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  1. C200: I've shot solo with my Amira. Yeah, easier to...

    I've shot solo with my Amira. Yeah, easier to shoot solo with a stripped down C300 as it's smaller and lighter, can also use a lighter tripod, can fit spare L-series lenses in a shoulder bag with...
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    As mentioned, I'm looking to upgrade and not...

    As mentioned, I'm looking to upgrade and not side-grade. The EZ's are also considered soft wide open, don't seem to be true T/2 lenses as they don't increase by a stop of light from T/2.8 to T/2, so...
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    Judging by the 2016 demo reel on your site, it...

    Judging by the 2016 demo reel on your site, it doesn't appear you're doing high end commercial work, which is primarily what I'd target with such purposes. I'd said before in this topic, yeah, an...
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    Right, and I believe I can get a return on the...

    Right, and I believe I can get a return on the investment, and also feel the risk is low if the investment return doesn't happen, as I could always sell the lenses and can afford to take a small loss...
  5. It will cost you $4750 to shoot zebras, about the...

    It will cost you $4750 to shoot zebras, about the cost to upgrade from an 80D to a camera that has zebras.
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    Yeah, I'm not gonna compete with five ton grip...

    Yeah, I'm not gonna compete with five ton grip tricks cause I don't foresee ever wanting to deal with the hassle of owning and lugging that much equipment or constantly managing the lugging aspect of...
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    A friend of mine bought an Alexa Classic and...

    A friend of mine bought an Alexa Classic and found that despite the image being great for narrative projects he was DPing (he was coming front Red), no one wanted to pay to rent the camera as it was...
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    GA is a right to work state, though I work in...

    GA is a right to work state, though I work in many other states too. I did lose one $2500 job this year because I wasn't union. Think the DP union costs around $11k for initial entry fee. I...
  9. C200: The problem is you're reading into specs too much...

    The problem is you're reading into specs too much and the C500 Mark II image is just mediocre compared to higher end cameras so a movie will look considerably better with a lot less post work to do...
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    The idea here is to upgrade. Tokina Vistas,...

    The idea here is to upgrade. Tokina Vistas, Zeiss CP.3s, Sigma, Canon, are all side-grades to the Canon CN-e zooms I already have. While I'm sure some clients will prefer primes over zooms, not...
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    Where would you demo such gear? Fly or drive out...

    Where would you demo such gear? Fly or drive out to B&H in NY or Abelcine in Chicago? I never liked the idea of throwing away money on renting expensive gear just to demo it when there's so much...
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    This article compares various full frame cinema...

    This article compares various full frame cinema lenses.

    https://wolfcrow.com/a-comparison-of-cine-prime-lenses-for-full-frame-cameras/


    This article compares the Arri Signature primes to the...
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    The Leitz (fomerly Leica) Thalia lenses are...

    The Leitz (fomerly Leica) Thalia lenses are designed for larger sensors than the Alexa Mini LF, and as such is limited to T/2.6, while Leitz's upcoming full frame primes are T/1.8...
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    Lenses for Alexa Mini LF

    So I seem to have topped out at the corporate and doc world in terms of equipment (Arri Amiras, C300 Mark IIs, and Canon CN-e zooms) and rates so I'm wanting to move moreso into the commercial world...
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    I guess my point is, if you're shooting an eight...

    I guess my point is, if you're shooting an eight stop scene that falls well within the dynamic range of your camera even when the dynamic range is shifting around based on whatever ISO you set it at,...
  16. Well if you have a built in ND or are not afraid...

    Well if you have a built in ND or are not afraid of changing ISO than changing f-stop would not require relighting the scene or any real amount of time. That said, I think I moreso meant DPs who...
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    Native ISO

    A lot of cameras have a native ISO of 800. So, going below the native ISO you gain dynamic range in the shadows and lose it in the highlights, and vise versa when going above native ISO. Also, at...
  18. I just don't see how an audience would be...

    I just don't see how an audience would be bothered by a changing f-stop. Realistically, if you really wanted to maintain consistency, I feel like you'd need to try to maintain the same depth of...
  19. For narrative work I typically shoot T/2.8-T/4...

    For narrative work I typically shoot T/2.8-T/4 for interiors, T/2.8-T/8 for daytime exteriors. I own T/2.8 zooms, so if I owned primes I may shoot wider open at times.

    One thing I don't do is try...
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    C200: OConnor Ultimate 1040 Fluid Head. On the...

    OConnor Ultimate 1040 Fluid Head.

    On the cheaper end, a used OConnor 1030 or a used Vinten Vision 100 as Run&Gun said. Used heads often have some issues but get the job done at a much lower price...
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    C200: Thanks for the compliment on my joke.

    Thanks for the compliment on my joke.
  22. I'm saying HMIs require more skill and experience...

    I'm saying HMIs require more skill and experience to operate, have more risks, and are more fragile due to having a bulb that can break. I have PAs handle my Litepanels Gemini on a regular basis and...
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    C300: Well one of my favorite things about the newer...

    Well one of my favorite things about the newer (Mini and Amira) Arri camera is that they put the LUT into the metadata, so it's automatically applied in Premiere. Basically, I always shoot Log on...
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    C300: Yeah, RGB lights are great for being able to add...

    Yeah, RGB lights are great for being able to add color quickly to a scene. I wanted to give the girl with the foster parents a happier warmer orange look and the girl out on her own a more sullen...
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    But field of view is different than angle of view.

    But field of view is different than angle of view.
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