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David Peterson

Member Since 19 Jul 2014
Offline Last Active Nov 02 2018 07:47 PM
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Sony FS5 has a $750 price drop to under $3.5K

24 October 2018 - 03:57 AM

https://www.bhphotov...m_super_35.html

Spotted the news when I was checking up on the HiSpeedCamera website:

http://www.hispeedca...750-price-drop/

Didn't realise a new FS5 had dropped to well under four grand.
But I had already noticed the prices of a FS5 on eBay had been steadily trending down this year. 

So while the the FS700 had become more and more attractive (around US$1.5K ish is a common price on eBay for a FS700), if the FS5 comes down in price to only be another $1K more (as I'm sure the price drop on a new FS5 will apply pressure to eBay prices!) then it might be a tough ask to buy a FS700 when the FS5 is only a little more. Hmmmm..... 

But the Sony PMW-F3 on eBay for as low as possibly US$750ish itself for a whole camera (the FS5 price drop equals a whole F3!) remains attractive, especially as I wouldn't need to buy a new recorder at all for a 2nd F3 camera. (although in the last month or two the  low end floor price of an F3 seems to have trended back up to $1K, I dunno... just a momentary blip I assume in the overall inevitable decline in prices for everything)

Plus of course let's not forget the new BMPCC4K and the many other mirrorless cameras recently released. 


Timecode boxes: Ultrasync ONE vs Ambient NanoLockit vs Tentacle Sync

14 August 2018 - 09:58 PM

 

 

 

Started a new thread for this, as it is an area (timecode!) in which the sound department overlaps with the camera department thus it might interest the camera geeks here as well.

 

Because I got to try out the NanoLockit for the first time, was impressed with its feature in how it can autodetect FPS

 

But Ultrasync ONEs remain my favorite! And the Tentacle Syncs are still handy for DSLR/mirrorless shoots that lack a TC input on the camera.


The old Sony PMW-F3 is still getting a work out! Shot with 2 of them on this feature

17 July 2018 - 05:48 AM

 

I'm normally a sound recordist though, but I own a Sony PMW-F3 and borrowed a second so we could go multi camera.

 

 


Liliput A5, a 5" HDMI pass through monitor for only US$149!!

16 July 2018 - 02:47 AM

Just finished my a weekend of shooting with the Liliput A5 for the first time, and I really liked it! Was a nice screen (in fact the B cam would often be using it for himself! Rather than for its purpose: to be pointed at me, so I could keep an eye on the B Cam shots), seemed to be battery efficient (I think? I wasn't doing battery management though, that was B Cam AC's job) while being super small and lightweight. 
 
For its price (only US$149!) I think this was an awesome bargain buy. 
 

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