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Old August 24th, 2006, 11:42 AM   #1
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http://cgi.ebay.com/2005-Sony-FX1-Mi...QQcmdZViewItem

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Perfect Camcorder, no damage, no repair.

I wonder if he is trying to pawn off his mod-gone-wrong onto someone else...
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Old August 24th, 2006, 11:45 AM   #2
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This first pic has to be a photoslop job:

http://i9.ebayimg.com/02/i/08/07/3f/24_1.JPG
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Old August 24th, 2006, 11:51 AM   #3
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I just remebered where I saw this...
http://www.eidomedia.com/hdve/
http://www.eidomedia.com/hdv/

So it's either actually this camera, or the seller has cut and pasted that picture to make people think he's got a B4 lens mount....
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Old August 24th, 2006, 11:52 AM   #4
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This first pic has to be a photoslop job:

http://i9.ebayimg.com/02/i/08/07/3f/24_1.JPG

Ya think? I just sent him a question about that first pic if he responds I'll post it here.
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Old August 24th, 2006, 03:51 PM   #5
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Just a friendly note, I had batted around the idea of buying a used cam on eBay as well. And one of the nasty tricks I've seen is a lot of people rip photos from someone else's listing as their own. And I can say for a fact I saw another listing that has the exact same photo as the image in the top right. Additionally, I would be really really wary of buying something on eBay for $2k+ from a seller with no rating.

I'm with Sam on the bayonet photoshop deal too. It's such a crap job, look at the edging underneath the forward handle. That's a remarkably straight cut going from the top of the camera to the bottom - could only be a marquee cut. A real photo would have some z-depth distortion on the barrel.
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Old August 24th, 2006, 04:22 PM   #6
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I sent him a question if that first picture was an actual untouched photo of the camera and his short reponse "Yes it is" SCAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMM
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Old August 24th, 2006, 04:25 PM   #7
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I just sent him another message asking if he could take a new photo of the camera with the mount sitting on today's news paper.
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Old August 24th, 2006, 04:34 PM   #8
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It's obvious the camera exists, it's just a question of whether or not the first picture is what he's selling, because he makes no mention of his mod to the camera in the item description. I saw this a while back too and wasn't surprised. Didn't Nick Bartleet do something similar with his FX1?
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Old August 24th, 2006, 04:38 PM   #9
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I asked him specifically about the first picture.
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Old August 24th, 2006, 05:41 PM   #10
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I just remebered where I saw this...
http://www.eidomedia.com/hdve/
http://www.eidomedia.com/hdv/

So it's either actually this camera, or the seller has cut and pasted that picture to make people think he's got a B4 lens mount....
Okay, the bigger picture (hdve) doesn't look like a photoshop... the still camera was just dead-on with that edge, so it looks weird. The ebay listing is probably a scam though.
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Old August 25th, 2006, 06:51 AM   #11
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Wow. Obviously the image was pulled from somewhere else for the eBay listing, I'm just more shocked that they profile photo of the camera is legit. That edge just looks like a bogus photoshop seam of two images. Guess I need to eat my words...
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