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    Twist got a reaction from JKTReed in Exposure drifting in manual NX1   
    Search Google for nx1 downgrade
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    Twist reacted to cojocaru27 in Your ideal NX1 Settings   
    hey guys, please let me share with you my last project shot on nx1 entirely. I have spent a month in Africa and this is what i got left of it, hope you'll enjoy it. Any comment is more than welcome :
     
     
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    Twist reacted to Kisaha in Cheap 7 inch 1080p field monitors   
    Just get your facts straight and you will be fine.
    - 5D3/D750 aren't 4K cameras, so no 4K monitor can help you there
    - The monitors we are talking about are NOT real 4K monitors, is this comprehendible enough for you?
    - Full frame focus with 1.4f lenses is almost impossible to focus right for more than 1 second - or less, even if you had a 65" TV worn on your  head, it isn't about the monitor/screen/focus peaking, it is about physics. That is another huge conversation, about the 5Dii revolution, and the effects on moving image mentality and psychology, not for this topic. 
    That's what I said, that's what you seemed missing completely, people with less knowledge are reading these forums, and they will try to find 4K monitors to use with their D750, or else they won't be able to pull focus with out a focus puller on 1.4f lenses, filming a soccer game.
    I did not call you anything, I just disagreed with your generalities and offered facts to your myths, while it is truth, people didn't use 4K monitors until a year ago, and still just a wee tiny portion of video makers have a true 4K monitor (something like a 0.4%) to help them with focus, do you disagree with that?
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    Twist got a reaction from Juxx989 in Canon vs Sony or...   
    Lots of useful info in this thread and I thank you all for taking the time. I've gone for the NX1, it just seems to offer everything I want and a lot more in terms of features and image quality, the only real negative is that it's a dead system.
    It doesn't offer the AF lenses I usually use for stills but it seems manual focus is the way to go over time anyway. I have some rokkors laying around to try in the meantime and will also look at FD.
    Thanks again
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    Twist reacted to Kisaha in Canon vs Sony or...   
    Whatever the angle, NX still offers great value for the money.
    Some of my favorite lenses are: 10mm fisheye (most APS-C systems do not even offer one, amazing tiny and very near focusing lens) - 30mm pancake (incredible sharp, great for video, very very small, very slow focusing though) - 45mm (advertised as) pancake (my favorite NX lens, rendered all my 50-55-58mm legacy lenses useless, and that is the reason I was resisting this lens for a few years! very fast focusing also) and of course the unicorn 16-50S (2f in the first few mm that cover 3 common prime focal lengths, best AF for NX, great Dual Stabilizer with the NX1 - for non action scenes), 16mm on NX is 24.something mm, the usual 17mm in Canon EF-S is 27.something mm, quite a difference.
    Amazing value for such a cheap price (so I had to own them to fill holes): 16-50PZ/12-24/50-200
    Probably near the top of their respected lists: 60mm macro, 85mm (a truly amazing lens), 50-150S
    There are also two small pancakes (16/20mm), and a few other kit zooms (20-50/18-55)
    What I am missing? Only an S ultra Wide Zoom, some people something longer than 200mm.
    If you bought for cheap (which I know you did!), the loss is minimal, and the enjoyment vast!
    Just melt it from the use, it will be very difficult to need something more for a while!
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    Twist got a reaction from Kisaha in Canon vs Sony or...   
    Lots of useful info in this thread and I thank you all for taking the time. I've gone for the NX1, it just seems to offer everything I want and a lot more in terms of features and image quality, the only real negative is that it's a dead system.
    It doesn't offer the AF lenses I usually use for stills but it seems manual focus is the way to go over time anyway. I have some rokkors laying around to try in the meantime and will also look at FD.
    Thanks again
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    Twist reacted to Cinegain in Canon vs Sony or...   
    Now that's a camera I wouldn't mind giving a go as well, might be a good replacement for my D5300 that is awesome for its sensor, but which I hate for being a traditional DSLR with that clunky mirror inside. That 16-50mm f/2-2.8 S probably gives you little else remaining to still wish for. Maybe I'll run into a good deal some day. Hope it works out for ya! Have fun with it.
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    Twist got a reaction from Cinegain in Canon vs Sony or...   
    Lots of useful info in this thread and I thank you all for taking the time. I've gone for the NX1, it just seems to offer everything I want and a lot more in terms of features and image quality, the only real negative is that it's a dead system.
    It doesn't offer the AF lenses I usually use for stills but it seems manual focus is the way to go over time anyway. I have some rokkors laying around to try in the meantime and will also look at FD.
    Thanks again
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    Twist reacted to Cinegain in Canon vs Sony or...   
    With APS-C it's not just the crop: ease of establishing shallow depth of field (and not all lenses perform that well wide open, so it's nice if you could squeeze that aperture a tiny bit) and the better choice of wide angle lenses perhaps. It's much more the two main things about its sensor performance and that's: dynamic range and high ISO noise performance. You can do anything you want to a 4/3" sensor, but that's not going to improve. We already established that not always will you need a massive dynamic range... and you can and should always light your scenes... but if you're out about in the city, changing environments needing to quickly adapt, it's nice to be able to 'cheat' a little and have that flexibility in your camera to provide you with that. I absolutely adore Nikon APS-C sensor performance. Sony sensor performance is quite alright as well in terms of that mentioned flexibility (they could work on other things like color reproduction and defaults (that create color channel clipping issues), rolling shutter, etc). Guess the X-T2 proves that you can get great things out of an APS-C sensor indeed. Just... the bodies, features, eco systems (and their compactness) and perhaps prices that go with the current APS-C offerings... they don't really appeal to me that much to leave the MFT system quite yet as I'd rather have a nice system to work and work within the boundaries of what the sensor cán do... than ditching the system for something that doesn't really resonate with the way I'd like to shoot at all. I could be rocking anything from a A7RII to a F35, and they're amazing at what they do, but it's pretty useless if neither of these fit into my shooting flow.
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    Twist reacted to Kisaha in Canon vs Sony or...   
    You have to consider lenses as well, if you want 1 great zoom lens, and a couple of primes, then NX is a viable solution as there are packets with the 16-50S lens (2-2.8f, quite remarkable) for as much as a new a6500 body only. Adding a couple more NX lenses and you are set, there is also a speedbooster, if you are into this game, and dumb adaptors (no electronics) for other lenses. No metabones though, and that is a deal breaker for some.
    The next best value for money, are the middle-ing Panasonic cameras, with as little as 1000$ you can have an ok set of camera and lens (a bit more though if you want the best zooms, they aren't exactly cheap).
    In my opinion, and as I expressed it in the beginning, if you are after the best AF, you should consider an M5 or M6 Canon, as they have a very good touch screen implementation, best AF, a few great M lenses (the Ultra Wide Zoom, the pancake) and usually comes with a free AF adapter, which is great, but on the other side I am pro native lenses, and you would be amazed (in a bad way) how silly an M5 looks with a 24-70 EF lens in front. So the main disadvantages of the M system, is no exceptional native lenses (as Canon, like Sony, prefer you to buy into more expensive Full Frame systems) and no 4K really.
    If you value 4K that much, then there are the Panasonic, NX, Sony options. If you value AF+4K, then NX and Sony. Even though I have 3 NX cameras, and most lenses, I am not 100% positive on advice people follow that format, as you know it is a dead system, and takes you nowhere after NX1, ofcourse there is also the exceptional NX500, which main disadvantages are a heavy crop in 4K, and 120frames slow motion in 720p (instead of 1080p of the NX1), and some other minor things. But it is a very reliable little camera doing all the modern stuff on a very small form factor, does not overheat, can record almost 73minutes per take in 1080p and can found for relatively cheap.
    Also, a plus of the NX system (for me) are the spot on lenses that (except an S ultra wide zoom) are exactly the ones I need.
    If you are considering getting a NX1 and a couple of native lenses, and literally, melt it from the heavy use in the next couple of years, then it may be one of the best value for money buys, until we see the new Sony ones, and the more advanced Canon M, and maybe a Nikon alternative. A very capable slightly used NX1+16-50S+accessories for 1500$ can be an excellent value for money option.
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    Twist reacted to Kisaha in Canon vs Sony or...   
    I consider dual pixel a league of its own, nothing else is so stable and reliable, it is the only one I have professionally use (Canon C100mkII).
    I also use the NX1 (with the cheap PZ lens) on Ronin gimbals and the focus is right like 19/20 times, actually from all the good takes, none had an AF issue, so I am guessing that it could have lost the odd one.
    I am not really using AF for anything else, as it isn't there yet, to keep shooting auto. In video you need full control, and it is better to loose a second to focus, than have an hour long take with the AF hunting back and forth and whatnot. Full auto in video is not an option, yet.
    Philip Bloom has an AF test, and even though didn't took a lot of NX tests, it was very reliable for such an old camera and Sony cameras were a mixed bag, DP AF was the best of course.
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    Twist reacted to Phil A in Canon vs Sony or...   
    Usually yes, but sometimes I'd like to shoot FHD with my A6300 because the extreme rolling shutter in UHD will limit what I could do. It's just that the FHD is so bad (not quite sharp, has moire and aliasing) that you can't really intercut it with downsampled UHD, people notice (even the non-geeks).
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    Twist reacted to Kisaha in Canon vs Sony or...   
    I just said that from your words it seems like the camera you currently have is the most appropriate for you.
    The only auto focus system I have ever used professionally is the one in Canon C100 mark II. I have used the A7ii, A7Sii, a6300, a6500, mainly with EF lenses. The a6500+18-105 combo was the most pleasant (and closer to my style for a hybrid camera).
    I don't dislike equipment, it just tools, and those kind of Sony cameras are missing a lot of the things that are important for me; I am not on the target group of these cameras as it seem, not even close..
    Blockbusters have audio departments of hundreds of people, amateurs use small external mics, usually on the shoe mount, you asked about internal mics, so I guessed that you care about audio a bit, and this is a very specialized forum, so one expects a more advanced approach.
    You should check the Canon M series as well, if you are willing to check Canon cameras they are interesting alternatives (especially the M6, similar experience to your 5100 with the full touch screen controls, but with the gravity of Canon), and you can add a Rode video micro for some extra audio quality (the difference is huge in my opinion). Plus it has an interesting 5 axis stabilization - which is software based 100%!, but it is there, and as I said, the best AF system in industry. 
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    Twist reacted to Michael Ma in My Review of the Zhiyun Crane 3-Axis Gimbal   
    Just saw this video.  Seriously impressed how powerful the motors are.  I get the impression Zhiyun is really serious about making good gimbals and are willing to spend money doing the R&D some (not all) other companies out there that have put out products, but I feel they are untested for real world long term use and are unwilling to make any improvements or fix any issues that the customers are having, and they are too busy making 10 other gimbal models that are not thoroughly tested for professional reliability. I guess it's just early adopter issues.  Anyway, looking forward to more reviews on the Z1 Crane
     
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    Twist reacted to Snowfun in Canon vs Sony or...   
    Have a look at Bloom's take on AF...
    http://philipbloom.net/blog/autofocus1/
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    Twist got a reaction from iamoui in Canon vs Sony or...   
    I understand they are surpassed by other cameras with 4k etc but the Af is still better than most in terms of tracking during video mode, m43 certainly can't keep up. I know the difference between a dslr and a csc I've used both types for many years alongside for stills and some video, I asked if the canon DP system can keep up with the Sony during video tracking from those that have used both.
     
    I don't really need to do homework with regards other cameras as I've narrowed the choice down already and what should I clear out?
     
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