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Kisaha

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  1. Thank you very much. I have an eternal crusade to find a good vND that do not cost north of 200€! I will check this as well. Breakthrough photography seems to offer the best solutions but it costs more than 300€ with taxes and customs. I can not find a lot of reviews either, and not many people know that this lens exist, so I took a leap of faith! My gamble is that it is a new design, while the 14mm was never impressive anyway, and can be a 16mm in FF (pretty wide already!) and 24mm in S35 (love that focal length). Also a bit faster than the 14mm.
  2. Mayne they just trying to get rid of stock. There are huge discounts in 80D kits also. It is almost a certainty that the 90D is coming. Maybe the new good Sony is coming also, the X-H2 before Xmas, maybe a couple of new m43 cameras..X-T30 and a6400 and a lot of entry level FF cameras are dead cheap these days. M43 has to sell for significantly less to keep existing (except specialized video machines of course).
  3. Do not overthink about it. How can you loose financially when the P4K is half the money, and costs so little anyway? And already use it for sometime, which again costs something on the bigger scheme of things. 6K is a special case but we will have 8K cameras on reasonable prices as soon as October (Z cam), so if you want to save money for something, start saving for the next Pocket 8K next year! Some people will get the P6K, I really doubt it will reach the P4K phenomenon. Not even the 8K - when it comes. 4K will be good for a lot of years, and do not forget that P6K has on average X2.4 more data to handle (if I remember right), so better and bigger and faster - and more expensive - camera media, a very powerful editing suite, and a lot a lot of hard drives. Also, there is a mismatch with resolutions and codecs on the 6K, do not know why and if and when that will change. Battery life seems to be even shorter on the 6K, a bit bigger and a bit heavier (700 something to 900 something is a significant increase) camera. The EF can be perfect for some when thinking S35 all their lives, but this is a X1.6 camera, while the P4K an X1.9, the difference is a lot smaller than a proper X1.4-X1.5 S35 sensor and a X2.0 normal m43 one. Also, amazing Lucadapter turns it into X1.1 but you can't take it off easily to use EF-S lenses, and I know a lot of people having EF-S from their C100 days, so it is not such a straightforward option as an m43 adapter, which can be anything from X0.64 to X0.75 to vND dumb adapter to a simple X2.0. What I am saying is that it isn't as simple as "6K is better than 4K, I am getting the 6K", there are a lot of variables to consider. Usually a bigger sensor is the best, but the EF mount is kind of limiting in this age, and the P4K's sensor is already a monster in low light, speedboosted you gain another stop, so one of the huge difference of the past isn't a factor anymore. I am trying to make my case on my mind, I can afford the P6K and I am building a new PC soon, but do I really have to go to 6K? That means I will have to shoot 6K for braw? I will also love to use m43 zooms for run and gun, have you seen how small and light those are? My biggest issue is the 1080 deliveries and live events I shoot from time to time. This is the most dissapointing factor for me of these cameras. 95% of what I do I deliver in 1080p, even if I take it down to 80% this year, I still need great 1080p cameras. Imagine an 150minutes event that I use 3-4 cameras usually.
  4. https://nikonrumors.com/2019/08/15/nikon-z-mirrorless-aps-c-camera-mockups.aspx/ ..and because we love to speculate there is this rumor..I wonder what native lenses are people going to use with this one.. APS-C mirrorless sell like hot cakes though - relatively (X cameras, a6xxx cameras, even M cameras keeping Canon high in sales!) - maybe Nikon wants some of that. There is also the announcement of a filmaking revolution from Nikon India in 19 of August. Wish it was a new video specialized Nikon camera.
  5. What about this one? https://www.samyanglensglobal.com/en/m/product/product-view.php?seq=230 The 14mm is an "ancient" design with some flaws. I will be getting the 16mm the next couple of weeks but I am not going to have time to test it I think. What about this Haida VariND? Is it any good? Do you have a link for the specific one?
  6. The info is here. Look at the So How Does It Works section and video. https://www.newsshooter.com/2019/08/13/lucadapters-magicbooster-for-the-bmpcc-6k/
  7. "The Z Cam E2-S6 S35 6K camera will cost $3,995 USD and is scheduled to be available in October this year. This model will be available in either PL/EF or M4/3 mounts. The E2-F6 FF model will be available in PL or EF mount for $4,995 USD. The E2-F8 full frame will be available in PL or EF mount for $5,995 USD" This is the competition! I am not sure how high a hybrid camera can go. Probably just 4K/10bit for now. Maybe more for an m43(GH6?), it is very difficult a mainstream camera maker (except Panasonic) bring any kind of internal raw or higher resolution for 2019/2020. BM already seriously undercut Z cam prices without anything serious missing, plus a 5" screen, plus the license key, plus better sound options. So, do you see a difference between P6K/P4K footage? What about higher ISO?
  8. Haha! Vitaly is a great character in the community! Never loose a moment going against capitalism and the rulling classes! Don't think freedom of speech was a thing in U.S.S.R though! Independent spirits is all we need, all across the spectrum.
  9. Usually camera mics are terrible quality, posotioned completely wrong. Omnis are the equivalent of 360 degrees of video, so not a great solution because there is no 360 degrees lenses. One of the best cheap solutions is the Sennheiser MKE-440, directional stereo. Zoom H3 VR is an interesting device. I do not like very much stereo solutions with no directionality (e.g most stereo mics by Rode and others).
  10. I did a little reading on the reduser forums and people there believe that P6K upsets more P4K owners than anyone else. The possibility of having a 6K sensor is great, but in reality it can be a burden for budget and feature consious users which P4K owners are (so many features for so little money!). What do P4K owners think? Do they have to update? Do they need to? What's your impression now that P6K are already available while some people are still waiting for their backordered P4Ks?
  11. The Lucadapter Magicbooster makes the 6K a more interesting proposition, in my opinion. I know there is excellent S35 lenses to use, but let's get real, the vast majority of Pocket owners will be using EF glass on them. It would be interesting to have a special/tele mode on those, I am using the S35 feature on A7 cameras and is a great tool, especially when you are running with only a couple of primes with you. One big minus as of know is the - something I read - X2.4 more data needed, so a lot more money for media on the field and more additional hard drives and probably bigger SSDs for editing at home, e.t.c.
  12. Does it have anything to do with the difference in the sensor's stack size? If the sensor is a normal, around 4mm, depth it has an advantage to the 2.4-2.5mm of the P4K. It certainly needs testing, and I hope someone will do the normal m43 to the BM 43 Metabones in different lenses, focal lengths and apertures.
  13. https://www.newsshooter.com/2019/08/09/blackmagic-design-releases-pocket-cinema-camera-6k-with-ef-mount/#disqus_thread Can you find your answer on the tables of this article?
  14. So, you guys believe that the Viltrox is similar in quality with the Metabones?
  15. 3200ISO + maybe a couple more stops. This is what interests me more, if the new camera has similar or better ISO performance.
  16. ..and suddenly the P6K thread is dead silent! Do you remember what was going on when the P4K was announced? The P6K is an excellent and very reasonably priced option for 6K and EF aficionados, but the price and features of P4K spoiled us all for ever!
  17. I do not want to participate but a specific someone is playing us like a fiddle for 15 pages now. Drags people into the nonsense abyss and single handedly destroyed the P6K thread for everyone that is trying to learn anything at all about this camera. Also, is the individual attacking most people on the smaller amount of time I have ever seen here. Stop feeding him and please try to not completely loose control of the thread, any thread.
  18. https://www.newsshooter.com/2019/08/14/z-cam-adds-zraw-with-e2-firmware-update/ Not as straightforward as I was hoping it to be. Just 4K/30p for now. SSD use is not advisable. How Z cameras can fund everything at once is a mystery to me, but voila, they have their own Zraw. They can license it to Nikon probably, it has a catchy name and that cooperation could benefit both companies greatly. I am not very optimistic about Atomos though.. It seems that partial debayering (or something!) is the key to overcome Red's patents (or something!).
  19. Any comments on the hot topic of P4K vs P6K? Pros - Cons? Are you missing something from your P4K when using the P6K, or the opposite?
  20. What camera? There are a lot of variables influencing such an adapters performance. Sensor stack, lens's exit pupil, adapters materials and craftmanship. Usually adapters are reaching their limits with brighter and wider lenses. That is the rule. That is why Metabones has so many different versions optimized for various cameras. Viltrox EF-M2 ver.II costs185€, Metabones Speedbooster costs 850€ and Lens Regain used to cost around 550€ when it was available here. Guess which one performs best!
  21. Yes, but there are quite a few of those niches, and a whole planet crazy about image and video right now. Youtube/fb/insta are running the planet (and I am not on any of those!). Also, camera phones IS a camera market, it is a phone that has dedicated sensors, lenses, photo and video pipeline, special imaging software, e.t.c like a dedicated camera does. Imagine Canon powered Xiaomi phones with 20-40% rights for Canon, offering AF, color science, their logo, maybe even a new fab for sensors - strengthen and modernize their own ancient fab labs. Back in profit instantly! Samsung left cameras because Samsung do not do niche anymore. They left most of their niche companies (military also, I think) but they still innovate and produce and gain in sensors, memory, ssd, phones, where they can mass produce. Other companies find their niche and thrive (BM, Fuji, e.t.c).
  22. This has some Russian cliffhanger also! Red is going down. BM, Kinefity, EZ, Panasonic will offer similar or more for much less, already.
  23. This the greatness of BM, with 2 cameras they are covering most bases with the minimum cost possible (for both them and us). That's a brilliant strategy. I do not like adapters at all, but the possibilities of an P4K causes a lot of thoughts, especially when a good m43 zoom on one, is half the weight and smaller than a similar EF combo. I always had issues with low light performance of m43 cameras, even GH5, but this sensor diminishes if not all, most of these worries. BM creates the possibility of owning a lot of cheaper cameras instead of 1 very expensive like was the norm for so many decades.
  24. Braw for 6K. No prores 6K and no 4K braw. Or at least that's my impression. @thebrothersthre3 Also, 2.8K 120fps is windowed (X3.388?)? I would love a P4K Pro, but this release shows that they are comfortable with this form factor, and why not? Have sold dozens of thousands for sure. Maybe the P4K Pro is the Z 4K..
  25. Please do some tests and tell us what you see! 100% this time next year we have at least 2 new BM cameras (production, Ursa and/or compact). The sensors exist, look at Z cameras. Same body 3 different resolutions 3-4 different sensors, reasonable to cheap prices. As I said before, I am thinking going 4K with this purchase and wait for the 8K options next year. Consider skipping 6K altogether.. BM seem to learn with every mistake. They have done a lot before, but they seem to transform to a very powerful and world wide player in the market. Imagine the impact they have in both software and hardware side of things. Truly amazing stuff.
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