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  1. Hi

    I have been searching the net, but have not managed to find any answer to my question. I have a Sigma fp and a Samsung t5 that I connect to the single USB-C port on the camera. I also have a Weebill-S and with the new firmware one could control the Sigma fp from the Weebill-S. I guess there is no way one can split the USB-C port and use it for both recording and controlling the camera? Sorry for the stupid question, but just trying to figure out my options.


    Thanks in advance.


  2. On 7/11/2019 at 1:50 PM, nathlas said:

    Τhat means probably a quattro crop sensor camera is coming as well in 2020. Let's see how more Sigma could surprise us.

    Doubt that, but they keep surprising me. From the interviews I have read given by the CEO, it seems they don't want to go back to the quattro sensor design. The new F sensor will be 1:1:1 design. I would think that an fp with APS-C sensor could be more likely than an APS-C Foveon.

    Remember Sigma is firstly a lens producers. They don't need to make an APS-C camera to make APS-C lenses.

  3. 2 hours ago, webrunner5 said:

    Yeah but will it be able to do video? Maybe not. Might be too much data to handle it.

    No video for the Foveon FF. I don't remember where I read it but pretty sure I read it in an interview with the CEO recently.

    If you want high ISO or video the fp is the one you need. Foveon sensors are limited by physics when it comes to high iso, so I very much doubt the new will be very different from the older ones.

    If the Foveon ff had video and high ISO, why would Sigma need to make a FF Bayer sensor camera?

    I really look forward to reviews of this fp camera and the Foveon FF next year.

  4. What are peoples opinion on GH3 vs GH4. I feel GH4 possibly looks more like video when compared to GH3. I feel the extra sharpness of the GH4 is really something that imo doesn't look right. I would have much preferred they would have simply worked on improved iso and dynamic range.

    Can anyway please help me with some nice neutral settings? Everything I've tried on the GH4 looks too sharp or just lifeless + too much yellow in skin tones and then too much magenta. I'm finding it almost impossible to get the actual color I want out of the GH4

    Are you using Cine D and 180°? Are you grading?
  5. I'm going to buy a BMPCC. I have the option to get one from the dealer in my country at $1350. Wrapped cameras are going for about $700 on eBay. I guess many purchased in the sales. With tax and shipping it becomes about $900.

    So what I'm wondering about is will I get problems if I need to send camera inn for issues?

    Is the BMPCC prone to problems causing it to have to be returned for service?

    I feel safer choosing the local dealer, but the difference in price is a nice lens.

  6. I had recently 2 awful experiences as a buyer, with this quite new "shipping+taxes" option (or "Global Shipping Program") that eBay uses:

    I bought the first item and eBay's shipping company had it for days in their storage place, without never contacting me for delivery. I tried to contact them, and I had to pay for the call €5 (~$6.5), as they charge €1.34 the call, then 0.36/min and they have you waiting for at least 10-12min, without finally accepting your call, with the excuse that the lines are too busy and that you'll have to call later again...
    Finally, one day, they came to deliver, but without even ringing my bell, they put it (a signed-for shipment) inside my box...

    The second one, they never delivered any parcel, but their tracking status indicates that they did delivered to my hands and that they've put my name as the person who received the parcel... When I opened a dispute on PayPal for this, Paypal in dt time, closed the case, with the excuse that they can't help on this and that I have to find a solution with the seller!... In any other similar case, if the seller had shipped via any other carrier, they could ask him to show them (to PayPal) the proof of delivery, asking this from the shipping carrier... If the shipping company couldn't prove that they had my real signature, then the money had to be returned to me. But as this new company is eBay's (so & PayPal's) business, they of course closed their eyes, as they can't blame their own company. SO, I lost $273.76...

    I will NEVER-EVER buy any item from sellers that they are using this "Global Shipping Program" again! NEVER! I've found though that there are hundreds of others with similar, like mine, problems...

    If you are selling on eBay and you want to avoid any negative feedback caused by similar cases, never use this option again please.
    To be able to do so, please follow this next steps, to block this shipping option from your sales:
    Your ebay>>account>>site preferences>>posting and packaging preferences>Offer the Global Shipping Programme, then on the right hand side of the screen change yes to NO and save changes.

    By the way I have to say that, with this "Global Shipping Program", buyers are paying more on import taxes, than if they had to pay straight to their customs...

    That's all from me.

    Thanks for sharing! I'll turn it off too. I had noticed that the import charges were too high.
  7. assuming Sony use their RGBW system, creating a red, green, blue and white pass using an electronic filter:

    4.44M * 4 = 17.76M = 18MP

    18 megapixels is about 5760 * 3240, roughly 6K

    So the maths points to a very high colour depth indeed, combining full colour and a monochrome channel. Of course, they're then having to stretch this out to 6K final spacial resolution, so like Bayer, there's trickery involved.

    The only way to get true 6K (as with any resolution) is either user three 18MP sensors stacked, split by prisms, or use one Bayer sensor with four times the pixels. Still, it could be the best picture ever... ;)

    4.44Mpx is what it will be. If you manage to sample several data points from one site (like the Foveon sensor) you get better colour acuity, clarity and resolution compared to a Bayer sensor, but you don't more pixels in x or y direction.
  8. I just don't get this mentality. Get something. Use it. Make things.

    The alternative is just... shopping. How's is that any fun?

    That's a serious question. I truly don't understand. If anyone wants to try to explain it to me, I'd appreciate it.

    Two words : Budget & priorities :)

    The camera won't degrade :) and if something better comes along then there are choices. :)

    Example: I pre-ordered the BMPCC, but cancelled the order when reviews pointed out the issues it had. Now the issues are fixed so the camera is worth considering again for me. I like film IQ, not video. The BMPCC IQ is more to my liking, but the LX100 is an easier camera to work with I'd expect.

    As for my photo cameras (Sigma dp series) I bought them as soon as they came out full price. Because it was top priority for me :) That said I still use the old versions from 2009 also as they have unique IQ.
  9. Sorry if this has been asked, but I cannot find it with search.

    I have a speedbooster for Nikon glass on mFT that I use on my GH3. I'm considering a used BMPCC camera and just wanted to check that the speedbooster is OK for this. I have read there is a special BMPCC version, but not sure what is the difference. If I cannot use the speed booster the BMPCC is not so interesting. Got to love the IQ of the camera though!

    Thanks in advance.

  10. What tempts me is the all in one gadget. No need for constant lens buys, bags, cases etc... Seems to be very portable. I can live with the f4.0 to f6.7 (taking crop factor into account). But what makes me doubt it still is the videos on the net showing some action/movement and what to me looks like frame drooping/jittering/similar. I know there is a lot of poor quality out there (like testing with full auto...), but... And I have yet to see something that looks more like film and not video.

    The other point is that editing 4k will probably mean upgrading PC and I'm not going to do that before a new gen of Intel CPUs are well out.

    So all in all perhaps better to sit on this for a year :-) If I can manage... Doubt it...

  11. It's not designed with the main feature being video. So they went with the clickety type (although a declick button would've been a nice feature). Just gotta use a variable ND-filter to gradually control exposure instead.

    One more questions. The markings on the camera is 1.7, 2.8, 4 etc.. It does have stops between these right?

    It is a tempting camera, just wished it had some more video focus as that would be my use, not photo.

    Wish Panasonic could put stabilisation at the sensor in future cameras, as they produce few lenses with stabilisation.
  12. It was the largest sensor ever on a pocket camera. The previous pocket camera with large sensor was Canon S series, a sensor 4 times smaller than RX100. Before that pocket cameras had sensors that were 1/2.3" or smaller Canon S series broke that trend and became the most popular prosumer pocket camera during 2009-2012. LX100 is not a pocket camera.

    It is still a small sensor. A small sensor that fits in trouser pockets :)
  13. It's always been a FT sensor in these cameras. Only the mounttype is called differently to make a distinction between SLR and mirrorless, the mount these days is a MFT/M43 one, it used to be FT when the cameras where still using mirrors (to allow light being redirected to the optical viewfinder). So it still uses a 4/3" sensor (1.33"), but the mount flange focal distance due to being mirrorless (no mirror, so no optical viewfinder, that's why mirrorless cameras have either no viewfinder or a digital one) is greatly reduced.

    As I thought then :-) but as I read the sensor has a 2.2 and 2.4 crop factor ( stills and video) so in effect it is not quite a mFT/FT. If I recall correctly the BMPCC has a 2.7 crop, so they are not that far apart.
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