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Old August 24th, 2008, 06:27 AM   #1
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First Official (paying client) use of EX3

Hi all,

Just want to share my experience in using my new EX3 for the first time today for a paying client. My EX3 has the Fujinon XS17x5,5BRM lens attached. WOW! How easy is it to use! The zoom rocker is positioned nicely forward, away from the camera handle and I can get my left hand easily over the lens and zoom at the exact pace I want (and I needed very slow today) by adjusting the 7 position zoom speed knob.

Only room light available for lecturn style presentations. Ran my Sony radio mic, and had to use 3 x 8Gb SxS cards, easily swapping out card 1 after card 2 was recording. Zoomed out to WS and exchanged cards.

Camera balanced nicely on my existing Miller Solo/DS10 combo that I use with the V1. My Solo/DS20 is ready for collection in the next day or 2.

Focusing was a breeze thanks to variable VF peaking just like on my soon to be sold DXCD50 camera.

A really good experience.
David Issko
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Old August 24th, 2008, 10:44 AM   #2
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Isn't the zoom rocker soooo much easier to use on "proper" lenses on the EX3 rather than the supplied lens. Glad your shoot went well. I have a big 3D shoot this week with an EX1 and EX3.
Alister Chapman, Film-Maker/Stormchaser My XDCAM site and blog.
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