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    currensheldon reacted to sanveer in Panasonic GH6 rumours   
    You nailed it.
    I see the G9 at $999 almost everywhere. In terms of hardware it is superior to the GH5, has better photo capabilities, better low light imaging, much better burst modes, HiRes Mode, much better IBIS, better design etc.
    After the S5 at under $2000 with free Vlog(?), Panasonic should just resume the GH lineup, with a price between the G9 and GH series, and preferably much closer to G9.
    Smartphone sensors are getting bigger and their zoom and low light capabilities are growing exponentially. That's the biggest competition to ILCs. And FF cameras at $2000 are the other issue.
    Panasonic needs to move fast. Outline the roadmap instead of sounding confused in interviews (IR interview). 
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    currensheldon got a reaction from sanveer in Panasonic GH6 rumours   
    For MFT and GH6 to survive now that everyone has caught up with the GH-series but in full-frame (10-bit, All-I, 60fps in 4k, etc) is to offer things that will take another 3-4 years for other manufacturers to do (especially since Canon and Sony have just put out their mirrorless video flagships):
    - high frame rates (for sure), including 120-180fps in 4k at good bit rates (and not insane ones like R5). Maybe even 480fps in HD?
    - e-ND - they HAVE to have internal ND filters.
    - GH5s or better low light - just to at least be in the same ballpark as Super35/full-frame (meaning usable to 6400 ISO, which is 98% of use cases)
    - Internal raw or at least some form of 12-bit compression that gets you close to raw quality (BM Raw?) 
    - Great XLR capabilities - perhaps a better version of the grip that is also dual XLRs? I would prefer this than the hotshoe one so there is still a place to mount a microphone without a cage (or to keep your monitor centered over camera).
    - Global Shutter or miniscule rolling shutter - MFT has always been good for this, but now to take it a step further. 
    - $1799 or lower - Has to be cheaper than entry-level full-frame and something like the XT3. 
    - Tof AF? - I don't care a ton about AF (always seems to fail me in critical moments with Canon/Sony so I don't use it), but so many people care A LOT, that they have to do something.
    - Insanely good IBIS - This has always been Panasonic's strong suit, but Canon has caught up. So 8-10 stops of IBIS and improved mechanism for walking forward to create close-to-gimbal like movement. 
    Pair this camera with the 10-25mm f1.7 and video shooters are set.
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    currensheldon got a reaction from IronFilm in Panasonic GH6 rumours   
    For MFT and GH6 to survive now that everyone has caught up with the GH-series but in full-frame (10-bit, All-I, 60fps in 4k, etc) is to offer things that will take another 3-4 years for other manufacturers to do (especially since Canon and Sony have just put out their mirrorless video flagships):
    - high frame rates (for sure), including 120-180fps in 4k at good bit rates (and not insane ones like R5). Maybe even 480fps in HD?
    - e-ND - they HAVE to have internal ND filters.
    - GH5s or better low light - just to at least be in the same ballpark as Super35/full-frame (meaning usable to 6400 ISO, which is 98% of use cases)
    - Internal raw or at least some form of 12-bit compression that gets you close to raw quality (BM Raw?) 
    - Great XLR capabilities - perhaps a better version of the grip that is also dual XLRs? I would prefer this than the hotshoe one so there is still a place to mount a microphone without a cage (or to keep your monitor centered over camera).
    - Global Shutter or miniscule rolling shutter - MFT has always been good for this, but now to take it a step further. 
    - $1799 or lower - Has to be cheaper than entry-level full-frame and something like the XT3. 
    - Tof AF? - I don't care a ton about AF (always seems to fail me in critical moments with Canon/Sony so I don't use it), but so many people care A LOT, that they have to do something.
    - Insanely good IBIS - This has always been Panasonic's strong suit, but Canon has caught up. So 8-10 stops of IBIS and improved mechanism for walking forward to create close-to-gimbal like movement. 
    Pair this camera with the 10-25mm f1.7 and video shooters are set.
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Thpriest in Panasonic GH6 rumours   
    For MFT and GH6 to survive now that everyone has caught up with the GH-series but in full-frame (10-bit, All-I, 60fps in 4k, etc) is to offer things that will take another 3-4 years for other manufacturers to do (especially since Canon and Sony have just put out their mirrorless video flagships):
    - high frame rates (for sure), including 120-180fps in 4k at good bit rates (and not insane ones like R5). Maybe even 480fps in HD?
    - e-ND - they HAVE to have internal ND filters.
    - GH5s or better low light - just to at least be in the same ballpark as Super35/full-frame (meaning usable to 6400 ISO, which is 98% of use cases)
    - Internal raw or at least some form of 12-bit compression that gets you close to raw quality (BM Raw?) 
    - Great XLR capabilities - perhaps a better version of the grip that is also dual XLRs? I would prefer this than the hotshoe one so there is still a place to mount a microphone without a cage (or to keep your monitor centered over camera).
    - Global Shutter or miniscule rolling shutter - MFT has always been good for this, but now to take it a step further. 
    - $1799 or lower - Has to be cheaper than entry-level full-frame and something like the XT3. 
    - Tof AF? - I don't care a ton about AF (always seems to fail me in critical moments with Canon/Sony so I don't use it), but so many people care A LOT, that they have to do something.
    - Insanely good IBIS - This has always been Panasonic's strong suit, but Canon has caught up. So 8-10 stops of IBIS and improved mechanism for walking forward to create close-to-gimbal like movement. 
    Pair this camera with the 10-25mm f1.7 and video shooters are set.
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    currensheldon reacted to Andrew Reid in Panasonic S5 Entry Level Full Frame seems to be real...   
    Did you miss the Sigma L mount 85mm F1.4? Looks great.
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Emanuel in Panasonic S5 Entry Level Full Frame seems to be real...   
    The S1's AF with Panasonic, native lenses (or the Sigma 45mm f2.8, which I have also tried) seemed pretty darn good to me. If the subject is clear and there was decent contrast, it seemed pretty darn smooth to me. Where it had trouble is backlit subjects or scenes with very little contrast. But, at the same time, the EOS R and C200 have failed on me consistently under the same conditions and I've missed shots relying on the AF.
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Jimbo in Panasonic S5 Entry Level Full Frame seems to be real...   
    The S1's AF with Panasonic, native lenses (or the Sigma 45mm f2.8, which I have also tried) seemed pretty darn good to me. If the subject is clear and there was decent contrast, it seemed pretty darn smooth to me. Where it had trouble is backlit subjects or scenes with very little contrast. But, at the same time, the EOS R and C200 have failed on me consistently under the same conditions and I've missed shots relying on the AF.
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Juank in Panasonic S5 Entry Level Full Frame seems to be real...   
    The S1's AF with Panasonic, native lenses (or the Sigma 45mm f2.8, which I have also tried) seemed pretty darn good to me. If the subject is clear and there was decent contrast, it seemed pretty darn smooth to me. Where it had trouble is backlit subjects or scenes with very little contrast. But, at the same time, the EOS R and C200 have failed on me consistently under the same conditions and I've missed shots relying on the AF.
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    currensheldon reacted to TheRenaissanceMan in Panasonic S5 Entry Level Full Frame seems to be real...   
    AF performance differs radically based on lighting. A flatly lit face will track much better than a moodily lit one. Contrasty lighting bit me hard on a C700 shoot, and wasted 5 minutes of valuable setup time wrestling with AF settings. I'm sure it works well for many people and many projects; personally, I'm not ready to give up the level of control I have with a wireless puller.
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    currensheldon got a reaction from ntblowz in Panasonic S5 Entry Level Full Frame seems to be real...   
    The S1's AF with Panasonic, native lenses (or the Sigma 45mm f2.8, which I have also tried) seemed pretty darn good to me. If the subject is clear and there was decent contrast, it seemed pretty darn smooth to me. Where it had trouble is backlit subjects or scenes with very little contrast. But, at the same time, the EOS R and C200 have failed on me consistently under the same conditions and I've missed shots relying on the AF.
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Kisaha in Panasonic S5 Entry Level Full Frame seems to be real...   
    With the V-Log upgrade, the S1 matches the S5 in specs on almost everything (except 10-bit 60fps 4k and some anamorphic modes, perhaps?). But on the S1 you also get: a more robust build, much better EVF, longer battery life, better back monitor, and a top LCD (for those who like that).
    While in specs they are (close) to equals, the S5 will definitely be cheaper because those changes are how manufacturers really save money on manufacturing costs. As an S1H owner, I can live with those changes because I'm way more interested in having a smaller, lighter L-Mount camera for photos and a gimbal b-cam when needed. So, very pumped for the S5 and ready to fork over $2k for it, but thinking it will be closer to $1699 - $1799... hopefully. 
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    currensheldon reacted to Avenger 2.0 in Canon EOS R5 overheated in my fridge! After just 60 JPEGs! (4 °C ambient)   
    What a mess Canon made. If they wanted to protect their cinema line, they should have just put a 5-min time limit on the 8k and 4khq modes instead of an overheat timer. That way it was at least usable as a b-cam. Now you have an unreliable piece of expensive junk you cannot trust at all.
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    currensheldon reacted to herein2020 in Panasonic S5 Entry Level Full Frame seems to be real...   
    I think my problem is I have yet to work with a camera that has reliable AF when shooting video. I hear about all of these great new AF systems but I'm still shooting on the GH5 using 100% manual lenses so no AF even if the GH5 had any, the C200 which is typically locked down on a tripod or hand held so I prefer using MF there too, and my 5DIV which puts a big box in the middle of the screen and you better hope that box is on your subject.
    Speaking of the C200 it supposedly has good AF, but the few times I've tried it, it always seems to be a scenario where it doesn't work; like if the talent is wearing a hat or wears glasses then the face AF doesn't work, if you've added haze to the scene the AF doesn't work, if the ND filters are too strong, the AF doesn't work. If I ever end up with a camera that actually has reliable AF I'd be the first one to jump on the AF bandwagon.
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Lux Shots in EOSHD testing finds Canon EOS R5 overheating to be fake   
    It's really true. Or just charge an extra $1000 and put in a fan and have unlimited recording times. People would have bought it. I would have bought it and then probably would have bought a Canon cinema camera (the ones they are trying to protect) to go along with it once the RF versions are released.
    Instead, I think I'll stick with Panasonic for awhile. 
     
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    currensheldon reacted to herein2020 in Panasonic S5 Entry Level Full Frame seems to be real...   
    I have a GH5 and have always manually focused but there is one simple scenario where I would definitely use AF...on a gimbal. I don't trust AF in 95% of the situations I encounter yet I will not replace my GH5 with a camera that does not have a better AF system. I am typically a one man band run and gun shooter shooting everything from music videos to interviews, the main time I would like AF is in certain situations when doing gimbal work.
    My GH5 is good enough for most of the situations that I encounter that I don't see a reason to replace it if I cannot use the replacement for both photography as well as video and if the AF is no better than what is in the GH5. If I had a focus puller or had any way to manually pull focus while the camera is on a gimbal it would not be that important to me.
    It is pretty funny though, just the other day I was shooting a music video and I had just filled the room with smoke and set the lighting and was shooting on the C200; I decided for one of the takes to use AF.....well guess what, the C200 could not focus at all on any of the talent due to the smoke, so back to MF I went.
     
    But back to the topic of the S5...it is DOA for me, if this camera is why there is no GH6 then I will be sorely disappointed. I have all the MFT glass I want and my GH5 already has no recording time limits, never overheats, does dual card slot recording, etc. I have a feeling the S5 will have a recording time limit like the S1, may not work with the XLR audio module, and will require me to invest in L mount lenses. It also does not do 4K120FPS, and I still would prefer my Canon 5DIV for photography.
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    currensheldon reacted to fuzzynormal in Panasonic S5 Entry Level Full Frame seems to be real...   
    Yeah, that's my thing too. 
    Give me a person manually hunting for focus if need be.  It's actually a pleasant aesthetic, I think.  I'm not knocking anyone that uses AF.  My wife does, for example, (she's stills oriented) but I'm just not that into it for motion pictures...and when I see many cool hybrid cameras passionately dismissed because they lack high-end AF capabilities, I'm curious about that rationale.
    An affordable FF camera like this S5 --made affordable because it's without all the bells and whistles sounds pretty great to me.
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Kisaha in Panasonic S5 Entry Level Full Frame seems to be real...   
    Been on a lot of doc shoots, some small, some big. I’ve never seen AF used and it has failed me so many times during personal projects or tests that I would never use it on a shoot someone was paying me for.
     
    A shot slightly out of focus and then finding focus (like manual focusing) looks totally fine. A shot where the focus suddenly goes to the background or kicks off and starts searching is 100% totally ruined - this “unnatural” AF behavior is too common still. That has happened with Canon and Sony AF too often. I’d rather just hit it myself manually which, honestly, isn’t that difficult. 
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    currensheldon reacted to Video Hummus in Panasonic S5 Entry Level Full Frame seems to be real...   
    Then there are some like Brandon Li that make their living with one or two cameras on gimbals with heavy use of AF. To each their own. I would rather have AF and hit the MF switch when I want to.
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Stronz in EOSHD testing finds Canon EOS R5 overheating to be fake   
    It's really true. Or just charge an extra $1000 and put in a fan and have unlimited recording times. People would have bought it. I would have bought it and then probably would have bought a Canon cinema camera (the ones they are trying to protect) to go along with it once the RF versions are released.
    Instead, I think I'll stick with Panasonic for awhile. 
     
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    currensheldon reacted to Hanriverprod in Sony A7S III   
    People keep saying it can be easily corrected but I keep seeing that zombie yellow and that clinical radioactive green everywhere unless it's that overcorrected atrocious orange and teal that's become synonymous with sony and I say this as someone who has one of their cameras.
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    currensheldon reacted to MediaMan in EOSHD testing finds Canon EOS R5 overheating to be fake   
    As I look across the room at my Canon bodies and absolute treasure of Canon glass, I'm feeling kind of embarrassed at being a Canon fanboy for so many years. If this kind of behavior is the reward for decades of loyalty then Canon does not understand the lifetime value of a customer!
    F*ck them. If this test gets confirmed elsewhere I am cancelling my pre-order and getting a Lumix S1H and S1R.
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    currensheldon reacted to Andrew Reid in EOSHD testing finds Canon EOS R5 overheating to be fake   
    Absolutely.
    Sigma and Panasonic are my top picks
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    currensheldon got a reaction from Juank in Multiple RF Cinema Cameras & XC20 coming from Canon   
    The R300 looks amazing and, with those specs, is a great buy, especially if Canon also puts out a dedicated speedbooster. All you lose is raw internal (and even that may be included at a later date) from the C300 III? 
    The R200 on the other hand is CLOSE, but has to have a 10-bit codec at least up to 30p to be useful. Too many people ask for 10-bit now to spend any true money on an 8-bit camera in 2020. All the new mid-tier and higher-end mirrorless cameras have 10-bit internal now, so it would seem a bit crazy to have a $3500 VIDEO camera that doesn't.
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    currensheldon reacted to Mark Romero 2 in Multiple RF Cinema Cameras & XC20 coming from Canon   
    I don't know how much a used Panasonic S1 goes for in your neck of the woods, but it would be ideal for that kind of a situation. (I am assuming you wouldn't need AF-C in those situations but I could be wrong.)
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    currensheldon reacted to crevice in Multiple RF Cinema Cameras & XC20 coming from Canon   
    Some of these comments are just hard to fathom. These comparison on spec sheet vs spec sheet are getting a little out of control. The C300 absolutely destroys the A7s3. One is a cinema camera, the other is a small mirrorless. The R300 at $6,299 Is a steal. I’m assuming people here have never used a canon cinema camera, because visually and ergonomically, it’s night and day. Add XLR, ND filter, better color, better actual DR (not spec sheet DR), a cooling fan, etc. On top of that the new sensor in the c300 is absolutely fantastic. Not everything can be compared in a spec sheet. There are phones that do 4K 60 and they still look like a phone shot the footage. An A7s3 is great for what it is, but it is not a cinema camera 
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