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Old December 19th, 2013, 06:59 PM   #31
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Love the turret idea. True, ND filters and follow focus pretty well impossible (well, at least pain in the butt), but with a sensor that small, it's all going to be in focus any way.

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Hi John,
I know I'm digging up an old thread, but as the D16 is finally a reality, the subject is of interest.
This is not a 1/3 inch sensor (aka MiniDV), a S16 sensor is quite a bit larger and with lenses that open at 1.3 or 1.4 you can get quite a shollow depth of field!

I've worked with miniDV and HDV for many years, I jumped on the Red band wagon, and love S35 sized sensors and raw, but dor documentary or run and gun style fiction, a S16 sized sensor is a nice option to have and there is onyl one option today, the Ikonoscope. I'm happy to see someone else on that market and looking forwarding to shooting with a D16. I think the appearance of the camera, which includes not only the body but xyou chosse to accessorize it, plays an important role in how and what you shoot, and how people react to the camera!

Thank you to the Digital Bolex team for offering us a new, and different tool, which allow us to think and shoot differently!

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Old December 22nd, 2013, 06:25 PM   #32
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One is tracked to arrive in Austin tomorrow, Monday Dec 23. I want to get my hands on it to shoot some Christmas lights. Will need to reach out to my buddies for some music to put with the video:

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Old December 23rd, 2013, 05:45 PM   #33
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I look forward to seeing what the early recipients of the camera shoot and hear about how they like working with it.
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Old April 26th, 2014, 11:50 PM   #34
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Here's a video I took of 3 different Digital Bolex unit with different mounts and support systems. I had to go to 3 different booths to do this. They didn't actually have a booth of their own.

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Old April 27th, 2014, 01:55 AM   #35
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My one thought about the Digital Bolex is why did they put the audio inputs on the operator's side? A well known cinematographer, who was very skeptical about the camera, came away from NAB very positive about it being a useful tool.
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Old April 28th, 2014, 08:03 AM   #36
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A well known cinematographer, who was very skeptical about the camera, came away from NAB very positive about it being a useful tool.
Who was that?
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Old April 29th, 2014, 01:33 AM   #37
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It was in one of Geoff Boyle's CML NAB reports. I suspect he'll be running his usual exposure tests on some of the new cameras.
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Old April 29th, 2014, 09:26 AM   #38
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Just think almost all of the new camera rigs these days look more like something designed with the aesthetic of the Borg from Star Trek.
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Old May 1st, 2014, 09:43 AM   #39
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Who was that?
Me.


ok.... not me

Actually, NAB was the first time I saw one in person and I have to say this...

I want it in the same way I want a 1977 black and gold Trans-Am. Beautiful in an awesome in your face nostalgic kind of way... the camera that I'd want to take on a long road trip through rocky canyons... but not something I'd every want to use on a day to day basis.
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