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Everything posted by Gregormannschaft

  1. Yeah, rolling shutter in full frame looks absolutely fine for use. I know it's also bad in the A7s, but I've rarely had it been much of a big problem. Would have liked to have seen an A7rII full frame vs A7s APS-C crop though.
  2. Cool. Doing one-man docs I've got the added cost of sound to start thinking about before a big solo shoot next year in London, but I think we all know the lens+lights mindset is the healthiest mindset to have right now regarding gear. I recently tried out some vintage glass for small money and was kinda blown away by how much character it adds to footage. Either way, would be stoked to see a few more random creatives projects from you, really enjoyed your short little dog narrative in NY a while back.
  3. Still love the A7s. The image is beautiful...far better, of course, than it is after Vimeo compression which always destroys the image. If it drops a lot it would be well worth picking up. I shot some low light footage in an installation with it a few weeks back, and a friend was also shooting there with a C100. The C100 footage is basically unusable but the A7s is beautiful. It really hit home what a powerful camera the A7s is for the price.
  4. My BIG question right now is whether to sell the 5D Mark III. I never take it with me (the A7s is always the number 1 choice) and I've only used it for photos once in the last year. What do you guys think? The A7rII might be a choice later this year depending on what the A7sII looks like and on the upcoming reviews. I miss taking stills on vacation.
  5. You buying/rent one Ed? Your A7s SLOG2 tests were redonk good.
  6. The 24-105 and the IBIS looks like a fantastic combo for doc work. For anything a little more creative, pairing an old vintage lens with lots of character with in-body stabilisation is really appealing to me. Wouldn't be perfect, but definitely a lot better than no IS at all.
  7. It looked great but this A7s footage myth is getting a little bit ridiculous. I've done plenty of pieces with pleasing colour.
  8. That is unbelievable. Do need.
  9. Funny you mentioned that lens, just stumbled across an article on the 2,4 version which apparently has a focusing distance of 19cm which is amazing. I've bid for on on eBay but will now keep an eye out at markets. Cheers!
  10. It would still move, a lot. Rigs cut down mostly on ugly micro jitters you get when you hold things handheld for prolonged periods of time and give movement a different feeling. Ok, you've asked this question everywhere and I think you mean what would happen with the A7rii if you paired it with a Canon Lens with IS. Well, this: https://www.youtube.com/embed/2aHJ8ToZ75Y
  11. $12, nice! It's an m42 mount, the guy also had absolutely zero idea what lens it was which was kind of funny, even had a Helios 44-2 sticker on it. Great thing is it has barely a scratch on it, must have been lying packaged somewhere for the last 20 years. Took a few test shots last night and it has a lovely creamy look with, like you said, little contrast which I'm liking a lot. Vintage glass is great! I'd love to find a decent old macro for a similar price bracket.
  12. Picked up a Tessar Carl Zeiss Jena 50mm 2.8 lens today for 20 euros at a Berlin market, perfect condition. Think that's a pretty good price, pretty stoked by how solid it feels. And it is sharp. REALLY sharp.
  13. No clue, sorry. Saturn dont have it on their website yet but that doesn't mean too much. Maybe try giving your local a call?
  14. Where are you finding these ridiculous bargains?!
  15. Cheers! Although getting fiddly with cameras never ceases to scare the shit out of me. With other smaller lenses there is no play so I'm not worried about it too much yet but will keep it in mind for the future.
  16. I meant selling the 5D Mark III....which still goes for around 2000 here on eBay. I could sell both and have some cash to spare to invest.
  17. I'm sure he'd admit it, but he's right, Cinema 5D should point out the glaring issues that still exist with rolling shutter. Everything else does look quite lovely though. I haven't touched my Canon 5D Mk.3 in close to a year and would love a camera that takes nice stills and great video. I'm always choosing between the A7s and 5D before I head out and the A7s wins because video is so much better. Is it worth selling? Probably...right? Stupid to have a camera worth around 2000 euros just sitting there. And a question for Andrew, or anyone else in Berlin/Germany, is there a good shop online or physical that is worth looking at for purchasing cameras?
  18. Ugh, it's quotes like this that annoy me. I love my A7s, but it is tempting. I have a Canon 5D Mark III lying around that I havent used in a year...and my A7s. I could sell both and have about 700 euros to spare and to invest. Hmm.
  19. Again, I'd wager they add even more video features like a range of slow motion options. Interesting. Recently my metabones adapter has started to rotate just ever so slightly when mounted with a 24-105mm lens, quite a big lens for the A7s. There's no up or down play, but perhaps some A7s mounts are weakening over time.
  20. Sony will leave something extra for the A7sII I reckon, and it could be adding that incredible slow motion. I currently have a Canon 5D Mark III and a Sony A7s and I'd like to get rid of the 5D but haven't yet because I dont want to lose that stills ability. The A7rII does look great...but video comes first so if the A7sII has incredible slow motion thats probably a better option.
  21. I imagine the Sony store at Potsdamer Platz perhaps?
  22. Think that could be an option but I REALLY suck at the tech side of these things. Looks like Squarespace could be an option, my university gets 50% off a yearly price, too.
  23. Hey all, my Cargo Collective membership just lapsed and I wanted to ask you all if you use a portfolio website for your work that you recommend? Cargo is alright, but the layout isn't particularly impressive and the price is 'kind-of' high.
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