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ade towell

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  1. A big pro for me is no 30 minute limit recording Biggest con is the lower quality 4k50p unless you take a big crop Solid camera though for 4k25p
  2. I will never sell my GH2, still gets plenty of use as a 3rd camera, and with the hack no stupid 30 minute limit
  3. I much prefer the image from the Fuji but I've got to agree with Django, if you're following a 3 year old around the Sony's AF will definitely be better
  4. I have read good things about the Meike nd adaptor and looks much better value than the Canon version. I have the plain Meike ef to rf adaptor and it has worked flawlessly since I got it about a year and a half ago CVP seem pretty positive about it
  5. Good points about the 5rc Good points about the r5c I also wish they had just gone for the best 4k they could and stopped compromising other stuff chasing 8k. Be aware if you mainly shoot 4k60p that on the R7 I believe it is line skipped unless using the severe crop mode. 4k 24/25p is the sweet spot for this camera it seems. Do like the no time limit though, overheating is still to be properly tested but fingers crossed the smaller sensor has a positive affect
  6. Yes to the OP this is a proper case of chasing your tail - the R6 you already have is capable of creating similar to the examples you have shown - with all respect you just need to learn how to use it properly (I include myself in this). Together with lens choice and grading, use of light and framing are 2 major factors in creating beautiful images - these skills can be learnt but a new camera won't help
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    Fuji X-H2S

    Was interesting seeing Gerald show how to squeeze out 14+ stops with the NR off and doing it in post though. Not seen those sort of numbers on mirrorless before Props for Fuji using full size hdmi too
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    Fuji X-H2S

    This looks really nice, the kind of video specs I was hoping from the Canon 7R - well done Fuji. Looking forward to seeing if the DR increase is real, with those Fuji colours will be a real powerhouse And yes the new video based zoom is very welcome, 16mm at the wide end would have been pretty much perfect but mustn't be greedy
  9. Wonderful work all of it, camera, lighting, costume, special fx. Bravo
  10. I'd say it's the type of Canon apologists that I read on this thread and all over the internet that allow them to get away with this crappy kind of crippling because despite al the gotchas they know that people will keep buying their cameras in droves. I'm a Canon user (damn you Canon for your great lens legacy), but will call them out whenever they're low balling their customers - there is no excuse for the ridiculous crop on 4k 50p on a new camera in 2022. The jury is still out on overheating but the signs aren't great, they've seen what they can get away with in the 'best selling' R5 and R6. Saying it's better than Sony's ancient half arsed A6xxx series is hardly praise worthy The 7d was Canon's flagship crop dslr camera, the 7R seems like a toy in comparison. I hope they are going to bring out a properly weather sealed mirrorless crop camera with decent video specs, cause this isn't it. This is Canon dropping the quality - a worrying sign
  11. I'd imagine the non crop 4k 50p will be rubbish like Canons line skipping of old. On closer inspection the R7 isn't really a 7d replacement with poor buffer, no top lcd, no battery grip (so far) and lack of decent weather sealing. Disappointing really even for wildlife photography, wonder how serious Canon are with aps-c if this is their flagship, the 7d was top of the line and a solid and very popular stills camera
  12. I think these are overpriced and under spec'd for video, the crops in 4k 50p are indeed lame in 2022, the Fuji XT3 has been out many years and offers more. I am being asked for 4k 50p footage a lot these days so that it can be used as slow mo if needs be. These cameras are no good for this. Also a bit disappointing there are no reasonably fast crop lenses to go with the cameras or for the C70. Hopefully soon For wildlife photography though am sure the R7 will be a big seller
  13. https://www.videohelp.com/software/The-Levelator This is a great free bit of software that I always run my final audio mix through - don't know exactly what it does but it comes out sounding better every time
  14. Films I've enjoyed seeing in 4k HDR on a projector are mainly those I was too young to see at the cinema and as mentioned have been digitally remastered such as The Shining (great quality and colour), Apocalypse Now (love the grainy cinematography), 2001 and then more recent films like The Matrix benefit from the remaster. One film I would love to see in 4k HDR is The Fall by Tarsem Singh
  15. I agree but guess it's all relative, the Canon R5 is £4300, GH6 way less than half that at £2000. Think this is a great camera and with the Olympus puts M34 back on the map and hopefully has a decent future. Many folks been writing M43 off but I feel it has a lot to offer. What would really be a statement of intent would be a proper cine/eng zoom with good range, take advantage of the M43 unique sensor size, has been crying out for one for years
  16. Looks like the C5 name is already taken R5c is so yesterday. https://www.canonrumors.com/new-reports-about-the-next-cinema-eos-camera-have-surfaced-cr1/ The name for the camera is suggested to be the EOS C5, which would be a new line of Cinema EOS cameras from Canon. The camera is a combination of the EOS R5 C and EOS C300 III, similar in appearance to the EOS R5 C, but more square, with the electric ND filter of the EOS C300 III, the professional interface of the EOS C70, and an extended battery compartment. Its XF-AVC recording format is the same as the EOS C70, but it uses a modified version of the EOS R5 C’s CMOS sensor with a total of 22.5 megapixels. With a sampling resolution of 8192×2160, it is capable of perfect oversampling to 4K 120fps, making it Canon’s current 4K 120fps product with the best image quality. When the frame rate is reduced to 72fps or less, DGO mode is turned on to provide a higher dynamic range. Unlike the current EOS C70, it does not offer RAW recording for now. Full pixel QPAF, and RAW internal recording in subsequent firmware. In terms of photography, it no longer offers a mechanical shutter and is replaced by in-body stabilization.
  17. No IBIS is only a blessing when shooting 24mm and wider. If Canon allowed you to turn IBIS off and just use the lens IS at these wider focal lengths and then have both stabilising systems working at more telephoto then we would have the best of both worlds. I'm really not sure why Canon wouldn't allow this at least in the R6 (and R5) that I tried, it was infuriating
  18. All good points, I've not had much luck taking stills from video unless there's little movement in the shot - slow shutter speed always creates blur, I guess shooting in 50p and 1/100 or even 100p 1/200 and bringing back to 25p in post could work but may compromise quality. In my world I don't see 8k being asked for any time soon and by then there will likely be better and cheaper camera available. To be honest most of what I shoot still gets delivered in HD, your requirements may well be different of course. I would personally take better DR and usability over higher resolution and possible future proofing Haven't noticed softness in C70 footage but maybe subconsciously that's what I've liked about it, some of the R5 8k footage I've seen looks almost too sharp and video like. Admittedly I've only seen it on 4k screen so maybe it comes into its own viewed at native resolution. Not experienced an 8k screen yet Anyway nice to have choices I think you'd probably be happy with either, both camera produce a lovely image
  19. If you don't need the photo side of it (I think you already have an R6?) then I would say the C70 wins for ease of use, nds and audio, battery life and the DR difference is huge - brings it much closer to the big boy cameras in image quality. Adding RAW is the icing or gravy, choose your topping The only thing holding me back from C70 is no evf (I hate this recent trend) but that depends on how you use the camera, lots of folk it seems don't use them
  20. I don't like using gimbles I want to be able to have the handheld look and IBIS helps smooth out jitters from these small mirrorless cameras without having to rig it out. Canons IBIS isn't as good as Panasonic's and Olympus, it's their 1st attempt but I would still find it useful - the wobble effect is only on really wide shots where IBIS isn't so important anyway. But 35mm and above it is a great asset to have. The external power needed to get 8k 60 is a bit of a bummer, the Anker power brick required is wider than the R5c. Now the compact camera has cables and other crap hanging off it and we're back to Franken rig. The little internal batteries don't seem to be able to run this camera for very long on some of the other shooting modes either. It will need external power. I think it is a fantastic camera and there will be some amazing stuff shot with it, I love that they have kept the evf (unlike the fx3), but for my style of shooting there are too many new gotchas
  21. By all accounts Canon Cinema cameras have fairly poor AF compared to their stills cameras such as the R5. I'd say that was a backward step
  22. Hmm I agree that using the video OS and it's exposure tools etc is a good thing but not when the AF quality takes such a big hit.
  23. No more overheating and getting proper exposure controls are big improvements over the R5 and worth the fairly small price increase for many. 8k 60p needing external power is a bit of a gotcha though, keeping the horrible micro HDMI for a video orientated camera is criminal and losing IBIS is a huge disappointment - to me anyway. There's also talk of the AF for video being the lesser quality dpaf version 1 as in C70 standard rather than what folk have become accustomed to with the dpaf version 2 on recent stills cameras such as R5, R6 One step forward 2 steps back in some ways, classic Canon wanting you to buy both R5 derivatives
  24. https://www.newsshooter.com/2021/09/02/tilta-cooling-kit-for-the-canon-eos-r5-review-does-it-actually-work/?fbclid=IwAR1dbGvyOsq7UncrDlTvAfKCXDJHTVa1z5y3MhcNlIaYFtgeYKVfJKDEqHs Seems bonkers that a product like this even has to exist but anyway the Newsshooter review is up, fan noise and all kinds of usability issues make this a no go for me but am sure some may find it useful
  25. R6 now has c-log3 and recording to 2 cards for back up https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/support/details/cameras/eos-dslr-and-mirrorless-cameras/mirrorless/eos-r6?subtab=downloads-firmware
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