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  1. Hey y'all!

    I am putting up my used Pocket 4k with 3 Meike & Rokinon MFT lens set with the Metabones EF to MFT adapter. I have a wedding to pay for, so I am unable to keep it as I am still invested in my a7s iii ecosystem. It comes with the Meike 12mm, 16mm, 25mm lens and a Rokinon 35 DS MFT set. The Blackmagic is used, but in great condition (no Resolve key). I am also include 4 LP6 third-party batteries and charger. They are in excellent shape. Included is an excellent condition Metabones electronic EF to MFT (non-speed booster). These prices are below Ebay. This is a $3,500 package, but I am selling it for $2,150. This will include PayPal G&S, shipping, and insurance. CONUS only!


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  2. If you want the best bang for your buck? You should dip your toes in the Fuji system. Pick u up a used X-T3 with a battery grip and an adapter. You should be good to go. Fuji has nice codecs and F-Log and the Eterna profile. It'll have 4k 60P too. You can save yourself a lot of headaches and figure out if you want to be dealing with 4k. The 1080P image coming out of it is really nice too. I have owned one too many cameras at this point, but I did upgrade to the a7s iii. I enjoyed the my Fuji cameras which included the 2 T2s, T3, 3 X-H1s, 2 X-Pro2s and the x100F. The image is beautiful, especially if you want to add the speed booster. I ended up with the a7s iii because I had a discount, and I wanted a no-compromise camera for my style of shooting. I do event stuff and the image OOC is finally nice. 

  3. I had the a6500 and sold it to move over to Fuji and a couple of other systems. I ended up with the a7siii and while pricey, I feel that is is a system that I can see myself keeping for the next 3 years and actually see a ROI. Image is great, codecs are plentiful, and the AF is great. I paired it up with the Sigma 24-70 and an ND adapter and I feel that I am ready to roll. The AF is reliable, battery life is great, I don't worry about the recording limit. Being able to shoot 4k60P when it becomes necessary is a huge plus. It fits my current needs, and I see it fulfilling my future wants.

  4. 1 hour ago, LloydPDX said:

    Your HDR use-case is helpful in reminding me that for now I’m not in this situation! In my location, I can rent if needed, until I understand better what works for me most of the time. And mixed bulbs, especially now with LEDs, can be all over the color map! 

    Are you in Oregon?!

  5. No one here will laugh at you for that question. I recommend adding an external recorder to your D850 like the Ninja V. It'll give you the additional monitoring capabilities of a cinema camera. The D850 is a fantastic camera and very capable! I'd love one. The color science is fantastic and it matches 95% of the capabilities of other cameras. I have the a7s iii, but I have been shooting on 1080P at 30fps. That what people have paid me to shoot at. I shoot 4k 24 for family stuff. However, I don't see a need to shoot 4k 60P in the near future. Very rarely will anyone with money ask me to shoot at the frame rate. Maybe for fun or on a special project, but I highly doubt it. You have all of the necessary frame rates and slow motion. I find myself delivering in 1080P for paying client. I have only shot 4k twice in the past couple of years for freelancing (which isn't much), but most folk don't seem to want to be there yet.

  6. I've owned the a7sii, a7iii (twice), a6500, a7riii, and now the a7siii. The a7siii is by far my favorite tool. It addresses many of my issues (including recording limit/battery). The a6500 is a nifty camera also, especially if you add the cage. The a7sii was great for lowlight, but my perspective was skewed with the color since I had owned the a7iii first. However, if you can pick one up for under a grand, pick up a battery grip (with two batteries), and install the memorytweak app (which allows you to record pass 30 mins), you can't go wrong. It would match the color of the FS5 much more nicely. However, the a7riii covers u with the battery, dual slots, decent video too (1,600 or so)! The a7iii will definitely allow u to have most things for under $1,500 used. It's my rec if you're on a budget. An extra couple hundred from the a7rii, but you won't have the temptation to replace it anytime soon!

  7. 1.) I’m a full-time photojournalist. I do have encounters with AP PJs out in the field. If they are churning and burning, they probably won’t shoot log as they upload and send their video to other press agencies. They in turn do not have the luxury of color correcting before air. 

    If they are shooting an investigative piece or something long term where they have time and crew to put it together, yes they may shoot LOG. Business is deadline driven, "Make slot, not art".  SLOG introduces an unnecessary workflow when your slamming video together. Not enough time to render and transcode that.

  8. LOL! Sony has been the only imaging company courting news organizations for the past couple of years. They have taken over where Canon and Nikon used to dominate. They're the only ones still sending reps to orgs such as the NPPA and other folk. There's a good chance that they were offered about 20% or more off of their gear. A9 is definitely much more suitable than anything coming out of Nikon mirrorless for PJ work. The big move probably has to do with video too. Sony video is good and flexible enough for video straight out of camera.  The XAVC Intra codec is more than enough for video.  Smart move by the AP. Also, no need for SLOG video at all!

  9. 20 hours ago, vincegortho said:

    Trump 2020. 
    Democrats don't even talk policy anymore. They've now debased themselves in to trying cheap tactics to impeach him. Even Obama is telling the progressive party to chill out with the cancel culture woke lexicon. What happened? How did conservatives become the cool* counter culture? 

    You wanna talk policy, but also legitimize conspiracy theories? Are you afraid of facts? Wanna keep spewing whatabouism?

  10. Canon C100mkii will solve all of your problems. Picked up a used one online (ebay or so) and you'll be good to go. Great . Features out of the box and will improve your workflow dramatically. Your 1DXmkii will help you with the slowmotion and the gimbal work too. I suggest getting the Sigma 18-35, DPAF works great on it and will also be amazing with the 1dxmkii (covers the frame with video, especially with the crop. The DPAF is really awesome on it too with it.)

  11. lol the Canon excuses. The c200’s slow motion is pretty bad compared to what’s available from other DSLMs! If I pay 6-7k for the c200 pkg, the DPAF won’t be enabled with the 120fps. What’s so great about DPAF if you can’t use it at will? C100mkii... DPAF can’t be used throughout the whole sensor, unless you’re using an USM lens, and even then it’s the slowest of the bunch. C300 doesn’t have slow motion. The only camera with decent slow motion is the 1dxmkii, but you need to use MotionJpeg... Ugh. 

    2 hours ago, DataMeister said:

    I'll admit, Canon still seems to have the best color scientists on the planet. They may be floundering around in their selection of popular products, but when they do so get something out, the color balance is usually better than the competition.

    They don’t have the best color science. The video is hella mushy. 

  12. LOLLL... "Tastes evolve"... Dude, intentionally crippling features that existed before and get removed is a butthead move. "NO ONE NEEDS 1080P 24, 30, OR 60. 120FPS IN 1080P AND 4K 30P IS WHAT I NEED". It is a terrible b-cam to the EOS R or even the 80D. I've been looking forward to something like this for a bit. The simplicity of the Canon 80D was great, just needed a bit sharper video. The X-T2 still outperforms it, minus the DPAF.

  13. 15 hours ago, Amitava said:

    Hi, I have X-H1 and Viltrox EF-FX1. I have tried EF70-200/2.8L ...AF working fine but not getting IBIS. The IS option is greyed out. Are you getting the IBIS function when using this adapter? If yes, please let me know the settings in X-H1 to get IBIS function.

    Moreover, when using EF50mm/1.8 STM, I am unable to use it. Everytime the camera displays "Turn off the camera and turn on".

    But with X-T20, this combination works fine. Need your help.


    Try updating the firmware on the adapter and on the H1. You might also need to change the IS setting on the H1 to "continuous" as opposed to just "press only"

  14. 1 hour ago, webrunner5 said:

    Yeah you are right. I was a bit too harsh on my comment. Times have changed and tech has truly advanced. A person needs to try anything to get the shot, and there are now more and more ways to do it. I guess I am a old fossil lol.

    You're not an old fossil. People have become accustomed to mediocrity. Composition, framing, and sequencing rarely exist. They've been supplemented by the "floaty" gimbal look. People are always chasing the next LUT, raw recording, but rarely "how do I improve" my work with intention. All of these tools are supposed to be chosen for a reason. Three medium-shots back to back in 120fps is not visually appealing. Great work still requires heavy rigs and heavy rigs mean: union sets, decent money, people being professionals, insurance, purpose, and making a living. 


    The H1 is my vote for a great hybrid camera!

  15. On 5/26/2019 at 12:50 PM, webrunner5 said:

    You just admitted what I have said. You would not use it as a A-cam. What, you think everyone on here has 2 or 3 cameras to take stuff. I would imagine the Only camera they have is used as the A-cam. Sure I can run down the street and grab a shot with my iPhone. Is it top notch, the best I can do, not by a long shot. Sure anyone can half ass anything, that part is easy. And that is what this flying stuff looks like, and easy way out. Yeah if you are just on vacation, sure go for it. But for serious stuff you bust your ass to do, I think it falls way short. YMMV.

    It's a different beast these days. Sometimes, that C-camera is your main rig... Some packages are based off of iphone/snapchat/ig/cctv video that you drop on your timeline. That sometimes becomes the sole purpose for the package. When you're making deadline no one cares about your parfocal lens or steady shots. Larger markets don't even use sticks and do the pan to nowhere. Some days, I get tired of lugging the hotpod with the ENG cam, but I still do it. A c100 would be nice, but that b4 lens is amazing, with that doubler and macro. You can literally shoot anything. LOL

    I went with the H1 over the X-T3 because IBIS, better price, nicer grip. I picked up the package with the battery grip (which comes with two batteries) for $1,099 (open box). You won't get the two additional batteries with the X-T3 grip. I've also adapted the Sigma 18-35 with the Viltrox EF-FX1 adapter (really nice!).

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