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  1. Plus, the more filters you stack, the more you risk the possibility of miss-threading one while working fast and then having to spend half an hour trying to wrench them apart or damaging the outside of them with pliers. Don't ask me how I know.
  2. The value of internal ND for run and gun documentary film making cannot be overstated, imho. Just Monday I was shooting doc footage in communities ravaged wildfire. Having to constantly clean the VND, swap it between lenses, fight with its compatibility with different lens hoods, and realize I don't yet have a step up ring for a new lens I wanted to use. Talk about a PITA when I'm constantly moving and trying to get critical shots. I'd say internal ND is worth close to a grand, easy. A good VND is several hundred bucks; you probably need at least two to cover the range you want, and are you go
  3. This is an interesting unit, but after doing multiple streams as a solo operator with 3 cameras on the ATEM Pro, I've gotta say that little screen is window dressing, not something that is very useful. Even using a 5 inch monitor as my multiview monitor when I didn't have a large one along, I've found that I couldn't always tell if the cameras were tack sharp or the framing was perfect. If you had operators on all your cams who you could trust to nail focus/framing, then that little screen might help you decide what camera to select. A 15-inch monitor is about the smallest that I've found to b
  4. It is a bit of a head scratcher. They probably will, in time. And it will cost... Yeah, but if you don't like shooting on gimbals all the time and prefer the cine-handheld style then the C300 still wins. It's a horses for courses type situation. About RAW on the C70, Canon has signaled that if they get enough pressure from consumers they are open to putting it in. Maybe as an over HDMI function?
  5. How many people actually shoot video on hybrid cams using the EVF? I totally understand a side-mounted EVF for shoulder mount cams, but have never seen anyone shoot video from the traditional photographer's position.
  6. Gotcha. Critical reading skills and all that. I've seen a lot of marketing material positioning the C70 to be a b-cam/gimbal cam/drone cam to support c500/300 A cams. Though being able to sync two wedding would probably be great, how many wedding shooters can afford $11k+ for a two camera package? I think a C500/C70 package is the ultimate low(-ish) budget cinema/doc package. All the benefits of a FF cine camera for your A cam and a gimbal/high frame rate b-cam that cuts perfectly and has best-in-class autofocus capacity. Now, if I could find someone to give me about $25k to buy/
  7. Once you have a cage/clamp, the micro HDMI is no problem. I wouldn't let one stop me from buying a camera as good at the T3. Honestly, I think every camera used for video should have a cage.
  8. My newer Ninja V shipped with the Zilr cable. Unfortunately, because I didn't have a cage/clamp for my X-T4, I bent that sucker in about a week. I have two Cromo branded cables by Lindy that work great and were super cheap. Amazon no longer carries them. I also have a Ugreen cable as a spare. Whatever you buy, buy at least two.
  9. You mean the C300 II sensor, right? It's Dual Gain like the C300, and as one of the posts above shows, it blows the C200 out of the water in terms of dynamic range/underexposure recovery. Pretty much. Rumor is that it will have the C70 form factor and no raw. If it has 10 bit 422 codecs, that will be more attractive than raw plus 8 bit for a lot of people.
  10. I think it's more of a horses for courses situation. They're still selling the C200, shooters can choose which features are more important to them: hybrid body style and 10-bit codecs vs cine-style body and raw. Of course, those like me that want a cine-style body and a 10-bit codec are SOL at the moment unless they have $11K for the C300 II. On the other hand, the C70 does make a great B/Gimbal/Crash cam for those with a C300/500. It's not going to please everyone, but it does have just enough to make an interesting choice for those wedded to Canon's ecosystem, those who vale rock solid
  11. That wouldn't be too bad. I've seen rumors of $4K and change but others saying that low price is going to be for an upcoming C50 with the C200 sensor. And I've seen rumors putting it in the $6,299 range.
  12. Well, that's going to check a lot of boxes for a lot of people. Of course, after the R5/R6 debacle, we may want to stand back and be skeptical at first. Personally, for the style of shooting I'm developing, the form factor of the new full size C-series cameras are idea, but out of my price range at the moment. That said, I know a lot of folks, especially around here, are all about that hybrid form factor. This looks like it has enough of the benefits of cine-style cameras (built-in nd, xlr, real cooling) plus goodies (high frame rates, killer autofocus and an RF lens with the bonus spee
  13. Well, with an EF to L adapter, you could go with the upcoming full frame L Mount, or EF mount with an adapter (if you want to invest in a more universal lens mount). Unfortunately, if you want to cover the full FP sensor, the full frame Meike lenses go up to about a grand apiece, with is pretty steep compared to $400 for the M43/X-Mount/APS-C E-Mount. There is a Super 35 EF mount version too, which is only $100 and change over the original lenses. If I get more Meikes, I'll probably go Super 35 EF mount over X-Mount. That way, I can use them with a dumb adapter or speedbooster to get two lengt
  14. I think the premise of the question is unhelpful. What you NEED to capture images, still or moving, is light, a sensor to capture that light, and a lens to focus it, right? Everything falls into the category of aesthetic or practical choices. Framing a discussion around the relative benefits and drawbacks of full frame is much more interesting. Having always shot ASP-C/Super 35 since I first picked up a digital camera, I'm definitely interested in playing with that idea.
  15. I guess what I mean is, where did you hear this. I don't believe he's mentioned it on YouTube, which is why I said I don't follow his social.
  16. Ah, more software to learn. Funny that it is incompatible with 32-bit float files. Of course, these files aren't 32-bit float because I was powering off of a USB power bank. The powering options are the main thing I don't like about the MixPre. I don't want to pay $65 to $100+ for a simple plastic battery sled to use better power options than AA size batteries. It wasn't that the tracks weren't on. With the first clip, I was able to drag all four tracks in and I didn't change anything for the other ones that wouldn't drag the "ghost track" in. This screen grab is from a lot later on, a
  17. This is the second time I've see a reference to Canon ghosting Gerald after his review, which was actually pretty neutral to Canon, if clear-headed about who wouldn't want to buy these cameras. I watch G's videos, but don't follow him on other social media. Care to explain more what happened?
  18. Man, I've been shooting full frame glass on crop sensor bodies since the 30D (up through the 70D and 80D). Now, between my Metabones and Vizelex nd throttle I can either get that full frame FoV with increased aperture or boost my focal length with VND behind the glass. If the X-H2, when it finally comes out, is closer to a cine Super 35 cine camera than a full frame hybrid, I personally will be in heaven and snatch one right up.
  19. Good question. What's Wave Agent?
  20. EphraimP

    Fuji X-T4

    I can speak to the Metabones adapter and a few non IS EF lenses. I've use mine over the past few weeks with the 17-40L, 70-200 f2.8 (non-IS) and the 50 1.4. I didn't have receive any error messages about IBIS from the T4 when using these lenses and was able to toggle Boost on and off. So I've assumed that IBIS was working with them. I just played around with the 17-40 and looked at footage I shot the other day with the 70-200, and it definitely seems like the IBIS is working. I have a 180 L Macro I can play with at some point, and I have a dumb Vizlex VND adapter I can put on and see i
  21. I'm having the weirdest issue with some audio tracks I recorded to my MixPre 3 II yesterday on a doc shoot. I had one boomed shotgun and one wireless lav connected to the MixPre, and everything was fine for the first two tracks. It was a very intense interview with a family who's youngest child got cancer from pesticide spray, so I was very caught up in the interview. At a certain point I noticed that the lav mic signal wasn't showing up on the recorder's screen so I stopped rolling to find the problem. If I remember correctly, the lav mic's channel was toggled off (I'm not sure how that happe
  22. I feel you. I have them because the guy is so obsessed with trail camera footage he volunteered to send me them just so he could get whatever footage I send him. Self funding a project can get expensive. I'm curious about what your doc is about, seeing as it has a wildlife angle. Also, what are your distribution plans? Are you hoping to recoup your investment on this and the value of your time?
  23. I have a couple of these out in the woods right now: https://www.reconyx.com/product/XR6-UltraFire-High-Output-Covert-IR A client I'm working with on a series of social media shorts sent these to me just for fun. He's using them on another project, a long-form doc on forest recovering from wildfires that has funding from Nat Geo. I suspect the images is about as good as you can get out of a trail cam.
  24. Yeah, definitely not a fan of the color grade. Who wants their kids to have gray skin tones?
  25. I use a different V-Mount plate, but other than that, my solution to powering my X-T3 rig and Ninja V is the same. I use a dummy battery for my Camera and a 12v cable for the monitor. I've been doing this for about a year with no problem. I've also been using a Powerextra NP-F960 style battery with USB and DC outlets to power my X-T4 and another Ninja. I plug the battery directly to the Ninja and use a USB to USB C cable for the T4. I haven't used this as much, but no problems yet.
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