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Old October 20th, 2014, 12:50 PM   #151
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Re: New Sony FS7 4K XDCAM at IBC 2014

I had the camera in my hands on Saturday and to say the least, very impressed....balance, viewfinder (nice diopter) re-locatable grip, etc......it's going to do well

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Old October 21st, 2014, 03:50 PM   #152
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No sensor cleaning system. The sensor is well protected in a sealed unit behind the optical port.
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Old October 24th, 2014, 01:46 PM   #153
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Thanks for the reply Alister. So I imagine it's not too dangerous to clean it, as long as you take reasonable care. I usually use the rocket blower thingy and that seems to shift most stuff.
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Old October 26th, 2014, 11:08 PM   #154
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Sony G Series XQD cards "PRE-ORDER"
•Max. Read Speed: 400 MB/s
•Max. Write Speed: 350 MB/s
•Includes Dedicated USB 3.0 Adapter


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64GB $363.00
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Old October 26th, 2014, 11:35 PM   #155
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At those prices for memory, it sort of makes the propriety SSD drives from Convergent Design for the Odyssey quite the bargain.
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Old October 26th, 2014, 11:56 PM   #156
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Let me see, 3 Sony memory cards or a Samsung NX1 with lens. Hmmm.
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Old October 27th, 2014, 12:20 AM   #157
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reminds me of the $950 I paid for the 16GB SXS when EX1 was first launched. That was crazy price to paid back then but looks like history repeats itself

I was expecting Sony at least throw in a 32GB XQD card with FS7 purchase like what they did for EX1 with the free 8GB SXS card
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Old October 27th, 2014, 05:31 AM   #158
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Sony G Series XQD cards "PRE-ORDER"
•Max. Read Speed: 400 MB/s
•Max. Write Speed: 350 MB/s
•Includes Dedicated USB 3.0 Adapter


32GB $163.00
64GB $363.00
128Gb $799.00

xqd cards g | B&H Photo Video
I believe these are not true USA "street prices". The street price will probably come in close to the price as seen here ($550 to $600) : Buy - Sony XQD-128A (XQD128A) 128GB XQD G Series Memory Card for Professional Shooting.

Otherwise people will be buying all their cards from England - even considering $40 shipping charge it is still a "bargain".
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Old October 27th, 2014, 08:57 AM   #159
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After buying many SxS and P2 cards over the years, the XQD cards are a bargain.
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Old November 6th, 2014, 04:45 PM   #160
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I'm going to an FS7 demo tomorrow. It's crazy how excited I am over this.
I'm bringing my supply of E and A mount lenses.
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Old November 6th, 2014, 04:50 PM   #161
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I'm going to an FS7 demo tomorrow. It's crazy how excited I am over this.
I'm bringing my supply of E and A mount lenses.
It's been a joy to shoot with mine. Using it on a first gig Saturday.
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Old November 6th, 2014, 07:41 PM   #162
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It's been a joy to shoot with mine. Using it on a first gig Saturday.
Jealous here! It's going to be a long 8 week wait for my FS7K to come in.

Let us know what lens combinations you are using with the FS7.
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Old November 7th, 2014, 01:17 PM   #163
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I went to the demo, and...holy cow! I love this camera!

It was lightweight, perfect for shoulder mounting. I thought it was a near perfect fit, especially with the adjustable arm. It's an ergonomic dream.
We saw the image in UHD and it looked great. We played with my Sony 35 and 50mm primes, my Tamiya 17-50 zoom and the supplied Sony 18-200 power zoom. The power zoom was very slow for zooming. We had the camera's zoom speed turned up to 8 and it was still unusually slow. I don't know if it's just this particular lens. We had two and both were slow.

Everyone in attendance was blown away by the camera. The dealer said they had almost 500 back ordered, so it would probably be next year before you could get one. This is going to be a very popular camera. One of the guys at the demo was all ready to buy an FS700, but immediately changed his mind and will buy the FS7.

I can't say enough good things about the FS7, it really is that good, especially for the price.
Now, I just need to sell my PMW300...
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Old November 7th, 2014, 01:44 PM   #164
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Jealous here! It's going to be a long 8 week wait for my FS7K to come in.

Let us know what lens combinations you are using with the FS7.
Perhaps waiting until December or January is not so bad after all - I have read of some software problems including getting the histogram to display (unless you either reset the camera or make sure the outputs are in HD and not 4K). Also getting the LUTs to work in CineE1 mode without "baking" them into the recorded video (a workaround was to turn off the compensation for barrel lens distortion - but I wonder what that does for picture quality with certain lenses). A third was the wheel that controls the iris requires multiple turns to adjust the iris (more than one full rotation per stop).

As with any new complex electronic equipment there are bound to be bugs in the first few batches - hopefully they will get software fixes out soon.
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Old November 8th, 2014, 04:11 AM   #165
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Had mine since Monday.

Used it on one shoot so far and I really love it. Been using it with a Speedbooster Ultra a Nikon lenses and it is a great combination. It's just such a flexible camera which is perfect for the range of applications that I film.
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