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    amsh89es335 got a reaction from Geoff CB in a7r ii nothing but headaches.   
    Also I am not saying the D750 is the best camera ever. But I am talking about in the low end under a few thousands for small productions or run n gun being super reliable with the least amount of headaches and clean slow motion (for low budget music videos on a 3 axis gimbal). And whish we would demand more of this instead of asking for higher resolution before giving a better overall image and camera first. 
    Im aware you can't rent high end cinema lenses for it, but why would you rent $100,000k worth of lenses on a shoot that can't afford more than a $2000-3000 camera that has rolling shutter worst than a 5D mk ii and a long list of other issues. I also collect Nikon ais manual lenses and use them on all my low budget projects and adapt them to alot of cameras so I guess the level of work my Nikon D750 is for this isn't an issue for me. Beyond high-end cinema lenses, Zies cp2, Samyang, all third party DSLR lenses all sell Nikon versions. So besides Canon lenses and other old slr lenses what can a 5D have that a Nikon can't? Can't add a PL lens on either anyways. Granted rental house will only carry EF mount so there is that issue because of supply and demand. By like I said why bother with lenes 10 times the price of the camera. When that budget is already so small it should be put into lighting and production value. 
    My experience as a DP and camera operator has been with all the REDs, Alexa, FS7 at my work (don't get me started on its quirks), C300, 7D, 5D Mk ii, 5D Mk iii ML RAW( which I miss having that image quailty but software kept crashing on shoots it's a shame Canon won't venture into that). 
    Sorry I'm rambelling on because I am just getting fed up of wasting time and money with the hype on these new spec and ignore solving the problems with the last generation of cameras and we are not pushing back on camera manufactures enough and  just say oh well let's just deal with our footage is super janky. When photographers only need to get a 5D every 6 years and do lots of professional work while our world you buy any price camera and 2 months later it's so outdated and people in Los Angeles for example are asking for you to bring a cinema camera that isnt even out yet but herd the hype. Then when you use it and your producer ask why does it look like that? Why are there iusses with it? Why is there so much rolling shutter. Why is there so much judder. Why is the colors look so bad it's not the camera the DP sucks I here this some many time from various producers and directors about many DPs. And because of the hype they hear these cameras are 4k and awsome and will look like a red or Alexa for cheap and won't listen to the details of why these cameras have issues and keep blaming the DP. 
    Are you talking slightly green. I'm talking the camera will give met a error message and go as far green as possible and refuse to white balance on anything. To fix it I just have to keep trying and hope it won't act up or just dial in the tempature as close as I can guess. 
    They don't work that well on it. It's a weird sharp hard ghost and strobing effect. Looks very unnatural especially at 180 shutter angle. 
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    amsh89es335 got a reaction from Geoff CB in a7r ii nothing but headaches.   
    I just sold my A7rii today. After having it for a few months I had nothing but huge headaches. I did many test with a 4k video devices recorder. Besides the worst rolling shutter I've ever seen no one seems to be talking about the horrible judder when panning. At first I thought it was just I'm shooting in 24p and viewing on a computer monitor at 60hrz. But further test in every setting, shutter speed and frame rate seem to have far more than every other camera I've shot with. Another problem is in 60p and 24p 1080 the noise level is bad. I also kept getting bad moire and aliasing in full frame 4k and 1080p especially in the highlights.
    Granted as a small compact photo camera it's frickin pretty awesome. But for video the image only looks good in crop mode 4k and as soon as it moves or things in it moves it falls apart. I barely took it on a shoot because of how much testing I had to figure out before I felt comfortable with all its down sides. And is not worth it.
    I went back to my Nikon D750 with a external recorder for now until I decided what to get next, but even though the 1080p image is softer everything else is far better. Rolling shutter very little. Noise level very clean upto 6400. Slow motion just as good as the 24p and very smooth. Color science far better. Dynamic range little less. Post with it is super easy. It's a shame this camera has gotten no attention, but it such a reliable camera its what we wanted out of the 5D Mk iii but quickly forgot about with all the 4k cameras that just keep adding more new problems, headaches, time and money all for the sake to say its 4k.
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    amsh89es335 got a reaction from Inazuma in a7r ii nothing but headaches.   
    Did you try exposing the slow motion with a light meter at the right exposure in lower light. Because if you go upto 1600 and over expose stop and half in sun light it looks better. But a proper exposure where 800 or 1600 where middle grey is at its extra nosiy in slog and and the cine modes compared to everyone else on the market. So what this means its ISO are all off to get a decent exposure. Which then if you shoot at 1600 but have to over expose then your really not getting 1600 iso but 800 or 400. The rolling shutter is really bad in the 4k crop mode even the image is cleanest. Coming from a 5d mkiii yes anything sharper seems like night and day. But look at you 5d panning and movement shots and the noise level and look the A7rii and look at things beyond sharpness. Also did you do the 5d mkiii magic lantern RAW? 
    Tried it both on and off. Didn't see a difference on a trided panning slow. 
    Also one thing I did learn from all this testing was how to get really good results out of slog 2. Use a color chart that resolves auto color chart reader can read and set the setting to the slog gamma. It really did a good job but I was also shooting 4:2:2 8bit uncompressed not sure about the compressed 4:2:0 8bit. 4:2:2 and 4:2:0 make a big differnce in coloring. But when not using a color chart with slog 2, shoot me.
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    amsh89es335 got a reaction from Volker Schmidt in a7r ii nothing but headaches.   
    I just sold my A7rii today. After having it for a few months I had nothing but huge headaches. I did many test with a 4k video devices recorder. Besides the worst rolling shutter I've ever seen no one seems to be talking about the horrible judder when panning. At first I thought it was just I'm shooting in 24p and viewing on a computer monitor at 60hrz. But further test in every setting, shutter speed and frame rate seem to have far more than every other camera I've shot with. Another problem is in 60p and 24p 1080 the noise level is bad. I also kept getting bad moire and aliasing in full frame 4k and 1080p especially in the highlights.
    Granted as a small compact photo camera it's frickin pretty awesome. But for video the image only looks good in crop mode 4k and as soon as it moves or things in it moves it falls apart. I barely took it on a shoot because of how much testing I had to figure out before I felt comfortable with all its down sides. And is not worth it.
    I went back to my Nikon D750 with a external recorder for now until I decided what to get next, but even though the 1080p image is softer everything else is far better. Rolling shutter very little. Noise level very clean upto 6400. Slow motion just as good as the 24p and very smooth. Color science far better. Dynamic range little less. Post with it is super easy. It's a shame this camera has gotten no attention, but it such a reliable camera its what we wanted out of the 5D Mk iii but quickly forgot about with all the 4k cameras that just keep adding more new problems, headaches, time and money all for the sake to say its 4k.
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    amsh89es335 got a reaction from Dean in a7r ii nothing but headaches.   
    I just sold my A7rii today. After having it for a few months I had nothing but huge headaches. I did many test with a 4k video devices recorder. Besides the worst rolling shutter I've ever seen no one seems to be talking about the horrible judder when panning. At first I thought it was just I'm shooting in 24p and viewing on a computer monitor at 60hrz. But further test in every setting, shutter speed and frame rate seem to have far more than every other camera I've shot with. Another problem is in 60p and 24p 1080 the noise level is bad. I also kept getting bad moire and aliasing in full frame 4k and 1080p especially in the highlights.
    Granted as a small compact photo camera it's frickin pretty awesome. But for video the image only looks good in crop mode 4k and as soon as it moves or things in it moves it falls apart. I barely took it on a shoot because of how much testing I had to figure out before I felt comfortable with all its down sides. And is not worth it.
    I went back to my Nikon D750 with a external recorder for now until I decided what to get next, but even though the 1080p image is softer everything else is far better. Rolling shutter very little. Noise level very clean upto 6400. Slow motion just as good as the 24p and very smooth. Color science far better. Dynamic range little less. Post with it is super easy. It's a shame this camera has gotten no attention, but it such a reliable camera its what we wanted out of the 5D Mk iii but quickly forgot about with all the 4k cameras that just keep adding more new problems, headaches, time and money all for the sake to say its 4k.
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    amsh89es335 got a reaction from Geoff CB in a7r ii nothing but headaches.   
    Yes. But with the D750 Nikon completely step up on maturing 1080p full frame. Before Andrew's review on it I would of never consider it back in early 2015.
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    amsh89es335 got a reaction from Liam in a7r ii nothing but headaches.   
    I just sold my A7rii today. After having it for a few months I had nothing but huge headaches. I did many test with a 4k video devices recorder. Besides the worst rolling shutter I've ever seen no one seems to be talking about the horrible judder when panning. At first I thought it was just I'm shooting in 24p and viewing on a computer monitor at 60hrz. But further test in every setting, shutter speed and frame rate seem to have far more than every other camera I've shot with. Another problem is in 60p and 24p 1080 the noise level is bad. I also kept getting bad moire and aliasing in full frame 4k and 1080p especially in the highlights.
    Granted as a small compact photo camera it's frickin pretty awesome. But for video the image only looks good in crop mode 4k and as soon as it moves or things in it moves it falls apart. I barely took it on a shoot because of how much testing I had to figure out before I felt comfortable with all its down sides. And is not worth it.
    I went back to my Nikon D750 with a external recorder for now until I decided what to get next, but even though the 1080p image is softer everything else is far better. Rolling shutter very little. Noise level very clean upto 6400. Slow motion just as good as the 24p and very smooth. Color science far better. Dynamic range little less. Post with it is super easy. It's a shame this camera has gotten no attention, but it such a reliable camera its what we wanted out of the 5D Mk iii but quickly forgot about with all the 4k cameras that just keep adding more new problems, headaches, time and money all for the sake to say its 4k.
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    amsh89es335 got a reaction from IronFilm in a7r ii nothing but headaches.   
    I just sold my A7rii today. After having it for a few months I had nothing but huge headaches. I did many test with a 4k video devices recorder. Besides the worst rolling shutter I've ever seen no one seems to be talking about the horrible judder when panning. At first I thought it was just I'm shooting in 24p and viewing on a computer monitor at 60hrz. But further test in every setting, shutter speed and frame rate seem to have far more than every other camera I've shot with. Another problem is in 60p and 24p 1080 the noise level is bad. I also kept getting bad moire and aliasing in full frame 4k and 1080p especially in the highlights.
    Granted as a small compact photo camera it's frickin pretty awesome. But for video the image only looks good in crop mode 4k and as soon as it moves or things in it moves it falls apart. I barely took it on a shoot because of how much testing I had to figure out before I felt comfortable with all its down sides. And is not worth it.
    I went back to my Nikon D750 with a external recorder for now until I decided what to get next, but even though the 1080p image is softer everything else is far better. Rolling shutter very little. Noise level very clean upto 6400. Slow motion just as good as the 24p and very smooth. Color science far better. Dynamic range little less. Post with it is super easy. It's a shame this camera has gotten no attention, but it such a reliable camera its what we wanted out of the 5D Mk iii but quickly forgot about with all the 4k cameras that just keep adding more new problems, headaches, time and money all for the sake to say its 4k.
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    amsh89es335 got a reaction from sudopera in a7r ii nothing but headaches.   
    I just sold my A7rii today. After having it for a few months I had nothing but huge headaches. I did many test with a 4k video devices recorder. Besides the worst rolling shutter I've ever seen no one seems to be talking about the horrible judder when panning. At first I thought it was just I'm shooting in 24p and viewing on a computer monitor at 60hrz. But further test in every setting, shutter speed and frame rate seem to have far more than every other camera I've shot with. Another problem is in 60p and 24p 1080 the noise level is bad. I also kept getting bad moire and aliasing in full frame 4k and 1080p especially in the highlights.
    Granted as a small compact photo camera it's frickin pretty awesome. But for video the image only looks good in crop mode 4k and as soon as it moves or things in it moves it falls apart. I barely took it on a shoot because of how much testing I had to figure out before I felt comfortable with all its down sides. And is not worth it.
    I went back to my Nikon D750 with a external recorder for now until I decided what to get next, but even though the 1080p image is softer everything else is far better. Rolling shutter very little. Noise level very clean upto 6400. Slow motion just as good as the 24p and very smooth. Color science far better. Dynamic range little less. Post with it is super easy. It's a shame this camera has gotten no attention, but it such a reliable camera its what we wanted out of the 5D Mk iii but quickly forgot about with all the 4k cameras that just keep adding more new problems, headaches, time and money all for the sake to say its 4k.
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    amsh89es335 got a reaction from Xavier Plagaro Mussard in a7r ii nothing but headaches.   
    I just sold my A7rii today. After having it for a few months I had nothing but huge headaches. I did many test with a 4k video devices recorder. Besides the worst rolling shutter I've ever seen no one seems to be talking about the horrible judder when panning. At first I thought it was just I'm shooting in 24p and viewing on a computer monitor at 60hrz. But further test in every setting, shutter speed and frame rate seem to have far more than every other camera I've shot with. Another problem is in 60p and 24p 1080 the noise level is bad. I also kept getting bad moire and aliasing in full frame 4k and 1080p especially in the highlights.
    Granted as a small compact photo camera it's frickin pretty awesome. But for video the image only looks good in crop mode 4k and as soon as it moves or things in it moves it falls apart. I barely took it on a shoot because of how much testing I had to figure out before I felt comfortable with all its down sides. And is not worth it.
    I went back to my Nikon D750 with a external recorder for now until I decided what to get next, but even though the 1080p image is softer everything else is far better. Rolling shutter very little. Noise level very clean upto 6400. Slow motion just as good as the 24p and very smooth. Color science far better. Dynamic range little less. Post with it is super easy. It's a shame this camera has gotten no attention, but it such a reliable camera its what we wanted out of the 5D Mk iii but quickly forgot about with all the 4k cameras that just keep adding more new problems, headaches, time and money all for the sake to say its 4k.
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    amsh89es335 got a reaction from kaylee in a7r ii nothing but headaches.   
    I just sold my A7rii today. After having it for a few months I had nothing but huge headaches. I did many test with a 4k video devices recorder. Besides the worst rolling shutter I've ever seen no one seems to be talking about the horrible judder when panning. At first I thought it was just I'm shooting in 24p and viewing on a computer monitor at 60hrz. But further test in every setting, shutter speed and frame rate seem to have far more than every other camera I've shot with. Another problem is in 60p and 24p 1080 the noise level is bad. I also kept getting bad moire and aliasing in full frame 4k and 1080p especially in the highlights.
    Granted as a small compact photo camera it's frickin pretty awesome. But for video the image only looks good in crop mode 4k and as soon as it moves or things in it moves it falls apart. I barely took it on a shoot because of how much testing I had to figure out before I felt comfortable with all its down sides. And is not worth it.
    I went back to my Nikon D750 with a external recorder for now until I decided what to get next, but even though the 1080p image is softer everything else is far better. Rolling shutter very little. Noise level very clean upto 6400. Slow motion just as good as the 24p and very smooth. Color science far better. Dynamic range little less. Post with it is super easy. It's a shame this camera has gotten no attention, but it such a reliable camera its what we wanted out of the 5D Mk iii but quickly forgot about with all the 4k cameras that just keep adding more new problems, headaches, time and money all for the sake to say its 4k.
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    amsh89es335 got a reaction from Axel in a7r ii nothing but headaches.   
    I just sold my A7rii today. After having it for a few months I had nothing but huge headaches. I did many test with a 4k video devices recorder. Besides the worst rolling shutter I've ever seen no one seems to be talking about the horrible judder when panning. At first I thought it was just I'm shooting in 24p and viewing on a computer monitor at 60hrz. But further test in every setting, shutter speed and frame rate seem to have far more than every other camera I've shot with. Another problem is in 60p and 24p 1080 the noise level is bad. I also kept getting bad moire and aliasing in full frame 4k and 1080p especially in the highlights.
    Granted as a small compact photo camera it's frickin pretty awesome. But for video the image only looks good in crop mode 4k and as soon as it moves or things in it moves it falls apart. I barely took it on a shoot because of how much testing I had to figure out before I felt comfortable with all its down sides. And is not worth it.
    I went back to my Nikon D750 with a external recorder for now until I decided what to get next, but even though the 1080p image is softer everything else is far better. Rolling shutter very little. Noise level very clean upto 6400. Slow motion just as good as the 24p and very smooth. Color science far better. Dynamic range little less. Post with it is super easy. It's a shame this camera has gotten no attention, but it such a reliable camera its what we wanted out of the 5D Mk iii but quickly forgot about with all the 4k cameras that just keep adding more new problems, headaches, time and money all for the sake to say its 4k.
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    amsh89es335 got a reaction from Zach Ashcraft in Promo Video shot on Nikon D750   
    This camera has really been flying under the radar and not getting much love. The dynamic range is really high up there. dxomark its at 14.5 in RAW photo mode. But in video mode with the Flat profile I've run some test with ND lighting gels and a light meter and was easily 12.5-13 usable stops, more so in the shadows. Not to mention for being 8bit files  color correction is so easy in resolve. Though I do miss my 5D Magic Lateran RAW for that, but not all the headache came with working with that hack. Rolling shutter, what Rolling Shutter? For being full frame sensor its very impressive, takes a lot to show up. Morie and antialiasing, only once with very specific set up of distance, sharp lens, and certain fabric could I get it to do it. Its actually really hard to make it happen, and I took a raw still at the time and it showed up as well in the RAW 24 mega pixel photo, so it had nothing to do with crappy down scaling. Just that the fabric, lens sharpens, and distance hit the sensor mega pixels frequency.

    Here is some sample shots from a short film I shot last month. Vimeo and youtube are terrible to judge the video file. Id recommend downloading the original clip. I also shot it all of it on DNXHD 10bit on my Ninja 2 recorder. It actually does make a difference in quality and color grading to use an external recorder. Also the internal files are half the size of 5D and 7D but nikon did there homework and they are still far cleaner and sharper.  
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    amsh89es335 got a reaction from Zach Ashcraft in Promo Video shot on Nikon D750   
    Sorry there was a glitch in the video from vimeo. Here it is. 

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    amsh89es335 got a reaction from Nikkor in Possibly giving up my Sony a7s for Samsung NX1   
    Don't forget to check out the Nikon D750 as an option. Just finished a 3 day production for a music video with it and really pushed its to its limits. The Colors are spot on accurate, super easy to grade in post, flat profile gives you huge dynamic range that has a really nice roll off in the highlights. Rolling shutter, Aliasing, Moire hard to find even in my hand held shots with a higher shutter speed.  Also combined with the Ninja 2 I get very clean 1080p. I used to own 5D mark III, and Magic latern Raw which was very nice colors with 14bit raw, but nightmare to work with that hack. But I am getting very similar results with D750 and the ninja 2 (even though its only 8bit color), plus more no more rolling shutter and clipping at 11 stops.    
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    amsh89es335 got a reaction from DevonChris in Nikon D750 review - initial thoughts and real-world footage - ladies and gentleman we have a contender!   
    I just got my Atomos Ninja 2 today and did some test with the D750. 
    1080p 23.976 with the internal codec vs Ninja 2 Prores HQ  
     
    I also did a test with 1080p 60fps internal codec vs Ninja 2 720p 60fps Prores HQ with up-scaling and some light un-sharp mask in CS6 Premiere. 

     
    both at ISO 800 and with the Flat profile. 
     
    For 1080p 23.976 the Atomos is not a huge leap in video sharpness,( since the codec is doing a very impressive job) and its hard to tell the difference, especially compressed for web. But I am noticing some better color reproduction and saturation since its 422 compared to the 420. It slightly sharper with the ProRess, less blocky, and noise looks more organic and natural. For the 60fps I was surprised that the Prores HQ at 720p could be up-scaled some sharpness added and almost match the internal 1080p 60fps codec (and look far better than the stock 1080p on the 5D mark iii.).
     
    I used to have the 5D mark iii and shot with the magic lantern RAW. Though I love RAW, it was so much of a pain to use the hack that I don't regret switching to the D750.  Photography and video is by far sharper, cleaner, much more dynamic range, and very accurate color science ( which is a huge advantage going back to 8bit video from RAW, I barely need to color correct as long as I get the exposure and white balance correct in camera). And before Andrew's review about this camera I would of laughed at anyone who said you should shoot video on a Nikon.  
     
    Now if this camera could just get some love like the Canon DSLR have had from magic lantern, or Nikon really make some serious firmware updates for better video features, this thing could out beat the current competition, except for the low light capabilities of the Sony A7S (the D750as good or little less than the 5D Mark iii). Also not to mention for photography it has 12bit compressed RAW option, just imagine if Nikon used that for RAW video. 
     
     
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