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Old June 21st, 2011, 07:55 PM   #1
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FS100 or F3?

If you can't decide whether an FS100 or an F3 would be the better choice for YOU, take my quiz.
It's guaranteed to give you the right answer or your money back.

Which Super-35mm camera is right for you?
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 06:48 AM   #2
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Re: FS100 or F3?

Doug I just heard that Sony raised the price of the F3 body to $14,000 - a price hike of $1,000.

That could be a deciding factor as well...
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 06:53 AM   #3
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Re: FS100 or F3?

That's a fun test !!

I got 59% for the FS-100.
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 07:57 AM   #4
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Re: FS100 or F3?

63% FS-100! Whoo Hoooo!
Now I just have to show my wife the results and tell her how much money I'm saving! Ha ha!
The biggest factor for me right now is the lenses. Ive got a good supply of Canon glass and theyre really not ideal for either Sony. (no manual iris) Am I going to be waiting forever for Canon to jump into this game? That is the real question for me. I am tired of dealing with the limitations and quirks of the DSLRs. Though I get really beautiful footage from them!
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 11:34 AM   #5
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Re: FS100 or F3?

Doug,

Cool little quiz. I know I'd rather have the F3, I just can't come
up with the money for it. However, I'm pretty happy with the FS 100
it's a nice cam. Be sure and let us all know when your training
products come out!
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 12:58 PM   #6
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Re: FS100 or F3?

25.4% FS100.... If only the FS100 and XF300 could have a baby
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Old June 22nd, 2011, 04:58 PM   #7
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Re: FS100 or F3?

Optional sensor cropping to 2/3" and an additional Motor Zoom lens. *dream*
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 02:09 PM   #8
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Optional sensor cropping to 2/3" and an additional Motor Zoom lens. *dream*
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Okay, so you're back to 2/3" style DoF (nothing wrong with that), you can attach that $12k HD Fujinon or Canon 18x with doubler you may have knocking around, and you'll have that super smooth zoom control...
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 05:29 PM   #9
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5800 $ ^^
IŽd rather buy an EX1-R for that.

46% on the FS100 btw. Getting mine next week.
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 06:31 PM   #10
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Re: FS100 or F3?

I just need to look at the prices to make my decision: FS100 all the way.

edit - but I took the quiz anyway, and it said ... F3 by 5.5% . huh.
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 10:13 PM   #11
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Re: FS100 or F3?

The test doesn't lie. Start saving your nickels and dimes.
5.5% is within the margin of error, so you might be okay with the FS100, but then again, you might not. :-)
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 10:55 PM   #12
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Re: FS100 or F3?

It's weird...even when you think you're going for the F3, you still get a result in favor of the FS100. I wonder why.
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Old June 23rd, 2011, 11:13 PM   #13
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Re: FS100 or F3?

Doug,

My idea was to buy the FS-100 and make enough money shooting with it to
buy the F3 :-) Of course by the time I did that, the F7 will be out
and I'll need to get that one instead. In all seriousness, with as
absolutely amazing as the FS-100 is, the F3 must be just out of this
world. I don't think I've ever had this much fun with a cam. I know
I have been going way overboard with the rack focuses, but they are just
SOOO fun! But the wide shots are just sharp as can be as well. Sony really
has some good things going here with these super 35 cameras!
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Old June 24th, 2011, 06:18 AM   #14
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Re: FS100 or F3?

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It's weird...even when you think you're going for the F3, you still get a result in favor of the FS100. I wonder why.
That is because your answers reveal the truth that the FS100 would be best for YOU, even if you think you should be going for the F3.

By the way, I can monitor the statistics, and the F3 is the one that is recommended slightly more often so the scoring does not favor the FS100 as you might think. When I had a dozen friends (who I know very well) beta test it, all of them got the results I would have predicted except for one. I think he did not take the questions seriously enough, and therefore got an answer I think would be wrong for him.
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Old June 24th, 2011, 08:49 AM   #15
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Re: FS100 or F3?

i got 40% on the fs100, and still waiting for it from B&H, they dont have any in stock with lens
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