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#1 Jamie McIntyre

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Posted 08 June 2007 - 04:59 PM

Panavision HVX200 camera
Spare battery
Petrol carry bag,
Tiffen UV haze filter
Bogen 503 tripod.

all for $6250?

Bear in mind I'm not going to buy a P2 card yet as i am not shooting any HD untill September, and by then the 16gb cards will be out, so i will buy one of those then.

Technically, the full price including the card in September is like $7000.

Is this a good price for all that?
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#2 Jamie McIntyre

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Posted 09 June 2007 - 06:43 AM

a simple yes or no would suffice.

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#3 Ted Chu

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 01:16 PM

no
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#4 Jamie McIntyre

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Posted 10 June 2007 - 06:07 PM

Why not?
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#5 Paul Wizikowski

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 05:57 PM

Have you priced each of those items separately? Without having researched current market prices myself, My first thought is that price feels like close to full price for each item. When I bet you could get each item for less at various places. Google is your friend.
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#6 Logan Schneider

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 10:22 PM

go to abelcine.com, or an number of other vendors. You can get a package with a 16gb P2 card for about that price (they're already out by the way).
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#7 Nick Mulder

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 12:00 AM

Whats a Panavision HVX200 ?

(;))
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#8 Jonathan Bowerbank

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Posted 19 June 2007 - 03:18 AM

Why buy when you can rent? Is it worth the $7k when you can just rent per project, interest free?

In a couple years, the HD camera world will have evolved even more, making the HVX200 old news.

It's just a personal preference of mine to not invest in any technology that isn't upgradeable, as far as software goes. I spoke with a DP who shoots a lot with the HVX, and he assumes (keyword) that future generations of the Panasonic HVX will come with options for software upgrades, keeping the cameras capabilities up to date with whatever would come out later. And it seems pheesable, since with the P2 cards, there aren't any moving parts, thus making this assumption a definite possibility, right?
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#9 Paul Wizikowski

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Posted 20 June 2007 - 12:04 PM

Here's the flip-side of Jonathan's argument...and yes its off topic.

And remember this is a personal opinion. Do you lease (rent) or buy your car? In most cases you buy it so you can have the equity of selling it when your done or at least use it for nothing after its paid off. The catch is really how much are you going to use this camera?
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