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Old October 26th, 2009, 09:27 PM   #1
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What Sony F350 lens are you using

What Sony F350 lens have users settled on. I know this is an old camera but I'm in the market for a new lens and have read all the post's in this forum and was wondering what you all use.

I currently have an SD Fujinon lens on: S20x6.4BERM (it's a cheepie) and use this for both SD & HD shooting but I'm finding this a bit soft.

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Old October 27th, 2009, 02:20 AM   #2
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I used to have the Canon KH20x6.4 HD lens. It was OK, but wouldn't be on the top of my list if I was getting a 1/2" HD lens.
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Old October 27th, 2009, 11:01 AM   #3
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We had the Canon HJ17ex7.7b and we're very happy with it. It is now on PDW 700 camcorders. We used the LO-32BMT 1/2" to 2/3" adapter. You might want to consider looking at 2/3 lenses in case you migrate to a PDW 700 or F800.
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Old October 27th, 2009, 01:19 PM   #4
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I used the Fujinon XS17x5.5 BRM-M38 and as far as lenses go it was pretty good, can’t say I had any issues with it at either end of the zoom. I was never keen on pouring too much money into ˝” lenses, so the XS17 was for me, a good compromise between something a bit more special and the cheaper lenses on the market. Also the resale on it was very good.
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http://www.studioscotland.com/SonyF350_review.htm

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Old October 27th, 2009, 02:32 PM   #5
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Thanks guys,
I made a decision to stay with my current setup and either upgrade to the 700 or wait until the new Sony 350 is released in Australia. I think the new Sony 350 will be cheaper and more than enough for what I shoot.

I have found the Sony F350 very noisy in low light and the black’s exhibit lots of grain with almost a filmic look but I know its noise. I was very surprised to see so much noise in the shots taken at a wedding I shot and this was out side on a dull day with gain set to 0db. Either I have some setting incorrectly set or this camera produces grain at the slightest drop in light. I thought at first it could be the lens.

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Old October 28th, 2009, 05:55 PM   #6
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Simon,

Do you have the most current firmware in the 350? I ask because it received via firmware update awhile back, the same noise suppression menu settings that the 355 has. It does help somewhat.

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Old October 30th, 2009, 06:40 AM   #7
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The F350 is a little noisy. The noise reduction helps as Greg points out. If you can you should check out the new PMW-350, that has a noise figure of 59db and it has very little noise and is probably over 2.5 stops more sensitive than the F350
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