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  1. I think in the future all cameras in this price range will need 4K to be considered serious contenders. Perhaps the A7sii will be more light sensitive?
  2. FS7 is a more professional form factor for serious use. Being shoulder mount lends well to a mobile shooting style, making a gimbal less necessary. The Sigma 18-35mm Art Lense is a very sharp piece of glass. So sharp it can replace a set of primes. This saves both time and money. Miller Compass - the quality, strenght and smoothness of Miller is well known. It was in fact Miller who invented the fluid head. Their compass series can handle a wide range of cameras from as light as 4.4 lbs to around 20 lbs. This setup is a serious pro kit on a budget.
  3. I would buy the FS7, Sigma 18-35 Art lense, Miller Compass tripod.
  4. Many assumptions here. Who said I'm not shooting? The only thing I'm not doing is upgrading until a camera that suits the needs that I desire is available. You might have jumped on the bandwagon early. Well good for you. I choose to make do with what I have until something I feel is worthy spending my hard earned cash comes out. Lastly, I was aware that a movie is being released that was shot on iPhones. But does this news mean that we should all abandon traditional cameras? I think everyone here knows the single most important component of any production is the story. But this post was not about stories. Please read the title. Does it say "tell us all about stories"? It's clearly about gear, or rather lack of said gear. Comments like "it's the story that matters", or "lighting and composition are more important", are merely stating the obvious. And to be frank, totally off topic for this thread.
  5. If the camera does not matter why buy the A7s. Would not your smartphone camera do just as well? For myself, while I liked some of what the original A7s has to offer I refuse to get one until it offers in camera 4k. Not because I upgrade gear constantly, indeed the oppersite is true. Which is why my next camera must be complete. And yes, I realize an external recorder can be purchased to add 4k, but that also adds size and weight. At this point in time 4k is an expected feature, not an optional extra. I'm confident that Sony understand this fact.
  6. Remember you said this when the new model comes out.
  7. According to the latest rumors Samsung will soon be announcing their own take on the A7s. This new camera called the NX1-LX is said to be a lower megapixel spin on the NX1... and a low light monster with greatly improved dynamic range of 1.5 stops, higher iso, 10% lighter body, 60 fps 4K full sensor readout, swivel display and an improved grip. Clearly Samsung will be firing a direct salvo at Sony's A7s. You don't get to rest on your laurels in this business... Not when tech giants like Samsung have six month product cycles, no market presence to compromise smell blood and now have you in their crosshairs. Samsung has a big budget and are constantly innovating. They clearly have something to prove. Believe me, things have only just started to get interesting. http://thenewcamera.com/category/samsung-rumors/
  8. It didn't say it was an A7rii, it simply said new A7 Series. The rest is pure speculation. But if speculation is the game there may yet be hope for a new A7s showing up as it was the most widely sold of all the A7 Series of camera: http://www.sonyalpharumors.com/sr4-a77ii-and-a7-series-sales/
  9. This camera should have supported SSD. Much cheaper with huge capacity.
  10. Funny these H.265 samples play fine on my smartphone. http://cinemartin.com/cinec/hoid/samples/ You don't need a supercomputer, you need hardware support for the H.265 standard. H.265 is the future, H.264 is the past. H.265 aka Hevc creates a better more accurate image while using a fraction of the space. Everyone needs to be on board with H.265.
  11. You my friend understand that the movie business is indeed a business.
  12. I think what's going on here is that many early adopters that bought the A7s are somewhat annoyed at the prospect of the A7sii rendering their investment as a last years model. You need to understand this is already going to happen. Sony already has a new replacement body for the Alpha series. And the new model will most likely have in body image stabilization. So those of you that feel compelled to upgrade should consider the following: do you want the replacement that you're spending good money for to have 4k in camera, in addition to all the other new features? 0r do you want another 1080p camera? Or ask yourself this, if when you were originally buying your A7s there was also a model available with 4k in body which, would you have chosen?
  13. ​Well if I'm right the A7sii will have 4k in camera, if you are right it won't. We'll see what's what soon enough.
  14. ​There is when you are paying a full crew at union rates buddy.
  15. No, but regardless of that if a smartphone can shoot 4K a $2500 camera should be able to also. 4k is not optional anymore.
  16. I agree, resolution is not the only thing. But I, like many, enjoy the flexibility of being able to zoom in, pan and tilt an otherwise static shot. You could have made a case for not having 4k last year... but even then it was a shaky argument. In 2015 there is no excuse. DR and clean 1080p mean nothing at this price point without 4k in camera.
  17. So when is the A7sii going to be announced?
  18. ​There's more to a camera than footage. Yes I just said that. It must be a system that is within budget, and easy to get results with. For run and gun it needs to be forgiving in less than perfect lighting conditions. Battery life must be adequate for a days work. And media must be manageable. I have little doubt that the footage will look great under ideal conditions. But I feel for most a camera that comes closer to a complete solution will be what earns their dollars. I will be watching this camera with interest to see if it can be more than a niche device.
  19. Looks great. Need something like this in m43 or e-mount.
  20. Video-ish motion cadence... Not sure I'm seeing that. Perhaps you can share some examples. And btw, what do you believe causes this?
  21. Yes I do. Lack of internal 4k is why I passed on the A7S. GH4 is 4k, so it's not living in the past. Samsung NX1 is 6k down-scaled to 4k and H.265, so it is good for the forseeable future. A7S is priced like 4k, but is only HD. It is the only one of the trio missing this highly sort after feature. As for comments like blah blah blah is "impossible"... well five years ago all of this was impossible wasn't it? Mark my words, Sony has the technology to do 4k in the A7Sii. They probably could have done it in the first model. The bottom line is this, the current A7S is a $4500 camera for anyone that would like to shoot 4k. So this means the A7S really is not priced where Sony planned it to be. Meaning fewer sales. For this reason I'm certain that getting 4k into the successor is a top priority.
  22. I also would liked to have seen the A7Sii at NAB. But heard some time ago that it would not be at this show. I'm hoping when it is revealed it will check the boxes the original failed to. 1. Internal 4k. 2. In body image stabilization. 3. Better battery life. There more, but these three top my list of must have features.
  23. The look of the BM is certainly cinematic, but this means the image is soft, with grain, and a bit dark from what I can see. What happens if you want a clean image? Grain is easy to add but hard to remove. The same goes for softness and a dark image. Personally I prefer the flexibly of starting clean. The one thing about the FS7 I do not like is the max internal resolution of UHD. In the end for me it will come down to low light and iso performance. Nice to see competition in this sector. That can only be good for buyers.
  24. You're basically looking at Sony FS7 money for this camera. Granted it's a bit higher resolution, but I'm very much leaning towards the Sony. I'm guessing the BM will be more difficult to work with. I love the global shutter, but I personally value a higher ISO and built in ND filters more. And while the BM camera is very cinematic, I feel that it seems all the images are just a bit darker. I think this camera requires well lite subjects to give its best. As for cinematic, the FS7 seems to do a pretty good job at the cinematic look, provided you grade for that look.
  25. ISO is strangely not mentioned. I did see the clip with some low light shots, but I would like to see some numbers also. And yes, the FS7 is not dead yet. For this kinda money I trust Sony much more than BM. So to win my $$$ this camera has to be better on just about every front.
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