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  1. I'm weary of the internal IS, but it can work as well. It's good at removing minor shake if you're trying to get a locked off looking shot. I bet it would work great with a 18-35 Sigma. This dude used the internal IS for an entire mini doc. Pretty surprising that someone would have that much confidence in it. His quote below is pretty solid. http://www.danmccomb.com/covid-nurse-short-doc-tests-c500mkii-on-front-lines-of-the-pandemic/ "The C500mkii is the first professional digital cinema camera that Canon has made that features IS built right into the camera body. In testing, I
  2. CLOG3 / BT.709 can be nice though. You don't need a LUT and it is easily gradable by just adding contrast. You don't actually gain any information in the highlights, just way way down in the shadows.
  3. I agree that weight is nice, but this camera does not have enough. I added a cage and monitor with a battery and it feels a bit better. I still think IS lenses are clutch. My C70 with the cage (no monitor) is only 10 ounces less than a stripped down C300 Mkii. Kind of interesting. The C70 is still a better gimbal camera and easier to pack around, but it's not exactly a light weight DSLR. The big bummer is the lack of EVF. You lose that point of contact. It was on purpose so people would be forced to buy a C300iii for a true documentary camera.
  4. Same. I own both with the RAW Lite filters and barely use the bmmcc. I keep telling myself I will use it for weird POV angles and pick up shots but haven't yet. I'm trying to keep the 60p to a minimum so it has been sitting.
  5. I would LOVE the bmmcc if it could steam wireless to my phone or if it had even a tiny reference screen. I often throw the OG pocket up on a tripod. Takes two seconds and looks good without much hassle. I wonder if they'll ever make a 4K version. The Go Pro itself doesn't even sell very well because the iPhone looks similar and often better because of the color processing and resolution on the new phones.
  6. Really clean work with the BMMCC. The P4K with nice lenses in that environment is also really nice. I just followed you on Vimeo. I've seen the "Calvas y Bellas_Trailer b" trailer when searching for BMMCC footage on Vimeo. I'm shooting a piece right now, mixing 16mm and the bmpcc. They match really well and I can use the same set of Kern lenses on both cameras. Have you ever shot 16mm? You can get a K3 for really cheap. Bolex prices kind of Sky Rocket unfortunately.
  7. But does it look better than 1080p from an Alexa?
  8. Damn, do you own stock in Canon and Sony? The only thing you left out is that they shot the season finale of house on the 5D.
  9. You're right, but Alexa is WAY better than Canon. Once to you notice it, it's kind of a bummer.
  10. Canon claims 15 stops and the sun still renders out a disgusting clipped out BLOB if you shoot towards it. On film, it would be a tint pin point. Black Magic Pocket 6K same story. Immediately looks cheap when you point it towards a bright light source. I would like to believe they will figure out how to get more highlight detail, but I really doubt it.
  11. If anyone is interested, I bought the RawLite OLPF filter but it took so long to ship, that I ended up buying a pocket that already had one installed... (took over a month to arrive.) If anyone is interested, I will give you a deal. Unopened. I paid 390 shipped. https://www.eoshd.com/comments/topic/53711-olpf-for-og-bmpcc-or-bmmcc-32500/
  12. I'll push it to f2.8 on a 70 - 200 tight or f2 on a 50mm on wide in manual mode. Of course you need to monitor the camera, but with a decent monitor this isn't a huge problem. f/1.8 on a full frame sensor is a whole different story.
  13. I'm just curious... Why use auto focus for a talking head interview? I've shot 100s of interviews with the C300 Mkii for years and now the C70. I would never do that, simply for the fact that it can be unreliable. I suppose if you're shooting on a gimbal or the person is moving around, or a unmanned camera, but a traditional interview I always have focus on manual. I could never work without NDs or XLR though. Kind of the number one selling point with the C70.
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