1294 arrived in Boston today. Following are a few pics of the unboxing and set-up as a 2K documentary camera. I'll be using it mostly in this configuration except for some commercial work. It's set up as a 15mm rig using ET rails and top and Arri15mm baseplate and ET dovetail. The glass is a Fujinon 13X4.5 HD broadcast zoom lens. Even in this config it's pretty heavy. I threw it on my shoulder though and it is manageable, though does need a shoulder pad solution. When handheld I'll lose the FF and bottom rails.
I looked at many handheld setups at NAB and saw none that worked for me. I'll try to work on my own solution. The one thing that I did see at NAB (and have used before) that I think will work great for doc is an Easyrig. If anyone is interested in that solution, I talked at length with the Easyrig folks and they are interested in doing a Red groupbuy. Let me know!
There is a thread about an Easyrig group buy here:
This camera is really great and I look forward to working with it. Thanks again Nate and Kelly for getting into high gear on my delivery. You guys are the best!