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    Gandulf got a reaction from Andrew Reid in Help me on an eBay hunt for 4K under $200 - Is it possible?   
    I had a few excellent deals last year because "m43 sucks"

    gx800 for 150 euros, had 170 clicks
    gx80 for 200 euros, had 800 clicks
    em1x for 900 euros + macro adapter, had 5000 clicks
    em1 mk2 for 450 euros, had 7000 clicks
    gh3 with pl 25mm 1.4 for 350 euro
    epm1 mini with kit lens for 25 euros (had to pay 15 extra to get the sensor cleaned though)

    so I keep tell everyone... sell your m43 gear for cheap, to me
     
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    Gandulf got a reaction from andrgl in Help me on an eBay hunt for 4K under $200 - Is it possible?   
    I had a few excellent deals last year because "m43 sucks"

    gx800 for 150 euros, had 170 clicks
    gx80 for 200 euros, had 800 clicks
    em1x for 900 euros + macro adapter, had 5000 clicks
    em1 mk2 for 450 euros, had 7000 clicks
    gh3 with pl 25mm 1.4 for 350 euro
    epm1 mini with kit lens for 25 euros (had to pay 15 extra to get the sensor cleaned though)

    so I keep tell everyone... sell your m43 gear for cheap, to me
     
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    Gandulf got a reaction from John Matthews in Help me on an eBay hunt for 4K under $200 - Is it possible?   
    I had a few excellent deals last year because "m43 sucks"

    gx800 for 150 euros, had 170 clicks
    gx80 for 200 euros, had 800 clicks
    em1x for 900 euros + macro adapter, had 5000 clicks
    em1 mk2 for 450 euros, had 7000 clicks
    gh3 with pl 25mm 1.4 for 350 euro
    epm1 mini with kit lens for 25 euros (had to pay 15 extra to get the sensor cleaned though)

    so I keep tell everyone... sell your m43 gear for cheap, to me
     
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    Gandulf got a reaction from IronFilm in Help me on an eBay hunt for 4K under $200 - Is it possible?   
    I had a few excellent deals last year because "m43 sucks"

    gx800 for 150 euros, had 170 clicks
    gx80 for 200 euros, had 800 clicks
    em1x for 900 euros + macro adapter, had 5000 clicks
    em1 mk2 for 450 euros, had 7000 clicks
    gh3 with pl 25mm 1.4 for 350 euro
    epm1 mini with kit lens for 25 euros (had to pay 15 extra to get the sensor cleaned though)

    so I keep tell everyone... sell your m43 gear for cheap, to me
     
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    Gandulf got a reaction from kye in Help me on an eBay hunt for 4K under $200 - Is it possible?   
    I had a few excellent deals last year because "m43 sucks"

    gx800 for 150 euros, had 170 clicks
    gx80 for 200 euros, had 800 clicks
    em1x for 900 euros + macro adapter, had 5000 clicks
    em1 mk2 for 450 euros, had 7000 clicks
    gh3 with pl 25mm 1.4 for 350 euro
    epm1 mini with kit lens for 25 euros (had to pay 15 extra to get the sensor cleaned though)

    so I keep tell everyone... sell your m43 gear for cheap, to me
     
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    Gandulf got a reaction from IronFilm in Boring content – is the film industry TOO sane?   
    Was discussing this with friends a few days ago.
    Nowadays, there are still good movies, even they are much harder to find between the tons of garbage that is being released. 
    The majority is being produced by a formula where corporate product placements (yes, this used to be done in the past too, but not to this level) and it has to be ultra politically correct.

    Every movie has to feature the most possible diverse cast, preferably with the most stereotype behaviour. I understand people want inclusion, but you can't have Martin Luther King played by a white guy, just as you can't have Joan of Arc played by a black woman.  This is just pure, woke retardation. 

    Look at the action stars of nowadays, compared to the ones of in the 80's or the 90's. Yeah, Dwayne Johnson is a big dude, but he's al lovable. Remember when Charles Bronson was murdering people left and right and didn't smile once in a full movie? When Jack Nicholson was intimidating? When Lundgren looked as scary on screen as offscreen? Nowadays, the male action hero is gone, as it intimidates the new generation of weak men and feminists too much. Instead we have cute women that can fight off the most roided up males. 

    And the woke crowd loves being so woke, they tend to turn a blind eye when it comes to China deleting a black actor off a poster or censoring anything that might seem to come close as anti-china.

    Also, back in the day, many movies weren't backed by corporate sponsors so much so they could basically say whatever they want without offending any possible shareholders. 

     
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    Gandulf got a reaction from 1tkman in Boring content – is the film industry TOO sane?   
    Was discussing this with friends a few days ago.
    Nowadays, there are still good movies, even they are much harder to find between the tons of garbage that is being released. 
    The majority is being produced by a formula where corporate product placements (yes, this used to be done in the past too, but not to this level) and it has to be ultra politically correct.

    Every movie has to feature the most possible diverse cast, preferably with the most stereotype behaviour. I understand people want inclusion, but you can't have Martin Luther King played by a white guy, just as you can't have Joan of Arc played by a black woman.  This is just pure, woke retardation. 

    Look at the action stars of nowadays, compared to the ones of in the 80's or the 90's. Yeah, Dwayne Johnson is a big dude, but he's al lovable. Remember when Charles Bronson was murdering people left and right and didn't smile once in a full movie? When Jack Nicholson was intimidating? When Lundgren looked as scary on screen as offscreen? Nowadays, the male action hero is gone, as it intimidates the new generation of weak men and feminists too much. Instead we have cute women that can fight off the most roided up males. 

    And the woke crowd loves being so woke, they tend to turn a blind eye when it comes to China deleting a black actor off a poster or censoring anything that might seem to come close as anti-china.

    Also, back in the day, many movies weren't backed by corporate sponsors so much so they could basically say whatever they want without offending any possible shareholders. 

     
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    Gandulf reacted to Video Hummus in Canon on EOS R5 video users   
    Canon EOS R5 owner to Canon...
    I bought the EOS R5 based on its video performance AND photo performance.
    Your subsequent firmware releases for the R5 and R6 seem to contradict the wishes of your imaging division general manager, Tsuyoshi Tokura, despite reality.
    I agree with Andrew here, this man shouldn't have a job.
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    Gandulf reacted to Xavier Plagaro Mussard in Which camera websites spy on you?   
    If internet has proved something is that the same people who buys a 45.000€ BMW car or has a 1200€ iPhone, refuses to pay 12€ a year to read a website. Even if s/he thinks it is the most interesting website ever. 
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    Gandulf reacted to fuzzynormal in Which camera websites spy on you?   
    For an older guy like me, these examples are the reasons I'm a bit loyal to this EOSHD.  It's a website, not a marketing "platform." And the way it's run reminds me of the young-information-super-highway-idealism of what the internet had potential to be. 
    Also, I especially like the irony that the title of the website is now an anachronism...in less than a decade.  And that titular company is routinely and harshly critiqued here.  That's simply something backwardly pure.  That would never exist if it had to get filtered through a corporate system; probably would have ad 3 re-branding launches by now if that was the case.
    EOSHD, I guess, is kind of like visiting an awesome chef-run-restaurant in a town that only has corporate fast-food franchises in it.  You can get fed in both, but you can only get a proper meal from one.
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    Gandulf got a reaction from Juank in Review of the year, 2020 - THE YEAR FROM HELL!!   
    It's been a weird year but I can't complain.
    We once again how incompetent our governments were, and that it's "do as we say, do as we do" as we saw plenty of them break the rules, which would result in fines if they were just regular citizens. I'm no tinfoil hat person, but in many places (mostly speaking about Europe) the coronavirus is used to monger fear and some of the new regulations have nothing to do with Corona anymore, just a wacky power trip to take away our freedoms (can't film cops anymore in France) and getting as much money out of people's pockets.  All you see in the news is covid, covid, covid although in Belgium three times more people died from cancer and heart attacks. We don't see banners pop up every ten seconds about how bad smoking is, or one newspaper article out of 2 that obesity kills.  Our hospitals don't have the capacity because the same minister of health that is imposing drastic lockdowns and huge fines and other crazy stuff cut through health budget years ago, something he will never mention.  Also, old people die, that's how life has worked since ever.
    The news feels rigged. Social Media is rigged. I got fact checked on facebook about a comedy sketch about Covid and blocked for 7 days. I don't share conspiracy bullshit, this was, pure comedy. Everywhere on social media there are banners about Covid, if you mention it in on facebook, there will be an extra warning in a window. If a video is about covid on youtube, it's surrounded by banners and also has a mention of "learn more about the WHO vaccine trials". Yup, I know it's there, no I don't wanna be sick, but I also don't wanna be spammed/attempted to be brainwashed 300 times a day. Where did the hot milfs in my area go? At least they sounded fun.

    Youtube is an advertising platform with content, not the other way around.  But as influencers are afraid to speak up about shortcomings, we only get "awesome" "focus on the good things" results as they are part of the marketing ploy of the big companies. That's why on the release day of a camera, suddenly you will see 50 different tech reviewers review the same products, clickbait titles and filling the air with as many possible words to have their video as long as possible. Oh, and plenty of them don't know half what they're speaking about, are mediocre camera operators at best, and some are literally worse than dogshit.

     
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    Gandulf got a reaction from Geoff_L in Review of the year, 2020 - THE YEAR FROM HELL!!   
    It's been a weird year but I can't complain.
    We once again how incompetent our governments were, and that it's "do as we say, do as we do" as we saw plenty of them break the rules, which would result in fines if they were just regular citizens. I'm no tinfoil hat person, but in many places (mostly speaking about Europe) the coronavirus is used to monger fear and some of the new regulations have nothing to do with Corona anymore, just a wacky power trip to take away our freedoms (can't film cops anymore in France) and getting as much money out of people's pockets.  All you see in the news is covid, covid, covid although in Belgium three times more people died from cancer and heart attacks. We don't see banners pop up every ten seconds about how bad smoking is, or one newspaper article out of 2 that obesity kills.  Our hospitals don't have the capacity because the same minister of health that is imposing drastic lockdowns and huge fines and other crazy stuff cut through health budget years ago, something he will never mention.  Also, old people die, that's how life has worked since ever.
    The news feels rigged. Social Media is rigged. I got fact checked on facebook about a comedy sketch about Covid and blocked for 7 days. I don't share conspiracy bullshit, this was, pure comedy. Everywhere on social media there are banners about Covid, if you mention it in on facebook, there will be an extra warning in a window. If a video is about covid on youtube, it's surrounded by banners and also has a mention of "learn more about the WHO vaccine trials". Yup, I know it's there, no I don't wanna be sick, but I also don't wanna be spammed/attempted to be brainwashed 300 times a day. Where did the hot milfs in my area go? At least they sounded fun.

    Youtube is an advertising platform with content, not the other way around.  But as influencers are afraid to speak up about shortcomings, we only get "awesome" "focus on the good things" results as they are part of the marketing ploy of the big companies. That's why on the release day of a camera, suddenly you will see 50 different tech reviewers review the same products, clickbait titles and filling the air with as many possible words to have their video as long as possible. Oh, and plenty of them don't know half what they're speaking about, are mediocre camera operators at best, and some are literally worse than dogshit.

     
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    Gandulf got a reaction from IronFilm in Review of the year, 2020 - THE YEAR FROM HELL!!   
    It's been a weird year but I can't complain.
    We once again how incompetent our governments were, and that it's "do as we say, do as we do" as we saw plenty of them break the rules, which would result in fines if they were just regular citizens. I'm no tinfoil hat person, but in many places (mostly speaking about Europe) the coronavirus is used to monger fear and some of the new regulations have nothing to do with Corona anymore, just a wacky power trip to take away our freedoms (can't film cops anymore in France) and getting as much money out of people's pockets.  All you see in the news is covid, covid, covid although in Belgium three times more people died from cancer and heart attacks. We don't see banners pop up every ten seconds about how bad smoking is, or one newspaper article out of 2 that obesity kills.  Our hospitals don't have the capacity because the same minister of health that is imposing drastic lockdowns and huge fines and other crazy stuff cut through health budget years ago, something he will never mention.  Also, old people die, that's how life has worked since ever.
    The news feels rigged. Social Media is rigged. I got fact checked on facebook about a comedy sketch about Covid and blocked for 7 days. I don't share conspiracy bullshit, this was, pure comedy. Everywhere on social media there are banners about Covid, if you mention it in on facebook, there will be an extra warning in a window. If a video is about covid on youtube, it's surrounded by banners and also has a mention of "learn more about the WHO vaccine trials". Yup, I know it's there, no I don't wanna be sick, but I also don't wanna be spammed/attempted to be brainwashed 300 times a day. Where did the hot milfs in my area go? At least they sounded fun.

    Youtube is an advertising platform with content, not the other way around.  But as influencers are afraid to speak up about shortcomings, we only get "awesome" "focus on the good things" results as they are part of the marketing ploy of the big companies. That's why on the release day of a camera, suddenly you will see 50 different tech reviewers review the same products, clickbait titles and filling the air with as many possible words to have their video as long as possible. Oh, and plenty of them don't know half what they're speaking about, are mediocre camera operators at best, and some are literally worse than dogshit.

     
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    Gandulf got a reaction from Video Hummus in Their.Tube - YouTube completely in bed with QAnon, etc. promoting bullshit for clicks   
    I feel you.
    Social networks are pushing their agenda.
    Biology isn't valuable science anymore. 
    Youtube is watching an ad by an influencer undercut with another ad from another brand pushing to mass consumerism.
    I got banned for several days from FB after I posted a comedy sketch about the coronavirus and it got flagged by a fact checker. It wasn't some conspiracy bullshit. It was comedy, by actors. 
    Isis beheadings? no problem, ok to FB standards
    White Pride hate groups? no problem, ok to FB standards
    Fake news and conspiracies? no problem, ok to Youtube standards.
    But there's a ton of good stuff, but they should really ban more fucked up accounts and fucked up content.
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    Gandulf reacted to newfoundmass in The Panasonic DC-BGH1 camera soon to be announced   
    IBIS is a godsend if you're filming sports, documentary, etc. When I first started out I used big S-VHS and VHS cameras; stabilization was never an issue because of the weight and the cameras were shoulder cams. As cameras got smaller, stabilization became more and more of an issue for my kind of work. I can't just stand still, I have to constantly be on the move. When you're rushing to make sure you get a good shot of the action, you NEED good IBIS otherwise your shot will look awful. 
    If everything you do is on a tripod, gimbal or monopod then that's different, obviously. But if you're doing real run and gun, stripped down handheld video then IBIS is huge. I'd much rather have it than not. 
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    Gandulf reacted to maxmizer in The Panasonic DC-BGH1 camera soon to be announced   
    If you want a cinema look, ibis is not necessary ...
    It might be a joke, but a certain movement of the camera is due to its high weight !!!
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    Gandulf reacted to hyalinejim in The Panasonic DC-BGH1 camera soon to be announced   
    Wow, no love for IBIS today?
    I couldn't go back to a non-IBIS camera. I shoot lots of B roll of people who've never been on camera before and will be gone away in a minute, doing things. IBIS means I can shoot handheld and get three different steady shots from different angles while directing the person(s) in the same amount of time it would take me to get one shot on a tripod.
    I don't use it as a substitute for a dolly, slider or gimbal. I still remember my horror at the shaky jello of my first handheld shots on the 5D Mk 2!
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    Gandulf reacted to fuzzynormal in Sony PMW-F3 with 2500 hours on it. Should I buy it?   
    For me, you buy what you need when you need it.  
    For instance, I might buy something like this if I had a particular client on deck that would be put at ease seeing me run around with a "real" camera.  (That's still a thing in the circles I'm in)
    Obviously, you need to know if you're served by playing this sort of game.  I've rented camera gear just to impress clients, not for any particular production need. 
    If I was in that situation again, heck, might as well buy a package like this for the same cost.  Also, wouldn't be the last time I'd buy gear only to sell it again quickly.  Which is kind of like renting, just with more flexibility.
    Once, a few years back for a client, I borrowed a bunch of unnecessary cinema rigging from a friend/colleague and buried my LUMIX camera under it. Looked cool, but was incredibly gratuitious.  All that nonsense just to do a talking head interview.  Whatever, the client enjoyed the spectacle.  Afterwards I bought my buddy a nice 18 year single malt scotch for that one, which we shared.  Win-win-win.
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    Gandulf reacted to Mattias Burling in The absolutely mega Olympus E-M10 III - Oversampled 4.6K no crop 5 axis IBIS for $500!   
    I probably could. But thats not my job. Usually I hire people to make the videos at work. But sometimes we do it in house. Then I need to deliver every time. With only available light as well as crisp audio. For full days of shooting. Both stills and video. A smartphone is just too time consuming, limiting and straight up annoying for me. A good hybrid gets me where I need to be.
    I'm sure plenty of people love shooting with smartphones and creates wonderful things. But I don't. And that's ok.
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    Gandulf reacted to BTM_Pix in Custom keypad for video editing?   
    I thought so, which is why I was surprised at the $200 figure as its less than 100 in the, erm, "World Series" style denomination.
    There is absolutely no way that I will be doing do the same thing to buy a GFX100 in Tokyo for €3K less than it is in Madrid.
    Absolutely no way at all.
    Not until the immigration restrictions are lifted.
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    Gandulf 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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    Gandulf 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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    Gandulf reacted to ajay in EOSHD testing finds Canon EOS R5 overheating to be fake   
    I suspected Canon to cripple this camera somehow, someway but this artificial heat limit and recovery time is really out of line. Such arrogance!
    But you know what? Canon may think they control the market but we have the power to control them by boycotting Canon. Especially nowadays with the camera industry bleeding as it is. Force Canon to stop this BS. How?
    If you already purchased the camera, return it. If you have it on order, cancel it. Cancel all orders with Canon. Write letters to Canon showing your disgust. Call Canon and voice your disapproval. Fight Canon with your pocketbook. Stop the BS.
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    Gandulf got a reaction from Django in Highly contradictory reviews on EOS R6 overheating limitation   
    I see what you did there
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