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    leeys got a reaction from sanveer in G85 successor to be announced next month?!   
    That'll put it too close and in some cases above the G9. Not going to happen.
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    leeys reacted to fuzzynormal in Olympus E-M1X - is it worth $3000?   
    Yeah.  For me, it really is the ideal format.  Small, nimble, and perfect for doc work.
    Aside from having a FF cam to allow extreme shallow DOF in tricky interview/talking-head settings, I really don't want for much else.
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    leeys reacted to Oliver Daniel in Olympus E-M1X - is it worth $3000?   
    Wow what a disappointment for video! 
    I do have to disagree with some commenters here tough, I don’t think M43 is going anywhere anytime soon. 
    The GH5, 2 years on, still hasn’t been beat. The GH6 will likely set the world on fire again. The Z cam E2 and BMPCC4k are powerhouses. It’s a really great format that just seems to be getting better, very quickly. 
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    leeys reacted to thebrothersthre3 in Nikon Z9 and Z5 plus affordable 4K shooting D5700 in the works?   
    Because in this case the APSC camera is higher end while the full frame is a base model.
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    leeys reacted to ntblowz in Sharp's new 8K M43 camera   
    Now even cheap $150 Smartphone will have 48MP 1/2" Sensor camera.. aka Redmi Note 7
    I guess it good that you can choose between extreme resolution mode (good for day time/studio) or binning for better low light, gives you much flexibility depend on situation.
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    leeys reacted to Tiago Rosa-Rosso in Sharp's new 8K M43 camera   
    is 8k SHARP enough?
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    leeys reacted to ntblowz in Sharp's new 8K M43 camera   
    That a giant slap on Panasonic's face, JVC and Sharp can show what M43 can really capable off..
    So much for M43 is dead according to that Tony guy
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    leeys reacted to zerocool22 in Lessons from a professional DOP   
    I love Philip Bloom for the information what he has given us. But I dont think he is a DOP, not even a cinematographer, videographer/camera operator is more likely the term you can describe him with.
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    leeys reacted to kye in The Black Friday deal that I want this year is...   
    I'd like to be a better DOP, audio technician, editor, and colourist.. 😂😂😂
    Unfortunately, skills aren't on sale!
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    leeys got a reaction from thephoenix in FujiFilm X-T3 - Thoughts After One Month   
    People, Fujifilm moved production to China and this is a camera that's barely a month old; if you want a better chance at solid reliable cameras never buy them in the first production run or two, let alone coming from an all-new production line.
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    leeys reacted to BTM_Pix in Colour Differences on Youtube across browsers   
    Oh Gawd....don't go giving them ideas for new episodes...

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    leeys reacted to Andrew Reid in Colour Differences on Youtube across browsers   
    I think you may have started a new meme @BTM_Pix

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    leeys reacted to kye in question about doorbell.   
    Dogs: the guard animal for people that don't care about protecting their property enough to keep geese.
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    leeys reacted to Andrew Reid in First test of Magic Lantern on the Canon EOS R by EOSHD and A1ex   
    Can you please try installing Magic Lantern on that plane?
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    leeys reacted to wolf33d in First test of Magic Lantern on the Canon EOS R by EOSHD and A1ex   
    “I am not worried about bricking my camera, because it’s already a brick with a 1.8x crop and rolling shutter to make the leaning tower of Pisa look straight.”
    that moment when I laugh hard in the plane and everyone looks at me... 
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    leeys reacted to seattledv in Top 6 videos on EOS R with combined 2 million views and not a single mention of the rolling shutter in 4K   
    Probably true for most consumers, but all of these new camera releases seem to have so much hype surrounding them that it’s really hard to separate facts from hyperbole. Do I really need to know how well a new camera performs in Hawaii or Las Vegas under manufacturer controlled conditions? In addition to using exotic locales, professional models and hand-picked reviewers, manufacturer’s often bundle incentives for their new products to boost pre-orders. If I had watched just about any of these YouTube reviewers and pre-ordered an EOS R without knowing it had an unbelievable rolling shutter issue, I’d be angry—angry at the reviewers, angry at the manufacturer and angry at myself for being so easily duped. If you can’t trust the reviews and can’t trust the manufacturer then the pre-order option starts to look pretty dicey. Deceptive marketing whether intentional or not is not good for promoting new camera sales, creating manufacturer loyalty or building a YouTube subscriber base. When you can’t trust marketing  information and the reviews presented on the internet, then whatever gear you currently have starts to look better and better. Just forget about watching reviews or buying any new camera...at least until you’ve tried it yourself with a rental or a retailer that has a generous return policy. 
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    leeys reacted to Dan Sherman in Top 6 videos on EOS R with combined 2 million views and not a single mention of the rolling shutter in 4K   
    The real issue is that a lot of the top reviewers are gear stokers who cream their pants as soon as they get their hands on something new. They advocate  pathetic and rampant consumerism.
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    leeys reacted to KC Kelly in Panasonic Abandoning M43   
    It makes sense that Panasonic has introduced FF mirrorless cameras now - Get in on the FF game now before Canon and Nikon mirrorless systems are established.
    I've been a fan of Canon film cameras since 1975, and still have A and F series cameras, but I bought an EOS 10s (film) and never liked the thing. (Too big and bulky.)  I never thought Canon digital cameras were the way to go forward, and when the Panasonic G3 came out, that fit my still photographic needs.
    With m43 you can go small and light, or rig up some monstrous and expensive glass.  Pound for pound (money and weight), m43 will get what most people consider excellent photos and video.  I see more benefits with m43 format in film making.  It is only a 1.3 crop factor from s35 movie film.  You can get wide aperture lenses to compensate for depth of field, and you need less light when you do. mFT has the advantage if you do want more depth of field.  Try photographing a group from 5 feet away with a 24mm at f2.8 on full frame!
    It also makes sense for Tony N. to say FF is the way.  After all, he's getting paid most of the time when he is lugging around the ton of FF cameras and lenses he uses.
    By the way, the best image quality I get is with my full frame Cambo 5"x7", but I'm also very happy with my G3, GH3, GH4, GH5, AE-1, FtB, F1, (2x)F1n, Sinar F1, and Graflex cameras.
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    leeys reacted to Emanuel in Panasonic Abandoning M43   
    And you were not the only one. I left 5DII in behalf of the GH1 only one year later my previous purchase.
    Silly discussion. This Tony N. looks like to be a smart a$$ more often than should be. I've also abandoned his insights for a long time now. Who abandons who (or what camera format) after all?
    Useless pseudo-experts can waste your time and money.
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    leeys reacted to Andrew Reid in Panasonic Abandoning M43   
    If Fujifilm can be doing so well with both APS-C and medium format at the same time I am sure Micro Four Thirds can survive full frame, it has done since the start. I once chose the GH1 over the 5D Mark II remember!
    And I will never part with some of the more unique c-mount lenses, micro four thirds lenses and anamorphic glass - the anamorphic on full frame is, shall we say, more challenging.
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    leeys reacted to aldolega in Panasonic Abandoning M43   
    I hope they continue with both, and don't handicap or pigeonhole one line in favor of the other (like only making ultra-compact bodies for m4/3, or keeping video features out of the FF bodies because they're "for photographers" ). 
    It would be really nice if they made an adapter to use m4/3 lenses on the FF mount, so people can ease into the new system, and to make both systems more appealing. The SL mount is a big enough diameter that I think this could work.
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    leeys reacted to Andrew Reid in Photokina Part 3: Fujifilm "Super Full Frame" / Sensor on-chip ND / Announcing EOSHD TV, and The EOSHD Podcast   
    Certain a show highlight. There will be a whole article coming with that in. Berlin airport security - "What is this hand-made device with wires?" You... "It's a wireless trigger!"
    *Airport security stares even more suspiciously*
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    leeys reacted to Castorp in Olympus Full Frame   
    Big fan of Olympus. I don't see why they would have to enter 135. Love their cameras and especially the lenses. Smaller sensors have plenty of advantages. The question is when camera companies are going to fully embrace more computational corrections. With the faster read out and less heat, smaller sensors will always have the advantage in this area. I find AWB better in my iPhone than any camera I've ever tried. 
    Smaller lenses is a real advantage. In time image processing should be able to make up for disadvantages like lower DR or low light sensitivity. An m4/3 sensor is quite a lot bigger than what's in a phone. 
    135 should become the new medium format. There is no reason for the average user to carry heavy and expensive lenses. The perfect camera for me would be the Hasselblad X1D but I can't afford it. It has plenty of disadvantages like being slow et c. But its strong points are unbeatable - being very compact but with a huge sensor. Likewise there will be plenty who needs a super fast camera with small lenses. The smaller the sensor, the faster the camera. 
    The current 135 craze will subside, like all trends. 
    It's laughable when you see someone argue that one particular system, or format, is the best for everyone. I would guess these are typically photographers with very little experience of different kinds of photography. 
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    leeys reacted to Mako Sports in A reminder of how easy we've got things these days...   
    My broadcasting teacher is always telling me about how when she first started out they were doing linear edited on tape. Honestly sounded like hell.
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    leeys reacted to newfoundmass in A reminder of how easy we've got things these days...   
    Going through old stuff and stumbled across this. What a pain in the ass this could be to use, but damn if I don't have fond memories using it! If all you've ever known is editing on a PC then you don't know what it was like back in the old days! This is what I started on 20 years ago, when I was a 14 year old video geek! 

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