hammerheadfistpunch

hammerheadfistpunch

Lives in United States UT, United States
Works as a Video Producer
Joined on Sep 8, 2011

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dark goob: Conveniently did not mention price. haha

I'm guessing six figures for all components in that picture?

The F55 should come in around 25k for the body 2k for the recorder, and figure another 2 k for the other accessories. You can't really count the lens because thats a fixed cost in any system. Im curious what the F5 will cost though.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 31, 2012 at 16:34 UTC

Considering the hassle of the Zuiko F/2 35-100 FT lens as used for video, I would gladly loose a stop of light for the convenience and cost savings. (not havint to use a rail system and support system would be nice) Frankly, I usually stop down to 2.8 anyway just to make sure I have enough DoF to keep a moving subject in focus and having OIS is icing on the cake. This would make a killer video lens for the af100 or GH2. I might consider selling the zuiko and getting the 12-35/35-100 for the same price.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 20:33 UTC as 11th comment | 2 replies
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snow14: they should made it F2.0 instead of F2.8 yes that will make the lens little larger but it will be much more useful .

The Olympus zuiko F/2 35-100 is a significantly bigger and heavier (as in WAY bigger and heavier) not to mention pricier lens that doesn't include OIS. To me, 1 stop in light just isn't worth the trade offs.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 3, 2012 at 20:21 UTC
On Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 preview article (80 comments in total)
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Jogger: It seems that the hackers forced Panasonic's hand with the higher bitrates. But, with most cameras outputing, clean uncompressed video via HDMI.. the onboard video codecs are becoming less important, esp. for mid to high end productions where youre going to rig it up with other accessories.

not that it will matter for this camera, since its 4:2:0 color space at 8-bit from the HDMI...so its not really going to look any better than the internal codec. I use a samurai on my af100 and despite the fact that you actually get 4:2:2 8-bit from the SDI, and at 220 mbps datarate, I'm hard pressed to notice a difference in all but the most demanding color correction shots (green screen) or extremely high motion. Having tried the hacks as well, same story, mildly better but the bottleneck isn't at the codecs like it used to be.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2012 at 20:25 UTC
On Just Posted: Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3 preview article (80 comments in total)
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tsiwt: I was looking to get a new cam 2 months ago I was going to get the GH2... but decided to wait for the GH3.. Now that it is out I wonder if I should keep on waiting or buy the Gh2.... I am a newbie... but would like to spend my money wisely.

Is the Gh2 hacked very close to the natural specs of the Gh3?
also do you think the Gh3 could be hacked?

thanks
p.s when do you guys think this camera is coming out.?

I think this camera will produce more dynamic range, but honestly, I think the video differences will be modest, Especially hacked. If you don't need weather sealing, I would get the GH2. I have 1 for personal and 1 for work and I was pretty excited about this release, but not because the ALL-i or the different video options...solely for the weather sealing (I do a lot in the desert or on the slopes)

Direct link | Posted on Sep 24, 2012 at 20:16 UTC
On Nokia Lumia 920 promises PureView, but it’s no 808 article (193 comments in total)
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Ryan_Valiente: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cimDfEIEiu0

I'm calling bullsh1t on the OIS ad.

That's pretty much impossible on a hand held phone. Heck even the OM-D can't manage that.

Its pretty clear the shot the video using:

scene 1 - a van with a fig rig like device to steady the camera

Scene 2 - Same rig with post processing

Scene 3 - additional strobe lighting

While its 100% true that those images were taken with OIS on and OIS off, its like shooting a video where a tiger devours a person in the jungle because he was carrying brand B's lighter in his pocket and then showing someone else who wasn't devoured with Brand A. The obvious conclusion is that is must be the brand of lighter you buy that prevents you from being devoured.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 5, 2012 at 18:10 UTC

This camera produces fairly good images (the J1) but I can't get over how cheap it felt in my hand and in use...and how expensive it was. I just think Nikon missed the boat here...sure you can put nikkor lenses on it...but if you're going to be carrying around nikkor lenses, just get a D series. and it seems like the CX format lenses aren't anything special and they just feel bad. I mean...cheap. An MFT camera is nearly as big and more usable with great lens selection (i know CX is new), and a D series nikon is in the same price range, and the RX100/LX7 give you just as good of images in a much smaller package...I just can't wrap my head around it.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2012 at 18:52 UTC as 36th comment | 1 reply
On Panasonic DMC FZ200 preview (155 comments in total)
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flyintheointment: MANUAL ZOOM!!!!!!!!!!!

I hate the electronic zooms. Not fast enough or precise enough for framing pics.

I have an FZ35 that I still use.

I have been looking at getting something new with a new sensor in it. This would be a contender, except for not having a manual zoom.

Considering there are no cameras in the bridge category that offer super zoom and manual zoom, perhaps its because its not a feature thats easy to do, cost effective or...needed. People who want tactile control can move up to MFT and loose the superzoom. I had an FZ18 and now I have a GH2, they are counting on an upgrade path.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2012 at 17:23 UTC
On Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX7 Preview preview (178 comments in total)

The sample images really won me over. I'm not in the market for this type of camera, but its exactly the type of camera I would recommend to friends who want better pictures and more control while talking them out of a dslr they don't need (shooting pictures of their kids and such). The problem with so many people that I know that buy into DSLR's and mirrorless is that although they like the images, they never have it with them. Even MFT cameras are a little big to carry around, this would be perfect for the casual shooter who wants more but less.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 18, 2012 at 16:21 UTC as 36th comment
On Quick Guide to Video Lighting article (33 comments in total)

it was on okay introduction, but the end result isn't very flattering, the key/fill ratio is all wrong and it makes the face appear flat. The backlight/hairlight is too strong as well. I use lowel U for a quick primmer, same principles with interactive tutorials and better technique.

http://lowel.com/edu/

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2012 at 22:16 UTC as 10th comment | 2 replies

IQ looks good from the limited samples I've seen. $900 is expensive, but Dayum! That's a sharp lens!

Direct link | Posted on May 24, 2012 at 16:04 UTC as 45th comment
On Leica M-Monochrom preview (452 comments in total)
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hammerheadfistpunch: pretty images? yeah. better images? Arguable. but the thing that I keep coming back to is the term "diminishing returns". $13 grand is a lot of money for a camera that does one thing, albeit well.

The lens in the test is the one i referenced, its $4,995

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 22:49 UTC
On Leica M-Monochrom preview (452 comments in total)

pretty images? yeah. better images? Arguable. but the thing that I keep coming back to is the term "diminishing returns". $13 grand is a lot of money for a camera that does one thing, albeit well.

Direct link | Posted on May 11, 2012 at 16:39 UTC as 80th comment | 4 replies
On Canon working on Cinema EOS C500 4K professional rig article (90 comments in total)

Cost to consumers: $30k
Cost to develop, manufacture and market per unit: probably (at most) ~$11 K

Doing business in the "charge what I want" field of profession video: Priceless

Direct link | Posted on Apr 13, 2012 at 18:22 UTC as 9th comment | 3 replies
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LTZ470: Why are these better than LaCie Mini Rugged 1.5Tb?
http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?id=10564

its my personal experience (and of my colleagues) that you are better off with WD/seagate than LaCie as they have (or have had) a higher failure rate.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 20, 2012 at 18:20 UTC

I see this as a triumph of community pressure and corperate compliance to fix the actual problem. A lesser company would have said "it is what is it is." or worse, nothing at all. Also, even great companies would have done nothing without the community driving this forward. Good job community for speaking, and good job Fuji for listening.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 15, 2012 at 14:53 UTC as 16th comment
On Olympus OM-D E-M5 low light high ISO sample series article (283 comments in total)
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coroander: You see a lot of pixel-peeping IQ comparison discussion here with things like the Sony NEX-7. The Sony is a great camera, with excellent IQ and the body is compact. But, the lack of in-body stabilisation and the larger APS-C sensor, simply means that all the lenses are bulkier and heavier (or just slower) because they not only have to have larger elements, but they have to have IS built into each lens (if you get IS). Ultimately, it's the size and weight of the lenses which defines what i'm carrying and if i wanted to carry APS-C lenses, i wouldn't be buying a compact body, because it just doesn't make that much difference (even though some of the lenses can be smaller than for APS-C DSLRs.)

This system has it all: small, lightweight, great image quality, useable high-ISO, fast (and really fast) primes, metal body, weather sealed, and even fast zooms on there way. And i can carry it with me, all the time, and use it wherever i go and whatever the conditions.

Actually, if you want to compare apples to apples, the 45 mm f1.8 is shown against the equiv 85 (90 would be accurate but the 85 is close) f1.8

http://tinyurl.com/7eth5zo

Direct link | Posted on Mar 12, 2012 at 18:42 UTC
On Just posted: Our Samsung NX200 in-depth review article (175 comments in total)
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Ahender: A score of 77% seems pretty generous.

Same as the Canon EOS 600D and 550D.

classes are rated against each other only, and not against other classes. i.e. a DSLR isn't rated to compare with a mirrorless

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 22:50 UTC
On Just posted: Our Samsung NX200 in-depth review article (175 comments in total)
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Wenger: You made a mistake in the lens selection, the 16mm is F/2.4 not F/2.8.

Also, I think in this statement
"NX 60mm F2.8 Macro ED OIS SSA. This image-stabilized lens is capable of 1:1 macro, and uses an ultrasonic-type 'Super Sonic Actuator' autofocus motor, allowing full-time manual focus."

you meant auto-focus, not manual...but i figured it out just fine.

Direct link | Posted on Feb 28, 2012 at 22:48 UTC
On Just Posted: Canon PowerShot G1 X samples gallery article (425 comments in total)

Just a few of my uninformed thoughts here, but the ISO performance is pretty impressive, aside from that it doesn't stand out but it certainly performs well for its class...or if it had a class it would perform well in it. The people that complain about bokeh, DoF, lens speed, etc, etc...just remember that you can pocket it...and that's the whole point. In fact, for this type of user, and for most people i would imagine, the shallow DoF heavy Bokeh effect is way overrated anyway, as what you really want is accurate focus with snap and go convenience and razor thin DoF works against that, lest with forget "F8 and be there". My only beef is with the price, but hey its a new technology and its bound to head down.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 17, 2012 at 17:47 UTC as 41st comment
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