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#1 Eli Aronoff

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 08:55 AM

Anyone shoot with the Sony F3 steadi/studio/hand held/etc.? What are your thoughts?

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#2 Joel San Juan SOC

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Posted 13 April 2011 - 11:37 AM

Hi Eli,

Am currently on shoot with the F3 and have been on 4 jobs with it.
Feel free to drop me a line and any questions you might have in mind.
Email me steadicamsg@gmail.com

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#3 thomas-english


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Posted 13 April 2011 - 05:18 PM

I did a 3d job with two of them on steadicam. I thought it a shame you couldn't master and slave them like EX3's. I liked the fact they had ND. Its just another camera really.
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#4 Ramon Engle

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 07:18 PM

Hi guys.Whats the remote camera ON/OFF on this camera? Is it an easy interface with a remote follow focus?

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#5 Brad Grimmett

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Posted 23 April 2011 - 07:56 PM

I shot a project with it recently (no steadicam). It's OK. The viewfinder and monitor are absolute garbage. It's the same old story with hand holding it...not great. For what it is, the footage looked pretty good.
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#6 JobScholtze


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Posted 12 May 2011 - 04:01 PM

Like thomas said, its just another camera. With a prime it can be as heavy as any other camera. I did 2 days a 3d job. Concert on a p+s freestyle rig on primes. I absolute hate it. Nothing to do with the camera though, but 2 1/2 hours concert with that beast is pain.
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#7 thomas-english


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Posted 26 May 2011 - 04:08 PM

Yeah, well done job.. for a concert thats gotta hurt. I did a Nintendo commercial that was really run and gun and whilst compared to two RED cameras it was better it still hurt.

I had two Optimo zooms on and the heavy Panavision special base plate (Stereo tech insisted) they seem to have. What I've done though is drilled 1/4 inch clearance holes on the long slots on my XCS plates so now I can use my XCS plates straight into the bottom with two anchor points.
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