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  1. Here's something of a review, with samples- https://www.photographyblog.com/reviews/sigma_fp_review/hands_on The videos look like crap, but again, pretty sure its the photographer. Wish they'd shot it in raw. Also, this- There was clearly some sort of event today or yesterday, so guessing more footage and reviews will start to trickle out any day now.
  2. And don’t forget the potentially crappy focus it may have with that contrast-based system they’re keeping around.
  3. I get the feeling that no one has been allowed to shoot with it yet. I figured all the hands-on reviews would drop the day preorders opened, but it’s been silent. Maybe they’re still working on the firmware, but I don’t know, seems suspect.
  4. Getting kind of annoying that, still, no one has any hands on experience or footage to show of this thing. Starting to think that me having 3D prints to hold, actually makes me more of an authority on this thing than anyone else, which is sad.
  5. I guess, and yeah I saw that the crop mention was in the stills section, but their shit is all over the place so I don't necessarily trust their copywriters. It still doesn't really make sense to me though, because a 1.5x crop on 6,000x4,000 isn't 3840x2560 for stills.
  6. I’m confused- we’re saying (and I just looked at the spec sheet too), it is indeed a 1.5x crop for all video modes, yeah? It’s not just for aps-c lenses. I mean, in hindsight, of course it couldn’t be full frame, without crop, unless we had a 16:9 sensor, which we don’t.
  7. Might as well hit buy and cancel next week if footage comes out and looks bad, that’s my plan at least, wanted to get in line early last night.
  8. Well to be fair, there’s no such thing as the correct shutter speed, or rather, the correct shutter speed is the one that helps get the right exposure. I know what you’re getting at, 180 degrees, but I shoot higher shutter speeds sometimes, I rarely have ND filters on me, plus they might have set it high to fight rolling shutter. Either way, most videos from the camera company itself never look that good, I’ll give my verdict once I see some real footage from real people.
  9. No, but I see a bunch of us jumping on this camera in a few weeks with an EF adaptor, and eventually some of us will probably give in buy some L-mount lenses, and Sigma will have won.
  10. This is also properly scaled? Last time I used it it was either choppy/B&W (but properly scaled) or smooth/color (but cropped in, and not even center cropped at that). This has improved?
  11. Have there been any recent improvements with the live view? I haven't shot any ML raw in almost a year, but I check in to this forum every once in a while because I do miss it; I just couldn't get past how hard it was to focus with live view the way it was on the EOS-M.
  12. You're saying I need to actually come to the country to understand what's happening here? I was there two years ago, my 73 year old Dad got pickpocketed within the first few hours, lesson learned!
  13. I use the Music app in Catalina beta, its great.
  14. I don't think omitting 24p means they are pivoting this camera from one audience to a different audience- and I am SURE they would love the the "24p audience" to buy this camera. This isn't like Fuji putting IBIS in an X-H1 but not in an X-T3, or another company not making their camera weather sealed bc its geared towards soccer moms. This is one little setting that was left out of the UI, for god knows what reason, but I think potential customers have a right to be annoyed by it, especially considering Canon has a history of stifling their own innovation and limiting cameras in terms of features. Its annoying! Maybe it is a sensor issue, but history shows that it wouldn't be surprising if its just some douchebag exec at Canon saying that "market research shows that..." Also on a side note, I work at NBC here in the states, and all the footage that we get in from the shows all comes to us at 23.98, nothing is shot at 29.97, even though we transcode and export to 29.97. And yes, while it took a while to happen, as all the networks switch over to streaming services (NBC in 2020!) everything is 4k going forward. And the forum grows silent as others follow suit. Should we talk about the weather?
  15. As I mentioned earlier, I got a used RX100VA today, and its great. This new one that came out today is also great. I’m not one of the ones who are going to tear Sony a new one just because they released an incremental update. It would be nice if they fixed the awful menus, or put a damn grip on the camera, or brought back the ND filter, but either way, this new one is incrementally better than last year’s, so if you are buying for the first time it’s better than buying last years for the same price, and that’s good. I think what everyone is saying here is that the hype that this thing is getting, when it’s only slightly better than last years, is a little ridiculous. These guys get flown to Venice, given a free unreleased camera to play with for a day, and then they turn around and upload a video acting like it’s the greatest thing they’ve ever seen (instead of just a slightly better version of the thing they played with last year around this time). If you go from a Prius to a Model X you’re probably going to be really excited. If you go from a 2018 Honda Accord to a 2019 Accord, not so much. This is that.
  16. What is there to understand? I actually, just today, picked up a used RX100VA from BHPhoto for $700, I've owned every RX100 except the III and VI, and I wholeheartedly agree with this post. The idea that only positive things should be written is absurd, if it weren't for posts like these there may be some poor bastard who actually goes out and spends $1200 on this camera. I'll buy a used one for cheap(ish), but yes, please don't encourage Sony to keep doing this crap. Stop releasing a new version every year with some small, incremental changes just to try to trick people into feeling like their awesome, 9-month old camera is now archaic. Come back to us when you have some real changes. Eurgonomics, UI, codec, something. The biggest revolution in this camera line was last year's, with the lens, and most would say that was a step backwards in many ways. Keep going Andrew.
  17. I understand, I’ve gone through one myself already (having also owned the original, before it could even shoot raw, and hanging onto that one for several years) but getting the 4K version, by the time I got it I felt like maybe that ship had already passed, as it actually just made me appreciate the IQ of my X-T3 even more, as it didn’t blow the Fuji out of the water as I was expecting. I may just sit back and watch how this all plays out before recommitting to one.
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