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    Brian Williams got a reaction from Inazuma in Fuji X-T4   
    As in, turning the camera 90 degrees sideways and shooting in portrait mode? Ok, I can do a test of that later tonight.
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from dgvro in Fuji X-T4   
    Here's one more, with a slower move-
    I feel like I see micro jitters in 'IBIS- Boost Off'
    'IBIS+DIS-Boost On' looks best to me.
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from dgvro in Fuji X-T4   
    Here is my quick test I just did with firmware 1.02 and the WR 35 f2 lens.
    Honestly, I can't tell which mode is working best here. Am I moving too fast to see it?
     
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from dgvro in Fuji X-T4   
    In fairness though, I've only gotten good results with IBIS on X-T4 with IBIS Boost On, I never turn it off, even if I am panning.
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from IronFilm in Fuji X-T4   
    What is getting ridiculous? There have been so many great firmware updates for the X-T3 over the past two years. At some point you have to expect the old cameras to stop getting new features.
     
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from seanzzxx in Fuji X-T4   
    What is getting ridiculous? There have been so many great firmware updates for the X-T3 over the past two years. At some point you have to expect the old cameras to stop getting new features.
     
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from PannySVHS in Fuji X-T4   
    What is getting ridiculous? There have been so many great firmware updates for the X-T3 over the past two years. At some point you have to expect the old cameras to stop getting new features.
     
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    Brian Williams reacted to zerocool22 in SIGMA FP with ProRes RAW and BRAW !   
    External recording though. For me buying a tiny camera and then adding a lot of bulk around it(charging even more batteries), isnt for me. Then I rather have a bigger camera that I dont need to rig up.
    Allthough good news that braw is starting to move around to more cameras. Maybe on the next iteration they can do it internal.
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from heart0less in SIGMA FP with ProRes RAW and BRAW !   
    Just seeing the name of this camera printed here puts me in a bad mood; I was one of those early adopters that had it for a month when it first came out, took on a trip to Denmark even, and returned it harder than any camera I’ve ever returned before, it left such a bad taste in my mouth. It’s marketed as a hybrid camera, yet the AF was abysmal for stills, like really bad, like it makes the Blackmagic cameras seems like they have dual pixel AF. I was ok with not being able to playback CDNG in-camera (I was used to that from my early BMPCC days). But the aliasing, the unforgivable act of using a non-articulating screen, the waste of time they spend making those stupid “Cinema” color profiles and the stupid waste of button real estate spent on them as well, the fact that you couldn’t easily switch between Cine and Stills mode without ALL your settings (shutter, iso) carrying over as well, it all left me with such disdain for Sigma.
    (They did release 3D models of the camera which allowed me to 3D print a hand grip, that was pretty cool actually).
    So, like most, I returned the camera, only to read them announce this upcoming firmware which would include Cinemagraphs (hahaha), and ProRes RAW... The Z6 getting ProRes RAW was a pretty exciting read. The Sigma FP on the other hand, the camera that already records raw onto a $70 SSD, hmm, not quite sure this is something this camera was calling out for in the first place. But I guess someone, somewhere, can import footage easier now, is that the advantage? Great use of 8 months of firmware update time Sigma!
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from Geoff CB in SIGMA FP with ProRes RAW and BRAW !   
    Just seeing the name of this camera printed here puts me in a bad mood; I was one of those early adopters that had it for a month when it first came out, took on a trip to Denmark even, and returned it harder than any camera I’ve ever returned before, it left such a bad taste in my mouth. It’s marketed as a hybrid camera, yet the AF was abysmal for stills, like really bad, like it makes the Blackmagic cameras seems like they have dual pixel AF. I was ok with not being able to playback CDNG in-camera (I was used to that from my early BMPCC days). But the aliasing, the unforgivable act of using a non-articulating screen, the waste of time they spend making those stupid “Cinema” color profiles and the stupid waste of button real estate spent on them as well, the fact that you couldn’t easily switch between Cine and Stills mode without ALL your settings (shutter, iso) carrying over as well, it all left me with such disdain for Sigma.
    (They did release 3D models of the camera which allowed me to 3D print a hand grip, that was pretty cool actually).
    So, like most, I returned the camera, only to read them announce this upcoming firmware which would include Cinemagraphs (hahaha), and ProRes RAW... The Z6 getting ProRes RAW was a pretty exciting read. The Sigma FP on the other hand, the camera that already records raw onto a $70 SSD, hmm, not quite sure this is something this camera was calling out for in the first place. But I guess someone, somewhere, can import footage easier now, is that the advantage? Great use of 8 months of firmware update time Sigma!
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from IronFilm in The New Panasonic G100 “vlogging” Camera to launch June 24th   
    It doesn’t even have IBIS it turns out, just some hybrid EIS+OIS system. 
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    Brian Williams reacted to Simon Young in Fuji X-T4   
    I sat through this video so you don’t have to, and I hate to be the bearer of bad news: the camera showed signs of overheating really quickly. Yes, they seem to be in a very warm climate but according to the reviewer warnings about overheating popped up within minutes. If this will be the case with the finished production copies, it will certainly not be suitable for any serious work. 
    Ominous to say the least, especially since there are several reports about issues with the X100V as well, from overheating to misaligned focus rings. Shame on you Fujifilm.
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    Brian Williams reacted to Jay60p in Fuji X-T4   
    (best part of the Exiftool site:)
    What People are Saying about ExifTool
    "In my experience, nothing but nothing is as complete, powerful, and flexible as Phil Harvey's exiftool ... I've never seen anything that's in the same ballpark for power." - dpreview forum
    "... it is the mother of all EXIF utilities; the BFG of meta-data extraction; the Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster of EXIF tools ... This thing will suck the last bit of metadata out of whatever image file you throw at it!" - Open Photography Forums
    "... it is total fucking gibberish to me." - Reddit Linux Questions
     
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    Brian Williams reacted to ngemu in 5K RAW 24p video for $150 - Magic Lantern making great strides on Canon EOS M   
    Mosiac engineering filter installed on the camera, tested with the kit lens ef-m 18-55 and the ef-m 22mm. MCM rewire, full sensor read out, upscaled to 4k
    Aliasing and moire is still present but reduced enough that I dont have to throw away as much footage.
     
     
     
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from JR Lipartito in Fuji X-T4   
    He's from the future. Around late-April to mid-May, firmware 1.01
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    Brian Williams reacted to MeanRevert in Fuji X-T4   
    Is that guy filming from a starship?
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    Brian Williams reacted to Adam Kuźniar in Fuji X-T4   
    The whole 5 pages of this topic is why pre-production models and firmware makes zero sense to me. How am I supposed to get anything from these videos if everything they show is subject to change? How am I supposed to know if the jerky warpy IBIS is just pre-prod firmware or will be there in the camera I can ACTUALLY buy? How can I make a decision about the autofocus performance when everyone says "oh it's just pre-prod firmware it will be improved"? 
    All I can get from these videos is that the camera looks nice, but I could also take it from reading a spec sheet and looking at the images online. Everything else isn't representative of what I'll find in the store.
     
    I just want a GH5 with proper autofocus. 
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from Emanuel in Fuji X-T4   
    AF vs no AF.
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from heart0less in Fuji X-T4   
    Preordered! Excited! Long-ass wait!
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from colepat in Fuji X-T4   
    Preordered! Excited! Long-ass wait!
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from keessie65 in Fuji X-T4   
    Preordered! Excited! Long-ass wait!
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    Brian Williams reacted to cameraeye in Magic Lantern Raw Video   
    @Trek of Joy it's worth it. There's also something about it that reminds me of shooting still photos on celluloid. The high quality and fact that when you unpack each clip its just thousands of raw images. Grading with it is a dream coming from a stills background. Makes me only ever want a RAW cinema camera in the future.
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from colepat in Fuji X-T4   
    Yeah, well your past posts have shown a bias against Fuji; I’ve owned both the A7iii as well as the X-T3 (I’ve got full-blown  gear acquisition syndrome, though it’s true that I do tend to skip Canon due to their sensors always scoring lower than Sony-made sensors) and the idea that the X-T3’s AF is somehow subpar is ridiculous. No, it’s not dual pixel, as I said, but yes, it is as good as Sony’s. If you want to disagree with almost everyone here and almost every reviewer out there, I won’t stop you.
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from Emanuel in Fuji X-T4   
    Yeah, well your past posts have shown a bias against Fuji; I’ve owned both the A7iii as well as the X-T3 (I’ve got full-blown  gear acquisition syndrome, though it’s true that I do tend to skip Canon due to their sensors always scoring lower than Sony-made sensors) and the idea that the X-T3’s AF is somehow subpar is ridiculous. No, it’s not dual pixel, as I said, but yes, it is as good as Sony’s. If you want to disagree with almost everyone here and almost every reviewer out there, I won’t stop you.
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