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    currensheldon got a reaction from kaylee in Canon's future: EF or RF?   
    I'm pumped for the RF mount for all the lens adaptor options I used while using Sony's E-Mount for a bit. 
    Unfortunately, the two best things about the RF mount are incompatible. Which are:
    LENSES - Canon is about to release a whole bunch of new lenses and among them are a 15-35mm f2.8 and 24-70mm f2.8 that both have stabilization - which is awesome! and something that their EF counterparts don't do. Add the groundbreaking 28-70 f2 and the other high-quality RF lenses, and their lens lineup will soon be one of the best in the mirrorless game (amazing after launching just 4-6 months ago).
    ADAPTER - However, the best part about the RF-Mount for mirrorless cameras is that forthcoming EF > RF Variable ND Adapter. I decided to get an EOS R for video rather than so many other options and in spite of its big 4K crop specifically for that adapter. Can't wait until that is released. Carrying around a bunch of step up rings and NDs and variable NDs has been super old for years now. Will be great when I can use ANY lens on my EOS R and not have to worry about filter threads and also not being able to use my lens hoods to block unwanted light and flares. 
    But, I'm sure all future Cinema EOS camera will have an RF-Mount option. Easy to take mounts on and off like Red does or the Sony Venice does. And the RF mount is so much more versatile. Dreaming of a Super35mm XC-15 style RF mount camera or a C300 Mark III with the RF mount. 
    We'll see
     
     
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    currensheldon got a reaction from mercer in Canon's future: EF or RF?   
    I'm pumped for the RF mount for all the lens adaptor options I used while using Sony's E-Mount for a bit. 
    Unfortunately, the two best things about the RF mount are incompatible. Which are:
    LENSES - Canon is about to release a whole bunch of new lenses and among them are a 15-35mm f2.8 and 24-70mm f2.8 that both have stabilization - which is awesome! and something that their EF counterparts don't do. Add the groundbreaking 28-70 f2 and the other high-quality RF lenses, and their lens lineup will soon be one of the best in the mirrorless game (amazing after launching just 4-6 months ago).
    ADAPTER - However, the best part about the RF-Mount for mirrorless cameras is that forthcoming EF > RF Variable ND Adapter. I decided to get an EOS R for video rather than so many other options and in spite of its big 4K crop specifically for that adapter. Can't wait until that is released. Carrying around a bunch of step up rings and NDs and variable NDs has been super old for years now. Will be great when I can use ANY lens on my EOS R and not have to worry about filter threads and also not being able to use my lens hoods to block unwanted light and flares. 
    But, I'm sure all future Cinema EOS camera will have an RF-Mount option. Easy to take mounts on and off like Red does or the Sony Venice does. And the RF mount is so much more versatile. Dreaming of a Super35mm XC-15 style RF mount camera or a C300 Mark III with the RF mount. 
    We'll see
     
     
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Django in Canon EOS RP specs leaked, features 26MP sensor and 4K video   
    Bunch of new lenses coming with this announcement as well:
    Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM
    Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM
    Canon RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM
    Canon RF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
    Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM
    from: https://www.canonrumors.com/canon-to-announce-at-least-5-rf-lenses-next-week/

    To me, that looks like a professional lineup. Not an entry level system. Perhaps Canon has a $3500 pro body hidden somewhere to go along with this announcement?
    More likely, they’ll start using the RF Mount for cinema cameras, most likely the mythical C100 MarkIII or XC-15 style camera with interchangeable lenses. If they announce those at NAB 2018, you’ll have plenty of lenses for them. And both the 15-35mm and 24-70mm f2.8s have stabilization - huge for video.
    There is a huge gap for a small form factor 4K 10-bit 422 workhorse camera in the $4000 - $6000 range. Canon could really make a big splash with that. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from heart0less in Canon EOS RP specs leaked, features 26MP sensor and 4K video   
    I love this because it’s so true. I went with Sony for a couple of years (FS7/5, A7s, A7rII) because they seemed to be crushing in specs. But despite all the technical prowess, the 8-bit HD image out of the 5 year old C100 was still way nicer looking. 
    Now I have a mixture of Canon and the GH5, but will probably stick with Canon now that they have a full frame mirrorless line.
    hoping for a $5000-ish cinema line camera with RF Mount soon as well. Then could be happy for a few years. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from DBounce in Canon EOS RP specs leaked, features 26MP sensor and 4K video   
    I love this because it’s so true. I went with Sony for a couple of years (FS7/5, A7s, A7rII) because they seemed to be crushing in specs. But despite all the technical prowess, the 8-bit HD image out of the 5 year old C100 was still way nicer looking. 
    Now I have a mixture of Canon and the GH5, but will probably stick with Canon now that they have a full frame mirrorless line.
    hoping for a $5000-ish cinema line camera with RF Mount soon as well. Then could be happy for a few years. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Kisaha in Canon EOS RP specs leaked, features 26MP sensor and 4K video   
    I'm consistently pretty baffled that a camera manufacturer can't seem to do the obvious: basically, create a lens and mount eco-system across 3-4 different cameras from higher-end cinema down to pro mirrorless. Canon has a HUGE opportunity this year with the new RF mount, two new R bodies coming, both the C100 and C300 due for updates, a potential XC-15 with a interchangeable lens mount (probably RF). That's a lot on the roadmap and could be amazing if they don't cripple three out of four cameras.
    I'm still looking for an ecosystem that has 3-4 different camera sizes, all the same mount, same color/codecs, from same manufacturer. Panasonic has 4 different mounts over their 4 different camera levels (MFT, L-Mount Full Frame, EF mini cinema, and PL for Varicam)... bit of a mess for trying to build a system.
    Please:
    - A higher-end cinema camera with top level specs (FS7, C300, Varicam, etc) 
    - A mid level mini-cinema camera (FS5 sized or slightly smaller - maybe like an XC-15 RF or a beefier X-H1 with internal NDs and a couple mini XLRs)
    - A high-end mirrorless for gimbal
    All the same mount. All the same lenses. All the same sensor size. Come on. 
    Fuji has a huge opportunity, I think, to release a $5-6k mini cinema camera. They're the ONLY manufacturer that has a great lens lineup specifically made for Super35mm. Even though Canon has tons of Super35mm/APS-C cameras, their professional lens lineup for the system is sad. Even their fastest/best lens for the system (the 17-55mm f2.8) vignettes at DCI 4k.
    But, if Canon can bring out a C100III with the 4K 10-bit 422 up to 60fps that the C200 didn't have (and leave that a raw camera), a EOS 1R with the same codec and no crop in full-frame, plus a 6-8k C300III (as a way to differentiate it as high-end), then they would once again have the best top to bottom lineup. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Juank in Aren't you waiting for the Panasonic S1?   
    I haven’t been this excited about a camera launch in a long time. I’ve been hoping for a full frame camera with GH5 specs for awhile. Hoping the XLR adapter is compatible and maybe has a surprise or two like internal NDs... 
    I’m  a bit worried now that maybe their “Without Compromise” is really for photos and they may only offer 10-bit via HDMI.
    though the EVA-1 update gives me hope that this will have 10-bit H265 internal. Perhaps raw out in the future like the Nikon. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from IronFilm in Olympus E-M1X - is it worth $3000?   
    If they could also get the dynamic range up to 13-stops or so, this would be an instant buy. I keep thinking they might as well make the GH5 the ultimate MFT video camera - as a B-Cam to the EVA1 or just as the best video journalist, low budget doc filmmaker, or one-man band filmmaker camera. 
    Just add internal NDs and better pre-amps with the XLR adapter and a 4" screen, along with the GH5s low light ability. Then throw in what you mentioned and it would be the perfect small profile doc camera. Also the best place to be the first manufacturer to get 6k and 8k in a mirrorless model (though I don't think this is necessary right now - more of a GH7 thing). 
    If you want photos, buy the G9-line or the new full frame line. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from thebrothersthre3 in Olympus E-M1X - is it worth $3000?   
    Very disappointing as I thought for sure it would have an electronic ND for video. That would be the one feature that would have set it apart.
    I think you’ll see M43 be the area where features will be offered a year or two before full frame cameras (due to less processing power needed for smaller sensor). The GH5 has features that still have not been replicated in the full frame world (4K 60p, 10-bit All-I, etc) - and that’s been out for more than two years. Funny that it seems Panasonic will be the one to change that. 
    The GH6 will be the big test. I’m guessing it will have 6k or 8k, 120fps 4K, and internal NDs - maybe even updated XLR functions. Hopefully GH5s low light capabilities too. 
    They might as well make it the ultimate indie doc camera (like an XC-15 with MFT Mount and all the big features). Those features paired with their new 10-25mm f1.7 could be the ultimate journalist, doc filmmaker camera.
     
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Rinad Amir in M43 not dead Panasonic S1   
    I think Panasonic will keep their MFT GH-line to push out awesome video specs before anyone else (like they did with GH5's 10-bit 4K, and 60fps 4K). Then they'll trickle up to their full-frame cameras a couple of years later.
    I wouldn't be surprised to see a late 2019 GH6 with 12-bit 4K internal raw (perhaps BM Raw, since it is open), 120 fps 4K, and maybe even a higher resolution like 6k or 8k at 30p.
    Also, they may just go all in on the video front and throw in the one thing I'm waiting for: an internal variable ND. Please? someone? 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from IronFilm in M43 not dead Panasonic S1   
    I think Panasonic will keep their MFT GH-line to push out awesome video specs before anyone else (like they did with GH5's 10-bit 4K, and 60fps 4K). Then they'll trickle up to their full-frame cameras a couple of years later.
    I wouldn't be surprised to see a late 2019 GH6 with 12-bit 4K internal raw (perhaps BM Raw, since it is open), 120 fps 4K, and maybe even a higher resolution like 6k or 8k at 30p.
    Also, they may just go all in on the video front and throw in the one thing I'm waiting for: an internal variable ND. Please? someone? 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Kisaha in M43 not dead Panasonic S1   
    I think Panasonic will keep their MFT GH-line to push out awesome video specs before anyone else (like they did with GH5's 10-bit 4K, and 60fps 4K). Then they'll trickle up to their full-frame cameras a couple of years later.
    I wouldn't be surprised to see a late 2019 GH6 with 12-bit 4K internal raw (perhaps BM Raw, since it is open), 120 fps 4K, and maybe even a higher resolution like 6k or 8k at 30p.
    Also, they may just go all in on the video front and throw in the one thing I'm waiting for: an internal variable ND. Please? someone? 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Kisaha in Sony A6400   
    With all the new mirrorless combos, I'm really looking for a mirrorless system where I can use the same lenses for both a full frame, pro-body and a smaller APS-C, take anywhere, be more discreet body - as well as possibly use for higher end cinema stuff when needed. Unfortunately, Sony is the only manufacturer that has a good lens lineup and mount (FS7/5, A7x, A6500...) to achieve this. But wow - their ergonomics and image and color continue to be horrible in my opinion. 
    Hoping the L-Mount lens lineup fills out soon, plus adds an L-Mount EVA-2 and Sigma APS-C camera. The Panasonic S1 is really exciting.
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Thpriest in I might get the C200   
    Really true on the cannibalization. Give me a GH5 with MFT mount in a smaller EVA-1 body (internal NDs + XLRs) and that would be good for me (maybe another stop of useable ISO to get it to 3200 or so). 
    Fuji could do it, since they have nothing to protect, but not looking likely in the next year or so (or maybe ever). They also have those amazing affordable cinema lenses. 
     
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    currensheldon got a reaction from webrunner5 in I might get the C200   
    Really true on the cannibalization. Give me a GH5 with MFT mount in a smaller EVA-1 body (internal NDs + XLRs) and that would be good for me (maybe another stop of useable ISO to get it to 3200 or so). 
    Fuji could do it, since they have nothing to protect, but not looking likely in the next year or so (or maybe ever). They also have those amazing affordable cinema lenses. 
     
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    currensheldon got a reaction from webrunner5 in Blackmagic Pocket 4K media & power thread -- the best alternatives   
    Yea - Because the Pocket 4K already got so much bigger, they should have gone all the way and just made it even a bit bigger, added internal NDs, and a real battery slot somewhere. The 5-inch screen is great, but 4-inches would be just fine. Even at $2.5k - $3.5k, that would be right in line with my ideal A-Cam (though, I guess then there isn't much differentiation between it and the Ursa Mini Pro). Perhaps they'll make an Ursa Mini Pro Mini soon. 
    I look forward to the day when a manufacturer makes a C100 II-sized (or a bit smaller) 4k 60fps camera. A workhorse that you don't have to worry about power, screw-on NDs, overheating, etc and can still get a beautiful BM Raw esque image quality. The only thing that comes ergonomically close is the FS5, but that camera may have the worst internal 4K image coming out of a $1k+ video camera.
    With that said, I LOVE the image of my Pocket 4K and will definitely be using it for a lot of applications. But not sure I can trust it on a professional shoot until I get some real power solutions (looking forward to the tilta solutions). With this sensor, codecs, ISO-ability, menu system, etc they could have really crushed the indie crowd market with a $3k-$4k camera that had real batteries and internal NDs - even the audio is pretty great for 90% of scenarios (with one xlr and one 3.5mm). 
     
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    currensheldon got a reaction from sanveer in Panasonic Abandoning M43   
    I think Panasonic will definitely focus more on full-frame and cinema cameras moving forward. The S1 and S1r look great and an upgraded EVA-1 with L-Mount would be awesome. 
    Where MFT will exist and thrive is in Panasonic's ability to put more advanced specs with this sensor size. For example, they were the first to really get IBIS down (Olympus MFT too), the first to offer 4K internal for a high-end hybrid camera (GH4), first to offer 4K 10-bit 422 internal (GH5), first to offer 4K 60p (GH5) and the first to offer a quality XLR adapter for a hybrid camera. 
    So, I think Panasonic will continue to use the less processing power it takes to read a MFT sensor and also add in advanced video features to the GH6 and GH6s, namely:
    6k or 8k internally (or via HDMI) 120fps or 180fps in 4K Internal ND filter (rumored to be in the S1 anyway) Better XLR adapter for high quality audio Great battery life, like in GH5 - which is leaps and bounds better than Fuji X-T3, EOS R, and Pocket 4K (I hear Sony A7III does well too, but my A7rII ate through batteries). Improved IBIS and low light - perhaps matching the GH5 IBIS with the GH5s low light If they can do these things, while also adding lenses like the 10-25mm f1.7, MFT will be strong for awhile. They could also help it out by offering a small EVA-mini with MFT sensor, IBIS, and 96-120fps in 4k.
     
     
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    currensheldon got a reaction from tonysss in The Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K unboxed and first impressions - Best indie RAW camera yet?   
    BATTERY JAM
    I read this yesterday and have not had any issues with the battery jamming for the two weeks I've had the camera.
    But last night, on the first real shoot that I've really used it on, the battery jams! And I couldn't get it out (battery also randomly died when it said 85%!) and missed some of the action. Luckily, I still had the GH5 and quickly swapped over my lenses and microphone and kept shooting. But man, not cool. Not when I was thinking of making this my A-Cam for all one-man-band documentary or lower budget commercial work.
    Battery is still stuck in the compartment. 
    Andrew - seen any videos or reports of how to get the battery out once it is jammed in there? Definitely getting external power (the Tilta cages + power look fantastic), but still need the LP-E6 batteries to work. Obviously. 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Kisaha in There will be a Sony A7S II successor. The bad news is - "it will take time"   
    Honestly, I'd love to use smaller cameras with IBIS for all my work. But still end up using Canon C100/200/300 because of internal NDs and high-quality audio. It just doesn't seem like it would be too difficult to add NDs into mirrorless cameras (look at what the FS5/7 can do). if the GH6 (or my hope, the X-H2) did add NDs + have a slightly higher quality XLR adapter, it would be a no brainer. Sony and Canon are a bit hamstrung because of their cinema lines, but Fuji is free to do whatever they want there (with the best Super35mm lenses in the business and linear focusing to boot). Panasonic also seem to be willing because they'll throw everything they can into a product. 
    The best thing the EOS R has going for it, in my opinion, is that variable ND adapter - really cool solution if you want to use EF lenses (which you kind of have to at this point still). 
     
     
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