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  • whynotskate90
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    well lets see i worked at wendys for about a half a year the quit then got a job developing film i got my dvx for only five hundred it was well worth it but the job at wendys was about the wost thing i have ever done with my own life i really feel bad for all the people that have to go through with what i did and i was only sixteen when i did that now i just feel shooting this was a really good post to just express yourself and just vent off the steem of getting a good camera

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  • joot
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    Finally got one (DVX100B with 67 hrs.) off E-bay. Couldn't afford new one so had to wait and wait until prices came down (after three years)...

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  • filmmack
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    Bought it used.

    I bought my DVX100 used from a professional videographer who was renting it to me. I had 2 gigs lined up and paid it off in less than a month.

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  • ZazaCast
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    Originally posted by TMerry View Post
    At the time I bought my first DVX I was using a Canon GL1, it was two days before a short film shoot and suddenly it got a hot pixel. So I was forced to buy a camera and have it shipped overnight, Then learn how to use it for next days shoot. It was my Dvx100 and I fell in love with it. (which I'm selling this week on ebay, part of the ongoing story) I put it on a family members credit card and then sold LOTS of music gear to pay them back over the next month so they wouldn't get a bunch of interest charges.

    It seems like everything cool I've ever bought, I had to sell tons of other things to cover. Some people can afford to hang onto everything they buy for a lifetime, not me LOL!

    I'm buying a 5D MkII this month, and to get it I'm selling a precious Ibanez Chrome guitar, a Nady wireless, a nice watch, a 24 track digital recorder, a wad of cash, and finally... My DVX100.

    The cycle of life continues :-)
    I don't know... I could NEVER part with and axe....although, if I sold my 1970 Fender Jazz...or original Dan Armstrong... hummmmm.......
    Now you got me to thinking! Thanks T.

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  • ZazaCast
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    Originally posted by Enlight3ned View Post
    Wow. My 1st DVX was a gift from my girlfriend. I feel like a bum lol
    I told her you'd like it...you bum!

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  • Enlight3ned
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    Wow. My 1st DVX was a gift from my girlfriend. I feel like a bum lol

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  • TMerry
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    At the time I bought my first DVX I was using a Canon GL1, it was two days before a short film shoot and suddenly it got a hot pixel. So I was forced to buy a camera and have it shipped overnight, Then learn how to use it for next days shoot. It was my Dvx100 and I fell in love with it. (which I'm selling this week on ebay, part of the ongoing story) I put it on a family members credit card and then sold LOTS of music gear to pay them back over the next month so they wouldn't get a bunch of interest charges.

    It seems like everything cool I've ever bought, I had to sell tons of other things to cover. Some people can afford to hang onto everything they buy for a lifetime, not me LOL!

    I'm buying a 5D MkII this month, and to get it I'm selling a precious Ibanez Chrome guitar, a Nady wireless, a nice watch, a 24 track digital recorder, a wad of cash, and finally... My DVX100.

    The cycle of life continues :-)

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  • MattSegerFilms
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    Originally posted by Tomiger RoPort View Post
    Been working since I was 16 (18 now) and sold my previous setup (vx1000, century mark 1 lens, bescor 20/40 watt light) and bought just the dvx itself and then bought some more accessories as i got more money
    Did the exact same thing, but i've been filming various sports videos like kids football, and volleyball so that gave me an extra 2 grand + what i was making at a pizza place which wasn't a crazy amount. DVX100b was the best purchase i've ever made, the money i've made off of it is easy five times what i paid, 2 grand.

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  • Justyn
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    Congrats to one and all. Sometimes it is frustrating to see the trust fund babies buying 4 red cameras and then not even knowing how to use them, or that they should have opted for something else.


    If you keep your head down and see the prize then it all pays off in the end. My first pro camera some 12 years ago now was an XL1. I was so nervous taking that out cause it was such a huge amount of money to me.. but that camera was a workhorse camera for years and it made me 10 times what it cost. I had the same experience with my HVX package which cost me as much as a new ford ranger... but again, I used that for 3 years and it made me all kinds of money. Now I'm about to embark on the AF100 but I'm keeping my HMC150 as it's a kick arse camera...

    Keep the faith, keep the work coming and when friends ask to borrow your camera TELL THEM NO.

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  • brazillionaire
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    first post here... and I'm stoked to be talking about how i got my Dvx100b!

    I'm a total newbie to filming but I got the love for it and, instead of following "you should start with the crappy ones blahblahbla" advices, I went for the big bucks! I'm sure I'll be able to learn the basics and progress to higher quality shootings without losing time or getting stuck in gear limitations.

    So, last august I got a paid internship and I could save money for 3 months. I saved up to R$2900 (US$1700) and I found a very nice deal on Ebay. Like new cam with 65 hours on the heads with a big and awesome Kata bag for US$1026.
    Shipped it to a friend in New York.. and some other friends that went spend last week there picked it up for me and brought back to Brazil

    Here in Brazil, this same deal would go for more than R$5000 (US$2900).. Im just psyched!

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  • ejmijares
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    dvxb is sold here in the Philippines for P115,000 (USdollar2,500) if you buy it in cold cash. I got a bank loan and will end up paying for it for P170,000 for 2 years for around P7,000 a month. judging from the projects I am getting from the DVX monthly. It can easily pay for itself.
    I mainly shoot weddings and corporate events with the dvx. well worth it.

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  • Mike K
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    Parents bought it...and they're hopefully buying my HMC this summer

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  • Kevmo
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    Originally posted by HaVe View Post
    I kinda feel ashamed to post my experience here. I've read over 10 pages of how people paid 1000s of dollars for their cameras, and even tho I was expecting to pay around 1500$ for a DVX, i got the best deal i could ever imagine. I picked up a DVX for 400$, it was missing the viewfinder, but actually not because of damage, but because it was removed to make the whole setup smaller. Everything else works perfect, cosmetically it's in 10/10 condition, it had 190 hours when i purchased it. First week after i bought it, i was still shooting and waiting for something to go wrong with it, but i'm beginning to think that I got a hell of a deal.

    As for affording it, i saved up for 3 months, no more smoking, took the subway instead of driving, no more nights out, no more drinkin (on my own expense) and I had about 1200-1300$ saved up. So paying just 400 for the camera was amazing, cause after that I could afford my M2 and rails.
    Similar experience. I have been wanting it for over a year now after renting the DVX100. So I was skimming Craigslist for months and then christmas hit and I had some saved cash and decided to buy the DVX100a with shotgun mic, 2 batteries+, charger all that ish for $900. Fell in love with it, got a gig within three days @ a local club. Went out shooting, great night and then I put it down where I thought it would be totally safe...

    Learned my lesson, dont ever leave it unattended no matter what or where.

    Now Im back to renting, doing gigs, saving that money to buy another camera.

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  • HaVe
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    I kinda feel ashamed to post my experience here. I've read over 10 pages of how people paid 1000s of dollars for their cameras, and even tho I was expecting to pay around 1500$ for a DVX, i got the best deal i could ever imagine. I picked up a DVX for 400$, it was missing the viewfinder, but actually not because of damage, but because it was removed to make the whole setup smaller. Everything else works perfect, cosmetically it's in 10/10 condition, it had 190 hours when i purchased it. First week after i bought it, i was still shooting and waiting for something to go wrong with it, but i'm beginning to think that I got a hell of a deal.

    As for affording it, i saved up for 3 months, no more smoking, took the subway instead of driving, no more nights out, no more drinkin (on my own expense) and I had about 1200-1300$ saved up. So paying just 400 for the camera was amazing, cause after that I could afford my M2 and rails.
    Last edited by HaVe; 02-04-2010, 05:33 PM.

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  • invdrzim
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    Good thread to read.

    I just worked part-time for six months at Quiznos. Half of all the money I made from there went into paying for a state college here in Los Angeles, the other half went to purchasing a used DVX-100B from someone on eBay (who eventually I became friends with).

    -b

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