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  1. 23 hours ago, webrunner5 said:

    Yeah I have a Apple SE laying around I Never use. They are pretty crazy small for such a powerful package they can be.

    That new Sony RX100 mk VI if it didn't overheat in 4K, and cost like 750 bucks instead of 1200 would be hard to pass up. But they still have no Mic input on it!! Footage looks damn good in 4K though.


    The Mark VI is a very unique camera

    It's very close to a mini RX10II without the mic input and better slow motions features. The lens is also sharper than RX10II that can take better stills.

    I think a reasonable price would probably be $850-900. The look of having 240fps @ 200 mm is quite interesting,  very similar to FS700 which cost $9000 back in 2013:


  2. On 7/13/2018 at 1:01 PM, webrunner5 said:

    Seems to be reality with no explanation. You Tube and Vimeo, to me, might as well fold up and go away as of late. Their best days to me are over.

    They both seem to be pissing away a crazy opportunity and are clueless to boot. They Need new blood at the top or somebody is going to eat their lunch, and do it in a heartbeat. Lag behind and die a quick death this day and age.

    I think its way too early to say youtube is over

    In the future, I believe youtube will evolve into educational / paid channels

    It's still the early stage of Youtube full functionality

  3. This is the global trend, whether you like it or not

    If you dont like it, just unsub from the website and go for the text based ones

    There are also some amazing youtubers or reviewers out there like Max Yurvey / Christopher Frost , unfortunately Max no longer makes a lot of videos because youtube screwing him.

    Just pick the things that work for you, we should be happy we got free information (+minor ads) from the internet.

  4. On 6/26/2018 at 9:42 PM, webrunner5 said:

    The quality of it is not something I would use very often. Pretty bad overall. But better than nothing I guess.

    The quality of it is about 360-480p, it's for fun. Almost certain to stick with 120fps/240fps if you need better resolutions


  5. 4 minutes ago, Kisaha said:

    There are some laws in physics that can not be beaten. An ultra light and small drone can be easily affected by wind speeds, can't go very high, can't carry bigger batteries, can't have bigger motors or bigger(better) gimbals. 

    Whatever fits your needs, but for my needs, a slightly bigger Mavic is the ideal solution. Too bad that it won't have 1" sensor, but I am expecting the Mavic Pro II to stay relevant for at least 2-3 years from now, and the drone market to slow down a bit in the next couple of years.

    With all the latest models, DJI seems to cover all bases.

    My issues with Mavic Pro.

    1) needs better codec/bigger bitrate/bigger sensor

    2) better stability, some issues with wind noise

    3) slightly better power management.

    Phantom is just perfect in everything, expect size. Spark is too small.

    the fact that it looks like a toy makes the best for travel, and of course legally

  6. 34 minutes ago, newfoundmass said:

    Even for bloggers though, 5 minutes is way too short. Or getting video of your kid playing soccer. 

    I do not think Vloggers need to shoot 4k at the moment, just like what most people do with G7xII. one minute here and there are good for b-rolls.

    The 120fps/240fps are very good quality as well.

    However, it is a bit of surprise Sony still not fixing it after several years

    This is an interesting shot, especially last 30 seconds

    In the past it could only be shot with very expensive slow mo cameras or RX10 series (my guess it's 150-200mm), the quality is very potato though with a 10-15% increase of quality over previous RX10/RX100 cameras.

  7. 10 hours ago, webrunner5 said:

    Why would they even bother selling the damn thing if the 4K only lasts 5 minutes or less?

    probably not target for professional videographers


    the bigger problem is using in summer it may shutdown consistently due to overheat

  8. 1 hour ago, wolf33d said:


    Yes my iPhone has a 28mm. Because it's not too wide to prevent portraits and so on (unlike 24mm) and not to narrow to prevent landscape (unlike 35mm). 
    Samyang 35mm for Sony has noisy AF and less good tracking than native lens. Also it is 2.8 and not 2 and it is a bit less versatile than 28mm. 


    D5500 main video camera? It has no video AF and no 4K, and not FH120p. 3 criteria for me (but especially the AF as I will do gimbal tracking shots and so on). 
    So it's a no go. 

    What could work would be to have the A7III as the only body with a RX100 on the side for when the A7III is used for timelapses. 
    The thing is, the light is best early morning and late afternoon. I will film 80% of my videos WHEN a body will be used for timelapse. What a shame to have an RX100 to film 80% of the time while the A7III shoots timelapse. 

    Plus I already have the Nikon in my hands. 
    So back to the main topic, I am pulling the trigger on the A7III. I am just wondering if I take the 28mm only, the 28mm + the 28-70 Kit (that is light and can serve as a 70mm for the trip. I do not buy this lens it comes with the body anyway as body only isnt in stock for weeks). Or I am thinking again at the new tamron 28-75mm F2.8 
    It is the same as the 2 lens option with constant 2.8 aperture and weight the same overall weight. 

    The 2 reasons I am hesitating not to take the tamron: non native lens so concern with video AF (as seen on youtube reviews) and weights still 2.5x more than the 28mm which isnt good for the gimbal. 


    I would just buy the 28mm F2 and 85mm F1.8 (optically almost perfect for the price)

    I do not see too many reasons why to use 28-70 except for OSS performance

  9. 10 hours ago, anonim said:

    Choose the brightest and the most beloved/precious prime lens you have from 21 to 35mm FF equivalent. Why? Because it will be your best and intimate creative friend during the trip... and friend in the most intimate and contemplative hours could be just one... There is some magical-personal feeling to be alone with one prime wandering during day and night, that doesn't provide zoom's working easiness and convenience. You may and will miss some shots, but you'll put more of your soul in them... and that is the most important: not to hunt for shots, but to look for your deepest expression.

    interestingly most smartphone main camera is 28mm FF equivalent, right in the middle of 21 and 35

    I am not sure why you said AF sucks for the Samyang 24mm F2.8

    it is a brand new lens and most of the people cannot even get accessed to this lens yet

    the only guy who got this early on is Christopher Frost and he did a test and confirmed the AF works perfectly:


  10. As for price point M50 does give a lot of value to customers, especially for vloggers. I doubt they need 4k in the next couple of years.


    The specs of these new Canons are ok and not mindblowing. The low light and high frame rates are always the issues of their cameras


  11. When it comes to video, it can shoot upto ISO 12800 and currently the only smartphone that can do that. 

    The main camera has a large 19 MP 1/2.3” Exmor RS sensor, f/1.8 lens, and 1.22μm pixel size. The secondary snapper is a 12 MP 1/2.3” monochrome unit to boost low-light performance. The lens is f/1.6, while the pixel size is 1.55μm. The secondary camera works together with the main camera to improve image quality. 

    This is a very unique feature and requires a much faster AUBE fusion engine to do the whole process

    The performances are shown below (in a very dark indoor environment):

    as compared to Huawei P20pro and S9+:

    So far it looks like the low light shots are pretty good.



    Finally Sony does something unique in their smartphone lineup, it also comes with a 4K HDR display and High Frame Options upto 960fps.

    The downsides are the size, weight and some may find the design looks a bit old fashion.


  12. 3 hours ago, Inazuma said:

    The Tamron 28-75mm is really something else. Wide open sharpness at every focus distance and zoom. Almost no CA. Excellent flare control. All in a relatively compact and cheap form. But still, I've decided to return it as I can't really afford it. 

    I have a sigma mc-11, canon 24-85mm f3.5-4.5, 50mm stm and yongnuo 35mm f2 on order. Kind of interested in their performance compared to the Tamron, Sony 50mm Fe f1.8 and Samyang 35mm f2.8. 

    except the autofocus issues not being solved at the moment

  13. Casual videos, definitely

    However, even some companies making one with a much bigger 1 inch sensor (I think it's a disaster), the size of the lens is still so small that will not be used for film making. The poor low light performances and control of depth of field are not going to improve dramatically in the next few years like full frames.

    That being said, for just recording memories and some casual B rolls, I do see many benefits  using your smartphone as primary camera.


  14. Pretty much agree with Andrew except for the last sentence

    There are still tens of thousands or even more of vloggers using RX100 or G7X as their main vlogging cameras. Having a much faster lens makes it a lot useful in low light environments. There are couple of shots already in dpreview samples showing how high the ISO (1000-2500) goes in a very well lit studio situation.

    The decision of having no ND filter and losing one stop of light is quite a bad call in my opinion and should be renamed the camera as RX50 and continue to develop a better lens on RX100 like you said 24-100mm F1.8-2.8 or even 24-100 F2.

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