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  1. I suspect you don’t get it... AF is much better than it used to be. I’ve seen many would be filmmakers with lots of out of focus footage. Fyi: my motion control rigs run unattended for live shooting with no issues.
  2. I'm not sure what you are talking about? Are you saying AF is not "Pro"? Honestly I could care less what is "Pro"... I use a gimbal and motion controllers and often times control multiple cameras at once. AF is a needed feature for these situations. I'm not talking about elaborate focus pulling... I'm taking about locking onto a subject and keeping it in focus. The primary reasons I do not buy Reds and Arri are: size, weight, lack of AF and convenience. If that changes I might have to rethink things. This new "pocket" camera is simply too large and bulky to be the kind of camera I would carry day to day. It's size and bulk relegate it to planned shoots. The kind of shoots my C200 is used for. The only thing this camera has going for it imo is price. But honestly, price is not a dominant factor in my purchasing decision. The more important factor for me is convenience of use... because if it is not convenient to use, well... I don't use it.
  3. I'm not spitting on it, but I'm not buying it. I do this for fun, it's just a hobby for me. I'm a prosumer... a enthusiast that will buy pro gear. But the P6Ks cameras plastic build, lack of good AF, bulky proportions and absence of any weather sealing makes it a pass for me. It's also doesn't help that it's been beaten hard with the ugly stick. The Panasonic S1H, Sigma FP or the Komodo(pending specs) are more my speed.
  4. Well the Sigma is full frame not S35 like the ? Pocket 6k, and yet it’s not called a “pocket”. It doesn’t depend on ones perspective of a cinema camera... it depends on ones reasonable expectation of what can fit inside a pocket. The original camera with a pancake lens could fit inside a pocket, this thing has not a chance in hell. Frankly, it sounds comical at this point. While I haven’t actually measured, from the images it looks like the P6K is larger than all of the hybrid cinema cameras, including the admittedly large Panasonic S1H. The P4k was not the first thing to include the word “pocket “ in its name. Most people are familiar with a pocket knife. There are expectations for how large such a item should be. You wouldn’t expect a Bowie knife to be described as “pocket”... and that’s not because most people don’t understand that swords exist.
  5. I really think it’s time to drop the “pocket” designation.
  6. Can't say that this unwieldy beast of a $2500, plastic "pocket" camera does anything for me. The Sigma FP is mighty interesting though.
  7. @Kisaha for me, I'll have to wait until the announcement, some independent reviews and footage. I'm not counting it out, but it'll have to be impressive to earn my sale.
  8. Canon will be around in five years... I don’t see them dropping out of the consumer market. They may simplify their offerings. They might have to stop leaving out desired features. The new Eos R Pro and 1DXMK3 will speak to weather Canon has learned anything about the new camera market. Sony will be around, but might withdraw from being a smartphone manufacturer. Let’s hope the A7S4 (skipping 3 I assume?) will deliver something innovative and fresh. Nikon... RIP. Too little, too late. How’s that raw output going? Did they already run out of cash for further development? Olympus... dead and buried... they just don’t know it yet. Pentax? Didn’t they go out of business in the 1980’s? They are the walking dead. Panasonic will survive but will need to modify their thinking. Clearly the new FF cameras are not selling as well as they would have liked. I also feel the new S1H would have lost some of its luster once it finally is released. Too many competitors will have equal or better specs by that time. Fuji is thinking outside of the box. I’m confident they will make the cut beyond the 5 year mark. I’m excited to see that the X1H Mk2 will bring. Camera sales are down for most of the major players...? Sony included. Those that will survive are those that can evolve. A few that had no mention: Sigma, let’s hope they are a new rising star. Leica... is jewelry. They will be around for sometime to come.
  9. Meanwhile in the real world, they are more likely to release a 1DXMK3 with quad pixel AF. Full frame internal 4K 10 bit with Log, 24MP sensor, IBIS, improved DR and a price tag of $6999. And it will sell like hot cakes. Raw output or internal? I think not... this is Canon. If the specs match this I’ll be preordering. But they better not pull a Canon on us?
  10. Fyi: Red Hydrogen 2 is not (Komodo)... that's clearly a different product altogether.
  11. Near as I can tell it looks to be a accessory for the Hydrogen 2. That is a dedicated cinema accessory. There is speculation it may be a Z-Cam competitor. I guess we'll know soon. Here are some teaser pictures. One last thing... yes, that certainly does look like a Canon RF mount?
  12. The GFX-100 has been sold out since orders opened. It maybe $10k, but as a 100MP shooter at "only" $10k it's easily the cheapest game in town. Canon need to innovate not just in patents but with actual products. And as for why the choose to leave the smartphone sensor market to Sony and Samsung it's beyond me? I think today's dedicated cameras should be capable of doing all the clever tricks that smartphones and action cams can do... but much better... and they should do more of them. Not just computation, but optically also. My smartphones and action cams can all do compelling hdr stills and video, where extreme highlights and shadows all appear exposed properly.... my dedicated cameras cannot. Always a struggle. There should be nothing that a smartphone can do imaging wise that beats a dedicated camera. Not even the cheapest dedicated camera. Or else why buy one? Which is of course exactly where we are today.
  13. No one is arguing that a Phase One does not have higher quality in a studio setting. But let me ask you this, would you recommend it on a safari? Is it great for shooting sports? Street photography? I suspect you would end up with many blurry 150MP images. The only medium format camera that could be passable in street use is the GFX100. But even so, it’s largely a niche camera. And how is the Phase One as a hybrid camera? Yeah, that’s what I thought. For almost all photographers the Canon, Nikon, Fuji and Sony offering are far superior. And btw... how does that 150MP image look on instagram? I suspect no better than any of the much more mainstream offerings.
  14. I heard Canon’s profits are down some 40%... and before anyone gets too excited, I also heard Sony’s profit was down over 70%. I think the only camera manufacturer that is seeing an slight increase is Fuji. This leads me to believe we might actually see something pretty great released by Canon in 2019-2020. Though this new A7R4 being released, while seemingly skipping the A7S3 is a complete mystery from Sony.
  15. That’s exactly my point. Comparing a Hasselblad or Phase One to cameras designed to be used outside of a studio is just plain silly. Sure, the medium format cameras may have an edge in ultimate image quality. But neither is a well suited street camera, travel camera or sports camera. They’re just not made for that sort of work. As I’m not a studio photographer those cameras have zero value for my use.
  16. 1DXMK2 is a “real pro” camera. Try shooting sports with a Phase One or Hasselblad... then we can talk.
  17. The sad thing is you can get shots like that all day long straight out of camera without even trying with any prosumer/pro Canon body. Canon, Fuji, Nikon all pretty dam easy to get great results. I haven't tried the full frame Panasonic's yet. I'll take a second look at those when the S1H comes out.
  18. Well if Canon adds decent dr, quad pixel AF and full frame 4K it will be a really short “battle”.
  19. Rumor has it a new 102 MP X-Trans sensor is coming. But when? I do like the medium format look.
  20. I owned the A7r and A7r2... I don't miss either one. Wouldn't trade any of my Canons for the A7R4. I honestly am not tempted by it in the least. However, it's a given that I'll be preordering the 1DX Mk3 and the RF Pro body. I know right off that bat they'll leave something out.... they always do. But there will be enough to make it a no brainer.? For me the big question is will the Sigma have a place in my collection, or for that matter the Panasonic S1H? Both of those cameras are interesting to me. Perhaps the Sigma by a small margin?
  21. They'll release it with the organic sensor ?
  22. i know it's not straight from the camera. IMO his grades are just a bit long in the tooth for my taste. Granted, horses for courses. I know many love his grades.
  23. Take your pick buddy. FYI: I do this for fun. But that said, I don't need to be a race-car driver to know who won the race. Buying a camera is a personal choice for me. After looking at @Andrew Reid example images, I can clearly see that he had an easier time getting great shots with the Canon. Like I said, some cameras make it easy to get great shots... other, not so much. Given I have little skill I need all the help I can get. I like PB, but I HATE his color grades.
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