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Sony F5 or F55

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#1 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:26 PM

Anyone have experience with these new cameras? Power connector, T/O connector? Weight?
Got an upcoming job that will use this and looking to be prepared.
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#2 Alan Rencher

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Posted 16 February 2013 - 11:35 PM

The modular battery plate has a 4 pin XLR, and the body is just bigger than an epic. I believe the time code is a BNC. Band Pro might demo one for you, or they can hook you up with an f55 class at Sony studios.
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#3 Michael Hauer

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 12:42 PM

I was just at Abel looking at it the other day. Its a great little camera with the emphasis on little. The body weighs just over 4 pounds, and all it's accessories are super light too including Sonys new Vmounts, which are apparently excellent. I'd definitely bring your weight plate.
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#4 Lawrence Karman

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 08:46 PM

Thanks guys. Sounds similar to the Epic. This will probably be with Panavision Primo's so it will have a bit more weight along with Boxx, Preston, Cinetape etc. we'll find a way to butch it up.
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#5 Orlando Duguay

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 12:34 AM

Can anyone provide a firsthand account of flying the F55?  One of my friends over at Panavision mentioned to me that some people are having issues with the form factor of the camera in terms of mounting points, brackets, rods, etc. (maybe they're just having an issue with the panavision rod system?).  I also heard of issues with sony's new external recorder.


Can anyone corroborate any of this?  A good friend of mine is on the verge of buying one, so I'd love to hear some impressions from a fellow steadicam op.



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