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Everything posted by Kisaha

  1. ..and that's why I am sticking with NX for the next few years, and I do not even dare to complain to Samsung, they quited, but they delivered first!
  2. Rode is good for low budget equipment but in the end you get what you pay for, the Rode boompoles and the blimp are the worst I have ever used, recently I bought the new Boom Pro which is a Rycote rip off, and it is worst than the Rycote (there is a licensing thing going on I think). Now with the Rode-Rycote lyre co-operation the whole line is going up a notch. The mics are very good value for money, but after a year using continously their mics for work, when I went back to Sennheiser the sound felt right and the Sennheiser blimp, even thought a bit outdated and pricy, it does the job much better. K-Tek as well, in general, boompoles and blimp are a no go for me (I kept the boom pro because it is really light, and for easy tasks it can be ok, but for film/TV certainly is not). The dSLR kind of mics are very good value for money and very right (again, with the new Lyre system), and much better offerings than other companies, here Rode are pioneers. I would like to use the RodeLink, I haven't.
  3. Sooner or later, Nikon have to go the M way. If they succeed or not, will define the company (and the survival of it) for the years to come. Sony is closing down significantly and if they last (and it seems that they are full into the game, but with not much profit really) Nikon can not compete with all this electronics technology. Canon in a way struggles to produce groundbreaking cameras, and they have to go mirrorless as well, but they already have a (underwhelming) line (with the right name), and they are the big C, they have more time/resources/technology to catch up on the mirrorless race. Canon has to go mobile as well, licensing tech(and most importantly their name) to mobile phone manufacturers. Their dual AF tech is a very good start. Everyone has to limit their models thought, the market is shrinking and leads to hybrid cameras and more specialized ones. I do believe that Nikon can offer their legacy, photo expertise, lenses and branding, and Samsung the technology and manufacturing process (the insides of NX1/NX500 are a masterpiece of engineering, simple, clean and very efficient) and do something really great. It is a pitty so much technology go to waste, and Nikon/Samsung do not have video/cine cameras to protect. A full frame NXF with all the Samsung technology (new BSI full frame sensor, IBIS) optimized for video and taking all the NX(crop mode) and Nikon lenses would been the undeniable best seller for the latest years of this decade. It could last easily 3-4 years. I know it is a dream, but it makes perfect sense from a business standpoint.
  4. In this thread we care about the reality of manufacturing a NX to EF speedbooster, what it really is, is well documented in other threads/forums/sites/articles. Whatever little extra we can squeeze out of our excellent NX1s is really most appreciated in this community. NX1 is an exceptional mirrorless camera that even double the price FF cameras can not compare to, so for the ocassional FF look, it is nice to have a tool for whoever cares about it. Maybe someone needs H265 4K video with a 50mm/1.4f, with the speedbooster it is a normal lens, and a short tele for portraits with the crop factor. The options are limitless.
  5. Come on people, give the guy a brake! Let him finish his personal project, and then we can propose improvements or be critical in ergonomics and IQ. In any way, Luca invests his personal time and money, and it is truly admirable what he has achieved so far (something that even metabones didn't touch). I believe that AFTER the product is finished there are a lot of experimenting and testing to check the real possibilities and improvements of the adapter. I hope someone will take it from there and add electronics, even if it takes a while arduino board on a box somewhere!
  6. I use variable ND filters and my impression is that even the ones nearing 100€/$ are not very good and create more problems than solve. I wouldn't like to have one fit into the adapter, complicates things vastly, and raise the price significantly!
  7. Cojocaru: It is very simple really, it is an EF adapter, then you can adapt to other mounts with cheap dumb adapters (or more expensive ones of course, I just do not see the point buying expensive ones). One adapter to rule them all. You still need to buy the other mount adapter you need (e.g from ebay). You then can have the FF look, but still you won't have any electronic control and/or aperture control, which in my opinion (and needs) is more important than the FF look, which If I needed I would have bought from the begining (A7ii is not that bad in that sense, ofcourse NX1 is much better, but the Sony can be found for cheap used, and have all the active metabines/speedboosters).
  8. The system is still relevant, so the prices are still high. This is an indication of how wrong people back in November were trying to sell low out of fear. They have spend more money since then, just to NOT achieve same performamce (especially people that went the Canon M way, then m4/3, and then Sony or Fuji). The truth is that Fuji is just starting to catch up, I consider a6300 a vast inferior cam(in every day use, not in specs, but even there..), Canonikon is out of the picture (except if you consider the 50/60fps of 80D a groundbreaking addition, or the NX500 4K crop on a 2000$/€ Nikon the best thing ever happened to dSLR videography), and we all are waiting to see if there is going to be a variable sensor (LS300 style) to the GH5 to make it truly the most outstanding hybrid. Until then, NX1 is the one to beat. If the S lenses are out of your league, I do not understand your constant complaining about the NX line. Do you know how much the NX1 plus S lenses cost? If you can't afford that, there is no chance of you to upgrade in any other system (Fuji/Sony A7s-rII/Canon 5DmkIII with L lenses etc. Even a6300 with the new Sony lenses are double the price). Juat enjoy what you have, and if you are not enjoying your equipment, try Panasonic or a6300.
  9. Yes, but still NX1 and NX500 are so much enjoyable to use, and that is very important, I have used most brands recently, and none offers the total hybrid approach of Samsung. Still the best sensor/ergonomics/menu/heat management/battery around.
  10. IIt is almost a 28-308 lens, not a 24-150. I have a NX500 and I use both cameras, NX500 is so small, that you can have one of the cheap.zooms or small prime ot even The fish eye on it. Cheaper tham A 18-200 zoom lens, and a second body forinterviews or live/events videophotography. t is alnost Sorry for the "retarded" typing, blame it to been near The beach on southern Grecce, and terrible forum/android cooperation.
  11. The 45mm is something of a miracle. I have 50/55/58mm lenses of different systems, most of them have something unique to offer, but since my 45mm I rarely use any of the others (maybe FD 1.4f and the Helios for the swirling bokeh, but rarely).
  12. KrE:you are all over the place dude! After considering all the options (especially theJVCLS300, CC100ii and FS5), I decided to just "invest" on a 16-50S lens, everything else is not a substantial upgrade and I have to spend unlimited money - while the market has not settled yet. I am not sure what your paid jobs are, but a6300 does not seem like a good alternative for the NX1, it is definitely not a pro camera, whatever that means (and for whom).
  13. I am wondering what are you going to buy with the money. A lens?
  14. Yep, I can't wait for that too.. On topic; it's good to know that it is possible to fix broken files, I have another 20minute file that it doesn't work, and I do not even known why, so it is not only a matter of time limit, files broke!
  15. My video partner bought the LS300 a week ago. Overal we are very happy with the camera, for the price it seems to tick all the boxes, the construction is plasticky, but it does not seem fragile (except maybe the monitor connection to the camera). The viewfinder is unusable I guess (I do not use it anyway), and the "prime zoom function" is a nice addition (especially with Zeiss and Leica primes that we have tested it). There are a few (ergonomic) concerns though, the ND dial is very easily turned, and that needs extra caution. The camera is very front weighted (especially with EF zooms, but even with other lighter zoom lenses, e.g EF-S). The other very serious issue we had is the very heavy cropping at 120/100fps. We have tested it only in AVCHD mode, and the camera will be working the whole week, so no time for further testings, but if anyone knows anything about the slo-mo mode, please feel free to add to this conversation. I was expecting to buy the camera in autumn, but maybe I will wait to see if there will be a similar offer from Panasonic (with better ergonomics, and/or slow motion), and instead I will -mildly- invest in S lenses for my Samsung NX cameras that positve surprised me every time. I am talking about very low budget productions, for anything bigger, renting is the best solution it seems.
  16. Does anyone knows if there is a crop in 120fps?
  17. Dmitry has already developed the new version of his program that works with H265. He is currently experimenting with some of our files (from the other thread at DPR) and some of us have already donated. http://slydiman.me/eng/mmedia/recover_mp4.htm The H265 version is NOT out yet, I just link, in case someone wants to support keeping it as a freeware. In case anyone donates, just mention please the NX cameras.
  18. http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57883319 Just an update for whoever cares, maybe it is not an issue for most, but corrupted file errors are quite common and for whatever reason, so it is nice to have a tool that can fix such errors.
  19. So, I did it, don't ask me how, but I didn't stop the recording before this cataclysmic event. Does anyone has any idea how to fix this? There is the DPR thread with some info here and some programs tested, and some things said http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/57872593 If anyone has any ideas, or any knowledge of the H265 codec, let us know. I have identified the parts that are missing, but I have no clue what to add to the Hex code to make it work. It would be nice if we had a 73 (or 72 or 70) minutes limit with the video recorder as it would be much more safe.
  20. It is not just "extra cash", in my country LS300 is half price. I have to test it by myself, but for 16 years now of pro work I was never impressed ergonomically from anything Sony. I would bet in Canon for ergonomics and built quality.
  21. ΝΧ1 has a mic in, so you can use whatever mic you want. 4K crop can be an advantage, 2 camera setup for interviews, wide shot on NX1, close up on the NX500 (the 45mm is incredible for that). There are 3 cheap kit lenses, the ancient 20-50 (the sharpest among these three, very small, but not very wide, no IOS, not very fast focusing), a more traditional 18-55 (a bit wider than the previous one, IOS, better AF, more reach, overall an ok kit lens), and the newer 16-50pz, super small and light, Power Zoom buttons for zoom in and out (with changeable speed), IOS, relatively fast focusing, the widest of them all (even thought 16-18mm is not very good, still it is an option). The last one, is the only one I use, but it is not even close to the 16-50 S, but it costs 850-950$ less, 5 times lighter, a lot smaller, and does the job (especially on gimbal work). They are just different tools, for different needs.
  22. He has mentioned DIS already. OIS works with whatever lens hasOIS, notonly the S lenses.
  23. NX500 is a great little camera, in reality you just get a super compact NX1 with a few less features (not total control of the video image, too). But the few differences, plus better ergonomics and better battery life, makes the NX1 a must for pro work, and the NX500 good as a second/third/fourth/backup camera.
  24. Mattias, do you have any other comment after almost a month with your LS300? Have you tested any AF mode (or lenses, or whatever), and could you compare it with any other camera(GH4? C100markII? Any Sony? NX? Anything?)? For some of us, you are the only source of information about this very interesting camera.
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