I come from the print media industry, but find moving pictures waaaay more fun to work on. I shoot/edit video & audio, do motion design and 3D.
Yeah, Deadpool was a silly flick, but I enjoyed it. Not everything needs to be high art.
Good advice, and formula for calculating your lighting needs. I need to learn more about lights, or find budgets that afford a proper gaffer!
For a lot of my work, my GH4 could continue to serve me for another year. If I stay with the micro four thirds system, the GH4 would also make a fine B camera. Camera bodies depreciate quickly, so factor in your lens investment choice for the long run. Regardless of what other people use, seek a camera system that works for you long enough to recoup your investment.
I just received the BMVA and took it out for a shoot with my GH4. Overall, I'm happy with the product. The size and resolution is great, and the 1.2 firmware adds some nice features. I much prefer the BMVA focus peaking over the blocky mess that the GH4 has. Punch in zoom is very helpful, too.
I hope Blackmagic addresses the issue of screen calibration. I also find battery life is very poor; I used five 2600mAh batteries over less than 4 hours of monitoring only (no recording). This is far below Blackmagic's claim of 3 hours for 2 batteries. I presume recording will use more battery power, so I hope to find an alternate power solution for this.
I think its a good value, but hope Blackmagic will continue to develop it. Scopes and LUT support would be very helpful.
I own the Pany 12-35/f2.8 and like it, BUT it is not true constant aperture, as it tends to shift exposure when zooming. The Pany 35-100/f2.8 is constant aperture.
Like others, I'm using the Sigma 18-35 and Tokina 11-16 with a SpeedBooster on my GH4, so this 50-100 Sigma would be a logical addition. I currently use the Pany 35-100, which I like very much as its fast enough for most shots, and the stabilization is decent. I want stabilization with any lens over 35mm for hand held shots, but for locked off shots the faster 50-100 would be really nice. If the image quality matches the 18-35, it will be hard to resist buying this.