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  1. It's interesting and funny to see how personal preferences can differ. πŸ˜„ I agree that a 7" monitor up close to the face isn't ideal, that's why I mostly build my rigs with the monitor about 30 cm (like 12" I guess) away. This is comfortable enough to focus my eyes on, I can concentrate solely on the screen if I choose, plus it lets me see whatever else is going on around me, which can be crucial in some hectic scenarios. As for the third point of contact, that's true as well. My shots might even be steadier while using an EVF, I'm not sure. But as long as the camera has a certain weight to it (to minimize the micro-jitters, like you get from shooting handheld with a light camera), I'm convinced it looks just fine. All in all, I'm thankful that we do have such an enormous amount of options to fit everyone's needs and wants. Now it's up to each of us to find their specific preference.
  2. Would the viewfinder loupe from the FX9 be an option to put on your FX6? https://www.xdcam-user.com/2021/01/yes-you-can-use-the-fx9-viewfinder-with-the-fx6/ But in my opinion, shooting without an EVF is putting much less strain on my eyes. Back when I was still shooting with the usual 2/3" ENG style cameras, I hated the tiny little display in the viewfinder. After a ten hour day, my right eye would need to adjust to looking farther than 2 centimeters, and my left eye would be twitching from squinting all the time. I wouldn't want to work like that ever again, to be honest. Even now when shooting handheld with the Amira, which has a very good viewfinder and a pretty meh LCD screen, I'll use the screen like 95% of the time and just look through the EVF for critical focus a few times. Peaking is good enough for me on the LCD. If the Amira is set up on a tripod, I always have a 7" monitor attached, most likely a Shogun Inferno which is crazy sharp. Neither the LCD nor the EVF is getting any use in that case. I agree that in some extremely bright scenarios, an EVF would technically be the better option, but I rarely find myself preferring an EVF over the LCD with built-in helpers like peaking, false color, etc.
  3. You can get a lot of shots with an ENG style camera, true, but it can be very cumbersome in some cases compared to a tiny DSLR-sized camera. I think that was his point. ENG cameras are designed to be on your shoulder, that's where they feel most comfortable. But trying to rig an Amira inside of a car? No thanks, I'd rather use something smaller.
  4. I agree, get the steadiest and heaviest tripod you can find and go as low as possible. Then make sure both your camera and your lens are attached solidly to your tripod plate, ideally with rods to minimize any jittering. If possible, keep your hands away from the lens while recording, as your body catches the most amount of wind.
  5. So it's officially time... https://www.red.com/komodo To be honest, I'm really tempted to give it a try. Especially after those gorgeous shots from CVP:
  6. If the adapter doesn't change the crop factor at all, I suppose it should work. It would be a S35 lens on a S35 sensor, so yeah, probably. However I haven't tested this combination, so this is mostly a somewhat educated guess.
  7. Any autofocus updates? Many reviewers just mention that it's still beta, but apparently RED have included most EF lenses already, so I'm wondering how a Canon 16-35 or 24-70 would perform in terms of focus.
  8. Now the first Stormtrooper versions are being shipped and put through their paces.
  9. Latest rumors from Arri: A native 4K S35 sensor in a Alexa Mini (LF) form factor camera. So it's probably going to be more like a "Alexa Mini 4K", I guess.
  10. That's very true, the Amira will eat through your battery supply much more quickly than any other comparable run & gun setup. If you're running and gunning on your own, this is something to be very aware of.
  11. I've been using the Amira for a few years now and I have to say, every time I attach the Canon 17-120 and a Bebob 190 battery, my lower back aches in advance. πŸ˜„ Yes, it is a heavy setup, way heavier than any ENG camcorder or a FS7, even when properly balanced. Three hours shooting from the shoulder can be very hard on you. However, if I have the possibility to put on an EF mount and a 24-70, it becomes very manageable. So if your shoot allows it, it's very useful to strip the weight down to a minimum. Yes, the minimum is still heavier than other cameras, but other cameras can't take a beating quite as good as the Amira can. Or any ARRI for that matter.
  12. If I wanted to get greedy, personally, I'd love a faster and constant aperture. This T2.95 which falls off to a very sad T3.95 is just not enough for me. I've used the 17-120 on AMIRA a bunch and I had to increase ISO way too many times. I know it's a lot to ask for, but as I said, I'm just being greedy here. πŸ˜›
  13. And one more, this time diving more in-depth into the menu system of a RED.
  14. I'm hoping for a new CP.3 Superspeed lineup. It's somewhat affordable and could be the cleanest image you can get for the money, especially if T1.5 gets us a sweet spot at T1.8.
  15. Just watched the first look video on ProAV's YouTube channel and I have to say, I'm intrigued. It looks to be a real engineering feat and if Kinefinity can deliver on these promises, they will put a huge amount of pressure on competitors like RED. And this is exactly what excites me about the Mavo Edge. Personally, I don't see myself using a Kinefinity camera in the forseeable future, but the way they just outperform most of the competition makes me want to see what else will come up in the next few years.
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