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    Brian Williams got a reaction from Amazeballs in Fuji X-T4   
    Any IBIS would be an improvement over non-IBIS X-T3.
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from IronFilm in Fuji X-T4   
    Any IBIS would be an improvement over non-IBIS X-T3.
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    Brian Williams reacted to IronFilm in Fuji X-T4   
    I wouldn't take that listing as the holy gospel word, B&H might massage those results to be biased towards ones which have the best margin for themselves?

    Ok, I'll take off my tin foil hat now
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from IronFilm in Fuji X-T4   
    Interesting, the X-T3 with 10bit All-Intra beats the A7iii. Wasn’t someone just saying it was the other way around, and laughably at that?
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from frontfocus in Fuji X-T4   
    Interesting, the X-T3 with 10bit All-Intra beats the A7iii. Wasn’t someone just saying it was the other way around, and laughably at that?
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    Brian Williams reacted to chadandreo in Fuji X-T4   
    The battery life isn’t the best, but you can get 400 shots per a battery and with the battery grip or a portable is usb-c battery, i can film a 10 hour wedding without issue. 
     
    I think this is the first time anyone has said the Fuji IQ is laughable, especially when it comes to color science. Maybe you need to tweak your settings or picture profile?
    i stopped using my 1DX II because of the XT3s photo and video quality. 
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    Brian Williams reacted to paulinventome in Sigma Fp review (part 1) and interview - Cinema DNG RAW internal recording!   
    So i said i'd post some stills, these are basically ungraded.
    This frame is in a sequence with car lights, i like the tonality of this very subdued moment. Shot 12bit to manage shadow tonality.

    From a different point above. All shot on a 50mm M Summicron probably wide open.

    I think i hit the saturation slider here in Resolve. But this had car rolling over camera. It's a 21mm CV lens and i see some CA aberrations from the lens that i would deal with in post. But i'd never let a car run over a Red!

    shot on an 85mm APO off a monopod. Nice tonality again and it's day light from windows with some small panel lights bouncing and filling in

    A reverse of the above.

    Some fun shots.
    I think the true benefit of something like the fp is the speed at which you can see something and grab it. Using it just with an SSD plugged in and manual M lenses gives a more spontaneous feel. Now most of the film will be shot on Red, in controlled conditions with a crew and that's the right approach for multiple dialogue scenes and careful blocking. But the fp has it's place and i may hand it too someone and just say grab stuff.

     
    cheers
    Paul
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    Brian Williams reacted to rawshooter in Sigma Fp review (part 1) and interview - Cinema DNG RAW internal recording!   
    Yeah, considered selling mine as well.
    While it's a decent-enough mini RAW video camera (except for the file sizes of uncompressed CinemaDNG), it's a lousy performer as a stills camera - most annoyingly lacking responsiveness, with the abysmal autofocus and 0.1 seconds shutter delay.
    I've remorsefully gone back to my Sony A7iii for stills shooting, a much better camera in that department....
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from Lars Steenhoff in Sigma Fp review (part 1) and interview - Cinema DNG RAW internal recording!   
    Btw, I got a slim SSD enclosure along with a Sabrent 1TB NVMe SSD and it works great, just need to figure out how to attach it to the bottom now.

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    Brian Williams reacted to Lars Steenhoff in Sigma Fp review (part 1) and interview - Cinema DNG RAW internal recording!   
    You can try renaming the folder and dig files to the structure of the following screenshot. 
    This is the resolve naming convention.

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    Brian Williams reacted to rawshooter in Sigma Fp review (part 1) and interview - Cinema DNG RAW internal recording!   
    Btw. - has anyone found a way how Resolve (16.1) properly recognizes the Sigma fp raw video files as CinemaDNG files, instead of DNG sequences with separate .wav files?
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from rawshooter in Sigma Fp review (part 1) and interview - Cinema DNG RAW internal recording!   
    So I just now got around to testing this- it seems that turning off the camera vs letting the auto power-save put the camera to sleep are basically the same thing, have the same effect on settings. If you in one of the Custom modes (C1, C2, C3) and you change a setting and let the camera turn off, then yes, when you turn it back on the settings will have changed to their default settings; which seems right to me, that’s how all programmable custom modes work on cameras, the whole point of them is to remember a specific setup of settings. The difference here is that the “sleep” mode is actually turning off the camera, or doing all the same things that turning off the camera does, instead of just pausing the camera as most cameras do when going to sleep.
    But in any of the other modes, PSAM, anything you set stays set that way the next time the camera turns on, whether you turned the camera off or if it went to “sleep”.
    This isn’t true, you can set any of the display modes to have zebras on, and this applies to both custom modes as well as PSAM modes. (I only now just discovered this in the menus). Again, it sucks, but you can’t have zebras and focus peaking on at the same time.

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    Brian Williams reacted to Lars Steenhoff in Sigma Fp review (part 1) and interview - Cinema DNG RAW internal recording!   
    Because it causes aliasing and loss of resolution, basically you are alternating lines, one high iso, the next low iso.
    And when you combine them you have less resolution as if you would have shot at one iso only.
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    Here a worst case sigma Fp test, lit with some little energy saving light that outputs horrible color.
    Iso 6400, 8 bit cdng.
    manual focus85 mm lens handheld 
    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/biq7g9afi999lmi/AABRYDSG9spbYp0WJ5l5g-SAa?dl=0
     

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    Brian Williams got a reaction from paulinventome in Sigma Fp review (part 1) and interview - Cinema DNG RAW internal recording!   
    I just looked it up-
    “The LCD monitor is darkened to reduce battery use when the camera has not been operated for eight seconds.”
    Also, everyone here is running the updated firmware? I don’t have my camera here with me at the moment, so I can’t test, but I know you can’t use zebras if focus peaking is on.
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from Lars Steenhoff in Sigma Fp review (part 1) and interview - Cinema DNG RAW internal recording!   
    I tried the Lexar 1667x, but as expected it was too slow (was thinking that 250MB/s was write speed, not read). Thinking the 2000x would work, but haven’t seen it bigger than 128gb.
    They’re all sooo expensive.
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    Brian Williams reacted to The ghost of squig in Sigma Fp review (part 1) and interview - Cinema DNG RAW internal recording!   
    Very impressive at -3 stops, doesn't lose saturation like the Pocket 4K and X-T3 do.
     
    This guy is not a fan. I suspect he's never graded linear raw before.
     
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from Anaconda_ in Sigma Fp review (part 1) and interview - Cinema DNG RAW internal recording!   
    Having recently gone from X-T3 to the FP, and the fact that I’m on holiday in Denmark with my family at the moment with the FP, I’d say go for the X-T3.
    Not to say I’m disappointed with the FP at all, but the fact that I’m having to edit all the day’s footage each night in Resolve so that I can clear out the T5 for the next day’s footage isn’t the most convenient. And having the T5 strapped to the camera also takes away from the compactness of the camera. And I’d even be willing to shoot with the internal 8bit for the sake of losing the SSD, but, damn, fast sd cards are so much more expensive for way less capacity than the T5.
    Plus, for stills, at night, the FP’s AF isn’t ideal.
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    Brian Williams reacted to thebrothersthre3 in Sigma Fp review (part 1) and interview - Cinema DNG RAW internal recording!   
    Used XT30's are going for a crazy low price right now around $700 + a used 18-35 is only $250-$270. If you are willing to go used. 
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from paulinventome in Sigma Fp review (part 1) and interview - Cinema DNG RAW internal recording!   
    I don't have mine with me at the moment to check this, but I'm pretty sure you can't, you have to set the focus point first, then zoom in, and once there you can't change the position until you zoom back out and move the focus point. I'll confirm this tonight.
    Which sucks, yes.
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from tigerbengal in Introducing the EOSHD Tim Apple LUT for that washed out nationalist propaganda look   
    yeah, the bad half... ?
    True, but you'd have to ask the Norwegians about that, as they made that decision.
    The US is heading for cultural collapse?? So says the non-American.
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from sanveer in Introducing the EOSHD Tim Apple LUT for that washed out nationalist propaganda look   
    yeah, the bad half... ?
    True, but you'd have to ask the Norwegians about that, as they made that decision.
    The US is heading for cultural collapse?? So says the non-American.
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