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    Nodnarb reacted to DBounce in Panasonic FF L-mount Cine camera coming   
    This looks like a pretty legitimate article... so the "game changer", the "cinema dream" is 6k @ 24 fps? A feature no one was asking for?
    No flip screen, no PDAF and no built in ND? Disappointing. I think Panasonic will remain a distant last place sales wise. No one had a problem with the image quality of the S1. Personally, I really like the image of the S1. What the majority of people had a problem with was the contrast detect AF and the lack of a flip screen. Built in ND, while nice to have, was never expected on a hybrid... so it didn't lose points for lacking it. Leaving out the two most requested features is a huge disappointment... again!
    Oh well, nothing to see folks, just a more usable 6k photo mode... that no one asked for.
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    Nodnarb reacted to DBounce in Panasonic FF L-mount Cine camera coming   
    Alexa and RED are made for professional productions with "real budgets" and "real crews". So needless to say a dedicated focus puller is generally part of the production's expense. But if you want to see some piss poor RED footage just do a search for "RED Raven footage". A lot of aspiring filmmaker bought that camera thinking they could do it alone... what a cluster Fuk of out of focus mess. 
    It's not for selfies... it's so a solo operator can frame their shots etc... without needing the talent in the scene. This of course is yet another issue a major production does not have to worry about.
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    Nodnarb reacted to deezid in Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K   
    Lifting blacks in filmconvert?
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    Nodnarb reacted to wolf33d in Nikon Z7 is at EOSHD HQ - better video than Sony?   
    Agree with Andrew, XT3 is fantastic with specs but lack of IBIS and FF is a pain. 
    Canon is out of the question. 
    Sony is late with A7SIII and they will have the usual ergonomics problems. 
    Panasonic S fantastic but AF is such a deal breaker. 
    Nikon got everything right except they aren’t releasing a super video camera like A7S / S1... no 4K60p... this is such a bummer. Not to mention poor lens choice but let’s say this is only going to improve with time. 
    Again big compromises everywhere.
    My guess is that it’s still will be a Sony win next year for my use because the A7S will be the only one to combine 4K60 with good AF and IBIS and FF. Pana AF is a Deal Breaker so is 4K30p on Z7, so is Canon so is lack of FF and ibis with XT3. 
    It’s a shame because the Sony’s probably the least enjoyable camera to shoot with from the above.
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    Nodnarb reacted to OliKMIA in I am at Photokina. What would you like me to ask?   
    10% off FilmConvert ?
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    Nodnarb reacted to sanveer in Photokina 2018 Part 1: Panasonic S1 and S1R full frame 4K/60p and Fujifilm GFX 100MP 4K Medium Format. WOW!   
    Exactly my thoughts. The size is because unlike the BMPCC4k, this doesn't HAVE fans for heat dissipation because it has go be weather sealed. It does this by having a Huge heat sink as well as way better processing.
    I also believe that Panasonic is keenly watching the A7Siii (as well as others before the specs are finalised) for what all specs to finalise. They may have the megapixel and video bit depth advantage over the Sony. Dynamic Range may be similar and the Sony may be better by 1-2 stops in low light video. If Panasonic can't bring autofocus to PDAF levels, that may be the biggest weakness on this.
    Also like on the Nikon Z Series (which I think I may agree with Tony Northup's about the Panasonic and Nikon sharing the same sensors), there will be 2 distinct models, one with a slightly greater emphasis on photo (S1R) and the other on video (S1). While Nikon has, like Canon handicapped the whole thing with emphasis on size and having a single SD Card (apart from smaller battery and no internal 4-2-2 codec), Panasonic is keeping the bulk for adding a lot of great features. 
    There must be some politics of features in ILCs (like regarding the PDAF), wherein Panasonic is being barred from having PDAF on their cameras, and both Panasonic and Sony are mum about the real reasons for it.
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    Nodnarb got a reaction from Robert Collins in Photokina 2018 Part 1: Panasonic S1 and S1R full frame 4K/60p and Fujifilm GFX 100MP 4K Medium Format. WOW!   
    When the GH4 launched in 2014, Panasonic "obviously" had faith in their autofocus system. Yet when it came to video, the CDAF looked pretty bad compared to the PDAF on the 70D, NX1, and a6000. The GH4 was a fantastic camera, but it was clear back then that Panasonic needed to include PDAF if they wanted to achieve good video autofocus. So in 2017 when the GH5 was realeased, a lot of people were disappointed that PDAF was again missing from the specs. Panasonic "obviously" had faith in their autofocus system, but real world usage found the GH5's "Advanced CDAF" was still not as good as the PDAF in some 3 year old cameras, much less some of the latest models from other manufacturers.
    Now in 2018 with Canon, Nikon, Sony and Fuji all producing cams with really good video autofocus using PDAF, I think it's easy to see why critics are disappointed that PDAF will again be missing from Panasonic's next generation of cameras come 2019.
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    Nodnarb got a reaction from jonpais in Photokina 2018 Part 1: Panasonic S1 and S1R full frame 4K/60p and Fujifilm GFX 100MP 4K Medium Format. WOW!   
    When the GH4 launched in 2014, Panasonic "obviously" had faith in their autofocus system. Yet when it came to video, the CDAF looked pretty bad compared to the PDAF on the 70D, NX1, and a6000. The GH4 was a fantastic camera, but it was clear back then that Panasonic needed to include PDAF if they wanted to achieve good video autofocus. So in 2017 when the GH5 was realeased, a lot of people were disappointed that PDAF was again missing from the specs. Panasonic "obviously" had faith in their autofocus system, but real world usage found the GH5's "Advanced CDAF" was still not as good as the PDAF in some 3 year old cameras, much less some of the latest models from other manufacturers.
    Now in 2018 with Canon, Nikon, Sony and Fuji all producing cams with really good video autofocus using PDAF, I think it's easy to see why critics are disappointed that PDAF will again be missing from Panasonic's next generation of cameras come 2019.
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    Nodnarb reacted to jonpais in Photokina 2018 Part 1: Panasonic S1 and S1R full frame 4K/60p and Fujifilm GFX 100MP 4K Medium Format. WOW!   
    We’ve only seen Panasonic make incremental steps in video AF, absolutely no reason to expect miracles with the S1. That’d be like hoping Canon would’ve had no crop on their FF mirrorless. It ain’t gonna happen. No cry baby, just being realistic. I’ve bought five Panasonics and still own three of them, and video AF has always been more or less poop. 
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    Nodnarb reacted to webrunner5 in Photokina 2018 Part 1: Panasonic S1 and S1R full frame 4K/60p and Fujifilm GFX 100MP 4K Medium Format. WOW!   
    Then why would a company that prides itself on the video side utilize a focusing system that sucks in video then? It is pretty obvious that Panasonic is pretty terrible at making a camera that can AF worth a crap in video mode.
    Their stuff is becoming too expensive for the average person to buy, and that is a total change from what they used to be. I think it is going to end up badly for them down the road.
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    Nodnarb reacted to jonpais in Photokina 2018 Part 1: Panasonic S1 and S1R full frame 4K/60p and Fujifilm GFX 100MP 4K Medium Format. WOW!   
    DFD sucks and Panasonic’s got cutting edge processors. Fail.
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    Nodnarb reacted to kye in Photokina 2018 Part 1: Panasonic S1 and S1R full frame 4K/60p and Fujifilm GFX 100MP 4K Medium Format. WOW!   
    You might be right about CDAF being best for fine-tuning the focus, but PDAF not only knows something is out of focus but which way the focus is to be found.
    After watching dozens or hundreds of beautiful moments pass while the focus mechanism has charged off in the wrong direction and the moment concludes and the shot is lost while the camera is still wondering why the entire frame is a complete blur, I will always be deeply deeply skeptical of CDAF-only cameras.
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    Nodnarb reacted to OzNimbus in Photokina 2018 Part 1: Panasonic S1 and S1R full frame 4K/60p and Fujifilm GFX 100MP 4K Medium Format. WOW!   
    Static shots, yes.   But still have to get the camera into tight spots in the studio around drummers and whatnot.  A monitor needs cabling & power.  That's extra work.   
    Dealt with a Sony A7s for three years and various "solutions."   ..all of which required extra work.   Got a GH5 last year & wondered how the hell I managed without it.   Mainly because of the flip out screen!
    Never switching back to a non-flipping screen, I don't care what the specs say.  Practicality trumps specs.
     
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    Nodnarb reacted to wobba in Photokina 2018 Part 1: Panasonic S1 and S1R full frame 4K/60p and Fujifilm GFX 100MP 4K Medium Format. WOW!   
    WOW ... no PDAF, yet again!
    CDAF is barely adequate on a m4/3 size sensor that is aided by a deep depth of field. 
    On a full frame sensor, with a narrow depth of field, CDAF will be a disaster. 
     
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    Nodnarb reacted to Adam Kuźniar in Panasonic announcing a full frame camera on Sept. 25???   
    What the fuck is that hinge? Why did they copy that stupid design from Fuji instead of the great, well tasted, field proven, vloggers loven (is that a word) GH5 style screen? It instantly went from my must buy to probably skip.
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    Nodnarb reacted to ryne275 in Panasonic announcing a full frame camera on Sept. 25???   
    contrast AF?!?!?! YIKES
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    Nodnarb reacted to nigelbb in Wolfcrow   
    Apart from the fact that he does disclose that BM sent him the camera for free why the fuck should he care about the FTC any more than you or I would? He lives in Mumbai.
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    Nodnarb reacted to wolf33d in Panasonic announcing a full frame camera on Sept. 25???   
    Rumor says they will keep DFD tech with no DPAF. Why on earth would they do that? 
    If this camera has high mpx + GH5 video specs like 4K60P and 10 bit, it's going to be an absolute killer. But if they keep their shitty AF well it's going to be the dealbreaker. Dont do that Panasonic, dont be so dumb.
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    Nodnarb reacted to kye in Best Mirrorless Camera?   
    I read that as "the best mirrorless camera is in your hand" and then got very excited, but was disappointed when I discovered it wasn't a fantastic camera in disguise, but was just as it appeared - a donut.
    All else being equal, those controls are spectacular.  I've bitched about mentioned it before, but being able to see exactly what your settings are and to specify any combination of them is just fantastic.  The fact that I can't set aperture, shutter speed and auto-ISO on my XC10 is basically against the Geneva Convention.
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    Nodnarb got a reaction from IronFilm in Mind blowing Canon executive interview   
    A/C is standard equipment on almost every model car sold in the US. Like a radio, it's included on the base model of even cheap cars, because it's 2018.
    Maybe not the best analogy. You can get a Ford Focus with All-Wheel-Drive and a trailer hitch. There are of course some capabilities that you physically could not get in a smaller car or in a smaller camera. But there's nothing that prevents Ford from putting AWD on a Focus, and nothing that physically prevents Canon from having 4K video w/ Dual Pixel AF on the M50.

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    Nodnarb reacted to Kisaha in NX2 rumors   
    Who needs an NX2, when Fuji has a new video-centric camera that can do 6 minutes of 100 frames and cropped 4K? And 20 minutes of 1080 video!
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    Nodnarb reacted to Mattias Burling in Fuji X-H1: new APSC video oriented camera   
    Careful or someone will come with a chart showing that you are wrong and calling you an idiot for not knowing that you according to the numbers like cake
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    Nodnarb got a reaction from EthanAlexander in Hey YouTube and Facebook - time to stop burying the good stuff with wall-to-wall bullshit   
    YouTube removes Logan Paul as a preferred ad partner and cancels his YouTube Red projects
    https://www.theverge.com/2018/1/10/16876178/youtube-logan-paul-ban-ad-partner-red-monetization-canceled-controversy-google
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    Nodnarb reacted to Orangenz in “The Middle Path”: A Lumix GH5s Short   
    Ok, you're quite the funny troll
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    Nodnarb reacted to Andrew Reid in There is an imposter about   
    Yep easy to trap.
    "Please send to Ebrahim Saadawi, 1 scam street, fraudtown."
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