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I don't think PK4 will ever have the same look as the original good or bad. Lots of cameras are unique, and not easily reproduced. C100, Sony F3, BMPCC on and on. I am not super impressed with the PK4 footage I have seen yet. Yes it is good, but I still think it is not what most people expected, me included. I have no desire yet to buy one..

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44 minutes ago, webrunner5 said:

I don't think PK4 will ever have the same look as the original good or bad. Lots of cameras are unique, and not easily reproduced. C100, Sony F3, BMPCC on and on. I am not super impressed with the PK4 footage I have seen yet. Yes it is good, but I still think it is not what most people expected, me included. I have no desire yet to buy one..

What were you expecting?

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3 hours ago, Newway12 said:

What were you expecting?

Hmm that is hard to describe. I was expecting a better BMPCC I guess. Better LCD, better batter life, maybe continuous AF. It to me, the PK4 is sort of half way between the original and a GH5s output wise. A bit too sharp, not as thick, or old timey looking. I guess I was looking for a cross between a newer original one and a Digital Bolex for a cheap price. They sure did the price right that is for sure.  It is just not creamy looking like the older BMD cameras. More of a modern look to it. And that is for most people probably a good thing.

My biggest beef is that it still is a camera body that you need to rig the hell out of it, just like the original one, to really make it work. It is not a C100 where you can just turn it on and go right out of the box. When you add a cage to a body they Always end up making it harder to get to stuff. It doesn't fit your hand smoothly anymore. It is no longer a part of you, it is a lump of metal with tons of holes in it, stuff hanging everywhere.

But for the money it is a gift from the gods for what it really is capable of. So I am sure I will snag one down the road for a good price. Really nothing to take it;s place. I am not really at this point in a position to buy anything right now. So just looking as they say now, and seeing what you guys that have them come up with. That is the proof.

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1 hour ago, Dan Wake said:

does this camera suffers from aliasing? would it be noticeable on a large screen as a movie theatre? I need to understand if use it as DOP, for short movies that smay be projected on very large cinema screens.

thx

I haven't noticed any in my short time with it.

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17 hours ago, webrunner5 said:

It doesn't have a Anti aliasing filter, so yeah you are going to have to use a external IR-cut or IRND filter for a lot of situations.

thx, which products does this job for example?

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