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Haitham Lawati October 4th, 2014 06:21 AM

Inquiry About Blackmagic Design URSA
 
Regarding URSA, I have two inquiries:
1- How much does the body weigh?
2- Is the mount interchangeable? If I purchase EF Mount, is it possible to remove it and replace it with PL Mount for PL lenses compatibility and vice versa?

Haitham Lawati October 5th, 2014 01:39 AM

Re: Inquiry About Blackmagic Design URSA
 
Any reply....

Jim Andrada October 5th, 2014 10:15 PM

Re: Inquiry About Blackmagic Design URSA
 
According to the BM Ursa page

https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/pro...blackmagicursa

you can change the mount but each mount includes the sensor - I don't think it would be cheap!

The specs



say it's 16.5 pounds

Haitham Lawati October 6th, 2014 06:39 AM

Re: Inquiry About Blackmagic Design URSA
 
It is really awful to find the body so heavy, while other companies and parties compete to reduce weight in order to impress customers and make life easier for shooters!

Rakesh Malik October 6th, 2014 11:00 AM

Re: Inquiry About Blackmagic Design URSA
 
When you get right down to it, the Ursa weighs about as much as the most popular cinema cameras currently on the market, which is Arri's Alexa line.

Mike Watson October 6th, 2014 09:43 PM

Re: Inquiry About Blackmagic Design URSA
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Haitham Lawati (Post 1863831)
It is really awful to find the body so heavy, while other companies and parties compete to reduce weight in order to impress customers and make life easier for shooters!

I have more trouble trying to steady a 2 lb 5DMkII than I ever did a 20 lb Betacam.

Haitham Lawati October 7th, 2014 12:53 PM

Re: Inquiry About Blackmagic Design URSA
 
The reason behind this stability could be the overall physical design of the camera and the appropriate location of centre of mass. Cinematography cameras have been designed with stability and balancing issues taken into consideration, whereas DSLR cameras are intended for photography primarily and video shooting capability is nothing more than being an additional and helpful feature.

Haitham Lawati October 14th, 2014 04:02 AM

Re: Inquiry About Blackmagic Design URSA
 
If I were to purchase URSA, what would be the best choices for support rigs and matte boxes ?

Haitham Lawati October 16th, 2014 12:54 PM

Re: Inquiry About Blackmagic Design URSA
 
Any reply ??....

Dylan Couper October 20th, 2014 05:10 PM

Re: Inquiry About Blackmagic Design URSA
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Haitham Lawati (Post 1864815)
If I were to purchase URSA, what would be the best choices for support rigs and matte boxes ?

You'll find it quite a bit different... While it has built in 15mm rails, the base is made for a Sony V lock tripod plate adapter, so you'll need one of those. And if you want to go handheld, there's no shoulder pad built into it, so you'll need to find/make/adapt one until some solutions come on the market (I'm looking for one for mine right now).

Haitham Lawati October 22nd, 2014 01:27 AM

Re: Inquiry About Blackmagic Design URSA
 
It seems that Blackmagic Design has its own accessories to facilitate the use of this camera.
Check this out:
https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/fi/...sa/accessories

Dylan Couper October 23rd, 2014 09:33 AM

Re: Inquiry About Blackmagic Design URSA
 
Oh something on that page gives me an idea... Thanks!

Mat Thompson October 26th, 2014 06:21 PM

Re: Inquiry About Blackmagic Design URSA
 
Over 16lbs with no evf/grip or shoulder mount. And of course no batteries, lens or NDs on that yet.

Strange camera!!

Jordan Nash October 27th, 2014 05:36 PM

Re: Inquiry About Blackmagic Design URSA
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dylan Couper (Post 1865515)
You'll find it quite a bit different... While it has built in 15mm rails, the base is made for a Sony V lock tripod plate adapter, so you'll need one of those. And if you want to go handheld, there's no shoulder pad built into it, so you'll need to find/make/adapt one until some solutions come on the market (I'm looking for one for mine right now).

B&H has the official BMD shoulder mount listed as an accessory for the URSA, but no price and unsearchable otherwise (looks like it's supposed to be hidden).

Haitham Lawati October 29th, 2014 04:50 AM

Re: Inquiry About Blackmagic Design URSA
 
When purchasing URSA, do I get along with the body a battery, a battery charger and CFast Card?


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