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  1. Sorta hijacking this thread but it is relevant: Must've been living under a rock, Sony discontinued the FS5M2. RIP Awesome camera to keep an eye out for used, and Atomos effectively prolonged these cameras forever with the Ninja V. I fucking love S35-sized sensors. Allows you to shoot on vintage and tiny glass. Add a focal reducer and you have almost full frame. Of course you need to rig the fuck out of this camera to get good image quality. Good camera to own for low budget, controlled shoots.
  2. https://takaratomymall.jp/shop/g/g4904810180906/ https://takaratomymall.jp/shop/g/g4904810187677/ Proof Canon listens to its customer, they've announced the R5 MK Transformer, rumored to have ZERO overheating issues!
  3. Yeah, this is super frustrating. BRAW is great but Blackmagic doesn't (yet) offer the sensor-in-a-box I need. And looks like we won't be ever be getting internal ProRes RAW due to RED. I bought a Ninja V+ recently. It's great. But it is something you need to rig, power and wire; one more potential point of failure that can **** a shoot.
  4. @And1 Make sure you can return the camera if not satisfied or do some extensive tests; some Blackmagic sensors exhibit excessive FPN or have other issues (crosshatching, color clipping, etc.) The UM4.6k is a great but I personally would not buy a used Blackmagic camera (unless it’s from a chain.)
  5. I'm glad you shared this with us @Andrew Reid. eBay is seriously fucked. Some of its employees just got jail time for: "sending threatening messages and deliveries of live cockroaches, a funeral wreath, and a bloody pig mask" to a couple running a website that wrote critical articles about eBay. On orders from executives no less. https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2021/07/ebay-manager-imprisoned-for-harassment-of-journalists-the-ceo-wanted-to-take-down/
  6. @Django FS7 def has the advantage if you want to shoot almost full frame for cheap. Basically the only reason I'm still shooting on FS5s... S35 out of the box, or pop on a metabones for 1.07x crop. There's (2?) FS7M2 on ebay for 4k. Nothing included but the locking e-mount is awesome. Such a pain in the ass to rig a lens to not move when using a focus motor or follow focus. eND is nice to have too. FS5/FS7 is still the only goldilocks body available IMHO: FF/S35, SDI, RAW, 4K120.
  7. Are there any overheating tests yet with the new Atomos Ninja V+? Also curious if the R5 and V+ will get 120FPS 4K ProRes RAW at some point. Would make this camera a very compelling purchase if it extends the record time and provides another codec for high speed.
  8. I probably could’ve bought a C200(B) due to how many times I rented them in 2019. Awesome, awesome camera slapped with typical Canon bullshit, such as: 10-bit ONLY for 60fps, 12-bit ONLY for 24-30fps. Why??? Let me fucking choose 10-bit RAW for lower framerates if I want. I instead own a FS5 and two FS5MKIIs; worse autofocus, worse colour... but I get my choice of codec and bitrate. 120fps 4K is nice to have too. tl;dr not holding my breath for a great improvement, but I’ll probably use one, especially if they go RF mount as a focal reducer would become viable
  9. I’m glad at least sigma is pushing the envelope. Wasn’t the whole point of short flange distances to make lenses like this? Maybe this will put pressure on Sony to reduce the weight and size of their zooms. They still seem to be about identical to the a-mount stuff.
  10. andrgl

    R5 vs R6

    @gt3rs it’s a ridiculous lens. I did manage to play with one at a launch event. That lens is enough to make me want to switch at least partially back to Canon.
  11. @Anaconda_ dude, what if they made a module like this sans-evf, with like an m.2 ssd slot...... you got my hopes up for something that they’ll never make! lol Sigma, if you make that with an xlr in, I’d seriously buy 5 FPs.
  12. andrgl

    R5 vs R6

    I’m seriously considering getting an R5 with an RF 28-70mm f/2 to shoot raw. Still can’t walk into a retailer to shoot some tests and I don’t feel like renting one. I almost bought a C200 until I actually tested it and found some FPN when shooting underexposed in clothing which made me reconsider. I hope someone rehouses that lens for proper manual focus one day.
  13. Can’t wait for their next gen camera. Literally only need to sort out 2 issues: - External monitoring: lag, soft image, SDI-out in body. - E-Mount that doesn’t suck. Viltrox nerfed the first iteration.
  14. andrgl

    BMPCC 6k PRO!?

    There’s a thread for this camera already, albeit titled obscurely:
  15. @TomTheDP Yes. I remember the OG Fairchild sensor being fairly bad. I believe I shot RAW at all times with my ISO set to 200. 800 or 1600? Fugget About It!! Unless you shot to ProRes, you'd get FPN in a black t-shirt, even with middle gray @ 40 IRE or whatever the fuck it was. I can personally attest to the following Blackmagic cameras having FPN, amongst a range of other issues: Cinema Camera Production Camera 4K (oh my god, what a steaming pile of ****) Pocket Cinema Camera Pocket Cinema 4K Micro Cinema Camera URSA Mini 4.6K URSA Mini Pro 4.6K But then so does the Canon C200, Sony FS700, FS5 and FS7, when shooting RAW. The closer your get to the sensor, the uglier it gets. Not a big deal usually, just need to test the fuck out of your camera before shooting anything serious. Find out the sensor flaws, find a work around or just avoid that scenario.
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