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  1. I like that panasonic is making an agressive push, BUT I wish that there wasnt this BS that AF perf is worse depending on which manufacturers lenses you use. I have to keep an em1 on hand if I need to shoot sport, because although the gh5,. this, the g85 all have great af supposedly, ill never be able to tell because its not quick with the oly tele 2.8. This camera will suceed if the AF perf is as good as they claim. I have my doubts, but I cant wait to be proven wrong
  2. Love the EX1, totally agree with @PannySVHS. I think in AUS we sold one we had for years, for $1500 inc media and batteries. I would still be happy to use that on a job. Nice image and robust body, the only issue is the USB daughterboard that we had to keep replacing, it wasn't a particularly solid part. Massive zoom range though, and nice image, with SDI and all the other niceties that go with a pro body. MPEG2 encoder is a bit of a pain compared to something more modern, but nothing unworkable. If you find a bargain EX3 you might be even better off, you can get a b4 adapter so you can put whatever lenses you want on there!
  3. I have an af100, it has virutally no dynamic range and weird highlight rolloff and 8bit wrapped to 10bit output. Its fine for shooting in very controlled lighting, but honestly unless its very very cheap, I got mine for $500, I wouldn't bother, go find a cheap gh4 and rig it up, youll have a much much better camera. Or a g85 or something with unlimited record time. The Af100 is just very dated. Havent used it with a recorder, ill give it a go for you tomorrow
  4. I recently bought a non 444 Sony F3, but its near impossible to get the 444 upgrade anymore, plus the camera was only $1200, so it doesnt make sense to buy the $1000 upgrade. I want to take a look at a config file for an F3 that was upgraded to 444, to see if I can change anything in the config file from my F3 to enable 444. Would someone be able to provide me with a copy of theirs?
  5. Andrew, for as much as I agree with you on most things, the fact of the matter is that Nikon is still in the camera business despite a soft market and Samsung isn't. Would I love it if Samsung continued NX? Yes, I almost bought a 1st Gen one. But clearly image quality doesn't matter as much as we all here think, the proof is in the pudding.
  6. This runs on a laptop or windows tablet, you put in the ip address of the camera into the script and it then controls the focus. Its very simmilar to the guy who is doing the cinelike d unlock with the tool.
  7. Buy anything with a simplebgc board and you can play with the pids. Any of the Came gimbals you can do it with
  8. Having used the a6300 and g7 extensively, unless you need the high framerate or log, definitely go with the g7. It never overheats and has a really nice image. Also more DOF isnt terrible, if you are shooting on a shoulder mount or something. Just keep in mind you cant have HDMI output while internally recording on the g7.
  9. I shoot with a g7 + 12-40 and the crane, sometimes with a vmp on top. It all balances and works fine, you just need to balance the gimbal properly and as previously stated, you have issues with the range of motion the camera can move through because the roll motor hits the mic. In terms of zooming, the crane is amazingly strong and you can zoom a bit without it upsetting the gimbal too much, if I balance at 12mm on my 12-40, I can probably get to 30mm before things start getting shaky. I wouldnt worry about the battery life being shot with unbalanced combos, I have used it for probably 15 hours all up and I usually end up switching the batteries because I feel like it and I'm paranoid they will go flat; they have never gone flat on me. Overall, much better than any other gimbal I've ever used in the small gimbal category. A ronin or movi is in another league though.
  10. Just bought one used for AUD$450, without having the camera balanced properly its already flying better than my Came Mini. Really impressed, ergonomics are a bit weird though. I think this one is finally a keeper. Started with the nebula 4000, its amazing how far things have come in a year
  11. I've used all three pro zooms, and only use them. The 12-40 and the 7-14 are the best, they really do respond like a regular lens with a follow focus. The 40-150 is still usable, it gets a bit jumpy when focusing near infinity though
  12. Throw a speedbooster on there, af with a 50/1.2 and a speedbooster s on my em10mk2 was fast in S/AF, so when you need the DOF, its there. Im so glad this has come, I love my oly bodies, just cant wait for them to get marked up to $2k AUD over here.
  13. Go for the g7. You can get one new for less than a second hand gh3. Shoot 4k and down sample to 1080 and you will get a beautiful image. Plus it's smaller and lighter, AND it has peaking. All you lose is a headphone jack and weather sealing really
  14. Every experience I have had with RODE has been positive. We have a fleet of probably 15 VMPs as well as some other bits and pieces and whenever the shockmount has failed, or the foot has fallen off, one email later there is an overnight satchel with the replacement part in it at the door. I have never had a bad RODE experience, thats for sure. We have two wireless lapel kits from them and they blow me away every time. Would definitely recommend.
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