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    IronFilm reacted to Kisaha in When will we see cheap 600W/1200W led lights?   
    Sorry @Rhood haven't try them on a job yet, just received them!
    I have serious problems doing sound with all these various Nanlights. Good output, for sure, but very noisy cooling systems..
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    IronFilm reacted to newfoundmass in How does a C100 Mark II or C300 OG hold up against modern 10 bit codecs   
    I guess I can see why some people might feel like the C100 is too big, if they've primarily shot with mirrorless cameras, but it is, in my opinion, the perfect size and was very comfortable to hold. I would trade the mirrorless camera ergonomics for that kind of body any day.
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    IronFilm reacted to Django in How does a C100 Mark II or C300 OG hold up against modern 10 bit codecs   
    OK so once again armchair expertise. You tend to make a lot of strong assumptions and present opinions as facts on subjects you really have zero experience with. Googling photos, watching a video on YT.. then arguing online against people with actual hands-on experience on the subject matter. Its a recurring theme I've noticed..
    Again you lumped the C100 & C300 in the same category. Anybody that has used those two cams knows they are day & night in form factor, weight, operation despite them looking similar on internet pictures.
    As for context, OP uses a Z6 plus an Atomos. Fully rigged that's already bulkier and heavier than a stripped down C100. To use your analogy its more like a sedan.. with a camping trailer attached to its rear!

    ..and again the C100 has built-in NDs, fan, all day battery life, WFM assist tools etc. even when stripped down.
    Rigging the equivalent on a large sensor mirrorless will not be smaller or lighter, hence my point withstands. 
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    IronFilm reacted to Emanuel in Sony FX30 (S35 FX3)   
    Already posted earlier by @Django
    My bad I hadn't checked this thread before, nice work guys, looks like a little gem, love the colour SOOC BTW and fairly improved this time (where's that SONY look? : D) IMO :- )
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    IronFilm reacted to Emanuel in Sony FX30 (S35 FX3)   
    Seems an irresistible tool easy to fall in love, well, I can't wait to put my hands on these small handy beasts when street photography comes like that:
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    IronFilm got a reaction from Emanuel in Sony FX30 (S35 FX3)   
    Apparently the FX30 is doing less in camera noise reduction too than the FX3/a7Smk3. 
    (which is what some people actually want)
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    IronFilm got a reaction from Emanuel in Sony FX30 (S35 FX3)   
    You'd take the Tamron 20-40mm f/2.8 over the Tamron 11-20mm f/2.8? You don't ever need anything wider than 17mm?
    Do the Tokina / Viltrox / Sigma sets of fast f1.2/f1.4 primes for APS-C appeal to you? They're very affordable!
    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1723065-REG/tokina_szmf33_fe_sz_33mm_f_1_2_mf.html (I'm guessing more are coming soon? To fill out the set?)
    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/products/Mirrorless-Camera-Lenses/ci/17912/N/4196380428?sort=PRICE_LOW_TO_HIGH&filters=fct_a_focus-type_5738%3Aautofocus%2Cfct_brand_name%3Aviltrox%2Cfct_lens-format-coverage_3332%3Aaps-c-lenses%2Cfct_lens-mount_3442%3Asony-e-mount%2Cfct_zooms-primes_5903%3Aprime-lenses (I feel like Viltrox has the best range of AF APS-C primes for Sony E Mount, unless splurging out for the Sony branded lenses)
    Or TTArtisan which has lots of fast primes for Sony APS-C that are sub $100! 😮 (although, of course, they're only manual focus)
    oh just realized there is a nifty Meike 12mm f/2 Lens for Sony E at only $199! Of course with a MFT level "crop" in 120fps UHD, that's no longer ultrawide, but it is still a nifty wide angle lens with a fast f2 aperture for very little money! 
    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1714074-REG/meike_mk_1220cfmf_e_12mm_f_2_0_aps_c_manual.html (or go 2mm wider for more than double the cost! With the Meike 10mm f/2)
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    IronFilm got a reaction from Emanuel in Sony FX30 (S35 FX3)   
    Or the Meike 10mm f/2 APS-C for E Mount at only $449:
    Or get AF with the Sony 11mm f/1.8 Lens:
    Or go adapt MFT lenses to E Mount, with the super super cheap SLR Magic 8mm f4 for only US$149! (I've got this lens myself)
    The image quality would be such a massive leap up for you from a FS700!
    Heck, even for me with the FS7, the FX30 would be an improvement. (well, in terms of picture, of course a move backwards in lots of other areas such as SDI/Genlock/NDs/EVF/etc)
    Exactly, people in the comments online I have seen hating upon the FX30 for its rolling shutter performance simply because the FX30 isn't the best ever possible they've seen, yet in reality vs the comparable competition then the FX30's rolling shutter performances holds up very well! 
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    IronFilm got a reaction from Emanuel in Sony FX30 (S35 FX3)   
    Adapt your MFT manual lenses to E Mount perhaps? 
    Helped thanks to much greater resolution of the FX30 sensor vs the low resolution FX3 sensor. 
    Another reason to get the FX30 vs the FX3:
    The FX30 has much better battery life than the FX3!
    Yup, people complain about that crop but just put a 7.5mm lens on it and you've got your wiiiiide angle sorted! It really isn't the big deal people make it out to be. 
    Venus Optics Laowa Zero-D S35 7.5mm T/2.9 Cine Lens for Sony E Mount: 
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    IronFilm reacted to MurtlandPhoto in Best continuous autofocus lenses?   
    Sony's breathing compensation, at least for now, only works with some of their more expensive G and G Master lenses–no third party lens support as of yet. That could be a deal breaker for some. 
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    IronFilm reacted to Django in How does a C100 Mark II or C300 OG hold up against modern 10 bit codecs   
    Sure you can rig up any cam, but you've also got to factor in the added cost.
    An R5C + ND adapter + Tascam is already a whopping 6K€.
    As a strictly all-in one cine body C100 is a pretty compact (and affordable) considering its a decade old! 
    The R5C, FX3, FX30 are really a new kind of compact hybrid mirrorless camera though.
    I like FX3/FX30 fairly better concerning form factor as they are more compact, have mounting options, a native top handle and XLR as well as IBIS equipped and decent battery life:


    For all day battery life though you are also going to need a big source of external power for R5C (imo its biggest con) adding on to weight and bulk. And pretty quickly you're in a situation that makes 1DX3 feel light and tiny..

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    IronFilm reacted to Django in How does a C100 Mark II or C300 OG hold up against modern 10 bit codecs   
    I haven't proven any point other than it is all relative to what camera you are comparing with.
    You choose to call it "huge" compared to your GH5 or a Gopro. 
    I am indeed saying it is small compared to most cinema cameras but also action sport mirrorless or a rigged up Z6/R6/A7 with external monitor.
    I'll stay it again,  the C100 is small considering it has: built-in NDs, an EVF, large display, fan system, all-day battery, XLRs.
    It's like the Pocket 6K Pro. The term "pocket" is really relative but makes sense if you compare it to an ARRI.
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    IronFilm reacted to MrSMW in Best continuous autofocus lenses?   
    All both of them? 😆
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    IronFilm reacted to gt3rs in Best continuous autofocus lenses?   
    At the moment it seems a huge list 🙂: https://cam.start.canon/en/H001/supplement_0160.html 
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    IronFilm got a reaction from kye in Sony FX30 (S35 FX3)   
    That's a funny way to spell "S-o-n-y F-X-3-0"
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    IronFilm reacted to Snowfun in Best continuous autofocus lenses?   
    This must be a claimant of the title for the “best”?
    Sony E 18-110mm F4 G OSS
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    IronFilm got a reaction from majoraxis in Best continuous autofocus lenses?   
    I agree with @kye, get a camera such as the Sony FX30 and let the camera handle lens breathing in camera.
    As also, any lens that has no lens breathing is likely to be a cinema lens... and thus won't have autofocus anyway!
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    IronFilm reacted to newfoundmass in How does a C100 Mark II or C300 OG hold up against modern 10 bit codecs   
    The c100 is one of my favorite cameras I've ever uses when it came to size and form factor, I just could never justify the price even on the used market. It was just so comfortable in the hands, at least for me. 
    It'd be hard to "go back" to a c100 given all the new features that have come out since, but I think it absolutely would still hold up IQ wise for a lot of work. You probably wouldn't even need to use software like Topaz to upscale it to 4K.
    Less DSLR style bodies and more C100 style bodies plz. 
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    IronFilm got a reaction from zerocool22 in Best continuous autofocus lenses?   
    I agree with @kye, get a camera such as the Sony FX30 and let the camera handle lens breathing in camera.
    As also, any lens that has no lens breathing is likely to be a cinema lens... and thus won't have autofocus anyway!
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    IronFilm got a reaction from PannySVHS in How does a C100 Mark II or C300 OG hold up against modern 10 bit codecs   
    If you want a camcorder/cinema camera with ND filters on the cheap which merely does 1080 but with 10bit, how about a Sony FS5? 
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    IronFilm reacted to kye in Sony FX30 (S35 FX3)   
    I subscribe to many YT channels across an extremely broad range of topics, and I can say an emphatic YES that there is bizarre pedantry in virtually any hobby on earth.
    Artists get hate comments about their paintings based on if they use natural or artificial bristles in their paint brushes, woodworking channels get hate comments if they take a large piece of wood and cut it up into smaller pieces, people who make outdoor off-roading videos get hate comments on how they choose to drive around corners, people who talk about coffee and coffee-making equipment get hate comments if they put milk in their coffee (and don't get anyone started on milk-alternatives)....
    If anyone out there can find a hobby that has more than two people interested in it where there aren't people arguing about some minute aspect like the fate of the world depends on it then I'd be curious to see it because I haven't found one yet.

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    IronFilm reacted to A_Urquhart in Sony FX30 (S35 FX3)   
    You pick one phrase and really pull it apart! What I meant was that I am happy with an APSC camera. I don't need full frame. I just wanted a great APSC camera and that is what I got. I wasn't saying that the S5 was no good in APSC mode was I? Sorry if that is what you thought I meant and got offended? It was not my intention.
    Is the FX30 the best APSC video camera out there? Nope.
    Does it suit my needs better than most other cameras out there? Yep.
    I have camera operated on two Netflix docs back on the FS7. Never had a complaint from Post production about it. But again, I never said the Vlog was bad did I?
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    IronFilm reacted to A_Urquhart in Sony FX30 (S35 FX3)   
    Is this a camera thing?
    Are there forums out there with carpenters spending this much time and effort arguing about why their Makita drill is better than the others DEWALT drill? 
    Two post in a row! 🤯
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    IronFilm reacted to A_Urquhart in Sony FX30 (S35 FX3)   
    Yep, I posted three times in a row. Arrest me! That's mainly due to not being able to edit or add to a post very shortly after posting. Didn't know it was a crime! 
    I think you will find that what I said about cine lenses and crop sensors was....and I quote "I also wanted a camera that could shoot high quality APS-C for using most current cine lenses which the FX30 excels at". The FX30 is a great APSC camera, there is no debating that. APSC or S35 (not the same thing)  is extremely well catered for when it comes to cine lens selection and it's still a perfectly good format for me. It has been the industry standard for many decades. Many more cine lenses in S35 format than full frame. Sure, you can shoot in APSC mode on many cameras but it sounded like you were in the 'Full Frame or nothing' camp. Happy if I was wrong. 
    EOSM is worse than the FX30 in many regards and may be better in some....not sure what your point is? So if I am happy to shoot in APSC then I should just shoot EOSM because it's cheap? Not sure what your getting at here? What about all the other features it lacks? Is the EOSM the best choice for APSC shooting overall?
    SLOG3 and All-I have proven themselves. The FX30 is not the first camera with these and that is why the production/post houses I have to deal with  prefer them. I stated that I personally had nothing against LONG GOP so you can argue that with post production. It fits in with their work flow here and I've also been shooting for two clients in Europe that requested SLOG3 footage. Never had one ask for VLOG. That's not to say VLOG is bad, but me buying into Panasonic just won't earn me any money....I don't know anyone shooting it unlike Sony and Canon.
    Ok, so are you going to melt the S1 and S5 into each other to create the perfect Panasonic "Challenger"?
    Look, a camera is more that one or two flagship specs. It's a sum of ALL it's parts. The FX30 ticks pretty much all the most important requirements for me. According to you so far I need to carry around an EOSM, an S1 and an S5....I'm really confused at what you're trying to prove here.
    I said the S5 is a great hybrid camera. I'm happy with the FX30 which Is possibly why I don't feel the need to get on the Panasonic S5 thread and bag it to defend my purchase. Are you happy with the S5? I hope so and I hope you go out and enjoy shooting with it. Not sure why people have to pump up their chests and get aggressive when it comes to camera specs??
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    IronFilm reacted to Thpriest in Sony FX30 (S35 FX3)   
    I bought my S1 with Vlog for 1100€ a year ago. A fantastic but slightly heavy camera. Best value I think.
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