marike6

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On article Red Digital Cinema releases Scarlet-X (117 comments in total)
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makofoto: But for most folks, if you need to shoot (a lot of) video, USE A VIDEO CAMERA. Shooting a lot of out-of-focus DSLR video doesn't look good. What's the point of having "cinematic" limited depth of field if you draw the viewer out of the story by having soft shots?!

Even the 300C making-of video, shot on DSLR's has soft shots ... look at it full screen, and this was by a professional crew.

There are wonderful affordable video cameras out there, like Canon's XF100/105 or XF300/305

I think your confusing shallow DOF with "soft shots". With shallow DOF a cinematographer can isolate the parts of the frame that are important to the story.

As small sensor video cam like the Canon XF100, are great for weddings/events, but they offer less creative possibilities than large sensor cinema style cameras that they film motion pictures on.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2011 at 20:07 UTC
On article Canon announces seven EF Cinema lenses (68 comments in total)
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RPJG: "Each lens supports 4K (4096 x 2160 pixels) resolution"

What does that mean - do Canon sell many lenses that *don't* support such resolutions, especially given the number of pixels on heir DSLRs?

Overpriced? Why does a Sony F3 offer such a resolution at 60p? No, and it's in the same price range. And there are much lower specified cameras costing 2 to 3 x's the price of the Canon C300.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2011 at 19:59 UTC
On article Canon announces seven EF Cinema lenses (68 comments in total)
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Roland Karlsson: I think the secret to the prices is that it shall be possible to focus without the FOV changing and it shall be possible to zoom without the focus changing. Thats why they are so expensive - and thats why they are so long. It takes lots of glass and mechanics to achieve those requirements.

@malcolm82 Motorized zoom and focus? These are not toy digicam lenses. These are professional cine lenses similar to the excellent cine lenses made by Fujinon, Cooke, and Zeiss which are the industry standard. None of these will be obsolete any time soon, if ever.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2011 at 19:46 UTC
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larrytusaz: Price aside, this here is exhibit A in why d-SLRs shouldn't have video. Cameras like this prove it: the equipment for video already exists, with large sensors mind you, & we photographers would like our still imaging devices left ALONE. You don't hear me complaining about how this thing apparently can't take good photos, or that the ergonomics of it don't suit that task. What business is that of mine? This device is for VIDEO & I respect that boundary, if only videographers would understand the same thing per our d-SLRs.

I applaud this. I don't advocate that Canon can't make good video cameras & still cameras, and printers too, but a device should know its place & STAY there. I buy d-SLRs for images, not YouTube clips.

When you have the cinematographers of Black Swan using a Canon 7D and hundreds of excellent indie videographers sharing their work done on 5D MkII's on Vimeo, the fact that you want a DSLR just for stills is meaningless. I want my saxophone to play only jazz, but other styles of music exist. Creativity knows no bounds. You want to think inside a small, predefined box that's your business.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2011 at 17:15 UTC
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getman: So, if compared to what 5DM2 has been offering for years, what do we get for the extra ~$17.5k? (only to speak of really important options) Some more ISO, HD-SDI output, some "rolling shutter reduction", built-in ND's and PL mount option? Did I miss something?

Way more frame rates, a real viewfinder and not a makeshift solutions like an HDMI field monitor, or a Z-finder, and a PL mount model so you can use Zeiss and Cooke PL lenses.

Link | Posted on Nov 4, 2011 at 12:05 UTC
On article Video Interview: Vincent Laforet (52 comments in total)
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shaocaholica: I really like where the industry is headed but Reverie was pretty crappy. I don't know why they keep talking about it.

@shaocaholia The D90, a fine camera, coming only 2 weeks before the 5D Mk II. Comparatively, the D90 is not nearly as capable of a video camera as the 5D Mk II. The D90 basically shoots video in auto mode with no ability to alter exposure, except exposure compensation. So it may have beaten the 5D Mk II to the punch, but Nikon didn't implement video in any serious way on that camera.

Link | Posted on Nov 3, 2011 at 03:17 UTC
On article Fujifilm updates firmware for X10 compact (47 comments in total)
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straylightrun: How about another firmware update to improve the AF for the x100?

And more importantly, will Fujifilm ever publicly acknowledge the x100's common sticky blade problem?

My X100 had no such problem, nor did my mates camera, so I'm not sure how common this "sticky blade" problem is.

Link | Posted on Nov 2, 2011 at 16:16 UTC
On article Fujifilm releases FinePix REAL 3D V3 viewer (36 comments in total)
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metalized: 3D is for the next generation. Older people as usual will resist changes and won't like it, simply because they afraid that their current skill in 2d will someday be ignored by people.

You have luddites of all ages, but hopefully most will see 3D for what it is: a gimmick.

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2011 at 23:15 UTC
On article Fujifilm releases FinePix REAL 3D V3 viewer (36 comments in total)
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gskolenda: Fuji, missed the boat again in my opinion, They could have captured a whole other market, and added value to their supposed targeted market, by simply giving you a battery option. Many, many people that shoot video, with the higher end DSLR's and even the M4/3 and now the newer mirrorless cameras would love to use this as a monitor with one of the above mentioned cameras.

Too bad

People shooting HDSLR video already have such a screen: an HDMI monitor. The Fuji screen has an HDMI input so there is no reason it couldn't be used as a field monitor.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Monitors/ci/16501/N/4279260858+4278628929

Link | Posted on Nov 1, 2011 at 23:08 UTC
On article Just posted: Fujifilm X10 hands-on preview and video (69 comments in total)
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Juraj Lacko: Yet another dissapointment coming from fuji. I remember my first excitement and sudden huge dissapointment when I was reading som time ago about promising nx100 and finding out the lens was fitted. Is it so hard for fuji to make it lens interchangeable camera rather than slaping on their lens? I won't be buying fitted lens camera ever again. I want to make a lens choice myself.

Fuji's EBC coated Fujinon lenses are some of the best lenses in all of photography. What's not to like about a 28-112 f2-2.8 zoom?

Link | Posted on Oct 30, 2011 at 11:02 UTC
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marike6: The design looks like an old iPod Nano but with a bigger screen. Being influenced by Apple is one thing, copying it another. Zeiss lens, that pretty cool. To bad it's a phone, but I guess the line between the 2 devices continues to be blurred.

The 2nd generatino iPod Nano. It's the same rectangle with curved sides. Exactly. Same aesthetic.

http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1353#ipodnano2

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2011 at 18:01 UTC
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BBnose: Look like an enlargement of iPod Nano? Hey! Nokia. Don't copy Apple design.

He's right, it is a rip-off of the iPod Nano design. How old the Nano is is not relevant at all. Photoaztec understands design perfectly well. It's a straight copy of the Apple devise.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2011 at 17:57 UTC
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jmmgarza: Talk about a niche market lens.

By the way, why don't many of you nerdy posters show your mug. I guess... you only like to be on one side of the camera. Too bad. Show your face!

@Josh152 HDSLR video shooters prefer MF lenses. No serious videographer uses AF when shooting. It's not photographers "clinging" to their MF lenses, it's professional indie videographers using cameras like 5D Mk II or 7D who will buy such a lens. The Zeiss ZE and ZF lenses are 1/3 the price of Ziess CP Cine lenses and are dedicated EF and F mount so they don't require adapters. No. Zeiss sells these lenses by the boatload and it's not just still photographers who are their market.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2011 at 14:24 UTC
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peterwr: A quick question I've never managed to get an answer to: does anyone here know, officially how come Zeiss don't make these manual lenses for Sony cameras? It would seem logical, given their tie-up.

@Fletch50mm It's really too bad that Sony has discontinued the A900. Such a nice body. Either they are out of the FF game, or some new FF model in the works.

Link | Posted on Oct 28, 2011 at 13:55 UTC
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jmmgarza: Talk about a niche market lens.

By the way, why don't many of you nerdy posters show your mug. I guess... you only like to be on one side of the camera. Too bad. Show your face!

Niche? Yes, because only a select few light fast wide angle lenses (Note sarcasm). It's not a niche market if they are extremely popular lenses, which the Zeiss are. Not everybody want a lousy zoom.

It's hard to have an avatar when you don't have a cool goatee. :)

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2011 at 20:07 UTC
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JohnMatrix: OK, I'll say it: How much??

For that price it would have to be significantly better than the 24/L II.

Don't know about this one, but many of the Zeiss ZE and ZF lenses are better (sharper, bokeh, well-dampened MF ring) than the Canon and Nikon equivalents. Video shooters love them as the have really smooth MF rings, and nice bokeh, and are bitingly sharp. And they are much cheaper than the great Zeiss CP Cine lenses.

Link | Posted on Oct 27, 2011 at 20:05 UTC
On article Canon USA announces Pixma Pro-1 12-ink A3+ printer (21 comments in total)

I had a feeling Canon would introduce a new professional printer as they are heavily discounting and offering rebates on the Pro9000. When I bought a 5D Mk II a few days ago, I got an offer of a really substantial rebate for the Pro9000. This new one looks much smaller, and significantly better.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2011 at 23:16 UTC as 16th comment

@peatantics - A link to over 50,000 videos on Vimeo using the GoPro.

http://vimeo.com/search/videos/search:GoPro/st/6d54a0a7

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2011 at 20:19 UTC as 6th comment
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peatantics: Don't know if anyone has thought about this yet, but, who is going to see the work done with such a camera? What's next, every one with a fly in part of the same media network called wi-five-r or why fly? That is the first part now for the second part of that question where all those connected users are so busy shooting basically the same stuff, skiing, windsurfing, surfing, biking, o.k. the people and the scenery change but to the remote viewer it all looks the same, so the novelty value is in, the greater the risk, the greater the number of youtube hits. I think someone is go-an-ta die, filming their own death with one of those things strapped to his or her head and soon, if it has not already happened, also think about poor mom or dad or friends and family at the funeral seeing the victim in their final life moment's entry into their journal of discoveries. I see only tears at the extremities of risky business activity. What about YOU?

Who is gonna see the work done with a GoPro? You obviously haven't seen the many serious videos on Vimeo, some of them by professional videographers, using this little camera. If you need a POV shot, or attached to a car for a chase, or the oodles of applications in skateboard, snowboard, skiing films. I like how when people aren't familiar with something, they knock it.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2011 at 20:17 UTC

The design looks like an old iPod Nano but with a bigger screen. Being influenced by Apple is one thing, copying it another. Zeiss lens, that pretty cool. To bad it's a phone, but I guess the line between the 2 devices continues to be blurred.

Link | Posted on Oct 26, 2011 at 19:28 UTC as 20th comment | 8 replies
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