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  1. 27 minutes ago, thebrothersthre3 said:

    Have you seen an example of just IBIS without the electronic stabilization that demonstrates no warping?

    That’s what Max said on his video (start at 0.50s)

     


  2. Warping is only when you use electronic stabilization.

    I don’t know what to think about this X-T4.
    Fuji gave us everything they should include in the X-T3, but no true Game changer,
    Still some quirks (crop on 4k60, no internal 4.2.2, recording limit, exposure step).

    Hope the XH-2 will me more than that.

     


  3. It’s supposed to be announced next week, still no reliable leaks.

    I don’t really know what to expect.
    From the current EOS R, I’d like Nocrop 4k up to 60p, 10bit 422internal, 1080p120, IBIS, and dual slot. Of course, Dual pixel in every mode. Less that 2500€ and released in april.

    It’s not that much, and it will hurt Sony who gave us nothing interesting for two years,

    Come on Canon, you can do it 😁


  4. On 1/30/2020 at 9:32 PM, Trankilstef said:

    Ok just to add my two cents. As I said in another thread I talked to a Canon rep on tuesday and he told me that on the video side the announcement that will come in February (he told me specifically before March)  will have me happier than ever. I was telling him that I loved the EOS R on the stills part but on the video though it is better than advertised all across the internet, it lacks some really important things. And he smiled, really confidently, and told me to not worry at all, to just wait for the next announcement.
    Then today I spoke with a Canon Ambassador, over 30mn on the phone. We talked about her next projects etc and I couldn't help myself to ask for advice, i know she's one of the early professional adopters of the EOS R, and I told her I wanted to buy a second body, I was waiting for the next iteration of the R line, but was hesitant to not buy right now a second EOS R. She just told me this : "you better wait! I signed a NDA so I can't tell nothing but you really better wait. Something big is coming" She insisted on the "Big"... I speak to some Canon reps or this ambassador from time to time and got some insights sometime. But never, never I saw them this confident about a coming product. 
    So yes, something really big is coming, and I think it will be a game changer.

    Why no one has quoted your post ?
    I find it interesting, and make me believe that Canon will, finally, play the true mirrorless game.

    So now we have to wait a few weeks to see what Sony and Canon have in their vault.


  5. 2 hours ago, Video Hummus said:

    I’ll believe it when it’s released and in peoples hands.

    Highly doubt Canon would sell you an R camera with better specs and less money than a C500.

    Exactly my thoughts.
    I don’t believe in these specs so soon, since nobody really asked or need for them.

    But on the other side, I’m sure canon will mark 2020 with their new mirrorless, in order to give faith back to the disappointed that left them to go Sony/Fuji/Panasonic.

    And then, they’ll start again to cripple their cameras for five or six years.


  6. The X-T3 is already a damn good camera.
    The best Aps-c mirrorless according to me ?

    Except IBIS and an articulated screen, I can’t see what they could improve.
    I’m not talking about evolutions that we expect at each new release, as better AF, better burst mode, or ISO performance.

    Maybe a new battery.
    Of course, 4k120 and 6k60 would be a nice bonus ?


  7. 1 hour ago, kye said:

    It means less light gets through.  Same bokeh though.

    If you're wondering how less light can go through an aperture the same size then think about coatings reflecting or diffusing some light, the glass isn't perfectly clear (although it should be quite neutral) etc.  In todays world of great ISO performance I wouldn't worry about it.

    T-stops were much more important when people were filming on film and needed to match exposures between lenses so they could swap lenses without having to adjust their whole lighting setups, so that's where it comes from.

    Thanks for your answer.
    It seems logical when you understand it.

    1 hour ago, Cinegain said:

    Did you try the search engine YouTube? e.g.

     

    Oh Boy, I didn't see it.
    And Gerald is ma favorite youtuber ?

    10 minutes ago, kye said:

    Of course he didn't....   he typed a search query into the Search form (which is strangely called Start New Topic on these forums), hit Post and waited for a few hours for the hits to start showing up ???

    It's common practice - everyone knows this!!

    Searching for "t stop vs f stop" and hit "I'm feeling lucky" and you get this:  https://petapixel.com/2016/12/30/f-stops-vs-t-stops-difference-explained-plain-english/

    Not really, actually.

    I've searched online, as usual, but with the bad words ; transmission instead of Tstop
    English is not ma native language, so sometimes, it's just about what you think to understant and the words you use.


  8. Hi Filmmaker friends,

    I was planning to buy some Sigma Art lenses in order to usethen on some video works.
    But, I've read that despite to be F1.4, most of them have a 1.8 or 1.9 transmission (T-stop).

    What does that mean ?
    Less light ? Less Bokeh ? Less whatever ?

    I tried to find information about that online, but so far no success.

    Thanks for your help ?


  9. I use the A7iii everyday for lot of different kind of videos, and as much I love the image it produces, here’s what annoys me the most with this camera :

    1) When you use a simple monitor, you lose the face detection.
    You have to use a recorder/monitor, and record externally to get it back.

    2) When you use a monitor and push record, the camera LCD becomes black.
    So you can not anymore use the touch screen to select a point to focus.

    3) When you use the usb-c remote (if you want to control the camera from a gimbal for instance), it disable the internal steadyshot, and the HDMI output.

    4) when you use the official app to control from your smartphone, you lose the AF detection, and you can not control the focus.

    5) Ok Ok, AF is not what we use in cine camera, but forget about manual focus with Sony native lens. They’re all by wire, and unlike the Fuji Xt3, there is no setting to change their behavior to linear.

    I hope all of this will be fixed in the A7IV.


  10. I know what you mean.
    I also love how everything is on a fullframe camera, and it’s not only about the bokeh.

    So the camera we’d love is :
    - Fullframe
    - AF from A7R4 or 1DXII
    - 4k50 with no crop
    - 422 10bit (at least with HDMI out)
    - Raw recording (external of course)

    Actually, it could be the A7s3 ?


  11. 10 hours ago, kye said:

    I agree with the desire for simplicity and also having one set of lenses, but there are some significant challenges to this approach:

    • Having a single set of lenses that will work across multiple sensor sizes is difficult as the crop factor difference makes the lenses different focal lengths.  If you're planning to mix footage from the different cameras then you'll get different 'looks' from the same lenses (the smaller crop factor will reveal the resolution limitations on the glass and the larger sensor will reveal the problems on the edges of the image circle from that lens).  Even if you aren't planning on matching footage from multiple cameras, it still makes it difficult to get an ideal set as there aren't many rectilinear FF lenses that are wide enough to be a wide on a crop sensor (a 16mm is a 20mm lens on the GH5 and that's with the 0.64x SB so will be longer with any other configuration)
    • You seem to be attached to face detection (you listed it in your post) but the GH5 has poor AF and BM have no AF-C
    • etc..

    Reading between the lines a bit, I suspect you're like the rest of us in that you want a camera that does everything, but unfortunately it just doesn't exist.  Almost every discussion on these forums is about this issue - either us getting annoyed at the manufacturers for not making it, refusing to acknowledge that it doesn't exist, refusing to compromise, buying more equipment out of a hope that it will somehow magically side-step the issue, or talking about what the various compromises are that we have made.

    I'm no different.  I started out wanting great AF and lamenting Canon for not having real 1080, and I shortlisted many cameras and did all sorts of testing and evaluation before realising what compromises I was willing to make and what priority each factor was for me and how I shoot.  I ended up with a GH5 and native fully-manual lenses because that was the combo that suited my preferences best, but the A7iii + 24-105mm F4 lens was the runner up option and I was only able to come up with a better option by dropping AF completely.  

    My advice is to accept that no perfect camera exists, prioritise what you want then work out what equipment fits that the best.  Or, if I put it a little differently, work out your priorities BEFORE buying the gear, because I can guarantee you that if you buy the gear without doing it then you will still do it afterwards.

    and here's an observation for consideration - you're rejecting video from the GH5 and the A7iii as a hybrid camera.  Both of these are in the top 3 options available for the situations you're using them for, and many would argue that they're the best in their categories, so I'd suggest that rejecting them is more about your expectations than it is about what is available in the marketplace.

    That’s a very interesting observation, thank you.
    And what you say is probably true.

    There is no perfect camera. Even if every new one seems very close to be.
    That’s why we spend so much time talking and reading on this forum, instead of shooting with the gear we already have ?

    It’s true that I’m very satisfied with the A7iii and the GH5. They’re perfect for what I need from them.

    But beside that, I’m planning to do more short films this year, and I am seduced by the idea of a true Cinema camera, and to begin to work in manual focus.
    Of course I could already do that with a mc11+ cine lenses on the A7iii, and see how it goes. Seems safer.


  12. 10 minutes ago, kye said:

    I’m confused - you said you like the image you get from the A7iii and don’t really like the image you get from the GH5.

    I’m also not clear on what you’re trying to achieve?

    Yes I like the A7iii image, far more than the one from the GH5. So I use the A7iii for any creative content, and the GH5 for anything else.

    What I would like to achieve, is simplify my gear.
    1) Replace my A7iii for stills, by a EOS R2 with Ef lenses
    2) Replace my A7iii for video by a bmpcc with EF lenses
    3) keep my gh5 and use it with EF lenses

    One lenses mount to rule them all ?


  13. 2 minutes ago, Thomas Hill said:

    Then why replace it?

    -- The pot asked the kettle.

    As I said in the first post :

    Quote

    I love the Image quality the A7iii can produce, but don't really like using it.
    (Can't add a monitor without losing Face detection, can't record externally without losing the a7iii live view). And I can't have fun grading with 8bits.

    But You’re right, I’m being picky for small reasons.
    Maybe it’s the new year GAS ?


  14. 16 minutes ago, IronFilm said:

    You've got an a7mk3 and GH5 and X-T3??

    Three really nice cameras, all of the latest generation!


    Maybe slow down a bit and don't buy any new cameras this year? Perhaps even sell one or two of those camera bodies and focus your lenses into just one ecosystem?

    - The A7iii is my premium work horse.
    I use it for everything work related, and love its IQ on video and stills as well.

    - The Gh5 is used for no creative work, when I need reliability, and to work fast.
    No overheating, flip screen, amazing ibis, it’s a monster for any situation.

    - The X-t3 is my fun camera to use in relax mode.
    But I bought a x100f for this purpose, so I’ll probably sell it.

    You’re right about the eco system.
    it’s my main reason to think about the P4K : EF lenses.

    I could replace my A7iii by a Eos R 2, and would have only one lenses mount for my 3 cameras.


  15. 1 hour ago, IronFilm said:

    What lenses do you have for your GH5? You can use exactly the same lenses on the BMD Pocket 4K? Also consider the Z Cam E2

     

    6K has a big price bump! Not worth it in my eyes, 4K is plenty!

    And the EF mount is a negative about the 6K, as it will reduce your flexibility. (you won't be able to go as wide / shallow as you could with a 4K  either , if you put a x0.64 focal reducer on the 4K)

     

    Once Sigma rolls out their full line up of Sigma lenses for L Mount then that will drop the costs of the L system a lot. 

     

    I only have the 12-35 2.8 mkII, and the 25 1.7.
    Since I only use the GH5 for boring stuff like events, I haven’t put my money on lenses.

    About the Apsc EF mount, I’m sure someone will release a speedbooster to enjoy FF lenses.

    44 minutes ago, kye said:

    Interesting that you don’t like the GH5 and prefer the A7iii - for most it is the other way around.  Are you shooting log and grading in post or are you shooting a rec709 preset?  I know that the rec709 from the A7iii looks lovely, whereas the GH5 log files are very easy to grade and people struggle with Slog.

    I’m not sure about that.
    what I usually read, is that for most, sony color science is not on par with Canon or Fuji. And with the 8bits limitation, it seems difficult to correct it properly.

    I personally disagree with that.
    First, the A7iii color science is far better than previous model.
    Second, if you shoot in HLG3/bt2020 with a perfect custom WB, and a color checker, colors will not be an issue. Even in neutral mode, you can get good results.


  16. 9 hours ago, Mark Romero 2 said:

    I don't know if this is helpful or not, but if you like the video image quality of your GH5, then maybe a Panasonic S1 might be usable for you?

    Actually, I don’t ?

    Well, i find it good, sharp and balanced, but nothing special to love.
    Of course, with a good grade, you can improve a lot of things, that’s true.
    but I really prefer the A7iii shots.

    I thought about the S1.
    Too heavy, too bulky, pricey, and not really mature I think.

    8 hours ago, heart0less said:

    I'm rocking X-T3 with a Zhongyi Speed Booster (Lens Turbo II) and it's an amazing hybrid for the price.

    I already have a X-T3, but only for stills.
    I don’t really enjoy to use it for video, since no ibis, bad h265, and battery life in video is not great. Except for 4k60, I found the A7iii better in every way for shooting videos.


  17. Hi filmmaker mate,

    Best wishes and happy new year for all of you ?

    As usual, it's the time of the year when we think about all of great things we hope to accomplish until 2021.
    And for some of these things, we need new gear (Not really, but yeah ?)

    So this year I've been exclusively shooting with a A7iii for stills, and a GH5 for short movies as well.

    I love the Image quality the A7iii can produce, but don't really like using it.
    (Can't add a monitor without losing Face detection, can't record externally without losing the a7iii live view).
    And I can't have fun grading with 8bits.

    So anyway, I'm thinking to separate photos and video, and maybe go the Blackmagic P4k road, with EF lenses, and the Metabones.
    But I have some questions, and maybe you can help :
    (I know i could probably find my answers on youtube, but I prefer true filmmaker answers)

    1) I love the FF 4k from the a7iii, not only about the Bokeh thing, but how everything is modeling.
    Will I lose this feelling with the P4k+SB+Ef lenses ?

    2) P4k, P6k, my heart want to go 6k, but it seems less reliable.
    And the fan more noisy.
    But, it already has a EF mount (only APS-C), so the price difference with the 4k is not as important.
    Yeah, I don't know ?

    3) No ibis, small battery, and needed to be rigged.
    But I guess it's a trade. I'm ok with it.
    I'm thinking about the Ronin S with the follow focus accessory.
    Is any of you use it and is satisfed ?

    Really appreciate your help.

    Cheers,


  18. 9 minutes ago, webrunner5 said:

    Not good. See you should have kept that Osmo Pocket!  ?

    Haha ?

    You know what ? I kept it ?
    I love the panarama and the timelapse features.

    And it so easy to use, that everyone around me can hold it an get acceptable results.
    Which is nice for birthday party, or any family event.


  19. Just now, thephoenix said:

    happens sometimes when cleaning sensor and or lenses.

    most of the time when cleaning sensor it ends up with more spots than before, so clean it again.

    cleaning sensor is a pain, also use the proper things to clean it

    It was here before I cleaned the sensor.
    I use a very good kit, very carefully, which works great to clean my other cameras.
     

    2 minutes ago, Kubrickian said:

    Is it like this with more than one lens? Exactly the same pattern? 

    Yep, with two different lenses, same pattern.

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