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  1. Freaking awesome, hand cranked, 90 minute film and they shot 4 & 1/2 hours footage - such a nice counter balance in this 4/6k era
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    Canon XA50

    The XC10/15 were ok - but didn't like the lack of a dedicated viewfinder as mucking around with the loupe meant I basically never used it. Having better AF would be nice, and doing a smooth zoom in/out using the rockers would be nice - nothing says cinematic mojo like a good old zoom in/out šŸ˜œ
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    Canon XA50

    Anyone interested in one of these? -like a XC15 with better form factor and DPAF but worse codecs. I'm quite tempted, would be nice to go back to a camcorder form factor.
  4. I think its a bit to early to be rushing to conclusions. It seems entirely plausible that the L-mount communication specification has been updated, possibly to allow for DFD autofocus speeds, IBIS + OIS or even to improve Sigmas AF performance but still allowing backward compatibility to existing L-mount (Leica) lenses . The Leica SL is nearly 4 years old, so its possible it may not physically be able to handle the new communication protocols or may need a firmware update at the very least. I can imagine allocating resources to a firmware update to allow a 4 year old camera to use other manufacturers lenses is a low priority for any camera maker, let alone Leica, so not sure if you can be too critical. Sure Sigma could probably release an adapter that works for the SL/TL etc but maybe that has absolutely crappy performance like the Novoflex adapter which isn't going to make anyone happy or help establish L-mount. Now if the Leica SL2 comes out with no compatibility to other L mount lenses then sure complain all you like. Anyway interesting to see the underlying vibe people have towards Leica.
  5. I'm not a skater and haven't really seen many skate films, but pretty interesting to see some of the history and the impact the VX1000 had. One talented skate filmer/photographer I have come across who takes some great stills that appeal to non-skaters as well is Fred Mortagne 'French Fred' www.frenchfred.com
  6. So I saw that Wooden Camera have released a microphone modelled after the Sony VX1000 ccd mini-DV camcorder from the 1990s, which brings back good memories of my first video camera the Panasonic GS400. Turns out its still pretty popular for skating videos despite being 20+ years old: http://www.jenkemmag.com/home/2018/07/13/tracing-history-skateboardings-most-famous-camera/
  7. Well I will say this thread is pretty awesome: a budget full frame camera, undertakers, professional sport photography, cinematic mojo, academy award winners and even astronauts. The only thing that beats a good old canon back and forth is a Leica one.
  8. It makes perfect sense for NASA to use Canon cameras because astronauts are winners and we all know that winners use Canon cameras šŸ˜‰
  9. Plenty of people complained that the BMPCC4k looked more videoish than the original BMPCC, which really comes down to the original having more noise giving some texture and having less resolution. Canon is kind of the same with its 1:1 sampling. Really all the cameras are bloody good, and can be made to look bloody good with the right glass, lighting, grading etc etc. I've seen some beautiful stuff from the Sony A7 range despite generally disliking Sonys colour science, and also seen some horrible stuff shot on an alexa. At the end of the day, we all have different tastes and like what we like, its just pretty hard to articulate that and so we end up using terms like filmic and mojo etc. Heck a lot of films shot on actual 35mm use a lot of extra diffusion with nets etc, are they more organic than other films shot on film without diffusion?
  10. I don't know about any of that ADC stuff but it seems to be getting 12.2 stops in HLG, so hopefully full v-log will add some extra DR and its a pretty big mirrorless form factor for heat management...
  11. Its just strange they made a stills focused full frame G9, when they are loved for their video focused GH5. I would think a full frame GH5 with 13-14 stops DR would sell like hot cakes at S1R prices, and bring a lot of L-glass sales. Do they sell that many EVA1s that they have to protect this, given that none of their glass is being used on their 'pro' bodies and a S1R + 24-105 + 50mm brings them more $$$ than a EVA1?
  12. I was considering the S1 but its a bit of a strange release. How many advanced/pro photographers are really going to dump their Canon/Nikon/Sony cameras/lenses for a Panasonic, the big 3 all have pretty compelling hybrid mirrorless offerings now and while the S1 is a mighty fine camera, does it do enough to get people to switch and commit to the new system?
  13. My understanding is that most log profiles end up effectively underexposing the sensor to give more dynamic range to the highlights, hence why the AF isn't as good when shooting in Log on the Z6. Saying that Nikon are working on improving the AF so we may see some improvements here, and that flat profile is also pretty nice for most situations. As far as filmic image, motion cadence and all round I really want an Alexa in a tiny hybrid body that costs $2000 mojo, I think it comes down to how much processing the image receives in camera. IMO the most beautiful image in terms both colour and motion cadence in an indie camera comes from the digital bolex. There is no fancy downscaling, no inter frame compression, and zero noise reduction or sharpening done in camera, just a pure image processing pipeline (and the global shutter helps). So hopefully the raw output on the Z6 will have minimal processing/sharpening etc and if so should be very very nice. I'm looking forward to the 1080p raw output just as much as the 4K.
  14. Iā€™m getting flashbacks to 2002 before the Panasonic DVX100 was released with its ground breaking filmic 24p...
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