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DM_rider
08-08-2011, 06:06 PM
I'm off to Port Au Prince for 2 weeks tomorrow morning. I'll be bringing the FS and my 7D along. When I was there last year, the 7D took some pretty good abuse. Dust, rain, more dust, blistering heat, dust, mud. A little nervous about the FS100 holding up, but that's why we have insurance, right?

I'm traveling light, here's my setup. Trying to be as inconspicuous as possible with the FS100, but still have it be functional.

(Zacuto EVF will be off the left from the Berkey top plate) Sony handle on the right side. Setup like a standard camcorder.
http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac273/horner218/1photo.jpg?t=1312851571

Lenses
Tokina 11-16 2.8
Tokina 16-50 2.8
Nikon 80-200 2.8
Nikon 35 2.8

I'll also have a glidecam 2000 with the 7d on it.

and a Go Pro for stealth mode and blog video.

I'll be posting updates and screen grabs when I can on my blog. So if you're interested in following the trip, check it out.
http://ahorner.tumblr.com/

Matthew Bennett
08-08-2011, 06:12 PM
Nice! Really want to see it with the EVF... nice form factor like a Aaton A minima.




But just to get really crazy, why not bust out a Mitra 3d mic pro and do some awesome stereo surround sound portraits of Haiti...

DM_rider
08-08-2011, 06:48 PM
Nice! Really want to see it with the EVF... nice form factor like a Aaton A minima.




But just to get really crazy, why not bust out a Mitra 3d mic pro and do some awesome stereo surround sound portraits of Haiti...

I wish I had a sound guy coming, just me this time.

Kraut69
08-08-2011, 08:42 PM
I would expect this camera to be highly intolerant of moisture. Sony is not advertising anything to the contrary. It comes out of the consumer branch for one thing. All those buttons on top have to be direct paths to everything inside.

AGMedia
08-08-2011, 11:20 PM
I would expect this camera to be highly intolerant of moisture. Sony is not advertising anything to the contrary. It comes out of the consumer branch for one thing. All those buttons on top have to be direct paths to everything inside.

I expect this is exactly correct -- and is all the more reason why I'm interested in hearing how your journey to Haiti goes. Please do report back after the experience. And, have a safe journey!

DOSMedia
08-08-2011, 11:23 PM
I would expect this camera to be highly intolerant of moisture. Sony is not advertising anything to the contrary. It comes out of the consumer branch for one thing. All those buttons on top have to be direct paths to everything inside.

This worries me as well, but the way I look at it is the FS100 feels a lot to me like my old HVX. My old HVX went through more abuse then you can imagine (snow, rain, wet snow, -65, more snow, dropped onto ice, fallen with, ect) and held up perfectly and never had any problems.
I really do not plan on doing anything like that with my FS100, but it makes me feel better knowing that a camera that felt similar went through such hell and held up.

I really hope DM's trip goes well and he comes back with a positive answer about how the camera holds up to some weathering and some minor abuse.

DM_rider
08-16-2011, 06:53 PM
A few screen grabs so far, internet is slow and limited.
http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac273/horner218/Screenshot2011-08-13at55901PM.png

http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac273/horner218/Clip8hillssunbig00000703.png

http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac273/horner218/Clip46smilingkid00002018.png

http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac273/horner218/Clip7hills00000710.png

http://i907.photobucket.com/albums/ac273/horner218/Clip35littlegirlsleeping00000306-1.png

Rain Man
08-16-2011, 09:57 PM
That second to last landscape is beautiful!

LiamR
08-16-2011, 11:01 PM
The sun in the second one is also awesome, it looks like it has a pink ring around it!!

alaskacameradude
08-17-2011, 01:27 AM
I live in a rainforest....and I just had my FS-100 out in a freakin DOWNPOUR! I haven't been able to find a rain jacket for the FS-100 (is there such a thing made yet?)
and so I was trying to make do with a garbage bag. I ended up getting the camera REALLY wet......scared me a little. But I dried it off, and it hasn't had any issues
yet (knock on wood)!

AndyInBuffalo
08-17-2011, 06:50 AM
I haven't been able to get a "round" sun, like the one you shot here. Mine always seems blotchy on the edges. I don't know yet what that is a function of, whether it's the lens, the way the camera handles highlights, settings or what. Any ideas, guys ?

Hawk Teflon
08-17-2011, 07:43 AM
Looks great, man! Makes me miss it. What were you doing down there?

MichaelGrugal
08-17-2011, 05:34 PM
What Picture Profiles are you using?

DM_rider
08-17-2011, 06:35 PM
Looks great, man! Makes me miss it. What were you doing down there?

I came down last year for a week and made some good friends in Port Au Prince, so I'm currently here for a few weeks. I'm shooting for a foundation as well as following my own stories for another project.

I'll get picture profile settings when I can, I am not with my cam at the moment and internet is off and on, gotta get lucky, haha.

I should mention, photo bucket killed those grabs. I'll be showing more when I get back with a decent connection.

kinoglaz
08-18-2011, 04:37 PM
Hi, are you still in Port au Prince? I'm here too, since three months, working for a foundation... Maybe we could meet. And i really should like to take a closer look at the fs100...

thomsa
08-21-2011, 06:42 PM
hi to DM & everyone in Haiti - as a prospective FS100 buyer (next week ), my decision comes down to just 2 things:

[a] will DM Rider be able to establish that the FS100 is robust enough for a dusty and sweaty environment?
[b] will I be able to hook my 50mm 1.2, 24-105, 16-35, and 100-400 L Glass to the FS100 very soon via Birger (thats the Birger with the empty website)
[c] is it dangerous to shoot with a large sensor FS100, plasticky body, in climates like Haiti (I'll be in Africa for a year) when dust/moisture are constantly near the camera?

What you think DM? Is it working ok for you? PLEASE tell !

Thanks

DM_rider
08-31-2011, 12:19 PM
Here are a few clips I quickly threw together.

There is no reason to this other than to show a few shots. All images are basically right out of the camera. A few small contrast adjustments here and there, but nothing drastic.

All the night shots are either 24 or 31 db. It was DARK.
http://vimeo.com/28419876
password: haiti

Hawk Teflon
08-31-2011, 12:38 PM
Beautifully done, sir. Just those short clips brought back a ton of memories for me.

The only shot I didn't understand was the guys shoulder at night with the truck passing by, but that's probably just me.