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    Ed_David reacted to IronFilm in You can now get an Arri Alexa for £4900   
    We had a similar discussion back in 2017 when it was noticed just how cheap as chips an ARRI ALEXA Classic is getting:
     
    So they've been "affordable" for a while now. 
     
    I work on lots of shoots using ARRI cameras (I'm the sound recordist for a series right now which is being shot on an AMIRA, with a BMPCC4K for some occasional specialist B cam shots). And yeah, you really need to have at least a small crew behind you if you want to shoot on an ARRI. 
    Lots more Minis for sale in recent weeks compared to last year, now that ARRI has confirmed a Mini S35 4K will be coming in 2020. 
    Folks need to get rid of their Mini before then! 😉

    Depends entirely on a persons connections as to what kind of network they have of people who'd hire it from them directly vs via a full service rental house. 

    As the owner of a popular site like EOSHD you could probably do better at getting rentals than most, however on the flip side people would need to be local to rent from you, which is a much smaller part of your total audience. (unfortunately a contributor like myself from way out in New Zealand will never be renting an ARRI to get it shipped from the UK to NZ and then back again!)

    I'd like to see a 2019 review of the GH1 as well!
     
    Skip the C100, the C300 is only a little extra cost and offers much more!
     

    Yes, in terms of a more "practical" camera then EVA1 / FS7 / UMP / RED DSMC1 / Kinefinity Terra / etc will all be much much more usable in that general price range. 

    Just because they're lighter / faster / power efficient. 
    (relatively speaking)

    And over the course of a long day of shooting then the more "practical" camera can give you better looking results than one you have to constantly fight against. 
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    Ed_David got a reaction from andrgl in You can now get an Arri Alexa for £4900   
    in the states, you can rent it for around $300 a day on sharegrid and kitsplit - but I don't know the demand for it, but I think it's probably fairly good, especially wtih an odyssey for arriraw.
    But as a former owner of a sony f65 - having a big giant heavy power-hungry camera with a slow boot up time definitely limits creative choices that you can get with a smaller camera.  You can't fly on a gimbal or steadicam as easily you can put it in a car or other tight spaces, you can handhold for as long.
    But still, yea that alexa has some great skintones, and so easily.
    still though, an ursa mini pro with a custom olpf filter or  red scarlet maybe more useful at that price range
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    Ed_David got a reaction from webrunner5 in Are There Any Canon C700 Full Frame Reviews?   
    the varicam lt is not as good in low light, and doesn't do full frame nor has, in my opinion, skintones as close to alexa as the c700.  but yea I got my used.  varicam is a lot cheaper - but that's the price I got the c700 for used
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    Ed_David got a reaction from Inazuma in Are There Any Canon C700 Full Frame Reviews?   
    I bought one used.  it's about 1.5 stops better in the shadows than the c300 ii and same in the highlights (3.5 stops over key) - https://cinematography.net/CineRant/2018/07/30/personal-comments-on-the-2018-cml-camera-evaluations/
    which makes it almost as good as any camera - well better than the alexa in shadows but, still alexa is the king in highlights.
    it shoots pro res.  it does everything you wish the c300 ii would do.  well not raw light - i don't know why it doesn't do that - maybe I should ask them.
    here's some stills with a zeiss 28mm standard speed - doesn't quite have full frame coverage.
    i'll post a video soon to show more tests with it.















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    Ed_David got a reaction from webrunner5 in Canon C300MkII vs C200   
    I have the new lcd. Makes the c300 ii so so so much more ergonomical .
    I shot some tests c300 ii and c200. Email me at [email protected] and i can get you the raw dpx files
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    Ed_David got a reaction from Django in Canon C300MkII vs C200   
    I have the new lcd. Makes the c300 ii so so so much more ergonomical .
    I shot some tests c300 ii and c200. Email me at [email protected] and i can get you the raw dpx files
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    Ed_David got a reaction from webrunner5 in Chronos 2.1 low cost high speed camera   
    just the youtube web version - yea it's still really bad, but if you look at what's on youtube, I'm just trying to help them - help the little guy
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    Ed_David got a reaction from zerocool22 in Chronos 2.1 low cost high speed camera   
    just the youtube web version - yea it's still really bad, but if you look at what's on youtube, I'm just trying to help them - help the little guy
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    Ed_David got a reaction from zerocool22 in aputure 300d mark ii . !!!   
    wooooooo 575 vs 300 watts . DAMN GINA!  that's like a joker 800
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    Ed_David got a reaction from webrunner5 in Chronos 2.1 low cost high speed camera   
    i regraded it for them to make it better.  tried to get rid of macro blocking:
     
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    Ed_David reacted to Parker in aputure 300d mark ii . !!!   
    Per Ted Sims on the 300Dii, via Facebook: 
    "Release date in the next two months! Yes, that is an all-in-one controller box. No more noisy ballast. The new design is all built together with zero fans, all passive cooling. 20% brighter. DMX added. Powerable from a single battery. Quick release super clamp mounting point on the controller box. 360 degree reinforced yoke. Built-in Effects and Wireless Control via APP."
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    Ed_David got a reaction from webrunner5 in Chronos 2.1 low cost high speed camera   
    completely portable. small.  6k vs 30k used for a phantom miro.  
    excited about this guy.
    curious to see dynamic range vs miro (from demo reel chronos looks like 10-12 stops similar to miro and red one mx)
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    Ed_David reacted to zerocool22 in Chronos 2.1 low cost high speed camera   
    yeah extra stop with a speedbooster is always a plus with slowmotion
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    Ed_David got a reaction from IronFilm in aputure 300d mark ii . !!!   
    dang that looks like the same light!!  THANK YOU CHINA!
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    Ed_David reacted to Parker in aputure 300d mark ii . !!!   
    I'm excited about this one, I saw the original 300D's price got slashed on B&H by like $400 last week so I assumed a new one was probably on the way. Some more pics leaked to the Aputure Facebook group:



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    Ed_David got a reaction from andrgl in aputure 300d mark ii . !!!   
    dang that looks like the same light!!  THANK YOU CHINA!
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    Ed_David reacted to mercer in Canon FD vs K-35 Glass - Can you tell the differences between $1k and $15k glass?   
    Sorry for the OT @Ed_David but I’ve been thinking about the FD-K35 comparison for a couple weeks now and how it correlates with the lenses I already own...
    I guess it’s better than my obsession a few months ago with the triangular aperture, Rollei Zeiss lenses that were derived from the late 60s Super Speeds, Scorsese used in Taxi Driver.
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    Ed_David got a reaction from mercer in Canon FD vs K-35 Glass - Can you tell the differences between $1k and $15k glass?   
    i actually did do a test!  uploading asap
    i have to reevaluate the test but it's also possible because I may have shot at T1.2 not T1.4 hence the k35 which is T1.4 or so (might be sharper) or I screwed up focus.  i'm not really the best at testing stuff in a scientific way.  I'm sloppy and lazy.
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    Ed_David reacted to currensheldon in NAB 2019 predictions and major talking points - BMPCC 4K Pro anyone?!   
    Seems like it might be quiet, but still holding out hope for the predictions I made in the other thread I started. Namely, a C100 Mark III or some other small form factor camera from Canon or Panasonic (think FS5 sized or smaller) in their new mounts (RF or L). 
    a Black Magic BM Raw recorder would be great as well since I'm looking to switch to Da Vinci soon (also looking forward to that update).
    Some other updates that would be great:
    - An attachment to stick the DJI X5s on the Ronin-S would be great.
    - Pricing and availability of the Panasonic 10-25mm f1.7 (or a GH6 tease).
    - CFExpress official launch so we can update on XQD cameras and not be locked into Sony's cards. 
     
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    Ed_David reacted to Geoff CB in NAB 2019 predictions and major talking points - BMPCC 4K Pro anyone?!   
    Predictions/Hopes for Blackmagic 16:

    Better stabilization options.
    Prores support in Windows
    Dolby Atmos support.
    More options in the export menu for customization.

    And #1: Ability to use external monitors without their hardware cards.
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    Ed_David got a reaction from tweak in Canon FD vs K-35 Glass - Can you tell the differences between $1k and $15k glass?   
    i actually did do a test!  uploading asap
    i have to reevaluate the test but it's also possible because I may have shot at T1.2 not T1.4 hence the k35 which is T1.4 or so (might be sharper) or I screwed up focus.  i'm not really the best at testing stuff in a scientific way.  I'm sloppy and lazy.
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    Ed_David reacted to mercer in Canon FD vs K-35 Glass - Can you tell the differences between $1k and $15k glass?   
    Will do, I have a nFD 50mm 1.4 that was modified to Nikon F so I will make sure the 1.2 L is worth the extra money. Of course, everything I’ve read and have been told claims that it is. But if it isn’t, I’ll surely sell it and make almost double what I paid for it.
    It doesn’t really have to be that sharp wide open, 1.2 or faster lenses are really only useful for extremely low light or for that dreamy effect. So the question will be how sharp it is at 1.4 and f/2 compared to the 1.4 version...
    Hopefully it’s noticeably sharper because the red band makes me feel cool.
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    Ed_David reacted to mercer in Canon FD vs K-35 Glass - Can you tell the differences between $1k and $15k glass?   
    I’m going to try out ML Raw on the EOS-M just so I can test the 50mm 1.2 out before I send it to get converted. It’s one of the cleanest used lenses I’ve ever bought, so I cannot imagine I won’t like it. I’m hoping it will scratch my itch for a couple other 50mm lenses I either have or am interested in. 
    I just looked a few days ago for the 24mm and the cheapest one I could find was nearly $1200 and it wasn’t in that great of shape. Good copies were listed for $1600... I don’t think I’ve seen a lens raise in price so quickly. 
    I saw another FD-K35 lens comparison on IG last week but I can’t seem to find it now.
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