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Mike Jeffs
is the f900 still a relevent camera?
on Jan 20, 2012 at 1:35:59 am

Are college was just given 3 Sony f900s. They come with out batteries or lenses. which i'm not complaining thats for sure, but i am a bit curious. My question is in todays market with all of the Digital cinema cameras from Sony, Red, and others, is this still a relevent camera? Is it still used much in the industry at large?

Thanks

Mike Jeffs
Video Coordinator
BYU-Idaho


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Jason Brown
Re: is the f900 still a relevent camera?
on Jan 21, 2012 at 2:51:40 am

We just bought a PDW-700 2 years ago and I love the optical disc storage. Having to dump cards after every shoot and deal with the ever-expanding media is tough.

We rent F3 or use 5D when we need something with shallow DOF.

-Jason


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Steve Wargo
Re: is the f900 still a relevent camera?
on Jan 23, 2012 at 4:48:26 am

The F-900 is still very usable if you have the ability to record without tape or use the cameras in a studio situation like a news room. If you're going to roll tape, you'll need a tape deck. We just sold our deck and we're looking to sell our F-900 camera.

Is it a 900R or a 900H?

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Mike Jeffs
Re: is the f900 still a relevent camera?
on Jan 23, 2012 at 11:24:27 pm

We don't have any need for the tape deck. we have external recorders (NanoFlash) it is a far more econimical then buying HDcam Tape.



[Steve Wargo] "Is it a 900R or a 900H?"

it is the 900r what is the difference though?

Interestingly enoungh i did a simple blind test between the f900 and our Sony F3 and almost everybody pefered the image of the F3 to the f900. I only had one guy say he thought the image from the f900 was better.

Mike Jeffs
Video Coordinator
BYU-Idaho


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