Menneisyys

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Menneisyys: A bit too expensive for amateurs (read: people that only shoot for fun, not for money). Hope they come out with a, photo-wise, watered down version but still with decent 8k video.

At least Covid has one huge advantage: I couldn't really use my camera to shoot public events (there being none) so there's no GAS ;)

"So those shooting for fun need 8K?"

Nope, it's just useful to have 8k and not just 4k.

Link | Posted on Jan 30, 2021 at 14:56 UTC

A bit too expensive for amateurs (read: people that only shoot for fun, not for money). Hope they come out with a, photo-wise, watered down version but still with decent 8k video.

At least Covid has one huge advantage: I couldn't really use my camera to shoot public events (there being none) so there's no GAS ;)

Link | Posted on Jan 27, 2021 at 05:14 UTC as 89th comment | 6 replies

"Very processsed (clearly lens corrected and noise reduced)."

That's BAD. It's not real raw, then.

Link | Posted on Nov 13, 2020 at 21:32 UTC as 30th comment | 6 replies
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Mister Joseph: Oh wow I want this for my bike! Would be cool if it did 180 8K though. Why isn't there a 180 8K anyway?

BTW, are you using a 180/360 camera on your bike? My biggest problem with the ones having removable batteries is their stopping recording upon harder bumps etc.

I've tested a several Gear 360 2016's and all behaved like these. I've ordered several of them because of their 1, low price 2, being somewhat weather-protected. Too bad they just can't be used.

And the 5.7k Yi camera is even worse - it doesn't stand even the slightest bump - then, immediately stops recording.

This is why I've settled on the Gear 360 2017's albeit, technically, they're inferior to the 2016 / Yi models (4k with only 24 fps etc). They're super stable and won't ever stop recording, unlike with the above-listed models. Have been using them (two units) as a bike cam for more than a year.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2020 at 09:25 UTC

No 8k? That's bad :(

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2020 at 04:32 UTC as 11th comment
On article DPReview TV: Sony a7C review (417 comments in total)
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toneh_bashar: Very hyped camera indeed, and the talk of the town after release. What I am looking for is exactly such a camera from Fuji. So, basically a new xe-4. I am guessing it would be a much more 'loveable' camera, because I always felt Sony to be more of a work equipment rather than a camera.

" lacking grip"

This can easily be fixed by an inexpensive, passive Arca-Swiss adapter. Some of them add a significant grip to the currently non-existing one.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2020 at 19:58 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Sony a7C review (417 comments in total)
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Menneisyys: Any info on whether the EU version, just like the reviewed one, also offers unlimited video recording and not crippled to 30 minutes?

Thanks!

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2020 at 16:41 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Sony a7C review (417 comments in total)
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toneh_bashar: Very hyped camera indeed, and the talk of the town after release. What I am looking for is exactly such a camera from Fuji. So, basically a new xe-4. I am guessing it would be a much more 'loveable' camera, because I always felt Sony to be more of a work equipment rather than a camera.

Same here. I love my X-E1 + 27 / 50-230 combo because of the
- coat pockability / portability, the
- very low color noise of X-Trans and the
- free Capture One Express for Fujifilm.
(I also have the 18-55 but don't use it, the 27 being so much sharper and lighter/smaller.)

The a7C is even smaller in two dimensions than the X-E1; it's "only" its "fatness" that is larger compared to the Fuji with the 27mm, the a7C with the new kit lens or the Samyang/Rokinon 35/2.8 (the smallest but still decent prime). And it has excellent video support - no overheating problems or 30-minute crippling. (Hope the latter is also true of the EU version.)

So it does seem to be a perfect replacement for my Fuji, except for the lack of X-Trans. That's bad, but I can live with it.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2020 at 16:32 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Sony a7C review (417 comments in total)

Any info on whether the EU version, just like the reviewed one, also offers unlimited video recording and not crippled to 30 minutes?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2020 at 14:49 UTC as 31st comment | 3 replies
On article DPReview TV: Sony a7C review (417 comments in total)

Fuji X-E1 + 27 (my current "street" cam) vs a7C + samyang/Rokinon 35/2.8 (the smallest but still decent prime): the Sony setup is just a little big thicker and it’s even shorter! WOW!

https://j.mp/3mBSZVx

Link | Posted on Sep 18, 2020 at 20:02 UTC as 47th comment
On article Fujifilm X-T4 review (1492 comments in total)
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Benjamin Kanarek: Important Notice re: Light Room vs Capture One! Use Capture One only Capture One for all XT series Fujifilm cameras. No wormy artefacts ever. It is like night and day. LR is ok with all other Bayer sensors from all brands including the Fujifilm GFX series. LR doesn't resolve XT sensors well. In comparing the two platforms it is like comparing two totally different cameras even though they are literally the same. Trust me, I was freaked out the first time I ran my images through LR and almost dropped Fujifilm because of it. Once I discovered Capture One it was a complete revelation a 180° turnaround.

And also note Capture One now has a free Express version for Fuji. It's wonderful.

Link | Posted on Sep 16, 2020 at 18:54 UTC
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DGrinb: Despite the light industry was a total crap in Soviet Union (as the target was always a heavy and military industries), I have to admit the optics was on a very high level.

"So, ORWO was great from my own experience, but I did not expect to hear that ORWO is better than AGFA."

With regards to long-time color shift resistance, certainly better. Actually, I even have much-much older color ORWO footage as well - from 1956. And it doesn’t have any color shifts either.

I can't readily compare the other parameters (resolution etc.) as I used ORWO in the Quartz-5 and AGFA in a Japanese Super8 camera (can't recall the model now) and not in the same camera. The latter combo (AGFA in a Super8 camera) had definitely better resolution, particularly when factoring in the somewhat better sensibility of AGFA (DIN 17 / ISO 40) as opposed to ORWO’s DIN 15 / ISO 25. Too bad the color shift negates that advantage completely…

Link | Posted on Sep 1, 2020 at 20:12 UTC
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DGrinb: Despite the light industry was a total crap in Soviet Union (as the target was always a heavy and military industries), I have to admit the optics was on a very high level.

(continuing from previous)

Now I feel VERY happy I didn’t bother with AGFA - their color films aged terribly, unlike ORWO’s. The latter has absolutely no color shifts, unlike AGFA. The latter now has awful pinkinsh tint. Fortunately, I only shot six rolls of AGFA back in the 80’s - all the rest (around 100-105 rolls) were all ORWO’s.

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2020 at 08:46 UTC
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DGrinb: Despite the light industry was a total crap in Soviet Union (as the target was always a heavy and military industries), I have to admit the optics was on a very high level.

buratino: OIC. Back in time, I didn’t check out Russian S8 cameras as they weren’t available in my country as far as I recall (at least I don’t remember seeing them at all, unlike Japanese etc, stuff), unlike second-hand Quartz-5 Std8 models. The latter ran for very cheap - around 1/8th of the average salary around 1986? And, for me, super8 was just an also-ran system. I did have a S8 camera (a Japanese model) but shot very little with it as Standard 8 material was SO cheaper. ORWO’s Std8 films’ price was third / half the price of the Agfa S8 films - of course I went for ORWO and Std8 as, for the same price, I could have 3-5 times more playtime (also factoring in Std8’s offering significantly more playtime than S8). And the Quartz-5 Std8 camera wasn’t bad either - it even provided more zoom range than my Japanese 2x zoom S8 camera.

(cont'd)

Link | Posted on Aug 29, 2020 at 08:46 UTC
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DGrinb: Despite the light industry was a total crap in Soviet Union (as the target was always a heavy and military industries), I have to admit the optics was on a very high level.

Yup, it's considered to be of high quality. "Cheap" and "Soviet" don't necessarily mean atricious quality, particularly not when it comes to optics and cameras. For example, the Quartz DS8-3 cameras (in Double Super 8 format) aren't bad at all. (Of course, the lack of a film loop does have its disadvantages. But that's common with all other amateur film cameras.)

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2020 at 20:05 UTC
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Jones Indiana: Those who deny this is a problem. Did they look at the chart that was provided by Canon?

A single take of 3 minutes at 8K30p requires a 10 minute cool down before the next take can start recording,

8 minutes of recording requires a 20 minute cool downperiod before the next take can start.

Hmmm that does sound that this camera can not be used to record events like weddings. While I think many event shooters wanted this camera to use it for such events like wedding videography.

"Who on earth would shoot a wedding in 8K????"

For example me? For event shooting, the bigger the resolution, the better.

Link | Posted on Jul 15, 2020 at 07:11 UTC

better release the 10nm version of the 16" at last....

Link | Posted on Jun 16, 2020 at 19:29 UTC as 28th comment
On article Fujifilm X-T4 review (1492 comments in total)
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SmilerGrogan: Thanks to Fuji’s amazing lenses it’s now officially Game Over for Sony, Nikon, and Canon.
Will the last person leaving CanikonSony headquarters please turn out the lights.

LOL.

forgotten to add /s maybe? :)

Link | Posted on May 22, 2020 at 06:49 UTC
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Tom Schum: The used lens market offers hundreds of options for C mount lenses. One can easily spend thousands on such a lens.
About 10 years ago there was a rumor of a compact camera that had a C lens mount, but it never materialized into a product until now.

Yup, ANGENIEUX zoom lens are really expensive, particularly the 16mm-compliant ones. I have the Super8-only 6-80; it also cost quite a bit. (The other S8-specific ANGENIEUX lens I have, the 8-64, was considerably cheaper.)

The 6-90, which is very similar to the 6-80 in IQ adn size/weight but has longer reach, for example, can easily command 600-700$ off eBay.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2020 at 12:00 UTC
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n3eg: It's fun, but...

I already have a similar camera for my C mount lenses. It's called a Pentax Q. It has a battery, tripod mount, shutter button, flash, and so on. Oh wait, it's not a similar camera at all, is it?

And the Q doesn't have a CS adapter, only a C one. (I know because I also have a Q - purchased it for C and D adaptability to test my Std8/Super8/16 lenses.) That is, you can't mount the vast majority of the cheapo lens on it, "only" the ones initially made for, say, 16mm film cameras.

Link | Posted on May 1, 2020 at 11:52 UTC
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