Well after a little over a year of searching and waiting and wanting I made a what I think is a fine decision for my next camera. For those of you who have been following my “which camera” posts you’ve scene me ponder everything from the Scarletus… I mean, Scarlet. And the 5Dmk3, Nikon D800, FS100, FS700 and more. But after working with the Sony F3 for others I decided to get one of my own. Great Camera!!!
I went to CineGear this year to look at everything that was coming out and projected to be out soon. Lots of cool stuff – (technical term). Spent quite a while at the Canon booth and the Sony Booth. Big competition there. With all the research about new cameras and features I was feeling very lost and then about 2 weeks ago sat down and took a hard look at what I do and how this new crop of cameras could affect that – here’s what I found:
Most used this year: 5Dmk2
Most flexible: Sony EX3
Best combo of the two: Sony F3
I’m not being asked to go 4K just yet. If need be I can rent an EPIC from VR and go crazy with resolution. Super Slowmo is great but likely to get overused in my circles and burn out quickly and again — EPIC if needed. Super Shallow DoF nice but not the end all be all. The F3 seems to fit the bill right down the middle.
The best part I like is I’m already an EX3 owner so all my achechepies plug right in. I’m planning to do the S-Log upgrade soon so I’ll keep you posted on the progress. Also I’m getting a set of the Rokinon T1.5 cine lenses as the come out. See my review of the 35mm T1.5. I’ll be getting the 24mm, 35mm, 50mm and 85mm. I can rent a Zeiss ZF.2 kit when needed but I wanted to start with the Rokinons to give them a try. I got the Tokina 11-16 in Nikon F — no cine mod yet; a Nikkor 28-70 ƒ2.8 and a Nikkor 80-200 ƒ2.8. It will be a balanced kit when I”m done.
Well dinner is ready. More to come…
Until next time, good shooting