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  1. You're talking about Gareth Edward's 2010 film "Monsters". That was of course not shot on a Sony FX3. It was shot on a Sony though! But a Sony PMW-EX3 (with a Letus Ultimate adapter and some Nikon SLR lenses). I'd say the modern day equivalent of that is the Sony FX6 or FX9. (even the FX9 is cheaper than the EX3 was!)
  2. I'd be more interested to learn more detailed breakdowns about any breakthrough indie film shot for sub £1M (or heck, go even lower, a quarter of that amount! Or merely a tenth??). No matter what the camera is that it was shot on, be it an OG BMPCC or an ARRI ALEXA 35. As I feel the camera itself is fairly irrelevant vs the overall approach taken to budgeting / scheduling / crewing / etc Sure, it could be made cheaper today. (as film stock now doesn't have to be purchased) But... 1) odds of success (a positive ROI) is waaay lower, because the competition now is much stiffer 2) because of the previous point, you have to make the film to an even higher standard. (which costs more!) I feel that you're massively underestimating the big cost savings from shooting on a sound stage.
  3. Thanks for sharing! I checked it out, I hadn't heard of that before (although of course knew about his later films). Keep in mind, he made this for "a million quid". Which in today's money means over £2M
  4. I just don't quite understand why a filmmaker such as Edwards used a FX3, when much better cameras for productions such as Sony BURANO (or back then, the FX6) are available cheaply. Camera gear is shockingly cheap to rent. I'm working on a low budget / self funded short film right now, which is using an ALEXA 35 with Panavision anamorphics. You're not saving that much from the overall budget by shooting with an FX3 instead, it just feels a bit gimmicky, like when people want to be able to say we "shot it on an iPhone" purely for the sake of the marketing aspects for driving the film out there to be seen by the audiences. After all, would we even be talking about this film at all today if he'd chosen an ALEXA 35 for it instead?
  5. Then again, perhaps that pair of lenses would be too bulky and heavy for your preferences
  6. It is a pity that the Tamron 20-40mm f/2.8 and Tamron 35-150mm f/2-2.8 are not available in L Mount. I wonder if it might ever come out in L Mount? As if you're looking for two lenses that cover the 24mm to 105mm ish range, then that might be an even better combo to consider??
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    Panasonic G9 mk2

    Dealing in coke is the way to go to able to afford cooke
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    Panasonic G9 mk2

    Got to up your offer even further! Let your daughter borrow a Fujifilm GFX100 Well, the GH7 will probably be at a higher price? And will likely have even more video features: 1) mini XLR?? 2) mini SDI?? 3) built in fan? 4) 4K 240fps??? 5) multi aspect sensor?? 6) six channel audio recording?? True. Better to have a "do it all camera" than a specialist stills vs video mirrorless. Wish Panasonic would
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    Panasonic G9 mk2

    I agree, the release of the G9mk2 with PDAF hints at the fact that there will be either a GH6mk2 (basically identical to the GH6, but with PDAF) or a GH7! (maybe even both) If it is a GH6mk2 then it will be "soon" (maybe this year?? At least, "within a year" for sure), if it is a GH7 then it will probably be a bit further away when it happens. Hopefully it will be both? Like what happened with the GH5mk2 / GH6 My hope is they'll surprise us with the GH6mk2 (that adds PDAF, but otherwise makes zero changes to the GH6mk1) and at the same time as they release the GH6mk2 they say that the GH7 is "in development" together with some ground breaking features. (mini SDI, mini XLR, six channel recording, and eNDs pretty please! We could easily fit all this into a S1H sized body for the GH7)
  10. How reliable are these adapters though? How is autofocus and optical stabilization?
  11. Wish someone would bring out a 12mm to 120mm powered zoom MFT lens with that 10x zoom range (16x would be even better!) so as to make MFT that much better for such applications. As otherwise, the only reasonable way to do this is with adapted B4 lenses (where 16x lenses are quite common place).
  12. Very glad that unlike the Nikon DF this one has video!!
  13. It's been a loooong wait for sure! Not what I'll get through, my next Sennheiser purchase will be another MKH50 (either next year, or the year after. No rush here).
  14. Is that the Admiral Graf Spee in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?
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