used for a short period of time is pushing it a bit !.
I was referring to "cinema" use, not broadcast use.
The F900 filled a void from 1999 (initial release in the states) through around 2003, right when the Thompson Viper came out. This was mainly due to Lucas and Panavision building a complete package out of it. There were a BUNCH of films shot with it during that period. However, it was quickly dropped in favor the F950 and Panavision Genesis, which was of course developed by Sony. The 950 and Genesis added 12 bit 444 recording onto HDCAM SR tapes, which was a HUGE improvement over the F900. Plus, the Genesis had a Super 35mm sized imager block, bringing it more in line with today's technology.
I was heavily involved the broadcast industry during the F900's day and nobody could afford them. Sony wanted $85.000 USD for one and you could buy Panasonic cameras for half that price or less. I did however install many HDC-1500's at facilities, which was the camera head of the 950. That was a very popular studio camera for quite sometime.