Posts posted by Dano312
I imagine that you have to think of any big production as part of a very well established camera ecosystem. The camera, lens, whether you use film or video etc can not be isolated choices. Arri, which has been around since the silent era, very purposely made the Alexa so that it can be interchanged with (film-based) Arricams almost without notice - all the bits of gear that make it work (gears, flags, matte boxes) are widely availabe and second nature to a practised camera crew.
You can find crews around the world that will know how to work such standard 35mm-like gear. While RED has made tremendous progress, its layout, unique setup, and the depth of support by rental houses are just not as well established. While very technically adept directors like Fincher and Jackson might prefer a RED and enjoy fidling with it and pushing the camera system to its limits, most directors have enough on their hands and want as little drama as possible from the camera dept.
Canon EOS M50 - an accidental 4K Digital Bolex
Just saw this review. Thanks! Gorgeous color! And happy to see Super 16-style given a boost. There are probably equally good deals with new gear such as the Olympus you review, but I much appreciate Canon's color science, even if they are fuddy-duddy with pushing their tech to where it should be...