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Looking for a new camera, any ideas?

Budget 20000$

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#1 David Odell

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 09:41 AM

Im not sure where to put this topic. But first of Im going to invest in a camera and optics for a some small and a bigger production. Camera budget is estimated ~20000$.

Im looking for alternatives that allow me to shot by my self without B assistant etcetera. Also the preferred camera layout should be that I can put the camera right on my shoulder without any need of rigs. But mostly I shoot static shots with tripod.

My latest production, a seven year doc, was shot with DV, HD, Super16 and I wish to continue my cinematography with a really small team. So what cameras is preferred for a single cinematographer?

Panasonic HPX3700 with zoom optics?

Something that brings me close to s16?

I also with not to work with 35mm depth of field. Super 16 and 2/3" depth of field is closer to my likes.

So any tips is welcomed!

Best,
David

Edited by David Odell, 11 February 2013 - 09:44 AM.

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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 11:18 AM

Perhaps the Black Magic Design camera? very affordable at 3K for the body so the rest can get you some nice optics ect.
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#3 David Odell

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:18 PM

Thanks but no, I don't like the solutions they have chosen for that camera. Also the camera is in such a need for external parts to work for a photographer like me. But thanks!
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#4 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 12:24 PM

Aye it is an odd odd camera. I have always enjoyed the XDCam series offerings from Sony myself; but I'm not sure on their prices these days.
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#5 David Odell

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Posted 11 February 2013 - 02:17 PM

SI-2K is a bit special with ergonomics but has a great texture in the images. Any one here shot a doc or a longer project with one?
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#6 Artyom Zakharenko

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:43 AM

invest in glass


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