Yeah I've got a set of the rokinon primes and I can't say the softness at wide open cripples me at all. I just look at them as f/1.8s. One of my pet peeves is seeing shots where only part of a face is in focus. 98% of the time it's not a justified effect, but rather "look what I can do."
Good point. What I meant was I could see how it'd be frustrating, but then again products get updates/facelifts all the time.
So I rented the EF-S 18-135 STM lens to use with my t4i the other week and while I didn't have much time to really test the autofocus feature, I could not get it to work properly. I'd tap a face on the screen, for example, and it would keep searching and not catch it. Granted, the lighting was pretty bad. I'm guessing that'd be a major factor, right?
As a one man band with the kind of work I do, I might be pulling the trigger on this. I've come to realize that these "prosumer" cameras come in two flavors: those for the hobbyists and those for the videographers-for-hire. Falling into the latter camp, I can tell you that my employers really could not care less about "cinematic" images, or even stuff like moire. They just want a relatively nice image that promotes whatever it is they want you to promote.
Sign me up for a relatively compressed image if it means I don't have to spend a fortune on hard drives. Sign me up for 1080p if it means my computer (retina macbook pro with good specs, mind you) won't be wheezing when I'm editing.
The cinephile in me would LOVE to spend hours grading 4k raw beauty shots all day. But the working man in me would pick the nice "baked in" image any day of the week.
I can see how this is a slap in the face to owners of the original C100, though.
Can't say I was impressed with the IMAX screening myself. It generally looked darker (to the point where McConaughey's tanned visage was hard to read at times) and would flicker brighter for a frame every minute or so. You'd get the occasional bug land on Hathaway's face, etc.
Saw Birdman right after in boring old digital projection and it was vibrant, sharp, and absolutely gorgeous (which no doubt is credit to everyone from the DP to the colorist).
That's some good advice, Juan. I have a 64GB card on my own T4i, but the one I borrowed had a 16GB one. If I had more prep time I would have considered this stuff.
Believe me, I've campaigned for an intern many times already...