I came across a fully functional XTR prod with videotap, 6 mags and 7 batts put for sale for $6,500.
Now I have no doubt that the XTRProd is a very nice camera and the price seems pretty good to me. But technicals aside, and strictly business-wise, is a 16mm camera system still worth investing into? Everywhere I go nowadays, I see digital. The last time I talked to a local DP, he said his $80,000 SR3 system has been on the shelf for 2 years while his REDs and Nikons have been getting most work. This DP does a lot of commercials, corporate videos and occasionally features.
I'm in love with the S16 format but wanted to take extra caution when it comes to buying gears, so I'd like to pick you experts' brains on this matter. It seems like people are still buying/renting 16mm cameras but mostly for personal projects. I'm aware that there's a wedge of work out there that asks for s16, but is it big enough to put my money in?
Thanks a lot in advance!