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#41 DeanB

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Posted 15 April 2012 - 10:33 AM

[quote name='SimonSpear' date='Apr 15 2012, 07:19 PM'

If we are all shooting RAW in a couple of years time then MWB does become moot, but for anyone right now not employing a colourist or just handing over footage ungraded it is still an essential function to get it as right as possible in camera IMO.
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Agreed... I try to get it as close as, well, I think is right 'in camera' ... Although sometimes I do get it wrong (I know it's hard to imagine) ... So anyone with a half decent colour grading feature in their software can get around this... As you have mentioned shooting DSLR underwater can be tricky especially going from macro to wide without lens changing... Then again I suppose that will be a prob with the FS700? We need a new EX7 100mbps 4:4:2 and 240fps etc etc :P

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 12:13 AM

Yeah the FS700 will have the same problems with WA to macro and macro shooting in general. There is talk of powered zoom lenses being introduced, but when that will be and what lenses they are has not been mentioned. The biggest hurdle I've found with a prime lens for macro is repositioning and framing. Once you've got settled and waited for your subject to get happy with you being there you don't necessarily then want to have to keep moving your rig around to reframe which is so easy to do with a decent zoom, but a huge hurdle to overcome without. But hey like Wagsy says if it is 4k we can maybe just crop and zoom in post!! :P

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:35 AM

But hey like Wagsy says if it is 4k we can maybe just crop and zoom in post!! :P


Absolutely! Ive been doing this since my A1 days and especially with the limited macro of the EX1... So 4k will open up a whole new box of 'crop' possibilities :)

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 08:25 PM

I've only cropped one shot in my whole life. What resolution did you crop your A1 footage to Dean?

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:42 PM

I've only cropped one shot in my whole life. What resolution did you crop your A1 footage to Dean?


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 01:53 PM

I've only cropped one shot in my whole life. What resolution did you crop your A1 footage to Dean?


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 08:31 PM

[vimeohd]40369782[/vimeohd]

NEX-FS700/Alpha 70-400mm, using a LA-EA2 A-mount adapter with SLT phase-detection AF seems to work pretty well, tracking a dog running toward the camera. There are rumors that a new 70-400mm is coming this fall.

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 10:05 PM

The only issue is that the A mount adapter won't probably fit any housings built for the FS100/700. No one is going to cater for the adapter, which leaves one with only E mount.

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 01:51 PM

The metabones smart EF adapter is getting rave reviews and it should work with the FS700, but I doubt that it has been tested yet....

I use a variety of dumb adapters with my FS100. I have a dumb EF which I use for my Samyang lenses (8mm FE, 35mm, 85mm and they make a 14mm which I've not got but it could be great UW). I've also got a dumb Pentax K mount which I use old Pentax lenses with and I have a dumb Canon FD mount and a couple of old FD mount lenses. Obviously any manual lenses would need additional controls, but for the price some of them are stunning!

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 02:28 PM

[vimeohd]40369782[/vimeohd]

NEX-FS700/Alpha 70-400mm, using a LA-EA2 A-mount adapter with SLT phase-detection AF seems to work pretty well, tracking a dog running toward the camera. There are rumors that a new 70-400mm is coming this fall.



Lovely film Andrew :)

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 05:17 PM

It just dawned on me that my initial is the same as Andrew Young. Unfortunately, Sony would NEVER let me play with their pre-production toy. :)

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:02 PM

It just dawned on me that my initial is the same as Andrew Young. Unfortunately, Sony would NEVER let me play with their pre-production toy. :)


:) Oh well ... Nice film anyhow :)

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:10 PM

:) Oh well ... Nice film anyhow :)

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LOL,

On a completely different tack, what camera did the NHU lend you for the stoney shoot?

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 03:44 PM

LOL,

On a completely different tack, what camera did the NHU lend you for the stoney shoot?


Sadly Jonny "Because of the unique way the BBC is funded" I was the 'expert advisor' and general pike spotter :)

Scott Tibbles was the shooter and he used an EX1/Nano/Gates set up ... Nano set on 100mbps 4:2:2

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 02:49 PM



Nice vid about the FS700 with what looks like the Amphibico FS100 housing in the foreground.

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 09:07 AM

I know the Amphibico Genesis housing is out for the FS100. Unfortunately the FS700 is larger. No cross use!

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Posted 22 April 2012 - 03:18 PM

That is a pain, they look pretty much identical

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:32 AM

There's a side by side pic in this report:

http://frankglencair...the-sony-fs700/

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:12 PM

Bloody hell, heaps bigger

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:52 AM

LOL size matters when you try to cram more crap(err features) into a camera!

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