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  1. that's interesting, I think it's their do it all camera and is pretty good at it. Personally I did go for the A7III because of full frame full sensor read out, but except those two things, I think the A7R III is one of the best cameras money can buy. Wouldn't buy it though, my time with the A7 wasn't really pleasureful
  2. I don't really understand it either. It's probably a combination of many things. The way they market their products, concentrating on high profile bloggers and youtubers instead of "real" photographers. Their products are great and for a long time they were the only manufacturer offering small, full frame, mirrorless bodies. Not counting Leica. They concentrated on the big things like full frame and IBIS, ignoring little things like the viewfinder or weather sealing. I guess some users thought that this, combined with the very spec heavy marketing, somehow made their product and thus them, superior. There is probably also some fear. Fear, that Canon and Nikon enter "their" market and that they are no longer unique. As we all know that happened. And quite a few users, which still had their old lenses, did switch back. When I had my rendezvous with the A7IIII I joined some Sony groups on facebook. To be honest, I was quite shocked at what was said there. There wasn't much talk about pictures or even technical details helping you to get better pictures. It felt like 50% of all content was mocking Canon and Nikon. of course that's not all Sony shooters. Not all are on the internet, not all are hateful and not all are trolls. Some photographers I know use Sony and non of them is even close to what you find on the internet. So somehow the internet makes angry trolls out of Sony users ?
  3. If you are talking about these, they work fine. Even though V30 is not enough for 400 mbps, they seem to be faster. I never tried the 16GB though, it's way too small for 400mbps, that just gives you 5 Minutes of recording
  4. Probably both Panasonic and Fujifilm will make money by selling smaller version to car manufacturers. That's an area where global shutter and very high dynamic range are very important. Furthermore Fuji has been developing technologies in regard to sensors for ages. The new cell dividing material for the 0.8nm pixels of Samsungs Isocell Plus is from Fuji. and they are the main supplier of color filter arrays and a few other things.
  5. You got the Sony at home? i only tried it once soon after it came out and it felt, as if the parfocality was done by correcting focus and not by optical design. Yes, 16-80mm f/4.0 looks interesting. As long as people don‘t demand f/2.8 that is ??
  6. yeah. That's why I said that there is always the possibility of getting the MKX 18-55mm t/2.9 Lovely lens, but people have different interests and I respect that thephoenix wants autofocus and stabilization.
  7. yes. that's due to the short flange distance. Same is true for Sony FE, Nikon Z and (though close) Canon Rf.
  8. that's a summicron-c 21mm. afaik those come in PL mount. Would theoretically cover a full frame sensor, but I guess Panasonic opted for s35
  9. that's actually a great lens. For the 300$/400$ they charge for it as a kit lens, it's a bargain. But the requirement was constant f/2.8 so the 18-55mm seems no good.
  10. @Kisaha I am not too familiar with the CN-E lineup, but is there one with constant t/2.8 since that is what thephoenix wants. Of course the price shouldn't be above what a photographic lens costs it seems ? Personally, if I go for a zoom, I want very little focus breathing and a parfocal lens. Otherwise it's just a bag of slow primes. @thephoenix yes, I actually buy or rent equipment and test it myself. Not just once did my own experience vary from what was reported online. But it seems you realized, if you want a f/2.8 16-xx mm OIS lens, Fuji doesn't have one for you and doesn't seem interested in producing one. As for primes, I don't expect to see OIS in any of them, except macro and tele lenses.
  11. For me you are taking an approach with too much speculation, generalization and listening to others. So you work for Fujifilm and know their statistics about who buys the camera? or how do you know what people want? While it has great autofocus, why can't one use a manual focus lens on it? Why shouldn't you, the MKX lenses are incredible. One might prefer the form factor or the viewfinder or is partly into photography. And just because you have manual focus lenses doesn't mean you can't have autofocusing ones too Have you actually tried it or are you just repeating what someone on the internet said? To take your approach of repeating what others said, some say, the 6K downsampled images of the X-T3 are too sharp and that 2.8K upsampled are enough for Hollywood movies. So if the adapter isn't as sharp as others, that might even be beneficial if we just go by what some say in the end it feels like your critique comes down to a single thing. A missing 16-45mm f/2.8 OIS. While that's totally comprehensible, there seem to be enough others, that don't feel this way. It's really nice to have all those OIS and IBIS systems out there, but to be honest, I feel like people are depending way too much on it. You can find warping artifacts in a lot of footage and it seems, that stabilization is part of the reason to this happening. There are other great ways to get steady footage and people shouldn't forget about that.
  12. There is the kipon baveyes EF to Fuji speedbooster. Optically not the best, but it's available. Stabilized zoom lenses? 10-24mm, 18-55mm, 18-135mm, 50-140mm, 55-200mm, 16-50mm, 15-45mm, 50-230mm, 100-400mm and the upcoming 16-80mm stabilized primes? 80mm, 200mm Yes, they are a young system and there are only something like 30 autofocusing lenses, but again, if the bmpcc4k is interesting, AF is probably not the highest priority. And we can always argue about what the competition has, Fuji has the outstanding MKX lenses if anybody is into video for real
  13. @thephoenix I don't really get your point. You are looking at the Fuji because you like Autofocus? But then you think about a bmpcc4k which is practically the opposite. There are adapters for EF to X, there is a speedbooster and there might be a metabones in the future. But most important, there will be a X-H2 for those who need IBIS. Personally I think the X-T3 is incredible value and part of that is, that they left the IBIS out. And can't complain about their lenses, I love their primes and they probably have two of the greatest zooms you can get for any system.
  14. as androidlad says, with h.265 and framerates of 30fps or below, you can get 400Mbps with both long gop or all i
  15. put this on your front element and gone are all your problems with too sharp footage https://www.walmart.com/ip/Vaseline-Original-Petroleum-Jelly-13-oz/10898766
  16. it has been posted. Properly 3 or 4 times ? To be honest, every time I watch it, I am shocked how Youtube destroys nice material like this. There is quite some banding/posterisation.
  17. when did the topic change from X-T3 to equivalency? Is there nothing about the camera worth talking about? How is everybody finding h.265 10 bit to work with? For me it works without any problems. Only exporting h.265 10 bit is impossible. Not literally but it takes ages (literally).
  18. Why not put windows on the iMac? Personally I though about doing a Threadripper build with an AMD Vega 64 and hackintoshing it, but didn't want to go through all the troubles. As you say, there is more or less no problem with macs. With macOS the iMac supports 10bit, something Windows needs workstation class cards for. About hardware: take a look at puget systems, they have a Davinci Benchmark and test nearly all new powerful hardware for their own builds.
  19. that's a rumor that was never proven. It's very likely wrong, since we know what the sensor was able to do with 14bit, so calculating the 8 or 10bit speed, is reasonable actually I think the processor of the NX1 was a lot more powerful in comparison with the sensor you think this is due to processor power? I guess sensor readout and heat are the main issues I think the sensor we talk about here is probably going to end up in something like a venice. But CES2019 will probably be centered around 8K. 8K televisions, 8K projectors, 8K cameras. Personally I think 8K will sooner or later become standard. I never figured out, why the consumer camera companies skipped 6K. Cameras like the A7III or the Fujis could do it since they read it out and downsample it to 4K. Would be nice in post to have the option for 4K timelines
  20. http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/software/lut/
  21. The X-H2 with IBIS is probably coming sooner than later, looking at their history, that will probably be the camera for videocentric people. No need to optically f*** up the primes and 16-55
  22. How about a tripod? and a slider? or even a dolly? What about gimbals, steadycams and other things? I have used the OIS lenses from Canon and Fuji, the IBIS from Olympus, Panasonic, Sony and Fuji but neither of those systems is anywhere close to replacing the things mentioned above. OIS and IBIS are very nice to have, especially in combination with other forms of stabilization, but I think people are taking it as some kind of excuse. Where are the stabilized Summilux-C lenses? The stabilized Ultraprimes or the Cookes? Where is the IBIS in the Arri Alexa or the Red camera?
  23. The 16mm isn't slow at all, it's pretty fast. It's not dead silent and you can hear it while pulling focus, but if you are not recording in absolutely silent rooms with the integrated mic, it probably won't be a problem. The 23mm f/1.4 is a bit louder, but with an external mic it's not really a problem. And while it's not the fastest lens, it's not slow either, especially not on the X-T3. Fuji has their f/2.0 lenses which I recommend to people shooting video primarily, but personally I am using the f/1.2 and f/1.4 lenses only. Never had a problem with them and I love their rendering
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