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  1. Hey Raafi, how do you find the audio on the body (Without the Kineback)? Do you think it will do fine with a Rode mic in the 3.5mm?
  2. These would be great to know: - Sharpness (in both FF, S35, HD-FF, HD-S35) - Rolling shutter (in both FF, S35, HD-FF, HD-S35) - Low light (in both FF, S35, HD-FF, HD-S35) - 100fps Quality (in both FF and S35) - If you have the a7rII, Side to side to compare dynamic range and colour rendition. Thanks a lot and enjoy your new camera!
  3. Thanks aldolega, I´ll look for those EXIF infos on the web. As you mentioned, it is a Pain in the ass to enter the FL manually!
  4. Yeah, I'm also pretty sure it will work regarding autofocus and aperture control, but what is also important for me here is the focal length info, because the IBIS works based on this. If it's not transmitted to the camera, this lens cannot be used with IBIS.
  5. Thanks for repying aldolega. Yes, it is EF. It is this lens here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tokina-AT-X-PRO-AF-28-70mm-f-2-8-Lens-for-Canon-EOS-EF-Excellent-from-Japan-/263079776036?hash=item3d40c6cf24:g:~cQAAOSwqW9ZYjd6 When you say it works like an modern EF lens, do you also mean it regarding the focal length information transmited to the camera / adapder?
  6. Hey there forum, I have an "old" Tokina zoom in sight, the 28-70 2.6-2.8. It is supposed to be a very good lens for video. I want to use it for my compact configuration: a7rII handheld with a smart lens adapter. As you know, the IBIS needs to know which focal length you are at in order to work properly. With native sony zooms or even adapted modern canon zooms that goes automatic into the camera and all works fine. But what happens with a Legacy zoom lens like the Tokina? This lens is about 15 years old and has rear contacts, but I don´t know if that means it communicates focal length with the camera. Has someone experience with a similar zoom lens? Thanks in advance, Javi.
  7. Thanks Tupp! I like those, and I used them actually, but as I mention before, I´m looking for a pan and tilt only mount to have the monitor always levelled and also to keep the things small.
  8. I found this Sony monitor that comes with a perfect mounting solution, but don´t think they sell it separately: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/755854-REG/Sony_CLM_V55_CLM_V55_Portable_Monitor.html
  9. Thanks for answering. All the ball heads I tried have two settings really: completely loose or really tight. Sometimes there is something in between, but they all end up losing the torque... at least the ones that I used! Besides, These ball heads allow movement on all axis, which is not ideal to keep the monitor horizontally levelled. The perfect solution would be something like the SmallHD pan-tilt adaptor, but in a universal format. I am surprised that nobody needs something like this!
  10. Hi folks, As many of you, I´m used to the flexibility of swivel or articulated LCD screens of the new cameras like Sony or Panasonic, but every time I use an external monitor like the BM video assist I feel very limited by the mounting solutions that clamp the camera fix on one angle of view position. If you want to change the angle of the monitor, you need to put the camera down, adjust the magic arm to the right angle and take the camera again. This is incredible time consuming if you are used to shoot from different angles like me. I found however something that could work, but it is design to work with only SmallHD 500 monitors. Here it is: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1224290-REG/smallhd_acc_mt_block_pan_tilt_sho_pan_tilt_mount_for_500.html I was wondering if there is something similar on the market that work with all monitors. I spent hours searching the web, but found nothing. Do you guys know something? Thanks in advance.
  11. Thanks for the info, Bold. I think I'll go for the Kiron super-zoom and see what the quality is like. It's a pity that the Vivitar has a rotating front element. It really looked like the perfect lens! It's parafocal too apparently.
  12. Nice test! I'm also looking for a good long zoom to be used with my Proskar, Kowa 16 and a7rII, but there is no much info around. I think these would be the features we need: - Around 70-200 focal length (for full frame). - Not rotating front element. - Ideally parafocal - Ideally separate zoom and focus rings. I'm looking on ebay and there are hundreds of different old zoom lenses for real cheap, but I cannot find the specs anywhere, so I'm kind of frustrated. It would be great if we could make a list of the zooms that could be used with anamorphic adapters. For instance, I'm now looking at the Vivitar Sereies 1 70-210, but have no idea about the front element. Also there are like 5 different versions of it. Does anybody have info about this guy?
  13. Hi! I'd like to share some tests I've been doing with my brand new sony a7rII. I used quite a lot of lenses in this video, including some anamorphic set ups. I reeeeally like this camera so far.
  14. Yeh, I had hopes on the HD S35 mode. I'm using anamorphic adapters and the rolling shutter is two times more noticeable with them, so 4K S35 is not even an option. I will have to stick wit the FF modes then... Thanks again for you help Don Kotlos.
  15. Hi. I bring this back to live because I was trying the HD modes myself. What I found out is that the FF mode is quite better that the S35 mode in terms of sharpness and noise levels, which is what the Cinema5d guys wrote on their a7rII vs a7sII analysis: "In crop mode the a7R II is softer with some aliasing and not really recommendable.In full frame mode however the Sony a7R II gives us acceptable results that are comparable to the quality of the original a7S and are very similar to the image of the Sony a7S II." Another user tested this and got totally oposite results (http://www.eoshd.com/comments/topic/9027-sony-a7r-ii-official-user-thread/?page=9), so there is something weird going one here. Has someone else tried HD S35 mode? What is for sure is that HD S35 mode has an extremely reduced rolling shutter (less than 10ms!).
  16. Thanks. I will give that one a try.
  17. I own two Sandisk Extreme Pro 64gb 95MB/s that I've be using with the pocket for three years now. I tried them on the a7RII 4K 100mbps (12MB/s) and the camera wouldn't let me use them because they are not U3 (they are the old model, U1). Kind of annoying, but fair enough. Lets try another ones. Then I got off Amazon two Sandisk Extreme 64gb U3 60MB/s (http://www.amazon.com/SanDisk-Extreme-Memory-Read-SDSDXN-064G-G46-Version/dp/B00MBFPT3A/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1452763432&sr=8-2&keywords=sandisk+extreme+64+60) ) and the camera keeps saying exactly the same thing. I formatted the cards in camera, on my PC, reset camera settings, updating to v3 firmware... nothing. Also checked the cards on my usb3 reader and got 63MB/s read and 49MB/s write. Constant. What the hell? The camera just needs 12MB/s to record 4K and I'm using a SDXC U3 64gb card that is capable of writing 49MB/s? Could someone please tell me which are the good cards (that don't cost me an arm) to record 4K on this bloody camera? Thanks in advance.
  18. Hi! I'm also hovering over the a7rII. The main points for me are: - Colour: To me eye, it looks a lot better than the a7s. - IBIS - FF 1080p Mode: 13ms rolling shutter, superb dynamic range in slog2, 50mb/s codec and good quality fulHD (acording to cinema5d ***URL not allowed***/sony-a7s-ii-vs-a7r-ii-test-which-one/). Not so good in low light though, but for that you can use: - S35 4k Mode + Speedbooster: FF look, very good low light performance. The cons would be 100mb/s and slow rolling shutter, but I would use this mode not that often. - Slow motion: 120fps in FF or S35 and not 2.2x like the a7sII. I know it is just 720p, but it still looks great to me. - Image Clear: Seems not to care to people, but I have lots of c-mount s16 lenses that I can use thanks to this feature. - External power: You can plug the camera via usb while using it. There is not a lot of info about all this points, so yeah, it would be great to have some feedback from people who actually use the camera. Thanks!
  19. Thanks! Will give it a chance. I think it could be a nice slo-mo companion to the bmpcc and use the same lenses actually (c-mount, s-16). I still own the Nikon 1 adapters that I used to make my burst videos, featured in this blog by the way. Cheers, Javi.
  20. Andrew, you mention something about the Nikon 1 J5. Is it any good? I'm also intrigued by it, but I cannot find any serious video-orientated review online. How are colour, DR and 120p modes? Cheers.
  21. Thanks for testing this. I have two questions though: -How is the quality and noise levels when you record in 1080p? -Is the rolling shutter effect reduced when you use this zoom? It would be great if you could upload some footage. Again, thanks for your test!
  22. ​Glad you people like it. I used mostly the rx100 on board mic (surprisingly good) covered with some wind-cut fabric. For the interviews and some other things I used a zoom H1, sometimes with a sony lav mic and sometimes with the default mics.
  23. Thanks! Yeah, the pocket looked so good by default, but the rx100 needed some more tweaking in post. For some reason the colours looked so saturated (specially reds) even when contrast and saturation were set to minimum. But it was great to have a stabilized wide f1.8 camera in the palm of my hand. Also things like tilting screen and the incredibly good on-board mics made the job easier.
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