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Old April 14th, 2008, 12:16 AM   #166
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The remote connector is the standard Sony CCU remote port and it will work with the RMB150 or RMB750.

More EX3 picture here....

http://www.ingenioustv.com/forum/for...iew.asp?tid=69
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Old April 14th, 2008, 12:39 AM   #167
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Thanks for the excellent review Phil. As much as I love the new EX3 I will be sticking with my EX1 for a long time yet. The additions aren't worth the extra $5000 or so in my opinion for what I do, which is mainly Corporate stuff and conferences. In your review you mentioned a shoulder mount you bought on ebay. I tried the link to your blog but got a not found message. What mount did you buy?
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Old April 14th, 2008, 12:47 AM   #168
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One more question Phil. The 35mm lens you had on your Letus Extreme, was that a 35mm stills camera lens or a film camera lens?
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Old April 14th, 2008, 01:05 AM   #169
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No need to answer the last question. I see that it is a SLR lens.
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Old April 14th, 2008, 01:11 AM   #170
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Say Phil, As long as we've got your attention here, I'm wondering which of the swing tilt lenses you're liking these days. I seem remember you talking about the Harblei 65mm and 85mm and waiting for an Arsat.

Any observations or suggestions.

BTW Along with everyone else here thanks so much for sharing your experience and always beautiful pictures with us.

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Old April 14th, 2008, 01:22 AM   #171
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I don't think it's worth every penny of 13k especially when you can get a HPX500 for $9500 at B+H http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...r_Mounted.html

That shoulder mount must be really, really good.
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Old April 14th, 2008, 01:39 AM   #172
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You must remember the EX3 is full 1920x1080 P or I with fantastic low light performance for a HD camcorder. Just because a camera uses 2/3" CCD's and comes in a full size on the shoulder box doesn't mean it going to be better.
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Old April 14th, 2008, 01:55 AM   #173
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The only thing to remember is that you are paying $5,000 extra for a shoulder mount and some small improvements. Worth it? No.

I agree that a HPX 500 becomes a more viable option. What is the added value of interchangeable lenses? They are proprietary so in a few years they become worthless (watch the XL-H1... the follow up won't be 1/3" anymore). I know there is a 2/3" adapter but then you can better go for a 2/3" camera.

I think this camera is overpriced.
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I think the true value of the EX3 will come into play when someone comes out with a 35mm adaptor that mounts directly to the body. With the stock lens out of the way I imagine the 35mm lens images would be even better wouldnt they?
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Thanks for the excellent review Phil. As much as I love the new EX3 I will be sticking with my EX1 for a long time yet. The additions aren't worth the extra $5000 or so in my opinion for what I do, which is mainly Corporate stuff and conferences. In your review you mentioned a shoulder mount you bought on ebay. I tried the link to your blog but got a not found message. What mount did you buy?
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Old April 14th, 2008, 02:15 AM   #176
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One more question Phil. The 35mm lens you had on your Letus Extreme, was that a 35mm stills camera lens or a film camera lens?
all my lenses are Nikon mounts, some of them expensive, some dirt cheap
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Say Phil, As long as we've got your attention here, I'm wondering which of the swing tilt lenses you're liking these days. I seem remember you talking about the Harblei 65mm and 85mm and waiting for an Arsat.

Any observations or suggestions.

BTW Along with everyone else here thanks so much for sharing your experience and always beautiful pictures with us.

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yeah i have both those hartblei. they really are great lenses
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The only thing to remember is that you are paying $5,000 extra for a shoulder mount and some small improvements. Worth it? No.

I agree that a HPX 500 becomes a more viable option. What is the added value of interchangeable lenses? They are proprietary so in a few years they become worthless (watch the XL-H1... the follow up won't be 1/3" anymore). I know there is a 2/3" adapter but then you can better go for a 2/3" camera.

I think this camera is overpriced.
i was told 1500 more than EX1...
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Old April 14th, 2008, 02:31 AM   #179
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Did you get to try that Arsats or try any of the wider Hartblei's?
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Old April 14th, 2008, 02:34 AM   #180
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I think the true value of the EX3 will come into play when someone comes out with a 35mm adaptor that mounts directly to the body. With the stock lens out of the way I imagine the 35mm lens images would be even better wouldnt they?
You'd still need some lens at the back-end, but the whole thing can just natively attach or use the B4 mount, either of which will be much, much easier to set up. It may even become viable to switch between native glass and the adapter between shots!

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