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  1. I think if the S1H were not so pricy it would actually be higher up on the list...but if it weren't so pricy it probably would not have the features that would stimulate such large numbers of discussion....catch 22. Hmmmm. Love the S1H! One noticeably absent from your list is the Nikon Z6. It is killer good...and easy to use, excellent features, and as good for color as any on the list. What holds it back? Crazy things: 1. coming late to the party with mirrorless, 2.. not being able to have both Zebras and peaking activated at the same time---who ever heard of that?!?!?
  2. There are definitely issues with Sony and Canon at this point. Looks to me like Sony won this round thus far. I agree with Andrew about not getting caught up with the hype, and take a good look at what these other companies are doing, because they're worth looking at for their quality and innovation. Myself? I ordered the S5 the moment I heard about it and saw it. There's a place for all these cameras----EVERYTHING doesn't have to be full frame---or even benefit from full frame. I just bought a G9----I'm knocked out at how good the video looks, skin tones in the Rec 709 profil
  3. Cliff, I think Panasonic still has great images, great color, a great LOG and LUTS, and the stabilization is still superior. I still don't care for Sony colors---even in what I've seen from the A7sIII. They're still on the bottom, with Panasonic, Canon, Nikon and Fuji on top--take your choice. This S5 looks great for hand held shooting. I'm really looking forward to using it. I think Panasonic is positioned well among the pack....and I believe they can move up. If they did phase detect AF people would switch to them in droves. They're competitive in video even without it...and they don't
  4. It LOOKS REALLY good for hand held, MF shooters---checking all the boxes---including not requiring a fork lift to shoot hand held. I agree with you entirely about the AF thing. If you want a point and shoot buy one---they're cheap. But if you want to shoot video make MF your priority. I'm just an amateur, but I shoot MF all the time. When I turn on AF I feel like I've lost what little artistic discretion I have and put the camera in control. For photos i can see AF being a big deal. But not for video. AF had made shooters too lazy and able to shoot indiscriminately. That can't be go
  5. Yes, I know what those connectors do. I've owned an S1 and presently own an S1H---unfortunately I don't own and can't afford the purchased of a fork lift, so I don't take it out all that often or for all that long. I was just hoping the S5 would run off both sets of connectors so the batteries would be interchangeable. alas, you can't have every thing---not sure why, but that's what they say. Thanks for the response.
  6. are you sure of that? If so I guess I heard it wrong.
  7. In the US the price for both cam and lens will be 2,200 or thereabouts.
  8. Andrew, Thanks for your comments on the S5. I can't wait to see and read your final assessment of the S5. Seeing all the reviews it strikes me the S5 is what the S1 should have been all along-----at least for video. Also, BIG NEWS: the peaking does not verschwand before my eyes. THANK YOU, Panasonic. From the footage I've seen from reviewers on youtube the image quality and colors---skin tones--look lovely....Panasonic may be taking the cake for best color, just love it. It's capabilities make, in my mind, a needed correction for the excessive number of frame rates in the S
  9. Thanks a bunch for all the info. Super helpful. My plan would be to use third party lenses. I really dislike AF for the shooting I do. How do you think it would hold up stabilization-wise with 3rd party lenses? also, has anyone made an electronic ef to nx adapter that would support canon lenses with stabilization?
  10. Andrew, Thanks so much for your candor---and objectivity, that's always appreciated. I love what I see of the NX-1 footage---so clean and sharp without looking over sharpened or unnatural looking---with great color. What I've learned from shooting the Nikon Z6 is how great it is to shoot a camera where everything, ergonomically, is just "there." It really facilitates ease in shooting. For all the lacks and deficiencies of the Z6, it's a great camera to use with decent stabilization with non-electric lenses. That is why I'm looking so closely at the NX1...ease and facility in shooting
  11. Thanks for your comments--they are well received and considered. How did you like the IBIS of the NX1? I'm really attracted to the ergonomics and the sharp, clean footage I've seen. LOG is not that important to me---I have several cams that can do that. But nothing that looks that clean.
  12. 1. Show us a picture of your current most used camera and lens At the bottom is a rather unglamorous photo in my work shop of my Nikon Z6 with a Vizelex ND throttle adapter, and Zacuto viewfinder, and one of the set of Canon FD lenses I love to shoot the out and about hand held videos I often shoot and edit. In studio I use mostly Canon cameras. I've owned a BUNCH of them: C100, C100Mk ii, C300 Mk ii, C200, EOS R...right now most of my videos in-studio are made on the XC-15, mainly because of the good audio of that camera. Shooting handheld video with fast primes, especially on the long
  13. Andrew, I note the X-T4 and the NX-1 have a lot of comparable features. From your knowledge of the features and capabilities of both, how to you think they compare? What about IBIS in each? Would you swap your NX-1 for an XT-4? thanks for all you do and share with the community of video shooters. tom
  14. Kacey's tests are RIDICULOUS. Who in their right mind uses a camera like that? Plus, Gerald and Kacey were shooting on a preproduction model with lenses that probably needed firmware. I think the results of the cameras sent to various reviewers varied--which makes sense. One reviewer hooked up a GH5 and the X-T4 and did a side to side walking test---and the X-T4 acquitted itself extremely well. IMO, the X-T4 did not get a fair review with Gerald and Kacey. Better to see Jem Scholfield-- or Gordon Lang. Really good jobs, both of them.
  15. I think you're going to be looking at about 11 to 12 stops with F-Log--and 10 bit 422. Fuji now includes an internal LUT for LOG shooting--it's going to make exposing F-Log much better, and make peaking more useful. Personally, I'd shoot Eterna for video except in some extreme situation. The X-T4 looks like state of the art for APS-C cameras---best in class. I LOVED shooting the X-H1--such a wonderful experience--Nikon Z6 too. Both awesome.
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