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Old March 16th, 2010, 04:16 PM   #16
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I don't understand owning a Nikon D5000 now, knowing you want a Canon 5D Mark III in the future, why not sell the Nikon and get something to help you become more familiar with Canon so when the time comes, you aren't having to learn a new camera?

Or stay with Nikon and get a FF video monster like the D3s? http://www.nikonusa.com/Find-Your-Ni...25466/D3S.html

Owning both to me is just silly.
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Old March 16th, 2010, 05:36 PM   #17
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Tell him that people that shoot video with DSLRs grown a Unicorn horn out of their forehead and wherever they walk, Wood Nymphs and Sprites shower the sidewalk in front of them with gold coins. He is just jealous that he doesn't have a horn and pocket full o' Gold. We all do and let me tell ya, it is sweet.

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Old March 16th, 2010, 07:35 PM   #18
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I've been a photographer for quite some time now and after a acquiring 5DII I've decided to check into its video abilities. I would not call it a gimmick but I would not call it a serious professional video camera as well. Its perfectly fine for some applications but it's just not up to par to do serious work. Member of this forum are die hard fans of DSLRs and I will become a target of stupid replies but if you really want to get a whole picture I suggest visiting a few forums and hearing other opinions as well.
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Old March 16th, 2010, 10:39 PM   #19
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Here's the bottom line. If you want to shoot filmic video with a camera budget of less than $20k, you pretty much have three solutions: a RED ONE ($17k), an HD video cam with a 35mm adapter (maybe $7-10k, and it loses lots of light), or a DvSLR ($800 - $5k).

If your friend has a better solution for making a filmic video *today* with a camera that costs less than $5k - and for as little as $800, he's welcome to offer suggestions.

Would I rather shoot on a RED ONE, or on 35mm film? Sure! Please have your friend make out the check to J-O-N F-A-I...
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Old March 17th, 2010, 12:05 AM   #20
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Member of this forum are die hard fans of DSLRs and I will become a target of stupid replies but if you really want to get a whole picture I suggest visiting a few forums and hearing other opinions as well.
It's not simply a matter of what people are saying, just look at the imagery produced by these cameras. In the hands of a professional they can create unbelievable work. I really don't see how that can be argued against.

I think there's a pretty strong consensus that DSLRs are in no way a full replacement for traditional video cameras, but they do have significant advantages which, used properly, can produce images simply not available at these prices previously.
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Old March 17th, 2010, 06:07 AM   #21
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Honestly guys…

When are we just going to leave this alone?


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Old March 17th, 2010, 07:35 AM   #22
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Honestly guys…

When are we just going to leave this alone?


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Sorry, this was my first post on the topic. I hadn't come across this discussion before, didn't realize it had been covered.
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Old March 17th, 2010, 08:29 AM   #23
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It's not simply a matter of what people are saying, just look at the imagery produced by these cameras. In the hands of a professional they can create unbelievable work. I really don't see how that can be argued against.

I think there's a pretty strong consensus that DSLRs are in no way a full replacement for traditional video cameras, but they do have significant advantages which, used properly, can produce images simply not available at these prices previously.
I agree, and this is why I was trying to make a point and gather feedback that its not a "gimmick", but it doesn't really matter anymore as I've found out he was just being immature with his comments and has proven he doesn't know much about the subject anyway. I'm sorry to have brought you all into his kid games, my apologies.
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Old March 17th, 2010, 02:51 PM   #24
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I'm doing very serious work with my 5D mkII. I'm doing event work with it. All of the things it is supposedly not suited for. So, these things sound like opinions to me. But, I appear to be the execption.
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