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Jimmy

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  1. Look forward to hearing your report! Great seeing so many people joining the Fuji party 😀.... I also used the XT3 news to go bag myself a cheap XH1, having IBIS on the 90mm/F2 is a dream, as is shooting direct to Eterna (tip, protect your highlights, there are alot of clean shadows hiding away in eterna)
  2. This is the reason I moved to Fujifilm.. It's just got an organic look that people seem to respond to without knowing exactly why it is different (even from fellow videographers). It has something that can't be measured on a chart, something very human (and yea, I know that sounds fanboyish 😂).
  3. I'll never understand the mentality of this type of poster. If I prefer one great camera over another great camera, then it's happy days... if someone prefers a different camera, it does not detract from my own happiness.
  4. What the hell were you doing with your XT2s!? They have at least the same DR as a GH5s and the highlight rolloff is way better.
  5. hahahaha... yea, not as scientific. There's hardly much DR in that shot and the GH5 still shows signs of burning the highlights. Oh well, sounds like you are just hurt from owning two XT2s whilst having zero understanding on how to make them sing. Thankfully, for you, the GH5 is more than a capable alternative, so enjoy.
  6. Interesting concept... look forward to trying this out, looks a bit awkward but i think it might be alot better to hold than it looks
  7. Care to post a link to these tests? The XT2 has at least 12 stops... good enough for most. XT3 should improve this further.
  8. Hi @tomsemiterrific or @Andrew Reid could you please test whether they have a better AWB implementation for video? The colour shift when it's constantly hunting for white balance in AWB mode is unusable on the XT2/XH1 (though it's meant i finally got around to learning to using kelvins).
  9. Always make me laugh seeing a tiny camera in the middle of those monster rigs! The image that comes out of it is basically the glass, camera and recorder though (Plus lights).... the rest are shooting aids for him and the crew. $6k... we're now entering true democratisation. Even lighting and gear for motion (gimbals, dollies, cranes etc) are dirty cheap.
  10. As a cinema setup though... it's really tiny. When you see the quality of that Matthew Libatique trailer... it's kind of mind boggling to think the nuts and bolts of that setup can be had for $6k (his was kitted out to a far bigger rig, of course)
  11. Very nice... we're in a new league now... Look at that handheld setup... amazing. 4K/60p/10bit/4:2:2 with a beautiful monitor and amazing lens for about $6k, half the price of RED's cheapest brain (not comparing the two, but damn the gap is really small now). For $6K, you really would have a 100% boné fidé cinema setup, including legit cine glass.
  12. not sure if this has been posted, some nice shots here:
  13. I think a really underrated point about these Fujis is eterna. I've been testing it alot this week to see it's limitations compared to f-log. It's just really, really good. It holds almost the same DR (around 12 stops) and looks stunning out of the camera. You can really tweak to highlight/shadow to almost log levels, a touch more black to suit my personal taste and job done. I can see it saving me several hours a week in post. (btw - from this week's tests I'd suggest to protect your highlights, there is more extra latitude in the shadows than the highlights.) Of course, for further control, you can shoot in f-log and add the eterna lut... there is zero difference to the footage once applied.... when pushed very hard in post, the f-log with eterna stands up just a little more. I find having eterna showing on screen while shooting outweighs any benefits of log though. You can nail the white balance, exposure etc so that you are edit ready from the card.
  14. Canon must have patent on DPAF for large sensors
  15. If they can do all the tricks the 5Diii does, but with a proper live view mode... I'll be back to Canon for my A cam. I'd use the normal mode for most shots, then switch on raw for shots where I need a bit more power in post. Perfect.
  16. As I shoot mainly weddings, I now have 5-6 months off until the 2019 bookings roll in... So will probably just sit back and see what happens. I actually used the news to go and buy a bargain X-H1. If an X-H2 isn't announced by April, I will then revisit the XT-3, but also interested to see the price drops of the 5D mk IV (I really need a better AF system for the A cam). Eyes open for the Lumix FF too. I really don't care about the brand... I just need 12+ stops, great skintones and great AF. Abraço tambem amigo!
  17. Literally nothing else? Dynamic range is better, the XT2 has about 2 extra stops. Highlight rolloff is much better. Skintones are better. It has log. The prime range of glass is second to none for s35. Look... I am no camera snob, you could 100% shoot a feature on the NX1 as long as you can control the light, the resolution and colour reproduction are really great. It's a great camera, but you also have to be detached enough to be able to accept it's limitations. I love the XT2, but have zero problem pointing out the fact that it suffers from banding, the 120p is close to unusable, it's AF is far from amazing and the menu system is poor.
  18. The XT2 already surpassed the NX1. As with the guy above... i sold my NX1 for an xt2 and never gave it another though.
  19. I've got no issue with that. Though would argue some of the footage at the end looked nice (not enough of it though). TBH, I am ONLY interested in seeing footage and key features like how AF works, I can get the spec sheet myself.
  20. So that means CineAble are paid to do EVERY one of their videos that follow a more positive format? Seems a bit odd that all manufacturers would all pay for a review, knowing that the competition will also get favourable results.
  21. Cineable sell cameras, so they are gonna promote the camera's plus points rather than point out the negatives (same for all brands, and the same if they get a pre-production camera or not)... This does not make them paid shills though, you know that. Personally, I woudn't use something like that video to make any buying choices, but that onus is on the buyer to get info from various sources. Just saying "Paid shill" is naive at best though.
  22. God I hope this place doesn't become somewhere that treats every professional who gets a pre-production model of a camera as being a shill. Trump like.
  23. I bet that big body had IBIS though?
  24. Those NX1 videos have terrible blown highlights on the faces. This doesn't happen on the XT2... the XT3 should be even better. Even on the XT1, the highlight rolloff is nice. As much as i loved the NX1, blown highlights and DR in general were a letdown. The comparisons just seem really odd.
  25. Yea... considering the relatively low cost, the results look stunning
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