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CheungyDiver

Member Since 26 Nov 2002
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In Topic: Sony A7s 4k with Atomos Shogun in a prototype housing

18 January 2015 - 09:42 PM

Local Camera Store in Singapore selling used cameras. I was offered one 1DC body only - used. Around USD 4K (Excl. 7% for GST). I did not take it as I have two of the Sony A7 series. I doubt its still there now as it was before Christmas.

 

Still new ones are dropping in price. I think once Canon launch the 54 MB DSLR and may be the 5D MIII replacement the 1DC may drop further.

 

Cheers


In Topic: Sony A7s 4k with Atomos Shogun in a prototype housing

16 January 2015 - 04:59 PM

I am missing the 5diii in some situations. Especially with Magic Lantern installed. However I have sold them. Not regretting getting the A7s. It suited my needs. The 1Dc is dropping in price. Around 7k. Used market about 4k. I am very tempted. Then there is the C300. The GH4 is an all rounder. I am happy with it too. All the cameras I mentioned could do fantastic stuff. Just depends on what you prefer really. I think this is the time when shooters really just go out and shoot and make great stories. Cheers David

In Topic: Sony A7s 4k with Atomos Shogun in a prototype housing

14 January 2015 - 07:13 PM

" I've heard that it isn't good...."

I guess you have to define "isn't good" . If you mean consistancy then no.  If you mean the the Sony sensor is not providing good colour then that is not true. This is one sensor from Sony that is good for UW. The low light ability and full sensor readout definitely played a part. On the other hand It is difficult to get consistent UW back ground colour. Any UW video camera for that matter. Especially when combined with video lights.

I have used the A7s for two trips now. For ambient light at the shallows with out video light AWB works. MWB also works well.

If you follow Peter's thread he did a sterling job with some UW light filters and the MBW will at least be more consistant with back ground colour:

 

http://wetpixel.com/...showtopic=54683

 

I am hoping to get a prototype or full production housing for the Shogun. From top side tests this combo is really nice. You could practically shoot in total darkness with a lit match and the scene is still looked okay. Not many Camcorder or DSLR can do that like A7s yet.

 

Cheers

David


In Topic: Sony A7s 4k with Atomos Shogun in a prototype housing

04 January 2015 - 11:30 PM

NP-F970 last over two hours. I was not recordiing all the time. Looking at other alternatives. the F970 sticks out quite a bit.

 

Harder to find SanDisk Pro in Singapore. Samsung seems to dominate and found  in most electronic stores. Yeah I was wondering about the 10 years warranty. In two years never mind ten we will be using 3D holographic NanD chip with Peta bytes :)


In Topic: Sony A7s 4k with Atomos Shogun in a prototype housing

04 January 2015 - 09:40 PM

The little battery that came with the Shogun is not going to last long in a dive. I am using the Sony NP F970 with the Shogun on land. The monitor is pretty power hungry. More so if using spinning disc and raid. Good thing is that the Shogun has many options for batteries including cine batteries with D-tap. 

Tested mine with Samsung 850 pro SSD with 1 TB. Works :)  No need to limit to Scandisk Pro SSDs. Samsung is so confident that this SSD will run and run they offered 10 years warranty!