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[#] Thu Apr 07 2016 18:18:59 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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yeah, just got back from Chamonix, 3200 ft at the valley floor is too low.



No slednecks there, too bad for Animal. Plenty of mechanized access to the mountains though...

[#] Fri Aug 25 2017 13:15:28 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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Every Picture Tells A Story, Doughnut?

I was driving my car down a side-street and saw this sign.

  ManCave-r.jpg

I want to know the story that led to this sale.



[#] Sun Aug 27 2017 21:38:19 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Sounds like the "man" is no longer in the picture and therefore the "cave" is being liquidated.



[#] Mon Sep 04 2017 21:19:27 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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I disagree, that sign was not made by an angry,soon to be ex-wife.   If it said "Ex-husband's crap for sale" that would say the man is no longer around.  I would say they couple has a baby on the way.  



[#] Tue Sep 05 2017 09:43:49 EDT from Ladyhawke @ Uncensored

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Or perhaps the guy was an exceptional husband and his Cave is being upgraded.



[#] Tue Oct 03 2017 17:54:04 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I doubt I'd want his man cave items anyway.  Most cave men are interested in sportsball.  I'm a nerd.



[#] Wed Sep 30 2020 18:19:54 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Could have sworn we had a photography room. Oh well...

Someone with a clue please tell me about using a DSLR for video. Is it worth it? I have a Nikon DSLR and if I were to trade up for one that can shoot video, I would be able to use my existing lenses, right? Is shooting video with DSLR a real thing at this point, or is it a gimmick?

[#] Wed Sep 30 2020 18:28:23 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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The name of the photo room is  Shutterbugs



[#] Wed Sep 30 2020 19:06:34 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Ah yes, here it is. Duh. I suppose a video-capable camera doesn't *have* a shutter.

[#] Wed Sep 30 2020 21:47:49 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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2020-09-30 18:19 from IGnatius T Foobar in A/V Talk>

Could have sworn we had a photography room. Oh well...

Someone with a clue please tell me about using a DSLR for video. Is

it worth it? I have a Nikon DSLR and if I were to trade up for one
that can shoot video, I would be able to use my existing lenses, right?

Is shooting video with DSLR a real thing at this point, or is it a
gimmick?



It all depends on what you're trying to do. You can shoot some good video that will be far better than cellphone quality. But DSLR stuff doesn't really achieve digital cinema quality, because of the lenses and secondarily due to some lacking features in the camera bodies.

Nikon's are the worst of the bunch because their lenses tend to have mechanical aperture control which can't be changed in the middle of a video shoot on all but the most expensive Nikon camera bodies. Nor do they have phase-detect autofocus integrated on sensor, except on the newest mirrorless bodies.

I use a Nikon D7100. It works with both the old mechanical-autofocus (D-type) and electronic-autofocus (G-type) lenses. Also the new E-type lenses with electronic aperture control. All of these lenses will work for video, you just have to choose a resonable aperture when you start shooting and stick with it. (Shutterspeed and ISO will still vary automatically, and the sensor has a lot of latitude, so this is not too bad.) In principle, the E-type lens should be able to change aperture in the middle of a video shoot too, mechanically, but it's a question of software support. I own just one E-type lens, everything else I own is G-type, I'd have to check and see.

Short answer: try it. You'll probably like it. You might like it better with the newest full-frame Nikon mirrorless body and an adapter for your old lenses, but I'm not really up on the details.

Canon and Sony generally considered to have advantages for video.

[#] Wed Sep 30 2020 21:57:36 EDT from LoanShark @ Uncensored

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* the reason for this is that the aperture control linkage is mechanically linked to the shutter, so once the shutter is open, aperture is fixed. it's different on high-end nikon bodies

[#] Fri Oct 02 2020 17:56:59 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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I've got a bunch of cameras.... 1) If you want video, buy a video camera.
They're generally cheaper and easier to deal with.

2) If you want a stills camera that does video, go mirrorless.
3) Your camera is probably too old to worry about the glass you currently have.
4) Sony seems to have the biggest video use, but I don't think their glass is as good as Canon or Nikon.
5) If Nikon - look at the Z6. The Z6 II is about to come out though, so if you don't mind being a generation behind, some deals are soon to be had.
6) Buy a video camera.

I've got a Nikon D850. Love it. Would never want to use it for video. Also, what type of video do you really want to do? I've had success with both a GoPro and an iPhone, but my video needs are pretty limited. A few hundred dollar video camera that records to an SD card has served me well.
But I also don't care about 4k, etc. when it comes to video. I'm much more particular about stills.

[#] Sat Oct 03 2020 12:29:43 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Whenever I see a "the video guy" shooting video it always seems to be a (probably mirrorless) DSLR, but it does seem as if for those prices I could buy a pretty decent dedicated video camera.  The one thing I really would like to have is a decent mechanical zoom.  The world of video cameras these days is saturated with digital zoom.  Even though they have enough resolution to pull it off, you can still tell the difference ... things get compressed in a weird way.  Railroad cars look like they're two feet long, for example.