Nice, you see that the 6th axis is missing, horizon line is rolling a bit in many parts of the video, Cineflex is superior, but maybe it's also superior in price so it's all relative. Excellent cinematography by the way.
maxnimo: Totally retarded. And just where is the power coming from? At most this thing will fly for 90 seconds, even with the best batteries today.
that can easily fly more than 5 minutes, maybe 10, and charge in 10.
TakenUserName: Has the FAA relaxed the rules on this yet? While they allow remote control helicopters and gyrocopters for recreational/sport use, they grounded all others when used commercially. I know several real estate photographers who posted ariel photos of homes for sale and suddenly got a visit from the FAA., and effectively closed that portion of their business. They were going to make "rules" but were absurd...like a full helicopter's license. They also made exceptions (or special permits) for government agencies so now seeing police departments with ariel drones of similat design.
same in Italy, our FAA equivalent (ENAC) just published a law draft, basically we aerial videographer are all grounded...
AngryCorgi: "The Speed Booster also promises sharper images compared to using the lens with a simple adapter."
That claim makes zero sense. If you are going to spread out ALL of the glass of a FF lens, the center may get sharper, but now you are using the edge glass too, and that is generally a weak point in FF lenses. You've effectively removed the "sweet spot" effect of cropped sensors w/ FF lenses.
more sharpness is possible, you are rendering almost the full lens instead of just a part, in the same sensor size. Makes sense to me. It should have more precise details. To give an example, imagine to use a cheap filter in a 600mm, then use the same filter with a 14mm and compare sharpness. imperfetctions of the filter will be less visible.
very good for movie making, solid, precise focusing and follow focus ready, precise markings on the barrel, don't complain about price guys, this is not for the sunday photographers... it is a high end lens for digital cinematography, and most of the user will rent them, the price is good.
Is the AF ring electronic (continuos rotation) or mechanical with hard stops ?
This is a very good news, I hope they change the date to xmas 2012, it would be a nice gift under the tree...
Banhmi: Why didn't they include built-in GPS??? That feature is now standard on $250 travelzooms. You pay $800 for the EOS-M and you still have to pay another $250+ for a bulky GPS add-on that occupies your hotshoe? Infuriating. Canon really knows to build ill will with the customer base. The Japanese camera oligopoly is ripe for disruption.
to sell you the external gps units...
Roberto Mettifogo: Are these lenses profiled in Lightroom for auto correction of vignette, distorsion, CA... ?
I meaant "will adobe profile these lenses or nobody knows it ? are existing samyang lenses profiled ?
Are these lenses profiled in Lightroom for auto correction of vignette, distorsion, CA... ?
ET2: On page 2 spec lists no GPS, when A99 clearly has GPS?
it has GPS, it's visible in the left side picture.
BMWX5: Great to know it is Made in Japan, not China!
chinese doesn't have the word "quality" in their dictionary... but they learn fast.
rmbackus: Is anyone really making better (winning/selling) pictures with this camera ?Just boyz-toyz...:-)
maybe better videos ?
abi170845: And I'm wondering why people still use a dslr for making music videos and such? this is cheaper than using a dslr plus spending more money on the dlsr rigging devices.
most of them invested a lot in lenses when 5DmarkII came out, now they want to keep their investment. Same for GH2, hacked is incredible, I need very good reason to buy new set of lenses for sony before I stop using my hacked GH2 with all my m43 lenses.
Superka: moire and aliasing problems are still there with this sensor? Then better buy Black Magic.
lot of aliasing and moirè in Black MAgic too... you don't notice it much because the few demos out there are made on tripod when lines are filmed.
Mssimo: How come no one makes a 16x9 sensor?
one sensor is good for videocameras and still cameras...
farrukh: Good to see someone somewhere is making money out of Getty images, despite numerous sales my Getty income stream is a mere trickle.
same here, years ago with getty the sales were great, now sales number are about the same but incomes are lot lot lower...
FTW: What makes me somewhat upset is that way to start making mirrorless lenses with that useless 4/3 format when realizing lenses. I would have taken an OMD right away if it had been made with an apsc sensor. Oly and Pan users have a huge park of good lenses they can use while NEX users are just waiting for a better offer on low diameter lenses. Sony's 16 is not what we look for and Sigma found it useful to make a 19mm instead of a 12 or 14mm we wait all for.If Schneider just takes the Samsung NX lenses and adapt them to Sony E-mount, they can earn a huge amount of money.
GH2 is very used among videomakers (me included), I would love to have a series of lenses like this one. And m43 doesn't only include small dslr, but also professional videocameras.
yuppie ! another lens mount !!! ...
cesaregal: It's a professional wide-angle lens.We need a professional 4/3 camerato balance weight and quality.
I hope Schneider give us aprofessional wide-angle lens,autofocus, for FF (Nikon/Canon).
somewhere they have to start... they started from lenses, now just wait for the rest to come... Anyway AG-AF100 is one, and hacked GH2 creates impressive footage. Professional just means that you make money from that, I made money with GoPro...