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    Kisaha reacted to BTM_Pix in Comprehensive Sigma Fp first impressions and interview - Cinema DNG RAW internal recording!   
    Lack of EVF and mechanical shutter won't do it any favours and no wifi/bluetooth connectivity will be a drawback.
    Set against that from my own personal point of view though is that, as with the Leica T/CL, the L mount cameras are great platforms for M lenses.
    With offerings from Voigtlander and particularly 7Artisans offering fast and compact M mount lenses, the FP will make a great combination as the overall form factor will be smaller even than the diminutive Leica CL despite it being full frame versus APS-C.

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    Kisaha reacted to anonim in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    IDK... To me the most or even only important is precise/smooth manual handling and focusing, and I'm expecting that aberrations will be enough well controlled. But, to be honest, although I understand problem of, say, distorted image at wide focal length, I didn't find that it is so important or distractedly noticeable in moving pictures and movie making for average spectators. What extremely bother me with Panasonic zooms is totally unusable (even for my pretty tolerable criteria) manual focusing. (Granted, I found that 12-35 II has pretty impressive stabilization.) Is it something improved with 10-25 and clutch mechanism, I don't know.
    Dzofilm's constructors are promising true parfocal design, and, all in all, true cine lens experience for relatively modest price. I guess that even for such  newcomers  price for FF or APSC counterpart lens will be more similar to Fujinon MK zoom 18-55 (which, of course, doesn't have such UW range). That's why I think that, contrary to death-prediction or afraid by many, it is gold time for m43 movie make aspiring shooters. Simply because of the most important thing - lenses. As much as I've found that Voigts 0.95 lenses are unique regarding value/specs/usability/affordability between all lenses on Earth, it might be that these Dzofilm zooms will match that mark. 
    And as Anaconda already mentioned, they are actually pretty small, about 15cm and 1kg what is ideal for run/gun, considering way that I'm using it - combining handheld and quickly shoulder mounting rig. (I simply couldn't stand gimbals, although I tried them, bought and sold several times.)
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    Kisaha reacted to nathlas in Canon EOS R first impressions - INSANE split personality camera   
    Yeah unless you are certain of not buy RF lenses ( that would be weird since those lenses are the spear of R system) 
     
    They should put that in body even if mount was projectile like BMPCC6k.
     
    Adapter with control ring is also usefall but this one could be a forever addon IF you didn't have to put a clear filter to fill the hole (why have a clear filter instead of nothing? a simple cap would do the job unless there is a reason for a glass to exist in that place ? ) and if that included a control ring as well.
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    Kisaha reacted to BrooklynDan in University education - is it worth it?   
    I think that people get too wrapped up in the fact that the equipment is cheap and they forget that everything else is still the same price. I went to film school and while the career opportunities afterwards left something to be desired, it allowed me to produce work of a far higher production value than I could on my own. I had access to a soundstage, a wide variety of lighting equipment, screening facilities, mixing facilities, production insurance and because my school also had music, art, theater, and acting programs, a steady supply of people who could act in my films, help me build sets and compose my soundtracks. Interacting with other artists from a bunch of different disciplines is crucial to one's artistic growth.
    It is also important to recognize that breadth of knowledge does not equal depth. Yeah, YouTube might have a million tutorials on everything, but it doesn't compare to a seasoned professional talking to you in person and showing you what's what. Teachers don't just relay information, they organize it and put it in context so that it makes sense. I took four years of cinema studies classes with some of the best instructors on the planet, and no amount of individual study could've rivaled the quality of education.
    The only big issue with film school is the debt. And yes, it's a pain in the ass. Choose wisely and don't go to USC if you can't afford it.
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    Kisaha got a reaction from Emanuel in University education - is it worth it?   
    Maybe a Masters is too much, more appropriate for a career in education, but film making is a very complex field, including both technical and artistic concepts. The old mantra was "education, education, education", the new one is "just look at it from youtube". Both are wrong in my opinion. 
    I am in between, starting working in the field when I was 19 years old, and the same time did sound engineering, multimedia computing and programming, BofA in Film and Video (directing) and other unrelated studies. Still have the need to study some more, maybe I will do a course in European Culture and Civilization (4 years BA degree) next year, still thinking about it because it is rather expensive, but education is a huge part of evolution, a proper academic education can make you a better person, not strictly a better professional, but being a more complete person and citizen will help you with your work in unimaginable ways.
    Just a few good professionals do youtube videos, most of the youtube crowds, especially the popular ones, are just "some kids".
     
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    Kisaha reacted to BTM_Pix in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Unless there have been firmware updates for the other manufacturer's adapters that specifically enable it, it is only the Metabones adapters that have any type of focus control from the Pocket4K.
     
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    Kisaha reacted to IncriminatingPictures in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    The Panasonic 12-35mm definitely fisheyes and distorts at 12mm. 
     
    i can post the raw, but I had crop in on the wide shot of the fountain in this clip because of the fisheye vignette but you can see the distortion pretty plainly 
     
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    Kisaha reacted to BTM_Pix in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    The cables are purely for remotely start/stopping the recording on the camera.
    The Pocket4K doesn't have that capability.
    The focus control on the EF lens is done between the controller and the mount adapter so should just work.
    If the aperture control is working then that proves its communicating with the lens.
    At the risk of sounding completely patronising, make sure the switch on the lens is set to AF though  
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    Kisaha got a reaction from Otago in University education - is it worth it?   
    Maybe a Masters is too much, more appropriate for a career in education, but film making is a very complex field, including both technical and artistic concepts. The old mantra was "education, education, education", the new one is "just look at it from youtube". Both are wrong in my opinion. 
    I am in between, starting working in the field when I was 19 years old, and the same time did sound engineering, multimedia computing and programming, BofA in Film and Video (directing) and other unrelated studies. Still have the need to study some more, maybe I will do a course in European Culture and Civilization (4 years BA degree) next year, still thinking about it because it is rather expensive, but education is a huge part of evolution, a proper academic education can make you a better person, not strictly a better professional, but being a more complete person and citizen will help you with your work in unimaginable ways.
    Just a few good professionals do youtube videos, most of the youtube crowds, especially the popular ones, are just "some kids".
     
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    Kisaha reacted to colepat in Olympus E-M5 MK III - coming in October   
    Honestly, I am stoked on this. If I somehow get my hands on some extra cash I would love to pick up a used E-M1 mkii or one of these E-M5 mkiii.
    I shoot mostly on a GH5 and having one of these as my second cam would be killer. Good AF for the times I need it and the Gh5 for when I need 10bit / 4k60.
    Olympus is doing good stuff. Plus M43 is a killer mount and I love the sensor size. 
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    Kisaha reacted to Castorp in Nikon z50 Apsc camera   
    Out of the APSC cameras in this price range the Z50 certainly looks like the best to me. The Z50 seems well built and the sealing is supposed to be good. I like how the grip, buttons and control wheels are executed. 
    That kit lens is tiny and the perfect travel lens. 
    The main problem is the lack of lenses. (But what new camera system has a lot of lenses?)
    Nikon should have made a DX 23 or 35mm f1.8 lens for the launch.
    I am excited about the announced 28mm and 40mm “compact primes”. Seeing that they are not S line lenses they should be affordable. Probably pancakes, they will be perfect for the Z50 as well as the full frame Z cameras. I can see myself adding a Z50 in a couple years with one of those pancakes as a throw around travel camera. 
    I hope the cheaper and smaller Z30 is still magnesium and with two control wheels but leaves out the viewfinder and flip screen to cut cost and size.That and the 28mm pancake would be a dream.
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    Kisaha reacted to mercer in Comprehensive Sigma Fp first impressions and interview - Cinema DNG RAW internal recording!   
    It records out, via USB-C, to Samsung T5 SSD drives... it doesn’t get much smaller than that.
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    Kisaha reacted to Brian Williams in Comprehensive Sigma Fp first impressions and interview - Cinema DNG RAW internal recording!   
    I’m pretty excited at least, gonna 3D print some accessories tonight 

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    Kisaha reacted to Brian Williams in Comprehensive Sigma Fp first impressions and interview - Cinema DNG RAW internal recording!   
    No, but I see a bunch of us jumping on this camera in a few weeks with an EF adaptor, and eventually some of us will probably give in buy some L-mount lenses, and Sigma will have won.
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    Kisaha reacted to Video Hummus in Good news to Canon lovers   
    I heard a rumor it was next to impossible to develop 24p in the software. It would have been too expensive. But then Steve in software development had a break through.
    boolean ENABLE24P = true;
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    Kisaha reacted to OliKMIA in NOPE! Canon did NOT remove 24p from the 90D and EOS M6 II to save H.264 licensing fees   
    They gonna have to let Mokara go, can't afford the licensing fee and his payroll. That's a sad news for this forum as Mokara was a constant source of entertainment.
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    Kisaha reacted to leslie in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Hey Btm-pix ever had your 3c app uninstall itself?  just went to use it and it was no longer there. had to reinstall it kinda curious for any insight
    I think you will like it 😀
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    Kisaha got a reaction from leslie in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    I just received a phone call that my P4K just arrived!
    I have a very tough schedule but I am getting it soon!
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    Kisaha reacted to BTM_Pix in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    The advantage of modern fridges for run and gun film making are that many of them do actually have e-ND built in to them.
     
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    Kisaha reacted to Paul Jonathan in Comprehensive Sigma Fp first impressions and interview - Cinema DNG RAW internal recording!   
    BTM_Pix, great find!
    HG-11 is the handgrip, coming it at roughly 60 USD, while HG-21 is a much larger one for about 100 USD
    LVF-11 is the LCD viewfinder attachment for roughly 300 USD
    BPL-11 is a very small baseplate
    CN-21 and SAC-7P are DC and AC battery adapters, while BC-71 is the battery charger, strange, that these wouldn't be included. CR-41 is a remote trigger, maybe more useful for photography.

    Would be really interested in the lens adapter pricing, MC-31 (PL) and MC-21 (EF)

    images can be found here btw
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    Kisaha got a reaction from kye in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    I just received a phone call that my P4K just arrived!
    I have a very tough schedule but I am getting it soon!
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    Kisaha reacted to Mako Sports in Comprehensive Sigma Fp first impressions and interview - Cinema DNG RAW internal recording!   
    A friend sent this - 
    looks to be $1,899
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    Kisaha got a reaction from mercer in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    I have 5 Samyang primes, and a few more EF lenses (the newer 70-200mm 4f among them), and the 12-100mm for run and gun. The lens is very small and light for the range with great stabilization. I already own Lens Regain and Viltrox adapters.
    I would never shoot on 6K and I wouldn't buy the Italian speedbooster, so what is the point to spend double the money - 1420euros the P4K and 2799euros the P6K, for things I wouldn't use or need?
    If the camera ain't here in a couple of weeks I will just invest on something else, it is a pity to spend the money on a rented camera, while I can buy a new one, even if it ain't the one I really needed, it is an opportunity I can not miss. I may even consider the newer EF-M if it is really worth it! How worst it is against the C200 8bit codec?
    My point here is that is really disappointing that BM may loose a customer, and I am sure I am not the only one.
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    Kisaha got a reaction from Emanuel in How Does This Production Company Name Sound?   
    Yeah, why not. Do whatever you'd like, on a complicated world a little simplicity can be beneficial for all!
    If you can work around a bit to your original idea maybe you have something.
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    Kisaha reacted to Linus N in What is your lens kit strategy?   
    I've built a Canon FD set with 20/2.8, 28/2, 35/2, 50/1.4, 85/1.2 and 135/2 that I use for all my professional shoots which are mid-tier commercials mostly. If I can get away with the characteristics I keep them wide open and if I need sharpness I stop down to an F4 or so. Long-term plan is to have them re-housed to PL by P+S Technik. I like the look and they cover FF to follow the camera trend.
    Edit: ...with focusgears from followfocusgears.com and fronts from Simmod to make them somewhat usable in a professional setting. Only downside is the fiddly process of swapping lenses 😄
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