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  1. Asking which of these companies will be in business in five years vs which of these companies will be in the camera business in five years are very different questions. Nikon is primarily a camera company and will live or die based on performance of their camera business. Fuji’s camera business is probably a tiny sliver of their overall business as it is for Panasonic. The later two could probably cease camera operations tomorrow and their stock price might go up in response. Nikon might go bankrupt in response.
  2. http://bullettmedia.com/article/pixelface-is-the-loudest-artist-on-the-internet/ some backstory on the director. Reading that, maybe the BTS video is the art... maybe there isn’t even a music video.
  3. Ricoh GR if stills focused, else try an Rx100 or Panasonic ZS100?
  4. Season 8 a huge disappointment here as well... i feel like I could skip the last episode and feel no loss. I'll probably watch it just for the sake of completion - kind of like I did with the 3rd Matrix movie (wow that sucked) and with Walking Dead (I went a couple seasons too long just because and gave up completely a couple of years ago). I've moved on emotionally from GoT and don't really care about the series wrap. But I still feel the thrill of the first few seasons, wow they were great and the failure of the final season doesn't distract from it. Good news is that if the books are eventually written, it will create an opportunity to re-do the series or at least redo from where the divergence occurred. Maybe HBO has an option for that... I imagine the financial success of this round all but guarantees someone will put the new books to film.
  5. I’ve been using the iPad Pro for a couple of years now... 1st gen 12.9 and now the 2nd gen 10.5. I have the WD wireless pro but don’t really use it as (a) the weight combined with the 10.5 is about the same as my 13” MacBook Pro and (2) it’s WiFi transfer speeds are too slow. So if I want to edit video on my iPad for a quick project I’ll just go direct via airdrop or via my NAS between MBP and iPad. I do a lot of work on the iPad (writing, presentations, email, note taking and idea generation w/ pencil). But the MacBook Pro is better for so many things I’ll continue to own both - which may be Apple’s intent. If Apple just made a productivity push for one or two cycles of iOS and did the obvious things every user complains about and every editor / reviewer calls out as software deficiencies of the incredible iPad hardware platform, I could see most people not needing a PC/Mac. My primary reason for using the iPad is that I feel idea generation works much better visually with the pencil and apps like paper, notability, linea sketch, etc. Flows with how I think much better than presentation software like PowerPoint or keynote or text apps like word, google docs, pages. Easy to go between sketch, text, images notation, shapes, etc. in one workspace. I hate anything to do with moving files around. Cloud services are a horrible workflow replacement for a file system and external device support.
  6. Anyone know if it works with the other rode wireless products (filmmaker kit Transmitter or receiver or the Tx-m2 mic etc.). I couldn’t find anything on interoperability on the website or in the press release. Since it doesn’t come with a mic, would seem it would support them....
  7. I would add that photo stuff moves fast on FM, not a lot of video traffic there though.
  8. Been buying & selling on FM since 2005... I pretty much only buy and sell there, there's just too much noise and too little signal on Craigslist and eBay. I ALWAYS regret it when I bother listing photo/video stuff on Craigslist or eBay. Stuff on FM moves quickly if you price it well... you just might get a bit more somewhere else, but in the long run it isn't worth it if you buy and sell much. I usually price about 10% below what the market value seems like because my time is worth more than a few bucks. I pretty much only trade with established members with impeccable ratings and as Trek of Joy says, as a seller show lots of pictures and be clear and honest about the state of equipment and you'll maintain a good reputation there and have smooth transactions.
  9. You probably won't have to convince her... don't be surprised if they come back with mostly S7 pics & vids regardless of what camera you send. Might consider spending the $ to upgrade the phone vs. getting a camera.
  10. The Yashica MLs are so cheap you should just buy them and test them yourself. The reviews seem good to very good so hopefully not a waste of time...
  11. I assume none of you are black americans. it is the #1 show among black americans. with so much content available there has been a lot of segmentation, so you see a bunch of divergence by race among top shows. I remember years ago being struck by some nielsen data showing friends the top show among white viewers and close to the bottom for black viewers. strangely, friends is/was hugely popular in china.
  12. EM1-X is 99% about appealing to sports and wildlife photographers. I don't think it has anything to do with video. I think they see an opportunity in high performance crop sensor cameras that Nikon kind of addressed with the D500 and Canon has abandoned since the mega selling 7D/7DII. Weather sealed, robust bodies, gripped to match big fast telephoto lenses, super high frame rates, etc. These photographers like crop cameras for increased reach and Canikon haven't really met their needs with their lame lineups of DX focused lenses. They are used to paying crazy amounts of money for glass (seen the price of a 400/2.8 or 600/4?) and so lots of money to chase there. Look at Panasonic 200/2.8, 100-400, the crazy expensive Fuji 200/2... all the crop manufacturers sense opportunity now that Sony/Canon/Nikon and maybe Panasonic are all focused on the FF battle.
  13. I could be happy with a fast 35 or 40 f/1.4 forever... Favorite lens is probably the FE 50/1.4 (too soon to say this one definitively) or VC 40/1.2 though I really liked the ZM Sonnar 50/1.5... I have the lenses I want to own, but am curious about the Leica Noctilux or 50 APO but I would never spend that much on a lens... None of the announced lenses would tempt me away from Sony. At this point the native FE mount lineup is the most appealing with a wide diversity of quality glass in the focal lengths I care about from Sony, Sony/Zeiss, Zeiss and Voigtlander and ability to adapt all kinds of great glass.
  14. Ida is a beautiful movie. One of the few movies I've purchased. Each frame is a perfect picture.
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    https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/2018/03/veydra-cine-mini-prime-mtf-optical-bench-tests/ Lens Rentals is absolutely the best technical tester of lenses out there. Interesting article about why Roger decided to spend the time to test the Veydra cine primes despite him expecting poor performance and high variability like other low cost, off-brand photo or cine lenses, and what he discovered testing on an optical bench. Turns out they perform very well with little copy to copy variance. Worth a read if you're curious about these lenses.
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