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    currensheldon got a reaction from Lux Shots in Why is Sony IBIS so bad?   
    Sony's IBIS was always OK for shooting stills and only OK for video where you didn't move - at all. But ANY movement (panning, moving around, walking, etc) was worse with Sony IBIS than just not having IBIS at all. It wasn't until I used the GH5 (and then the S1 and S1H) that I realized how amazing and useful IBIS could be. 
    Not sure why it is so bad. As of now, Panasonic is the only manufacturer I would use IBIS with in a professional environment. But I am guessing Canon's will be on par. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from noone in Why is Sony IBIS so bad?   
    Sony's IBIS was always OK for shooting stills and only OK for video where you didn't move - at all. But ANY movement (panning, moving around, walking, etc) was worse with Sony IBIS than just not having IBIS at all. It wasn't until I used the GH5 (and then the S1 and S1H) that I realized how amazing and useful IBIS could be. 
    Not sure why it is so bad. As of now, Panasonic is the only manufacturer I would use IBIS with in a professional environment. But I am guessing Canon's will be on par. 
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    currensheldon reacted to ntblowz in Canon EOS R6   
    The ND adapter is a god send, and better quality than most screw on ND too in terms of reflection and loss of contrast when shooting backlight situation.
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    currensheldon got a reaction from zerocool22 in Canon EOS R6   
    Nice to know what is coming out, but it does put a lot of potential upgrades on freeze knowing the R5, R6, and Komodo are on the horizon. Those three cameras alone (not to mention a Cinema EOS camera with RF Mount) are reason enough to invest in RF mount for the foreseeable future over L-Mount, E-Mount, MFT, etc. 
    Hoping the R6 basically has the 1DX III specs, but without the 5.5k raw to get the price point down.
    - 10-bit 422 internal 4k up to 60fps
    - 10bit 422 internal 2k up to 120fps
     
    Add in IBIS, newer longer-lasting battery compared to EOS R, dual slots, and this would be an awesome camera. R5 will be for ruggedness, pro shooters, photographers who need 40 megapixels, and for those who need 8K, but the R6 may be the better video option for those who do mostly video. Will probably be better in low light and have no-crop in 4k, both things the R5 may struggle with a bit more. 
    Despite my love for Panasonic's S1 and S1H, hard to argue with the RF Mount and once the R5, R6, and Komodo are announced, that's the direction I'll probably be going. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Trankilstef in Canon EOS R6   
    Nice to know what is coming out, but it does put a lot of potential upgrades on freeze knowing the R5, R6, and Komodo are on the horizon. Those three cameras alone (not to mention a Cinema EOS camera with RF Mount) are reason enough to invest in RF mount for the foreseeable future over L-Mount, E-Mount, MFT, etc. 
    Hoping the R6 basically has the 1DX III specs, but without the 5.5k raw to get the price point down.
    - 10-bit 422 internal 4k up to 60fps
    - 10bit 422 internal 2k up to 120fps
     
    Add in IBIS, newer longer-lasting battery compared to EOS R, dual slots, and this would be an awesome camera. R5 will be for ruggedness, pro shooters, photographers who need 40 megapixels, and for those who need 8K, but the R6 may be the better video option for those who do mostly video. Will probably be better in low light and have no-crop in 4k, both things the R5 may struggle with a bit more. 
    Despite my love for Panasonic's S1 and S1H, hard to argue with the RF Mount and once the R5, R6, and Komodo are announced, that's the direction I'll probably be going. 
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    currensheldon reacted to Matthew19 in Canon EOS 1D MKIII specs revealed   
    Used the 1dxIII on two full shoots now. Really beautiful image, Clog is lovely in 10bit and the Neutral color matrix, was never a fan of it on the 1DC. Full frame, over sampled 4K with Canon color is a magic combination. Though I’d gladly take a kick in the pants to have DPAF in FF 60p. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from IronFilm in Fuji X-T4   
    Fuji's IBIS looks pretty amazing.
    But that video also shows just how good Panasonic is at IBIS (by not being included). The GH5 and G9 are crazy impressive, but the IBIS and stabilization boost modes on the S1H are nothing short of remarkable for a full-frame camera. Truly amazing. 
    But, Fuji definitely wins between Sony and Nikon. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from ade towell in Canon will be announcing a new Cinema EOS camera ahead of NAB in April   
    Except that camera is unwieldy and heavy and just has a terrrrrible design. The C100 series (and C200 and C500 II) are just way better designed. 
     
    if Canon wants to keep rolling, they need to be OK with cannibalizing the C300 II, a camera that was way under specced at its release 5 years ago. 
     
    With all the competition and a new RF Mount with amazing lenses they want to sell, would be real dumb to protect the C300 at this point. 
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    currensheldon reacted to Django in Fuji X-T4   
    Nice to finally see an AF-ON button & still/movie sub dials !  🤗
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    currensheldon reacted to Andrew Reid in Canon EOS R5 8K monster official topic   
    4K on the A7R IV at 60MP is actually very good, it's a nice image. D850 from 46MP also very impressive. Does it pixel-peep as well as oversampled 6K? Is it as good in low light as an A7S? Not quite, but within the normal usable window where 90% of shots are it is closer than you'd think and up on the big screen it looks great.
    I see the EOS R6 having better 4K than the EOS R5.
    On the R5 it will probably be pixel binned 4K in full frame mode. If it is oversampled from 8K I'll be surprised, and if oversampled from 6K it'll have a crop.
    Rolling shutter in 8K will be something to watch out for. It'll probably be quite bad, if you look at current fastest electronic shutter (Sony A9), that is a 24MP chip with stacked DRAM. The 'normal' 24MP chips have quite bad rolling shutter in 6K full pixel readout stills mode. So either Canon has a very fast running sensor the likes we have never seen before, or there will be a big trade off somewhere.
    That's why I think its sensible to wait for the R6 specs to come out. Maybe wait until June to make a decision.
    As per the R6 rumours, 1D X III specs in a mirrorless camera for $3000 would be very attractive, especially if they keep internal 5.5K RAW in there.
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    currensheldon got a reaction from ade towell in Fuji X-T4   
    Since the XT3 and XT4 are so good, they should just go all out with the X-H2 and make it first and foremost a video camera. Make it an XC-15 style camera (or a smaller C100), with modular XLR adapter,  internal NDs, all the video codecs, timecode, etc etc - plus the things people don't believe belong in a cinema camera - like IBIS. 
    Go right up against the lower end ($2,500 - $4,000) cinema lineup that Sony, Canon, and Panasonic have abandoned (other than the S1H, which is still a hybrid mirrorless photo camera). 
    Finally give the X-Mount a reason for their beautiful X-Mount cinema zooms and great mini primes. Make the ultimate doc/journalist/one-man-band camera. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from IronFilm in Fuji X-T4   
    Since the XT3 and XT4 are so good, they should just go all out with the X-H2 and make it first and foremost a video camera. Make it an XC-15 style camera (or a smaller C100), with modular XLR adapter,  internal NDs, all the video codecs, timecode, etc etc - plus the things people don't believe belong in a cinema camera - like IBIS. 
    Go right up against the lower end ($2,500 - $4,000) cinema lineup that Sony, Canon, and Panasonic have abandoned (other than the S1H, which is still a hybrid mirrorless photo camera). 
    Finally give the X-Mount a reason for their beautiful X-Mount cinema zooms and great mini primes. Make the ultimate doc/journalist/one-man-band camera. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Juank in Fuji X-T4   
    Since the XT3 and XT4 are so good, they should just go all out with the X-H2 and make it first and foremost a video camera. Make it an XC-15 style camera (or a smaller C100), with modular XLR adapter,  internal NDs, all the video codecs, timecode, etc etc - plus the things people don't believe belong in a cinema camera - like IBIS. 
    Go right up against the lower end ($2,500 - $4,000) cinema lineup that Sony, Canon, and Panasonic have abandoned (other than the S1H, which is still a hybrid mirrorless photo camera). 
    Finally give the X-Mount a reason for their beautiful X-Mount cinema zooms and great mini primes. Make the ultimate doc/journalist/one-man-band camera. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Zeng in Fuji X-T4   
    Since the XT3 and XT4 are so good, they should just go all out with the X-H2 and make it first and foremost a video camera. Make it an XC-15 style camera (or a smaller C100), with modular XLR adapter,  internal NDs, all the video codecs, timecode, etc etc - plus the things people don't believe belong in a cinema camera - like IBIS. 
    Go right up against the lower end ($2,500 - $4,000) cinema lineup that Sony, Canon, and Panasonic have abandoned (other than the S1H, which is still a hybrid mirrorless photo camera). 
    Finally give the X-Mount a reason for their beautiful X-Mount cinema zooms and great mini primes. Make the ultimate doc/journalist/one-man-band camera. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from colepat in Fuji X-T4   
    I am pumped for this camera. IBIS + a bigger battery were definitely the two biggest reasons I was holding on to my GH5 as my take anywhere, traveling video production camera. But Fuji strikes the perfect balance of small, compact, lightweight (lenses especially), high-quality, large sensor, great image, great color, good AF, etc etc. Full-frame is great, but lenses do get big and expensive FAST. And MFT suffers from low light performance and not good AF - and the high-end lenses are more expensive than the Fujis. 
    Not to mention the Fujis are much better photography cameras.
    Love the XT3, but the lack of IBIS and dismal battery life always held me back. Looks like both of those are fixed. Can't wait to sang the XT4 as my travel, small production video camera. Hope it gets true 10-bit 422 (rather than 420) and some sort of 4k 120fps burst mode. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from keessie65 in Fuji X-T4   
    I am pumped for this camera. IBIS + a bigger battery were definitely the two biggest reasons I was holding on to my GH5 as my take anywhere, traveling video production camera. But Fuji strikes the perfect balance of small, compact, lightweight (lenses especially), high-quality, large sensor, great image, great color, good AF, etc etc. Full-frame is great, but lenses do get big and expensive FAST. And MFT suffers from low light performance and not good AF - and the high-end lenses are more expensive than the Fujis. 
    Not to mention the Fujis are much better photography cameras.
    Love the XT3, but the lack of IBIS and dismal battery life always held me back. Looks like both of those are fixed. Can't wait to sang the XT4 as my travel, small production video camera. Hope it gets true 10-bit 422 (rather than 420) and some sort of 4k 120fps burst mode. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from IronFilm in Fuji X-T4   
    I have a feeling this giant countdown clock to the announcement of the Fuji XT4 on the official Fuji website is a good indication it will indeed be the XT4: https://fujifilm-x.com/en-us/lp/x-t4-teaser/
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    I'm pumped to see what this camera is. Totally agree that 6k isn't necessary. IBIS, much better battery life, maybe one-stop better ISO performance, and more professional codec options is way more important than 6k.
    120fps in 4k would be sweet though.
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    currensheldon reacted to neosushi in Canon EOS R5 - What Panasonic, Sony and Fuji can do to fight THE 8K BEAST   
    The whole trend around 8k seems very superficial imho. More cpu, more hard drive and we have yet to get 10 bit internal on any ff camera... this direction seems guided by economic interest (Olympic games, 8k TVs) more than content creators. Most people can’t even tell the difference between FHD and 4K. We need better codecs / color bit depth, maybe more options in terms of frame rates and vitrâtes. Not more useless resolution only to boast about on forums and forcing us to buy new computers. 
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    currensheldon reacted to Video Hummus in Fuji X-T4   
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Matthew19 in Canon EOS R5 8K monster official topic   
    From the press text: "The EOS R5 will be the first Canon camera equipped with IBIS (In Body Image Stabilization) and when used in conjunction with the extremely effective in-lens stabilization (IS), will allow photographers to handhold the camera in light levels not previously imagined."
    It is confirmed that it is real, mechanical IBIS. So, no need to worry there.
    Also, 8-bit 420 8k (likely) is not even close to being better than 6k 12-bit, 422 raw (C500II), so this camera does not really tread on any toes. 
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    I do think Canon has now realized that there are a lot of people who like having the same manufacturer from A-Cam to B-Cam to C-Cam that can achieve similar specs and IQ. So the C500 II (and future C300 III) will only gain from a strong Canon mirrorless lineup. I've been using Panasonic (and not Canon) for the past 2-3 years because I needed 10-bit 4k for both A-Cam and gimbal cam (EVA-1 and GH5). But, prefer Canon, so once they get an RF-mount cinema camera out and THIS camera, I'll be back.
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    What the R5 MUST have is 10-bit 422 4k internally up to 60fps. The S1H does it, the A7sIII will do it, the GH6 will do much more. If it doesn't have a solid 10-bit 422 codec in 4K with NO CROP, then all the 8k is for naught and I'd rather have an S1H or Fuji XT3/XT4. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Video Hummus in Canon EOS R6   
    10-bit 422 internally is a must from now on for any higher end mirrorless body. I’d much rather have that than 5.5k raw. 
     
     
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    currensheldon got a reaction from kaylee in Canon EOS R6   
    10-bit 422 internally is a must from now on for any higher end mirrorless body. I’d much rather have that than 5.5k raw. 
     
     
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Kisaha in Canon EOS R6   
    10-bit 422 internally is a must from now on for any higher end mirrorless body. I’d much rather have that than 5.5k raw. 
     
     
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    currensheldon got a reaction from tweak in Canon EOS R6   
    10-bit 422 internally is a must from now on for any higher end mirrorless body. I’d much rather have that than 5.5k raw. 
     
     
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Juank in Canon EOS R6   
    10-bit 422 internally is a must from now on for any higher end mirrorless body. I’d much rather have that than 5.5k raw. 
     
     
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