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Richard Nastasi
Kona 3 Buy now or wait
on Feb 10, 2010 at 9:17:05 pm

I have a feature i will be doing the finishing on at the end of april. I'll be renting a SR deck to assemble and then output 10bit 444 for coloring.

I have the opportunity to buy a used kona 3 with breakout box and cables for $1500 right now.

What do you guys recommend buy or wait?


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Kona 3 Buy now or wait
on Feb 10, 2010 at 9:29:49 pm

[Richard Nastasi] "What do you guys recommend buy or wait?"

For what?


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Richard Nastasi
Re: Kona 3 Buy now or wait
on Feb 10, 2010 at 9:30:31 pm

until after NAB that is.


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Jeremy Garchow
Re: Kona 3 Buy now or wait
on Feb 10, 2010 at 10:02:27 pm

Got ya. There's always going to be the future. If you need a half price Kona3 right now, go for it. If not, pay full price for a Kona 3 later, or maybe it will be something new. If you can afford to wait, why wouldn't you?

Jeremy


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Michael Sacci
Re: Kona 3 Buy now or wait
on Feb 11, 2010 at 12:36:35 am

For $1500 for the Kona3 and BOB, I say buy it NOW! If something else comes out you would probably only lose a couple hundred bucks. In recent history things announced at NAB take a few months to hit the street. So if you wait it would most like be mid summer before you see the new product. IMO



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Bob Zelin
Re: Kona 3 Buy now or wait
on Feb 11, 2010 at 1:48:15 am

This post is in the running for the stupidest post on the AJA Kona forum in a long time.

You are going to rent a Sony HDCam SR VTR for what - $1200 A DAY, correct ? I assume that this is not a job for a charity to benefit Haiti, am I correct ? so you are going to charge money for this job, correct ? So the VTR will be $1200 a day, and you are questioning weather $1500 for a Kona 3 is "too much money" ? Are you going to profit at least $1500 for this job ? (because if you are renting a VTR for $1200, doing a HDCam SR delivery to a major network - because who else demands SR delivery) - and are making $200 profit for the entire job, I will fly to your location and beat you to a pulp. But if you are making only $1500 for the job (and I hope you are making more), then every job after this will be GRAVY, and money in your pocket. The #1 way to buy equipment is to have ONE job pay for the equipment, and it sure sounds like this ONE job will pay for your Kona 3 (at least) - so you have to be NUTS not to buy it at this price.

BUT, if in fact, you are doing a HDCam SR job for $200 or less profit, believe me, I will punish you. You are a virus to the entire industry, and you should not be allowed to live.

Bob Zelin




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Richard Nastasi
Re: Kona 3 Buy now or wait
on Feb 11, 2010 at 6:33:07 am

Bob, that a crazy rant for no reason.

I never said i could not afford it nor what my im making for the job. I just wanted input if anyone thinks that AJA will come out with a new card soon. The LHI came out last year and Kona 3 has been around for a while.

I don't want to be obsolete before i really get to use it at the end of april which happens to be after NAB.

and to your comment " You are a virus to the entire industry, and you should not be allowed to live. "
I think you need to look in the mirror buddy because you have issues.

To Michael & Jeremy thank you for your intelligent feedback. I am going ahead with the purchase.


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Warren Eig
Re: Kona 3 Buy now or wait
on Feb 11, 2010 at 7:04:35 pm

Richard,

For the record, Bob wasn't serious. It's his way of prompting you on. He only showed up at my place once with a baseball bat, but I gave him a cookie and he went on his way.

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Bob Zelin
Re: Kona 3 Buy now or wait
on Feb 11, 2010 at 9:14:56 pm

I have been petitioning the management of Creative Cow to have an "insanity forum", but they keep ignoring me. If Richard had offered me a cookie, I would have been much nicer to him.

Bob Zelin




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Richard Nastasi
Re: Kona 3 Buy now or wait
on Feb 11, 2010 at 10:25:28 pm

Sorry I'm new here... should have followed protocol...


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Bob Zelin
Re: Kona 3 Buy now or wait
on Feb 11, 2010 at 11:15:48 pm

Free advice for you - FOR LIFE ! (and I will be nice !).

Bob Zelin




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todd mcmullen
Re: Kona 3 Buy now or wait
on Feb 12, 2010 at 12:12:44 am

right on. I think bob's post was brilliant. I mean, I laugh everytime I think about how long I waited for hard drives to go up from 1 gig to 9 gigs. Then I finally bought one for nearly 5 grand. Obviously this was in the early 90's but that is the point. You gotta laugh at this tech stuff because you'll lose your humor if you are continually waiting for the right time.
A for question-A plus for Bob's answer


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walter biscardi
Re: Kona 3 Buy now or wait
on Feb 12, 2010 at 12:21:03 am

[todd mcmullen] "You gotta laugh at this tech stuff because you'll lose your humor if you are continually waiting for the right time."

I just installed a new 16TB array in our shop today. The value dropped by 50% the moment I hit the On switch......

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Bob Zelin
Re: Kona 3 Buy now or wait
on Feb 12, 2010 at 4:31:51 am

I am just glad that Richard finally got the humor of all of this. All of this stuff drives ALL of us crazy. Of course, when "we" see some kid have his parents buy him a RED camera, and he starts shooting for free (and I don't mean almost for free) - then this is what really drives me nuts - and I just let off steam here (because I might actually get in trouble if I try to stop him !).

well, I guess I will just wait here quietly for the "next" victim.

Bob Zelin




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Ara Keshishian
Re: Kona 3 Buy now or wait
on Feb 13, 2010 at 1:46:55 am

LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO


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