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  1. Mini hdmi on the S5 kills it for me. The S1 on the other would be my preference or pick up an S1H for under £2k
  2. Yes, I really wish that the C70 and FX6 offered an evf add on for shoulder, handheld use.
  3. I would love to find a way to incorporate a small EVF into my C70 rig. It's the one major thing that is missing for me from the camera. I have thought about the Portkeys Leye but apparently the loop is poor quality and the diopter slips.
  4. Yes I hate the HDMI placement! It's exactly where my hand naturally wants to rest when hand holding the camera. Filmed again with the C70 today and it is very liberating (coming recently from BMPCC and Mirrorless) having it all in one box with great battery life, NDs and superb audio preamps. Colours are easy to work with and the dynamic range is very good.
  5. Yes mine is different to the other buttons in terms of its travel. The recess within which the button sits is smaller. Perhaps they designed it so you rock your lower finger over it whilst the top of the finger sits on the record button. I really like the camera so far too, the dynamic range seems excellent.
  6. I've had mine for a couple of weeks. My number 10 clicks but there is not much travel, my rear dial above the 'func' button is very loose. It is set to iso by default and I found myself changing values accidentally. I think I will disable it completely. I have used it on one shoot so far and I enjoyed using it.
  7. This is why ultimately the V-Lock battery comes into play again.
  8. I have the grip but it makes the camera unwieldy due to how tall it becomes. Also the connection is not rock solid so there is wobble when on a tripod. Lastly the battery indicator is not accurate so you can go from a fresh battery to a red battery in no time - the red battery might last a while but the anxiety kicks in.
  9. Also, the IR pollution with the internal NDs is annoying. Black becomes purple so IR filtration is something that needs to be factored in, which again adds to the rigging/accessory considerations.
  10. I have the 6kPro and think it's a great camera, easy to use and a great image, but realistically for the work I do, which is mainly corporate, it's overkill. I am not sure the file sizes are worth it when I know the client is happy whatever camera I shoot with. The battery situation is still not perfect either so I tend to power it via V mount which means rigging the camera. I also have a Panasonic S1 which I use on a gimbal and find it is more than enough as far as image quality is concerned. It does lack built in NDs though and the batteries only last an hour each. I am getting to the point where ease of use trumps ultimate image quality, so I am think about selling the 6k Pro and replacing it with a C200 or C70. I know this doesn't directly apply to you but I thought my experiences with the 6K Pro might be relevant to the conversation.
  11. I have been messing around with mine today too and have been really enjoying it. The feel in the hand is superb, very ergonomic and access to NDs in body is bloody revelatory. The weight is really nice, it feels more solid than my 4k. The screen is really useable even in bright light, colour tint on screen seems ok too. No major colour shift noticed in the footage with ND up to the full 6 stops though no scientific testing done. All in all I am really happy with it. I put on the Canon 24mm f2.8 is lens, stuck in a Cfast and was able to fit it into a small shoulder bag and head out for the day with one spare battery. Everything I needed was in the camera, very liberating.
  12. My screen looks really nice, no obvious blue tint. Got mine from CVP yesterday.
  13. Thank you Paul, I found them and ordered 6 which should do for a good days filming.
  14. Hi Paul, can I ask where you found the 3500mah Patina batteries. Hoping to get my unit from CVP in the next week. Thanks.
  15. It looks like the price is $750 dollars per lens (from a comment on the Facebook group).
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