Cam Eralens

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Cam Eralens: I've owned an A7. It is a piece of junk. Worse video I've ever seen from a camera, no IBIS, ugly, OOC colors, terrible menus, poor focusing and controls, etc. The old oily D600 is a better camera in almost every way possible, including better IQ and ergonomics.

Honestly, if you are considering old cameras, none of these mentioned come close to the NX1, but that is a dead format.

Neither the A6400 nor the XT30 is a bad choice. I'd prefer them with IBIS, but besides that, the are both very good.
If you want a camera for jpegs only then get the T30. Gorgeous colors make you look like a pro.

Sound like you are clueless about the A7. Tons of video artifacts and a bad codec and bit rate. Moire is a real problem as is rolling shutter.
If you want to tell a story, your iPhone is a better solution than lousy A7. Maybe you need to take a beginners class so you can not look so silly.

Link | Posted on Mar 21, 2019 at 12:17 UTC

I've owned an A7. It is a piece of junk. Worse video I've ever seen from a camera, no IBIS, ugly, OOC colors, terrible menus, poor focusing and controls, etc. The old oily D600 is a better camera in almost every way possible, including better IQ and ergonomics.

Honestly, if you are considering old cameras, none of these mentioned come close to the NX1, but that is a dead format.

Neither the A6400 nor the XT30 is a bad choice. I'd prefer them with IBIS, but besides that, the are both very good.
If you want a camera for jpegs only then get the T30. Gorgeous colors make you look like a pro.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2019 at 13:28 UTC as 2nd comment | 3 replies
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cosinaphile: 2 fine machines ,,,,no judgment

Those Sigmas are as sharp as anyone needs on all cameras.
But they are limited on the A6400. With the A6500, and most mFT cameras, you can shoot handheld in many more situations. And in many situations you will get significantly better IQ with a camera that has IBIS. I'll take "just really sharp" vs. "super sharp but ISO12800" any day.
So I'd rather have the A6500 or most mFT vs. the A6400 and T30 because of the greater versatility.

Link | Posted on Mar 15, 2019 at 13:20 UTC
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cosinaphile: 2 fine machines ,,,,no judgment

The A6400 falters when it comes to the Sigma primes. The A6500 has IBIS and the A6400 does not.
Those same lenses work on the slightly smaller mFT sensor (2/3rds of a stop difference). Unless the subject is moving quickly a SIgma 56/1.4 can be used with a 1/10th shutter speed or possibly slower with many less expensive mFT cameras. The Sony would need about a 1/120th shutter speed. Even 1/60th is a full stop difference and 1/30th is 2 stops, but are greater than the 2/3rd stop difference with the sensors. And of course 1/15th gives the camera with IBIS a 3 stop advantage. That's ISO12800 vs. ISO1600.

The same goes with the Fuji and their 56/1.2 lens. Handheld in low light only buys you shallow DoF. IQ is going to suffer. For Cathedrals and museums, and shots under candlelight, you are stuck shooting at over 1/100th hand held.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2019 at 18:39 UTC

That Fuji is great deal. 30.0 fps stills, 200 Mbps bit rate for 4K video, and those gorgeous Fujifilm colors. Eterna for video is simply wonderful.
It also has higher resolution viewfinder and LCD which is nice. Can't fix that with FW. :)

Neither has IBIS though.

Link | Posted on Mar 14, 2019 at 16:13 UTC as 8th comment | 2 replies

I know they make EF mount lenses, but they should have stuck an m43 mount on it and sold it with an m43 "body cap" lens. Then it would still fit in a pocket, still be always useful as a camera, and still could use lenses with other focal lengths and apertures.

Link | Posted on Mar 7, 2019 at 20:10 UTC as 84th comment | 2 replies
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Tom_A: I would like to see a comparison between the output of blackmagic, z6, gh5 and xt3. On the same scene and ideally with the same fixed focal length lens using adapters (moving the smaller sensor camera farther away to captire the same view).
I saw fabulous xt3 output, is the bm better still? More dynamic range maybe?

dpreview tv did this. They found the xt3 was harder to color grade and didn't hold up as well as the GH5. and GH5s.
Sadly, there is no support for the xt3 and almost no good accessories. I tried to find a gimbal that supported the xt3 because it lacks IBIS, and found there were none. They all seem to support Panasonic, Sony and Canon.

Link | Posted on Mar 6, 2019 at 13:05 UTC
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Cam Eralens: Perfect FF camera for the masses.
The jpegs from this camera will look better than from most cameras from other manufacturers. That is all most people want.

Hautedawg,
Your history shows you are a delusion Sony fan boy. Thanks for providing more evidence of your blind zealotry.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2019 at 20:21 UTC
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Cam Eralens: Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, GH5 and GH5s are the 3 best video cameras you can get for under $5000. And 1 is under $2500 and the other 2 are well under $2000. :)

goodgeorge,

You really don't know what you are taking about do you, LOL!!!!
People routinely use speedboosters and F/1.2 primes (=F/0.7) that equal F/1.4 FF lenses. And since the GH5s is very close to FF cameras in low light it ends up being near 2 stops better. And when DoF is an issue, the GH5s is more than 2 stops better in low light.
And of course the infrastructure and accessories are more readily available for the GHx series of cameras (and Black Magic too).

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2019 at 20:18 UTC
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Cam Eralens: Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, GH5 and GH5s are the 3 best video cameras you can get for under $5000. And 1 is under $2500 and the other 2 are well under $2000. :)

A great option, but still not quite as good. The X-T3 is also very close too.
If you check out DVXUSER and other film maker forums, the Z6 seen as a good option, but not quite as nice as a GH5 or GH5 or BMPCC4K

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2019 at 20:04 UTC

Pocket Cinema Camera 4K, GH5 and GH5s are the 3 best video cameras you can get for under $5000. And 1 is under $2500 and the other 2 are well under $2000. :)

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2019 at 19:56 UTC as 9th comment | 9 replies
On article DPReview TV: Canon EOS RP review (356 comments in total)
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Cam Eralens: Perfect FF camera for the masses.
The jpegs from this camera will look better than from most cameras from other manufacturers. That is all most people want.

Yes, the masses look at JPEGs. They don't look at RAW files.
I owned an A7RIII for 6 months and these JPEGs blow the OOC pics from that Sony away. And looking threw the DPR A7III gallery, it is not as good either (plus all those weird lines, yuck).
I am sure it would be easy to cherry pick a couple situations where the Sony might look better (I bet sad Sony fan boys are doing that right now, LOL!!!), overall the Canons look better.

Link | Posted on Mar 5, 2019 at 17:29 UTC
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groogle: Calling the 500 mm f/5.6 a 1000 mm f/11 equivalent is an inaccuracy unworthy of DPReview. The most important thing is the exposure, and that's f/5.6. The fact that you can get better depth of field wide open can only be an advantage at this focal length.

One of many Great Bustard LIES...
"Re: (post by me)...You... make the "Equivalence is just a theory" argument....

As we can all see, I never said that. Great Bustard was lying or at best making up fake quotes. (Though from his history it was an intentional lie)
I said equivalence is a mathematical framework. I am right too.

Want to see GB freak out and go in to LYING mode? Just state the facts, All equivalence is, is a little math for predicting. The answers can be (didn't say always) incorrect, misleading, not helpful, or not accurate.
As for his click bait, It is filled with inaccuracies. Equivalence does NOT always give correct answers. It merely makes calculations/predictions that can be difference actual results.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2019 at 19:21 UTC
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groogle: Calling the 500 mm f/5.6 a 1000 mm f/11 equivalent is an inaccuracy unworthy of DPReview. The most important thing is the exposure, and that's f/5.6. The fact that you can get better depth of field wide open can only be an advantage at this focal length.

Great Bustard always resorts to lying (or false quotes) when defending his zealotry.
Equivalence is a mathematical framework for predicting the results of comparisons andas YOU SAID ""Equivalence does not guarantee..." ... results are wrong sometimes.

BUT YOU LIED (or deliberated misled) when you implied I said "Equivalence is just a theory". I NEVER SAID THAT. I NEVER SAID THEORY, that was someone else.

It does give results that are sometimes wrong, and sometimes correct. It is math for predicting an outcome. That's all. And people have posted examples where it predicted wrong WRONG. Sorry if that hurt you feelings. NO need to go all fan boy and resort to diversions and misleading attack on people.
All equivalence is, is a little math for predicting. The answers can be wrong.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2019 at 18:26 UTC
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Cam Eralens: Someone made a great point below.

Next time there is an article about a 600mm FF lens, it really need to mention that is only equivalent to a 300mm mFT lens.

And does anyone make a sharp 800mm FF lens (any aperture) for under $10,000?

A TC is not a lens (what's next you gonna start cropping too), and you only included a TC with one side of the comparison.
Like I said, if you want to compare with a TC, then you need a total of 1600mm
Good luck!!! LOL!!!!

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2019 at 16:03 UTC
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Cam Eralens: Someone made a great point below.

Next time there is an article about a 600mm FF lens, it really need to mention that is only equivalent to a 300mm mFT lens.

And does anyone make a sharp 800mm FF lens (any aperture) for under $10,000?

StefanD
That is a misleading comparison.
If you want to compare with 2x TCs then you need to come up with something that is 1600mm. Good luck, LOL!!!

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2019 at 15:45 UTC
On article DPReview TV: Canon EOS RP review (356 comments in total)

Perfect FF camera for the masses.
The jpegs from this camera will look better than from most cameras from other manufacturers. That is all most people want.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2019 at 15:15 UTC as 16th comment | 4 replies
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groogle: Calling the 500 mm f/5.6 a 1000 mm f/11 equivalent is an inaccuracy unworthy of DPReview. The most important thing is the exposure, and that's f/5.6. The fact that you can get better depth of field wide open can only be an advantage at this focal length.

Great Bustard, I find it funny you still talk out of both sides of your mouth and often mislead people on equivalence.
Daft Punk is clueless when he says 'IQ and DR going to be identical for an Oly at 200 ISO vs a Sony at 800ISO."
But I bet Great Bustard won't correct him because he frequently spread this false information too.
Equivalence is ONLY a prediction.
To be fair GB does get it right above when he said "Equivalence does not guarantee...". That part is correct.

I'll use the example from above to show how silly Daft Punk looks here. These two cameras are both made for fast output, and though the mFT camera is a few years older it is still a good comparison.
Using DxO, at a measured ISO200 DxO says the EM1/2 has about 12.6EV DR. The A9 at ISO800 has only 11.8. They are not EQUAL.

They are equal when both use a measured ISO200 though. Both are about 12.6 EV. This despite what equivalence predicts.

Sometimes Equivalence predicts right, sometime wrong.

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2019 at 15:05 UTC

Someone made a great point below.

Next time there is an article about a 600mm FF lens, it really need to mention that is only equivalent to a 300mm mFT lens.

And does anyone make a sharp 800mm FF lens (any aperture) for under $10,000?

Link | Posted on Mar 4, 2019 at 14:38 UTC as 37th comment | 8 replies
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AshleyMC: "two versions of the adapter: one that accepts Sigma SA-mount lenses and another that takes Sigma's EF-mount lenses"

NOTE: Sigma's EF-mount lenses -- not Canon's EF-mount lenses, not Tamron's EF-mount lenses, not . . .

It is the same with the MC11, but many use it with Canon EF lenses and Tamron EF lenses.

Sony cripples non native lenses (3FPS limit on A7, etc.), but the MC11 tricks the camera into thinking Global Vision lenses are native. So Canon and Tamron lenses do not work as well. My guess is DFD won't work on Canon/Tamron lenses too. They'll not work as well because they will need to rely on CDAF.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2019 at 13:59 UTC
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