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David Peterson

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  1. Yeah but that is something the could/should have just given as a firmware update to the FS5 mk1!
  2. REDs are well built fans, if rather overly noisy. Oh, and they have a camera attached to their fan!
  3. If you just want "an ARRI" then buy a classic on eBay, they're selling for a song! But if you're getting paid work worth of an ARRI and have rentals lined up? Then this decision should be easy for you, and you should already know the answer yourself without needing to ask us!! (hint: it is the Mini) But the fact you're needing to ask which to buy, very strongly indicates to me that you should *NOT* be buying an Alexa. Get yourself a Panasonic EVA1 or URSA Mini Pro G2 or Sony FS7 instead.
  4. People are way too obsessed over if a camera is "global shutter" or not. Basically NO CAMERAS have this! (which are S35 & used on big budget modern films that is, with the possibly exception of the Sony F55 that is used on some) So clearly people are getting upset over something which 99% of us live with just fine. What is more important is to look at *how much* rolling shutter does it have? A Sony a7S has lots! While an Arri Alexa has very little. The latest URSA Mini Pro G2 has very very *very* little rolling shutter at best, is right up there with an Arri Alexa
  5. The Fujifilm is basically identical in price to the BMPCC4K, and the Panasonic GH5 is only a couple of hundred dollars more. And the Z6 & E2 are still sub $2K as well. Most importantly, these are all cameras you can buy TODAY if you wish
  6. We're spoiled for options! At around about that price point or a little higher (but still all sub $2K) we have: Fujifilm X-T3 (lovely Fujifilm colors! 10bit 4K internal) Panasonic GH5 / GH5S (rock solid workhorses that are packed with features) Z Cam E2 (4K 120fps!! And recently got a firmware update for ProRes) Nikon Z6 (4K raw output from a vistavision sensor!)
  7. Can you share more about how you can do affordable DIY development and digital scanning of Super 8mm film?
  8. I'll have my black paintbrush at the ready to upgrade my FS5mk1 to a mk2! ;-) The mk1 already has the variable ND built in.
  9. Always a very risky when dealing with someone who has only made two posts to the forum and buying an extremely high value item. At least you have a physical phone number for him you can ring, does he really live in Kansas? At least he isn't overseas!! http://www.reduser.net/forum/showthread.php?171580-Does-anyone-know-the-whereabouts-of-Jason-Sinclair
  10. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1185424-REG/sony_pxw_fs5_xdcam_super_35.html Spotted the news when I was checking up on the HiSpeedCamera website: http://www.hispeedcams.com/sony-fs5-240fps-full-hd-camera-gets-750-price-drop/ Didn't realise a new FS5 had dropped to well under four grand. But I had already noticed the prices of a FS5 on eBay had been steadily trending down this year. So while the the FS700 had become more and more attractive (around US$1.5K ish is a common price on eBay for a FS700), if the FS5 comes down in price to only be another $1K more (as I'm sure the price drop on a new FS5 will apply pressure to eBay prices!) then it might be a tough ask to buy a FS700 when the FS5 is only a little more. Hmmmm..... But the Sony PMW-F3 on eBay for as low as possibly US$750ish itself for a whole camera (the FS5 price drop equals a whole F3!) remains attractive, especially as I wouldn't need to buy a new recorder at all for a 2nd F3 camera. (although in the last month or two the low end floor price of an F3 seems to have trended back up to $1K, I dunno... just a momentary blip I assume in the overall inevitable decline in prices for everything) Plus of course let's not forget the new BMPCC4K and the many other mirrorless cameras recently released.
  11. Is already shipping WHOA! A 100% mark up?? Ballsy! They'll probably come down a little if no other appealing and popular S16 camera comes out. However the BMPCC already pushed prices of S16 lenses so high, that even after coming down a little, they'll still be much higher than they used to be. And S16 lenses on a BMPCC4K still would be covering much more than 2K, so they'll still have a lot of appeal on the new camera too.
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