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Old July 17th, 2008, 04:45 PM   #1
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Ex3 Demo Unit @ Tape Works Texas

Got a chance to play around with the Ex3 at Tape works there demo unit arrived today.
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Old July 18th, 2008, 09:54 AM   #2
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How was it... worth the extra $$$
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Old July 18th, 2008, 11:04 AM   #3
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While this one has been discussed, I'll just add a personal note of why I spent the extra $2K for the EX-3

1) Interchangeable lenses. I may not be as personally concerned over lenses but, as with my HVX, I will be renting the camera when I'm not using it. I think the interchangeable lenses will make it far more attractive as a rental.

2) Ergonomics-- I prefer the ergonomics of the EX-3 having shot with an EX1 for the past several months. This include:
A) Position of Controls (this is a real big one for me)
B) Shoulder rest
C) Better feel of balance (at least for me)

So, to me it is worth the $2K. Your mileage may vary.

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Old July 18th, 2008, 11:23 AM   #4
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While this one has been discussed, I'll just add a personal note of why I spent the extra $2K for the EX-3

1) Interchangeable lenses. I may not be as personally concerned over lenses but, as with my HVX, I will be renting the camera when I'm not using it. I think the interchangeable lenses will make it far more attractive as a rental.

2) Ergonomics-- I prefer the ergonomics of the EX-3 having shot with an EX1 for the past several months. This include:
A) Position of Controls (this is a real big one for me)
B) Shoulder rest
C) Better feel of balance (at least for me)

So, to me it is worth the $2K. Your mileage may vary.

Ned Soltz

My only concern is the memory card door not as soild as the design on the EX1
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Old July 18th, 2008, 01:28 PM   #5
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I'm with ya Brian, that was one of the first things I noticed/thought when I was playing with one at NAB. Not a deal breaker for me but definitely a negative. That said, I didn't think it was worth the 13k they originally announced at but at 9k I it's worth the extra.

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