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  1. 1 minute ago, JackHorror said:

    @fuzzynormal The thing is that i see a lot of comparison's and i can't decide.

    @SteveV4D@Mark Romero 2 The budget includes a lens. I would like to photograph weddings/portaits/make up/fashion/etc and i would like to film videoclips/documentaries.

    Yes i need autofocus for filming, so i was thinking getting the bmpc4k/6k + lidar autofocus.

    Yes i am an owner of GX85 but right now i own only one lens.

    I would not trust the lidar setup for a run gun situations, especially if you need to quickly change lenses. I don't even know if that would work properly with a zoom. 

    Just get a A7III, or if you can wait a bit the A7IV when it's announced, and the tamron 28-75. 

  2. On 10/27/2020 at 4:47 PM, Sven Delac said:

    Hi Geoff,

    Would you be so kind to share with me where you bought S1 and 24-105? New or used?

    I’m thinking it’s time for me to make an upgrade from GH5.

    Thanks in advance,


    Hey Sven, I was lucky and purchased the camera directly from a friend who was not using it. Gave me a great deal on the condition that I not turn around and sell on eBay for a profit because I've been working with him.

    Always good to buy used from keh/adorama/b&h. Saw a good deal on a S1R +24-105 on ebay that currently has some low bids, which is supposed to get a 5k update soon, but that is a roll of the dice.

  3. 15 minutes ago, Phil A said:

    But not everyone wants to massively increase the footprint and weight of his camera by adding an external recorder. For many people, the whole point of shooting with a hybrid camera is the size. I couldn't care less what's available via HDMI out, it needs to be in-camera or I'm not going to use it. I'm clearly not in the minority with that opinion. For 90%+ of users, the new Nikons will be 8bit cameras.

    Completely agree. One of the big advantages of hybrid mirrorless camera's is the light weight and flexibility to strip down the rigging.  It means this camera cannot be used for vlogging or on a gimbal without rigging it up. 

    The Z6 and Z7 were not even usable while using an external recorder, as they both have terrible output delay, and the image was line skipped in RAW, creating issues with moire compared to the internal recording.

    The lack of internal 10-bit AND lack of internal LOG drove me to completely abandon the system. 


  4. Just now, maxmizer said:

    However Panasonic has all the industrial technical ability to make any sensor it wants ...

    Yes that is true, I was only commenting on currentsheldon's idea that they could just give a upgrade to the S1H for 120p in 4K.

  5. 3 hours ago, currensheldon said:

    Just adding 120fps in 4k on the S1H would put it right back at the top of the heap specs-wise. It would have 6k ProRes Raw over the A7sIII and tons more usability over it and the R5 (with better XLR adapter than Sony, timecode, zero overheating, etc). Plus, 6k ProRes Raw is wayyyyyyyy easier to work with than the R5's 8k raw and the IQ difference is probably negligible. No real need for Panasonic to put out another mirrorless body - something like the C70, with internal NDs, more cinema style body, integrated XLRs, etc on the other hand would be AWESOME. 

    The S1H specs (full frame, 6k, dual ISO, IBIS, timecode) with the C70-like cine style layout + internal raw and 120fps would be amazing. Again, probably more likely in an EVA-2 (minus the IBIS) and will be bigger than C70, but would still be great to have. 

    That would be great if the S1H sensor could do that. The sensor itself is limited to 60 fps 4K in the Super 35mm crop. You would need a entirely new sensor to do 4K 120p.  

  6. On 9/1/2020 at 3:44 PM, JordanWright said:

    Id love to hear your thoughts on the Voigt, ive been eyeing up the 40mm & 28mm EF pancakes as travel lenses on the P6k

    The 40mm and 28mm along with the 20mm 3.5 and 90mm 3.5 is my favorite set of lenses. Great separation, smooth rendering, and extremely light. Highly recommend them. With low light performance getting better and better I think they will become more and more useful. 

  7. 1 hour ago, TomTheDP said:

    Full frame preferably tho S35 is fine too. Something that is reasonably sharp wide open, the faster the better.

    What focal length are you looking for? Namely at the wide end? Plenty of good telephoto zooms, it's the wide angle ones that are hard. 

  8. On 10/12/2020 at 3:09 PM, currensheldon said:


    I don't know why each manufacturer (Canon and Sony, mostly, but also Panasonic (Varicam LT and EVA-1) doesn't have a professional 16-55mm f2.8 lens with IS to go with their Super35mm video camera - seems like it should have been released alongside any of the C-series or FS5/7 series. 


    Sony has an excellent 16-55 2.8 for E-mount.


    15 hours ago, Stanly said:

    It will look exactly like 24-105 f/4 on full frame (or 24-70 f/2.8). Even though the speedbooster "doubles the light", it only compensates the light initially subtracted by the sensor crop.

    It will look completely the same, but you WILL get a stop better lowlight performance. Sensor crop DOES NOT effect the light level hitting the sensor. 


    On 10/13/2020 at 6:33 PM, ntblowz said:

    C70 screengrab from FB group (Andrzej Fryda).  Canon colour is magic source.




    Don't think these really show how highlights behave, it's clearly a overcast day. 

  9. 20 hours ago, Antoin e said:

    What are your thoughs on the pmw F5 ? I've seen some for sale online at around 4000/5000€ and im curious about it.

    I see it can do 4K internally with a small hack and 16bit raw, but i've not seen any very good footage like the F3.

    Does it have the same sensor (same color science and all) as the F3 or is it completely different ? 


    Honestly once you get to that price point I think the FS7 is a better buy. 

  10. 10 hours ago, dgvro said:

    Have only skimmed the thread and the details on this gimbal so far but, my main question:


    If you're already all rigged up holding a gimbal in your hand and with a gear motor attached to your lens:

    Why would you not just use a wheel on the gimbal to manually pull focus?
    Remember the whole point is you're almost certainly already holding it all in your hand. Follow focus add-on motors on the last gen (Ronin S/SC, Weebill S, Moza Aircross 2) all offer totally usable follow focus already. Why even invite the uncertainty of an autofocus system...

    These gimbals look awesome though and I'm definitely feeling a hint of remorse at having recently bought a Ronin SC that I never even got to take out of the box yet 😅


    Honestly I'm not going to buy the gimbal for this, just excited to see it because it means at some point the system will be available off of the gimbal setup. DJI should have realized how popular this feature would be and sold it as a separate device for $500. I would buy it in a heartbeat.

  11. On 10/13/2020 at 2:20 PM, currensheldon said:

    Has there been any mention of EVA-2? What is Panasonic doing?

    Where is their L-Mount, full-frame, highly-specced video camera to compete C300 III, FX9, FX6, C70, and Komodo? Just put the S1H sensor in an EVA-1 like body (hopefully a bit smaller), add in 120fps in 4k, ProRes Raw over HDMI/SDI, and get on with it. 

    Yeah this.

  12. On 10/16/2020 at 4:57 AM, BTM_Pix said:

    For anyone looking to have this functionality (and a bit more) without having to buy a specific new gimbal (or any gimbal for that matter), our AFX module launches a week on Monday.

    I'm absolutely not going to give the game away before then and say that it also supports manual lenses.

    Absolutely not going to spoil that surprise.

    If it works well you have a customer. Keep us posted.

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