AFAIK the fastest ultra-wide for Full Frame sensors is the Canon 11-24 f/4, so this beats it by a stop.
Well, a lot has changed from MX. The Dragon sensor alone is a huge improvement and this is the next step after Dragon.
Also, the design of the DSMC2 brains is just so much smarter than the epic/scarlet. The whole modular camera system is finally coming into its own.
I'm beginning to understand. You seem to think 8k magically changes everything. 8k is designed to give a great 4k image. The way debayer sensors work, you have to reach much higher resolution than what you're finishing at, to get the full color depth.
If you were able to turn off in-camera sharpening on DSLRs you might get a decent comparison but you can't so that's kind of moot. Either way, very few DSLRs even come close to this kind of resolution.
I don't doubt that you can get great imagery out of DSLRs, but that is just not the camera, it's the talent behind the camera. Good lighting is always more important than what camera you're using. I can guarantee you, though, that if you get a talented DP in a room with a DSLR and a Red Helium, the Red Helium is going to wipe the fucking floor with any dslr on the market (except perhaps in lowlight performance) because it's simply a better camera when it comes to video.
I get that you're disappointed that it's not super sharp but may I ask if you're viewing this on an 8k or even a 4k monitor? This video isn't about resolution. It's about showcasing an entirely new sensor. Colors, skintones, noise performance, highlight rolloff, etc. All that stuff is generally more important than resolution to 90% of working DP's. There's a reason the Alexa still reigns king supreme, globally, with its puny 3.2k.
Well, the panavision is a red dragon sensor so it will most likely look like red when it comes to motion, and the Alexa65 is based on the Alev3 sensor so it looks like an Alexa in regards to motion.
Loads of out of focus shots here as well, even with a much longer depth of field: https://youtu.be/uLt7lXDCHQ0
Focus is a tool, and here it works very well to simulate the punches landing on the character. Due to the fast paced editing and very mobile camerawork, I really don't see a problem with it. Have you ever seen a scene where a character is drunk and out of focus shots are used to simulate that? Works same way here.
You've bagged a lot on this video but have yet to say what it is you dislike besides the focus. The lighting is great and there are some fantastic compositions in there. Most DPs who are bigger names than you or I, have agreed that this would be good regardless of time constraints but the fact that it was shot, edited, graded, all in 8k in 48 hours is just mind-blowing.
Loads of people listen to Bloom. He is still a fantastic DP and gives a lot to the community. He is known for not liking RED though. AFAIK he hasn't owned a red in many years. His business partner owns a red epic dragon though.
Other than that you're on point.