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Old March 21st, 2016, 11:20 PM   #1
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Fs7 fw 3.0 Center Scan Question

I installed the new firmware, and was really happy to be able to move the magnification area , like In the fs100. My question, though, is about center scan .

I've read several articles about using b4 lenses with adapters, etc. My problem is that I often need more zoom length ( concerts, etc). I understand that the zoom length can be doubled with adapter and b4 lenses,
But can I use center scan with my current e mount and metabones-Canon lenses.
For example -the Sony E mount 18-200 kit lens, Canon 17-55, 70-200 with metabones, etc.
Can these lenses be used with center scan in order to extend the zoom? If so, do I shoot in HD or 2 or 4 k?
Are there problems when not using b4 lenses and adapters?

I'd really appreciate any clarification on these issues and how to use the new center scan mode.
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Old March 22nd, 2016, 06:48 AM   #2
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Re: Fs7 fw 3.0 Center Scan Question

Yes, you can use center scan with any lens you want -- just make sure it is a very good lens to start with.
But you can only shoot HD, so no 4K is possible with center scan.
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Old March 22nd, 2016, 08:39 PM   #3
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Re: Fs7 fw 3.0 Center Scan Question

Thanks, Doug.
Since I'll need to use center scan for longer zoom, like concerts, I really only have two lenses to start with.
One is the Sony 18-200 em out kit lens that came with my fs100 and the other is my Canon 70-200 f2.8.
I guess I'll try both.
I'd really like to try it with the Sony f4 28-135 lens that came out same time as the fs7
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Old March 23rd, 2016, 06:27 AM   #4
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Re: Fs7 fw 3.0 Center Scan Question

You would probably be better served by a camera such as the X200 or something along those lines. What advantages do the see the FS7 providing you to make up for having to use those lenses?
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Old March 23rd, 2016, 09:07 PM   #5
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Re: Fs7 fw 3.0 Center Scan Question

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I love the fs7 for everything else I shoot. Just wanted to get longer zoom for occasional concerts, etc. I also still have the nx5u which you recommended a few years back as a companion to my fs100 ( which I also still have).
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Okay, I get it. One camera can't be perfect for everything so you make the best of it.
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