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#1 Miller shan ink

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 06:20 AM

What is the best camera for a student cinematographer,price ranging about $4500 to $6500?
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#2 Allen Achterberg

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 08:56 AM

What do you want to shoot? I'd recommend starting off with a DSLR since they are so cheap, and you can keep practicing still photography with it.
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Posted 24 September 2010 - 10:29 AM

What do you want to shoot? I'd recommend starting off with a DSLR since they are so cheap, and you can keep practicing still photography with it.

I already have a nikon DSLR.I just want to start freelancing in my free time as for the experience
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#4 Eric Lagerlof

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 11:16 AM

Are you looking for film or video cameras? If video, the Sony EX-1 is probably the best bang-for-buck at your price range. The EX-1 is acceptable as at least a b-cam by just about anybody in broadcast from what I understand, and has become a standard for the pro/industrial market. ( Although, if you also need to use that budget for a good fluid head tripod, other choices might have to be made.)
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Posted 24 September 2010 - 11:54 AM

Actually i'm looking for film
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#6 John Sprung

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 12:59 PM

Actually i'm looking for film


In that case, you can pick up a 16mm Arri S for under a thousand, and have money left for stock and processing.




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Posted 24 September 2010 - 01:07 PM

In that case, you can pick up a 16mm Arri S for under a thousand, and have money left for stock and processing.




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Thanks
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Posted 24 September 2010 - 04:34 PM

It doesn't come with lenses but at this price you'll have more than enough to pick up a couple of nice primes or a decent zoom.

http://www.visualpro...&Cat=17&Cat2=32
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Posted 24 September 2010 - 06:27 PM

It doesn't come with lenses but at this price you'll have more than enough to pick up a couple of nice primes or a decent zoom.

http://www.visualpro...&Cat=17&Cat2=32

hey thanks for the link.
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Posted 24 September 2010 - 09:26 PM

In that case, you can pick up a 16mm Arri S for under a thousand, and have money left for stock and processing.




-- J.S.


But not too much stock and processing. . . ;)



Seriously, with "Domino's Pizza" and "Friday Night Lights" being the only other two customers of 16mm film besides the NFL these days, there is a smaller and smaller source of short ends. So you will have more trouble getting ends deals than used to be the case.


EDIT: Sorry I shouldn't have arbitrarily assumed you were in the United States. Is ANYONE shooting 16 in the UK these days? Cue Phil Rhodes and a sarcastic comment.

Edited by Karl Borowski, 24 September 2010 - 09:27 PM.

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#11 Stuart Brereton

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Posted 24 September 2010 - 09:41 PM

What is the best camera for a student cinematographer,price ranging about $4500 to $6500?



For that money you have a pretty wide range of film cameras to choose from. In 16mm there are obviously the Bolexes which you should be able to pick up for £500 - £1000 as a complete kit,or an Arri 16s, but these days you can almost certainly find an Aaton LTR or Arri SR1, possibly even an Arri SR2. In 35mm, you will find Konvas cameras very affordable, or Arri 2c's for a little more.

Try : bblist

or : Visual Products
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#12 Chris Burke

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 07:31 AM

What is the best camera for a student cinematographer,price ranging about $4500 to $6500?




I would look at an Aaton. LTR 54 or even XTR. It is a buyer's market these days.


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#13 Mohan Sandhu

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Posted 25 September 2010 - 10:57 AM

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