I'm planning on purchasing a R1 before the end of the year (pending the announcement at the end of this month) – but had a question.
Does anyone have experience shooting handheld and documentary work with a Red One? I have heard it is heavy, but my current setup is quite heavy as well. I use a Sony EX3 with a letus35 and Zeiss/Nikon lenses. The setup gets quite heavy and awkward with the 35mm adapter, esp with rails, a FF, mattebox, etc. I've tried shoulder mounts and it is still a beast. I haven't weighed it yet to see how it compares to a R1.
Any experience or tips would be appreciated. I would run the R1 pretty bare with one zoom and either an EVF or LCD (one) with a handheld LCD for the director behind me.