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SIGMA fp Cinema Camera with CinemaDNG raw
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  • It looks tasty. Still on the fence.

  • My favorite lens for the Sigma fp (even though it is for crop mode) - the Canon EF S 15-85 IS. Best stabilization of any lens I have used and super sharp. Good range as a general purpose lens.

  • @markr041 very nice! what adapter are you using for EF-S lens?

  • @jleo Thanks. Sigma MC-21: L to EF. The Sigma fp has a crop mode, so you can use EF and EF S lenses, even EF lenses in crop mode.

  • @markr041 thanks, I have the Panasonic Lumix S 24-105mm, but it's not too stealthy!

  • @jleo I tried the Panasonic S 24-105. It is a great lens - basically parfocal with little focus breathing, constant-aperture, and auto focus is fine (given the limits of the camera). And as a full-frame lens, you have the option to go into crop mode and extend the reach (to 160mm) with no loss of resolution in 4K. However, the stabilization is just not very good, and that to me is key to handheld, agile shooting. The Canon EF S 15-85 has the best stabilization of any extended zoom I have tried.

  • @markr041 yes, that's what I feel about the Lumix 24-105, but your new combo looks like a winner for street shooting!

  • New firmware v2.02

    • Corrected the bug related to Compressed RAW over HDMI recording with Atomos NINJA V monitor-recorder (ISO metadata reported in Final Cut Pro X may occasionally be incorrect if using 1/3 EV ISO adjustments on the camera)
    • Corrected the bug related to the electronic image stabilization system in CINE mode (Video footage appears distorted in the following conditions - Stopping the video recording using the shutter button when the electronic image stabilization system is turned “ON” and the shutter button function is set to “REC” in CINE mode.)

    https://www.sigma-global.com/en/news/2020/10/22/3020/

  • I think I will take a hiatus from Nikon and give this camera a try very soon. I keep hoping the FP2 will come out before years end with phase detect and a mechanical shutter (I don't give a shit about IBIS), but I am pretty sure that it won't be till late next year or spring at best.

  • The Sigma fp body is on sale right now. US $100 off, Canada $200, although some stores in Canada were $400 off last week . I don't know about Japan.

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1493858-REG/sigma_fp_mirrorless_digital_camera.html

    https://www.sigmacanada.ca/en/sigma-fp

  • @jleo, thanks. The Sigma fp is one of the few cameras that can be readily bought in Japan for basically the same price as BandH after shipping and customs. Most (Nikon for example) are a huge markup in Japan. There is a barely used one I have been eyeing with Directors view finder and unused kit lens right now for basically $1700USD. I would need to sell my Z6 first though.

  • Just picked up a Sigma FP in Mumbai today, it's been available in India for ₹96,000 ($1299) for over a month and a half now.

    The Camera comes updated with Firmware 2.02

  • @Greenidge

    Nice, can you post some nice video samples?