Yes ….. I have a Canon 5D Mark II as well as a Red One and Sony F800 cameras. But I only have it mainly for stills. I am really enjoying shooting some lovely stills, just wish the weather was better. I hoping to shoot a few long exposure tests. So lovely to have a short depth of field, very cinematic. I got a couple of Lenses with it, 24-70 F2.8 and 70-200 F2.8. I have not shot anything yet that hasn’t been at 2.8 I just love shallow DoF.
Red is making a big announcement on November 3rd. There are no hints but they say its going to be big. Infact if you believe them it will out do Canon’s November 3rd announcement. We will all just have to wait and see and judge for ourselves.
Some of the news will be that you can order a Red “Scarlet” camera from November 3rd 6pm PST time. The Scarlet was a cut down version of the new Epic camera.
Check out this video. Its a camera test of six cameras, Alexa, RED MX, 35, F3, Canon D1 and 16 side by side. Its a great test because they have shot the same short film with each of the six cameras under varied lighting conditions.
See if you can pick which camera shot which version. At the end it lets you know which short was shot on which camera.
The Cameras used –
Sony PMW F3 (was an engineering sample)
Aaton XTR PROD (Super 16)
Cooke S4’s were used except for the 1D, which had CP’s
This test was done by John Brawley. John has racked up an impressive and diverse range of credits working extensively in the United States, Europe and Asia. You can go to John’s web site and find out more about him.