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Did anyone already try using a Super 16 zoom lens with the new Sony FS7/FS5 2K Center crop mode?


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#1 Ariel Glikson

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 04:19 PM

Hello

What do you think about using a good Super 16 zoom lens, on the Sony FS7 or FS5 on 2k center "crop mode"?

It maybe a very good tool for documentry films.

My concern is about this "crop mode"...


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#2 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 05:16 PM

I have done it with F5/55, but not with FS7. Worked just fine with Canon 7-63 and 11.5-138 zooms.
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#3 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 08:13 PM

I dont know about the Fs5.. its a bit more of a glorified prosumer camera..and would be very front heavy.. but the Fs7 should be totally fine.. its the same sensor,if not the same processing,as the F5.. the big difference is its an E mount lens port.. not the EZ/PL of the F5/55.. and apparently on the flimsy side.. any zoom lens ,support would be a good idea..

 

Centre crop is literally that.. just reading off the centre of the S35mm sensor.. its also a handy digital zoom..when shooting off the full sensor in HD.. strangely the new Canon 4K C300 II .. has centre scan.. but only in HFR mode.. even though you have 24/25/30 fps available .. there is no audio in that mode.. they just cant seem get right over at canon in the video camera dept.. 


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#4 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 02:30 PM

I thought the FS5, FS7 and F5 all shared the same sensor, with the FS5 just having poor compression in camera.


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#5 Kenny N Suleimanagich

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 03:14 PM

That is correct Rob, about the sensor. I think they're also addressing those compression issues with new firmware. 


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#6 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 07:19 PM

Yes probably the same sensor.. wouldn't make sense to make one just for the Fs5 I guess.. but the camera itself is not a baby Fs7 and not in the same league as the F5.. which is why its only about $6,000.. no Cine EI.. no LUTs.. only 8 bit 420 4K,records to SD cards and only XAVC L (Long GOP).. no RAW..but a great HD camera or B camera..it replaces the Fs700..


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#7 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 06:17 PM

I suppose Sony will make a "Raw" output for it at some point using the SDI port, I could care less about 4K but 50Mb/s is a bit low for 10-bit 422 1080p IMO, too bad it can't record 100Mb/s XVAC as 1080p 10bit.

 

I was thinking about picking one up (I have an A7s) but then I went and bought an Aaton XTR-Prod....


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#8 Tyler Purcell

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 06:34 PM

I was thinking about picking one up (I have an A7s) but then I went and bought an Aaton XTR-Prod....


Which was the right decision of course. :)
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#9 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 06:56 PM

Of course.


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#10 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 07:16 PM

Any camera thats right for your work is the right choice.. for me, unfortunately it would just look nice on a shelf ..


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#11 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 07:37 PM

Well, when you have your own lab and scanning facilities like Robert does, things are quite a bit different. 😎
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#12 Robin R Probyn

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Posted 16 February 2016 - 07:53 PM

Yes that would help alot ! 


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#13 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 02:16 PM

I have so many scanners..... and lab.


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#14 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 07:04 PM

Robert, I want to grow up to be you! :)
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#15 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 08:18 PM

Who said I ever grew up?


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#16 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 09:43 PM

Well ok. I want to play in your sandbox!!
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#17 Tyler Purcell

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Posted 17 February 2016 - 11:03 PM

I use to Satsuki, years ago... wish I was still on the east coast! :)
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#18 Robert Houllahan

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 10:37 PM

Well ok. I want to play in your sandbox!!

 

 

You are welcome to, just don't kick any sand in the PhotoMec processor....;-)


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