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  1. Unless you work professionally in the industry, it's hard to get excited about this camera as the tech specs are similar to the A7SIII. Features that make your job easier and a camera easier to work with/ more reliable are overlooked by most people. Internal Fan: woohoo what a boring feature for most people but this makes the camera a far more reliable tool professionally. XLR inputs: Not sure how this isn't seen as a huge plus over the A7SIII. Tally lamps: again for most here its not a selling point but professionally very welcome. I would pay the price difference for
  2. I would love for Rode to add 32bit Float if possible in a firmware update. 32bit float would make the system pretty much perfect. The catch is, that due to the non expandable internal memory, the record times would be impacted. Deity are releasing/ have released body pack transceivers that have internal recording and Timecode support so for semi pro use, these might be a far better option and the price seems great. I bought the Wireless Go on a whim as I have a job in a few days that requires me to solo shoot and record interviews. I really didn't want to buy G3's or G4's as I've ne
  3. And that's all I bought them for. Haven't tried shouting into them too hard but then I've never shot interviews where people have shouted. Curtis Judd did a review of the v1 Wireless Go and said he had a hard time getting it to distort, if at all. Ill do a test. To be fair, these are not professional tools although I will use them professionally and the content I am shooting will be broadcast on major networks here. I know their limitations and will work within them but the flexibility they open up is pretty extraordinary especially for the price. A pro version of these is lo
  4. The safety track is NOT recorded by the transmitter (that would be great if it did!). The transmitter only records one track. The safety track feature is only available when the Receiver is working in single channel mode either only receiving one signal or combining the two TX signals into a mixed mono track. It then uses the other available track output to send a signal to the camera that is 20dB lower on track two.
  5. Just a guess, but maybe Zaxcom's patent is for recording to removable media and Rode got around this by recording to internal memory? No idea if this is correct though. I received my Wireless Go II yesterday and had a quick play. The system is fantastic and the range more than adequate for my use. I mounted both TX's on my belt (hips) and walked (outside) about 20meters without issues. When turning around, the TX that was blocked by my body lost signal, I did the same test at around 15 meters and even with my body between TX and RX the signal was solid. I then walked about 10meters
  6. Thanks BTM, personally I can't see myself using this for focus pulls between static objects. Im more interested in seeing how the unit and focus motor deals with moving objects or when the camera is moving like on a gimbal. I look forward to seeing more examples with the Tilta motors soon as that's is the only think keeping me from ordering. Keep up the great work.
  7. Are there any videos that show what the focus pulls look like when using manual lenses and the nucleus motor. My problem with AF on almost all cameras is normally down to the steppy nature of the motors used in AF lenses and even with this product, I am seeing the same 'steppy-ness' when the lens is racking focus. Id really like to see what the performance is like when bypassing electronic lenses all together. Just a manual lens and the nucleus motor. having someone walk toward and away from the camera should show this quite well. Cheers
  8. Looking good! I know this is just a little teaser but I'd love to see how this version tracks a person moving around the frame, toward and away from the camera. Focusing manually between two fixed points is easy and still produces a more organic focus pull but I can see this being more useful to track a person moving in frame or when on a moving gimbal. Do you have any geared manual only lenses to try this on?
  9. Gerald said that? I have lost a lot of respect for him then. How is the S1 "Obsolete"? Is it no longer usable?
  10. You have had the camera for a year. That's a fairly long time when it comes to tech but, your camera is just as good as when you bought it. It's still a great camera. You have either made your money back on that S1 over the last year and if you haven't......then the S1 is still better than what you really need and will still serve you well. I know a few ACS (Australia) accredited DP's who still shoot on FS7's despite better cameras coming along since it's release many years ago. Oh, and full articulation screen is only an advantage if you are a Vlogger. Personally, I hate fully articulati
  11. Generally, the quality of a lens is better in the centre and usually gets softer toward the edges. Using a straight through adaptor with no glass means you are using more of the centre of the lens which, in theory, is a good thing. Saying that, Metabones claim that using a speed booster actually increases sharpness and clarity but i doubt you will see any difference in reality. I really wouldn't worry about the image quality. The 18-35 1.8 is a fantastic lens with or without the speed booster. Having the two adaptors is kinda like having two lenses.
  12. I wouldn't say the Voigtlander primes are "significantly faster" than the speed boosted Sigma 18-35 1.8 (as it becomes a 1.2 with speed booster in terms of light gathering).... but yes, still faster. If I was going for native lenses, I would definitely go Voigtlander or SLR Magic Hyper Primes. I owned a GH3 a while back and had the 12-35 2.8 and the 35-100 2.8 and while the images were kinda nice (if not a little boring) I found I hated their focus barrel's fly by wire. Felt very disconnected from what was going on. It was workable, I just didn't like the experience. Maybe the Olympus are
  13. Yeah, I assume the same....I'll test it when I get my camera back. I haven't done the latest v6.9.5 camera update either so will do both.
  14. It would seem Viltrox have released a firmware update just a few days ago specifically for P4K! http://www.viltrox.com/en/index.php?m=index&a=show&cid=149&id=298 Unfortunately my camera is hired out for the next week so I won't be able to test for a while.
  15. This is true although I have never needed to use touch AF.
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