I would say his reviews are the most usefull on the internet simply because he uses the gear he is talking about. So few are.
So even if we dont have the same taste and he and I have completly different views on whats concidered an "issue" it gives me great info. Even reviews where he doesnt like the camera gives me enough feeling for the camera that I think I would like it and can use it in my decission.
And once again regarding the grading, he beeing modest doesnt equal bad either. Like you said Mark its Art, his videos as well as yours and mine. Some like yours, some mine and alot of people like his.
And he has done some that I thought looked amazing, not this time unfortunately, accept the Now I Can See footage, that was dreamy.
Originally Posted by markr041
But none of Bloom's "art" that I have seen matches the "art" I see in cinema, including cinema at "art" houses.
I would never just try to mimic what I see others do, dont see the point in that other than for educational purposes. IMO its better to find your own style and do what you enjoy.
There is no standard or right way of doing it, the stuff you have seen in Cinema and art houses is no more or less right/art/true/real/what ever than Blooms videos.
Now regarding the A7s.
Im glad I didnt buy it. I had high hopes for it as I did for the GH4 but they are simply not for me.
But I did finally make a decision on 4K camera yesterday and bought it as well so Im good.