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August 20, 2013 at 2:47 pm
A firmware update wont happen. 4K seems to be taking shape in production but its going to be a hard sell to consumers to buy new TV’s. The camera is selling very well so I cant see Canon making any big changes to it. The C100 could use a firmware update or two and has more room for hardware improvements.
Remember how long it took Canon to release the 5D MKIII? The MKII was selling so well they didn’t have to come out with the a new model for what four years.
July 29, 2013 at 11:08 pm
April 7, 2013 at 3:55 pm
The Speed Booster is crazy! A used F3 is a good plan for higher quality all around image. Thats a nice camera but ergonomics are bad and it’s a heavier than an AF-100. Add a PL mount to it & a cine lenses and you wont want to handhold it with out a good rig. On a tripod it’s great! IQ is great. Heck now I want one!!
April 5, 2013 at 3:55 pm
Shifting the magnification display location is a BIG deal. I needed that yesterday with on-camera lines. Had to slip focus from one person to another that was a few feet behind the first talent shooting at f1.8. I actually tried a couple takes using magnification with the talent in the corner. Worked but sure felt weird.
April 2, 2013 at 3:33 pm
The new AF-100a 10 bit isn’t really 10 bit and I like you cant figure out what exactly it is. I have read that it’s dithered but again. What does that mean? I haven’t seen any footage from the new camera yet. I think it’s safe to assume that the SDI out will be better than the original AF-100 but not true 10 bit. That would be amazing if it was.
I have both of the new Vario G X lenses. The 12-35 and the 35-100. These make the AF-100 a new camera. OIS is very good for handheld and the constant 2.8 makes re-framing a breeze. They are very sharp and light. With these two lenses your basically set. I tested them out. Here are a couple of samples from both lenses.
This is the 12-35 on the AF-100.
This is both lenses on the new GH3. I used the 35-100 a lot on this piece.
March 31, 2013 at 5:27 am
To be honest I dont see a lot of difference between these two videos. The XHA1 is a pretty old camera and HDV is a very compressed format. It was great for it’s time since it gave us HD output but we have come a long way since then. If you want a better image and I mean a big step up pretty much any modern HD camera will give you much better results than the XH-A1. If shooting sports is your main thing then a 1/3 chip camera will give you the look and is easier to focus than a large sensor camera.
March 8, 2013 at 8:03 pm
Exactly. The F5 looks good but for me I don’t need 4K and won’t until 4K is as available as HD. My prodictions don’t have the shelf life like narrative does. No sense having to deal with the storage and computer upgrades. I think the C300 will still be around for a couple more years.