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Old July 28th, 2015, 03:15 PM   #106
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Laughing... :)

I find there's no point in being anything but an optimist in life... except when it comes to camera shipping dates - then I add 0.5 - 1.5 years. Keeps me from being dissapoint!
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Old July 28th, 2015, 03:31 PM   #107
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True. The important thing is to not let a camera delay stop you from making movies. The truth is that anyone who can't make a great film using a BMCC simple can't make a great film, probably because they're too lazy to learn how.
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Old July 28th, 2015, 04:53 PM   #108
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That's the truth... The two most important lessons from the entire history of DVinfo...

1) The best camera is the one that feels good in your hands and you have with you.

2) The best camera to buy for your film is the one that you can buy today.
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Old July 28th, 2015, 04:57 PM   #109
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That's the truth... The two most important lessons from the entire history of DVinfo...

1) The best camera is the one that feels good in your hands and you have with you.

2) The best camera to buy for your film is the one that you can buy today.
Yes, both are true. It's why I ended up investing in a Cion. It's insanely user friendly, it's dependable (thank you, AJA) and the images I'm getting with it are gorgeous.

It will tide me over until I get my Ursa Mini. :)
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Old July 28th, 2015, 08:08 PM   #110
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3) The camera of your dreams will never be built.

4) If it does get built, you can't afford it.

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Old July 29th, 2015, 02:56 AM   #111
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And URSA mini is delayed again now its somewhere mid September and i am not even optimistic about it, going by their old record on delivery times.
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Old July 29th, 2015, 09:04 AM   #112
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3) The camera of your dreams will never be built.

4) If it does get built, you can't afford it.
5) If the camera does get built and you can afford it, by then it will already be a better camera in the pipe.

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Old July 29th, 2015, 09:05 AM   #113
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And no matter what camera you have, the most important part of it is behind it.
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Old August 5th, 2015, 07:06 PM   #114
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5) If the camera does get built and you can afford it, by then it will already be a better camera in the pipe.

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I think that should be amended to:
5) If the camera does get built and you can afford it, a better and cheaper camera will be announced THE DAY AFTER YOU BUY IT.
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Old September 13th, 2015, 03:19 AM   #115
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BlackMagic have announced a B4 mount for the URSA Mini at IBC.

For the $295 user upgrade they say: "simply take the PL lens mount off where it is normally removed for shimming PL lenses and bolt on the B4 lens mount." and "also features spherical aberration correction so customers can use their lenses wide open with no blooming effect."
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Old September 14th, 2015, 09:21 PM   #116
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Hopefully the existence of a B4 adapter means a Nikon F one can also be made.
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Old September 15th, 2015, 02:07 AM   #117
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Here's a review of the viewfinder.

Pro Video Coalition - Blackmagic's URSA Viewfinder Review by Brian Hallett

More on the lens mount options.

http://www.provideocoalition.com/bla...-for-usra-mini
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Old September 25th, 2015, 02:33 PM   #118
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I remember the URSA Mini... from back in the olden days before the Red Raven. I still have it on pre-order... to cancel or not to cancel?
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Old September 25th, 2015, 09:58 PM   #119
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The sample video is beyond reproach. Now the question is, besides the wait, would you have the wherewithal, the time to promptly keep up with some essential firmware updates, and the right accessories to nail the shots? My short experience with the first BMCC and later the BMPCC makes me wary just by looking at the specs of the new camera. The lack of a built-in ND for example, is a start.
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Old September 26th, 2015, 10:00 AM   #120
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I remember the URSA Mini... from back in the olden days before the Red Raven. I still have it on pre-order... to cancel or not to cancel?
I briefly chuckled to myself when considering who was most likely to blow a deadline, Red or Blackmagic.
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