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    Alexa (x) LF + top of the line lenses does put...

    Alexa (x) LF + top of the line lenses does put anyone in the top market. With talent and the right connections that market easily pays for that gear.
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    Those cameras can’t match ARRI color, DR, or...

    Those cameras can’t match ARRI color, DR, or skintones. There’s a few more years before computational camera cellphones take over the high end cinema market (pre-loading for future comments).
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    Try full frame lenses in full frame mode (vs. S35...

    Try full frame lenses in full frame mode (vs. S35 crop):


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THq5c6U2oto
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    Full frame sharp & great color: Leica Thalia and...

    Full frame sharp & great color: Leica Thalia and Cooke S7/i:

    Both lenses (6K sensor camera (vs. the 4.4K sensor of the ARRI: resolve > 6K detail (also for 8K Monstro VV)))
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6-uGBSSaNI

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6-uGBSSaNI
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    Comparing Microphones

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=log0z42L2i8

    https://www.audiotestkitchen.com/

    Perhaps they'll do a recorder / preamp version too.
  7. Good idea re: renting the F8N, perhaps rent an MP...

    Good idea re: renting the F8N, perhaps rent an MP II and try out float (or not, you may not want to record any other way afterwords and end up with an MP 10 II (just need to sell $400 worth of gear...
  8. Scott- the Zooms do indeed sound thinner compared...

    Scott- the Zooms do indeed sound thinner compared to the SD's. Here's the EQ difference I measured (EQ to match the F4 to the MP6):
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  9. You can do targeted color, as well as more...

    You can do targeted color, as well as more general changes + a couple curves:...
  10. Thanks- that's with my custom picture style...

    Thanks- that's with my custom picture style (little or no color post)- hopefully someday Canon (or anyone!) wiil produce great skin tons like this SOOC with factory/default settings (for these small...
  11. np rob & thanks for the feedback! This $39...

    np rob & thanks for the feedback!

    This $39 light is great! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07BBPWKCH/

    The Luma Cube accessories work too (not a perfect fit, but stay on magnetically- no...
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    Canon's latest Picture Style Editor still...

    Canon's latest Picture Style Editor still requires very careful adjustments, however it's good enough to get 'closer to ARRI' looks from Canon DSLRs for JPGs and video (all videos here using a custom...
  13. Thanks for the info- the 35 F2 IS + digital IS...

    Thanks for the info- the 35 F2 IS + digital IS (as seen above) works OK ($100 more than the RF 1.8). Still impressed how well the 24-70 F2.8 II works with digital-only IS.
  14. Dan- a buddy works full time in sound for video...

    Dan- a buddy works full time in sound for video games and film (high end). Years ago when I got the SD USB Pre2 I was curious why he was very vocal about not using SD gear. Something about cost vs....
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    The SL2 is looking pretty good- your thoughts on...

    The SL2 is looking pretty good- your thoughts on stills + video posted so far?



    I Leica Log!



    I read the S1R has 3 layers of filters and the SL2 has 2 (very different types), which sounds...
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    Yeah ML raw showed what was really possible for...

    Yeah ML raw showed what was really possible for video- with 2012 tech! After I optimized color for the 1DX II for video using custom picture styles, I did my best with the C300 II (using built-in...
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    Some good example footage here (mixed good with...

    Some good example footage here (mixed good with over-exposed/questionable post; with proper exposure log should retain bright areas and skin tones at the same time). What's clear is that when exposed...
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    Yeah, > 10x smaller (employees: 1.8K) than e.g....

    Yeah, > 10x smaller (employees: 1.8K) than e.g. Canon (197K) and Panasonic (274K).

    There's a Leica store < .5mi from my home- when I have free time (typically on the weekend), I'll bring this...
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    Canon vs. rest - skin tones / Leica SL2 / ARRI

    I've found Canon stills cameras (not cinema!) have excellent skin tones compared to Sony, Panasonic, and Fuji. While the other brands can do OK in some cases, overall in many different lighting...
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    Just tried out the Leica SL2 with 24-90 2.8-4:...

    Just tried out the Leica SL2 with 24-90 2.8-4: got ~70mm to match the VF. Then I asked the saleslady to try- she got 52mm. I was wearing contact lenses- while glasses 'make the world smaller' (near...
  21. Thread: Leica SL2 camera

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    Just tried the SL2 + 24-90 2.8-4: best VF I've...

    Just tried the SL2 + 24-90 2.8-4: best VF I've ever seen, including high-end ones for cinema cameras. 5 axis IBIS and they said it has phase detect pixels (need to verify online). The continuous AF...
  22. Picked up a $39 point light source with high...

    Picked up a $39 point light source with high CRI/TLCI/Ra > 95 (Ra is important for skin). Works well to fill the face at close range with skin tone friendly light:...
  23. Olympus and Panasonic have shown that sensor IS...

    Olympus and Panasonic have shown that sensor IS can work very well (except perhaps for very wide angle lenses: warpy issues; probably fixable). Given how well Canon's digital IS works, with 6K=>4K...
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    Yup- 50mm! The 80D is .95x which performs the...

    Yup- 50mm! The 80D is .95x which performs the extra magnification to make the viewfinder cropped (matching the 1DX II with the same focal length)- makes sense now. Both the FF and crop cameras see...
  25. Yeah it appears they're using at least 2 preamps...

    Yeah it appears they're using at least 2 preamps (as is the Zoom F6) to get the expanded DR. No need to worry about clipping or elevated noise floor if recording too low- can record jets and...
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