Thanks for explaining that. Seems everything ends up being about balance and compromise. If given a choice, I still think that our company would rather have internal NDs over IBIS since at least you can buy better stabilisation. NDs are always a PITA and somehow no matter what I say our younger team members keep on trying to use shutter speed for exposure, breaking the 180-degree rule.
I'm wondering what the "trope" is for female fantasy stereotypes that portray men in an unrealistic way? I seem to remember something about double standards in this modern wode movement. Is it the litany of impossibly stupid male characters that seem to be only good for going to work and being the butt of powerful female and then family-wide jokes? Are there possibly negative society-wide repercussions for these kinds of idiot-male stereotypes? Or those impossibly unrealistic doctor/surgeon/lawyer billionaire wild sex adonis characters who must always be tamed by the feminine, somehow emasculating them into female servants by the end of an exceedingly thin "plot". Apparently "Beauty and the Beast" literally is the construct of the female fantasy from a psychological perspective - and probably explains the success of stories repeatedly rehashed to predominantly female audiences generation in and generation out.
True, they can't physically do it since Canon has those two mounts. But as I understand it, Sony has an electronic ND filter in the FX6. If I'm understanding that correctly it means that an ND can sit between the back of the lens and the sensor electronically. Can't say I understand the technology - but surely that means that the mount distance or space required for a physical ND is not required?
With this R series, Canon seems to be the only mirrorless manufacturer that understands the need for a better way to work with ND filters with their ND adaptor they have. I'm sure someone is going to release an electronic ND like the one in the new Sony cam and all of a sudden it will be the "must have" for video.
I like the idea of shooting 4k and having the option to use the footage on an HD timeline with loads of space for cropping and other options. It's not that the project is delivered in 4k, it's that size of the 4k file gives us more options in post - especially for interviews. Just for that, I don't think we would look at a camera that does not at least offer 4k as an option.
We were a PC house for years before making a move to Apple. We are essentially an all digital agency with strong web, photo and a growing video component to our business. I've lost count of the number of times I've had to rebuild PC machines over the past 15 years in business. Blown power supplies, motherboards and hard drives. To say nothing of the number of times I've had to reformat and install Windows XP then Windows 2000 then Windows 7. Every six months a reformat to keep the stupid things running optimally. 12 months max. Hours and hours of maintenance to keep the things running. Then, about those browser hijackers! Sure, it's possible for Apple or Linux to get browser hijacked . . . but how come it happened so often with PC. Every bloody month I'd have to spend more hours searching online to find some or other removal tool for the latest stubborn crap software. Oh, and how did they get there? From legitimate downloads of "free" software like Filezilla! From one of those sites that say the download is clean and that there is an option to ignore additional installations of bloatware. Ja, right. And who can tell from a list of PC specs whether the dumb thing will actually do what you want to do with video? In the end I came to the conclusion that an "old" but still available out the box as new 2012 13inch MacBook Pro with Final Cut X would actually do what I wanted it to do. So I did just that. A year later and not a single glitch. No computer rebuilds. As I write this I have two major tasks running in Lightroom that would have ground my PCs to a halt. No browsers hijacked. No wasted time. It's just doing it's job. That allows me to do my job too - not become the company systems admin / IT tech / security specialist. I was so impressed that we replaced our two other staff with little Mac Minis. And guess what . . . same story there. They just do their jobs. Any task you throw at them and they get it done. And the whole process cost less by buying second hand off eBay than it would us buying PC components and building alternative machines ourselves! In other words, we have gone fully Apple for less than what it would cost to replace our office with PCs that could acceptably produce the same work. I have no experience with major horsepower PCs and those cylindrical Macs on the high end to which the article was evidently pitched. But what I have found out over all the years of pain and suffering with PCs that the spec sheet means nothing at all. It's the complete package that matters. And I see PCs now like hotrods. They are big and ugly and make a lot of noise. They boast huge horsepower and spew out heat and flames and go bloody fast in a straight line. But they can't go around corners. When you want to go on an road trip and get from one place to another you can ride a hot rod. But it's going to bumpy as hell and the stupid thing will likely break down on the way. A Mac on the other hand will just drive you there nice and safely and when you are done with the trip you would be happy to turn around and drive back the same way you came. Unless something drastic happens, I'll never look at another PC again. I wouldn't put one in my office if it was given to me.