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    IronFilm reacted to eatstoomuchjam in Canon EOS R1 screen size and what should be done about it   
    But great news if you want a big built-in screen and minimal physical buttons...   the camera already exists and is fairly affordable, especially when on sale.
     
    https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/blackmagicpocketcinemacamera
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    IronFilm reacted to eatstoomuchjam in Canon EOS R1 screen size and what should be done about it   
    Cost and power consumption are definitely concerns.  Losing physical buttons and the dial is also not taking a step forward IMO. 
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    IronFilm reacted to Davide DB in Panasonic GH7   
    @zlfan trying not to hijack the R5II thread...
     
     
    The final short film
     
     
     
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    IronFilm reacted to ntblowz in Sony ZV-E10 Mk2 Announced   
    My used FX30 is only slightly more expensive than brand new ZV-E10 II..
    Used A6700 can be had for cheaper than ZV-E10 II in my country.
    But they are for different market like you said, for me I defeinitely prefer used A6700 for best bang for the bucks, it got mechanical shutter and AI stuff which E10II lacks.
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    IronFilm reacted to MrSMW in Lumix and...Sony?   
    Well that went tits up...
    First the fact that 26mp medium raw is not compatible with any current batch editing software which meant shooting everything at 61mp which was not the plan.
    Then the thing keeps locking up. Or rather not switching on at random times forcing battery out, battery in, which is hardly ideal at key moments. It has happened now 2-3 times on each of the 3 shoots I have used it on. Not good enough.
    Plus it just is not as good in low light as the Nikon Zf/Z6II or any of my 24mp Lumix cameras. It just isn't.
    So I'm returning it and selling everything Nikon and Tamron.
    For what?
    My trusty fave camera of all time, my S1H which has a ridiculous trade in value of around €700.
    OK, I need to buy a couple of lenses and I have to compromise on my stills camera set up going back to between 2.5/3kg in my hand, but it also puts €6k+ back into my account.
    Lesson learned. L Mount is just the best system for me so I need to stop dicking about with any and everything else.
    Samyang 35-150mm f2/2.8 arriving next week in time for my next shoot and Sigma 28-45mm f1.8 on preorder for my indoor and low light lens.
    Oh well, I tried.
    S9 arrives tomorrow and was going to replace one of the S5II's which in turn replaced the S1H which was going to be sold, but it's simply a case of repurpose the S1H back into being a stills camera, a role it has fulfilled before superbly. And will once again.
    Maybe an S2R or S2H next year, but for the rest of this one, probably not.
    S5II x2 in a static role for video + S9 run & gun + S1H stills. Done. For now...
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    IronFilm got a reaction from Emanuel in In-Line Preamp to struggle with poor quality preamps   
    I'll send them some angrily worded emails telling them off! 😉
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    IronFilm got a reaction from eatstoomuchjam in In-Line Preamp to struggle with poor quality preamps   
    I'll send them some angrily worded emails telling them off! 😉
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    IronFilm reacted to Emanuel in L Mount 50mm lens announced priced at only US$170   
    Yes, and they are much distinct pieces of glass despite their same focal length:
     
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    IronFilm got a reaction from sanveer in L Mount 50mm lens announced priced at only US$170   
    Every system needs a cheap nifty fifty! Either for the beginner starting out, or even just as a back up lens for someone more established. 
    That was one of the issues with L Mount, their lenses are too high priced. But now one of those pieces of the jigsaw has been solved:
    The Meike 50mm F1.8 Full Frame Auto Focus L-mount Lens (already available in Z Mount and E Mount)

    https://meikeglobal.com/products/50mm-f1-8-auto-focus-lens-for-portrait-photography
     
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    IronFilm got a reaction from Juank in Lumix and...Sony?   
    That's a pity you didn't put in a little extra effort to look further. There is one listed right now for only US$12K: https://www.ebay.com/itm/175568291816 
    You missed out on a bargain! 
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    IronFilm reacted to bjohn in In-Line Preamp to struggle with poor quality preamps   
    It's very expensive, but the Sonosax M2D2 is a small, extremely high-quality preamp that has two mini-XLR inputs. It outputs line-level stereo analog to a camera; it also outputs a digital signal via USB or AES. It has some of the best preamps and converters available anywhere. It's powered by one battery and can run for hours even with phantom power on both inputs. Sonosax doesn't sell a camera mount for it but you can download a 3D-printable file for one from their website. I use it mainly for music recording (I recorded our last album with it) but might use it for video one day.
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    IronFilm reacted to BTM_Pix in In-Line Preamp to struggle with poor quality preamps   
    Take away that downside and put down that hacksaw for me then.
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    IronFilm reacted to eatstoomuchjam in In-Line Preamp to struggle with poor quality preamps   
    Looks like you can remove the rods based on what I can see from skipping around this video.
     
     
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    IronFilm reacted to BTM_Pix in In-Line Preamp to struggle with poor quality preamps   
    For anyone looking to a roll your own version of these top handles, here is my S5ii and F3 handle.

    Advantages are cost, 32 bit float, wireless sync with the UltraBlue and flexibility in mounting orientation and position (XLRs up and mounted forward in my case).
    Downside is that the F3 has a pair of mounting bars to enable it to be strapped to a pole or a wrist and they make it awkward to mount with a regular 1/20 to 1/20 screw from the handle to it base so I need to get a longer one at some point.
    Downside is presuming Zoom might have been silly enough to not make the mounting bars removable.
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    IronFilm got a reaction from Emanuel in L Mount 50mm lens announced priced at only US$170   
    Every system needs a cheap nifty fifty! Either for the beginner starting out, or even just as a back up lens for someone more established. 
    That was one of the issues with L Mount, their lenses are too high priced. But now one of those pieces of the jigsaw has been solved:
    The Meike 50mm F1.8 Full Frame Auto Focus L-mount Lens (already available in Z Mount and E Mount)

    https://meikeglobal.com/products/50mm-f1-8-auto-focus-lens-for-portrait-photography
     
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    IronFilm got a reaction from Emanuel in In-Line Preamp to struggle with poor quality preamps   
    The Zoom F3 also has much better preamps than the H4essential
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    IronFilm reacted to eatstoomuchjam in Panasonic GH7   
    Well, sort of.  Now I watched the whole thing.  I guess it's more "YouTuber shills for like 5 different companies and talks to other YouTubers while near an Arri and a GH7" - though it'll be interesting to watch their short film when it's done.
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    IronFilm reacted to eatstoomuchjam in Panasonic GH7   
    Another entry in the "YouTubers shoot the GH7 side-by-side with an Arri" catalog:
     
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    IronFilm reacted to eatstoomuchjam in Sony ZV-E10 Mk2 Announced   
    But it also shouldn't be expected for free.  😄
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    IronFilm reacted to bjohn in Lumix S5iix vs BMCC6k   
    It does involve a crop, and for best results you need to use a shutter angle of 45 or 90 degrees, not the more typical 180. This will make your footage look a bit choppy but that's easily fixed by adding back motion blur with Resolve. An advantage is that gyro stabilization also reduces rolling shutter artifacts. As always, the best stabilization is external: tripod, gimbal, or steadicam. Not even the best IBIS or gyro stabilization can beat it, although IBIS can stand in for a tripod on non-moving shots. It's once the camera starts moving that external stabilization beats everything else.
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    IronFilm got a reaction from MrSMW in Sony ZV-E10 Mk2 Announced   
    damn, I didn't realize quite how many of them there are: ZV-1mk1, ZV-1mk2, ZV-1F (plus all the different colors/kits)
      
    It is perfect market segmentation, is the ZV-1 not right for you? That's ok, we've got the more expensive ZV-E10mk1! Still not enough for you? How about the ZV-E10mk2 or even the ZV-E1? 
    No? Maybe the FX30 or FX3 then. 
    And so on and so on, all the way up until they're then getting the Sony VENICE2! ha
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    IronFilm reacted to Davide DB in the worlds of arri and red are shaken by bm   
    https://artlist.io/voice-over
    Imagine the blow the voice-over community receives. 
    Then I keep reading comments like: yes but the human voice is inimitable and there will always be room for those who want that unmistakable touch.

    Bullshit
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    IronFilm reacted to BTM_Pix in Sony ZV-E10 Mk2 Announced   
    Or the whole thing is completely overblown because four minutes of shock content on that is far easier to produce than four minutes of representative content produced by light from the great outdoors actually hitting the sensor.
    I'm absolutely no fan of this fella but this is a far more representative real world performance evaluation (queued up to overheating section).
    In looking at that section, he didn't have the screen out and maybe the fro was acting as a shade and no mention is made of recovery time and would have been better using a dummy battery in that situation etc etc.
    So, despite this looking far more indicative of what to expect when actually using it then, again, as I say, without any explanation of the mitigation/recovery it still leaves question marks.
    Funnily enough, I was in a real life camera shop (well plural actually) a couple of days ago with @Andrew Reid as we were looking for an S9 and talking to the staff about what its like etc and they didn't have a clue.
    Not because they're not knowledgable, its just that they don't get any hands on with any of them until months later if at all as its now all about just pre-orders getting collected.
    They don't have any training courses or even reps from the manufacturers coming to visit to show them the cameras any more either.
    Everything is about the first few weeks leading up to and following the online launch and getting those pre-orders in.
    The whole business now - and this direction is driven entirely by the manufacturers - is all about direct marketing through YouTube and other "influencers" and it is a complete disgrace that people are getting so short changed by shallow first look "reviews" and such obviously dubious relationships.
    Its difficult enough for bricks and mortar camera shops to keep going without wasting the experience and knowledge of the staff and reducing the experience of dealing with customers to just handing over a pre-ordered box that has been bought on the say so of some bearded dick in a baseball cap who is in the pocket of the manufacturer.
    I don't know who was more depressed about the conversation we had about the situation, the two of them behind the counter or the two of us on the other side of it.
     
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    IronFilm reacted to sanveer in Sony ZV-E10 Mk2 Announced   
    You cannot Unsee his Insanely White Teeth, once you notice them. 
     
    So Basically this camera is an Unreliable FX30 with massive overheating issued in Real Shooting Conditions (not under controlled environments). With No IBIS and a few other strange issues. 
     
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    IronFilm reacted to ac6000cw in Sony ZV-E10 Mk2 Announced   
    DPReview have changed/corrected their comment about crop levels in different modes:
     
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