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  1. New Panasonic G9 - multiaspect sensor?

    My own theory is that it would require millions of dollars and no less than six months to a year to evaluate and come up with algorithms for each and every lens in Panasonic’s lineup in order to debut a reliable PDAF system, resources they judged, rightly or wrongly, would be better spent refining features like anamorphic mode and coming up with codecs such as internal 10-bit ALL-I 400Mbps. Did their bet pay off? I think the answer is an unqualified yes. As @Cinegain rightly says, gambling on just a single feature in this marketplace would be foolhardy. I think Panasonic has hit just about all the right notes. edit: these remarks obviously pertain to the GH5, not the G9
  2. Atlas Orion Series

    I got in touch directly with Dan Kanes, and he responded immediately. This is what he has to say: No one here is claiming we make the cylinders in the USA. We have our own factory in Asia, everything we make is designed by us and built from the ground up. Not sure what else I can tell you except that we are the real deal, and we don’t play around - part of our team are Academy award winners in the field of optics, and most of us are self taught with the benefit of having great masters in the fields we undertake as mentors. Before spreading rumors, I suggest you take your concerns directly to Atlas. I’m sure they’d be more than happy to candidly answer your questions.
  3. @ssrdd cool down, buddy. It certainly sounds like you have a grudge against Panasonic to me. Your comments about firing Panasonic employees, snidely asking when GH5 firmware v3 is coming out and insisting that Alexa is the only way to go for quality make you sound childish and naive, not professional at all. And to claim Panasonic is withholding 70% of their tech (or whatever - impossible to understand your baseless and unverifiable bs) is utter nonsense. Cut it out now.
  4. Atlas Orion Series

    @Julien416 I’ve certainly got a lot to learn about anamorphic lenses. However, you are the one who labeled the rumors a ‘conspiracy theory’. This isn’t a rumours site, for that I look elsewhere. In your first post, you repeat an as yet unverified claim that these are nothing more than rehoused lenses. A Google search reveals but one anonymous person making one comment in a thread at reduser. And that person seemed satisfied with Atlas’s response. He does not appear to be a troll, since he did not follow up with more questions. In fact, it doesn’t even qualify as a rumor, since the commenter never accused Atlas of rehousing lenses and passing them off as their own. He was merely asking a question. Do you have a screen shot of this deleted thread you refer to over at reduser? And while it may be as you say, a ‘noble’ act to rehouse lenses, what you are essentially doing is indirectly accusing Atlas of deception, based on scant evidence - similar lens flaring. Redusers aren’t all naive - and I bet one or two of their members have experience with anamorphics. Why didn’t anyone else in the thread press Atlas for more details? How is it that Atlas attended so many trade shows and took part in dozens of interviews with industry professionals, and was able to dupe them all? It really seems to me like you are the only one here spreading rumors.
  5. HDR on Youtube - next big thing? Requirements?

    Thanks @Jonesy Jones. I really wanted to sum the video up myself for those that don’t have the time to watch/listen to the entire video, but ran out of steam after writing about reference monitors. @Vesku So @sam must be right about turning off Maxfall, that could very well be what Alister Chapman was referring to when talking about the different curves manufacturers apply to make their sets shine. (?) You’re a Canon shooter yourself, aren’t you sam?
  6. Am I An Idiot??? (Going From D750 to a6500...)

    I’ll have to watch it in the morning. It’s already 3:00 AM here. ha
  7. HDR on Youtube - next big thing? Requirements?

    @UncleBobsPhotography Good to know.
  8. Atlas Orion Series

    @Julien416 I did a Google search, and I see one newbie with two posts on Reduser ask if the Orions are just rehoused Recilux + Cinelux lenses. Atlas responds that rehousing all those lenses on that scale would be pretty impractical. Do you have any other evidence? Do you know who started the deleted thread at Reduser? Do you have any idea why the moderators deleted it? Because those are serious allegations. Atlas says they’ll be making a 32, 50 and 80mm after the first three focal lengths are released.
  9. Am I An Idiot??? (Going From D750 to a6500...)

    I’m guessing the vast majority of viewers watch my YouTube videos on either a Samsung or an Apple smartphone. They spend an average of 1.07 minutes watching one video. 94% of my viewers are male. Videos embedded in external websites or apps account for 6.5% of total views. If I weren’t just shooting for my own enjoyment, I really believe shooting on my iPhone would be good enough for most people. Anyways, @Mark Romero 2, just buy the Sony already! If you don’t, I will! 😂
  10. Am I An Idiot??? (Going From D750 to a6500...)

    Thanks, @mercer, maybe I will. My experience living in Vietnam has been the same - 90% of pros and enthusiasts here shoot with either Sony or Canon, and hardly a soul cares about micro 4/3 at all.
  11. Am I An Idiot??? (Going From D750 to a6500...)

    @mercer Well, if you ever get the chance to... I was skeptical myself when @Vesku used to talk about watching on a large screen, and I think Ken Ross also mentioned it: but I had a 40” HD TV sitting in my apartment for years and never watched it. Since getting the LG however - it’s like you’ve never seen your work before - the picture doesn’t fall apart at all, on the contrary, to use a cliched phrase, it’s like a veil is lifted. My attitude now is, forget a new camera body, invest in a decent display, because what’s the point of having a great sensor if you’re restricted to watching your clips on a tiny laptop? A phenomenal set can be had for little more than the price of an a6500 and kit lens, I’m sure. Anyhow, something to think about. There’ve been countless pages here devoted to gear, that’s what this site is about - but very little attention has been paid to how we actually view the content once we’ve finished a project.
  12. Am I An Idiot??? (Going From D750 to a6500...)

    @mercer Glenn, have you ever viewed your footage on a 55” television?
  13. Atlas Orion Series

    Sorry if this has been posted before - I did a quick search and couldn't find anything. Daniel Peters mentioned the Orions in a video he just posted about the SLR Magic, I had one look at their website and was wowed. Three focal lengths - 40mm, 65mm, 100mm, all T2 - should be available the first quarter of 2018, with three more focal lengths to follow.
  14. Swapping the FS5 for a........ GH5?

    The Atlas Orion anamorphics are the first modern ones I've seen that appeal to me at all, and by that, I mean they blow me away. Like you said, not 100% unobtainable, but would definitely require a lot of mulling over. The sample footage over at their website is pretty darn impressive. But it's not only their price that's ginormous - these are hefty lenses with a weight of up to around six pounds and an outer diameter of 110mm. They make my Veydras look like freaking lens caps!
  15. Am I An Idiot??? (Going From D750 to a6500...)

    @mercer My very first digital camera was a Canon S90. I loved it.