Irakly Shanidze

Irakly Shanidze

Lives in United States Grosse Pointe, United States
Works as a creative
Has a website at www.shanidze.com/en
Joined on May 21, 2004
About me:

I am a founder of International Academy of Photographic Arts that provides
online classes and live workshops in fine art photography ith an emphasis on creative approach and lateral thinking in the US, Canada, Western Europe and Russia.

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Irakly Shanidze: sooo, what's the write speed? :)

Are you sure? 1300x is 200MB:sec if I’m not mistaken. This is higher than their posted read speed and definitely more than the disclosed 60MB/sec minimum sustained write speed.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2018 at 05:04 UTC
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danielw2599: Hope they advertise the write speed more clearly than they did at Lexar.

Ironically, the only card that has never failed me with 4K UHD 10-bit ProRes HQ is Lexar 2000x. Not a single dropped frame ever.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2018 at 00:49 UTC
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Sacher Khoudari: Ugly name, "Lexar" was sexier.

But I hope they succeed! We all rely on robust and fast cards :)

Usually the bad branding is a recipe for disaster later on. Bad branding on this level could mean only two things: either they do not understand its importance, or they do not have means to pay for it. Both are equally bad, as the first one means they do not understand their market, while the second one signals the lack of capital.

Link | Posted on Feb 25, 2018 at 00:22 UTC
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danielw2599: Hope they advertise the write speed more clearly than they did at Lexar.

the main disclosure is "5. Video Performance Guarantee enabled to ensure video recording at 65MB/sec minimum sustained write speed.", which means, it is good only for compressed 4K and ProRes HQ 1080p.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2018 at 18:52 UTC
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Irakly Shanidze: sooo, what's the write speed? :)

At least 95MB/sec. BlackMagic Design speed test is a good reference.
In my experience, 90MB/Sec is barely enough for ProRes LT. 80MB/sec is good only for compressed in-camera recording. Do not even think shooting 4K via HDMI to a card this slow.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2018 at 16:37 UTC
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Irakly Shanidze: sooo, what's the write speed? :)

...which makes them unusable for 4K 10-bit ProRes HQ recording :(

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2018 at 15:42 UTC
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danielw2599: Hope they advertise the write speed more clearly than they did at Lexar.

lol, check the web site. only the read speed posted.

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2018 at 07:40 UTC

sooo, what's the write speed? :)

Link | Posted on Feb 24, 2018 at 07:35 UTC as 12th comment | 6 replies

Awesome. There are a few places on the body that come to mind where electrode placement would be ideal.

Link | Posted on Feb 20, 2018 at 22:37 UTC as 102nd comment
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ozturert: Batis 25mm f2.0 is already excellent.

Loxia lenses were not meant specifically for you, which, almost did not have to be mentioned :). They were conceived as universal lenses for stills and motion for those people who do both. No, Loxia lenses do not have focus breathing.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 20:00 UTC

I would be concerned to have these phones being used by employees of some government agencies and people who could be used as sources for industrial espionage, but for the rest of us here in the US having a Chinese big brother watching is utterly inconsequential.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 18:27 UTC as 13th comment
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ozturert: Batis 25mm f2.0 is already excellent.

There is no such thing as autofocus in cinematography, whether you like it, or not. AF lenses with manual focus capability are focused "by wire", which is not as precise as focusing with a helicoid, and does not have hard stops. It makes use of the follow focus cumbersome and unreliable. Loxia lenses were conceived with motion picture in mind.

Link | Posted on Feb 16, 2018 at 17:08 UTC
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Jonathan371: Is Loxia Latin for "would be great if autofocus" ?

not only for those who want to have fun, but also for cine use

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 19:23 UTC
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ozturert: Batis 25mm f2.0 is already excellent.

Batis lenses are focus-by-wire, this is not good for cine applications. Loxia are manual, allowing precise focusing with follow focus.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 19:21 UTC
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Irakly Shanidze: I wish they made the Loxia line for Leica SL too...

Loxia lenses are optically excellent, in many ways on par with M lenses, and they are more convenient for video because of the declick function and transmit all lens data into the camera. Most M lenses are too short for the follow focus and matte box to fit together, and even 6-bit coding transmits only the focal length, but not the distance and aperture value.

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 19:18 UTC
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alextardif: Queue in the usual nonsense:

- No AF - oh no!
- Only F2.4 - why, why soooo slow???
- 52mm front thread - Zeiss backed themselves into a corner!
- There's already Batis 25 - we don't need another 25!
- Too close to 21mm Loxia... booo!
- Wish it was 15mm, 28mm, XXmm... - this 25mm is not for me!
- It's SOOOO big and heavy, should be 100gm and a pancake since it's mirrorless - what is Zeiss thinking!

All while 99% haven't ever touched any of the Loxias, let alone tried using one.

There is one little thing called image quality, which is supposed to come before the size, weight, autofocus and a filter thread diameter. Once you get interested in that part, maybe Zeiss will get interested in you :)

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 00:05 UTC
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Irakly Shanidze: I wish they made the Loxia line for Leica SL too...

M system does not need Loxia lenses, but SL does.

BTW, I am still wondering why Leica discontinued an excellent 2.8/24. Incidentally, it is also smaller than Loxia :)

Link | Posted on Feb 15, 2018 at 00:00 UTC

I wish they made the Loxia line for Leica SL too...

Link | Posted on Feb 14, 2018 at 16:33 UTC as 22nd comment | 4 replies
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Just Another Photog: I priced this out at B&H last night. To spec out the camera as shown in the promotional material would cost between $12,900 for HD only to about $45,00- if you want to shoot 4K. You see the regular HD lenses will not cover the entire, albeit small sensor. The EF lenses will, but then you loose the benefits of the eng camera, and the benefits of the lens design (constant focus when zooming).

I’m afraid BM is over stating the value of the camera by taking the RED approach of having to add so much to the body to make it work as advertised.

Shame. I was ready to order. Now it looks like Red is the best deal, or continuing to use DSLRs..

Come on now, mount Leica 4/35-70 ROM lens and enjoy benefits of parafocal design with constant aperture for $1000.

Link | Posted on Feb 12, 2018 at 00:44 UTC

Bravo! Next step is to do it in Apple Numbers :)

Link | Posted on Jan 23, 2018 at 07:43 UTC as 4th comment
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