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Viet Bach Bui

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  1. 5 hours ago, Trek of Joy said:

    Been shooting with the XT2 for the last two months after shooting with Sony and the NX1 recently, not sure what good ergos are if you consider the XT2 bad, and it completely outclasses anything Sony has in the same class. How are manual control dials for ISO, SS, and aperture bad, along with a better EVF and LCD than most of the competition? Plus the menus are logically organized and you can group anything that can't be included in the Q menu or placed on a custom button in the "My Menu" menu. Custom WB's are much easier than Sony too. But Sony wrote the book on poor usability, so they're easy to pick on.

    Some reasons:

    - Tiny grip, even compared to the A7 line, and especially compared to the GH line.

    - Stiff shutter dials that require a two-finger grip to turn. The dials on the A7 and GH line are easier to use.

    - Aperture ring on lens. This make it hard to change aperture on the fly without making the camera shake.

    And since you brought up the X-T2, where is the movie record button? I love being able to record video instantly in any mode.

    Edit: one more: the grip on the Fuji is covered in some kind of easy-to-slip semi-hard plastic, unlike the soft, grippy rubber on DSLRs and the A7, GH cameras.


  2. 5 hours ago, Emanuel said:

    This ergonomics argument as a 'must mantra' is pure BS, IMHO. Seems to my eyes the same excuse people are used to pop up when a new camera is launched for explaining their filmmaking inertia : ) Who is unable to set up and give to the world any piece of work with and from a G7 or a6300, as for instance, is unable to shoot with any other capture device. It won't matter 4:2:2 whatever the number of bits you have, nor form factor, for sure. No other acquisition tool will save the unfortunate shooter. Neither RED or Alexa.

    E :-)

    I'm sure everyone here knows that a good film is 90% talent and 10% equipment. We, being in these forums, are discussing within that 10%. So there is no need to downplay the technical aspects of a camera. Ergonomics isn't any less of must have than all the other stuff we regularly mention here like resolution, DR, color, bit rate, bit depth, RS because none of those have stopped great films from being made.

    And Jonpais, you are countering a point I did not make (assuming your reply was for me)


  3. I don't see a problem with sponsored/paid content (even here at eoshd), as long as it is clearly labelled as such and not being propped up by the host. The real problem is reviewers giving dishonest opinions to gain or retain benefits from the companies, so as long as their reviews remain honest, what's wrong with them getting side income for a service that you're getting for free?

  4. If you can please include an A/B test to eliminate biases. If you do, please match aperture, shutter, ISO and use the standard picture profile (or no pictute profile) on both to make it less obvious. You can then shoot a number of different scenes and label the cameras differently between them then let us decide which one we like more for each scene. That would be a fantastic test.

  5. If you're a professional making money from stills photography then 5D4 because it has pro features like better build, deeper buffer, faster fps and dual card slots. If not then the A7RII is a more well rounded camera and will give you a better experience shooting both stills and video. Don't worry about color science too much because it's only hard to get right when working with slog, the image is already mighty fine in the other profiles.

  6. Why is it that the Fuji is doing better at close focusing distance while the Sony is faster to acquire focus at longer distance?

    Btw, the skin tone on the Fuji lacks tonality, is it because a film emulation profile is used?

  7. Hi Jonpais, if you want to order camera stuff from the US there are services that take care of shipping and customs for you. You just deposit 50%-100% of the value and wait for the item to be delivered to your door. The total cost will be item value plus US sales tax plus local US shipping fee plus 3-4% in FX fees plus $5 per pound of the actual package's weight.

  8. 14 minutes ago, MattH said:

    Thats where I am.  To be honest I havent fully researched the price of the A7 cameras rescently. Maybe im comparing the 6500 price in euros to the A7x prices in dollars.  Either way its certainly not as budget friendly as the G85. And underspeced compared to the GH5.

    The GH5 is at least half a year away, which in the camera business is a long time. You won't know what the scene will be like at that time. And if other companies are playing the same game as Panasonic (pre-announcing cameras) then there will always be something better on the horizon.

  9. 1) Have you tried going into the menu to set the camera to use Viewfinder only? This turns off the LCD and if there is nothing near the EVF sensor it will not be turned on. This will work with the Sony time lapse app, not sure about an intervalometer.

    2) The color shifting when first opening photos in Lightroom is normal, it's just Lightroom reverting the photos back to the original RAW state and applying the default settings. The picture you see on your camera's LCD during playback is a version already processed by the camera's engine so it will look different than what shows up in LR.

  10. 44 minutes ago, Policar said:

    Couldn't disagree more strongly. Features like image stabilization, miniaturized ergonomics, low light ability, autofocus, and ability to shoot under mixed and poor light are far more important to a blogger than to someone on a controlled set where they have a gaffer, AC, etc. to take care of it. 

    I haven't used the M5, but the feature set sounds good for vloggers.

    Isn't v-blogging the type of video where you talk to your audience in front of a camera that is fixed (because there is nobody else to operate it)?

  11. 12 minutes ago, The Chris said:

    12 pages on one ambiguous "camera" tab.

    You missed the page titles under the "camera" tab. You got 12 pages because a) Sony put most of the items on the first menu level instead of a multi-level menu and b) there is no scrolling required.

    I have used Nikon for a while before and their menu isn't really better. And Olympus' menu also has 11 pages which are organized as vertical tabs (vs Sony horizontal tabs where you can use the left-right button to quickly move between pages).

    As I said before, the current grouping in Sony menu is not very intuitive and if this is fixed then there is nothing much to complain anymore.

  12. Maybe if we make enough noise they will move it to page 2. But really though, who goes into these menus often enough to be concerned about whether a particular item is on page 1 or 9? My Sony A7S has so many customizable buttons I rarely have to go into the menus. And when I do, the only problem is the unorganized grouping of the items, which Sony seems to be improving with the A99II.

  13. 3 hours ago, Inazuma said:

    Wow the A6300 has the sharpest 4k image by far, even when compared to Sony's own A7 line. The 1080p is bad though.

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