Ironfilm

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) Auckland, New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Has a website at http://IronFilm.co.nz
Joined on Jan 9, 2013

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On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2080 comments in total)
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Elaka Farmor: 120fps in 720p….that´s wow.

60Hz and 60fps are not the same.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 02:07 UTC
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Ironfilm: "There are two types of high end users [using video]’ explains Kikaota: ‘those who started [their careers] shooting still pictures, but also there are a lot of customers who started with video. In our company we have two types of customer. It’s difficult to make one solution to fit for both of them.’ ..Shooting video with current cameras can often be quite complicated, we suggested. ‘[This] complicated operation is fit for the customer they started shooting from video. On the other hand there are professional [stills] photographers: they are not yet used to using video, their demand is easy operation. So there are two types types of people. It’s a big problem."

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What the hell Nikon!!! This is madness.

In a world in which the market share for dedicated stills cameras is massively declining each & every year, Nikon can not survive by focusing on only 1 or 2 niches, they need a broader platform to support themselves. The video/film world is an obvious & natural next step for them

Made my furious enough about Nikon to rant out a blog about it:
http://ironfilm.co.nz/dpreview-interview-with-nikon-video-is-too-complicated-for-our-stupid-stills-shooters/

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 01:59 UTC
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Ironfilm: "There are two types of high end users [using video]’ explains Kikaota: ‘those who started [their careers] shooting still pictures, but also there are a lot of customers who started with video. In our company we have two types of customer. It’s difficult to make one solution to fit for both of them.’ ..Shooting video with current cameras can often be quite complicated, we suggested. ‘[This] complicated operation is fit for the customer they started shooting from video. On the other hand there are professional [stills] photographers: they are not yet used to using video, their demand is easy operation. So there are two types types of people. It’s a big problem."

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What the hell Nikon!!! This is madness.

In a world in which the market share for dedicated stills cameras is massively declining each & every year, Nikon can not survive by focusing on only 1 or 2 niches, they need a broader platform to support themselves. The video/film world is an obvious & natural next step for them

What many do not realise is Nikon are ahead of Canon in the video DSLR game (if you focus on only comparing their stock DSLRs for video, and ignore Canon Cinema line up), but the gain is not really large enough for everyone (it is for some though) to make it worth switching. Because people's very large investment in lenses (and other brand specific accessories, such as batteries and flashes) makes it a considerable expense (in time & money) to switch brands. Thus people tend to be stick with staying with the same brand even if the improvements are only quite small each time.

As if you're going to switch away from Canon.... why not just go to Sony or Panasonic instead? That is Nikon's problem in attracting video shooters away from Canon, they can't just moderately beat Canon by little bits (like they have with the D5200, D750, D500, etc).

They need to also bring out a higher end above that is focused on video to complement their video DSLRs (such as the C100/C300 and FS5/FS7 does).

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 00:33 UTC

"There are two types of high end users [using video]’ explains Kikaota: ‘those who started [their careers] shooting still pictures, but also there are a lot of customers who started with video. In our company we have two types of customer. It’s difficult to make one solution to fit for both of them.’ ..Shooting video with current cameras can often be quite complicated, we suggested. ‘[This] complicated operation is fit for the customer they started shooting from video. On the other hand there are professional [stills] photographers: they are not yet used to using video, their demand is easy operation. So there are two types types of people. It’s a big problem."

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What the hell Nikon!!! This is madness.

In a world in which the market share for dedicated stills cameras is massively declining each & every year, Nikon can not survive by focusing on only 1 or 2 niches, they need a broader platform to support themselves. The video/film world is an obvious & natural next step for them

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2016 at 00:25 UTC as 39th comment | 3 replies
On article Striding Forth: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Review (2080 comments in total)
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Elaka Farmor: 120fps in 720p….that´s wow.

Wow bad.

Link | Posted on Aug 25, 2016 at 13:17 UTC
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Absolutic: can anyone explain the logic of a non-vr 70-300 model?

Make it without VR to have a cheap freebie to throw into dual lens kits?!

Link | Posted on Aug 17, 2016 at 07:34 UTC
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PhotoRotterdam: The remark about focussing on APS-C and claiming they (will) get to full frame comparable image quality is probably a sign we will not see a medium format from Fuji.

Currently, they work on one sensor size and lenses that are fit for this sensor size. This way, they can concentrate their efforts and spend their money on a consistent ecosystem.

Given the cutthroat competition in the camera market, I' suspect this strategy keeps them afloat, controlling their cost side and being able to grow their already impressive offering of camera's and lenses.

Even if they want to enter the medium format market, it must be hard to make any money from it. unfortunatly. Hasselblad might have carved out a nice that is hard to compete in. Which is good for Hasselblad, but unfortunate for us waiting for more choice.

APS-C and 135 format (i.e. "full frame") has quite a large overlap with each other in terms of what they can do.

But Medium format vs APS-C caters to two quite different needs, so makes much more sense to go with this strategy! (better too than those who might do FF & Medium format at once, as FF can overlap more with Medium format than APS-C would. Such as the A7r mk2 vs low end Medium format)

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2016 at 07:38 UTC
On article 2016 Roundup: $1200-2000 ILCs part 2: Full-Frame (294 comments in total)
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I have a dream: Aaaaaaaaaan the winner is... Nikon D750 !

For sure!

Link | Posted on Jun 22, 2016 at 05:15 UTC
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fenceSitter: And still no articulated LCD with this Phase One. This is madness!

In order to punish Phase One for this engineering failure, I will not, repeat: NOT fantasize about buying one of their pathetic cameras, and will instead resume fantasizing about being able to afford a Pentax 645Z.

Sorry, Phase One, but you asked for it!

This is the greatest thread I've read today.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 04:43 UTC
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cantanima bis: "Despite being described as 'full frame' the sensor is 53.7 x 40.4mm, making it two and a half times larger than the 135 format to which the term is most often applied."

Wait. Does PhaseOne lack confidence in potential customers' comprehension that "medium" format is *larger* than "full" frame?

Sadly most camera buyers are that stupid..... even the really really rich ones.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 04:39 UTC
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pca7070: I want a 6x7 (5.6x7cm) full frame digital camera.

Waaaaaiiiiitttt...... one day it will happen!! FF 645 are barely here as it is.

Link | Posted on Jan 14, 2016 at 04:34 UTC
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