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  1. ​i know there is a tax in europe but it is a 5% tax, any customer in europe would be happy to pay 5% more and have no time limit.

    ​I don't. I prefer paying 5% less and having the 30 minute recording limit I'll never reach anyway.

    Of course I understand there are plenty of people who'd pay the extra for not having the limit, but I don't think I'm the only one who doesn't have a problem with 30 minutes max.

  2. 50 is sexier than 42 because 50 is a round number, it is half of a hundred, it is impressive. 
    42 seems to come from nowhere and is a bastard number. Well it is the meaning of life though. 

    Anyway, I personally do not care and 42 is already too much for me. 
    Would just like a 16mp A7SII with internal 4K @60fps and no pixel bining in FF, and 1080p @240fps, S-LOG3 with of course body improvements and IBIS, for 2500$ :). But either the camera won't have these specs (FS7 territory hello), either it will be priced over 3200$. 
    So I might end up with the A7RII anyway. 

    42 megapixels is there for a reason. It makes 2x2 pixel binning possible for 4K in fullframe mode.

    Kimio Mak (Sony)i: Let me explain about why we chose this size. I didn't decide on 42 megapixels first, then the sensor was created. When we created these devices, I prioritized ... I don't like to lose sensitivity, compared to the 36-megapixel [sensor], right? And also, I really wanted to realize 4K movies. They have to read/write faster, right? So 4K movies had to just fit, and also ISO sensitivity should be better than 36-megapixel sensors. So how many pixels is the best pixel size? Let's calculate it! That was the process. From that, the conclusion was that 42-megapixel was the best pixel size to realize 4K movies...

    Check the interview here:

  3. The Nikon D5500 is a DX camera with a crop factor of 1.5x. To get the equivalent focal lenght in fullframe, you have to multiply by 1.5 (not 1.6, that's Canon only). So the 35mm is 35 x 1,5 =52,5mm. The 24-720mm on your powershot is also the fullframe equivalent. So yes, the powershot is a lot wider.

    The Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 is an excellent lens. It's not cheap, but absolutely worth the money. You don't have a lens yet, you want to do photography and video, you'll need some glass. The Sigma is a great investment for both photography and video. It will give you a 27-52,5mm equivalent, so it's not extremely wide.

    If you really don't have a budget, pick up a 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens somewhere for next to nothing (2nd hand they should go really cheap). It will give you the same angle as the Sigma, just not the same aperture. But if you have lights f/3.5 should be ok and the D5500 is good at higher iso values anyway.



  4. Really want to see a comparison. I have 8 32gb SD cards that will be unusable after the update. 

    ​You can still shoot avchd.

    And SD cards are really cheap right now. Can get 32GB class 10 here for €10 and you can sell your old ones. It probably won't hurt your budget much.

    Even Panasonic with the GH4

    It's Fujifilm who raised the bar and started to show what's possible with firmware updates. Not as relevant for filmmakers, but the things they do for photographers with firmware updates is amazing. Every time they release a new camera you get almost all the new functions (that aren't hardware bound) on the old version.


  5. Sony A7S = E mount
    Canon = EF mount

    Your question is about using Canon EF lenses on the Sony A7S, right?

    The focal length does not change. Sharpness and chromatic aberration won't make any difference: unless you use electronic Canon lenses on your Canon camera with automatic lens profile corrections (active on jpg files you shoot with the camera, maybe in video too, not sure about that).

    Anyway, your manual video primes should work the same on the A7S as they did on the 60D. The biggest difference is the crop factor of course. The A7S is fullframe, so your 24mm will give you a much bigger field of view. On the A7S it is actually 24mm, instead of 38mm (equivalent) on the 60D (24 x1,6x cropfactor).

  6. Haven't watched it, skipped trough it, sure as hell I'm not going to watch it. Looks terrible. Sharpened plastic crap. Looks like a mediocre cheap tv show.

    Still, the intention is good. The execution just sucks. Ok, I can live with a crappy story, it's marketing so I won't expect art. But then at least make something that looks attractive, or something that has that hollywood blockbuster feel to it. Let that big sensor shine. Show some depth of field. This could have been a promo for some 2/3" 4K camcorder.

  7. ​DPreview says 4K at XAVC S format, so must be internal!

    ​Yep, just saw it and edited my post. XAVC-S 100Mbps.

    Super35mm 4K sample:


    Haven't found any fullframe 4K footage yet. I think we can expect 4K from the full sensor to have some faults (moire / aliassing) No way the whole 42MP resolution can be downsized to 4K internally.

  8. Is it in camera 4k? Doesn't say so in the article.

    ​Good point. The Press release doesn't mention anything like external recording though. No footnotes either. If it's external recording they fucked up the press release...

    Edit: it states that the A7R II uses XAVC S7 codec and records 100Mbps 4K. So this is internally for sure. If it was external only they wouldn't give a bitrate because it'd be uncompressed.

  9. oh wow, the a7rii is great, poor canon.

    ​Poor everyone..
    Panasonic, Samsung, Nikon, whatever...

    If it doesn't have some major faults this truly is the perfect hybrid for photography/video and miles ahead of everything else. $3200 is damn cheap for what you get.
    It even does phase detection AF with (some) third party lenses, 399 phase detection points on sensor...

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