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    OK what are the pros and cons of purchase

    I think the crop sensor offeers the perfect DOF for cinematography

    The frame rates are superb

    Is that all that is needed in a camera

    What else will we desire.

    To me the cost of all of these camera is pretty cheap - if they are good for a couple of years

    Buying a camera every six months does grate a little

    What I really want is a FF nikonD4, (CanonDS or scarlet) with XLR , monitored sound and a RAW codec and AF and of course

    So its another not quite camera - buy or not?

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    Until you see more tests there's no way to tell. The anti-aliasing filter for one is a big deal. Handling highlights is another. Also HDMI out while not a deal breaker, makes it easier so you can use lcd monitors on a rails rig, so it's easier to see in tight areas. Right now there's a lot we don't know. My eyes are on this cam, but I'll let Kholi and some of the others give it some tests before I buy.


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    Interestingly if my 5d has 'no value' now it has cost 2k over nine months..

    2,000.00 cost
    9 months life
    270 Days life
    7.41 Daily Rental

    Worth it IMO

    The 'cost' would be even less on this baby

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    Don't worry - how many miles you got on it. I may buy it from you. My wife is a pro photographer and for still images the 5D is still the best camera. Now I'm in the market for a 5D and maybe a 7D LOL


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    It would be a good stills camera if I had any canon glass and didnt already own a D3 and a HassyH22

    This reminds me of the stills period a few years ago when I spooled through nikon D100, D70 and D80 in what felt like a few months, I never bothered with D1x or D2, D2x, because I knew that in the big picture all those cameras where a POS that would only last one year - my stills requirement was 10+mp in a decent body with a sensible RAW buffer - I have that now

    The D3 and the H22 are proper tools that even if outdated are still making me very happy

    My D90 was superceded in two months !

    Of course to an operator with a bit of spare cash the 5d remains the best tool for lowlight, dreamy slo-mo, and a 14 2.8 FOV

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    Why don't you all go and pre order the 7d at best buy:

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1218115078883

    But seriously, can you pre-order this thing yet? (no idea what's going on over at best buy).
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    I pre-ordered mine this morning at 8am from Amazon...got confimation and an order number. I've just read that Amazon has pulled the pre-order page. I guess they filled their quota. Shades of GH1 Hell Batman!!!!
    "All i need in a camera is out there, just not in the same body at the same time. :-) " mattsand


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    Quote Originally Posted by octopi_films View Post
    Why don't you all go and pre order the 7d at best buy:
    not sure why I would buy that is the point of the thread..

    For..

    Framerate
    handle able DOF from super35 sensor

    against

    have a 5d/EX1
    no XLR/monitor/levels
    not nikon* (!)
    no decent AF
    not RAW
    5d may IMO get framerate

    Some of those things may be sorted in the next three months by another model- its the same old question of bleeding edge vs snoozing/losing

    It is my opinion that Nikon will eventually get thier sh1t together (D4) and produce something stunning - as may sony or even Red or a Canon 1DXX

    One of those will be 'the final solution' as the D3x is IMO for stills

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    You should quickly purchase this cam before it is back ordered till next year. The price is so low that everyone will try to get one. I think over half of the GH1 orders will be canceled and will preorder the 7D. I just preordered for $1650 after cashback from Bing!


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    I did make mumblings at my dealer - one of the smaller UK pro shops - Im top of their list

    the sort of place canon will want to have stock at , Im not up for internet shopping -maybe getting old or something

    Its strange how one gets attached to a lump of plastic (the 5d) its so 1990s to have connection to an item, the modern way is to think about these things costing by the month - thats also tragic in terms of its environmental impact - Id much prefer a digiback for my Nikon F3 and keep my footprint lower in terms of all the fancy materials being pissed up the wall wiuth dumped consumer stuff -im just considering dumping heaps of outmoded technology old CRTs etc that is costing me to store and cost me $1000s to buy

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    Last edited by morgan_moore; 09-01-2009 at 03:34 PM.


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