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Old September 16th, 2014, 08:18 AM   #76
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Erwin - Your assessment of the lens and how it works with this particular camera is disconcerting. How can Sony bundle a lens with this camera and expect their customers to be happy?

Could there have been some other factors causing "low light" readings on the camera - was the shutter speed 1/50-1/60; had someone inadvertently used an ND filter. In an exhibition hall my PMW 200 would have no problem at 0 gain. I just hope that when my FS7K arrives, I'm not sorely disappointed with the low light performance (at least in reference to the PMW 200).
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Old September 16th, 2014, 08:38 AM   #77
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At least in Amercia, the PZ 28-135 is not really being pushed as a kit lens for the FS7. Even though that kit is availble the kit costs $2500 more than the FS7 alone, exactly the unbundled cost of the PZ 28-135.
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Old September 16th, 2014, 09:01 AM   #78
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I really like the ability to have a servo zoom. Are there other lenses that would be better for FF use on this camera?
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Old September 16th, 2014, 10:58 AM   #79
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The Sony 18-105 and 18-200 power zooms will work with this camera, up to HD 60P. Not for 4K, though.

If you want to save some money for now, you can use these cheaper lenses. Maybe save 4K for good primes.
If I trade in my PMW-300 and get this camera, I think I'll start with the cheaper zooms, as I won't be shooting in 4K.
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Old September 16th, 2014, 11:00 AM   #80
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any word on this having a 2k center scan mode?
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Old September 16th, 2014, 01:52 PM   #81
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Re: New Sony FS7 4K XDCAM at IBC 2014

The lens was a 'pre-production-prototype' model that was not finalized yet.

So... let's just wait and see when the first reviews drop in with actual production models. Will follow this closely!

In the mean time: what other lens options we have? Must be: E-mount, wide angel, optical stabiliser, electronic controlled iris and focus? (not that I like to use auto focus, but an assisted focus would be nice because the FS7 screen is too small to asses focus)
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Old September 16th, 2014, 01:56 PM   #82
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Does anyone know if you can control the aperture on electronic EF lenses with something like a Metabones adapter?
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Old September 16th, 2014, 04:48 PM   #83
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Does anyone know if you can control the aperture on electronic EF lenses with something like a Metabones adapter?
Yes you can.
IS also work. But AF shouldn't be counted on.
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Old September 17th, 2014, 09:51 AM   #84
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Does anyone remember the days when if you wanted wider, you just screwed on a wide angle adapter? :)

As far as the 28-135 range goes, this is amazing for FF of course and I'll get one for the A7s. For Super35, hey that's a pretty usable range for live event shooting, what is it 42-210ish?

If low light and wide angle are needed... Sigma 18-35 f1.8 on a Speedbooster should do the trick (hurry up and make a cine version of that Sigma!)

Oh and I ordered the body only kit. No price break for getting the lens, so no point.
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Old September 17th, 2014, 10:59 AM   #85
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Dylan, have you found a canadian dealer that accepts pre-order? I can't find any.
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No, I went through all the big places and no one had pre-order set up, which is a shame. I went through B&H who are great for shipping up here, reasonable rates, low brokerage (like $15?) and a DVinfo sponsor. I've ordered from both Omega and Abel as well, all equally good to deal with in my experience.
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Dylan have you used the Speedbooster on other cameras? I have zero experience with it.
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Old September 17th, 2014, 02:17 PM   #88
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Dylan, have you found a canadian dealer that accepts pre-order? I can't find any.
Just called my guy in Hamilton for you. They aren't as Sony Canada hasn't given then a piece yet.
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Old September 17th, 2014, 02:19 PM   #89
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Dylan have you used the Speedbooster on other cameras? I have zero experience with it.
I do with Dylan's cameras. Works great but I don't use lenses without iris rings. Just rented Dylan's fs700 with the speed booster and mounted some Zeiss lenses. Worked great.
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Does anyone remember the days when if you wanted wider, you just screwed on a wide angle adapter? :)

As far as the 28-135 range goes, this is amazing for FF of course and I'll get one for the A7s. For Super35, hey that's a pretty usable range for live event shooting, what is it 42-210ish?

If low light and wide angle are needed... Sigma 18-35 f1.8 on a Speedbooster should do the trick (hurry up and make a cine version of that Sigma!)

Oh and I ordered the body only kit. No price break for getting the lens, so no point.
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