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  1. 2 hours ago, Otago said:

    The first person to pull that focussing command out of the E mount and reliably map it to a focus motor will make a killing! It's strange that the clip on motor looks to run the iris and zoom but not the focus, is it an internal ultrasonic motor or a hidden gear ?

    The latest Canon RF lenses and Panasonic L mounts seem to have very little breathing, it will be interesting to see if Sony follow suit with their new cine style lenses. 

    At $5k a pop, they better have breathing under control.

  2. 7 hours ago, kye said:

    It's always interesting to see what they add or don't add.  The biggest problem I've seen with consumer cameras, and the iPhone in general, is that it has no slider to adjust the green/magenta balance on a shot.  What this means is that in nature the cameras auto-WB makes all the brown walking paths appear purple.  If I'm getting an image where brown comes out as purple, why would I care that I can adjust almost anything else?

    It's like they're making a Ferrari that can only turn left.

    Use Filmic Pro, you can dial in custom white balance and tint.

  3. 41 minutes ago, Mokara said:

    Youtubers are not going to buy these lenses, they cost about $7-8k. They are obviously for Sony's new pro video cameras, which have AF as one of their selling points.

    Some YouTubers have the budget for these, but most do not. I like the concept of these lenses,  but if they are merely re-housed stills lenses,  then the price,  which is likely to be around $5k each, is extremely high. 

  4. 1 hour ago, Andrew Reid said:

    My answer is pretty simple, I was asked where the footage is, and I told you.

    As for the rest of it, you'll only end up disagreeing with me if you spout idiotic comments on a daily basis.

    Oops. Too bad for you.

    No you were not asked where the footage is. I fully understand that no one has footage outside of Sigma. I merely questioned your otherwise interesting article’s title. As I do not feel an article that claims to be “comprehensive” can be absent of the single most important aspect of any camera... the footage. Also no information of base ISO... or ISOs if it is dual?

    It was a simple comment. It was not meant as a personal attack on anyone. And for the record, I’m pleased to see more players come into the video market, as I believe competition is a healthy thing and great for consumers.

    Perhaps you will ban me for saying these things? I have noticed of late, that pretty much everything is tolerated by those claiming to be tolerant... unless what is presented is a difference of opinion. That’s where tolerance ends.


  5. With the recent announcement of the Sony FE C 16-35 T/3.1 G series lens, it would seem that in Sony’s eyes, the time of manual focus is approaching an end. Granted, the new series of cinema glass does allow for manual focus. But perhaps more significant, is that these new lenses are designed first as AF lenses, with optional manual features. Combined with Sony’s newest AF technology, these new lenses should prove to be an impressive  and flexible option when compared to more traditional manual only glass.






  6. 25 minutes ago, Vision said:

    Thats their Cinemaline  their protected as goes for 1dx theirs no hope

    Yes, but as mention was made of the C200... a cinema line camera, I believe my assumption still stands.

    I think the harder sell is a $7000 DSLR in 2020? For this reason it’s possible Canon might pull out all the stops for this final edition.

  7. 9 hours ago, OliKMIA said:

    We are talking about a company that even cripples its $7500 pro camera: the C200 that came without middle ground codec. The 1DX2 doesn't even come with LOG and decent codec. This 1DX3 won't be different. Canon's history is full of video crippling. Just pick your pain: DPAF disabled, massive crop, no LOG, no 24fps, recording limits, crop, stupid inefficient codec, etc. They'll fuck up the video specs somehow. Canon couldn't care less about the S1H and the competition, all that matters is to prevent product cannibalization and keep the offering segmented.

    Well they surely have not crippled the C500 Mk2, so perhaps there is hope yet? Still, I was expecting the new Quad Pixel AF to finally show up on this camera,  so maybe not. 

  8. I just had a play with the PB footage... wow. I feel it must be said.  As a C200 owner, and owner of many Canon products, this Sony looks fantastic. Dare I say it? I believe this Sony looks more cinematic than the footage I saw from the Canon C500 Mk2. I believe this camera just might be epic. 

    Threw on a simple Film Convert and everything came together. The motion cadence is spot on. And the colors... did I say colors and Sony in the same sentence? Whatever, they look glorious. I'm simply blown away. 

    I suddenly find myself rethinking my plans to pickup the C500 Mk2. Now if they can get that same color science into an A9 or A7 series body,  that would make the perfect B-cam.

    It seems Sony is really not playing games with this one. 

  9. 18 minutes ago, newfoundmass said:

    That's the weirdest logic I've ever read. You've set your standards too high if that's how you judge the quality of a lens or camera. 

    There's nowhere to go from the bottom but up. The way I see it a master can make anything look great. They can make the most painful experience look easy. I want tools that are sooooo good it's like cheating. 

    Yeah, you could practice driving nails into wood with your fist... but a hammer might be a better choice.

  10. 1 hour ago, newfoundmass said:

    He's an accomplished cinematographer. If they're good enough for him then they can't be that bad, not because he's God but because he certainly has more experience / credits than either of us have. I've found his work with them to look pretty decent personally. 

    Which imo is why he's a terrible person to look towards when judging a lens or camera. I prefer to see how these tools performs in the hands of a complete buffoon... that way, if it still seems good, then it must be brilliant.

  11. 41 minutes ago, Andrew Reid said:

    I had a go of this at IBC and found the concept admirable but I think they have work to do on the charm of the images it produces and character.

    Perfect size, build quality and price though.

    Would have liked to shoot more with it but they wouldn't let it out of the show and I much prefer the Iscorama for what I do.

    Did you see the Vazen anamorphics there?

  12. On 9/12/2019 at 12:43 PM, BrooklynDan said:

    It looks like an SLR Magic 1.33x adaptor welded to the front. Needless to say, it will probably suck. No one will ever make a decent anamorphic prime lens for under a few thousand dollars, let alone one that competes with professional PL mount glass. The laws of physics are immutable.

    I think perhaps you are confusing the laws of finance with the laws of physics? And clearly you have never used the SLR Magic adapter. That system is dual focus, whereas this lens is single focus. 

    The truth is there is nothing magic about anamorphic lens construction,  and now the cat is out of the bag. Expect more and more affordable options to become available.

    9 hours ago, newfoundmass said:

    Tom Antos has used them quite a bit, so they can't be that bad. 

    Because Tom Antos is god? I don't need Tom Antos when I have eyeballs and can see the horrible blurry images these lenses produce. The full frame set use to cost $18k, now they are reduced to $8k, yet still they gather dust. 

  13. 3 hours ago, Patrick B. said:

    I’m curious why simultaneous dual gain sensor architectures a la the Alexa Alev III aren’t more common in smaller cameras.  This allows a low and high ISO signal to be combined for one HDR image. It seems that in ten years most cameras still can’t match the Alexa for sheer video dynamic range, yet CMOS sensor technology has obviously evolved in many ways.

    Is there a limiting factor like size/heat, a patent, or maybe otherwise?  Perhaps it’s just that the average consumer is more interested in increased resolution? We now are seeing the switchable dual gain architecture used more, but I’m not aware of lower end cameras using simultaneous dual gain. 

    Related info:



    The Sigma fp will have simultaneous dual gain sensor for HDR. I believe the Z-Cam also offers this feature,  though it does not work well because of a slow sensor readout. 

  14. 11 minutes ago, Video Hummus said:

    Pretty sure I saw a picturing showing they filmed some of these promos with a won’t cinema lens setup hooked up to an iPhone and said it was filmed on an iPhone. ?

    That dosen't change the fact that it was shot on an iPhone. Many here buy great bodies and use with less than  equal lenses, but the smarter buy might be to do the opposite.

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