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6k for a new camera...not sure what to get...would be happy to hear your input

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[quote name='KarimNassar' timestamp='1352224152' post='21169']
yup [url="http://www.siliconimaging.com/DigitalCinema/Files/SI%20Price%20List%20May%202007.pdf.old"]http://www.siliconim...ay 2007.pdf.old[/url]
at least in 2007... wonder how much they cost now
looked around but could not find any website selling them
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[url="http://philipbloom.net/forum/threads/si-2k-camera.1202/"]http://philipbloom.net/forum/threads/si-2k-camera.1202/[/url]
In this thread there's a guy that owns (or owned) an SI-2K and named that same price, but also said he saw the older models being sold a $4000 on eBay. I can't find any being sold right now.
Anyway, I was just curious.
I want the BMCC, really, though we have to wait, and I wanted to mention: if it had Cineform RAW as a recording format it would indeed be GREAT.

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yes galenb this is the minimum config I came up with not sure if I forgot something
But the rig is missing 6'360usd:

[url="http://www.freeimagehosting.net/4l9jl"][img]http://www.freeimagehosting.net/t/4l9jl.jpg[/img][/url]

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[quote name='KarimNassar' timestamp='1352225357' post='21175']
yes galenb this is the minimum config I came up with not sure if I forgot something
But the rig is missing 6'360usd:

[url="http://www.freeimagehosting.net/4l9jl"][img]http://www.freeimagehosting.net/t/4l9jl.jpg[/img][/url]
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You also need a quality lens adapter unless you have a bunch of $10K PL lenses sitting around, right?

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[quote name='HurtinMinorKey' timestamp='1352225810' post='21176']
You also need a quality lens adapter unless you have a bunch of $10K PL lenses sitting around, right?
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I called a local rental store they have all of the zeiss cp primes for 80usd a day.
If you take them for a week they only charge you 4 days.
The nikon mount is 500usd and I do not own a single nikon lens.
So seems best to me to rent the zeiss pl instead of buying the mount and renting nikon lenses.

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It's funny, digital bolex, ikonoskop and SI-2K are all super16 sized sensors. So, mostly C-mount. That's about the only way to use your MFT lenses at this point. All the other sensors are to large for the mft mount. ;-)

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If you're worried about weight & the possibilities of mounting on your shoulder (in the future if you run out of budget), then check this article out - by a Hollywood DP (his whole blog is very informative).

[url="http://www.hurlbutvisuals.com/blog/2012/10/why-a-shouldercam-should-be-heavy/"]http://www.hurlbutvi...hould-be-heavy/[/url]

Think it covers the basics.

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whole Red One Mx system ready to go on ebay - no bids yet

[url="http://www.ebay.com/itm/RED-One-MX-4k-Digital-Cinema-Camera-Package-/290806920766?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item43b571763e"]http://www.ebay.com/itm/RED-One-MX-4k-Digital-Cinema-Camera-Package-/290806920766?pt=Digital_Cameras&hash=item43b571763e[/url]

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Andy, here's another Red package on Ebay.
[url="http://www.ebay.com/itm/330824025300?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649"]http://www.ebay.com/itm/330824025300?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649[/url]

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So much for return on investment. :-/

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With 6k you could also shoot an entire short film with decent production values, if you rent the equipment.
What do you want to have after you spend your money, a film or a camera?
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looks good - will only sell to North America -
I think the Red One prices are going to drop second hand dramatically now Red have dropped their price.
More and more whole rigs like this will start to appear on ebay as people upgrade to Epic now its so much cheaper.

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[quote name='Bruno' timestamp='1352235838' post='21190']
With 6k you could also shoot an entire short film with decent production values, if you rent the equipment.
What do you want to have after you spend your money, a film or a camera?
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very interesting argument
But considering the new price I will take the camera.

I recently finished a video interview assignment that would have payed off at least the body entirely.
A couple assignments and your cinema camera is payed off, that is something to consider.

It's not 25k anymore, with the current price it makes more sense to me to buy than rent, at the moment on a couple days shoot you will pay more in rental than the cams sale worth.

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[quote name='Bioskop.Inc' timestamp='1352227299' post='21181']
If you're worried about weight & the possibilities of mounting on your shoulder (in the future if you run out of budget), then check this article out - by a Hollywood DP (his whole blog is very informative).

[url="http://www.hurlbutvisuals.com/blog/2012/10/why-a-shouldercam-should-be-heavy/"]http://www.hurlbutvi...hould-be-heavy/[/url]

Think it covers the basics.
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interesting read thanks

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