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  1. Yeah Panasonic rep confirmed that the 300mm wasn't happening & they wanted to go in favor of making compact standard zooms for the GM1. The 150mm f2.8 is still suppose to happen, too short for wildlife or birds but a good focal length for sports & action. I think they are making a mistake though abandoning the pro 300mm zoom, they could of won over a lot of wildlife photographers who are tired of carrying a $8k bazooka lens into the forest.
  2. I know you guys are mainly video but I like using mine for photography as well, I think with GH4 new AF it could really be a competent bird in flight or sports camera if it had a pro-level lens at a longer focal length with a fast AF motor. I would vote for an Lumix G Vario X 100-300mm F4 with stabilization & weather proofing. Maybe throw in a 600mm F5.6 prime.
  3. I was going more for satire, not sure I can do funny.
  5. I have a photo of the person leaking these rumors:
  6. Ah thanks I think newsshooter is where I might of saw that article about WSJ and yeah they shoot to web & it's probably edited & adjusted but it was the fact they were a news company that made the question pop in my head. I found this article just now about a Sky cameraman using a GH2 (unhacked I assume) http://www.newsshooter.com/2011/12/14/size-matters-sky-news-beijing-bureau-cameraman-andy-portch-reports-on-a-year-with-the-panasonic-af101-and-gh2-cameras/ it seems like the qualifications for HD broadcast quality are pretty loose though & doesn't seem to describe the actual qua
  7. Any of the GH cameras but Gh3 in particular
  8. This post is just pure curiosity as I just read about how the Wall Street Journal uses GH2 for all their video work & have upgraded to GH4s anyway that got me thinking what would be the best settings to shoot video when you're not going to grade it or even run it through an NLE to do sharpening or adjust contract, etc? You're shooting news footage that will be delivered and put on air shortly after it's shot. Like would you still keep sharpness and noise reduction -5 or just shoot standard or natural with everything at zero?
  9. Maybe he means adjusting the picture profile,ya know setting it natural dial down the sharpness to -5. I like to shoot with natural, -3,-5,0,-3 if it's a dreary day I might put the contrast back up a bit. I was thinking about getting into weddings as well I'm a bit concerned as some reception venues can be pretty low light, have you ran into any issues where you've been forced to use a higher ISO then you'd have liked? I mean your friend in particular, I think you'd be good with the sigma and speedbooster...you might want to have your friend pick up something like a lens turbo & a sa
  10. Someone needs to come out with a battery grip add-on for the A7s but instead of it just being for an extra battery it would also be a 4k recorder....essentially giving you 4k that you can hold in one hand like the gh4.
  11. Read Andrew's review of the 1DC he was never happy with it and I agree 100% with the issues he brought up. http://www.eoshd.com/content/10179/the-canon-1d-c-review Canon really needs to rethink it's business model. Maybe they could get away with their overpriced crap a few years ago but IMO if they want to continue to sell high-end cameras for $10k plus they need to do internal 6k and external 8k, global shutter, 16-20MP, xlr inputs, etc. Right now 4k is being used to acquire and deliver to HD, so what Canon needs to do is anticipate when consumers want 4k delivery and make a camera that w
  12. Huh I guess this was already discussed awhile back http://www.eoshd.com/content/605/what-smart-glass-means-to-dslr-video-digital-nd-filters
  13. Can something like this be adapted to cameras as an ND filter? http://www.smarttint.com/
  14. But when you think about it the Panasonic considers the two X zooms equivalent to canon L zooms. The Canon 70-200 f2.8 sells for $2300 compared to the Panasonic 12-35 f2.8 which sells for $950 so roughly the panasonic is 60% smaller and 60% cheaper. So from that perspective just comparing the physical attributes the lens are prices competitively against one another. On the other hand if you want to try and directly compare full frame dof, angle of view, etc like the video has then you'd only have to compare it to the 24-70 L f4 which is only $1500 the higher aperture number is compensated b
  15. Everyone knows how to calculate dof and angle of view when comparing crop to full frame sensors and sometimes the marketing people will do that for you. The problem with the whole noise and iso calculation is it's trying to mush together different measurements. ISO at 200 is going to give you the same exposure across all different cameras, same with 400, 800, 6400, etc. So not worrying about dof or angle of view, 50mm f2.8 800 ISO will be the same exposure for all cameras. As far as noise is concerned there's no way of comparing that because it changes constantly and varies camera to cam
  16. It's real simple does the lens itself physically change depending on what sensor it covers? I'll answer for you, not it doesn't. The light being let in and striking the sensor is the same and focal length is the same, focal length being the distance from the focal plane to the optical center of the lens. All that remains the same. The video is trying to say Panasonic and Olympus is cheating when they advertise their lens as being f2.8 but that's not cheating the lens is f2.8 that's how much light it lets in, the focal length is 12-35 or 25 or 35-100 etc. because that's the physical attribut
  17. A lens at f2.8 is letting in the same amount of light whether the light is hitting something an inch or a millimeter its still the same amount of light. A larger sensor sitting behind the lenses doesn't get more light then a crop sensor or a m43 sensor or any size sensor sitting behind the lens.
  18. I don't have time to watch the video but f2.8 is f2.8 in regards to the amount of light hitting the sensor whether it's hitting a sensor that's 5 inches or a sensor that's 1cm the same amount of light is hitting the sensor. Now pixel size is a factor an APC-C sensor is about 30% larger then a m43 sensor but it also has about 30% more pixels per square inch (or whatever unit of measurement) so a micro43 sensor at 16 megapixels has slight smaller pixel then a 20.1mp canon and slightly larger pixels compared to a Nikon at 24mp. But take something like a full-frame sensor like the MD MkIII at 2
  19. Has anyone tried ColorGhear toolkit for After Effects? I was watching some of the overview of how it works on the website and it seems to produce pretty impressive results. According to the creator its specially designed with the limitations dslr codecs in mind and that using these tools you can push the grade a lot further without the codec breaking down compared to other tools....again according to the guy who made it.
  20. Awesome, thanks! I hardly ever check this part area of the forum as most of the activity is on the main forum page glad I went here this is a gem.
  21. A quick google search says they are broadcast lenses probably from a studio that went under with a 2/3 mount asking price seems to be between $450-$1500.
  22. If you did this what would be the criteria for new members to be accepted into the forum to be able to post something? Instead of closing it off I would recommend the following: A 30-day read-only period, figure if they're patient enough to wait 30-days after signing up they're probably not out to troll the site. After 30-days the can only post a maximum of 5 posts per day to encourage quality over quantity do this until 150 posts are reached if they hang in there for that long they're probably going to be a good forum member. Delegate some moderation powers to a few trusted and product
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