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    Fuji X-T4

    Yes, some adapt MFT to S35 E Mount for instance.
  2. Totally wild 100% guessing here, but doesn't the studio version do that?
  3. The Z Cam version of the BMPCC4K is two grand. The E2C which is sub $1K is kinda like if the GH4 sensor was put into the E2 body, so you get all the goodness and power of the E2 ecosystem but then "held back" by the GH4 sensor (while the full E2 for $2K has the GH5S/BMPCC4K sensor in it).
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    Fuji X-T4

    And for people who adapt manual MFT lenses?
  5. IronFilm

    Fuji X-T4

    A camera doesn't have to be equally good at both stills and video to be a "hybrid" There is for instance the Nikon D750 which was an amazing stills camera, and while the video side was "good", it wasn't anywhere near at the same level. Likewise the Panasonic S1H has amazing video capabilities as "the best in the world" for a hybrid camera, its stills performance is "good" but isn't at #1 however.
  6. Don't buy a S1 then, buy 2x secondhand GH5 instead. As it sounds like you don't have the budget for a new S1. And the GH5 is still one of the best there is. Spend a hundred bucks more and get the Panasonic G85 instead.
  7. They've got a lengthy discussion of this over on reduser, and my first comment was exactly what you said! Should have included the S1H and Z6, the best two hybrid mirrorless FF cameras today for filmmaking
  8. If you're looking to it just to do slow motion on the cheap then check out the RX10 as well, from memory it does slow motion bursts for twice as long as the RX100 version does
  9. I wonder how many fewer cameras Canon would have sold to filmmakers if not for MagicLantern? Half?
  10. Smart man! Haha, that analogy is hilarious! I like it Anyway, you're right those changes would make the BMPCC4K/6K better for working on film sets. However you forgot there are many many people who are buying Pockets for casual shooting or youtube etc They're not rigging it up and working with crews. The DSLR-ish form factor of the Pocket works better for them than an Arri Mini / RED "box". And then you've got "film sets" which barely justify the name, small indie stuff with just a few people. The kind of shoots which were using a 5D/60D/etc before BMD came along. Same there, maaaybe they'll add an external monitor and an external battery. The DSLR-ish form factor works for them.
  11. Out of curiosity, I quickly looked up Nikon / Panasonic / Fujifilm / Olympus, they're all around 3 or 3.5 stars as well.
  12. I assume the G85 is the better one? A good example of how "full frame is better" is not always automatically true. MFT is better than people give it credit for.
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    Carl Zeiss ?

    I remember when the first ever Samsung Galaxy Note was released and it seemed HUGE! Now that screen size (5.3") is "normal", or even smaller than normal! Then again, my smartphone back then was 3.5"
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    Canon EOS R6

    Only until the S1 mk2 / Z6 mk2 gets released a few months later....
  15. IronFilm

    Canon EOS R6

    Won't happen while the RED lawyers are alive
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    Carl Zeiss ?

    Undoubtedly will happen in our life times. (if a truck doesn't run me over during my next training ride, sooo.... 50/50 chance I'll see an 8K smartphone)
  17. Or just any slow motion beyond options beyond 60fps, even if just 96fps like in the old GH4 Internal 10bit and slow motion is probably the two biggest factors which could tempt me away from the G85. (which the G9 has both of! 4K 10bit 422 internal, or FHD 180fps 8bit)
  18. Sadly the G85 isn't quite that cheap yet, seems to be hovering just under or around US$400 on ebay. I'd have to be lucky/fast to snap one up for anything cheaper than high three hundreds. Keep on debating if I should just go for buying the G85 at around that current pricing, or wait even longer for it to be even cheaper? Don't think there are any events on the near horizon which should lead to a significant price drop of the G85 on eBay. The G95 was a flop, so didn't drastically impact used G85 prices. A "G95mk2" won't happen any time soon. The G9 has been out for ages and ages, so any impact that made on G85 prices has long ago flowed through. Perhaps if the GH6 release is soon and revolutionary, and at a very low price such as US$1.2K RRP then that could force GH5 eBay prices down so low that applies pressure onto G85 prices to fall as well. But I doubt this. My gut guess is that the GH6 isn't until at least late 2020, and that the GH6 will be priced over $2K. Thus won't have any impact on G85 prices. Could a camera release from another brand apply that pricing pressure to the secondhand Panasonic G85, the Fujifilm X-T200, Nikon Z30, Sony a6200, etc??? I do not think so. What major events might impact pricing? Black Friday Sales are a long way away from happening. NAB is soon ish but a different market niche and won't impact the G85's value. Coronavirus might only have a (small?) impact on prices going up (not down!), if it leads to a general slow down / inflation of products in the camera industry. I could instead move up and get a Panasonic G9 for roughly twice as much, or a Panasonic GH5 for a couple of hundred dollars more, or a Nikon Z6 for only a couple of hundred dollars more than that, but now we're only five hundred bucks away from a secondhand Sony PXW-FS5? Might as well get a proper cinema camera instead of fluffing around with mirrorless! But hmmm..... a secondhand FS7 isn't really that much more than a FS5, and a FS7 is so much more powerful and valuable to own instead. Yup, here I am right back to considering an FS7 again. OOPS! Is a very slippery slope! Where does the madness stop?? Should just get that damn Panasonic G85 asap instead, as there simply isn't a better bang for buck hybrid camera on eBay. And that won't change in the foreseeable future.
  19. I do believe that Sony is "protecting" their cinema camera range by crippling the features/specs in their a7 / a6x00 range. But also, the fact *ALL* (even their mk3 models, which was meant to "fix" that) of their mirrorless models overheat makes me think that they're not just protecting their cinema cameras, but that Sony has hit genuine technical issues with their mirrorless models which holds them back. I rarely work with an a7 series camera (think there was only one web series I did last year? They were shooting multi camera and couldn't afford more than one FS7 at a time. Oh, plus a second time I just remembered! A low budget corporate shoot, that was again multicam) as usually if they can afford a sound recordist then they're shooting with the likes of a FS7 or better. But I can see via social media there are heaps and heaps of young film grads / wedding videographers / etc who are choosing mirrorless. There definitely are sales being stolen away.
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    Fuji X-T4

    That's why I said GHx and SxH cameras. If you care about photography so much that a moderate hit in quality in extreme conditions bother you then buy a Panasonic G9 / S1R instead
  21. IronFilm

    Fuji X-T4

    Sometimes I feel photography sites should never review cinema cameras. As they always will screw it up. Guaranteed
  22. If you're seeking DR above all else then you'll hit major other compromises. Why not just buy a Sony PMW-F3 instead? The Panasonic G85 gives you the best all over experience
  23. Let's face it folks, the a7S mk3 is NEVER coming out!
  24. I believe from 20mm-ish the Sigma 18-35mm "covers" full frame somewhat with a slight crop (but the corners won't be great), or from 25mm ish without any crop. But you might as well buy the full frame Sigma 24-35mm f2 lens instead!!
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