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  1. Brilliant marketing idea. As a phone? No. As something in the video-photog toolbox? Nope As the Ferrari of phone? YES! A bit like a Oakley sunglasses, the brand is the product. Need real sunglasses, get some Nikon at your optometrist. Then could there be a connexion between Oakley and RED, I wonder.
  2. Wow! Comparing apple juice and wine!
  3. I hope that Canon doesn't drop the XC_* line. My XC-10 is a little marvel of right compromises. Wish list is quite simple: a) Servo zoom (could be an add-on with its own batteries) b) A wider and faster lens c) A more complex flash shoe (with audio and HDMI video out) plus a bottom strip with all i/o plus power. So you would have: a) XC-10 plus add-on servo b) XC-15 Never understood the concept c) XC-20 (the 10, plus the servo and I/O) d) XC-30 with a wider-faster servo lens and the I/O The price point is easy to figure out, both the XC-10 and
  4. Is anyone aware of who is the japanese 'sponsor' for the XC series? For the Canon Scoopic decades ago it was NHK. Would seem that the XC would had been a order from a newspaper chain. My Japanse is nil, so if someone has any links, that would help. Owner of one by the way
  5. As I’ve said before we are in Canon repeating the Scoopic story 40 years later. The 16mm camera was an order from NHK to have a sturdy news camera to compete with the Beaulieu and Bolex of the time. It was sturdy but had that committee feel to it. Using a Beaulieu in Vietnam was playing Russian Roulette, a Bolex died the first day. The XC10 is in the same category. After almost 6 months using it for what it is, a news reporter video and photo camera, I’m highly please. We don’t do small documentaries but again it would fit the bill if we had too. And I’m sure that some are used as C camer
  6. It hit me like brick late Friday, The XC10 is the reincarnation of the Canon Scoopic! http://www.webtfg.com/sync10.htm That camera was a request by NHK for a simple to use newscamera with better handling that an Arri or a Beaulieu. Both difficult to use alone and the Beaulieu was not the most trustworthy camera ever build. My hearth in 73 was between both the Canon and the Beaulieu, about 2k$. But I was giving access to a 16BL for free (my best price) at a local college along with a Nagra II if I recall and a nice wooden with splinters spring loaded tripod and head.
  7. Love these post, have gone thru them in some or another for almost 50 years. First with: The only way to shoot a movie is with a Mitchell. Followed by: Reflex are for sissies. Then: Arris may be good as expendable cameras. And let's not forget: 16mm is for amateur! Which was technically true as it was introduced as such. Let's not forget the great Super8 debate! There is a better format and it's 9.5mm! Which was true, except that film was not available in most places on the planet. I've bought an XC 10, not even touching it (that was almost 2 months ago, it's backordered at Canon Can
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