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  1. [edited - for some reason my phone didn't display the more recent replies]
  2. Fair points, but I think the only time that you'll see rolling shutter effects is with vehicles and things like tennis balls in flight and so on. I've used the fp for a few toddler events and kittens and whatnot and haven't seen any rolling shutter, so I doubt you'd see it in shots of a fiddler. The banding issue can be mitigated by using shutter speeds that are multiples of 60 (1/30, 1/60, 1/125 etc) in the States or multiples of 50 in Europe. Gets tricky when you are working with mixed lighting or stage lighting, so it would be wise to test out different settings on site to see how it fares.
  3. I know everyone here only shoots raw, but MOV files from the fp have a lot of potential, if not for the moire issues. It is *bad* in real-world usage, especially with foliage or any fine pattern. It disappears COMPLETELY when shooting MOV with the new Color Off mode, so I really believe it is mostly an issue with sharpening being applied in-camera. I thought it may also have been the lack of OLPF, but I can't seem to provoke any artifacts whatsoever when using Color Off, so I'm almost positive it's a sharpening issue.
  4. You can connect fp to Android mobile phone with a usb-c to usb-c data cable. Not sure about iPhone.
  5. Which brings us to another v2.1 request: capture raw stills while in Cine mode. Not necessarily while shooting video (that would certainly be resource heavy) but just while switched to Cine.
  6. Ahh, already thought of that, but only 16:9 in Cine, no 3:2. Also, I'm not sure that it captures a raw of just a JPEG? I'm on a trip and didn't bring my laptop - can someone confirm?
  7. Ditto, I'm 99% using M lenses on dumb adapter. Focus box always there in Stills. Disappears in Cine.
  8. 1. Lose the white focus box. 2. Focus magnify while recording video. 3. Tweaks to Color Off mode: black levels, hues, saturation, curves. "Sharpening Off" mode for all profiles. 4. Fn or rear wheel assign for ISO
  9. Gotcha. It looks and grades very similarly to SLOG2 out of the a7S I used to have. I may be mistaken, but I think I remember reading that Sigma was putting out a quasi-log because they were having issues with licensing an official one. I'm definitely not here to argue, but I feel that the article is misleading by omitting this. Color Off wasn't here before v2 firmware, so if I had to guess, I would say it's probably what they came up with due to the demand, the deadline and the difficulty in obtaining a license to use an official LOG in the fp. Without digging into the data, I'll just say that offhand, it looks EXACTLY like SLOG-2, minus the yellow tinge. I think it could be very useful for reading the histogram and approximating exposure based off of the LCD alone. Whether or not it's useful to others, or can tide folks over until a real LOG shows up, who knows. What I wish, is that there were more ways to tweak the black levels, curves, hues etc, so that it could be customized more, but hey.
  10. Guys, there *is* a LOG profile added. It's called Color Mode = OFF. May want to add that to the article, a few people have reiterated the misinformation in this thread.
  11. Ok, so can we start a consolidated wish list for firmware v2.1? They're obviously listening to feedback, but maybe it would be helpful for them. I don't know the best way to reach them, but maybe someone else does? My requests: 1. Ability to focus magnify while recording video. Essential. 2. Ability to assign ISO to rear dial. As it stands, shooting full Manual with adapted lenses, there's no reason to have electronic control over the aperture and you need to dive into the menu to change ISO. Silly. 3. The white focusing square doesn't disappear in stills mode ever. Distracting and intrusive for composing. 4. Ability to disable sharpening *completely* in all color modes. The "Color Mode = OFF" addition is wonderful, but it is essential to disable sharpening for video, especially when there's no AA filter, and some of the color modes are REALLY NICE otherwise. Any sharpening causes horrible artifacts. And, before anyone says "just shoot CinemaDNG" - I do, but 80% of my stuff is just home movies, and MOV files are *almost* good enough out-of-camera for that purpose, minus the above mentioned artifacts.
  12. Anyone figure out how to use the Dual Gain feature? I'm not seeing anything in the menu...
  13. I'm coming from an a7S, so here ya go. Battery life is on par, meaning that you need to bring extras if you are heading out for the day, especially shooting video. There's no "ClearImage" zoom, which is something I miss. Very handy when using primes. There is a "DC Crop Mode" which can be assigned in the Q menu. If you switch it on, it gives you a 1.5x zoom, so similar effect. Quality is excellent. You also can't focus magnify while recording video, which is annoying and I was hoping would be fixed in v2.0, but nope. If I could afford to maintain 2 systems, I'd probably pick up an a73 (I shoot 75/25 stills and video) and I've thought about swapping my fp out, but the IQ and the size are what keeps me going. It's truly astonishing. There are a few tradeoffs, so everyone would need to decide for themselves, but it's perfect for me. I'd suggest renting one for a week or so to get some hands-on experience, if you have the option. Lensrentals in the States is rad. Viewfinder in bright sunlight is rough.
  14. Yes!!! The audio syncing was driving me crazy in Resolve. Sooooo appreciated. Also, the main article on this site doesn't mention it, but the fp mov has a Color Mode = OFF option, which is ostensibly a LOG. Check it out! This may be a nitpick (given that they delivered SO MUCH) with this update, but I'd like to see something in between a completely flat profile and one with crazy sharpening artifacts - which are unfortunately evident even when sharpening is set to zero - for the times I wanna be lazy with PP and just shoot MOV. Also need to get rid of focusing square in Stills and map ISO to rear dial. Beyond that, nailed it.
  15. Also, is there anywhere we could start a comprehensive list of current quirks? Something that could easily be referenced by Sigma to hopefully be addressed in future firmware updates. I feel like a lot of stuff has been mentioned here, but it's spread out over 50+ pages...
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