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Old January 3rd, 2011, 07:23 AM   #16
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Many photographers and videographers look for something better, but never explore the full potential of what they already have.
Vincent that is the truth.

Single chip camera is a very different beast then the EX1/3. if you need SDOF which in my opinion is very over used you should go to a single chip. But most shooting really needs DDOF and the EX line is great as is the Panasonic line.

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Old January 3rd, 2011, 07:31 AM   #17
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Ex3 ...

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I have the EX1 but want the option of exchangeable lenses.

One alternative is EX3 with the addition of NanoFlash.

Another alternative is a Red Scarlet or Red Epic-S.

Different prices and EX3 is here now. The Reds maybe turn up at NAB.

Waiting or not waiting - that is the question ...
I understand your concern about cameras. I look at the matter as though different cameras serve different purposes. The EX3 is an excellent choice for an all around camera ... especially when it's coupled with a nanoflash, Ki Pro mini or any other 4.2.2 recorder. Now, if you want a camera that will make good commecials or films of any kind ... cannot speak for other types of output yet ... them a large sensor camera would be my first choice ... an alexia or a RED but I can't see how I can pay for such a camera yet. Many are in the same situation here. Until the dust settles ... I'd say sometime in summer or fall ... an EX3 is still the best choice for a 1/2 sensor camera! If you don't need to buy now ... wait.
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 04:02 PM   #18
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The Red Scarlet with its 2/3" sensor is not giving such a shallow depth of field as the Alexa or F3. And the price? Nobody can be sure, but Red Scarlet users-to-be are discussing around $10k for a basic setup. Not so much more than the EX3 and then you get a much better camera.
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Old January 3rd, 2011, 05:02 PM   #19
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The Red Scarlet with its 2/3" sensor is not giving such a shallow depth of field as the Alexa or F3. And the price? Nobody can be sure, but Red Scarlet users-to-be are discussing around $10k for a basic setup. Not so much more than the EX3 and then you get a much better camera.
RED Scarlet recent prototype showings seem to be a fixed lens camera.

You really must define your target before you purchase the camera. I guess if you want a 2/3" camera at a reasonable price the Scarlet might fit the bill but the 1/2" EX3 is going to give you more lens flexibility.

I'm hearing about RED Epic-S at $12K and maybe that'll be a SDOF interchangeable lens camera. At that price range one may have to do a comparison between it and the Sony F3 for a few $K more.

Alternately there's the Panasonic AF-100 and Sony has NXCAM SDOF camera coming later this year.

I'd wait on buying anything unless you have a very short ROI on the purchase.
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Old January 4th, 2011, 03:53 PM   #20
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The Red Scarlet comes in two flavours, both 2/3":

- Scarlet Fixed with a non-changable 8x zoom lens.
- Scarlet Cinema with options to use PL-mounted lenses, Nikon, Canon and many other brands of lenses.

The owners of Red One get the first Scarlets - and after them the rest of us. I have little hope to buy one even this year, at least that is what I fear. Therefore the best choice for me would be a second-hand EX3 with a NanoFlash, with the Adaptimax for my old and coming Nikon lenses. The EXs are great cameras ...
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