NottsPhoto

Lives in United Kingdom Nottingham, United Kingdom
Works as a Creative director and Photographer
Has a website at www.pageonemedia.co.uk
Joined on Feb 18, 2009
About me:

Creative director and photographer producing corporate photography and videos for brands in the UK and Europe.

Ex Contax, Leica, Nikon, Canon ... Now Fuji.

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It’s almost a bit weird that fuji do not seem to be keen to develop a more Video / cinema style camera in x mount given their cinema lens lineup... and the fact that a lot of the tech and development work which that would need is already pretty mature in the xt-3/4 cameras... load most of the existing video capabilities from those into a non viewfinder body ala the new sony or black magic... add braw / pro res recording...
And some more video centric features like scopes and shutter angle instead of speed... price it at 2 k and we would snap it up.

Link | Posted on Mar 10, 2021 at 15:26 UTC as 28th comment
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robertfel: I haven't seen much about 32-bit float yet. It states it can export the files as 16, 24 or 32 bit. I'm wondering if the they're really "clip-free" with lots of latitude.

@goactive I'm glad they didn't include cheap mics that sound mediocre just to check a box. I end up replacing all included mics with good ones anyway.

@mu7z People could spend a little more on the Zoom F2-BT and have timecode, that would solve any syncing issues. But they'd have an additional expense getting timecode on the camera.

In effect, the manual oversight of the gain and trim will increase the practical dr of the mic as we optimise the gain staging... but that’s almost impossible to do.

A 32 bit recorder can fix that...

And this guy explains how it’s actually doing so in practice...not theory.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mP5H4_HJGAw

Where he originally started with your position.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2021 at 10:21 UTC
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robertfel: I haven't seen much about 32-bit float yet. It states it can export the files as 16, 24 or 32 bit. I'm wondering if the they're really "clip-free" with lots of latitude.

@goactive I'm glad they didn't include cheap mics that sound mediocre just to check a box. I end up replacing all included mics with good ones anyway.

@mu7z People could spend a little more on the Zoom F2-BT and have timecode, that would solve any syncing issues. But they'd have an additional expense getting timecode on the camera.

The sennheiser ew series has a snr of no less than 110db , and with 24 bit capable of 146db, it’s very easy for any issues gain staging to fall out of that..

With 32 bit we gain 50db of headroom, alongside the higher resolution, and thus we can far better recover clean audio if the gain staging is less than optimal through the chain... and that is the practical consideration which makes 32 bit a vast improvement on current 24bit systems, mics which fall inside current 24bit snr limits are easily capable of delivering audio which will blow past the capabilities of the 24 bit recording if the gain staging is sub optimal

And that’s the practical issue that we are able to fix with our F6.

You appear to be saying that mics can’t deliver the bandwidth that 32 is capable of capturing so we don’t need 32...

I don’t need the headroom because I can’t fit the dr from a mic into 24., I want it because the odds on getting optimum gain in our workflow is almost zero.

Link | Posted on Mar 2, 2021 at 09:45 UTC
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robertfel: I haven't seen much about 32-bit float yet. It states it can export the files as 16, 24 or 32 bit. I'm wondering if the they're really "clip-free" with lots of latitude.

@goactive I'm glad they didn't include cheap mics that sound mediocre just to check a box. I end up replacing all included mics with good ones anyway.

@mu7z People could spend a little more on the Zoom F2-BT and have timecode, that would solve any syncing issues. But they'd have an additional expense getting timecode on the camera.

How are we getting a limited signal from the mic???

24 bit isn’t capable of recording the dr or resolution we can get from the mic, and thus with 24 we are going to clip...going to 32 increases the snr to 196 db and the increased bit depth provides superior resolution and keeps the noise floor, (which is an issue with floating point samples due to quantisation issues) down, due to the higher sample rate. Dual ad conversion increases potential snr, but a 24 bit sample rate is the limiter for exploiting that.

Your implication is that a radio mic like the sennheiser pw112 is limiting the dr of the mic so much that it’s not worth recording in 32bit... which is clearly not the case as we are still clipping in 24 bit and the headroom from 32bit will Improve or remove this given a cable or radio mic setup.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2021 at 23:51 UTC
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robertfel: I haven't seen much about 32-bit float yet. It states it can export the files as 16, 24 or 32 bit. I'm wondering if the they're really "clip-free" with lots of latitude.

@goactive I'm glad they didn't include cheap mics that sound mediocre just to check a box. I end up replacing all included mics with good ones anyway.

@mu7z People could spend a little more on the Zoom F2-BT and have timecode, that would solve any syncing issues. But they'd have an additional expense getting timecode on the camera.

So just to be clear, your saying that cause it won’t take full advantage of the 32 bit dr potential.... we should still stick to 24.

That’s like saying you shouldn’t date Beyoncé cause she ain’t kylie, when your going out with Rosie O’Donnel.....

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2021 at 22:17 UTC
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robertfel: I haven't seen much about 32-bit float yet. It states it can export the files as 16, 24 or 32 bit. I'm wondering if the they're really "clip-free" with lots of latitude.

@goactive I'm glad they didn't include cheap mics that sound mediocre just to check a box. I end up replacing all included mics with good ones anyway.

@mu7z People could spend a little more on the Zoom F2-BT and have timecode, that would solve any syncing issues. But they'd have an additional expense getting timecode on the camera.

Radio mics such as our current sennehiser ew112p sets transmit a analogue signal, not digital, the AD converter is in the recorder... it’s not at the transmitter. Soooo.. the f2 uses a 1/8 inch rca jack for input to the recorder... (which btw is a analogue solution..) and the sennheiser ew112 receivers output with the same jack...

So the f2 should work fine with that kit as a recorder of you wanted to remote monitor the audio.

Link | Posted on Mar 1, 2021 at 16:35 UTC
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goactive: No headphone jack on the receiver? and no lav mikes included.
I was just about to buy the Hollyland Lark 150 setup and now after seeing this, I still think I am going to buy the Hollyland Lark 150 as the receiver end has more features and easier to use and has a headphone out and includes the two lav mikes. And easy safety track setup. Also mono or stereo. For only $40 more.

There is a 3.5m jack for output... so if your recording internally, then you can monitor. If your feeding out via usb you can monitor , if your going into the camera just use that.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2021 at 22:05 UTC
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robertfel: I haven't seen much about 32-bit float yet. It states it can export the files as 16, 24 or 32 bit. I'm wondering if the they're really "clip-free" with lots of latitude.

@goactive I'm glad they didn't include cheap mics that sound mediocre just to check a box. I end up replacing all included mics with good ones anyway.

@mu7z People could spend a little more on the Zoom F2-BT and have timecode, that would solve any syncing issues. But they'd have an additional expense getting timecode on the camera.

Rob, you can use a radio mic input into a f2, and monitor the input.

Nice feature with the two tracks, but the savings in workload and risk from 32 bits is so great, that multi mic recording would be better into a f6 if needed than this...

Rode do great mics, we have loads, but they should have gone 32 bit with this product. There relative inexperience on the recording side of things might be an issue for them in developing that mind.

The fact the transmitters also record... is a potential killer USP... if it had been 32 bit.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2021 at 22:01 UTC
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robertfel: I haven't seen much about 32-bit float yet. It states it can export the files as 16, 24 or 32 bit. I'm wondering if the they're really "clip-free" with lots of latitude.

@goactive I'm glad they didn't include cheap mics that sound mediocre just to check a box. I end up replacing all included mics with good ones anyway.

@mu7z People could spend a little more on the Zoom F2-BT and have timecode, that would solve any syncing issues. But they'd have an additional expense getting timecode on the camera.

Doesn't record in 32 bit.

We won’t be buying any gear that isn’t 32 bit going forward... the zoom f2 makes this kit redundant.

Link | Posted on Feb 23, 2021 at 21:36 UTC
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hfolkertsma: Que the haters that don't understand the market this camera and others like it live in. Think Rolex, but with camera's.

I wear a Rolex. I can’t afford this camera.

Just sayin.

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2021 at 10:48 UTC
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mxx: For those of us who are going to use this as our daily shooter, won't the Kevlar surface pick up all sorts of grime?

They assume you will just put it in your safe... 😆

Many years ago I was buying a m4 and I went into some Leica shop in London to get one, and they had a sealed boxed “used” unopened model at a small premium...this long after they had gone out of production but before the whole collectors thing was going nuts..... so I was happy to get it, but I wanted to see the camera to ensure there actually was a camera in the box...

They wouldn’t open it until I had bought the camera.

Or rather the box... cause of course I then asked if there is no camera or it was doa Can I get my money back.. to which the answer was no.🤦. (Cause then it wouldn’t have been “boxed unopened” they came at that time wrapped in cellophane...)

Needless to say an impasse developed, as I didn’t want Schrodinger’s camera.. I wanted an actual camera...

Link | Posted on Jan 22, 2021 at 10:45 UTC

I want one. God knows why. Lockdown must be getting to me.

Link | Posted on Jan 21, 2021 at 23:06 UTC as 115th comment | 2 replies

Subtle.

Link | Posted on Jan 20, 2021 at 11:38 UTC as 6th comment
On article Leica Q2 Monochrom sample gallery (103 comments in total)
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dccberry: As someone who printed professionally in the darkroom for over 30 years, I find these pretty flat and underwhelming for the most part.

Good black and white photography is a lot more than just taking away the colour.

These are pretty abysmal in both content and aesthetic quality imho.

Link | Posted on Dec 24, 2020 at 22:12 UTC

You can probably buy a used Canon F1 for that price....😆

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2020 at 12:21 UTC as 18th comment | 1 reply
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Imager of: How’s this in low light? Would anyone recommend this for a friends wedding I’m shooting next year? Thanks.

Excellent idea, get a brace of these, a arty website, wear a scarf, shoot everything in black and white, post in Snapseed... charge like a wounded rhino.

Kaching!

Link | Posted on Dec 17, 2020 at 12:19 UTC

Ahhh... it’s the old Zenit Photo sniper resurrected from the grave. 🤦

Link | Posted on Dec 11, 2020 at 12:20 UTC as 8th comment
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Michel Savage: Had the Viltrox 23 f1.4. Returned it quickly. Then bought used Fuji 23 f1.4: way too soft at 1.4. Sold it.

My 23 1.4 is pin wide open.. as good as my 90 2.

My canon 35 1.4 otoh wasn’t...

There is clearly quiet a bit more sample variation on fuji than on my previous canon gear... I had a 16 1.4 which was unusable... sent it back got another new... much better.. ( but despite the huge fandom around that lens still not a scratch on the canon 24 1.4... ).

I dunno, I think lenses all have a bit of character, and the joy is in finding something you like and allowing it to lead you in a direction...

Link | Posted on Nov 20, 2020 at 18:41 UTC
On article DPReview TV: DJI Pocket 2 review (33 comments in total)

Thank you, that’s answered quiet a few questions I had around image quality in particular... much better than the other review...

Link | Posted on Nov 12, 2020 at 20:12 UTC as 9th comment
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rubank: OK, looks like a fun gadget.
BUT, what can it actually do that a phone can´t?
(Especially since you need a phone anyway, to see what you´re doing).

The jerkiness/ vibration you see as the bike goes over bumps is typical hi frequency vibration which you get on any gimbal hard mounted to a moving vehicle when it encounters small bumps etc.. gimbals cannot correct for this and the solution is a soft mount to dampen that out, this typically with the bigger ronin is a sort of wire cage with a top and bottom plate which attaches to the vehicle on one side, and the gimbal on the other.

It’s not a issue with the pocket, it’s a typical behaviour of a gimbal when encountering high frequency vibrations.

Link | Posted on Nov 10, 2020 at 20:38 UTC
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