nathanleebush

nathanleebush

Lives in United States Brooklyn, NY, United States
Works as a Photographer/Filmmaker
Has a website at http://nathanleebush.com
Joined on Nov 20, 2009

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On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1354 comments in total)

Wow, DPReview really came around on this! Remember when they dissed the first couple? I guess they got the memo that this thing is awesome (even though the main complaints – ergonomic issues and menu systems – are relatively unchanged)! I'm loving mine, just wish Sony could match the Mark II's dimensions for effortless pocketability.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 19:26 UTC as 36th comment | 2 replies

Why is this on DPReview?

Direct link | Posted on Jul 25, 2015 at 22:57 UTC as 78th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1354 comments in total)
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nathanleebush: I recently bought this camera. I love it, just like I loved my recently deceased Mk II. The 4K video is superb and S-Log 2 is a godsend, and it's nice and quick. Some things are bringing me down though:

- Thickness bump over the Mk II. That extra couple millimeters makes a huge difference when pocketing this thing. I get that it's a lot more impressive in so many ways, from the lens to the EVF, but size is ultimately the reason I'm buying the RX100 over, say, the RX10: a true pocket cam as well as a capable B cam. I find I'm carrying it around my wrist rather than in my pocket because it's tricky to wrangle out, which defeats the purpose.
- ND3 is not powerful enough for video work. Why not ND6 instead, if you're choosing one? When I'm often in a bind and need to use it (midday light), ND3 doesn't cut it. In midday light I can maybe shoot with the aperture completely stopped down.. not usable really.
- wish there was another dial so you could control aperture/shutter/iso seamlessly.

continued..

- Flash on my Mk II was a lot cooler looking. This seems like it was designed to be more flattering and more of a fill flash, but I like the harsh quality of the old one. Gave me that Terry Richardson/Yashica T4 look that I liked.
- This could be wrong, but my first impressions are that the image stabilization is not as impressive in 4K as the 1080p in my Mk II.. No idea why. Maybe it has to process so much more data? But I think the footage on my Mk II was super stabile compared to this.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 15:31 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 IV First Impressions Review preview (1354 comments in total)

I recently bought this camera. I love it, just like I loved my recently deceased Mk II. The 4K video is superb and S-Log 2 is a godsend, and it's nice and quick. Some things are bringing me down though:

- Thickness bump over the Mk II. That extra couple millimeters makes a huge difference when pocketing this thing. I get that it's a lot more impressive in so many ways, from the lens to the EVF, but size is ultimately the reason I'm buying the RX100 over, say, the RX10: a true pocket cam as well as a capable B cam. I find I'm carrying it around my wrist rather than in my pocket because it's tricky to wrangle out, which defeats the purpose.
- ND3 is not powerful enough for video work. Why not ND6 instead, if you're choosing one? When I'm often in a bind and need to use it (midday light), ND3 doesn't cut it. In midday light I can maybe shoot with the aperture completely stopped down.. not usable really.
- wish there was another dial so you could control aperture/shutter/iso seamlessly.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 17, 2015 at 15:31 UTC as 174th comment | 6 replies
On Quick Review: Photographers.pro article (59 comments in total)

The designs are terrible, which is pretty much all that matters for me.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 3, 2015 at 15:21 UTC as 21st comment

Leica is synonymous with the rise of the billionaire class, which have a disposable income so inconceivable that they literally ask for the most expensive version of whatever they are buying as a status symbol. I once talked to a Hasselblad rep who admitted that one of the major markets for their medium format system was rich dads looking to take vacation pictures with 'the best,' regardless of whether a giant, heavy medium format system makes sense to lug around on a tropical vacation. Leica has become another symptom of our underlying societal problem.

Also, anyone who does not see that even the most expensive digital device will be completely leapfrogged by its the most bargain basement competitors a couple generations later is an idiot and deserves to be parted with their money.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2015 at 15:03 UTC as 132nd comment | 7 replies
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maxnimo: Would this camera be good enough to film a big-budget Hollywood blockbuster?
Just curious.

Yeah they use the c100 as a B/C cam or rig it in tight spaces on some Hollywood sets. HER was shot entirely with it and captain Philips shot some stuff with it.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 9, 2015 at 03:09 UTC
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Biowizard: $2.5K - and still a ROLLING shutter? ...

... meaning distorted movement, like curved propellers and wheel spokes.

C'mon guys - what video needs is a decent GLOBAL shutter, even at the expense of "only" being "HD".

Rolling shutters are for GOPROs, not REAL PRO cameras.

Brian

The Alexa and RED have rolling shutters.. what are you talking about?

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 15:24 UTC

$20,000??? Bwahahahahahahahahahaha .. and they didn't even bother to fix the ergonomics??? omg .. stop ... hahahahahahhaahhaah

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 15:21 UTC as 21st comment | 2 replies
On Canon XC10: What you need to know article (233 comments in total)

Canon shows off an early stage concept camera.. oh wait, that's supposed to be a real product selling for $2500, lol.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 8, 2015 at 15:17 UTC as 42nd comment

Oh man, as soon as that 5 axis IBIS is paired with the A7s sensor shooting 4K internal, I think I'll have died and gone to heaven. It was always such a tragedy that this stabilization tech was reserved for Olympus' second rate video implementation.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 26, 2014 at 05:40 UTC as 10th comment | 1 reply
On Samsung NX1 First Impressions Review preview (1444 comments in total)

h.265 .. bold move. Can't wait to see the footage. Supposedly it grades like ProRes with absurdly small file sizes. Video is finally making HUGE leaps this year thanks to Sony, Panasonic and now Samsung, after a few years of malaise following the 5D II revolution. Now CaNikon actually need to start stepping up their game if they want to keep their duopoly alive. Their actions imply they don't, using last gen specs on every new iteration.. it's absurd and arrogant to presume they don't need to innovate, but maybe non-discerning consumers really don't care and just want a name brand.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 15, 2014 at 18:34 UTC as 263rd comment | 2 replies
On Zeiss launches Loxia full frame lenses for Sony E-mount article (268 comments in total)

Love the clickless aperture feature as someone who uses my A7s for both stills and videos equally. Shame.. just bought the existing Zeiss branded 35mm f/2.8. Just wish these had OIS, as jello is the achilles heel of the camera's video mode, and it pretty much requires IS lenses.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 2, 2014 at 22:38 UTC as 59th comment | 8 replies
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ThePhilips: @DPR, I think you should state it explicitly somewhere, that you are talking exclusively about IQ of internally recorded video.

Some statements in the review at first didn't made any sense. That's because when talking about the high-profile cameras, I somehow presumed that you would be comparing their RAW video, not internally recorded and compressed one.

Neither of these cameras record RAW video, even to external devices.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 4, 2014 at 20:41 UTC
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2962 comments in total)

Video samples are not really useful in a vacuum. Set up neighboring price point/category cameras (like GM-1 and BMPCC) and shoot side by side at equivalent focal lengths, then show the same portion of the frame in the video. This way we can compare sharpness, noise, moire, banding, etc. Also, while I'm a fan of YouTube generally, Vimeo has better compression and higher bitrates, and of course a downloadable file is key.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 6, 2014 at 02:43 UTC as 155th comment
On Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 III First Impressions Review preview (2962 comments in total)
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okashira1: Please review video at different ISO. Compare to the II.

I have high expectations of good quality video at ISO 6400 / 12800 due to full sensor readout and downscaling.

If cameras like the C300 say ISO, I think it's fine to call it ISO. Two words for the same concept but the DSLR video revolution pushed us into a cross-pollinating period for terms, and now you can use them interchangeably.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 4, 2014 at 15:22 UTC
On Hands on with the Pentax 645Z article (680 comments in total)

Can't wait to see images.

Direct link | Posted on Apr 16, 2014 at 21:54 UTC as 95th comment
On CP+ 2014: Hands-on with Sony a6000 article (102 comments in total)

I like the tri-navi system, so that's a shame. Relegating the mode dial to a software solution was fine with me. Hope the NEX-7 gets a sequel, still!.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 18:52 UTC as 7th comment

I'm a bit confused. How does it attach to the front of the lens? Is it exact or inexact? Also, can you (SLR Magic) compile a comprehensive, searchable database of lenses supported and post it somewhere?

Direct link | Posted on Feb 16, 2014 at 18:47 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic announces 4K-capable Lumix DMC-GH4 article (118 comments in total)
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Arpad Lukacs: Time to get ready for a replacement for Bluray discs as well probably if 4K is the new thing now.

Naw, I think new, more efficient codecs like vp9 and h.295 will allow 4K on blu-ray

Direct link | Posted on Feb 9, 2014 at 21:52 UTC
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