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  1. Keep up the good work Andrew. I hadn't realised that about those groups of youtubers that review cameras being selected by the companies but your right. They all tend to be glowing reviews now that I think about it whatever the camera was. I've seen more than a few by iPhondo for example and always very positive reviews with some token comment here and there to appear unbiased. As for Trolls and Brawley dont loose sleep over that lot. The launch sample footage was total crap (not the cameras fault). I have my Pocket 4K and absolutely love it. A very capable camera that fits the spot for those of us that want DSLR size but want a pro camera. Cheers, Simon Bailey Colourberry.com
  2. ​Where did you get the idea that everyone is shooting feature films?? Feature films are a small part of the production industry. The majority of cameras are used in commercial and corporate projects. Areas where slow-motion and 4K are very desired (not necessarily for 4K delivery). It doesn't make us morons or amateurs.
  3. ​I can't imagine how they could limit a 5D4 more than a 1DC already is.
  4. Thanks for the link but I'll keep the $1500 I'm not keen on adding more adaptors than absolutely necessary as they can add chromatic aberration, softness etc. The comparison shots of the woman are a bit misleading because the majority of the background being the cityscape is so far away its going to have much the same blur no matter what its shot on. The railing thats closer the difference is more apparent. I agree with what your saying but I love my A7s more than my F5. I can't believe I would ever say that after 18 months with the F5 and about 8 months with the A7s. Friday I had a shoot in the city and I'd lent out the A7s and I remember thinking "I'll have to use the F5" Have to!! as if its a sad thing to have to use the F5.. How interesting is that. To me the F5 was about the most perfect camera I could imagine and bam along comes this little A7s and the F5 gets left behind. Its not full frame vs super 35 why I like the A7s. Its the speed I can work with it. How customisable its menus, buttons and the function page are. How small it is. How well the Shogun works with it. And how beautiful its photos are. How I can remove it from its cage, put a 20mm pancake lens on it and slip it in my pocket. How accessible the SD cards are compared to SXS. The F5 is technically better (although visually indifferent to me) but the A7s is more fun to use. Faster, less menus to dig through to change anything.
  5. Full frame simply because its prettier. On the A7s my T1.5 24mm is a wide shot and shallow enough to isolate a subject. On the F5 that same lens the wides I can be is 35mm. Wide and shallow if why I prefer FF.
  6. How about a new title if one really is needed?? Photographer works so well for for stills (sometimes used for motion) because it refers to the act of making a photo, not what the photo was made on film or digital. Its timeless because it refers to the act rather than the medium. So something like that is needed for motion.... If stills translates to photographer - Still is to Photo as Motion is to ??... Video? Whats another word for a video file that would work with ographer at the end...
  7. ​Film, music video or commercial dont automatically equal cinematic. There are plenty of those that look more video than filmic. And on the other side there are plenty of corporate films, weddings etc that look cinematic. There are no rules and no need to even have titles. Cinematographer sounds sounds wanky and videographer doesnt quite cut it. Its easier just not to bother with titles.
  8. Hi Paperbag, Thank you for not taking offence or misunderstanding what I meant. I think its a great place to start. With broadcasters downsizing seemingly all around the world its harder and harder to start that way, and back in the day you couldnt even break into weddings without spending serious money on gear. So things are pretty good now gear wise. I agree with everything you say. I love and prefer DSLR. Admittedly I switched to DSLR for the aesthetics/the look but when digital cameras went super35 and semi affordable like the F5 I went away from DSLR (partially because I was sick of using a loupe/zfinder and I wanted better audio options but mostly for slow-motion and an excellent viewfinder). But in the past 4-5 months I have barely touched the F5 and keep reaching for the A7s so back to loving DSLR. But I have trouble seeing the A7s as a DSLR. That sounds silly but I have to remind myself that it takes stills too because it offers so many video features, even 2 types of colour bars!! Knee control etc The 30 min limit you could use a Atamos Ninja Star which should keep rolling. The Shogun can record past 30 min but the batteries wont last that long unless via vlock or AC? Also I hope nobody thinks I was saying everyone in weddings is entry level, just that its where a lot of people start.
  9. ​That was the first personal comment I've made "DP" Why is it that I'm the one that needs to take a break? Have you been reading? This is a kindergarten.
  10. Again I was being level headed and you respond with that... Your even more arrogant than people say. I've heard a few podcasts ripping on you but now I see why. Sad little child in his digital castle. The only people your impressing are the noobs. I don't need an unbiased anything from you, your transparent to me. Tell us again how you bought a 3 year old camera that can't output 4K, can only record m-jpeg, no peaking etc and you made it No.1 on your list???
  11. Why would I want you to regret it? Re-read my few posts here. I've been level headed the whole time. I would never want someone to not enjoy their camera. But your position needs to be unbiased.. Actually I take that back, your site is called EOShd so I guess EOS means its a Canon zone here. Fair enough.
  12. ​But not once did I refer to it in the post you quoted me 7 times. I didn't get personal first you did when you made a remark about experience. In your subsequent posts there was a lot I could have commented on but then you compared the 1DC to an Alexa... That combined with you thinking you don't need more than 12 stops... Not really any point in discussing this stuff with you. I don't particularly have an issue with the 1DC, I think its 3 years old and 4 times the price it should be. But what I object to is you using this site to mislead people who want to learn into solely your thinking. When you ranked the 1DC as No.1 you were quick to find flaws in other cameras but not the 1DC which you just bought. Not being able to output 4K on HDMI is something people would want to know about. You may not be a journalist but if your going to run a site like this which can affect peoples opinions at least be unbiased.
  13. ​Buying a 4K camera that can't feed out 4K is the same as back in the day buying a HD camera that can only output SD. Why would anyone spend $8,000 today on a 3 year old camera that has no high frame rate, can't be recorded externally, soft HD. Even if you don't have a need for 4K over HDMI today for that price don't you want, don't you expect, to have it as an option should you want to do it next year or the year after?
  14. ​There is no aliasing in 4K on the A7s. Where are you getting your info?? Its a 1:1 pixel to pixel. No pixel or line skipping. It only has a little aliasing in 720P 120fps.
  15. Your 1DC looks mushy. Can it even output 4K over HDMI? My post never mentioned the 1DC but in all your quotes you just replied with 7 mentions of the 1DC... There was nothing in what I wrote that was a pissing contest but you just made it into an intelligence contest..
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