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Marcio Kabke Pinheiro

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  1. Now Fuji will have to up its AF game. It is starting to be kinda embarrassing... If Panasonic do a GX10 with a good EVF, PDAF and Ok video, I will be tempted to come back.
  2. Not exactly for video, but even after leaving m43 I still want a silver Pen F(most beautiful digtal cam ever made) and a LX100 MK II (have an MK I and only possibility to sell it is if I get a MK II). In fact, with all the scarcity of the X100V, I think that Panasonic is losing an opportunity without a new LX100.
  3. Maybe some more tests for AF in stills - looks like a little less precise than in video, but probably is already better than the DFD only in the cameras that you have. Rolling shutter could also be an issue, but you already know it since it looks like the same S5 sensor but with PDAF. Looks like that for your case, is a good way to go - but I would wait for more tests, if possible.
  4. And, ironically, the AF of my X-S10 is kinda of ennerving me now... (please Panasonic, make a rangefinder S5 II, even with some capped video specs - spoiler, will not happen, hehehehe)
  5. Indeed - even worse than previous Panasonics. Hope it could be better with a firmware update.
  6. Holy shit - looks like Panasonic have a winner, at least for the price. If only Panasonic had PDAF since the beginning of the L mount, market could be very different now. Looks like @MrSMW will be a happy camper. And, if I had the intention to move to FF, as an amateur, this could be my number one choice.
  7. Saw that mention for a smaller camera, and hope that it would be another GX. But my bets are on a G100 sucessor - that`s the way that I saw Panny going with m43 - high end video (GH line) and vlogger. The 9mm (amazing lens, one that I would buy in a heartbeat if I've stayed with the format) is target for the second crowd. The revamped 12-35 is for the first (albeit good for stills too). But before these two lenses, only the f/1.7 zooms. I need an EVF - I use my cameras both for stills and video. For the same reason, like rangefinder-like cameras, because they attract much less attention. And looks like they are disspearing - no GXs from Panasonic, the Pens are dead, only have the Fujifilm X-E4 (which was the camera I was expecting most but...no IBIS and much less controls than the X-E3, it was a replacement for the X-A line, for me a big deception) and the Sony A7C (interesting size and looks, but with a terrible EVF, bigger lenses, and I doubt that will be a A7C MK II). I'm for small size too. Gone to Fuji since was the almost only way to go (other APS-C mirrorless lines are a joke - the Canon R7 is very interesting, but almost no lenses and DSLR style). Fuji zooms are very good and comparable in size with the m43 zooms in size, weight and price - but a tad larger for my tastes (that's why I never had a Oly Pro zoom in the past). Hope that more lenses like the Sigma 18-50 f/2.8 appears - large aperture, smaller size, good plastics to keep the weight down. No interest in FF for the moment. Except the A7C, all bodies are "look at me I'm (pretending) to be a pro" DSLR style, and zooms are much bigger. They could get my attention if the make small zooms with f/4 or 5.6 with very good quality - which I doubt that would appear. Yeah, you can get small primes, but (specially for travel) I need zooms. WIll always love m43 - my Pen E-P1 and GH2 will never be sold, as the Panny 12-32 and the Oly 45mm f/1.8. Miss the 45-175 zoom (is exactly the kind of zoom that I'm talking about - small, light, good IQ).
  8. If ultimate changing speed is not an issue, was a very good choice. F38 works very well, very sturdy.
  9. Agreed. Very strange indeed, because the last time thet I've used an Oly for video was the E-M5 MK II in 1080p. The resolution was not good (compared to the 1080p from Panasonic at the time), but the colors were wonderful. Much better than in this video.
  10. I moved from m43 just because I don't see this kind of camera in the future. In Panny camp, do not see another GX model, maybe a Gxx at last. Looks like they plans for m43 is niche video, GH6 and vlog cameras. The last lenses releases indicate that too. In Om Digital camp, only probably a O-M10 (but if they do the same move of the O-M5, and package a E-M5 MK III in a E-M10 body, plus mic input and with PDAF, could be a VERY interesting camera). But their future is unclear - and they are betting heavily in the wildflife / adventure crowd. A GX9 with pdaf, better EVFand mic input would be a perfect camera for me. But I doubt that t will exist.
  11. Some things that I've noticed just now. - Saw no photos of the card slots, but someone remembered that ProRes should mandate the use of CF Express cards; this could be one difference between both models (SD Cards only for the S5II, CF + Sd for the S5IIX. - The camera have active cooling. You can see vents underneath the front hump of the EVF and on the sides of it.
  12. https://www.l-rumors.com/fully-leaked-s5ii-s5iix-and-14-28mm-specs/ Looks like that the X have ProRes and IP streaming functions. Still, strange to have a specific model just for that.
  13. Got the Falcam F38 too, I think I even opened a thread here some time ago. Since I'm an amateur, my need for a quick release is, when travelling, rapidly put / remove a camera from gimbal when doing movies or stills; and to have another QR in a neck strap to carry the camera when not doing both. PGYtech Snap Lock is perfect for the gimbal part (very fast removal and mounting), but I have a lack of confidence to use it in a neck strap - all the weight of the camera would be supported by the two locking tabs on the QR. The QR have a 10 kg payload, MUCH more than I need, but...if it fails, camera goes to ground. But if the intended use it to switch between gimbal and tripod, would be my choice. Got the Falcim, because they have a special base made to use with straps, and it have locking pins - when using with a strap, all the weight is supported by the locking mechanism, and, if it fails, the two security pins will hold the camera. Cons: mounting / demounting takes a little more time. Falcam have another system, F22, that is smaller - could not find the payload of these, but since is used to connect handles, it might be sturdy. Manfrotto made a similar system to the PGY, but bigger (and probably more expensive): https://www.manfrotto.com/global/collections/supports/manfrotto-move/
  14. Love this lens. In fact, will be one of the few m43 lenses that I will not sell.
  15. I like his reviews, even when I disagree in some points. Had a A1000 because of his review, was an amazing value at the time. I liked what I saw form the Aircross S, but after using a little this kind of gimbals with two holding points, impossible to come back. Is SO much comfortable.
  16. Good point, no mounting points. Remembered that Feiyu had a Rosetta attachment, but is for the Scorp C / Scorp. Will take some time to proper test mine (amateur here, and this time of the year is busy), and have no FF cameras.
  17. Completely agree with you about the Fuji, specially in slow pans, is jumpy as hell. Never used the Canons, but the footages that I saw looks good. And Olympus was always the best for me, had the E-M5 MK II and was superb. Even the E-M10 MK III, which in theory had in inferior IBIS, was better than Fuji, and on par with my GX9 when I had both. Dunno if they changed something.
  18. Just a little add - the Scorp models could use a very affordable focus motor from Feiyu (US$129) that is operated using the wheel on the gimbal.
  19. Just got the Scorp Mini, arrived this week. Did not tested extensively it, though. I have the Feiyutech G6Max, and since the arms / adjusting mechanism looks the same, I guessed that it was just the same gimbal with a new form factor and a better screen. It is not. The rear screen is a game-changer, very fast to change settings, did not have to remember "x clicks in the trigger" to change modes. Footage looks much more stable than the G6Max. And the top handle design is better for normal use too, you could use both hands and reduce fatigue a lot. Bad points: plasticky design, helps with the weight but feels much flimsier than metal gimbals, and the G6Max was spalsh-proof and this is not. Does not comes with a carrying case, opposed to the past Feiyu gimbals. But yes, your setup would be near the maximum payload - for instance, I hated the new Zhyiun scheme of not anymore stating the payload of the Crane Ms, just supplying some camera / lens "supported" combinations. Highly doubt that the Crane M3 could handle more than the Scorp Mini - in fact, the Crane M2 have motors around the same size of my G6Max, but half of the payload. One possible solution could be the Feiyu Scorp C, which is very popular around here. It is heavier (1,2kg), but the dual handle design allow to use both hands, which helps; and it have a much higher payload (2,5 kg). Did not have the Scorp Mini's screen, though (Isuspect that a new version could come with it in the future). Usman from Sonders Creative made a very critical review of the Mini, but at the same time praising the performance. Balancing problem occurs just on the roll axis, keeps returning to center, but had the same issue with the G6Max, and did not affect the performance after auto-calibration. On-off button, bad position really, but need a 3 sec press to turn on and a very strong push, and the last firmware update puts the gimbal to sleep in 5 seconds when the roll axis is locked. Plate: the screw is in a separate bag inside the box, and have an integrated lens support (that comes in the box too). Is just kinda short.
  20. Got a lot of small stuff from Aliexpress, good deals in 11/11 and Black Friday, when you got the right coupons. Best deal was Viltrox 13mm f/1.4 for Fuji for US$305 - normally US$429, locally is sold for 60% up that price.
  21. I prefer IBIS, but it have to be good for video. Oly is best, Panasonic and Canon are almost on par, dunno about Nikon. Sony still have some work, and Fuji is worst. But even Fuji is miles better than the Sony's initial generations. I like a lot the idea of gyro data, and saw VERY good footage from it. But you have to shoot wider than expected, because gyro uses a crop, and the crop factor will be only known when you stabilize on computer.
  22. Indeed - it you have an office, studio or someone's house with good internet connection, better put a connected NAS in two places and keep them in sync. And yes, you MUST have an offsite backup, be in cloud or remote NAS. People always think that backup is for a failing drive, but forget that you equipment on site could be robbed or cought by fire. Extreme situations, but these are the ones that you will lose your data forever.
  23. Have the 85mm and just got the 13mm Viltrox. Did not test them too much for video, but for stills, the 85mm is lightning fast, on par or better than my Fujicrons (35mm and 50mm). The 13mm looks snappy too. And Viltrox updates constantly their firmwares - the 23mm was very bad for video, some firmwares later is great.
  24. Yep, my two biggest gripes with Fuji (and I'm not a professional) are the AF and IBIS. As @SMGJohn said, for static and "tripod like" shoots (with Boost IS enabled) their IBIS is pretty darn good. But make a slight pan and it becomes jumpy, as if a single algorithm is used both for still and video. OM Digital still have the best, but my latest Panasonics are almost on par, Canon looks very good, Nikon too, even Sony got better. AF: no video tracking, only in recognized subjects. Not even a bad tracking: no tracking at all. And eye AF becomes nuts when there is more than one person on screen, jumping from one to another. I've got a old FZ1000, an 8-year camera, and its eye tracking is better than my X-S10. Not exactly for video (1st gen DFD), but the detection is much better - get the central face and keeps with it. And if you move the focus zone, prioritizes the closest face. Just like it should be.
  25. I use iDrive. Ok upload speed, have the option to backup both to a external drive and the cloud.
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