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  1. The Snap Chick, Tech360 and Three Men and an Elephant all had early first look videos where they use the fp-L and approach it more on its own merits. But Gerald and DPreview seem to get most of the attention.
  2. Toward the end of the review, Huff tests the firmware 1.0 AF in video and it looks pretty good, better than Panny and far better than the original fp.
  3. The Bluetooth version can start and stop wirelessly from the app.
  4. I'm just guessing but the length of time between the pre-orders and receiving the free lens is probably to make sure that people don't get the lens and return the camera.
  5. You can still register for it and then you enter more info when you receive the camera but they won't be shipping the lens until mid-November.
  6. Adorama is supposed to start shipping on the 30th but I'm ready for the AF issues
  7. I couldn't find it last night and was beginning to wonder if I had imagined it but I found it this morning. My memory was just a little off on his settings, speed is -3 and sensitivity +2. The AF part starts around 8:50. And at 13:25 there's a short docu thing that he shoots with all AF.
  8. What AF settings are you using? I watched one video where the guy got good results with sensitivity at +3 and speed at -2 or something like that.
  9. Back in February, they had the lightest 6 core laptop, fwiw. https://www.theverge.com/2020/2/6/21126718/vaio-sx12-laptop-six-cores-light-ultrabook
  10. If they surprise us and the video specs are a decent middle ground between the a7s3 and the a7iii, I'll get one because I really like that form factor but the video specs need to be improved upon in 2020.
  11. According to the leaked press text on L-rumors "The powerful Dual Image Stabilization with 5-axis enables 6.5-stop slower shutter speed." https://www.l-rumors.com/panasonic-s5-will-cost-1999-and-here-is-the-full-leaked-press-text/
  12. Cool, I was wondering because I've read that some of the probably older builds could only record a few seconds/clip.
  13. That looks really good on my phone. What's the max clip length in 2.5k raw?
  14. Same here. I'm actually shooting a short this weekend with a Canon m6ii and a cheap speedbooster. I got it with the plan to add lenses that could also be used on the R6 (whoops). But I'm really enjoying this little one so far as a carry anywhere photo-grabber. This weekend will be the big test for the video side of it. But thanks for all the insight on how you shot that test. You made that little Oly look high-end. If the price drops much more I won't have any excuse not to pick one up and have that ibis with my vintage lenses. Also, I agree on the gh5. Great camera but it didn't wow me with IQ.
  15. That looks really good! And now I'm hungry. How about some more details on the glass and camera settings?
  16. It's a yep for the piece that I was talking about when I mentioned Deity being able to transmit and record. I didn't know that they had a second transmitter with recording capability. But it said that firmware 2.0 is coming for it in Q3 so it COULD soon be exactly what @fuzzynormal is looking for since it is a transmitter and single channel receiver. Personally, the HD-TX sounds great to me... Recording at the mic plus a wireless signal and only use XLR cables when the situation calls for them. I can let you know in a week or so.
  17. That whole patent thing appears to have been solved back in April: Firmware V2.0: 1. New micro SD card menu which includes formatting and card checks card capacity. 2. New USB menu which allows the user to connect it to a PC/Mac/iOS/Android and transfer files from the micro SD card. 3. New USB Sound Card option. Merely plug the HD-TX into your PC/Mac/iOS/Android device and it will appear in your sound preferences as a USB audio input device. The headphone port on the HD-TX still only monitors audio directly off the pre-amp of the HD-TX. 4. You can now transmit and record at the same time in the USA when you have selected both the XLR input and enabled +48V phantom power. http://www.deitymic.com/firmware-USA/
  18. I read something a couple weeks ago about the Zaxcom patent but it was all about transmitters that record. If I remember correctly, Tascam tried to get around it by having two units that connected together, Deity does it but not in the US and running afoul of Zaxcom's patent put JuicedLink out of business. The only one I'm aware of that records at the receiver end is the Zaxcom that @IronFilm mentioned. And it's a weeee bit pricey.
  19. I second the DR10L. I've used them as regular lavs and as plant mics. You could crank the gain to hi+ for the interviewee and have the -10db safety track for the interviewer. Or better, yet, use two of them. As far as ethical worries: Impractical Jokers, What Would You Do? and Candid Camera. Nothing new there.
  20. Steve Huff has some low light musician shots in his photo-focused review. https://www.stevehuffphoto.com/2019/11/11/sigma-fp-camera-review-tried-one-then-bought-it-heres-why/
  21. I had the nx500 and it is an awesome travel camera for stills. I took it, the kit lens and the 30mm to Boston a few years ago and got some great shots out of that tiny set. I also rented the 50-150mm for the Red Sox games that I went to. I've also owned a few Panasonics and I've never enjoyed them as much or gotten as good SOOC image IQ as the NX500. But @Mattias Burling has made me ponder an lx100 purchase a few times
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