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RawZion

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  1. The 1dX3 looks awesome, I would love to try it. In the past couple weeks I have had the chance to try the Canon R5 and R6, and they confirmed that I did the right thing in purchasing the Nikon Z6 (or literally any other camera). On yesterday's shoot the R5 overheated. Thankfully it was working again after only a ten minute break, but we were only running it at 4k/24, and this is the important bit: WE'RE SHOOTING OUTSIDE IN CANADA IN WINTER! It's NEGATIVE FUCKING 12 DEGREES AND THE FUCKING CAMERA IS HOT AS A TOASTER! WHAT THE FUCKING FUCKITY FUCK?! WHO THE HELL GREENLIT THIS PIEC
  2. Great points Andrew. I think it'll be very interesting to see what the newly-enriched professional class produces on their own for less-lucrative ends after making more mainstream non-controversial works. In the USA Disney/Marvel financed Black Panther, which was respectful of Africans (so rare in Hollywood) but otherwise just a competently-made superhero movie no more daring than any of the other Avengers. However, because it made a billion dollars studios started financing other Black-empowerment vehicles, such as the HBO Watchmen series (the best show of all time), Black KKKlansman a
  3. The main problem with Planet of the Humans is that it was principally shot 12-13 years ago and then languished in distribution-limbo until last year. Since then technology has massively changed (kind of the point of this blog?) solar is 8-10 times more efficient than it was then, all battery technology has massively improved and the Scandinavians figured out how to use dams as giant batteries (perfect for storing wind power). The big lie that I mentioned were the attacks on Bill McKibbon, who has been strongly and vocally AGAINST biomass since at least 5 years before the movie came out. If
  4. This is not a new movie, . While it's very effective, emotional film-making, after further research it seems that it just vacillates between being incorrect or just out of date. There is a great 45 minute movie within that 100 minute-long documentary. Sadly the rest is either out of date, misleading, or downright lies. After a bit of research* I realized why no distributor would touch it and why it was dumped on Youtube for free. Lesson learned: Youtube is not a source of credible information. I expected better from Michael Moore *There are tons of critiques out there about Planet of th
  5. This video looks terrible! Not the content, which looks absolutely bloody amazing, but the quality of the image itself. The very first shots are full of banding, and there was more banding and aliasing throughout the whole video. Yes I watched it at 4K. I am certain the camera is excellent, and it is just Youtube's compression that is to blame, but with that much compression what is the point of using such an expensive camera? A GH4 or A7III would literally look the same by the time Youtube is done with it
  6. This looks amazing, however I can't afford it with the current pandemic workload. Which is ultimately good because I'll be able to see what problems other people have with it. My only complaint with the A7SIII was the sensor was too lo-res for cropping or photography, so this seems to have solved that problem to be the ultimate hybrid camera.
  7. I am not going to see this movie. But if you want to cheer yourself up Andrew, check out Netflix's superhero fare. Jessica Jones (season 1) is the best written and acted of the lot, but the action is fantastic in Daredevil and the lighting is amazing in Luke Cage (we'll pretend Iron Fist never happened). I have often said that people should check out Luke Cage or Daredevil if you want to see how to do dark cinematography the right way. It is the total opposite of the literally unwatchable Solo: A Star Wars Story. Night scenes on the Netflix supershows look realistic but everything po
  8. I bought a Nikon Z6 this summer because I needed a second camera for work, my budget was max-$3k CAD, and Sony was out (my A cam was a Sony A7III and due to the file numbering bug having more than one Sony camera on set was a nightmare). I'm happy with it, but it is basically just a repackaging of the A7III. The Z6II is so incrementally improved over the mark one that one would never believe it came out the same year as the Sony A7SIII (which finally fixed the file numbering bug). The saving grace is that the z6 has been an incredible photography tool. However when Sony comes out with
  9. For those who use older lenses like me, consider an ND throttle lens mount adapter. I have Vizelex's Nikon G-Z adapter, I've also used a really good one for Canon EF-Sony E. They have wonderful variable ND filters inside the lens mount adapter, which really let you precisely control the light hitting the sensor. They also protect the sensor when switching lenses, and are cheaper and easier than buying a filter for each lens. The downsides are that they don't have any electronic controls, but with a fully manual lens you wouldn't have any anyways, and that the minimum exposure reduction is
  10. I really don't see the point of this Zeiss camera, besides conspicuous consumption. Earlier this year I rented a Nikon Z6 to try it out and was blown away by the in-camera raw photo editing capabilities. Not quite Lightroom, but the best I'd ever seen in a camera. And of course it (like my Sony a7iii) can transmit photos and videos to my smartphone via an app for sharing or further editing. So I really don't get the point of this Zeiss camera, besides the Zeiss name (and of course you can put a Zeiss lens on a Nikon). B&H has the Nikon z7II at $3,046. You can then put any len
  11. Andrew or other owners of the Sony a7s3 : Did Sony finally fix their file system? Do files run sequentially? Can we rename them? Or is the first shot on a card always going to be C01, etc? I can't believe I'm still asking after all these years, but here we are. If the fixed that horrible, maddening, unncessary glitch that no other camera system does I think I'll buy one, maybe even two
  12. I found the photography picture profiles in the Z6 to be fantastic straight out of the box, but the video picture profiles all looked cheap and oversharp, like a Canon Rebel. Even the neutral and flat profiles looked really bad in video mode. Z-Log looks amazing when I grade it, but EOS Pro Color on my Sony a7iii looks excellent without grading, so if you have any time to make something like that for Nikon Z-series it would be very appreciated.
  13. Andrew, thanks for doing this simple, repeatable and crystal-clear test. Could I please request that you try to develop an in-camera graded look like Sony Pro Color for the Nikon Z-Series? Your Z-Log is fantastic and works really well with the Pro-Log LUTs (in addition to the Z-Log LUTs), but for many videos I would like to have footage that looks good straight out of camera. Why am I talking about Nikon on a Canon forum you ask? Because this topic convinced me to buy the Nikon Z6. I couldn't risk having an unreliable tool from Canon.
  14. My beloved Canon 5dmk 3 was stolen in January, and I held on to the insurance money to see what new cameras would come out by the time I started getting regular gigs again (winter in Canada is always slow, and then we had a pandemic). I use a Sony a7iii as my main workhorse, with all Nikon lenses adapted to ef (and then ef-e for Sony) but the Canon was a wonderful B-Cam, or A-Cam when I had the time to use Magic Lantern. Everything Canon has made since the 5d3 has been a huge step backwards (first losing ML in the 5d4 and then the ridiculous 4k crop in that and the R). Now it looks lik
  15. I believe both reviews were honest. This is because of my personal experience with the Sony A7III, which has been excellent and never overheated in any situation. I've taken it to Costa Rican jungles, Californian beaches, and even here in Montreal our brief summers are hot. However, I have a friend who also has a Sony A7III and his camera overheats all the time. It's overheated on us during interviews and even product shoots, in studio, in Canada, in the winter (my camera, shooting another angle, was fine). I thought Sony had moved beyond their overheating issues, but it seems they s
  16. I am now seriously considering buying the Sigma FP, which looks amazing, to complement my Sony a7iii. On specs, the Sigma FP looks amazing, but I have the following concerns: 1. Battery life - how long can you use it? Obviously I could stick a USB power bank on it, but that kind of defeats the purpose of a small camera right? 2. Will anyone make an affordable variable-ND mount adapter for it? On my Sony a7iii I mostly use Nikon primes, and have an amazing (and cheap) mount adapter where I just turn the ring to seamlessly control the exposure. It's beautiful and there's definite
  17. Hi Andrew, thank you for sharing a few pictures, they look amazing! I would love to see a demonstration of what the video work you describe looks like, please upload some examples if you can. Fuji is running a free-rental promotion for the X-T3 here in Canada and I tried it out recently (couple pics below) and found it great for an APS-C camera (tons of fun to use, great colours), but really lacking the beautiful foreground separation of full-frame and I imagine Medium-Format could look even more beautiful than FF. Also the battery life on the X-T3 was atrocious in video-mode (it died a
  18. Here is a little travel video of my family and I going around the East Coast of North America: https://vimeo.com/373737780 Shot with a Sony a7iii using Andrew Reid's ProColor 3.0 settings (specifically his HDR color using the HLG3 Gamma), then graded in Premiere Pro CC using basic Lumetri Color effects (curves, fine tuning with exposure/temperature, etc.). I used adapted Nikon lenses on the Sony, and it was mostly on a DJI Ronin-SC (a little bit of handheld and tripod mixed in). There are a couple quick clips from phones but they'll be obvious. I just bought Andrew's Procolor 4.0
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