nathanleebush

Lives in United States Brooklyn, NY, United States
Works as a Photographer/Filmmaker
Has a website at http://nathanleebush.com
Joined on Nov 20, 2009

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Are there optical quality differences between AI and AI-S lenses, generally? I always thought AI lenses were from the 60s/70s and the AI-S were from the 80s and the next generation, optically and functionally, but it sounds like the differences may be superficial.

Link | Posted on Dec 8, 2016 at 00:45 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On article Fast Five: Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V Review (416 comments in total)

I've owned the II and the IV.. I'm confused why this camera has not been shrunk down over time. It's actually bigger than the first edition! It's just slightly too big and heavy to work as a jeans pocketable camera. Everything else is fine. Sony, concentrate your fire there! It's plenty powerful, and we certainly didn't need shiny new AF system on such a small sensor camera.

My only other quibble is that the ND filter should be 6 stops rather than 3, since LOG mode starts at ISO 1600 and I always find the 3 stop underpowered.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2016 at 21:01 UTC as 52nd comment | 3 replies

Can you put pocketable pro compacts on here? I want to compare the RX100 V with the iPhone 7

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2016 at 03:59 UTC as 17th comment | 2 replies
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nathanleebush: Love my Mark IV, but the 3 stop ND filter makes no sense for video when their S Log 2 mode starts at 1600 ISO! a 6/9 stop makes more sense so you can achieve shallow depth of field outside. I find that the 3 stop means I'm still shooting video at F13 and having highlights blown! Come on Sony, think! NDs are for filmmakers, filmmakers shoot LOG, LOG starts at 1600 ISO, so 3 stops is too weak!

Well there's a ton of it in my reel and prefer it to the A7s and C100 footage in there.. can you tell what was shot on the C300 Mark II and what was shot on the RX100 Mark IV? nathanleebush.com/video

Link | Posted on Oct 11, 2016 at 03:33 UTC
On article Hands-on and in-depth with the Sony a6500 (554 comments in total)

Does anybody know if you can manually dial in focal length to use the IBIS on non Sony and manual focus lenses, as you can on A7s II?

Link | Posted on Oct 7, 2016 at 06:58 UTC as 68th comment
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nathanleebush: Love my Mark IV, but the 3 stop ND filter makes no sense for video when their S Log 2 mode starts at 1600 ISO! a 6/9 stop makes more sense so you can achieve shallow depth of field outside. I find that the 3 stop means I'm still shooting video at F13 and having highlights blown! Come on Sony, think! NDs are for filmmakers, filmmakers shoot LOG, LOG starts at 1600 ISO, so 3 stops is too weak!

Not true! It's beautiful.. you just have to grade it obviously. The grain is very organic looking and cinematic on Sony cameras.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 21:51 UTC
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sproketholes: Uhhh... 24fps jpg+raw is basically cinematography sound-sync speed. Reduce that to just jpg and you might be able to shoot longer sequences of 20mpxl stills which begs the question about whats next in their pro video cameras???

exactly. I don't think that 24fps number was a coincidence. RAW video in your pocket is a game changer! But Sony knows this is also niche so they are not trying to sell it as such.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 17:35 UTC

Love my Mark IV, but the 3 stop ND filter makes no sense for video when their S Log 2 mode starts at 1600 ISO! a 6/9 stop makes more sense so you can achieve shallow depth of field outside. I find that the 3 stop means I'm still shooting video at F13 and having highlights blown! Come on Sony, think! NDs are for filmmakers, filmmakers shoot LOG, LOG starts at 1600 ISO, so 3 stops is too weak!

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 17:34 UTC as 49th comment | 4 replies
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gn28: WHAT A MAJOR disappointment! :((
I expected Sony to come with a fully articulated touch screen so you can take a selfie and shoot from any angle, a larger battery so you don't have to carry 3-4 at all times and a standard function for video time-lapse so you won't have to shoot separate photos and waste half a day stitching them into a 5 minutes video....

They seem to be obsessed with the video improvements and keep leaving all the photo fans waiting in the rain. sad.... after years of buying Sony products I am considering switching over to Nikon if they bring some improvements to the NX line.

I buy it FOR the video, so there is certainly a market for that too. To have cinematic quality in your pocket is a huge game changer.

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 17:14 UTC

So exciting! Been waiting for this one since my Mark IV got banged up in a fall and the EVF wasn't popping out anymore.

Nice bevy of new features, though was hoping for a slimmed down form factor. Does it still have the 5 minute 4K recording limit? That was the one major drawback for actually using it in production situations for interviews and such. The IV has an INCREDIBLE video image. Nicer than my a7s's!

Link | Posted on Oct 6, 2016 at 17:13 UTC as 53rd comment

Question: why were they able to make rangefinders as small and thin as the M7-II but this has a giant bulge in the back? Just curious. I'm sure there's a good reason.

Link | Posted on Sep 20, 2016 at 14:32 UTC as 108th comment | 1 reply
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AngularJS: The article says the Sony a6300 has high rolling shutter effect too, but I don't remember another DPR article with a title "Don't get ahead of yourself: Sony A6300 rolling shutter test". So now I guess the rolling shutter will be as important as DR? ;) Why no Nikon D5 rolling shutter test?

Seems to me like the 5D in general is getting a ton of attention, because it's such an important line. Maybe the most important pro digital camera all time in terms of popularity, and the one that kicked off a indie filmmaker revolution. Its no conspiracy to give it a bit of extra attention.

But it's true DPReview doesn't really know what it's talking about with video stuff, because they aren't video shooters, and this test was pretty sloppy.

Link | Posted on Aug 28, 2016 at 18:07 UTC

Leica is singlehandedly stoking class unrest.

Link | Posted on Jul 22, 2016 at 01:58 UTC as 9th comment | 1 reply

I tried to do this for half an hour before giving up. Apparently you need Internet Explorer to even do this, which doesn't run on Macs anymore. You shouldn't need an engineering degree to escape the half baked functionality of the camera itself. The store is a mess and Sony's photo upload implementation is an utter mess. Currently you can only upload a terrible compressed jpeg to your phone over WIFI. Come on Sony.. open the camera up to third party developers and give us some decent options!

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2016 at 14:46 UTC as 2nd comment | 3 replies
On article Crossing the Bridge: Canon XC10 Review (260 comments in total)

You guys were much too delicate with this monstrosity. "Not so good for: photographers who require RAW file support" .. What is this, 2003? How did the A6300, which seemed to fall from the heavens, only score 5 percentage points higher? It's half the price with 10x the features, and a nicer image to boot, for both stills and video! This emerged like a hot turd from the depths of hell, and will soon return whence it came.. Canon really needs to get it together, but they obviously are not aware of the internet, or they would have fixed their broken product development culture by now. It's amazing to watch them blow their massive video lead with disappointment after disappointment.

smh

Link | Posted on Apr 8, 2016 at 16:13 UTC as 85th comment | 10 replies

This is only secondarily a photo camera, which explains the lukewarm responses on this forum. The video spec is amazing for the price. But if you buy just as a photo camera, it doesn't make much sense.

Link | Posted on Mar 29, 2016 at 18:42 UTC as 60th comment

That's huge. I just wish they worked with Nikon lenses. I have the 18-35 and was looking at the 24-105 for my A7s.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2016 at 19:59 UTC as 75th comment
On article Studio tests and samples: Leica SL (beta) (754 comments in total)

Tried this at Photoplus last week. What a joke. So heavy and bulky. What's the point of mirrorless if you're not saving in these areas? I would not buy this for $500, let alone whatever ungodly sum they're asking for it.

Leica is really the new stupidity tax.

Link | Posted on Oct 29, 2015 at 13:31 UTC as 51st comment | 4 replies
On article A lot to Leica? Hands-on with the Leica SL (Typ 601) (1495 comments in total)

What a stupid camera.

Link | Posted on Oct 21, 2015 at 05:13 UTC as 293rd comment

That low light test is not useful. In a contrasty environment like that you'd want to use S-Log 2 and grade it to preserve highlight and shadow detail. It would give another two or three stops of dynamic range. This is like showing a JPEG and implying it's the best a camera can do, and not even mentioning RAW.

Link | Posted on Aug 12, 2015 at 02:08 UTC as 7th comment
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