What a cool format that was gone before it had a chance to really be fully embraced. Just today ARRI announced a digital Alexa 65 with a huge sensor requiring lenses with a large image circle. Borrowing from still photography they’re calling it medium format. Rental only at a substantial rate I imagine. It’s just cool to know that that camera exists. Fascinating article published in Film & Digital Times.
After waiting for a very long time the 50mm has arrived. Rokinon has a nice set of affordable primes. The 35mm is and 85 are great. The 24mm is acceptable on the 5D full sensor. But that 50 was really what was missing. This looks like a really good one. Looking forward to trying it out on a shoot tomorrow.
Sure enough, Sony announced a new camera, but it wasn’t a replacement for the FS700, but another variation on it. The PXW-FS7 has fantastic specs including 4K UHD, slow motion up to 180 FPS and a more ergonomic design. After toiling for a few days and thinking about how much I had been using the FS700, it was decided that this would be the next equipment purchase for our company. Move aside stabilizers and sound equipment, the FS7 has been ordered.
Here is the cheesy promo video for the camera:
It has been a busy couple of weeks. A few days out on the Bonneville Salt Flats filming with Victory motorcycles. An amazing experience in a really cool and legendary location. After that we had a couple of weddings and other short lifestyle projects. With all of these recent jobs I’ve spent a lot more time with the FS700 on location. Most of that time shooting off speed at 60, 120 and 240 fps. The camera has it shortfalls but for filming off speed it truly is awesome.
Buzzing around the internet this week is news that a refresh of the Fs700 is coming soon.
I’m happy to hear this, could be our next camera.