a glass cutter. I have seem someone saying that gel NDs dont give focus issues, which might be OK, but havent been able to find any. (Or at least not for sensible amounts of money). I wonder if the location of the ND makes a difference to the focus issues? Is it better to be close to the sensor, or close to the lens?
  18. how hard can it be? i know theres a company that makes them, but not for my z-6. i guess id' need to cut a rectangle out of a filter. is this a terrible idea?
  19. i think the cheap non-hybrid cameras are worth thinking about simply because they are literally thought about: they factor into equipment plans when a hybrid costs more than an alternative stills camera + a blackmagic or a z-cam. If the point of the list is to give folk the breadth of kit to consider when planning what kit they need, if they can think about a $10 hybrid, they can think about a $3k stills, plus a $7k cinema camera
  20. That is awesome. . Aren't $4000 cameras that you have to hack just to get them to do what it says on the tin brilliant?
  21. If there was a way to feed the correct time and date, and saved settings back to the camera that would be niiiiiiiiicer
  22. Nay! They'll find something that future us's can't live without. 16 stops of dynamic range or vastly more efficient codec are 2 obvious ones. Metamaterial lenses, 16k VR, allowing reframing, lightfield capture....
  23. Someone asked what we were pissed off about. For me it's mega corporations screwing the little people. Originally I thought the record limits were ok: it's only physics - if the small size of the camera means the heat creates a natural segmentation to their cinema cameras: fair enough. But the level of douchbaggery to cynically scupper it's abilities. Urgh fuck you Canon and your little dog too. The reason it overheats in stills mode is presumably because it overheats when connected to an external recorder: in other words if someone can record without the camera knowing it's being recorded then the cripple timer must time at all times. Someone at canon is very paranoid that somebody will find a way to use it as a cinema camera. I'd they had just built in time limits like Nikon do, it would sit better.
  24. In Australia a federal mp funnelled millions of dollars of tax payers money into an offshore company via selling water rights for a piece of land that gets no water. Mainstream media: tumbleweeds. The only way this will hit the news will be if either someone sues cannon or badgers a consumer rights department enough to do something. Also Choice might have a look.
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