Congratulations. You just bought a fancy new camera.
The first thing that you want to do is to test it out. Immediately. So you head out to your backyard, or go to a local park, and you shoot some nice footage of -- trees and birds and such. Then comes the curiosity. "How does my fancy new camera handle skin tones? I wonder how far I can push the ISO before noise creeps in. Ooh, I bet I could stage some badass slow motion scenes," you think to yourself.
In hopes of putting a human subject in front of your fancy new camera, you call up your friend, or maybe your spouse or significant other. You ask for an hour of their time. "It will be quick and painless," you say. "I'll buy you lunch afterwards." They hesitantly agree.
The following is the true story of what your friends really think of you and your fancy new camera, especially after you proposition them to star in your camera tests.
This hilarious test comes from media producer Jon Cole, who shot it in S-Log2 on the new Sony FS7 with a Zeiss 50mm f/1.4. If there's anything to be gleaned from this test, however, it's not just that the Sony FS7 is capable of producing lovely images, but that our friends are really great for putting up with us when we're testing out our fancy new cameras.