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  1. An increasing amount of advertising content is now shown on large, vertical screens in public spaces so, although we might find it distasteful, it's definitely a thing.
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    Tripod advice?

    For the money, this (and the many other versions available under different brand names) can definitely do a reasonable job: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00139W0XM/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    Leica Q3

    The well-known and much-revered products of another German company are available, used, for a somewhat similar price.
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    Leica Q3

    It's especially odd as, if one is particularly concerned about video, one can find far more effective and enticing ways of spending £5k than on this.
  5. I must confess I'm always a little mystified that people are willing to pay the Leica premium for digital cameras. One of the most compelling aspects of a Leica film camera is that it's 'the camera you pass on to your grandchildren' - but how does that stand up for digital, given that the sensor etc in even the best of Leica's offerings will be obsolete in 10 years?
  6. ^^ Anyone responsible for paying the crew's wages probably wouldn't choose to shoot a feature on a...
  7. Hmmm. My understanding is that a major reason for the almost exclusive use of Arri for serious movie making is the fact that if the camera goes down the Arri network is so good that another will be delivered within hours. I should have thought that kind of protection against downtime would be just as important (if not more) on a low-budget production.
  8. FS5 has autofocus but it ain't fast and it ain't great!
  9. Well done! My current cam for video is a G9, which I love, but taking some pictures for a friend's daughter at her wedding celebration (she had a pro, this was extra) showed me that M43 just doesn't cut low light stills to a high enough standard; so I shelved plans to get another G9. I already have a full set of EF lenses, so Canon was a no-brainer, and my wife recently got a 5D mkiv, which I like. Didn't want to spend that kind of cash at this stage, however, and I reckon the mkii gets me 95% of the way there anyway. This was GBP290 with c35000 clicks, which isn't bad. I'm definitely liking the images so far, so once I get my first booking I'll pick up another (MPB - they've got loads!).
  10. Well I just bought a 5D mkii, with a view to getting another, to relaunch myself into the wedding stills trade this year. Fairly impressed so far...
  11. The IBIS is great - and somehow the C-AF in video mode seems a lot better than on the S1 - which is odd.
  12. Oh yes it's miles better - the highlight roll-off alone is enough to keep it - except that because it's so big and heavy (esp with my Tokina 28-70 2.6 on) that it hasn't left its bag for the last 3 months or so. When I'm out it's nearly always with children and the dog, stopping to shop etc. and it's just too unweildy for that kind of use. The number of times I actually get to go out alone with a camera each year can be counted on one hand. So it's going - but yes, I sure will miss those highlights!
  13. I use MPB quite a lot, given that they're in my town (I've even sent a taxi round to pick stuff up in the past!) but I want to get as much cash as possible so going the eBay route this time. My replacement for the S1, which I love, but don't use nearly enough to justify keeping it, is a humble GX85. I'm not a pro, by any means, and that camera has so far been a revelation in that for the kind of things I currently shoot it gives me about 90% of what I need. I've got a music video coming up and if the colourist is happy with 8 bit Cine D I'll even use it for that paired with my Super Takumars. If not I may pick up a G9 or rent something. I've got to say, when I got the S1. out to photograph it for the listing I nearly decided against the whole exercise. It's such a beautifully put-together camera. But it won't be my last high end camera - I'm just taking a break!
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