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Best lenses for your Sony PXW FS7 ?

Looking to invest on some glass for your FS7? 

After confirming that my 4 years old Canon C300 was not getting so much success on current 4K market, I first did a quest on the existing 4K offer. As the only clear winner was a Sony PXW FS7, the question of my existing lenses and how to use them got very important. Here are few tips and ideas and final buy to switch from one brand to another.
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As many, I have started to get very nice lenses coming from my photography assignment and was very pleased to use them on video setup. Being a Canon shooter after few time with Nikon, It helps getting lenses system compatible with almost everything.

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How to pimp your Sony FS7.

  Getting a new camera is always something exciting and the first thing you may want to do is to fix few of the design flaw from Sony and get your personal touch.

(1) Better soft pad for your shoulder by using a wrist resting pad

Pick up a gel filled one and just pinch 2 or 3 holes on it, it’s very soft and

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Battery SWIT S-8U93 review (updated)

Battery SWIT S-8U93 review

Being the happy owner of a FS7M2; the question of choosing the right battery will come very quickly.
You may also need to power accessories as a real EVF. Of course, one simple way will be to use the large V-lock battery and a rig to mount all at the rear of the camera.
This is one of my setup with the Sony FS7 mark I using Smallrig accessories.

The power out of the V-mount battery is sent to a distribution board in order to split it to the camera body and to the EVF.

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Sony FS7 on DJI Ronin-M? Yes, you can!

Put a Sony FS7 on DJI Ronin-M Gimbal !

Looking online about this setup did not give you much detail so I decided to get a try and succeed to balance my 4K camera Sony FS7 on DJI Ronin-M. Please find below my detailed explanation and real work done. According to the DJI Ronin M specs, The Sony FS7 is too heavy for such setup and the arm too short to get it put inside. But if you have a setup already balanced before turning on the motors; it will work as only a little energy is needed to fight the movements. This is true for many gimbals actually. The balance should be done perfectly to save power and constraint on the gimbals motors.
First, my assignment was for the Auto Show at Shanghai 2017 where we should quickly go for few stabilizes motion shots, to more details and static shot on tripod. I wanted to get a very simple way to switch from one to another without the need of any tools; the camera chosen by my client, Renault innovation was a Sony FS7. Also, There is not so much backstage room most of the time on fair and show, so getting something tool-less with a quick mounting system is a must.

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what’s inside a Cine SSD DJI, Can you use a simple SSD instead?

Always wondering what’s inside a DJI cine SSD and if you could get you way around it?

Not sure you can do that!

After opening it, you will find a Samsung SSD, connected to a sub board with a proprietary board to restrain from using your own system

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