Zakzoezie

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I was one of the patiently waiting Nikon DSLR users who only switched brand for mirrorless in March 2020 ditching all my old Nikon gear, after I evaluated Nikon Z mount system. I list my personal reasons why I switched to Sony. 1) I liked small size and lightweight mirrorless cameras & lenses, even at the cost of slightly lower optical quality that can be partly compensated with SW & lens profiles 2) I could re-use all my SD cards 3) Nikon Z system did not allow me to AF my older D type lenses 4) I liked the availability of a wide range of native branded & 3th party mirrorless lenses since I could not AF my Nikon D lenses. 5) I liked reliable & fast AF tracking, combined with reliable human & animal eye detection 6) I liked the option to have one mount for both APS-C & FF mirrorless with a wide range of native lenses 7) I liked solutions that implemented new and innovative features early on the market 8) Battery life for mirrorless systems improved which allowed comfortable shooting

Link | Posted on Mar 25, 2021 at 13:09 UTC as 22nd comment | 15 replies
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Zakzoezie: Is presented as pocketable camera to do handheld filming, and on adds it shows often the Canon 85mm f1.2 lens. Now since there is still not any kind of stabilization build into this thing, I would like to see the footage of this camera handheld and with the 85mm lens on it ... good luck. Oh yeh, and please don't tell me it is a pro camera intended to be installed on a mega rig and on a rail system, because this camera is NOT advertised like this !

@Alam12 I mostly agree with your last comment ;) Also, that IBIS + ND filter with mirrorless mount would be a challenge because of the very short flange distance, that is pretty certain yes. But "impossible" though, mmmh, I'm not convinced about that. Engineers are smart guys and can solve a lot. But at what cost ? That is always the main question ...

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2021 at 14:43 UTC
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Zakzoezie: Is presented as pocketable camera to do handheld filming, and on adds it shows often the Canon 85mm f1.2 lens. Now since there is still not any kind of stabilization build into this thing, I would like to see the footage of this camera handheld and with the 85mm lens on it ... good luck. Oh yeh, and please don't tell me it is a pro camera intended to be installed on a mega rig and on a rail system, because this camera is NOT advertised like this !

@SteveV4D IBIS is technically certainly possible, but marketing wise not interesting for BM, thus not for the reasons you guys think. The real reason why they will probably never implement IBIS is because BM wants to excel in image quality meaning sensor quality (dynamic range, low noice at low light, etc). All this generates lots of heat and requires decent cooling (to obtain reliable operation), which is way more risky on a sensor with IBIS. That's why Panasonic made 2 versions of GH5: one focusing on best possible IBIS, the other focusing on best possible image/sensor quality. And BOTH have their own values that can be justified. So now you guys know it as well ... It's all marketing driven.

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2021 at 12:14 UTC
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Zakzoezie: Is presented as pocketable camera to do handheld filming, and on adds it shows often the Canon 85mm f1.2 lens. Now since there is still not any kind of stabilization build into this thing, I would like to see the footage of this camera handheld and with the 85mm lens on it ... good luck. Oh yeh, and please don't tell me it is a pro camera intended to be installed on a mega rig and on a rail system, because this camera is NOT advertised like this !

@keisvot But lets end on a positive note: we both agree that the 85mm was not a good choice to use there in the picture, so lets focus on that part :)

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2021 at 12:06 UTC
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Zakzoezie: Is presented as pocketable camera to do handheld filming, and on adds it shows often the Canon 85mm f1.2 lens. Now since there is still not any kind of stabilization build into this thing, I would like to see the footage of this camera handheld and with the 85mm lens on it ... good luck. Oh yeh, and please don't tell me it is a pro camera intended to be installed on a mega rig and on a rail system, because this camera is NOT advertised like this !

@keisvot Again, nobody is interested in any of your quotes, don't you ever get it ?

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2021 at 11:49 UTC
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Zakzoezie: Is presented as pocketable camera to do handheld filming, and on adds it shows often the Canon 85mm f1.2 lens. Now since there is still not any kind of stabilization build into this thing, I would like to see the footage of this camera handheld and with the 85mm lens on it ... good luck. Oh yeh, and please don't tell me it is a pro camera intended to be installed on a mega rig and on a rail system, because this camera is NOT advertised like this !

@Alam12 Canon recently made a EF-R adapter with lots of space for even removable filters (including ND filters) that require more space ... There is simply no technical reason why internal ND filters would not be possible in a BM camera with EF mount !

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2021 at 11:44 UTC
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Zakzoezie: Is presented as pocketable camera to do handheld filming, and on adds it shows often the Canon 85mm f1.2 lens. Now since there is still not any kind of stabilization build into this thing, I would like to see the footage of this camera handheld and with the 85mm lens on it ... good luck. Oh yeh, and please don't tell me it is a pro camera intended to be installed on a mega rig and on a rail system, because this camera is NOT advertised like this !

@SteveV4D Go ahead sharing, and do not forget to share the link to the non-existing Canon 85mm f1.2 IS as well ... LOL

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2021 at 11:38 UTC
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Zakzoezie: Is presented as pocketable camera to do handheld filming, and on adds it shows often the Canon 85mm f1.2 lens. Now since there is still not any kind of stabilization build into this thing, I would like to see the footage of this camera handheld and with the 85mm lens on it ... good luck. Oh yeh, and please don't tell me it is a pro camera intended to be installed on a mega rig and on a rail system, because this camera is NOT advertised like this !

@SteveV4D Correction, the 85mm f1.2 never had an IS version like some other Canon primes did. I guess you just make things up in order to fulfill your own wishes ;) Now you let go ! @keisvot All your quotes go far beyond the interest of anybody, so I will not waste my time on it. BTW, good luck with your preordered camera. Have fun with it ... especially when mounting a 128mm FF equivalent prime on it and shooting handheld footage :) :) :) @Alam12 That internal ND would not be compatible with IBIS is just plain BS. There is no technical reason to assume such a thing. IBIS implementations differ from body to body, depending on the requirements. Of course adding more & strict requirements adds to the cost of the IBIS implementation, and THAT might be an issue for low end indie movie makers. The "wiggle" of switched of IBIS depends again on the implementation quality of the IBIS ... just adding to cost of IBIS. And without IBIS, shooting handheld will show much more jitter/wiggle anyway !

Link | Posted on Feb 19, 2021 at 09:45 UTC
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Zakzoezie: Is presented as pocketable camera to do handheld filming, and on adds it shows often the Canon 85mm f1.2 lens. Now since there is still not any kind of stabilization build into this thing, I would like to see the footage of this camera handheld and with the 85mm lens on it ... good luck. Oh yeh, and please don't tell me it is a pro camera intended to be installed on a mega rig and on a rail system, because this camera is NOT advertised like this !

@Alam12 Exactly, "no cinema camera have ibis", so why put a 85mm lens on it and shoot handheld ? Maybe this could raise the question whether they DID make for once a camera with IBIS implemented, otherwise the advertisement looks pretty ridiculous, isn't it ? And why would a cine camera with IBIS even be so impossible ? Panasonic also made 2 versions of the GH5 for a reason, right ? Why would it not be possible one day BM also makes such an offer ? It is just not clear until we have read all specs and conclude no IBIS is in ... but it was certainly not clear from the advertisement, that's for sure ! BTW, unnatural look of shaking camera depends on several parameters: implementation of IBIS and the used focal length. Wide angle lenses makes IBIS much more sensitive for unnatural look compared to standard or tele lenses. One has always the freedom to switch on or off IBIS depending on the situation.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2021 at 23:55 UTC
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Zakzoezie: Is presented as pocketable camera to do handheld filming, and on adds it shows often the Canon 85mm f1.2 lens. Now since there is still not any kind of stabilization build into this thing, I would like to see the footage of this camera handheld and with the 85mm lens on it ... good luck. Oh yeh, and please don't tell me it is a pro camera intended to be installed on a mega rig and on a rail system, because this camera is NOT advertised like this !

@Samuel Dilworth Again, I would like to see the video footage of this camera handheld and with the 85mm lens on it ... good luck. You know as well as I know the result will not be acceptable footage, it is simply not realistic. You call that "slightly romanticised", and I call it "misleading" marketing. So be it and that's fine for me ...

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2021 at 23:45 UTC
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Zakzoezie: Is presented as pocketable camera to do handheld filming, and on adds it shows often the Canon 85mm f1.2 lens. Now since there is still not any kind of stabilization build into this thing, I would like to see the footage of this camera handheld and with the 85mm lens on it ... good luck. Oh yeh, and please don't tell me it is a pro camera intended to be installed on a mega rig and on a rail system, because this camera is NOT advertised like this !

@kiesvot Furthermore, on the so called "4th picture" only a couple is framed and displayed on the camera back-screen, no indication the operator is changing any settings ... no menu, no parameters, no nothing. So the text written on the product page below this "marketing picture" is clearly not in line with the content of this picture ... that is called "poor & cheap marketing" ! You get that ?

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2021 at 23:09 UTC
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Zakzoezie: Is presented as pocketable camera to do handheld filming, and on adds it shows often the Canon 85mm f1.2 lens. Now since there is still not any kind of stabilization build into this thing, I would like to see the footage of this camera handheld and with the 85mm lens on it ... good luck. Oh yeh, and please don't tell me it is a pro camera intended to be installed on a mega rig and on a rail system, because this camera is NOT advertised like this !

@kiesvot Hilarious ... so you claim people take the camera + 85mm lens off a gimbal every time they change something in the setup, and then put it back onto the gimbal (and eventually re-balance the whole thing) after the setup is changed ? REALLY ? And you claim you know how to use a camera ? REALLY ? Are you working for this company and trying to defend it no matter how ridiculous your comments are ? Or do you own a similar BM camera and are frustrated ? Or are you just plain stupid ? And BTW, I asked the question to SteveV4D whether this picture is what HE meant by "misleading advertising" and afterwards he wrote it himself ! So who are you to quote my comments and mark them as "misleading " while somebody else made this claim ? Makes no sense at all, unless you have really good reasons to defend this company by all means and TRY to knock down any critical comments, which you clearly failed to do ...

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2021 at 22:44 UTC
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Zakzoezie: Is presented as pocketable camera to do handheld filming, and on adds it shows often the Canon 85mm f1.2 lens. Now since there is still not any kind of stabilization build into this thing, I would like to see the footage of this camera handheld and with the 85mm lens on it ... good luck. Oh yeh, and please don't tell me it is a pro camera intended to be installed on a mega rig and on a rail system, because this camera is NOT advertised like this !

@SteveV4D You mean, like the 4th picture of this article where the camera is used handheld with Canon 85mm lens ... is that what you mean by misleading advertising ? Seriously, every marketing guy of every company is keen on misleading people ... and blackmagic design is not different !

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2021 at 14:22 UTC
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Zakzoezie: Is presented as pocketable camera to do handheld filming, and on adds it shows often the Canon 85mm f1.2 lens. Now since there is still not any kind of stabilization build into this thing, I would like to see the footage of this camera handheld and with the 85mm lens on it ... good luck. Oh yeh, and please don't tell me it is a pro camera intended to be installed on a mega rig and on a rail system, because this camera is NOT advertised like this !

@SteveV4D I agree, but the advertisement could have also suggested that they finally implemented some sort of decent IBIS ... which is not the case ! Decent IBIS would allow you to use handheld all nice prime & cine lenses WITHOUT lens stabilization. I also assume that people would be smart enough to know that already ;)

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2021 at 13:31 UTC
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Zakzoezie: Is presented as pocketable camera to do handheld filming, and on adds it shows often the Canon 85mm f1.2 lens. Now since there is still not any kind of stabilization build into this thing, I would like to see the footage of this camera handheld and with the 85mm lens on it ... good luck. Oh yeh, and please don't tell me it is a pro camera intended to be installed on a mega rig and on a rail system, because this camera is NOT advertised like this !

@Samuel Dilworth Please look at the first 2 pictures of their product page :
https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/blackmagicpocketcinemacamera
I repeat: it is advertised to do handheld filming, even equipped with a Canon 85mm f1.2. I also do not see any "standard fare" camera support equipment on these pictures as you suggest. And also, I did not hint that this camera is made to shoot a six-year-old’s birthday party as you suggested. Please read carefully people's comments before you spray BS ! My only claim is that it cannot be used decently in the way it is advertised, that's all. If the camera is designed to be supported by rig or gimbal, then company should advertise it that way ! And I certainly do not dare to say it is a "bad" camera as you suggested ...

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2021 at 12:49 UTC

Is presented as pocketable camera to do handheld filming, and on adds it shows often the Canon 85mm f1.2 lens. Now since there is still not any kind of stabilization build into this thing, I would like to see the footage of this camera handheld and with the 85mm lens on it ... good luck. Oh yeh, and please don't tell me it is a pro camera intended to be installed on a mega rig and on a rail system, because this camera is NOT advertised like this !

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2021 at 10:58 UTC as 17th comment | 34 replies

"... the RSC 2 is a successor to DJI’s Ronin-SC. The updated gimbal is constructed of steel and aluminum, which work to increase rigidity while reducing the overall weight of the unit compared to the Ronin-SC by 35%." This should be: "compared to the Ronin-S by 35%". In fact, the new RSC 2 is with 1,2kg heavier than the 1,1kg of the old Ronin-SC.

Link | Posted on Oct 15, 2020 at 20:08 UTC as 4th comment
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Fotoni: Panasonic shines in video section and pixel shift modes are not bad at all with certain type of photography. They seem to listen customers more than other brands. DPD AF can be strange, but for video it matters little. AF in video is dull, robotic and therefore feels very amateur. Scripted AF is different story, if camera can offer fine enough tuning. Video is mainly for MF because you want to control what people see.

S1H should have true raw video later on via HDMI. I really hope it is a real thing and not line skipping cheating.

"AF in video is dull, robotic and therefore feels very amateur." In most situations in everyday use, AF of modern cameras easily beats any video amateur trying to manually focus. This is exactly why a decent implementation of video AF is so important ... And yes, in rare & specific situations it is easier to simply use manual focus, but that does not justify implementation of inferior AF to cover the majority of cases.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2020 at 07:55 UTC
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Zakzoezie: No word on underperforming video AF ? Anyway, they made the decision to use DFD and this will not change. Too bad because PDAF would have made this camera line technically unparalleled ... Still wonder after all these years of experience with underperforming video AF in MFT system why the hell they repeated the same mistake in FF system ? Unbelievable

Steppenw0lf DFD is based on CDAF priciple which will always require back-and-forward focusing, no matter how well DFD gets implemented, it will never match PDAF based systems ... once people know and understand the principle, yes it gets really painful for Panasonic ! Concerning mobile phones: 1) This market is not a reference at all for MILC market 2) I can understand why in mobile phones they don't use PDAF. CDAF sensor is probably lower cost, and tiny sensors in mobile phones have such large DOF that almost everything is in focus and that back-and-forward focusing does not harm as much (since it is barely visible), compared to large sensor cameras that typically have much smaller DOF. Furthermore, why would mobile phone users care about the AF speed & principle ... as long as the subject gets ultimately in focus they are happy, AF quality is not as critical for them since it is all included in their 200$ phone.

Link | Posted on Feb 18, 2020 at 07:30 UTC
On article Nikon interview: "We’re at a transitional stage" (496 comments in total)
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Zakzoezie: 1) "We’re getting most requests for a pancake. A lot of our Z6&7 customers want to make their system size much smaller, so this is a priority for us." I mean really Nikon ? REALLY ? So why make 5 large & heavy HQ primes and only put 2 pancake lenses on the roadmap ? And why 28mm and 40mm pancakes (iso 20/24/35/50/85) ? That does not show any priority for light & small at all ! You are doing the opposite of what you say in the interview ... 2) To keep Z6&7 small, a second SD card slot would have been perfect. Not only does it keep the camera small, but also provides a much smoother transition for existing DSLR users. How could their marketing department miss this ? Intentional ? 3) They intentionally removed the option for a vertical grip for Z6, Z7 & D780, so cut the crap Nikon ! As a D750 owner, all this leaves me with the question whether Nikon wants to go for success or really wants to go ahead loosing market share and ultimately become a small player ...

Look at Sony & Canon (although Canon only has one f1.8 prime lens at the moment): heavy f1.4-1.2 primes (mainly for professionals) and lightweight f1.8 primes (mainly for amateurs). I mean, even the Sony 24mm f1.4 GM has the same weight as the Nikon Z-mount 24mm f1.8 S ... The small amount of amateurs willing to buy a 50Mpixels camera plus heavy f1.8 primes with highest IQ will not give Nikon enough dollars !

Link | Posted on Feb 17, 2020 at 17:43 UTC
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