Jump to content

ajay

Members
  • Content Count

    114
  • Joined

  • Last visited


Reputation Activity

  1. Haha
    ajay reacted to Andrew Reid in Panasonic FF L-mount Cine camera coming   
    Fucks sake.
    Well done Panasonic for NOT mentioning one of the biggest changes and leaving it up to some guy at the show with a sneaky shot of the prototype!!!

  2. Like
    ajay reacted to currensheldon in Panasonic FF L-mount Cine camera coming   
    Woah! And check out that fan vent.
    Also looks like it will fix my problem with the flip-out screen (blocking the ports or bumping into things that are plugged into the ports) - looks to have enough room to at least tilt 45-degrees or so without bumping into the HDMI chord and should clear the microphone and headphone chords completely (though hard to tell).
    Love the recessed grip. 
    I have a feeling this thing has some more goodies up its sleeve that Panasonic hasn't told us about yet. Let everyone talk about 6K and 10-bit for a couple of months and then drop a few more big things - still holding out hope for internal ND... 
     
     
     
  3. Downvote
    ajay got a reaction from New_E in Panasonic FF L-mount Cine camera coming   
    I'm hesitant to buy into the new L-mount system and here's why:
    Panasonic should be selling all their L-mount cameras at nearly cost (which they are not) otherwise they will never obtain a high enough market-share to make this new line go anywhere. They need to get an-ever-shrinking customer base to buy into their system. Putting out a cinema mirrorless FF camera sounds great, but they very easily could end up being a dinosaur in just a few years time. The reason why Panasonic became so popular with independent filmmakers was the price of their M43 system.  Most of whom can afford to spend hundreds of dollars on equipment, not thousands. Who will be buying a 4k to 5k or more camera? Most can't afford it. By the time you buy lenses and rigs, you will be needing at least 10k to outift this new camera. I certainly wouldn't buy into this system until things shake out over the next 12 months or so. Too many other players about to release new cameras. Canon? Sony? Ask yourself how much are you willing to lose when in another couple years you were to try to sell L-mount cameras and lenses. Chances are their value will drop quickly. But hey, if you have an unlimited budget...go for it!
     
  4. Like
    ajay got a reaction from webrunner5 in Panasonic FF L-mount Cine camera coming   
    I'm hesitant to buy into the new L-mount system and here's why:
    Panasonic should be selling all their L-mount cameras at nearly cost (which they are not) otherwise they will never obtain a high enough market-share to make this new line go anywhere. They need to get an-ever-shrinking customer base to buy into their system. Putting out a cinema mirrorless FF camera sounds great, but they very easily could end up being a dinosaur in just a few years time. The reason why Panasonic became so popular with independent filmmakers was the price of their M43 system.  Most of whom can afford to spend hundreds of dollars on equipment, not thousands. Who will be buying a 4k to 5k or more camera? Most can't afford it. By the time you buy lenses and rigs, you will be needing at least 10k to outift this new camera. I certainly wouldn't buy into this system until things shake out over the next 12 months or so. Too many other players about to release new cameras. Canon? Sony? Ask yourself how much are you willing to lose when in another couple years you were to try to sell L-mount cameras and lenses. Chances are their value will drop quickly. But hey, if you have an unlimited budget...go for it!
     
  5. Like
    ajay got a reaction from webrunner5 in Two EOS R's at a top ranked college basketball game   
    I've been using the A9   + MC11 + Canon 600mm II f/4 lens for birding. Great combo. Video isn't too bad on the A9 considering they don't give you SLOG and 60p 4k. I would never consider the EOS R for anything sports or wildlife. Canon is about two years behind Sony.
     
  6. Like
    ajay reacted to seattledv in Olympus E-M1X - is it worth $3000?   
    I really wanted to like this camera... but there are so many other choices at lower price points with arguably as good or better overall features that I can’t justify buying one. It’s hard for me to envision anyone switching brands for this camera or adding one to their existing kit for an additional feature set.  Even for die-hard Oly fans the EM1-mk2 seems like a much better value as a “Pro” camera and for casual use the EM-10mk3 can’t be beat. Not sure who will really buy the EM-1X for $3k. Seems like a real missed opportunity for Olympus to increase their market share.
  7. Like
    ajay reacted to etidona in Olympus E-M1X - is it worth $3000?   
    I was a fan of this camera based on rumors. Then comes out Af is not that great, EVS is not that great, and electronic ND is not really a ND. Well, handled hires is still a thing but not for that price. Sorry Oly, I really wanted to love you.
  8. Like
    ajay got a reaction from frontfocus in Olympus EM1-X Rumor   
    It appears the ND filter is kind of a "gimmick" and only available with stills. It appears to take multiple images in order to create a shot that appears to have an ND? I assume a dreamy looking waterfall for example? This is a huge bummer in my book. I would love to see a mirrorless camera that has a real ND filter.
     
  9. Like
    ajay got a reaction from lucabutera in First test of Magic Lantern on the Canon EOS R by EOSHD and A1ex   
    I wonder however if the read-speed of the sensor is baked in. If so, you will never get rid of the severe rolling shutter.
  10. Like
    ajay got a reaction from thebrothersthre3 in I WILL be getting a Fuji X-T3!   
    I had the 1DXM2 and GH5S correct but had the X-T3 and C200 switched. The 1DXM2 (which I once owned) always crushed the blacks and shows in this sample video. I was happy to know that I had the X-T3 and C200 switched considering that I am so close to buying the X-T3!
    Thanks!
     
  11. Like
    ajay reacted to A_Urquhart in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Ive never heard a good DP complain that the Red Epic, Red Helium, Arri Alexa, Sony F55 are not full frame. I've put the Metabones XL speedbooster on my pocket4K  and super happy with the look.
    Andrew, it seems that the whole BMD Manchester incident still has a bitter taste in your mouth. You are looking for any excuse to hate this camera in the same way that most heavy forum users look for excuses to hate on any camera and use a cameras lack of features as excuses as to why they are on forums rather than out shooting nice images. Sorry, I know that view is going to make me unpopular on a forum but I think it's kinda on the mark. 
    Is the Pocket4K for everyone? No. The camera isn't a white unicorn....it isn't the perfect camera for everyone. No camera is.
    If you just want to shoot bare bones, in the hand video with no light, get an A7III. If you want to VLOG, get a camera with a flippy screen (although interestingly, I know a few vloggers that use Red Helium as a vlogging camera!). It really depends on what your priorities are. 
    The Pocket4k is a solid little camera. Sure I wish the battery lasted longer than an hour and I wish the screen was easier to see in bright sun but having used Sony A7 series, Panasonic GH series and the Fuji X-T2 all as B cams, would I chose to shoot with one of those over the Pocket4K? No chance! I still need to add external monitors to those small hybrid cameras anyway and their battery life is barely any better ( apart from GH series) ........but the Pocket4k image creams them! 
  12. Like
    ajay got a reaction from Papiskokuji in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Congratulations! Yes, I too am very curious about the DR and how it compares to the GH5S and Sony's A7III. It's not going to be as good as 15 stops, but a true 13 stop DR would be welcome with good highlight roll-off. Looking forward to your tests.
     
  13. Like
    ajay got a reaction from kaylee in Photokina 2018 Part 1: Panasonic S1 and S1R full frame 4K/60p and Fujifilm GFX 100MP 4K Medium Format. WOW!   
    Andrew...See if you can find out why they have gone to a triaxial moveable screen and not a full articulating screen. This seems really bizarre. Seems others like Fuji who had the fully articulating screen went to some flippy thing too. WHY? Is it acting as some form of heat sync or something? I really like the fully articulating screens but can't understand why all new cameras don't come with this feature, especially when older models had this feature. Very frustrating.
  14. Like
    ajay got a reaction from RWR in Photokina 2018 Part 1: Panasonic S1 and S1R full frame 4K/60p and Fujifilm GFX 100MP 4K Medium Format. WOW!   
    Andrew...See if you can find out why they have gone to a triaxial moveable screen and not a full articulating screen. This seems really bizarre. Seems others like Fuji who had the fully articulating screen went to some flippy thing too. WHY? Is it acting as some form of heat sync or something? I really like the fully articulating screens but can't understand why all new cameras don't come with this feature, especially when older models had this feature. Very frustrating.
  15. Like
    ajay got a reaction from Geoff CB in Photokina 2018 Part 1: Panasonic S1 and S1R full frame 4K/60p and Fujifilm GFX 100MP 4K Medium Format. WOW!   
    Andrew...See if you can find out why they have gone to a triaxial moveable screen and not a full articulating screen. This seems really bizarre. Seems others like Fuji who had the fully articulating screen went to some flippy thing too. WHY? Is it acting as some form of heat sync or something? I really like the fully articulating screens but can't understand why all new cameras don't come with this feature, especially when older models had this feature. Very frustrating.
  16. Like
    ajay got a reaction from leeys in Photokina 2018 Part 1: Panasonic S1 and S1R full frame 4K/60p and Fujifilm GFX 100MP 4K Medium Format. WOW!   
    Andrew...See if you can find out why they have gone to a triaxial moveable screen and not a full articulating screen. This seems really bizarre. Seems others like Fuji who had the fully articulating screen went to some flippy thing too. WHY? Is it acting as some form of heat sync or something? I really like the fully articulating screens but can't understand why all new cameras don't come with this feature, especially when older models had this feature. Very frustrating.
  17. Like
    ajay got a reaction from Emanuel in This GH5 test - wow. Why bother with Pocket 4K?!   
    My only complaint with the GH5/GH5S has to do with highlight roll-off. With that stated, if you can keep your highlights controlled by not over exposing or blur the hell out of them if in a background, the GH5/GH5S is certainly a winner.
     
  18. Like
    ajay got a reaction from noplz in EOS R official video specs discussion   
    Don't forget that Nikon doesn't have a cinema line of cameras to protect. I bet no 10-bit anything.
  19. Like
    ajay got a reaction from OliKMIA in EOS R official video specs discussion   
    Maybe when their sales figures suffer they will add C-Log for $100.
  20. Like
    ajay got a reaction from webrunner5 in EOS R official video specs discussion   
    Don't forget that Nikon doesn't have a cinema line of cameras to protect. I bet no 10-bit anything.
  21. Like
    ajay got a reaction from CaptainHook in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Captain Hook: "Thank you" for the video releases. It's nice to see some footage from the camera and based on the samples, DR appears to excellent for a camera in this price range .
  22. Like
    ajay got a reaction from jbCinC_12 in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Captain Hook: "Thank you" for the video releases. It's nice to see some footage from the camera and based on the samples, DR appears to excellent for a camera in this price range .
  23. Like
    ajay got a reaction from webrunner5 in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    I have one on order, but have been telling myself not to expect it until 2019. If I get it earlier, yahoo! I also predicted that this thread would grow to over 100 pages before any sample video would be seen. Now I think it might be 200.
    It would be nice if someone from BM would give us an update. Give us some real numbers of when we'll see some sample footage and give us a legit timeframe as to when they will start to ship. It's the least they could do for their customer base.
    Where are you BM?
  24. Like
    ajay got a reaction from Turboguard in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    I have one on order, but have been telling myself not to expect it until 2019. If I get it earlier, yahoo! I also predicted that this thread would grow to over 100 pages before any sample video would be seen. Now I think it might be 200.
    It would be nice if someone from BM would give us an update. Give us some real numbers of when we'll see some sample footage and give us a legit timeframe as to when they will start to ship. It's the least they could do for their customer base.
    Where are you BM?
  25. Like
    ajay got a reaction from mercer in GH5 for Photography?   
    Another thought if you decide to go the M43 route...Don't overlook the G9. I find the autofocus and IBIS better than the GH5. Yes, you give up VLOG-L but it has excellent color science and it still has 60p 4k. CineD ain't bad as an alternative to VLOG-L. You also have to like the lens selection with M43 compared to Fuji.
    With this said, I still struggle whether to hang on to M43 or go completely Sony. (Have the A7III at present.) I'm waiting to see the BlackMagic 4k Pocket as well as the A7SIII.
    If you can rent the bodies first, you might be better off. Ergonomics and ease-of-use should be taken into consideration too.
    But...it's hard to stay away from full-frame bodies. The 5D Mark III is still a great camera. Had one a few years ago.
     
     
×
×
  • Create New...