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  1. 2 hours ago, Oliver Daniel said:

     

    In my opinion the A7S3 is the best camera you can buy on a price / quality / features ratio. It's so versatile and really fun to shoot with. You can focus more on the story and worry less about the gear. 

    Honestly, I think it's one of the best releases we've seen in terms of cameras, ever. 

    It speaks volumes about how many people moaned about the camera being "too safe" - what? They absolutely smashed it and gave us way more than expected. Do people want the camera to fry their eggs too? 😂

    They need to merge the cameras completely, get the EVF flipping up, increase the screen size and deliver an even more robust and sexy 4k image. That will be the one. 

    I agree. Using the KLR adaptor has really helped me out too. 

    My biggest gripes. No shutter angle, preset 1/2/3 with no custom WB and the flip screen. I understand why they did the flip screen but one day a guy can dream to just have a normal shutter angle. 

  2. 19 hours ago, Amazeballs said:

    Getting one for myself soon. Time to finally step my game from the infamous GH5. Still trying to wrap my head around which lenses to grab. 

    I want Sigma 28-70 2.8 as a main workhorse lens

    Samyang 35 1.8 for gimbal work and absurd amount of bokeh

    And for wide, I am torn between Tamrons 20mm semi-macro and 17-28. I can get the latter for around 600 usd. 

    But I do love macro and Samyang and Tamron 20 2.8 have almost the same weight, which will let me swap them on the gimbal without much rebalancing. Hard choice. 

    Funny, I have the almost exact setup minus the Tamron 20. The sigma 24-70, Tamron 17-28 and Samyang 35 are all great. The 17-28 is such a great wide. I will also use a close focus adaptor on the 35 to have some macro work along with using it on my 75 Samyang. 

  3. Selling my BMMCC and figured this would be a great group to start with. I love this thing but simply do not use it enough. It is in amazing condition. 

    BMMCC

    Metabones EF - Made for this and regular pocket. Less crop.

    One Little Remote

    Grip with button

    NPF Battery convertor

    3x 64GB SanDisk cards - 60FPS 3:1 RAW works

    Rawlite OLPF Filter

    Smallrig Cage

    Right Angle HDMI

    Sigma 17-50 EF Lens

    $1850 Shipped. I dont have feedback on here but have 100% on FM forums. 

    -Dave

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  4. On 3/23/2021 at 6:35 PM, kye said:

    lol pretty much covers it...

    of course, people around here might disagree - I asked the question and people thought that the sensors all look the same and you can use basically any camera to get any look:

    I went back to editing some BMMCC footage and just shook my head.

    I almost sold my micro the other day with prices so high but I just can't do it. Every time I shoot with outside I am blown away with the IQ. I love my Siii but there is something so nice about the micro. 

  5. On 2/25/2021 at 9:08 PM, scotchtape said:

    Welp, I'll wait a week to see if it bricks anyone's camera...

    Worked seamlessly for me. My biggest gripe is why it won't work with Big Sur. 

    Cinetone looks wonderful for simple projects. I wish they would give us an update with shutter angle and custom WB in preset 1/2/3 modes. 

  6. If you browse the FM forums you can normally find a used A7iii for $1300 and under. I've even seen $1150-ish with low shutter counts.

    While I love my Rii the 7iii is the better buy. The battery life alone is well worth it. Unless you need the extra MP having a smaller file size sure is nice on the hard drives. 

  7. 12 hours ago, RawZion said:

    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

    Watching it in the highest resolution helped but I agree, its Youtube. I always wonder why these videos are not on Vimeo too. 

     

  8. Few things to note. They did not blast demo units to YouTube people. This is incredible. For someone that has invested in Sony glass over the years it is great to have a versatile hybrid camera by Sony. I am looking forward to seeing more over the coming months. 

    This is the first Sony video that I've been impressed by the look. Same color as the FX series with Cinetone. I like it! 

     

  9. On 1/20/2021 at 7:10 AM, kye said:

    Interesting combo - BMMCC and A7S3.

    Will you be grading the Sony to match the Micro, or the Micro to match the Sony?

    I'd be very curious to see some test shots if you get a chance to shoot something you're allowed to share!

    Personal work I am trying to match the look of the BM with the Sony. I really enjoy the look of the micro and the modern tech of the Siii. I love the look of the BM for interviews and would love to get the look on the Siii as well with AF being so damn good. Plus the ability to punch in if needed. 

    I do a lot of product YT/IG ads that need the modern look that the Siii does wonderfully. I hope I can make the Siii a work horse like my 7iii and Rii have been for me. 

    I will share a few clips in the coming weeks. 

  10. On 1/18/2021 at 12:30 PM, scotchtape said:

    Am I the only one here who got the A7SIII?

    If the A7IV is any good I'll get one of those too.

    Trying to finally leave the M43 shackles.

     

    I picked one up. I'll be using the Siii and BMMCC together. My first big job is in a few weeks in Belize. Time to really test the Sony in the real world. 

    This year I'll be investing in better audio equipment and lighting. 

  11. 6 hours ago, seanzzxx said:

    What's people's experiences with the m1 so far bang for buck? I'm really doubting between the 16 gig pro and a Omen 15 with a rtx 2070

    I recently received my Mac mini M1 with 16gb. I love it but has its limitations. 

    Sony A7Siii - Everything runs perfect until 120. I get a little lag with some 120 clips. I am running the M1 resolve. Grading is easy. Adding grain or NR does drop frames in 100%.

    BM - Runs perfect with grades. Less drop frames when adding NR or grain 100%.

    I am so happy with the purchase. I shoot more photos and the system burns through any file. The system is almost silent which is helpful. 

    Another thing to note is while rendering video I can still use other programs. On my other system I had to wait until the file was completely finished to work on anything else. 

  12. 11 hours ago, majoraxis said:

    Looks like I was wrong about using my iMac in target mode as a monitor. I just read

    "iMac (Retina 5K, 27-inch, Late 2014) and later iMac models can’t be used as Target Display Mode displays."

    Bummer - looks like I need a new monitor for my new iMac when I purchase it.

    I thought the same thing until digging in. I have a late 2015 that they say is not supported. I just sold it for $800 so I feel pretty good with my investment for five years. 

    I don't do high end video editing but really looking forward to the Mac Mini M1. I put my order in for the 16gb and 1TB storage. The last project I finished last week has three crashes with Davinci which was a headache. I am also going to pick one of these up.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B087F3JFYQ/?coliid=I2TV87P6VZDY6X&colid=5RBLJJ4RCHVQ&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

    This will speed up projects for a couple months, make life easier and I'll wait until the high end chips are released. 

  13. Sorry for the delay. The rig. 

    Metabones BMMCC version, Shinobi, small rig wood grip, RADIOPROK HDMI , expansion box and button, small rig top grip and sony battery. I want to covert a couple of my FD lens to EF so I can use them at a better crop. 

    The picture between my P4K and Micro work so well together. Some slight tweaks are needed but nothing hard. I personally like the Micro for closer shooting and the 4K for landscapes and distance shots. 

    Sorry for the out of focus but here it is. 

    BMMCC

    Screen grab from the Micro on a native cutthroat from CO. 

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    -Dave

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