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  1. And yet there are one-man bands that shoot talking heads and commercial work with Red handheld without half of those add-ons and their work looks spectacular. To each his own.
  2. Sorry kye, that’s not how I understood your comments, and you are a pretty articulate man. But what I wonder about is how you come up with how AF suddenly doesn’t matter to you anymore. Don’t mean to put you on the spot: just curious what changed your mind about autofocus.
  3. jonpais

    GH5S or X-T3?

    Could you share a file of the X-T3 at ISO 12,800 w/o using Neat video so we can have an idea of what your baseline is? Thanks much!
  4. i don't doubt for a moment that Castorp is telling the truth: but even the almighty B&H can't guarantee when a camera will be available.
  5. If you haven't already placed your order, you won't even get Mark I for another year.
  6. @kye So which camera will you be taking with you to India?
  7. I also believe most potential buyers are comparing to mirrorless offerings from Sony, Panasonic, Fuji, Nikon and Canon. And if the image quality is as good as Arri, so much the better! ?
  8. I think Caleb makes a six-figure income.
  9. @kye I guess I should clarify I’m not taking a piss on the Pocket - and in no way, shape or form would I claim the a7 III has nicer color or a better codec than the P4K. I still think both you and I are waiting to see how this whole thing plays out before plunking more money down.
  10. But why bother with a V-mount when in a couple years, every hybrid on the market will shoot 2 hours or more on a single battery? And FF 8K is the next revolution after HDR for sure. I’m not being argumentative - I’m just stating where I see the industry headed. edit: I’m not saying the Pocket is a bad camera, far from it -and I’m liking the images I’m seeing from it.
  11. I watched that video last night in fact, and it was pretty good. But I continue to stick to my position above. Just months after the release of the a7 III, suddenly the entire industry is into FF mirrorless. I predict the next step will be RAW. And both you and I prefer long battery life (one of the issues with the Red), IBIS and AF - or am I wrong?
  12. And since the a7 III, most of my lenses - the 16-35mm f/2.8, 35mm f/1.4, 55mm f/1.8, 85mm f/1.8 and soon the 24mm f/1.4 - will all balance marvelously with the cheapest and lightest gimbals on the market today; as there are hundreds of native E mount photography and cinema lenses, from SLR Magic and Rokinon to Fujinon and Zeiss primes, there’s no need for adapters; I can shoot for over an hour without overheating; battery life is excellent; IBIS helps rid footage of shakiness; and low light performance is nothing short of outstanding. The first mirrorless manufacturer to come out with a hybrid that shoots RAW or ProRes is going to give BMD a serious run for their money. I’m betting on Panasonic, Fuji or Sony. Canon, Sony, Panasonic and the rest have already partnered with Atomos; every mirrorless camera will soon either record 10-bit 4:2:2 internally or to an external recorder; and the next logical step will be RAW.
  13. One technique I’ve used, especially when shooting with the GH5 and pointing the camera at a subject for as long as minutes at a time, is to intentionally sway the camera a bit from side to side. The reason being, if I try holding the camera too steady for long periods of time, my arms would fatigue and I’d introduce jitter into the shot, no matter how good the IBIS. And a little side to side camera movement is more interesting to watch than a completely static shot anyhow. And lo and behold, I was just watching an easyrig tutorial where the photographer recommends doing just that.
  14. New firmware update for a7r III and a7 III ver.2.00 A7III an A7rIII: Benefits and Improvements from the latest update Support of “SEL400F28GM”and “SEL24F14GM” Optimization of the optical image stabilization performance, and addition of a new image stabilization mode of the lens (Mode 3)(Only “SEL400F28GM”). Addition of a Function Ring(Lens) to the menu. Note: For the SEL400F28GM lens, the APS-C S35/Full Frame Sel. setting is assignable to the Function Ring in addition to Power Focus. Addition of [Aperture Drive in AF] setting in the menu. *Using the lens “SEL400F28GM” or “SEL24F14GM”, when [Silent priority] is selected, the sound emitted by the aperture drive will be reduced. This is useful in shooting conditions where camera noise should be kept to a minimum. Note that Auto Focus may become slower when [Silent priority] is selected. New features: [AF Track Sens] can be assigned to a custom key. When used with the LA-EA3 mount adaptor [link to product page], all focus areas are supported. Note : Focus Area options added : Zone, Expand Flexible Spot, and Lock-on AF. Bracket shooting is available during silent shooting when [File Format] is set to [RAW] or [RAW & JPEG] and [RAW File Type] is set to [Uncompressed]. Other improvements: Improvement of the performance and the overall stability of the camera. Better reproduction of the gradation of RAW pictures. Note: Imaging Edge software needs to be updated to benefit from the improvement in the RAW processing. When shooting with a flash in an environment with flickering light sources, the stability of the exposure is improved. Improvement of managing continuously shot images as a group. source
  15. jonpais

    GH5S or X-T3?

    The 90mm is optically superior but Fuji set themselves a greater challenge with the 16mm.
  16. Here are their exact words: We were surprised to find that the Nikon Z7’s shaker itself does not move very much compared to Sony and others. Despite this, Nikon still claims a CIPA image stabilization rating of 5-stops, where the A7R III claims 5.5.
  17. Sony’s game is to get photographers to upgrade to a $10,000 cinema camera from an entry level MILC?
  18. Same as I do with the a7 III.
  19. What you do is your own business, but the meaning of my comment was crystal clear - that Andrew should not stop vlogging.
  20. What the heck? Titanium cage ($10,000) Gold plated HDMI clamp ($750) Brazilian leather EVF cup ($5,000) ?
  21. Right. Immediately after the senate hearings with Equifax, the taxpayers’ representatives promptly passed a law making it impossible to sue.
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