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Basic Equipment for New Filmmaking Students (a handy B&H #Explora buyer's guide): bhpho.to/30uOhha ...

Basic Equipment for New Filmmaking Students (a handy B&H #Explora buyers guide): https://bhpho.to/30uOhha

Clearing Up the Confusion About USB . . . Again: bhpho.to/2KH9kHK (basically, the evolving nomenclature is still a mess, especially regarding the distinction between 10 Gbps speeds, and everything else) ...

Clearing Up the Confusion About USB . . . Again: https://bhpho.to/2KH9kHK (basically, the evolving nomenclature is still a mess, especially regarding the distinction between 10 Gbps speeds, and everything else)

4 days ago

Sony NEX FS100 Super 35mm User Group

DEAL ALERT: All Zacuto articulating arms, mounts, and arm kits are 30% off using coupon code ARMS30 for the next 48 hours at the Zacuto Store via focuspull.in/zarms ...

DEAL ALERT: All Zacuto articulating arms, mounts, and arm kits are 30% off using coupon code ARMS30 for the next 48 hours at the Zacuto Store via https://focuspull.in/zarms

5 days ago

Sony NEX FS100 Super 35mm User Group

DEAL ALERT: Tascam DR-70D audio recorder in nearly-new, lightly used condition with all original accessories. Captures pristine audio with low noise and plentiful inputs. Can be USB powered, as backup to AA batteries. Still sells new for $300, but it's under $200 at focuspull.in/dr70d ...

DEAL ALERT: Tascam DR-70D audio recorder in nearly-new, lightly used condition with all original accessories. Captures pristine audio with low noise and plentiful inputs. Can be USB powered, as backup to AA batteries. Still sells new for $300, but its under $200 at https://focuspull.in/dr70d

2 weeks ago

Sony NEX FS100 Super 35mm User Group

So, Blackmagic has gone 6K + tiny again. Game-changer in the cinema camera field, or hardly at all? It's $2.5k and shoots 6k at up to 50fps in crazy-efficient BRAW.Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6K with Canon EF lens mount!

As we know from experience, getting your pre-order in immediately is critical, because of back-orders. Do it now! Estimated stock is TOMORROW, if you're quick. The link is: bhpho.to/2ZJciAz

What's new?

• 23.10mm x 12.99mm sensor (basically, Super35mm replaces MFT)
• 6144 x 3456 resolution (6k replaces 4k)
• $2,495 (versus $1,295): ouch!

Here's the official media release: blackmagicdesign.com/media/release/20190808-01
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So, Blackmagic has gone 6K + tiny again. Game-changer in the cinema camera field, or hardly at all?  Its $2.5k and shoots 6k at up to 50fps in crazy-efficient BRAW.

3 weeks ago

Sony NEX FS100 Super 35mm User Group

Lee compares the Sony's 85mm 1.4 to the much less expensive Samyang version. Samyang Lens: www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1470654-REG/samyang_syio85a... ...

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1 month ago

Sony NEX FS100 Super 35mm User Group

Strongly urging caution against the pro-Intel slant of Puget Systems. In response to AMD's Zen 2 rollout that challenged their pure Intel inventory, Puget's benchmarks are clearly biased against AMD, and they are banning all adverse comments. Here are some comments that they retreated from, with an emotional ban, though this is merely factual:

Responding to employee William George:

"1. 3200 MHz is not the upper bounds as you claim; AMD itself (not third parties) describes a "sweet spot" of 3733 MHz as the median characteristic of Zen 2 capability, as you admit. Intel is simply far below that. Why not deal in the real world, incorporating what's available even at bargain pricing like a simple pair of 16gb x 2 DRAM chips clocking at 3600 MHz for under $140?
2. We see you saying that the AMD stock cooler is decent. Is that what it comes down to? You are literally comparing benchmarks, and throwing a top-grade cooler onto the Intel, and putting a jalopy onto the AMD. The pretension of "qualifying" a cooler is beyond silly; as they say in the legal world, "asked and answered." Puget can add nothing to the gigantic universe of insight on the difference between AMD's stock cooler, and a Noctua.
3. Yes, again, you are clearly trying to create a level playing field for Intel's benefit, instead of issuing a proper penalty for Intel's implicit lack of capability. Indeed, you "forced a limit" on AMD, because Intel can't play game.
4. Everyone should visit the "Products" menu link at the top of this page, and note how every single one is Intel. It's merely a buried footnote that you are willing to build an AMD system if paid enough."

Responding to employee Matt Bach:

"I see you concluding that any critical comment limited to benchmarks here, is an "attack" rather than a "discussion," and you are threatening to ban anything you perceive that way (an actual ban, as opposed to responding with facts). That will hurt your credibility, since your business is built upon claims of objective trust. In that regard, if you claim a "vendetta," it's not that -- just caveat emptor advocacy on behalf of consumers, especially when a business is (again) built on a "trust us" reputation, which invites scrutiny.

See my comments in response to William George above, if they survive your threat of banning any adverse comments. But regarding RAM speed, the XMP 2.0 memory profile is not nearly pushing the limits, or overclocking, RAM at 3600 MHz. Intel remains far behind. And regarding the cooler, how is it relevant to anyone else that you use open-air test beds? Comparisons are...comparisons, right? You threw a much worse cooler on the AMD compared to the Intel, plain and simple.

When you examine "how RAM speed affects performance," you'll want to incorporate the way that AMD's architecture is even more favorably affected by clock frequency than latency, for one example."
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1 month ago

Sony NEX FS100 Super 35mm User Group

DEAL ALERT: SLR Magic Cine II 50mm f/1.1 for APS-C and full-frame E-mount sensors is $269 ($60 off), just today (via B&H Deal Zone) at this link: bhpho.to/2XU4wC9 ...

DEAL ALERT: SLR Magic Cine II 50mm f/1.1 for APS-C and full-frame E-mount sensors is $269 ($60 off), just today (via B&H Deal Zone) at this link: https://bhpho.to/2XU4wC9

1 month ago

Sony NEX FS100 Super 35mm User Group

How's Amazon Prime Day working out for you? Here's a handy link that takes you to all of the Camera & Photo + Television & Video deals, also filtered down to Active and Upcoming Prime Day deals, on a countdown timer! amzn.to/2k7ybtM ...

Hows Amazon Prime Day working out for you? Heres a handy link that takes you to all of the Camera & Photo + Television & Video deals, also filtered down to Active and Upcoming Prime Day deals, on a countdown timer! https://amzn.to/2k7ybtM
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