I own 128 cameras

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I own 128 cameras: Kind of a waste of internet space really. On wide angle and even when he didn't use the digital Zoom it was surprising how well the Sony held up.

But it's not going to beat the Red in an out and out dog fight, which was proved here.

I'd like to see something closer to a fair fight. I'd put my GH5 up against the Red in 4K.

I'm out. No one is reading the thread, and most of you didn't read the article or watch the video.

Bye

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 14:13 UTC
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I own 128 cameras: Kind of a waste of internet space really. On wide angle and even when he didn't use the digital Zoom it was surprising how well the Sony held up.

But it's not going to beat the Red in an out and out dog fight, which was proved here.

I'd like to see something closer to a fair fight. I'd put my GH5 up against the Red in 4K.

Did you read the article and watch the video? They are comparing a $50 eBay Sony camcorder to a red.

RTM

Link | Posted on Jul 31, 2017 at 14:05 UTC
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I own 128 cameras: Kind of a waste of internet space really. On wide angle and even when he didn't use the digital Zoom it was surprising how well the Sony held up.

But it's not going to beat the Red in an out and out dog fight, which was proved here.

I'd like to see something closer to a fair fight. I'd put my GH5 up against the Red in 4K.

Well if you read my response, I did address the post.

I believe full frame is not required to get a broadcast quality product, and since I've created Broadcast product with far less than a RED, and I don't think any of you have..... Well, you get the picture.

I shot 50 hours of 4K broadcast video for an international Network - the pretty picture channels in many countries use my stuff daily. I shot it on a GH4, and a 1 inch sensor Sony.

So ya, I'll put it up against a RED any day of the week.

Link | Posted on Jul 29, 2017 at 16:49 UTC

Kind of a waste of internet space really. On wide angle and even when he didn't use the digital Zoom it was surprising how well the Sony held up.

But it's not going to beat the Red in an out and out dog fight, which was proved here.

I'd like to see something closer to a fair fight. I'd put my GH5 up against the Red in 4K.

Link | Posted on Jul 27, 2017 at 18:49 UTC as 8th comment | 9 replies
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I own 128 cameras: They finally ran out of camera scams that they decided to get into phone scams instead.

I was at NAB the year they announced the RED 1 for $17,500 and started taking $1,000 reservations for a camera that would be delivered in 6-9 months. Turned out to be more like 3-4 years.

Then there was the guaranteed to be under $5,000 professional all in one camera called EPIC. It was going to produce stills and 4K video and would be between $3,500 and $5,000.00. Well, that died a slow death when the Canon 5D Mark 1 came out.

Now a cell phone for $1,600 made out of titanium with no details on anything except the screen and the graphics chip. This won't happen. There will be plenty of people who will reserve one, and pay the final price of nearer to $3,000, or it will get dropped all together.

I said it in the beginning, I'll say it again. Snake Oil.

I don't know Noah, they depend on Canon or Nikon for the glass I front of the sensor.

A camera is a life support system for a lens and a sensor. It's that simple.

Peter, no, it never stops people from buying their products. But do you really believe the sensor in a REDproduct is worth the $50K the body costs, not to mention when you get it home it doesn't work until you spend another $10K minimum?

Sorry. When it was all about 4K, Panasonic showed you could do it for under $2,000.

Link | Posted on Jul 8, 2017 at 14:17 UTC
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I own 128 cameras: They finally ran out of camera scams that they decided to get into phone scams instead.

I was at NAB the year they announced the RED 1 for $17,500 and started taking $1,000 reservations for a camera that would be delivered in 6-9 months. Turned out to be more like 3-4 years.

Then there was the guaranteed to be under $5,000 professional all in one camera called EPIC. It was going to produce stills and 4K video and would be between $3,500 and $5,000.00. Well, that died a slow death when the Canon 5D Mark 1 came out.

Now a cell phone for $1,600 made out of titanium with no details on anything except the screen and the graphics chip. This won't happen. There will be plenty of people who will reserve one, and pay the final price of nearer to $3,000, or it will get dropped all together.

I said it in the beginning, I'll say it again. Snake Oil.

Actually, I owned 128 cameras. A typo. But I did own the first 3 5D's.

The point here folks, video became available first on the Nikon D90. 1080p was first available on the Mark 3. By then they (Red) had only delivered a few.

The real point... they are famous for over promising and under delivering.

Link | Posted on Jul 7, 2017 at 22:12 UTC

They finally ran out of camera scams that they decided to get into phone scams instead.

I was at NAB the year they announced the RED 1 for $17,500 and started taking $1,000 reservations for a camera that would be delivered in 6-9 months. Turned out to be more like 3-4 years.

Then there was the guaranteed to be under $5,000 professional all in one camera called EPIC. It was going to produce stills and 4K video and would be between $3,500 and $5,000.00. Well, that died a slow death when the Canon 5D Mark 1 came out.

Now a cell phone for $1,600 made out of titanium with no details on anything except the screen and the graphics chip. This won't happen. There will be plenty of people who will reserve one, and pay the final price of nearer to $3,000, or it will get dropped all together.

I said it in the beginning, I'll say it again. Snake Oil.

Link | Posted on Jul 6, 2017 at 20:04 UTC as 49th comment | 6 replies
On article Ask the staff: wedding season weirdness (277 comments in total)
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SafariBob: You have just offended the majority of your readers. Most of us here are uncle bob's if you did not already notice

So, Aunt Betty wheels into the kitchen and decides she's taking over the catering and control of the kitchen. Has no experience of course like her husband Bob, but according to your ideas, the caterer should step aside and the evening's dinner is ruined.

You're right. I'm completely wrong. Family comes first in these situations.
Should I ever shoot another wedding - I hate and avoid weddings for just the reasons in this discussion. There are too many people who do their best, while with good intentions, who order you about, get in your way, ask too many questions

Link | Posted on Jul 4, 2017 at 16:57 UTC
On article Ask the staff: wedding season weirdness (277 comments in total)
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SafariBob: You have just offended the majority of your readers. Most of us here are uncle bob's if you did not already notice

How? I ask politely, if YOU decide to not honour their request on my behalf why should I allow you to disrupt my job? Why should I let you destroy their PAID memory?

I'm only as good as my last job. I'm not going to let you ruin it.

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 12:44 UTC
On article Ask the staff: wedding season weirdness (277 comments in total)
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SafariBob: You have just offended the majority of your readers. Most of us here are uncle bob's if you did not already notice

I have the priest/ preacher tell the crowd that the couple have asked that the hired photographer be allowed to do his job without anyone else in the way.

If they decide not to honour that request, they are fair game after that.

So if that makes me a rough guy, I guess that's right. Uncle Bob, get the blank out of my way!!!!

Link | Posted on Jul 3, 2017 at 01:54 UTC
On article Ask the staff: wedding season weirdness (277 comments in total)
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SafariBob: You have just offended the majority of your readers. Most of us here are uncle bob's if you did not already notice

Sorry, but Uncle Bob's have no right to have a camera at a wedding. I'm paid thousands of dollars to turn up and make a memory for the Bride and Groom. When you get in the way, there is a huge chance you will

1. Not capture the memory in focus. Etc.

2. Ruin my shot.

3, in the case of my weddings, you will only do it once, and you and your camera typically will fall forward - by accident - and at least one of you will break something. Accidentally you understand.

Don't be an Uncle Bob.

Link | Posted on Jul 2, 2017 at 16:42 UTC
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Hello123: Lemme' gets some popcorn. The comments to this story ought to be good. LOL!

I'd take it. Nice 4K footage, use a Velvet 56 to soften the pics and video. It could be a really nice portfolio piece.

Let's be honest. Most of you would take this job in a minute.

Link | Posted on Jun 30, 2017 at 14:05 UTC
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Photo_AK: Consumers shouldn't care about this, it really doesn't matter - we'll just buy other memory cards, big deal ... But this is bad news for Nikon and their decision to go with XQD instead of CFast. Having only one manufacturer supporting XQD is really not good, not to mention it's one of their biggest threats and competitor on the camera market that didn't go with XQD even in their own cameras ... Not good.

Competition is good for the consumer. You must be part of the Trump Americans who just believe in me,me,me.

This end to a good competitor to Sandisc will cost you a Hundreds then thousands. Pray someone picks up the prices. I know I am

Link | Posted on Jun 28, 2017 at 23:03 UTC
On article Nikon D7500 vs Canon EOS 80D (257 comments in total)

This paragraph seems confusing:

"The 4K video mode on the D7500 comes with an additional 1.5x focal length crop over the existing 1.5x crop from using an APS-C sensor, meaning a full 2.25x crop relative to the focal length printed on your lens. This means even at the 18mm wide-angle setting of the D7500's kit lens, you'll be getting a 40.5mm-equivalent field of view when you shoot 4K video. On the other hand, the D7500 has no crop factor when shooting Full HD, just like the EOS 80D, so you could argue that having 4K at all is a nice bonus"

I think the last few sentences need to be reviewed as you are talking about the wrong camera. Or, on the other hand, I could be mis-reading.

Link | Posted on Jun 12, 2017 at 14:26 UTC as 25th comment | 3 replies
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maxnimo: I still use a 640 x 480 monitor and I'm totally happy with it ... therefore the rest of the world shouldn't have anything better. 8K, 4K and 2K should discontinued because I have no use for it ... and neither does my grandma ... nor my dog.

Saar Kastic

You aren't doing pro work on 640 X 480 then.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 01:56 UTC
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I own 128 cameras: When I bought a pair of 20 inch Tube based monitors back in the late 90's they were $2K each. So is this monitor really out of the question on price?

My first 60 inch flatscreen was $6K.

If I shot in 8K, It would be in my budget to buy it.

Ya, Ok, hummm, I can't explain his to you. I think you are not capable of understanding it, or you don't want to understand it.im guessing you have not subscribed to the 4K package, or don't have a TV that shows good quality 4K. At any rate, I'm not interested in continuing my chat with you. You haven't shot any 4K and then used the footage in a 1080p production. I suspect you've never shot 4K, don't own a camera that has that ability, and can't see it in a monitor.

At any rate hold hard to your beliefs. I'm probably wrong and you are right.

I'm likely to block you, so you need not apply.

Link | Posted on Jun 10, 2017 at 01:40 UTC
On article Hasselblad knocks 30% off price of the H6D-50c (30 comments in total)

Instead of the cost of building a FF system, I've been considering for a year buying a MF system.

This would compliment my MFT system for people, portrait, street and landscape photography. I don't see an appreciable difference between MFT and FF.

Comments and suggestion encouraged.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 22:38 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply
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I own 128 cameras: When I bought a pair of 20 inch Tube based monitors back in the late 90's they were $2K each. So is this monitor really out of the question on price?

My first 60 inch flatscreen was $6K.

If I shot in 8K, It would be in my budget to buy it.

I can watch 4K programming anytime. All sports including NHL and Baseball and basketball is produced and broadcast in 4K through satellite and fibre programming across Canada. Netflix has a lot of programming in 4K, and add new content every single week. There are other networks with 4K product on YouTube and Amazon.

From a producer point of view I can zoom from a wide to several areas of the screen to create multi camera out of just one camera. That's an amazing advantage for corporate and even wedding shooters. As to 6K and 8K.....there time has not come yet, but I'll use them when they are available.

Link | Posted on Jun 7, 2017 at 21:42 UTC

Clicking the link takes you to a company selling web sites. Lead pages or something?

Mod, you might want to correct that link.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 17:29 UTC as 11th comment
On article Google will no longer develop Nik Collection (392 comments in total)

Yep, Early user. I started with HDRFX Pro, which I paid something like $149 for. When Google bought them, I got the rest of the collection for free. It's on both of my PCs. I love those plug ins.

Link | Posted on May 31, 2017 at 02:47 UTC as 95th comment
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