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Old December 23rd, 2010, 03:58 PM   #76
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A recent PMW 500 review by Ned Soltz, click on link below.

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Old December 23rd, 2010, 09:20 PM   #77
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Thanks Trell,

Great review from Ned, cheers

I've made an order for my PMW500 here in Sydney and should have this in the New Year.

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Old December 27th, 2010, 03:54 PM   #78
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Yes Ned's review was nice. The one think I liked is he understands that 2/3' broadcast cameras are long from dead. Deep depth of field and great erg make this a wonderful camera. I now have just over a week with mine and love it. The CCD is excellent and producing the same picture I was use to with my F800. Menu is easy, camera is light, and ergonomics are what you would expect from a industry standard.

My detailed review will be in Jan after it has been used on a few jobs.

Simon we made the right move.
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Old December 27th, 2010, 04:43 PM   #79
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Hi Paul,
Excellent news mate. I'm looking forward to my 500 coming in, although this may take a few more weeks.

look forward to your review.

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Old December 27th, 2010, 05:40 PM   #80
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Hi Simon,

Today I was tweaking two scene files I am working on. Both are based on my F800 files and seem to be close.

We were just hit with a good Nor'Easter packing a foot of snow with puffs to 68 kts, so getting good footage was tough today. I will be out this week to shoot and learn more about the camera and tweak the setting further. Happy to share with you once I feel it is up to sharing.

I did buy on Doug's recommendation the CAC-12 mic holder and it is the way to go. Found one used for $75.

Happy Boxing day a little late. I guess the boys are off to Hobart and having a bit of a blow on the way.

More soon.
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Old December 27th, 2010, 05:54 PM   #81
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Yes mate, the boys are a few days out of Sydney and the leader should be crossing the line sometime today or early morning. Looks like 15 boats have pulled out due to rough going.

All the best over your holiday period. I was watching the news this morning and looks like lots of snow for you guys.

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Old December 28th, 2010, 06:14 AM   #82
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Some snow but lots of wind and cold. Wind chill last night -15 F, over a week of 30-65kts of wind. Winter has arrived.

The 500 will have some good cold weather test.
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Old December 28th, 2010, 12:25 PM   #83
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Thanks, all, for the review comments.

Didn't know it had been posted already.

Very hard to write these days since we are limited in word-count and often difficult to convey everything that needs to be said.

Paul definitely picked up something I believe strongly-- different tools for different tasks. The 2/3" video camera, and even the 2/3" CCD camera, is alive and well.

My only regret is that Sony remembered I had the camera and I had to take it back (or write a check)

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Old January 2nd, 2011, 01:41 PM   #84
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My only regret is that Sony remembered I had the camera and I had to take it back (or write a check)
Don't you just hate it when they do that!
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 07:26 AM   #85
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My 500 gets used on its first big job tomorrow. Then I will put together my review next week.
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Good luck mate.
Look forward to your thoughts.

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