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Old August 26th, 2008, 02:17 PM   #1
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HD on a budget?

Hi All

Looking to start moving my screen plays forward. (Shane Meadows, Nil by Mouth type stuff)

Looking for the film look and I have a bunch of prime Canon L Series SLR lenses as Iam photographer. I have looked at the:

Sony HVR-A1E 1702
Canon XHA1 2573

and various 35mm adaptors (even the home made type).

Problem is I only I have 1000 budget for a camera so Iam not sure HD can be done...

So have considered a SD camera but these appear to be a DES at the moment. Cheap but soon to be in the loft along with the BetaMax, CD Player...

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Old August 26th, 2008, 03:49 PM   #2
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1275 PAL Version Sony HVR-A1E from the USA...
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Old August 26th, 2008, 05:29 PM   #3
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35mm primes NOT "on a budget" approach

If you are on a budget and wish to do HD or HDV work, just leave your primes on your SLR body and use the lenses already optimized with these vidcams, FWIW.
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Old August 27th, 2008, 04:18 PM   #4
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Ok, but I thought there was no real control over DOF with these built in lenses? I though that was the purposes of DOF adaptors?
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Old September 6th, 2008, 09:24 AM   #5
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You can get the canon for 1800gbp if that helps you make your mind up ?
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Old September 6th, 2008, 12:46 PM   #6
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Hey Richard, have you ever consider a consumer level camcorder like the Canon HV20 and the Letus Mini? There's some good looking work done using the HV20.
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Old September 6th, 2008, 04:54 PM   #7
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Hey Richard, have you ever consider a consumer level camcorder like the Canon HV20 and the Letus Mini? There's some good looking work done using the HV20.
Hi Richard,

I would second Andy's comments.

There's some terrific work with the little camera and the prime lenses, that are only a bit out of your budget.

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