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Ivar Kristjan Ivarsson

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  1. Don't know about AGC(from the description on wikipedia sounds like it works like a compressor) on the a7s but I think there is a limiter when sending audio through the mini jack port.

    I have started ditching my Zoom h6 on shoots for faster set-up and just use my Art Pre 2 channel preamp straight to camera. Works for what I'm doing, clean and noiseless.


  2. Can someone suggest a lens with great, attractive flaring? Modern lenses flare in a way that looks awful. I need to let my inner JJ Abrams loose ;)

    ​I bought the Tokina 28-85 RMC FD mount, used on ebay. This lens flares beautifully and is low contrast. Highlights are creamy and beautiful. Don't have any nice pics that show the flaring, sorry. When I get more time to shot I will snap some nice excamples. These 2 pics show the highlight creaminess(for lack of a better word). Sorry about the focusing, did not nail it here. But this lens is also soft wide open f4(which is good, imho.



  3. ​I have no issues with the A7s layout. Mine is permanently in a Movcam cage (best accessory ever). I never shoot video with it unless it's on my rig (18" 15mm rods, Wooden Camera hand held grips and an F&V monitor mounted on the cross bar with a counterweight in the back). It balances perfectly for hand held as well as on sticks. I use it for work and play. Sure this rig might seem a bit much for many here. But as someone who shoots Arri's all week long, it's a welcome relief. On occasion when I'm fooling around I'll shoot it "naked" (cage / top handle only) and just use the camera's EVF / Monitor. The results are fine but not reliable enough for paid work (meaning my focus isn't as good with the camera's EVF/monitor). Andrew on the other hand probably has younger eyes than mine and seems to work this mode fine. 
    If you're one of those rig less shooters let me suggest using a cage such as Tilta's. The wooden handle will definitely improve the ergonomics immeasurably. I only wish it was around before I bought my movcam.

    ​I agree. I am also a rig user so the small size of the a7s is actually a plus for me. The menu system is not that horrible imho after you get the hang of it. When on the rig I find it not hard to hit the rec button but I have small slender fingers.

    When photo shooting I use the battery grip. Yes I agree that the NX1 feels slightly better in hand and the battery grip for that is better build but the A7s is not bothering me at all.

    I am getting lovely results with Slog and Filmconvert pro 2(love the new options).

    Personally I am very happy with the images coming from the A7s.

    Just my 2 cents. :)

    P.S. Off topic: I bought my A7s from the official Sony retailer here in Iceland. From what I have read, I thought the A7s was PAL/NTSC locked. But I can change to either without the warning message I have read about others getting. 

  4. I really need to get my hands on one. 

    I need a lightweight camera for my trip to Iceland in March and, on paper, this ticks some serious boxed. As you can imagine though, Iceland can be unforgiving in terms of lighting (sun on ice against lava black rock, for example)... Which is why I am obsessing over the DR.

    I'll be taking the BMPCC too, so I guess DR is covered on some shots.

    As it stands, the decision is between the NX1, 1DC, A7s or possibly a BMPC(4K) 

    Decisions, decisions.

    ​If you are in Reykjavik send me a message. Happy to assist a fellow EOSHD forumist. :)

  5. With Sony you never know, they breed like rabbits but in the end you can't wait forever, if you are planning to get the a7s tomorrow and it does what you expect from it just start using it and don't visit the internet anymore so you won't be disappointed if the a7sII is announced in 2 days.

    ​Not vist the internet anymore?.......that's....that's not possible. :lol:


  6. How sure are you guys that A7s II will come out this year? I very likely will get the call tomorrow to come pick up and pay for the A7s. I don't want to buy the camera just to come home and read about the newly released A7s II.

    That would suck galactic ballz. LoL ;)

  7. Looks like 2015 will be good for video. 


    The E-M5 will have 24p, 60p, 77mbps bit rate and we just got this FT5 rumor by M43 rumors : 

    "Some em5 mkii info not yet shared. Big upgrade to image stabilisation especially in video mode – takin it to the next level. Nothing else like it."

    Also, according to Canon Rumors, the 5D mark IV (coming after the 5DS this year) will be video oriented replacing the 1DC , with 4K. 

    We will also get the A7S II with internal 4K and IBIS. 

    What else do we need ? :) 

    ​Sources please.

  8. I say go for the gini rig if you want durability and customization. It's a great starting base. You will find out what you need to add to the rig to your liking and as cinegain says it's easily customizable with other 15mm rod based accessory's. I have had mine for 2 years, one series all shot on a small boat at sea(small rust in screws cause of salt but no biggie, very easy to replace) travelled with it alot. Never failed me, solid. I like that :) 

    Used it with 5D, Gh2, C100 and C300.

  9. I am using a Canon 600D. I don't necessarily understand the crop factor, but isnt it essentially a 50mm lens will look like 85 on a crop sensor and a normal 50 on a full? Correct me if im wrong

    ​Yes. Canon 600D is APS-C, which has a cropfactor of 1.6. Therefore 50mm x 1,6 = 80mm field of view. 

    For a cinematic look you probably want a fast lens, 2.8 at least.

    I would recommend this one: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/967344-REG/sigma_18_35mm_f1_8_dc_hsm.html for example...many others also, depends on budget and what features you want.

  10. That depends on a lot of variables. What kind of camera are you going to shoot on? Is it fullframe? APS-C? M4/3? I shot a short that was selected for some festival's a few years back with one 35mm lens. We had no money.  The Canon 5D i shot with, with the 35 Zeiss was loaned from a friend.

    I think you would be hard pressed to get nice wide shots in small spaces with a 50mm.

  11. ​I own this one. I like it a lot, well made, strong. It's a bit heavy since everything is metal no plastic. Did not like the shoulder pad however. I got this one instead and I love it: http://www.shapewlb.com/en/product/products/accessories/shoulder-pad/adjustable-composite-shoulder-pad_53.aspx?id_page_parent=132 with the counterweight: http://www.shapewlb.com/en/product/products/accessories/shoulder-pad/counter-weight_55.aspx?id_page_parent=132 

    With my other accessory's I have perfect balance on my shoulder, I can let go of the camera and it stays.

    But yeah, I can recommend the gini rig :)

  12. ​That's so funny Ivar, I know you sent you're NX1 back, so did I.. and we are looking at the same footage from the A7s, I also like a lot what he does. Did you already decide?

    :lol: that is funny.

    ​Yes I have. The A7s has arrived but not the lens(Sony FE 24-70 f4). Will get it around the end of this month. The NX1 just was not for me, I guess it was an impulse buy. I have been thinking/reading/looking at footage about/shot with the A7s for some time. I had a small hope that the NX1 would fulfill my needs cause the price on that camera is so sexy.

    But it makes more sense for me to go the Sony path. Cause there is another cam on the market with a sexy price: Sony Fs7. And I can get good support from Sony rep's here(Iceland). And those two make a very sexy combo(I think! Have not shot with these cam's yet)



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