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Old October 31st, 2011, 09:37 PM   #31
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Re: Holding off purchasing nex FS100

Bottom line I want to buy my next camera and keep it for 5-10 years lol. Thats why I said I was holding off purchasing the Sony fs100. Now I'm thinking the the f3. But we'll see how things shake-out after Nov. 3rd.

It's a good time for us filmmakers right now, cameras are so excellent right now and just keep getting better every 6 months.
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 10:45 PM   #32
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Looks like the FS100 will definitely be my camera. The new Canon is way out of my price range, and so would the Scarlet X. I've Loved the footage I've seen from the Sony, and now that the Nov 3rd hype has come and gone, I'm happy with my decision and can't wait to get the fs100 in my hands.
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Old November 3rd, 2011, 11:20 PM   #33
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I'm very glad I got my FS100.
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Old November 4th, 2011, 01:40 AM   #34
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Yup, even more so today. I usually say, figure out your budget, and then
buy the best thing you can afford in your budget. Although both the
Scarlet and the new Canon look nice, they are in F3 budget territory, and
not in my range. FS100 still looks like a very good performer in the
'price/performance' area. I'm glad I bought when I did, instead of
waiting for the November 3rd announcement. I have made back every
cent I spent on the FS100 and more in that time period, and I am
a LOT better FS100 operator than I was a couple months ago.
But not to take anything away from the new cameras, the more competition
the better as far as I am concerned!
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Old November 4th, 2011, 08:31 AM   #35
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Looks like the FS100 will definitely be my camera. .....now that the Nov 3rd hype has come and gone, I'm happy with my decision and can't wait to get the fs100 in my hands.
I was all for waiting until the 3rd Nov... now I fully agree with you. At the price point it's the FS100 or the AF100, and all the evidence is that the FS100 is by far the better value for money. Not perfect, but....
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Old November 4th, 2011, 01:29 PM   #36
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I, too, am glad that I purchased the FS100.
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Old November 4th, 2011, 02:24 PM   #37
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I was all for waiting until the 3rd Nov... now I fully agree with you. At the price point it's the FS100 or the AF100, and all the evidence is that the FS100 is by far the better value for money. Not perfect, but....
I have both. The FS100 smokes the AF100. The m4/3 is a major part of the dealbreaker though.
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Old November 4th, 2011, 03:43 PM   #38
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Gabe, me three. We're buying the FS100 on monday. Still undecided on nikon or canon lens adapter, but we are going to play with the camera for a few weeks before deciding.

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Yup, even more so today. I usually say, figure out your budget, and then
buy the best thing you can afford in your budget. Although both the
Scarlet and the new Canon look nice, they are in F3 budget territory, and
not in my range. FS100 still looks like a very good performer in the
'price/performance' area. I'm glad I bought when I did, instead of
waiting for the November 3rd announcement. I have made back every
cent I spent on the FS100 and more in that time period, and I am
a LOT better FS100 operator than I was a couple months ago.
But not to take anything away from the new cameras, the more competition
the better as far as I am concerned!
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Old November 4th, 2011, 03:47 PM   #39
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I'll be ordering soon. The $500 rebate for camera and fmu, has altered my budget a little. I'm new to removable lens cameras, so I'll be buy glass also. But I'll be picking up the camera and fmu next week or week after. Have they come out with a smart adapter, for canon lens yet? I'm planning on going Nikon right now.
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Old November 4th, 2011, 05:26 PM   #40
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I have both. The FS100 smokes the AF100. The m4/3 is a major part of the dealbreaker though.
From what I've heard, it's sensitivity and highlight handling that many people comment on - any comments there? How are the rentals going for one versus the other, out of interest?
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Old November 4th, 2011, 05:56 PM   #41
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Gabe, me three. We're buying the FS100 on monday. Still undecided on nikon or canon lens adapter, but we are going to play with the camera for a few weeks before deciding.

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You are going to love it. I still can't get over the 'video/motion pictures' (not sure what to call it anymore) that this thing produces. Just
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Old November 4th, 2011, 08:47 PM   #42
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You play with those Canon FD lenses yet? I was eyeing up some aspherical ones on ebay tonight, pricy but not as pricy as a single prime video lens by a longshot. All about $1-2K each.

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Old November 4th, 2011, 09:07 PM   #43
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Scott,

I have never used ebay before. However, I ordered 3 FD lenses off ebay.
The first one was a 28mm F2.5. I got it about a week ago.
I paid $20 for it. I also bought a 50mm F1.4 for $50. I received a
flat rate envelope with a rip in it and nothing else. The seller
claims he had packaged it in bubble wrap and cardboard, but I got
nothing. The seller had PIP insurance and has made a claim. I am
supposed to be getting my money back as soon as the insurance company
refunds the seller. If I don't get it back in a couple days, I will
be filing a claim through Paypal as you have 45 days to do that.
I have already filed a claim with the PO for the lost lens as it
helps my position later if needed. Third, I bought a 28-90 F2.8
for $70. I am supposed to be getting it on Monday or Tuesday.
So the onlyFD lens I have actually USED is the 28mm F2.5.
Can't say a ton about it as I'm not really a prime lens guy.
It seems like it would work pretty good for a wider interview shot,
I thought between it and the 50mm (which I never received) I'd use
them for different shots during an interview in which I wanted more
shallow depth of field than the F3.5 kit lens could give me.
The 28mm has a manual iris ring, is in great shape, and has a
loooong focus throw compared to the kit lens. It looks pretty
good though, if you'd like to see some shots, just let me
know and I'll post some up.
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Old November 4th, 2011, 09:34 PM   #44
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Gabe,

Sorry for your eBay misfortune. I sell as well as buy in eBay, and I would recommend filling a claim with eBay also. They will do a little investigation, then, if they find the seller at fault, will refund your money. I've been on both ends of that situatio (sold a motorcycle fender, and ups decided it needed to put everything heavy they had ontop of it, and dented it in two places). I had to refund the item, and ups denied my claim, so I was out. Ended up selling the item a 2nd time as is. Got $85 for it, as opposed to the $185 I originally got. You shouldn't have to wait for the seller to get a claim from the postal service, that will take weeks.
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Old November 4th, 2011, 10:19 PM   #45
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I concur with filing a claim immediately with paypal to cover your ass - it also motivates the seller to do their due dilligence in case it's b.s. I buy and sell on ebay A LOT - I did it professionally for a number of years. If the items were stolen, just file the claim with paypal anyway as a backup plan. Anyone who mails a lens in a bubble wrap envelope is suspect as a major moron in my world.

And yes, please post some shots. I'm still on the fence with the entire Nikon vs. Canon FD lens choices. I can pick up some ridiculously good glass (aspherical) and stay in my budget on 2 primes and a zoom. They agreed to up my budget $2K more for good glass. I'm definitely getting a 50mm prime, and maybe a telephoto and long zoom, but I have the whole weekend to browse.

I plan to get the kit lens to run it through its paces - but I can't order from B&H until Monday. So even that may change before now and then.

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