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  1. This is what you get when you treat your customers like crap, severely cripple your cameras, and don't give the buyer good value for $$$. They've been living on their laurels for some time now, and have failed to see the hand writing on the wall. They can't say the weren't warned. STOP RIPPING YOUR CUSTOMERS OFF, OVER CHARGING THEM, AND THEN STABBING THEM IN THE BACK! BAD COMPANY
  2. Does anyone have any information on the amount of dynamic range the Flat profile has? I can't find any good source.
  3. I find peaking a terrific value in manual shooting. The best I know of to date is Fuji cams. Peaking, focus check while rolling, and level---all superior on Fuji X-H1 and X-T3! The S1 is a close second in many respects. The Peaking works well....UNTIL you start rolling footage. Then is dramatically reduces---to the point of all but disappearing in some cases--making focus pulling DURING the clip very difficult in many cases. This reduction of peaking does not happen with the GH5, or the G85---it works great--not as good as Fuji, but very good. Also, I note there's no focus check while rolling. This is the same with the Nikon 6. This makes me think neither Panasonic nor Nikon care about what is actually needed for video---or they don't think it makes any difference to have these and other important focus and exposure functions basically become disabled once you press the shutter button. Is that fixable???
  4. One more short video demonstrating the result of simple grading of EOSHD Cinema Z-Log consisting of exposure correction and contrast adjustments when needed, staring Mel, the dog.
  5. New 3rd party Picture Profiles for Nikon Z cameras. Both Sareesh Sudhakaran and Andrew Reid have created picture profiles that can be easily loaded into the Z6/Z7. Sudhakaran's are free and include 6 cinematic profiles that require minimal (if any) correction and then published. Reid's profiles are in-camera Log profiles. I've included only two of them. You can read about them by going to EOSHD.com. Sudhakaran's profiles can be found on youtube at Wolfcrow. Repeat--they are excellent and free. The footage in my video is minimally corrected. In the demonstration I included the exposure scope so you can see the changes from what comes out of the camera and the exposure grade. Hope y'all find it helpful. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAIExeWUtSM&feature=youtu.be
  6. Did you hear the end where he says he would choose it over the A7III? By the way, I tested the Canon FD 20mm 2.8 again, and it's very good, with very little end distortion. It would probably be perfect for a gimbal. If you were familiar with Sareesh's presentations and reviews you'd know he is very, very blunt. Note how much he praised the color and image, and said the IBIS is better than the Sony? You're not going to get a perfect review from this guy. He routinely shoots on Alexas and top end movie cams.
  7. Menus are simpler, color is BETTER---MUCH better, pic profile presets are great, great looks out of the camera from many pic profiles, better stabilization, great native lenses, buttons are placed better, MUCH better EVF and LCD, better feel--better construction, no over heating issues in normal use. The Nikon equals the remarkable dynamic range and low light performance of the Sony. Hands down, the Nikon is a much more lovely and satisfying shooting experience. You don't have to spend forever tweaking those cursed endless list of image tweaks in the pic profiles---you've got great looks you can easily customize to your needs and/or tastes, and then GO SHOOT. But the real thing is the IQ. It's far better than the Z7III, and skin tones are a quantum leap better. Without that nothing else would matter. I have a review of the Nikon Z6---it's critical insofar as I'm asking Nikon to make some firmware changes to give video shooters a better shooting experience, but even without those changes the Nikon is superior. Besides my reviews, a more complete and fair look at the camera is given by Sareesh Sudhakaran. Here is his latest review: He also has just published a guide for the Z6, and has 6 EXCELLENT cinematic picture profiles you can download for free in place them into the camera's selection of profiles. that's about all I've got. If you get it I think you'll fall in love with shooting it. In fact, I have two---one I just purchased about a month ago and have used very little. If you want to purchase it I'll give you a good price. I'm having to also sell my X-H1---we just discovered a bad leak UNDER our house that must be repaired--which means creating a hole in MY closet near where the leak is located and digging until the leaking pipe is reached, silvery soldering it and closing it up. Total cost: $2000.00---and I'm not sure that includes the repair of the hole they have to put in our foundation. SUCKS. Whoever buys it I'm going to have to sell it. It's really new, since all I've done it test it in studio on the tripod---I do have Sudehakaran's picture profiles loaded into it, and I think my settings for video are better than his. Anyway, I hope you enjoy his presentation.
  8. Mark, I looked closely at your video. I think EOSHD Z-Log L would give you a better result at getting a nice interior image without blowing out the highs. These profiles and the instruction are inexpensive. I'll try to do some shots tomorrow, but it's supposed to be cloudy. Not sure how effective it will be.
  9. Here are some exposure grading. 1 is as shot in-camera, 2. exposure pulled down, 3. low lifted to reveal lower dynamic range.
  10. EOSHD Z-Log will do MUCH better than the video I saw. Here's a 3 minutes video I just did with the cinema version of Z-log. But z-log version L is much flatter and has much more dynamic range. Reid states the Z-log has LOTS of dynamic range in the lower range. He says just protect the highlights and you can lift up the lows and they look great. The place you might find interesting is at 1:58--2:00--but the L-Log is much better, and I could have lifted the lows a LOT more and still have it look good. It was flat out dark there under the falls. At 1:54 the falls and the wall were in complete shadow---and all lifted up. I kept my highlights below 85 IRE. At 1:27 the stone wall was very dark. I lifted the gamma light cure and I think it looks find. Reid isn't BSing that there's lots of dynamic range in the lows you can pull out. And you'll notice none of the highlight are blow at all. Also, check at 10 seconds in, all the lows were lifted and they look clean and, IMO, very good. As long as you're on my youtube site you might check out a video called Twilight Fishing. The Nikon has butt kicking dynamic range. I'll tell you what I'll do. I have a LOT of clips from that shoot at Clark Gardens that show the dynamic range better than the clips I used. I'll try to put some of them together before tomorrow. Okay?
  11. The three flavors of Reid's Z-log has decidedly more dynamic range than Nikon's internal flat profile...a lot more. And they're easy to grade, with lovely LUTS. When you can't shoot N-Log and need the dynamic range I think this is the way to go. I really love the Z6--fun to shoot with great stabilization, lovely image, kick-butt dynamic range.
  12. That's super. Thanks so much for taking the trouble. I'll share this on the Panasonic FB site.
  13. I'm having difficulty finding adapters for the L mount. Any suggestions. I'm hoping to mount FD lenses, Rokinon cinema lenses, and Nikon Fs. Never owned an L mount before. Andrew, you're the king of adapting lenses---any helpful information? Will this camera also accept M mount?
  14. Short video using EOSHD cinema Z-Log with the Z--6--all hand held using Canon FD and Rokinon lenses. Hand graded in FCPX. I've not yet compared the EOSHD dynamic range with N-Log, but without a doubt EOSHD Z-Log decidedly yields MUCH more dynamic range than any in-camera profile Nikon provides---and it grades quite well. If you can't shoot 10 bit ,and need a wide dynamic range, on the Z6 then, IMO, the EOSHD Log profiles are the way to go.
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