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  1. I agree with Don, not only that, now they are doing video getting our jobs! And failing miserably to do so, can't focus manualy, don't understand most of the settings. There are so many women doing wedding video right now that is unbelievable! I help some friends during a Christening during the summer, and I took the girls A7ii and the settings were all over the place (and the menus of Sony, but that is another story). I mean, common, it is your camera, read a manual or google a bit. These people are getting -through facebook- a lot of jobs and money.
  2. @hini The 16-50 S is a 2-2.8f lens, the fastest standard zoom in its category, ever. It is like you have a 16-23 2f zoom lens, which covers the 24mm, 28mm 32mm and 35mm prime lenses with 2f. Not bad at all.. Then you can go the rest of the range with 2.8f, not bad at all, either, just not that unique.
  3. @tugela completely agree. That is the one side though, as you said, this is for the "pro" people, that being "pro means having an Apple, just because; the other side is the "fashion" and "status" statement that Apple products are, as you said, the software and hardware advantage of the Apple equipment are not existent anymore, so they are going very much the opposite way (e.g loosing functionality and ergonomics) , as to make "fashion" and "marketing" statements that back fire in pro environments. Make a comparison with the good old Mac pro towers we used to work. Ample space fo
  4. @jonpais maybe the specific example was too much, but we are all nice people here and can talk freely! In reality, when someone so against capitalism, is so pro apple, that made me think a lot, as these little paradoxes in life always amaze me. Their own version is that "they work better, and you do not have to mess with many things". Sorry if it sounded somehow! P.S I sense that New York Jews really have a preference in Apple too! Joking! P.S 2 there are some books written that Apple "works" like a cult. I do believe that, because I gave as a present a Xiaomi to an
  5. I was working OS and Final cut for a good 5 year+ 3 years in Film school. I don't really get what's so "amazing" about it. Maybe only the "eject" button for the usb devices. Years ago, the Mac Pro's and their amazing cinema displays were making sense for editing, now you have even better displays for cheaper (or Korean same panels less inputs, dead cheap!), now with the latest disappointing pro products, I do not see myself even care about them, at all. Windows are so simple and straightforward, and work so good these days that I do not even wanna go back to DOS 3 that I started usin
  6. Yesterday we shot a underground carnival with a few Sony cameras, the 6500, used only for gimbal work with the Crane, it is not a A first camera, it can be a second, but still not for demanding B camera's work. No one talks about how bad the 1080p is on these cameras, and I rarely shot 4K (we had to with the a6500 and a6300 because their HD is so bad). A7sII was alright, had the discussion with the guys that own 3 of those, overall not their favorite camera, we agreed that this camera is a trap to novices thinking they do not have to use any lights to achieve things. So wrong. We did a fi
  7. Seriously, or not operating systems have gone far, OS X, or windows, are equally good, what problems you have with windows? I wonder..what? - Not a poem.
  8. @tupp I am sure that is a universal trend, as everyone with a camera is a videographer these days (and a photographer, most days), but - I see you live in Los Angeles - on your market, where the sky is the limit, it is easier to find good working opportunities, while in Greece, even Canon C100mkII is considered a golden standard for TV productions and some are still be made with 5DmarkII, and a few with GoPro's. A lot of TV documentary series have no sound men at all, and the others that have, have just one sound person, no assistants, no booming (I do boom, because I am pro boom sound ma
  9. @tupp in India(I guess) and "strange" markets (like mine) around the world, working "under budget" is the normal, you do not try to bring it under budget, you are seriously under budget and try to survive in a continuous "under-budgeting" market!
  10. ..and I have a Metz 26, a SEF42 (which I have never used, yet) and I will be getting a Metz 44 beggining of May. @bzdingo what equipment do you have? What are your needs? If you are a pro photographer, earning money from flash photography, or rich, get the expensive sef540 (five hundred something!) for around 450$. If you are a semi-pro (just a few paid gigs per year), or an advanced user (1 paid gig, or none!), I hope that the SEF42 and Metz 44 are good to go. For less, just take one of the flash cords Marco mentioned and a sef15 or sef20 (this seems nice as well, small and portable), bu
  11. if you do not show the whole bottle it can be easy, making a base of some sturdy material (preferably metal if it is only the lower lower few centimeters in the bottom) and make a screw for a magic arm to put there. In the magic arm you can use NX500 with the 10mm fish eye lens (in 4K, because of the crop the 10mm becomes somehow wide-ish), or the 16mm pancake or the 20mm on the 2.5K hack/mod. 2.5K is sufficient for most things these days.
  12. The image is very similar to the Phantom 3 I guess, which I detaste anyway. In 2017, where 4K crop cameras can be found with a few hundreds of money, the old action cam size is not enought. That is why I do not own a goPro, or any action cam, as I prefer a cheap 1080p APS-C sensored ultra compact mirrorless, and add a pancake fish eye on it. For a few hundred more euros, I am considering the 4pro. Yes it is bigger, yes it is more expensive, yes the batteries are very expsensive (while the "Mavic Fly more" version has 3 batteries) but that 1" camera is something we were waiting for a
  13. You are very harsh guys, this camera has WiFi AND Bluetooth.. I hope now that we are over with cameras we don't really care (in this forum at least) to see really soon the C100markIII we deserve.
  14. I wish the old boss comes back with vengeance! NX-F, full frame with crop mode for NX lenses and super 35 videography, and with two of those and two fish eyes you get 360 2xfull frame alright! And buys Nikon, and sells everything Nikon to Canon, because he doesn't care. These are the last glimpses of this system, this time next year only a couple of us will be still here. Or not, because they would delete the sub forum.
  15. It is definitely an interesting concept and quite orignal, I have never heard an already existed lens working as a Trojan Horse to conquer NX adaptation. Something that worrys me is, if I have understand correctly!-if the AF motors of the 30mm are enough to move bigger and heavier lenses, and the already 200€ price of the 30mm, maybe a 20mm which is slightly bigger and cheaper can be a better choice, and so on and so forth! In anyway, whatever Luca can do is a bonus, and I am of no capacity to judge someone that has, and still offers so much to this system. In the end, one can c
  16. @webrunner5 I am not that weird, as sale figures indicate! I am not big on m4/3 either, I still use GH4 but I never owned one, and I use full frame cameras for video, but again, I never owned one; there are perfectly good cameras for specific jobs that I enjoy more. My sweet spot is S35 and APS-C cameras that are close to S35, and Sony APS-C offerings in both bodies and lenses are not pro material, so a GH5 with a speedbooster is closer to my style than the a7s, plus I know that Panasonic will deliver something that will work as it is advertised, and it is advertised as a
  17. @Gregormannschaft There is always an issue with this recorder! But it is my favorite cheap one, a workhorse for me for a few years now. Literally hundred of TV episodes and 4 years of a music documentary series. 1) Hold dial 2) Input dial 3) Mic/Line 1 dial at the bottom 4) Mic Gain dial at the back 5) +48V dial at the back and the most annoying part? I sometimes forget to press REC for the second time to record! I wonder how good the markIII one..
  18. So, the conclusion is that every camera NOT named A7s should be destroyed immediately? "Yeah 8 bit, but we have been shooting 8b stuff for 20 years or more and it somehow has worked." We are shooting without a A7s cameras for more than 100years and somehow has worked.. I have used the A7s on a few projects, never thought to buy one, maybe the A7Siii will be amazing, and the high ISO is a plus, but right now I enjoy more to work with other cameras.
  19. What about SLR hut? I haven't buy from them, but I see they are cheaper than CVP. Thank you guys, I will check all of them. After a quick research I did for some specific products, Europe is unbelievably expensive. For every Denmark and Germany, there is a Greece and Italy that shouldn't have those prices!
  20. http://nikonrumors.com/2016/09/26/more-new-lens-patents-designed-for-1-sensor.aspx/ it is somehow old news, but maybe they decided to push the 1 series, instead of such compacts. All these patents they have seems like they have spend a lot of resources for their 1 system. Seriously, I do not understand what is the big deal with all these 1" cameras, we have equally small bigger sensored ones, paired with fine pz and pancake lenses are equally small and better performers. 1" mobile phone camera? Now we are talking!
  21. Thank you all, I have experience with these shops, as I used to live in England; and I do not find CVP especially cheap, for most products for them I have to use the "Match offer" to get a better price. What about Germany? Don't they have a huge video megastore of anything? Netherlands? Italy?
  22. I will be start upgrading my equipment and all, and I do not have a lot of options in my country (Greece). I was wondering what are the best shops I can buy online in Europe for our field, something like the Thomann.de for video.
  23. @elgabogomez exactly. Why go above 1600?? I have the 1.4f FD. Is the Kowa worth it? What are you filming? Seems interesting and it caused me some miscomfort (in a good artistic-way).
  24. It isn't something you say, it's something you do; if you are not sure what you are bringing to a production, maybe you are not ready for such a prominent role, yet. To be exposed on a big set it can be the worst thing ever happen in your life! Start humble, and step by step build your arsenal (skills, knowledge, experience). Maybe you should ask to these Bollywood producers if they have a smaller part for you on a big production, or a bigger part on a smaller production. There are sets with tens, or even hundreds of people, in front and behind the camera, you have to
  25. @Simon Shasha we all worked with 640ISO for many many years! The truth is that until a couple of years ago and the sales of A7S cameras noone was shooting above 3200, and that number was even lower a few years ago, and if we go back to film, well..you get the point. I seriously do not understand how instantly we negate 100 years of motions pictures because couldn't shoot in pitch dark. Photography= phos(light)+graphy(writing)= you search for the light, not the luck of it Obviously I am not sad that machines will be able to see in total darkness soon, just ain't that anxious abou
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