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Few weeks ago we got a new Blackmagic Cinema Camera (BMCC). Actually preordered it almost a year ago. Was very exited to see how it performs in a real world in my own hands. Despite all quirks I’m happy with its picture quality. It IS really good.. especially if you have worked/used with compressed 8bit media. Downside is a firmware, lacking all proper professional in camera tools, like histo/waveform, proper battery/SSD indicator, no sound meters and no professional in camera sound recording possibilities; unusable screen, especially in outdoor environment and of course no LUT possibilities for it (you have to watch “overexposed” picture if you expose BMCC properly). Actually there are more things that I don’t like but a gorgeous picture and simplicity weighs over these quirks far enough.

So, I had time to practice few times before actual shoot to know how BMCC works. My friend asked a favour to take some simple shots of local surf club to promote SUP safaris etc. We decided to choose to shoot in golden sunset, that was about 1.5h to complete. All natural light, used Canon 24-70mm 2.8 L, Genustech VND and barebone BMCC in raw mode. One thing I have come to love is longer lenses and BMCC has a nice crop factor but not too different coming from super 35 world.
Graded in Resolve only with one-two nodes.

Couple screenshots of BMCC latitude, massive DR:

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