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    Quote Originally Posted by Taikonaut View Post
    Had a quick play this morning. What I notice is the screen is bright and does not have the horrible green tint that exist in the Ursa Mini and Video Assist. Nice touch is the iris are now in 8 steps per stop instead of 4 in other BMD cameras, this was one of the complaint I had when using electronic iris control lenses so I hope BMD can bring the same 8 steps per stop or more to other cameras. The battery is unpredictable and dies fast. Canon OEM shows percentage while the supplied BMD battery and 3rd party batteries shows bar.

    And a couple of Canon OEM batteries got stuck, had to shake the battery out with more force than I would like.
    good to know, thanks for sharing this. my one gripe about the first gen cameras.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimagine View Post
    Counterfeits have great looking packaging.
    Nope they are genuine Canon batteries. I know what counterfeit looks like.
    The reason it stuck was the connector on the P4k is thicker and the spring to eject was too weak.
    The battery supplied by BMD is a fake 3rd party cheapo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taikonaut View Post
    Nope they are genuine Canon batteries. I know what counterfeit looks like.
    The reason it stuck was the connector on the P4k is thicker and the spring to eject was too weak.
    The battery supplied by BMD is a fake 3rd party cheapo.
    Well not exactly fake if it's 3rd party but it is a much cheaper build.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanite View Post
    Well not exactly fake if it's 3rd party but it is a much cheaper build.
    If its none OEM and no recognise brand its a copy, ie a fake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taikonaut View Post
    If its none OEM and no recognise brand its a copy, ie a fake.
    Genuine fake.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taikonaut View Post
    The reason it stuck was the connector on the P4k is thicker and the spring to eject was too weak..
    I was thinking this also as the battery could move around on the latch side but wouldnt let go on the pin side.
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    A few of my observations (which I admit probably aren't worth much haha):
    -love the form/factor size of the camera
    -rolling shutter is very manageable and honestly not an issue...especially compared to the original bmpcc, a6300 and 5D Mark IV (in 4K)
    -IR pollution: it is definitely there but I feel it isn't as extreme as it was on the original BMPCC/BMCC. I could be wrong on that but it seems better on this camera for some reason
    -There's a lot about the clip playback that annoys me (linking a video I made about it below that explains it)
    -I'm on my second unit already...first one fried 30 minutes into a shoot. BMD customer service is awesome, but still unsettling having to get a replacement already.

    Video review I did: https://youtu.be/UHeQFzRd-O8
    In the video I do have a quick comparison of my Tiffen Variable ND on the max setting with and without a Hoya UV-IR cut filter (there's a typo in the text on the video). Also a quick rolling shutter example is in there.
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    Good review, the only able to play back clips with the lens attached issue is very strange.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanite View Post
    Good review, the only able to play back clips with the lens attached issue is very strange.
    Thanks! Ya it’s super strange. Has anyone else had this issue?
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    Quote Originally Posted by iammuc View Post
    I was thinking this also as the battery could move around on the latch side but wouldnt let go on the pin side.
    If you shine a torch inside the battery compartments of a Canon dSLR and the P4K you could immediately see the pair of battery pins on the P4k is thicker compared to the Canon dSLR. All it takes for the battery to get stuck is if the connectors on the battery is a little narrower which is perfectly fine with Canon dSLR but not P4K.
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