Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13
  1. Collapse Details
    cleaning out some of my digital cameras (what should stay and what should go)
    #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    121
    Default
    I have a super 16mm film camera which is a camera I'm keeping because it's bringing me $$ work..but I also have a room full of digital cameras from the past five years and I"m wondering what should go and what should stay..?
    what would you do ?

    I have a...

    red scarlet mx (pl and canon Mounts)
    Canon C300 pl mount
    5dm3
    5dm2
    t2i
    gh2
    Bmpcc..
    Iphone 6s

    thanks


    Reply With Quote
     

  2. Collapse Details
    #2
    Senior Member Cary Knoop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Newark CA, USA
    Posts
    1,391
    Default
    Quote Originally Posted by niki View Post
    red scarlet mx (pl and canon Mounts)
    Oh that's pretty much scrap material, it only takes up space in your garage.
    I'll help you and take this load away for free!


    Reply With Quote
     

  3. Collapse Details
    #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Birmingham UK
    Posts
    517
    Default
    Quote Originally Posted by niki View Post
    I have a super 16mm film camera which is a camera I'm keeping because it's bringing me $$ work..but I also have a room full of digital cameras from the past five years and I"m wondering what should go and what should stay..?
    what would you do ?

    I have a...

    red scarlet mx (pl and canon Mounts)
    Canon C300 pl mount
    5dm3
    5dm2
    t2i
    gh2
    Bmpcc..
    Iphone 6s

    thanks
    Scrap all of it. As it contains lead solder and other things that need specialist disposal I will send you my address for you to ship to and I will take care of the lot for free.

    Seriously don't scrap any of the digital stuff, box it up and store it. Film is not going anywhere in the medium-long term.

    Despite a resurgence of interest and the use of film has doubled(?) from where it was a year or two ago it is still less than 5% of where it was a decade ago. I recall that several places that used to stock film no longer do. Still or movie. No call for it and "we can order it if you pay in advance" sort of thing. And the costs are going up. It will get to the point where the niche market for film will get very very small as the costs escalate (and digital gets cheaper).

    I think the big drop in film use was when movie distribution went digital. In the UK only the specialist art-house places still have projectors and run the old films. ALL the main stream cinemas are digital. The widespread use of computer projectors in business has brought costs down to the point where it costs less to do it digitally from entry level up to the main stream cinemas. AFAIK all the Cinema chains distribute digitally across their own networks. No need to ship hard drives let alone film.

    I haven't seen a film projector outside a skip in a long while. So whilst you may shoot on film where can you show it? (without digitising it) Enjoy the 16mm film work whilst it lasts but I would not base a (long-medium term) business on it.


    Reply With Quote
     

  4. Collapse Details
    #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    121
    Default
    from the digital cameras I have which ones do you think are worth keeping..?
    (while I'll just sell the rest)


    Reply With Quote
     

  5. Collapse Details
    #5
    Default
    I would just keep the C300 if you rarely use your digital stuff, its still very popular despite its age . There no point keeping a load of cameras you dont use.


    Reply With Quote
     

  6. Collapse Details
    #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Central NY
    Posts
    2,065
    Default
    Actually the opposite, the cameras have little memory batteries in them. If the batteries go dead, some cameras will not function! The GH2 for example has a little rechargeable battery in it, when it goes below a certain voltage it will not recharge, and also will not power up.

    Keep the c300 and 5dmk3 and Scarlet. Or sell them all and rent if you suddenly need one. The c300 has a newer model, as does the 5d, and the reds are ever changing. If you can't get the price you need, just hang on to those 3. Everything else I would test for function and sell while it is still working.


    Reply With Quote
     

  7. Collapse Details
    #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Northern California
    Posts
    790
    Default
    Personally, I'd keep the C300 since it can pretty much be tweaked to be a close-enough match with an Alexa. And maybe I'd keep one of of the DSLRs when you want to stick a camera into a dangerous situation where the camera might get destroyed but you also want more control than you'd get with a GoPro.

    Then sell the rest as soon as you can...

    Good mix of opinions here... Niki, let us know what you decide to sell and keep.
    ----------
    Jim Feeley
    POV Media


    Reply With Quote
     

  8. Collapse Details
    #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    121
    Default
    nothing sold yet!

    so busy with super 16mm commercial work..it's given me a competitive edge..(the digital equipment will go on sale soon I think..and I'll will keep what's not sold..probably the c300)


    Reply With Quote
     

  9. Collapse Details
    #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    May 2014
    Posts
    121
    Default
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Feeley View Post
    Personally, I'd keep the C300 since it can pretty much be tweaked to be a close-enough match with an Alexa. And maybe I'd keep one of of the DSLRs when you want to stick a camera into a dangerous situation where the camera might get destroyed but you also want more control than you'd get with a GoPro.

    Then sell the rest as soon as you can...

    Good mix of opinions here... Niki, let us know what you decide to sell and keep.

    Still haven’t sold anything! (year later update)

    What should I do...?.?


    Reply With Quote
     

  10. Collapse Details
    #10
    Senior Member James0b57's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    3,368
    Default
    Red just started showing off their speedbooster mount. Good revive the old MX sensor, plus it will give that FF35 look, so you can possibly not need the 5d bodies any more.


    I have recently fallen in love with the Bmpcc by pairing it with an old 9.5-57mm zoom. An angenieux CP16. Seems great for emulating 90’s cameras, 8mm/VHS/minidv, but without all the stairstepping and weird artifacts.

    Hard to say which cameras to keep. C300 is a great grab and go solution, and while i personally dislike the camera, i believe it still gets work, so it is valuable in that sense.

    Initially, i was thinking you should keep just the 5d3 and get raw on it, then you have a wonderful personal camera, but Red is releasing the speed booster and that opens up the Red MX to near 1600 native iso and FF35 characteristics.


    Reply With Quote
     

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •