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Old September 6th, 2005, 04:22 PM   #226
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F-Stop

Why would Sony claim that the max. f-stop opening is 1.6 when it is really 2.8 on th PDX-10?
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Old September 7th, 2005, 12:36 AM   #227
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Why? Because it sounds a whole lot better in the advertising splurge. And because everyone else does this - they give the (theoretical) maximum aperture at the wide end of the zoom, and ignore the tele end.

Theoretical? Why, sure. The lens is designed as an f/1.6 but production and build tolerances of a 12 element zoom will mean that most are f/1.8 on a good day. Manufacturers work inside a ''10% tolerance'' zone that they believe isn't cheating.

Panasonic's posh 10 page brochure for the DVX100A doesn't once mention that their lens is an f/2.8 at 45 mm, and it's no wonder they're too embarrassed to mention this when their hot competitor the PD170 is f/2.4 at a much longer 72 mm focal length.

But the good news is that many camcorders are now being designed with lenses that maintain their maximum aperture throughout the zoom range, and it's about time too. In Super-8 days Canon, Nikon and Minolta all had 10x zooms that were f/1.4 throughout, so it can be done. Problem is it can be done at a cost, weight and size disadvantage.

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Old October 15th, 2005, 07:59 AM   #228
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What Major Films/Doco's have had PDX10 Footage?

Hi all,

Does anyone know of any major films or well known doco's where footage from the PDX10 has been used in?

I believe Soundtrack to War was made with a PDX10 & also some parts of Farenheit 9/11 used it too... www.soundtracktowar.com

Anyone know of anymore?....
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Old October 15th, 2005, 09:14 AM   #229
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Some previous discussion on this topic:

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=43065
http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthrea...threadid=35370
http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=41011
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Old November 21st, 2005, 05:02 PM   #230
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What is the going price for a used PDX-10 PAL?

I'm looking to list my PDX-10P On ebay but can figure out what price to set it at. What is the going rate for a PDX 10 Pal these days?
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Old November 24th, 2005, 10:32 AM   #231
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Hmmm... maybe I'll throw a number out there.. They Cost ~$2600 New from BH I believe, so is $1700 a reasonable number?
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Old November 24th, 2005, 12:41 PM   #232
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See the following related thread:

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=52043

B&H lists it for $2,550 however they're out of stock. And if you go to Sony's European website it says the PDX-10p is no longer being manufactured and has been replaced by the HVR-A1. Interestingly, Sony's US site still lists the NTSC version, and the company denies that it's been discontinued. See the following:

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=49260

It's interesting that there's such a disparity of pricing. With the rebate you can get a new NTSC PDX-10 for $1,700 at B&H. Do you really need the PAL version?
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Old November 26th, 2005, 01:22 AM   #233
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Boyd, he's selling. At least I think he is.

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Old November 26th, 2005, 09:28 AM   #234
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Yup, I'm selling :)
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Old January 16th, 2006, 05:37 PM   #235
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lookin for a wireless mic for the pdx10

hey fellas happy new year

i'm lookin for a cheap but good wireless mic system for my pdx10 a combo if possible lavelair and handheld

i already have a lavelair and a handheld but i was thinkin it may be good to have a separate system

i need this info kinda asap thanks
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Old January 16th, 2006, 07:34 PM   #236
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Azden 100LT has been great for me. Even saved me the first day I had it as the Lectrosonic UHF we had died.

If the mic heads were something a bit more petite, I bet they would sell a lot more however.

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Old February 6th, 2006, 08:41 AM   #237
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Lenmar Battery for PDX10

I have a problem. We have 2 Sony PDX10 camera's and we want to purchase a number of extra batteries. I have looked at the Lenmar LISQM91 which according to the Lenmar website fits on the PDX10, but according to a local shop this battery don't fit on our camera. Is there anyone who has experience with this combination?
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Old February 6th, 2006, 09:26 AM   #238
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The Sony part number is NP-QM91, so it appears that Lenmar is using a similar numbering scheme. However I have only used real Sony batteries on my PDX-10 so I can't say for sure.
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 12:23 PM   #239
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Videosmith IKKUP w/ PDX10? (Better Eyecup)

hello,

i'm looking for a better eyecup for my pdx10. i know pdx10 is not listed as a suggested camera for this piece, but does anyone know if i could fit one of these:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...goryNavigation

on a pdx10 somehow? or any other suggestions?

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Old February 27th, 2006, 06:54 PM   #240
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Time Code

Ok we did a 3 camera shoot with 3 pdx 10's. 7 tapes each camera. 21 tapes over all. We have several Sony decks meaning dsr-20, 30's... All 3 cameras used dv-cam, BUT one camera's tapes when trying to capture using Premier Pro 2.0 is showing no time code... Any ideas? Thanks
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