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    Nothing at all special. just some shots from my apartment window.

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    Interesting to see such an old (but high end!) camera being used in 2018

    What inspired you to buy this (assuming it was a recent buy)? And what lenses are you using with it?
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    The F900 is def not dead in 2018! The image is def still up to the task, esp if you are using the HDSDI out instead of the tape deck. As for what inspired me, it's a camera I always wanted since I first saw one when i was a kid at the Telluride Film Fest back in (i believe) 2002 and I got an opportunity to get one for way below what it is still worth and I took it. I see cameras like cars.. i can either invest in a brand new honda civic or an 16 year old lambo... . The F900 and the Varicam (which I've owned for 3 years now) are both amazing tools.

    Note: I've owned the varicam for 3 years. I got the 900 within the last month. ;)
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    Looks underexposed to me by about 2-stops. How are you determining exposure?
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    Looks fine to me Doug. Thanks.
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    Congrats on your acquisition!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Krumlauf View Post
    Looks fine to me Doug. Thanks.
    Well, it's your call because it's your footage, but I respectfully disagree. Unless you are purposely underexposing for some creative reason, there is no way that footage would pass muster for any network production or high-end corporate video that I've ever worked on. Way too dark and murky even for that time of day. But it's your call.
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    I think there are two questions here..

    1) Is this artistically what the OP wanted?

    2) Could that look have been got cleaner by opening up iris and pulling down exposure in post?


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    I think Doug has a good point.
    But Morgan might have a point too.
    It is unclear what the OP wants to show, but presuming it is the quality of the camera the footage doesn't represent a 80.000 camera I think.
    I would like to see the same shots with sunny weather/ better light or other exposure.


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    I know a few films that have underexposed their shots for creative or narrative reasons... this was just a simple and fast, non scientific test done out my window to test the SDI signal from the backing of the 900.. thats it. I also have no intention to ever work in the television industry so i'm not worried about if my work meets the requirements of that or not. As i said above the video, this is just a test, something quick and dirty.. if this was a freelance gig i did as a DP i'd understand your nit picking but its not. I'm in the process of uploading some quick ungraded daylight shots to show you guys since one of you asked for it..
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