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Old March 1st, 2015, 10:33 AM   #16
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Re: FS7 good replacement for EX3?

Damn, you guys are gonna cost me a lot of money... I guess I'm gonna have to hold on to my EX3... or sell it and get an X70 or so for the money.

It's interesting though, Dave, what you said about intercutting EX3 and F3 footage... I shot a feature length documentary that was aired on national TV on a Panasonic GH2 and an EX3. (I started using an EX3 when I realized I was too crippled working with the GH2 in unpredicatable situations...) A colleague of mine commented that it looked great and that he thought it was all shot on the GH2. I could tell the difference between the two camera's from a mile away but I guess it was a compliment to the story plus the fact that the Žbeauty-shots' tend to stick to your mind, not the functional shots.
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Old March 1st, 2015, 04:07 PM   #17
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Re: FS7 good replacement for EX3?

To expand on my previous comment about intercutting the EX1, what I failed to mention was that much of that footage was shot using available light at +3db, occasionally even going to +6, and in tight spaces often using the Sony wide angle adapter. I was mainly nervous that the higher noise level from the EX would kill me, but on the big projection screen everything held up great. Often in documentary situations I'm just in there to get the shot by whatever means possible, and I've been surprised how well the EX has held up. From a DP's perspective I prefer the look I get from the larger sensor cameras (F3 / F55 / FS7), but when I put on my operator hat there are times when I really want the smaller, lighter camera with a 14x or more zoom range and more forgiving DOF.
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