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Everything posted by Kisaha

  1. #mercer Sorry, but you can't compare the NX1 with the Sony abominations. To even mention the NX1 with the a6300 in the same sentence shows that you haven't use, at least one of those (or both). The IBIS (supposed to be 5 stops, people at Sony forums talk about 2) and touch screen (which as you know, is the worst in industry right now, worst than any other touch screen offering) of a6500 is giving points in the Sony (that a6300 lacks completely, so..), but again the Sony IBIS is not that further away from NX1+S lens DIS-dual IS (ofcourse it is better than DIS, but it is not Olympus IBIS let's say, that is million miles away from DIS+OIS) and the touch capabilities of NX are (were) best in industry (m4/3 and Canon catched up here, but still..). So, I give it a tie here. Better low light performance for the a6500, gets a point, and a big one, but in everything else the Sony is failing miserably or completely, or almost. The next logical step is Panasonic, if you don't mind the smaller sensor (or if a variable sensor is used), Fuji in the next Xt-2, or Canon M in 3 generations time. Sony actually is the furthest on the horizon. Except they really nail it on the a7000 (new body, menu, operating system, perfect touch screen implementation, a few more native lenses, bigger battery, better heat management, much much better ergonomics etc). You choose to ignore all the negatives. I am avoiding using mirrorless Sony cameras for the reasons already expressed, my ways differ than other people's, just expressing personal experiences as I have worked with most systems and cameras. I haven't with a7Rii, because I can not see the point. In what case I need 42 megapixels, which is the selling point of this camera. When we need anything like it (it have never happened), in general for big prints we use Nikon. I have used the Sii a couple of times, a bit impressive freak camera, doesn't do much, except incredible ISO (which I do not need. People doing the parties in weddings love this cam though), again for the price, I rather use the excellent C100mkII (have you seen the low light capabilities of this camera?). A6300, 3rd camera for weddings, drains battery like crazy, couldn't find anything on the menu (again, everytime I use one of those), good package with the 18-105/4f (that lens is the best value for money Sony), we used NX1/GH4 for the religious ceremony, a6300 in the scorching hot Greek summer, is like you are searching for troubles. Used the A7ii a couple of times this year, because of the IBIS (the battery was dissapearing fast with IBIS on) second camera on a wedding and as a photo camera. Nothing impressive. So yeah, greatsensors, not great "cameras" per se. We passed the a7Sii for the very first time for Canon C100markII, second time for what (eventually) became 3 NX cameras, lenses and other accessories. Third time this summer considering a a7Sii, we choose with my business partner the JVC LS300, and this camera was 2600$ in B&H until recently (we bought in Europe for a lot more!).
  2. It must be a spelling mistake from Marco as the A7ii has only price as its advantage, but still his opinion stands; and if you add terrible ergonomics (don't forget that you put full frame lenses on that thing, ornl adapted L) menu system, battery drainage, heat issues etc, then you realize that Rii has the best sensor for photos, Sii the best sensor for videos, but overal they are to mediocre to considered as the "best". They are not that versatile, for a lot (if not most) people though, all that matters is sensors. I disagree completely, especially when I am working, all these little things matter and I am not confident to use any of those cameras as my primary one, except maybe short films, or such projects, and then again, I choose a better dp and better lighting equipment, and the S is not neccesary.
  3. Hate to bring it back, but NX1 has a perfect touch screen implementation since a long time ago, just found in Philip Bloom's AF megathon as the third technology, just after Canon's Dual Pixel and a6300 and I have one year more warranty in my camera, and 20 months for my 16-50 2-28f lens, and the whole kit costed me 1500€. It is not like it is a mythic/cryptic creature of the old times to just ignore it in every sentence. I expect the next Fuji to have touch screen, and work better than Sony (which barely works anyway, also battery consumption, heat management were handled better by Fuji, even if you have to add 300-400€ for the grip and batteries), but let's face it, there is a camera that does most things right, RIGHT NOW (and for 2 years now) and some of us earn our bread from that! Just for your information, I go now!
  4. I just watched the video very quickly! It wasn't much, but still is mentioning by people (Max Yurev does that as well lately). The NX1 in Europe is not the 2nd most expensive, is the same as M5 and 80D (or less, depending where you shop, it was much less for me one year ago) and much less than 6500, and the Canon's are not even close, the Sony has its - major - disadvantages (which I banned in dpr Sony forum just mentioning them!). I just noticed a few months old NX1+16-50pz ended on ebay without even a hit, for 899€, a 18months official European waranty camera plus one of the best piezo electric kit lenses around and a few extra. Doesn't this combo worth 500€ less money than body only a6300??!! Then you adapt some manual lenses, and you are ready to create big time. Or even buy a 10 fish eye/30/45 for cheap and for great performance. If you put all the Canon dual pixel AF cameras (C100mkII etc) then NX is just under Sony, but Sony is just under half a dozen Canon cameras. Tell a Sony fanatic that his brand new Sony camera that HAsN'T received yet, has 7th or 8th best AF system, he will suicide-bomb you! Plus, in the video, 1) some times the system was behaving randomly, and the adapted lenses worked terribly in the Sonys, another myth exposed?
  5. What else it says? I'm in a ship going to a small island for a documentary, and I won't be able to watch the video any time soon, and I can't wait to know what it says!!
  6. Jvc LS300 is an excellent little(and cheap) camera. I woupd give it a look. Also, hiring someone cheap to help you is the most value you can get, he(or she) can come with their own equipment, and you help someone (and the evolution of the industry). Even with the state of the industry I described in another post, I try to have us much people involved as possible (second camera and post usually).
  7. Here in Greece there are no contracts, except working for television, which again, there is no health insurance. People believe that a guy with a dSLR is a video professional, and that attitude has passed to the professional level. The contract I have now is for a documentary series. In the begining, they were considering not using a sound man (=me!), nor a field producer. Then, they talked to me about sound, the budget for sound was atrocious, but I cut a deal working for less hours and I didn't want to be excluded from TV for the first time after coming back from my Bachelor of Arts in Film amd Video. Then I learn from a producer inside the production company (it is a media group with TV stations in the while Balkans, press, music production companies, exclusive contract with Vice, e.t.c a huge organisation for East-Southern Europe terms) the company that took the first contract with the cable TV station (different media groups, by the way) willing to earn as much as possible, tried to do it without a field producer ("we will makenthe calls from the office"), a sound man ("you can do it with one wireless mic"), no lights ("with a couple leds you will be fine), and 2 Canon 5DmarkIII !!! When first conducted me were like "can you do a bit of field production too? You will get a few hundrends of euros per episode and we will be ok", I refused, because there was no possible in anyway, we found a very good and experiences producer (that earns more money than me eventually!), and we go with a full van, dedos, kino flos, a JVC LS300+the 5Diiis, a full sound kit and most of these for free. I also help with lighting, do a little sound post and the DP does color corection for free. You know what they asked us yesterday? "Can we do it 5.1 sound, and why we don't have 10 bit image?"! Right now, in the whole Greek market there are 2 good productions with 5-7 times our budget, and they are really doing a great job. The last 4 years were none such productions. Imagine what is going on with the small and uneducated clients. It is a massacre! I am starting to sell extra virgin oil of the Koroneiki varity in Europe, to bring some money to the family budget! I learned today that a guy(that I know) does BOTH video and photos in weddings, and he charges 300-600 euros for photo/video, ALONE! One friend does photography lessons, and there are 3 middle aged women, never hold a camera in their life "learning the basics to do video in weddings", and in his class, from the 15-20 people, almost all are going to work in weddings! Today I talked with a band for an event coverage and a small clip in the end, and they told me they paid the last 3 years, from 80-200€! It has become a hobby, and I am working since 1999, my first jobs were in film, have 1 bachelor and 2 diplomas, I feel I am overqualified!
  8. IBIS/rolling shutter seem to be best in class. What are the cons though? I read that mic/headphone jack placement is really bad and I do not understand what the 3200/6400 iso mean. In GH4 the number was 800/1600, is the Olympus really that much better in low light? Fuji/Olympus are photo orientated cameras with acceptable (to good) 4K video. That is a first. I except much better video performance in the next try (especially from Fuji). P.s "good built-in audio quality" must be some kind of joke.
  9. Kisaha

    GH5 Prototype

    "Shaky footage I cannot capture, even if I am able" This is the riddle from the original post! I am not sure what it means, and I am a man of science, I do not do palm reading or looking to the stars for answers, if someone has the facts, let's state them!
  10. Kisaha

    GH5 Prototype

    So, it doesn't have IBIS, and has 2 codecs, a beefier one, and probably a lighter (H265?) one. Having 2 codecs will be interesting. 10 bit internal and the such. The 15th that it was indicated in the first post means that the tests will be concluded at the 15th of December? If yes, then it will be available from February or something? Can anyone recap all the info, certainties etc??!!
  11. I didn't put it right; it will be more expensive I meant! Also, they lost the Christmas market for sure (ofcourse they don't compete with Xmas presents and cheap cameras, but it could a nice jump start).. ..and then it depends of the other possibilities when itneill be finally out.. e.g a LS300 in B&H was 2850 with 250$ rebate (2600$!), and is a real run n gun camera. Blackmagic should have an upgrade soon. I would rather had a great cheap Varicam awaiting, than a new mirrorless, something to compete with the C100markII, something better than the JVC, and cheaper than the FS5. Does anyone have any European price for the Olympus? They don't have one in my country yet, but if I can guess from other releases, it will be more than 2000€.
  12. Fact is that BNC 2016 is: 1) Olympus 34.5% 2) Sony 24.8% 3) Canon (! With the EOS M2 mainly!) 13.6% So, the fact that is the first (second actually) try on video is a big thing for them, and the market. GH5 is going to be big, but after the X-T2, a6500, M5 and M1-ii releases, Pana is a bit late in the game. That gives Sony time to have a really good APS camera in the summer(September?) because they must be working on a new body for some time now (both APS and full frame). We don't even know GH5's release date, and I seriously doubt that it will be cheaper than the Olympus, here in Europe. Everyone's buying time to Sony, to dominate the market in a couple of years.
  13. Where the NX1 was 500$?! I would take a second one for that price IMMEDIATELY. Seriously. NX1 just does most things right and is a work horse for me, something the a6xx gimmicks aren't. Ergonomics, efficient light codec (when I shot a 3 hours performance, I save half a hard drive with my NX1/NX500 combo), battery, no heating are things understated by the many, but when I work, these things become more important than one stop better iso, or the DR's absolute numbers, or a few kbytes difference in bitrate. If I want absolute image, and depending the job (time and control in set) I rent. I do not understand how people need 10-40.000$ image from 800$ cameras, that is seriously above me. Most of my clients, still ask for DVDs. When I offer 10GB files or more, for better quality, they say, "no, we just want to watch on TV", which that means, we have a DVD player, and we know no better than that (even thought they just bought a 4K, 55" for Christmas!). I go for the soft look my self for weddings/Christenings, a sharper documentary style for live/performances, and more artistically for other projects (depending concept, idea, emotions, etc). I am working with a lot of cameras/systems. NX is king for mirrorless/dSLR, C100mkII for run and gun, LS300 for the best compromise between those two, C300mkII for more, Sonys for slow motion (FS700 is cheap to rent and provides good slow mo). In our market Alexa's are for only very expensive tv adds that are out of my league (and most people here, the industry is non existent).
  14. Your setup is a bit overkill, but the S8 price is a steal. When I consider equipment these days, I have weight and size in my mind, that's why I went mirrorless, that's why I went APS-C, that's why I prefer native mirrorless lenses than adapted EF and EF-S lenses most people seem to prefer. When I do some no budget things, I have to carry everything on my own so I become more careful about my sweet spots. How you level the head with the tripod's legs? You certainly need a "riser", for in between the tripod and your camera. I have one on my camera at all times, it also gives me more height to change batteries and sd cards without taking the camera out of the tripod, and gives me betternhandling and working height of the camera. Also, a bit height (5-10cm, depending the design) that I feel that improves my ergonomics. Also, you can build from there and put a cheap plastic matte box (around 20$) if you want a permanent parasoleil for whatever lens you put there, or more advanced stuff (real matte box, focus wheel, etc).
  15. It says "panels and filmaking", with the Oktava one can do some filmaking, with dynamic mics, can not! This is the less I can think of.
  16. You have to give more information. Usually it goes a mic per person, or you have a boomman do the work moving the microphone accordingly. If the people are close, you can use a cardioid microphone. You should check the Oktava 012 set, with 3 capsules, a cardioid (good for two people close together, instruments), a omni (taking sound from all around it, good for bad placement, but in our industry is a disadvantage, because it receives unwanted sounds) and a super cardioid, like a cardioid, but with narrower "beam", the most appropriate for our industry, and it could be possible good for what you want too. It is in your budget, but you will need a good Rycotte wind shield and a good Rycote mic holder with the Lyre system so you have to add 100-200$ to your budget. It is extremely sensitive to air, mic movement, and handling noises.
  17. These are for C500 and Red and FS7. I do not thing that you need anything like this, and they cost multiple times the smaller ones. Check the S2 kit (the whole thing can be very cheap), and the S4 is just right for smaller rigs. I have S6 and it is a bit overkill, but maybe the right price/size/features if you want to buy something bigger in the near future (C100markII and LS300 are perfectly fits). If you can afford it, and you want something medium, buy the Sachtler, better than any Manfrotto combo for the price (only the lack of lighting at the leveling bubble is just stupid!).
  18. The price was 4 times what you paid and I thought it was (and was) a bargain back then. Don't worry about it (shipped from Korea).
  19. There is a Benro kit with the S2 head, cheap and handy (very interesting levelling system too). Even the S6 I have, is a bit overkill for bigger than a6300 dSLRs, so maybe you are S2/S4 territory.
  20. Max is a nice kid, but doesn't seem to me as experienced. Obviously does some weddings, but everyone and their mothers(that is a true fact!) do weddings these days. It is much more difficult and demanding to stay in competitive industries such as TV productions.He will be dissapointed by both Ursa and Kinefity, but whatever, I am sure he will figure it out in the end, he is a bright young man! I am really impressed by Fuji, in just one generation has done what Sony hasn't in 3. The next one will be undeniably the best APS-C camera around, and we will see.. I am really tempted to sell everything NX and move to Fuji, but they are not there yet, and they lack a small B cam (NX1 and NX500), a native fish eye, and a few more things (touch screen, different ergonomics maybe, a couple of lenses improvements). Maybe I'll wait a year or two!
  21. Sachtler and Miller are not at all like Manfrotto. Even Benro has some better cheap models. I have bought a bubble cube that goes at the cameras hot shoe, and I level throught that. I was considering this befree, but it seems to me like a very cheap construction not even worth its money. How's the head though? Does it have good friction for the price (and size)? The Ace is an ace (pun intended!) among low cost tripods, especially the head, but the very cheap model doesn't have a light in the buble, and it is a stupid omission for such an expensive-cheap tripod set. Also, it is multiple times the size of befree (when in its bag), so I wouldn't consider them as competitive models.
  22. Kisaha

    EOS M5

    It is very expensive, but everything new is expensive in Europe these days. a6500 is 1800€ with no adapter. I can see the M5 to go down in price really soon. M5 isn't comparable with a dSLR, as the D750 isn't comparable with the G7 (which I saw in another post recently!).
  23. No, we did some tests before the production started and we couldn't really handled it right, then we decided on some standard things, and that's it. It is our main camera, and use 2 other Canon 5D mk3 for some other stuff. The editor had some issues with the codec in the beginning (AVID), but I believe it was incompetence of the editor's assistant. 2800 is Β&Η money, where is 2.5?! If it stays at that kind of money, I could ask my North American friends to bring me one, so we have 2 on our production company. Perfect for events recordings, run and gun stuff. The price here was 3500euros (everything is very expensive in Europe) 4 months ago.
  24. We are using one for a documentaries series. It is the best value for money camera of its kind. A dSLR killer for video.
  25. It won't fry the sensor! Do not misunderstand me! I just have noticed that the higher the bitrate, the hotter the camera gets. So, I can imagine it is not the best for the longevity of the sensor, plus increases the file lengths quite a bit (I do some events with the NXs, and I prefer using just 1-2 SD cards per camera). Sony on the other side, advices people on the a6500 to hold their cameras until they burn their fingers, so maybe it isn't such a big deal..
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