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    Or Mac OW S

    Or Mac OW S
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    Was looking at their site and found this...

    Was looking at their site and found this extremely funny and ironic regarding their Beam product.
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    C300: Most camera PL mounts today are not just dumb...

    Most camera PL mounts today are not just dumb metal mounts anymore, they have electronics and contacts for communication (and powering) of some lenses. Usually pins for both Cooke i/Date and Arri...
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    I have an EOS 3, also. I guess for the time, it...

    I have an EOS 3, also. I guess for the time, it was sorta groundbreaking, but in practice, it was more of a curiosity, because of the limitations of the tech at the time(not the least of which was...
  5. Thread: NO Sony Fs7!!

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    FS7: One of my buddies that has been in the business...

    One of my buddies that has been in the business probably 10+ years more than me(and helped usher me in, as a matter of fact) just picked up a used C300 mkII recently. We were on a shoot together and...
  6. It’s a 10” fresnel and has four standard looking...

    It’s a 10” fresnel and has four standard looking ears at 3, 6, 9 and an articulating one at 12 , and according to Aputure, is set up to take standard 10” accessories, like scrims(there is space), so...
  7. Thread: NO Sony Fs7!!

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    FS7: I’m sure, especially as I’ve said before, the...

    I’m sure, especially as I’ve said before, the shipping HAS to cost more than some of the actual items. And the reason for return may factor in, as well(i.e: item is broken/defective vs. wrong...
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    FS7: It’s almost like the old Rodney Carrington bit...

    It’s almost like the old Rodney Carrington bit about being able to take diapers with $h!t in them back to Walmart. “We’re terribly sorry about that Mr. Carrington, you just run on back there and get...
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    C300: My Dad went through something similar, although...

    My Dad went through something similar, although not as extreme. But his boss(the owner of the company he worked for) was on the phone with the insurance company raising hell, because they weren’t...
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    FS7: I still remember the days when there was no free...

    I still remember the days when there was no free shipping, even ground. When I bought my first (tape) VariCam and HD monitor it was a hair over $50K total, if I recall. I had to pay for shipping. ...
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    FS7: Yes, trying to get someone on the phone or even...

    Yes, trying to get someone on the phone or even the on-line chat is usually an exercise in futility(or extreme patience). I will say though, that they have still been pretty responsive via email. ...
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    FS7: I’ll throw 95% of the blame on B&H, when talking...

    I’ll throw 95% of the blame on B&H, when talking about B&H and delivery issues for me. Most of the time it isn’t the actual in-transit time that’s the problem, it’s the actual time before the...
  13. I'm gonna try and see if I can tighten the...

    I'm gonna try and see if I can tighten the hinges. And yes, you could just not use them. Honestly, most of the time when I'm using an HMI outside, I don't need the barn doors anyway. I'm usually...
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    FS7: I'll cross my fingers for 'ya JP. B&H is at the...

    I'll cross my fingers for 'ya JP. B&H is at the bottom of my list for fast anything these days. I ordered an in-stock piece last Tuesday. Was supposed to be here today(which is already more than...
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    C300: Workers comp is a racket. Those that truly need...

    Workers comp is a racket. Those that truly need it/deserve it can't get it or it takes an act of Congress for them to get their benefits, because of the scumbags that game the system(lie to get it)...
  16. So, some quick initial impressions from a use...

    So, some quick initial impressions from a use perspective now that I have the fresnel and barn doors.

    It's a HEAVY light, fully assembled. With the fresnel and barn doors both attached, it...
  17. Thread: Mic stands

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    That's not bad. Those poles go for about $185...

    That's not bad. Those poles go for about $185 new. As far as C-stands go, I always buy the turtle base versions(I do have two fixed base from my very early days) so you can pack them up in a case...
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    FS7: What was great, was when you had gigs that paid...

    What was great, was when you had gigs that paid for $40K-$50K cameras.
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    That’s good. Last week they opened up...

    That’s good. Last week they opened up vaccinations to everyone here. But NC also pulled the Johnson & Johnson vaccine on Thursday, because of numerous adverse reactions that have occurred(not sure...
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    The beefy baby is basically a C-stand with a...

    The beefy baby is basically a C-stand with a different base. I have several that I replaced C-stands with for field use for the wider base. Which K-tek did you get? They have changed the design on...
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    FS7: View Post

    I’m not “that guy”, but resolution isn’t everything. There is so much more that goes into making a camera/image look good than just raw resolution/number of pixels. Especially once we moved past...
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    FS7: It all depends on the market/clients you serve. ...

    It all depends on the market/clients you serve. Funny enough, a few days ago my buddy in Chicago sent me the 2021 1st Qtr camera breakdown from one of the big crewing companies:
    #1 Fs7 (31.23%)
    #2...
  23. Thread: Mic stands

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    Yes, this seems to be getting way too involved...

    Yes, this seems to be getting way too involved and over-thought for what is pretty simple. You need 1) a C-stand(or any decently sturdy stand) with a grip head, 2) some type of cradle for a boom...
  24. The fresnel came in a little while ago and man,...

    The fresnel came in a little while ago and man, it's a beast. That's a big 'ole piece of glass. After attaching it to the head, it's way heavier than my Bron Kobold 800 HMI with barn doors and...
  25. Yeah, the idea of "counter moving"/counter...

    Yeah, the idea of "counter moving"/counter balancing like you would with a Steadicam when you push the camera out away from your center of gravity is similar.

    The vast majority of the time when...
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