Michael - Visual Pursuit

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Wildabobalore: Absolute night and day difference. I've been super pleased with the capabilities of the R, but the improvement is definitely appreciated and works excellently.

There is no way of stabilizing tilt/shift lenses internally, physics apply.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2019 at 06:57 UTC
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KraKaj: I hope it will fix my buffer problem: with a 300 mb/s genuine Sony sd card when i use fast shooting mode, the eos R freezes for a couple of seconds, with the little red light always on. It's quite annoying. Anyone with the same problem?

RAW + JPEG *and* digital lens optimizer active?
Last point is why.

Link | Posted on Sep 27, 2019 at 06:51 UTC
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(unknown member): Forgive me to not have read all 63 comments so far...
1. if a company can survive with this kind of prices for a smårtphóne flashlight - cool, no matter what crappy Godox A1 came out 2 years ago and looks dull, ugly and cheap :D
2. Maybe someone needs to tell Profoto that smårtphónes are not just iphónars? No, we don't tell them. They're just so comfy since 1 year with their "iPhone 7 and newer" app which is just disappointing, but hey, as long as these things sell like crazy...

PF stands for Profoto, sorry if that confused you.

Check the light from the Godox V1 - they indeed deliver with their head what Profoto only promises. The grooves on the Profoto A1 fresnel lens are to pronounced to generate the soft fall-off Profoto promises. Godox on the other hand delivers as promised - at a quarter of the price.

Same with these now - Profoto blows it with the price. And doesn't deliver matching value.

Link | Posted on Sep 21, 2019 at 14:48 UTC
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(unknown member): Forgive me to not have read all 63 comments so far...
1. if a company can survive with this kind of prices for a smårtphóne flashlight - cool, no matter what crappy Godox A1 came out 2 years ago and looks dull, ugly and cheap :D
2. Maybe someone needs to tell Profoto that smårtphónes are not just iphónars? No, we don't tell them. They're just so comfy since 1 year with their "iPhone 7 and newer" app which is just disappointing, but hey, as long as these things sell like crazy...

The PF version is the same size and form, the same control layout - just black. And that black makes it tenfold in price. The lightformers for the PF are not included either, are they?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2019 at 13:47 UTC
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Verto: The idea is great... the prices out outrageous. You can buy a canon DSLR and flash for $499. I expect a Godox version for $89 max.

Godox also announced the R1 and R1 plus the same day as PF came out with their rip-off.

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2019 at 06:29 UTC
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IamJF: Godox R1 & RF1:
http://www.godox.com/EN/Products_Continuous_R1_RF1.html

Gives you thoughts who really makes the PF version.
It certainly doesn't say "made in Sweden".

Relabel, paint black and mark-up 900%?

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2019 at 06:26 UTC
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(unknown member): Forgive me to not have read all 63 comments so far...
1. if a company can survive with this kind of prices for a smårtphóne flashlight - cool, no matter what crappy Godox A1 came out 2 years ago and looks dull, ugly and cheap :D
2. Maybe someone needs to tell Profoto that smårtphónes are not just iphónars? No, we don't tell them. They're just so comfy since 1 year with their "iPhone 7 and newer" app which is just disappointing, but hey, as long as these things sell like crazy...

Go check the Godox R1 - just released. You get ten of these for the price of one Profoto.....

Link | Posted on Sep 19, 2019 at 06:22 UTC
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Leaf shutter, finally fast enough..... and then no hot shoe. Bummer.

Link | Posted on Sep 9, 2019 at 11:49 UTC as 8th comment

"Accidentally". Yeah, right.

It will come with a nice "Duke Nukem forever" badge, and a voucher that gives you 20% off on a Nikon DL.

Link | Posted on Sep 4, 2019 at 06:59 UTC as 6th comment | 1 reply

Will it come with default privacy? Or will it require registration, an account, access to location data and my files to learn how I use the camera - again?

User registration, combining that with device serial number and geolocation to harvest personal activity profiles and timelines - or help the NSA by geofencing to perform targeted espionage.

Link | Posted on Aug 19, 2019 at 16:36 UTC as 3rd comment

Do they still require a mandatory account and forced access to your GPS position as a prerequisite for accessing your camera via the app?

Geofencing industrial espionage, that is......

Give us a simple app that doesn't require an account or access to GPS locations, and doesn't try to give GoPro access to our files, and we may talk.

The way it is now, GoPro poses a massive security risk for users.

Worst thing is that this wasn't to be expected when buying equipment in the past. When I bought my Hero Black, the app just worked. Then suddenly the update came, sabotaging access to my camera unless I gave in and registered an account.
Which I didn't.

They didn't leave a choice of opting in or out. Inacceptable, and still unfixed.
Sorry folks, unless you fix that you will never again make money with me.

Link | Posted on Aug 2, 2019 at 13:24 UTC as 9th comment

I wouldn't dare to call this medium format.
That's just crop.

Still miss the full medium frame square format.

Link | Posted on Jun 19, 2019 at 15:14 UTC as 31st comment | 9 replies
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vincent0923: Wow. Just read the news about DJI may get banned too. Trump is for sure making the Chinese brands famous again. Many people will now come to know huawei and dji, and when the trade war ends , their sales will explode thanks to Trump's free advertising.

Mariano Pacifico: They target the agricultural stuff because the US has little industrial stuff worth exporting.

Link | Posted on May 22, 2019 at 18:36 UTC
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lightandaprayer: The most obvious competitor to the Profoto is the Quantum Trio. I haven't compared them spec-for-spec but the Trio has a larger parabolic flash head, a definite plus over the A1X. The Trio MSRP is $951.

Photographers looking at these strobes are generally pros who are already invested in the systems and who are accustomed to paying for quality lighting. Godox aims for a totally different market. Godox strobes should be considered disposable if anything goes wrong with them. . . A fact that doesn't appear to bother many people since price seems to be the driving factor in the purchasing decision.

Check out this wonderful video, and note how important the smooth fall-off of the V1 round head even with accessories is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=av7lJ4NIsKU

They also are able to show all their lights and their settings, because they don't need to cheat with added B1 units or tacky effects ("Ooooh, dragons, who would have thought...?")

Link | Posted on May 19, 2019 at 10:45 UTC
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jonby: 20 channels up from 8. I admire Profoto's optimism. I'll be very surprised if I ever find myself in the vicinity of more than 8 people able to afford this gear.

And then.... Godox offers 32 channels with 99 IDs for every channel....

Link | Posted on May 16, 2019 at 20:40 UTC
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lightandaprayer: The most obvious competitor to the Profoto is the Quantum Trio. I haven't compared them spec-for-spec but the Trio has a larger parabolic flash head, a definite plus over the A1X. The Trio MSRP is $951.

Photographers looking at these strobes are generally pros who are already invested in the systems and who are accustomed to paying for quality lighting. Godox aims for a totally different market. Godox strobes should be considered disposable if anything goes wrong with them. . . A fact that doesn't appear to bother many people since price seems to be the driving factor in the purchasing decision.

Check this: https://www.visualpursuit.de/_no/show/GodoxV1_Zoomsteps.png There are numerous other websites showing that the profoto projects the shape of the flash tube onto the subject. It isn't just HSS, it is TTL as well.

Link | Posted on May 16, 2019 at 20:33 UTC
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lightandaprayer: The most obvious competitor to the Profoto is the Quantum Trio. I haven't compared them spec-for-spec but the Trio has a larger parabolic flash head, a definite plus over the A1X. The Trio MSRP is $951.

Photographers looking at these strobes are generally pros who are already invested in the systems and who are accustomed to paying for quality lighting. Godox aims for a totally different market. Godox strobes should be considered disposable if anything goes wrong with them. . . A fact that doesn't appear to bother many people since price seems to be the driving factor in the purchasing decision.

Godox delivers the light Profoto only promises to deliver - but doesn't.
Profoto can't zoom with remote control, because their zoom is only manual.
Fasten seat belts: They applied for a patent for this birth defect!

So, if light quality is your main objective, then Godox is what you should buy.

Profoto cannot convert TTL to clearphrase manual levels, Godox can.
So, if you want more control over your devices than relative offset compared to the last shot, you should buy Godox.

And if you want to fire OCF flash from a Pentax, Olympus, Fuji, Panasonic, Leica...... then Profoto has nothing to offer.

Would you want to use your old system flash units along the new one until they die? A Godox X1R receiver will do that for Canon and Nikon flavor flash units. Profoto can't help you.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2019 at 19:18 UTC
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MikeRan: How come I can’t find a guide number? How powerful is this flash?

Sal Cincotta is a paid advertiser, as he correctly points out, and he is comparing a conventional fresnel head. He already cheated in his original videos on the A1 with several B1 heads added, and this is just as misleading.

The A1 still shows the shape of the flash tube. Not as prominent as regular fresnel heads, but still there. The Godox V1 doesn't. It delivers what the Profoto only promises.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2019 at 19:08 UTC
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GRUBERND: trying to catch up with Godox..
did Profoto also fix the bad light pattern from the A1?

Not true. I received the Godox V1 last week.
Profoto didn't fix the fresnel, so the A1X will show the same bad lighting.

Link | Posted on May 15, 2019 at 18:59 UTC

Translation: We failed, we have no ideas, and we fold. Damn you, Putin.

Link | Posted on May 14, 2019 at 21:36 UTC as 11th comment
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