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  1. Presentation starting today at 1pm CET. From the leaks, the Fp-L has some very interesting specs.
  2. Everything ships together mate. So we've had to get a bigger box to put all yours in!
  3. Novoflex do one for the Leica SL but it is limited in terms of the lenses you can use with it and it is AF-S only. https://www.novoflex.de/en/products-637/lens-adapters//adapterfinder-products/leica-sl-t-tl-tl2-cl-mirrorless/adapter-nikon-e-type-nikkor-lenses-to-leica-sl-cameras.html?rgerg=38 Such is the loose nature of the L mount "alliance", it doesn't do AF with the Panasonic cameras. As with their EF to L adapter which, despite its age and Novoflex certainly not being a member of the alliance is more compatible with the SL than the Sigma MC-21, I would guess they are tricking the SL into thinking it has a specific Leica lens attached to it so this isn't compatible with the Panasonic cameras. As with the MC-21, the reverse is also true with Fotodiox's EF to L mount AF adapter with variable ND which has warnings not to use it with Leica cameras so it seems the options that adapter manufacturers have is to tweak it to work with Leica and lose compatibility with the other L mount cameras or vice versa.
  4. This is a roll your own solution where you can get the type of ends that you need at each end of the ribbon. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ribbon-Cable-Multicopter-Aerial-Photography-D2/dp/B08KNYLL33
  5. These ribbon types are available in various lengths. Start at €13 https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32673491728.html If you are looking for a more local supplier, these type of cables are usually available from RC/Drone shops for connecting cameras to transmitters.
  6. I'm concerned that four methods of showing you its in record just isn't enough. So I'll be waiting until SmallRig or Tilta release their Marine Flare Launcher cage add on for it just to be on the safe side.
  7. Unless they have changed something in the protocol versus the P6K then, yes, it will be.
  8. I am dull enough to get my fun through utility though so it works on both levels for me. I've decided that the German word for people who get their fun through the misfortune of others who have over tightened their glass balcony clamps and caused the destruction of said glass balcony should be "Shardenfreude".
  9. Until recently I'd have said my most useful piece of equipment was my untethered glass balcony clamp.
  10. The multi-interface shoe is also capable of supporting an EVF as Sony did with the RX1 and the RX100M2 so it would be interesting to see if a new version of that appears for this camera.
  11. Well, no one is coming out of that story covered in any glory are they ?
  12. BTM_Pix

    Sigma EVF

    Yep, that would tie in with the EVF and would be very interesting . I was also thinking maybe "Lens" as well if they've made a fixed lens version like a Leica Q or their own DP series.
  13. BTM_Pix

    Sigma EVF

    So it seems Sigma have registered a camera called the fp L. Let the guessing games about what the 'L' stands for commence.
  14. @kye You might want to have a look at the Dehancer colour grading suite of tools for Resolve. https://www.dehancer.com/ Aside from the film stock emulations, it also has emulation control of specific aspects such as halation, grain, gate weave and film breath so you will really be able to dig in to see the cumulative effects of all these elements on your own footage. It is free to download and try out (watermarks the image) and has an input profile for your GH5. Incidentally, the CEO of the company has also started publishing a series of lectures on how to see colour on their YouTube channel which I suspect will be right up your street.
  15. The list is here https://www.sigma-global.com/en/cameras/fp-series/accessories/#acc_recommend The T5 is the only one listed that doesn't have any caveats listed with it but, anecdotally at least, I can say I've had no issues recording with the 500gb version of the Sandisk Extreme (not Pro) at 25fps 12 bit and its listed on Sigma's list that only 1tb and above can be used so I presume the list is quite conservative. With regard to buying replacement T5 cables, these purport to be the genuine Samsung item but without having tried one personally I can't comment how true that is. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001891474093.html
  16. BTM_Pix

    Sigma EVF

    Don't forget the articulating arm that gave it that extra flexibility and showcased my intricate gaffer taping work.
  17. BTM_Pix

    Sigma EVF

    With the Visoflex on the Leica T its swings and roundabouts as it has an eye sensor that automatically cuts the LCD display so it actually saves a lot there but the Visoflex also has an internal GPS so that probably makes it about even. I still don't think this is what Sigma will be doing with their new viewfinder so its still very much wishful thinking on my part !
  18. BTM_Pix

    Sigma EVF

    Yeah, this is the sort of solution I could imagine for it So it would lock into the side and bring all of the ports out and possibly convert them too so you can have full size HDMI as above but also mini XLR from the audio jack. There is even a convenient connection point for it for it of course and I'm fairly sure one of those pins carries power so it could be run without an external power source. The stork would then extend up the side to a tiltable EVF on the top like the Leica Visoflex 020 I still very much doubt it will happen though unfortunately.
  19. This current thread will be 2 years old on Sunday, so that in itself is a measure of how overdue it is if there is to be one.
  20. Next month will mark four years since the GH5 was launched. Dovetailing into the other thread on here about the increasing cost of cameras, the GH5 with its launch price of $1999 was actually the camera launch that made me think prices were getting out of hand. I'd always viewed MFT cameras to be the smart, better value and more compact choice even against the DSLR APS-C let alone FF cameras and was epitomised for me by the likes of the GH2, LX100 and GX85. There is no doubt that the GH5 was and is still proving to be a great camera but, again from my own point of view, it had drifted too close in form and certainly in price to other formats and I felt at the time that they had left themselves a problem when it came to replacing it. If they launched a GH6 on the fourth anniversary of the launch of the GH5 then even giving it the benefit of the doubt that it would be at the same launch price of $1999 then it would be exactly the same price as their own full frame S5. Not only does the GH5 lose the value aspect in terms of imaging but it also loses the form factor and weight aspect as well. I don't know how they square that circle for a GH6 without cutting the price and form factor and adding in something particularly compelling on the imaging side. The latter is actually a pretty big challenge considering how much the GH5 already has. The GH6 would probably have to have some or all of the following to significantly add enough to the GH5 to get users to upgrade: Internal BRAW or ProResRAW Internal ND (electronic or switchable) PDAF 8K I'd love to see it but, realistically, I can't. There is an 8K MFT sensor out there, of course, because Sharp are actually going to release their camera this year but the fact that its pretty much a GX85 style stripped down body with an 8K sensor in it and is going to be $2K shows how much of a premium it would likely add on to an 8K GH6. Panasonic have been doing some very lacklustre upgrades of their camera models in recent years so it would be a surprise, though a welcome one, to see that pattern reversed with such significant upgrades in the successor to the GH5. I'm not saying there won't be a GH6 but its appeal will likely only be as an upgrade for existing GH5 owners and an incremental one at that. If its $2500 - and based on increasing prices over the lifetime of the GH5 it likely will be - then I can't see many people who haven't already got a reasonably significant stake in MFT buying it. Without some significant upgrades, it might also bring MFT users including GH5 owners to that fork in the road where they choose another route. It would be great to think that the GH6 will provide a re-invigoration of MFT and mark it has very much still having a future but my personal view is that if it is as lacklustre as recent Panasonic "upgrades" then it might actually mark the end of it. If the GH5 does prove to have been the high watermark of the GH series then its not a bad way to bow out.
  21. Seven minutes past embargo and the early thumbnails are in. I see glum, quizzical and No represented so far but no outright gurning just yet.
  22. BTM_Pix

    Sigma EVF

    A 21st century Viewcam
  23. BTM_Pix

    Sigma EVF

    So, as per reports today, Sigma have registered an EVF in Korea.. Might suggest a new Fp is on the way but I'm wistfully imagining that they've pulled a rabbit out of the hat and made one that side mounts to the current Fp like the hot shoe attachment does.
  24. The embargo for the a1 reviews ends today so if anyone needs me I'll be working on my thumbnail...
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