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  1. If it truly is downsampling 6K to 1080p and shoots 10bit 4K 24/25p without overheating it’s an instabuy. Everything is forgiven except their vile decision to not support third party lens makers
  2. I would get a Z9 mostly because of the incredible S-lens line-up. Beautiful lenses all of them - barely any focus breathing, weather sealed, fast accurate and silent autofocus and beautiful rendering. The Z 35mm f1.8 and Canon RF 35mm f1.8 are miles apart. And the Z 24-70 f2.8 is quite possibly the best 24-70 ever made.
  3. Sad to see Canon play us like this. Sold my R5 a long time ago and lost a chunk of money. This dude has measured the temperature of the outside of the camera when recording with the new firmware. It seems to stabilize to around 102 degrees Fahrenheit around 60 minutes and then stay there in 4KHQ. I wonder if the sensor gets noisier with these temperatures sustained. Have you noticed anything Andrew?
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    Olympus OM-1

    Excited to see that @Andrew Reid picked up an OM-1. Is there still a vast difference with regards to detail between the 4K UHD and the C4K modes? All the samples I've seen seem a bit mushy. Great colors and great IBIS, but concerned about resolution and digital sharpness.
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    Olympus OM-1

    It's a real shame they didn't test the DCI 4K option. In both the EM1iii and the EM1ii this is clearly the best option, with significantly more detail than the UHD readout.
  6. Too Too bad they seem to have fucked it all up once again 🤭
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    The Aesthetic

    @kye You’re the guy who wrote that the “new” canons have “clay like skin”? That statement alone kind of disqualifies you from any serious color science debate, no matter how many lengthy posts you write with images from high end productions shot on high res (lol) pro cinema cameras.
  8. People whining about some sort of clay like skin tones with the new Canon codecs/sensors have too much time on their hands, what are you even talking about? I owned the R5 and it was impeccable as a stills camera, but it certainly had it short comings in the video department - but skin tones and colors are as per usual outstanding, even with the 10bit h265 codec. The whole Alexa worshipping is getting ridiculous and if you really want that but can’t afford it, buy the a7siii and Emotive colors - only 1 percent would know the difference.
  9. Dual ISO is confirmed in the menus and several people show it on Youtube.
  10. Hate to say I told you so - no IBIS. Which makes me happy. No sensor floating around making the camera less robust, no nauseating wobble when on the wide side and now they can mount the heatsink closer to the sensor.
  11. I think Canon also removed the IBIS on the R5C. I would actually like that but for some it would definitely fall under the cripple hammer category.
  12. Some really beautiful footage here from the R3. Will be interesting to see how Nikon's own raw files will compare. Thoughts on the camera by the guy who shot the video: No, this camera will not replace any dedicated video camera. The lack of proper video assist tools like built in ND, no false colour, waveform etc means that you do need to carry extra accessories to make it work. I also found the IBIS on this camera to be disappointing. Even inputting the correct focal length in IBIS resulted in shaky footage. You also can't use zebras and focus peaking at the same time which resulted in me missing focus for the last shot :(. This is still a hybrid camera with stills in mind. Quick test in 1080 also show extremely soft images. I would not recommend shooting 1080 in this camera at all unless it's for simple jobs or for fun. That being said, the 6k on this is... beautiful. My computer can't handle the 6k at all but the final file is gorgeous. I do find the shadows to be much noisier than my C70. Dynamic range is very pleasing and it's quite hard to completely blow out highlights unless you make a mistake or are in extreme situations (like the shot in the bus). The Canon FD primes worked wonders softening the digital edge on the sensor giving it a much more organic look. Files are detailed and rich. The raw is also very capable of making drastic white balance changes without destroying the image. Very happy with the results albeit was a pain for storage and editing.
  13. Nokishita published the full spec sheet. It is a monster, a D3 and F5 moment. Records Prores HQ N-log internal as well. I wonder if the 4K will be a perfect downsampling of the full sensor though. Oh, and as previously reported - NO mechanical shutter.
  14. There are so many early tests published already, 6K raw doesn't overheat after more than 2h of continuous recording.
  15. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jTgFe4xy9eRW53M727fsSgw0VibjNbrG/view
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