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    Brian Williams got a reaction from kaylee in The 4K Fuji X-T2 is here   
    Here's Gordon Laing-
    "I have confirmed that F log will only be on the HDMI output, NOT for in camera recording. A shame since it would be nice to have a flat profile for internal recording even at 4:2:0. Thanks for the tip!"
    Such a bummer.
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from Nathan Gabriel in An adventure into the Panasonic GX85/80 begins - and a look at the Leica Nocticron for Micro Four Thirds   
    ouch.
    But the thing is, it's not really "the same in photo"- shooting still photography is a whole other beast than shooting video, in many ways. AF is great for stills because it's one static image. AF for video is irractic, having to choose 24 times a second what to focus on. I'm sure it will at some point get good enough, but there's a reason why focus pullers still exist, why AF isn't used for movies or television show. 
     
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from jai2yeux in An adventure into the Panasonic GX85/80 begins - and a look at the Leica Nocticron for Micro Four Thirds   
    ouch.
    But the thing is, it's not really "the same in photo"- shooting still photography is a whole other beast than shooting video, in many ways. AF is great for stills because it's one static image. AF for video is irractic, having to choose 24 times a second what to focus on. I'm sure it will at some point get good enough, but there's a reason why focus pullers still exist, why AF isn't used for movies or television show. 
     
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from Inazuma in An adventure into the Panasonic GX85/80 begins - and a look at the Leica Nocticron for Micro Four Thirds   
    In terms of subject isolation, the lens would, in fact, still be a f1.2 FF equivalent, no?
    Well the GH4 was $1700 when it came out, so assuming the GH5 will be the same, it is significantly more. And if you're like me and could care less about 4k60, don't want something as big as the GH4, its definitely worth the savings. Thats like saying, "Why buy that Toyota? For a little more than double the money you could get the Lexus".
    Having already bought the GX85, I'm not waiting (with my D750 in tow- another reason I can't spend $1700+ on a second camera).
    You should be shooting your video in manual. AF for video is for grandparents shooting clips of their grandkids on their iPhones.
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from jai2yeux in An adventure into the Panasonic GX85/80 begins - and a look at the Leica Nocticron for Micro Four Thirds   
    In terms of subject isolation, the lens would, in fact, still be a f1.2 FF equivalent, no?
    Well the GH4 was $1700 when it came out, so assuming the GH5 will be the same, it is significantly more. And if you're like me and could care less about 4k60, don't want something as big as the GH4, its definitely worth the savings. Thats like saying, "Why buy that Toyota? For a little more than double the money you could get the Lexus".
    Having already bought the GX85, I'm not waiting (with my D750 in tow- another reason I can't spend $1700+ on a second camera).
    You should be shooting your video in manual. AF for video is for grandparents shooting clips of their grandkids on their iPhones.
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from Xavier Plágaro Mussard in Panasonic GX80 - 5 Axis IBIS works on video!   
    GX85 using the Panny 42.5 f/1.7, a little wobbly but considering its a 85mm equivalent, pretty good. Now I just need to remember to white balance...
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from John Matthews in Panasonic GX80 - 5 Axis IBIS works on video!   
    GX85 using the Panny 42.5 f/1.7, a little wobbly but considering its a 85mm equivalent, pretty good. Now I just need to remember to white balance...
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from tomastancredi in Panasonic GX80 - 5 Axis IBIS works on video!   
    GX85 using the Panny 42.5 f/1.7, a little wobbly but considering its a 85mm equivalent, pretty good. Now I just need to remember to white balance...
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from jai2yeux in Panasonic GX80 - 5 Axis IBIS works on video!   
    Crappy lighting and limited movement, this may be nominated for worst initial footage, but it's all I have at this point. Shot with the kit lens.
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from TheRenaissanceMan in Panasonic GX80 - 5 Axis IBIS works on video!   
    Crappy lighting and limited movement, this may be nominated for worst initial footage, but it's all I have at this point. Shot with the kit lens.
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from mercer in Panasonic GX80 - 5 Axis IBIS works on video!   
    Crappy lighting and limited movement, this may be nominated for worst initial footage, but it's all I have at this point. Shot with the kit lens.
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from Cinegain in Panasonic GX80 - 5 Axis IBIS works on video!   
    Crappy lighting and limited movement, this may be nominated for worst initial footage, but it's all I have at this point. Shot with the kit lens.
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from John Matthews in Panasonic GX80 - 5 Axis IBIS works on video!   
    Crappy lighting and limited movement, this may be nominated for worst initial footage, but it's all I have at this point. Shot with the kit lens.
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from tomastancredi in Panasonic GX80 - 5 Axis IBIS works on video!   
    Crappy lighting and limited movement, this may be nominated for worst initial footage, but it's all I have at this point. Shot with the kit lens.
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from Cinegain in Panasonic GX80 - 5 Axis IBIS works on video!   
    Well, the lack of a tiltable screen on the X-Pro2 has been more of an annoyance than I'd hoped, especially for video. 4k, while not huge to me (or my 2011 Macbook Pro, which is choking on 4k files at the moment) is a plus, and mostly, of course, the stabilization.
    I've loved the photos I've gotten from the X-Pro2, as well as the excitement I get from using it, but the video has been average looking to me, nothing special- and with my only lens, the Fuji 35 2.0, not particularly steady. Maybe if Fuji were to unlock 4k in the camera to fix all the moire I'd reconsider, but I just have a feeling they won't; there's probably more than they've let on, like heat issues.
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from Cinegain in Panasonic GX80 - 5 Axis IBIS works on video!   
    Picked up a GX85 today at Best Buy- they've had them in stock all week! I saw it on their website a few days ago, but assumed it was an error until I called the store and they told me they had two in stock; their website just gave me an error when I tried to order online for pickup.
    I'm liking it so far, I think I'm going to return my X-Pro2 I got the other week, I need a proper video camera. I haven't had much of a chance to shoot yet, but I'll post the clips that I have in a bit.
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from Inazuma in Panasonic GX80 - 5 Axis IBIS works on video!   
    Picked up a GX85 today at Best Buy- they've had them in stock all week! I saw it on their website a few days ago, but assumed it was an error until I called the store and they told me they had two in stock; their website just gave me an error when I tried to order online for pickup.
    I'm liking it so far, I think I'm going to return my X-Pro2 I got the other week, I need a proper video camera. I haven't had much of a chance to shoot yet, but I'll post the clips that I have in a bit.
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from John Matthews in Panasonic GX80 - 5 Axis IBIS works on video!   
    Picked up a GX85 today at Best Buy- they've had them in stock all week! I saw it on their website a few days ago, but assumed it was an error until I called the store and they told me they had two in stock; their website just gave me an error when I tried to order online for pickup.
    I'm liking it so far, I think I'm going to return my X-Pro2 I got the other week, I need a proper video camera. I haven't had much of a chance to shoot yet, but I'll post the clips that I have in a bit.
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from TheRenaissanceMan in Panasonic GX80 - 5 Axis IBIS works on video!   
    Picked up a GX85 today at Best Buy- they've had them in stock all week! I saw it on their website a few days ago, but assumed it was an error until I called the store and they told me they had two in stock; their website just gave me an error when I tried to order online for pickup.
    I'm liking it so far, I think I'm going to return my X-Pro2 I got the other week, I need a proper video camera. I haven't had much of a chance to shoot yet, but I'll post the clips that I have in a bit.
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from sanveer in RX100 IV (and RX10 II by default) got DXOMarked   
    After reading Andrew's newest post about the Mark IV, I went back to check my rx100 and sure enough he's right, I've got my numbers all wrong here- my old A7s started at ISO3200 for sLog2, and the RX100 starts at ISO1600... so my video above is at ISO1600.
    sLog2 by default is noisier than others, but not necessarily in a bad way.
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from sanveer in RX100 IV (and RX10 II by default) got DXOMarked   
    It has only one ND setting, that being on/off; the ND filter is rated for 3 stops, though, if thats what you mean.
    At 1600, there may be some noise, but nothing that seems unreasonable or surprising; I mean, at 1600, you're already getting pretty high up there in ISO. Coming from my old A7s which started at 1600 in sLog, starting here at 800 is much more manageable. My video above was ISO800 I'm sure, with ND filter on, probably shot at a higher shutter speed, like 1/250 or something, not the usual 1/50 that I would've preferred.
     
    Still has rolling shutter when shooting 4k (as you can see in my video in some spots), but at 1080 rolling shutter really is absent.
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from sanveer in RX100 IV (and RX10 II by default) got DXOMarked   
    http://www.dxomark.com/Reviews/Sony-Cyber-shot-DSC-RX100-IV-sensor-review-Performance-stacked-in-favor
    Score is up 3 points from previous RX100's to a 70- on par with the Canon 7D II and orig 5D.
    I love my MarkIV, glad to see it being recognized for the awesome sensor that it has. 
     
     
     

     
     
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    Brian Williams got a reaction from amrcg in Sony RX10 M2 - first part of my review and a mini-comparison with the A7S and Canon 1D C   
    Not RX10mII, but RX100mkIV instead, here are some clips I recorded this weekend.
    SLOG2, 24/120/240fps, mostly 1080 but a couple 4k clips downscaled
    Also, haven't had any overheating issues with mine as of yet, though I rarely ever get close to five minute clips.
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    Brian Williams reacted to MattH in Sony RX10 M2 - first part of my review and a mini-comparison with the A7S and Canon 1D C   
    What? They all specify specifically "not 23.976" without you prompting it?  Or are they just saying they want "24p" or "perfect 24p".  This is an important distinction given that most people don't know the difference.  They may just mean 24p rather than 25p.
    But if it really matters to you, then it obviously isn't the camera for you.
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