A custom lens mount that rotates the primes is an awesome idea!!!
I read this, and had a complete 'DOH!' moment. Of course a rotating lens turret could be engineered for the mini primes!
You could pick which 3 mini primes to put in the turret... It'd save time on set, and make run and gun shooting more versatile.
I'm sure you guys are listening...
That would be a rather large turret I think... And rather pointless with there being the 8X fixed model, unless you just gotta have that T1.5 all the time.
However, my inner geek would love to see a turret system like that just for the pure geek aspect of it, no matter how impractical it may be.
Weren't there people complaining about the militant look and the destructive qualities in the cameras before?
Say I already own and use a set of lenses for a Canon SLR: 11-16mm Tokina, 30mm f/1.4, 50mm f/1.4. Fairly standard lenses that offer pretty good image quality (or "great" depending on who you ask). That cost (~$2000) is already paid and recouped by jobs using the lenses and another camera. In order for me to use them on the Scarlet, it doesn't really cost anything since I already own them and they have paid their way!
So for me to have three fairly good lenses to use on the 2/3" Scarlet, I'd only have to pay for the adapter - $500. $500 to use those lenses, as well as any others I'd care to slap on is a great deal for people who have invested already in Canon glass. Of course, there is the need for wider focal lengths, where I would certainly buy the RMPs - but those would need to be purchased anyway, so they don't really add any disadvantage to the overall cost.
If the 2/3" is to be an individuals only camera for some significant period of time, however, I feel they would be remiss to pass up the RMP for something else. Similarly, if I really wanted a cohesive and extremely high quality RED setup, I'd definitely go with the RMPs.
Using Canon (or any other lenses) doesn't necessitate a mistake, so long as one isn't going out and purchasing a set of these lenses brand new for the Scarlet, in which case they would be better served by the RMPs. If someone already has a set of Canon lenses they can create a mixed case of lenses for Scarlet for less than a full set of RMPs.
Dunno if it's been asked already. Lost track of this at page 30ish.
Are the CF card readers going to support CFast?
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