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  1. 1 hour ago, Geoff CB said:

    Yeah I have the 23 f2 and 16-55 on rental. Both AF okay but they tend to jump between transitions instead of doing it a smooth manner. Did a ballet video yesterday and it was too jumpy for my tastes, wish I had gone manual focus. I was running it on the Ronin-SC and even with a gimbal it's a little shaky compared to the same setup on the Nikon. 

    You might want to experiment with your AF settings.

  2. 8 minutes ago, Video Hummus said:

    Ive heard Fuji glass doesn’t have the best video AF performance. Maybe someone can chime in on that.

    Video AF depends on the lens. The newer ones are great but the older f1.4 lenses aren't so good and make a little noise.

    The 23/f2.0 is fantastic and the 18-55 kit zoom is really good, too. I just got the Zeiss 32mm and it seems to work really well but I haven't used it enough to say for sure yet. The 35/f1.4 is good for photo but a little slow and noisy for video. These are all the ones that I have tried so far.

  3. 39 minutes ago, DBounce said:

    This is interesting, indeed. I'm starting to feel like it's time for a refresh and "Large Format" would definite be an interesting addition. I hope they go the Sigma route to allow for cooling, and ditch the SD cards for CFExpress. Give us a bigger monitor. Three inches simply doesn't cut it. How about 4" or 5"? Make it tilty flip like Panasonic's S1H. And give it 15 stops of usable DR. Lastly, enough with the dual ISO... can we include real HDR? where two exposures are captured at once. The way Sony originally designed the sensor to work?

    Isn't Sigma promising real HDR in the fp?

  4. 1 hour ago, mercer said:
    2 hours ago, Cliff Totten said:

    Seriously,....how profitable is Canon's cine camcorder division? How many C200's do they sell in a month? 20?....50 at very most? (I doubt its that high) THIS is what they are trying to protect?

    That’s a good question... according to their q2 report, camera sales were down and they still sold over a million units in one quarter... how many of those were cinema cameras... I don’t know but probably more than you think. 

    I'm sure their cinema line has the highest profit margin by a lot but, with the contracting camera market, it's mind-boggling that they seem to be going out of their way to alienate a segment of the market that they played such a primary role in creating.

  5. 6 hours ago, amanieux said:

    when comparing a6600 to xt30 of course xt30 is cheaper and better in some aspects but what about the 10 min max recoding time in 4k vs unlimited recording ? you should not nitpick your arguments but rather give an honest pros and cons list and let us decide what compromise we want to make for our specific needs as unfortunately no camera has it all (though a73 is the closest to a good hybrid camera all rounder)

    If you're going to make any comparisons, it should be A6600 vs X-T3, APS-C flagship vs APS-C flagship.

  6. 42 minutes ago, Andrew Reid said:

    Meanwhile the same sensor is yours for just £750 in the Fuji X-T30, with minimal rolling shutter, 6K full pixel readout, no crop in 30p, double the bitrate in 24p (200Mbit) and Fuji's colour science along with F-LOG.

    I was certain the new Sony would at least match the x-t3. Oh well.

    How does the Z6 image compare to the x-t3's all i and the x-t30's 200mbit?

    2 minutes ago, Michael Scrip said:

    This sentence contains the only mention of the 90D in this article... but we were told both the M6mkII and 90D share the same sensor.

    So does the 90D do these pixel-shenanigans too?  Upscaled 3K or whatever?

    The small print in that first 90d promotional video says that 4k is from video processing. It might not be as bad but it doesn't sound like it's full 4k.

  7. 1 hour ago, Papiskokuji said:

    You should make an article about Panasonic crippling the S1 not allowing manual controls in HFR. It's as puzzling as canon not giving 24p...

    Your complaint/comparison makes no sense. Not allowing manual control in HFR is reasonable market segmentation (possibly even a hardware limitation). REMOVING 24p is crippling cameras for an entire segment of the customer base. 

    And I don't own anything by either of these brands.


  8. 2 hours ago, Yurolov said:

    I did a Europe tour recently and went to all the big tourist spots across a lot of countires. 95 percent of people used phones. Of the people who had DSLR/mirrorless cameras, 80 percent were Canon, 15 percent were Nikon and the remaining 5 percent was a combination of Sony, Fuji and Olympus. 

    No Pentax?

  9. What about a local screening in conjunction with the dog rescue group? Get some word of mouth going as the people who see it live spread the link on their social media. 

    There are also lots of film festivals that focus on docs.

    I'm doing the festival thing with my horror flick now. And could really use a marketing person because that is definitely not my forte.

  10. 50 minutes ago, Trek of Joy said:

    The kit with a 32gb XQD and the FTZ is $600 more. A 64gb XQD is $130 and FTZ's are selling for less than $200 from people breaking up kits. I'm only looking B&H and used prices on Fred Miranda, not sure what anyone else is offering. There are other benefits to buying new if you want the full warranty and such, so I'm not ignoring that. Either way, what you get with the Z6 kits is a killer deal. Add $1000 for a Ninja V and a SSD and you have one hell of a photo/video combo that will be more of a use when the raw update is live.


    This is the kit I would like but I don't care about the case or cpl https://www.focuscamera.com/nikon-z6-mirrorless-camera-with-50mm-f-1-8-lens-and-ftz-mount-adapter-bundle.html 

    I added the refurbished camera and refurbished FTZ plus new 50mm, 120gb XQD and new Nikon battery to my B&H cart. Total $2334

    So that's a difference of about $285. And a person could save another $50 because B&H has a used one for $1299. I think I would go with the refurbished. 

    But my propensity for giving into temptation is at war with my curiosity about the Sigma FP and what Sony is going to announce at the end of the month. It's like when you get on Netflix and there are too many choices except, in this case, the potentially better choices are theoretical and in the future.

  11. On 8/4/2019 at 8:41 AM, Trek of Joy said:

    Insane Z6/7 refurb deals at B&H...

    Z6 + 24-70/4, $1799 https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1488631-REG/nikon_1598b_z_6_fx_camera_body.html

    Z6 Body only, $1349 https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1488630-REG/nikon_1595b_z_6_fx_format_mirrorless.html

    Z7 Body only, $2299 https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1488628-REG/nikon_1591b_z_7_fx_format_mirrorless.html

    Z7 + 24-70/4, $2699 https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1488629-REG/nikon_1594b_z_7_fx_camera_body.html

    The first gen cams from Canon, Nikon and Panasonic are flatlining, prices are being pushed down fast.  That Z6/lens combo is so tempting....


    If you need an XQD and the FTZ, the new kits work out to be about the same price. This thing is really tempting and I only know of one  sure fire way to deal with temptation 😈

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