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#1 Matthew Buick

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 08:51 AM

Hi Everybody.

This forum is asking 'What is your favourite ever camera?', it can be anything, from a Canon 310XL, to a
Panavision Genesis.

My personal favourite: ARRI D20

Enjoy

Edited by Matthew Buick, 03 July 2006 - 08:52 AM.

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#2 Stephen Williams

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 10:23 AM

My personal favourite: ARRI D20

Enjoy


Hi,

How do you know? Have you used one or tried to hand hold it?

Stephen
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Posted 03 July 2006 - 11:08 AM

Hi tried hand holding the D20 , for about one minute , dont think i am butch enough . john holland .
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Posted 03 July 2006 - 11:40 AM

I've always dug the Brownie and then my mom made me go techno for my birthday, so I got my mits on one of them fold-out jobs. Then I got really seriouss and got me a Rebel a year later.

Silly child, an Arri D20 is digital. Everything digital sucks eggs. What are those quacks teaching our middle school childen these days.
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#5 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 11:52 AM

My favorite camera is whatever allows me to put my favorite lenses on it, and load my favorite film stock on it, and is quiet enough not to get sh-- from the sound person...
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Posted 03 July 2006 - 12:42 PM

Hi Everybody.

This forum is asking 'What is your favourite ever camera?', it can be anything, from a Canon 310XL, to a
Panavision Genesis.

My personal favourite: ARRI D20

Enjoy


---& when have you used one?

---LV
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#7 Matthew Buick

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 02:41 PM

Hi,

How do you know? Have you used one or tried to hand hold it?

Stephen


I have a hunch.
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#8 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 02:48 PM

So did Quasimodo.

I suppose his 'favourite' camera would have been a Bell & Howell...
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#9 Matthew Buick

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 03:07 PM

This forum was only meant to be a bit of innocent fun.
I have no real reason for liking the D20 other than ''it looks cool'', maybe it does suck egg, but that won't stop me fron liking it.

Matthew Buick

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#10 Michael Nash

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 03:19 PM

You'll find that when you get out into the professional world, you have to learn to be a lot more realistic about the tools. I've used cameras and systems that I didn't think I was going to like but ended up appreciating them, and I've also learned some cameras I thought were great really weren't that awesome after all. Eventually you have to get to know how to use all the cameras out there.

For 35mm I'm fond of the Moviecam Compact as a workhorse, but I haven't used the Arricam(s) yet.
Love the Aaton 35 for its lightweight and ergonomics, but it can be noisy.

For 16mm the Arri 16BL is disappointing in every possible way. The new 416 seems pretty cool, and a little better ergonomically than the SR's.

For video I'm really excited about the HDX900. Not because it's superior to other 2/3" HD cameras, but because it seems to offer a powerful combination of performance and price. One tidy, reliable package would be capable of almost any type of production (from low budget features down through TV news).
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#11 Tim Terner

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 03:30 PM

For 16mm the Arri 16BL is disappointing in every possible way

Please let us know why it is disappointing in every way
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#12 Matthew Buick

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 03:47 PM

You'll find that when you get out into the professional world, you have to learn to be a lot more realistic about the tools. I've used cameras and systems that I didn't think I was going to like but ended up appreciating them, and I've also learned some cameras I thought were great really weren't that awesome after all. Eventually you have to get to know how to use all the cameras out there.

For 35mm I'm fond of the Moviecam Compact as a workhorse, but I haven't used the Arricam(s) yet.
Love the Aaton 35 for its lightweight and ergonomics, but it can be noisy.

For 16mm the Arri 16BL is disappointing in every possible way. The new 416 seems pretty cool, and a little better ergonomically than the SR's.

For video I'm really excited about the HDX900. Not because it's superior to other 2/3" HD cameras, but because it seems to offer a powerful combination of performance and price. One tidy, reliable package would be capable of almost any type of production (from low budget features down through TV news).


Your Right! I must grow up immediately! But I still have a soft spot for the looks at least, of the D20, but from what you guys are saying, it sucks like a Hoover.
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#13 Daniel Stigler

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 03:57 PM

As i'm doing mostly MOS commercials these days my favorite is the ARRI 435 Xtreme. If she's not in the budget i go for the 435ES.
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#14 Matthew Buick

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 04:19 PM

Silly child


Sily child, eh. EN GARDE.
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#15 Kevin Masuda

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 04:27 PM

Fav cam? What ever is right for the story told.


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#16 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 04:30 PM

I still have a soft spot for the looks at least, of the D20, but from what you guys are saying, it sucks like a Hoover.


No-one is saying that the D20 is a bad camera. It was just pointed out that perhaps you should actually use a camera before you decide it's your 'favorite'.
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#17 Matthew Buick

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 05:07 PM

I just meant the design looks nice, oh forget it. <_<
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Posted 03 July 2006 - 05:08 PM

I can't say it's the best camera, but the one I grab when I want to shoot film for the pure pleasure of the craft is the B&H Filmo DA/DR. Light enough for handheld, sits nicely on the forehead, good enough optics for showtime, and it's a surefire conversation starter in public.
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#19 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 07:35 PM

I just meant the design looks nice, oh forget it. <_<


Design-wise, I always thought ILM's "Empireflex" VistaVision camera looked cool. The CircleVision camera rigs are really wild-looking...

I like the latest Arri designs in general, like the Arri-235 and Arri-416. The Panaflex Millenium-XL2 also looks a little sporty (for a little white box!)

For really old cameras, the Akeley is neat.
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#20 Phil Connolly

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Posted 03 July 2006 - 07:52 PM

I think the D-20s a cool camera, but its not the most pretty of beasts. It turns heads, but in a what the hell is that sort of way.

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