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  1. #1 Thinking of going Monstro.... Should we wait? 
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    So we are getting enough requests for the Full Frame sensor, and the resolution. This forum seems pretty quiet. I have been with Red since the Red One, and have an Epic-W, Epic-MX (2), Scarlet, etc. Thinking I should thin the herd and go Monstro. Is there any indication that we are going to see another price drop or body change at NAB this year? I have been along for all the rides, and just curious if there is any speculation of what's coming next?
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    Arri will be announcing a new large format camera in a small-ish body size.
    Any day now...
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    Perhaps a ABT SpeedMount for your epic w?
    http://www.reduser.net/forum/showthr...-Camera/page15
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    Can't tell about the future but if you want an opinion on the sensor its simply the best I've ever used. If you need it now, go for it, the quality will not change with or without a discount coming. If not in an immediate hurry, then waiting for NAB is always a wise move, even though Cinegear seems to be Red's preferred show...
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    Monstro is the best camera for now.
    I'm seriously thinking about getting rid of the rest of the RED cameras and having only Monstro.
    Personally under every light condition it is better on all fronts.
    And if Arri comes out with the new Mini Lf it will be a nice combination.
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    Quote Originally Posted by luigivaltulini View Post
    Monstro is the best camera for now.
    I'm seriously thinking about getting rid of the rest of the RED cameras and having only Monstro.
    Personally under every light condition it is better on all fronts.
    And if Arri comes out with the new Mini Lf it will be a nice combination.
    Agree. If money is not an obstacle then to me Monstro is king of the red cameras no doubt. Does not matter how big or small sensor you need I find red 6k to be far superior to helium 8k for example.

    But buying one now like a weeks before NAB might sting a little if they decide to cut prices which is quite likely if there is a lot of other large format offerings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Björn Benckert View Post
    Agree. If money is not an obstacle then to me Monstro is king of the red cameras no doubt. Does not matter how big or small sensor you need I find red 6k to be far superior to helium 8k for example.

    But buying one now like a weeks before NAB might sting a little if they decide to cut prices which is quite likely if there is a lot of other large format offerings.
    Yes, of course, wait for the NAB and then decide. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Björn Benckert View Post
    Agree. If money is not an obstacle then to me Monstro is king of the red cameras no doubt. Does not matter how big or small sensor you need I find red 6k to be far superior to helium 8k for example.

    But buying one now like a weeks before NAB might sting a little if they decide to cut prices which is quite likely if there is a lot of other large format offerings.
    Bjorn how does Monstro 6K compare to Gemini 5K?
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    Quote Originally Posted by luigivaltulini View Post
    And if Arri comes out with the new Mini Lf it will be a nice combination.
    It's not if but when this happens. Should be announced very soon
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    Quote Originally Posted by James Darren View Post
    It's not if but when this happens. Should be announced very soon
    150k for a shootable package?
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