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jlm86 Sep 9, 2012 9:25 AM

anyone ever own a RED camera?
 
Audorama (sp?) has this nice Sony TX100 on sale, but only in RED...

anybody ever own a red camera?

Ozzie_Traveller Sep 9, 2012 3:24 PM

G'day Jim

"She" has the blue panny G2 .... "He/me" has the red G2
makes it easy to pick the winner :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

I do find many people are intreagued by the colours and I get a gentle smile of "hey that's n-i-c-e..."

Regards, Phil

mono Sep 9, 2012 4:38 PM

I have a Pany G3 in red and I like that it stands out in a crowd.

Kat

kazuya Sep 9, 2012 5:50 PM

everyone knows red ones are faster
or is that just cars?
:)

Photo 5 Sep 9, 2012 6:34 PM

I have a Panasonic Lumix TS3 in red.

dave

JimC Sep 9, 2012 7:20 PM

I must have been doing this for too long, as when I read the thread title, I assumed you meant a RED brand camera, not a Red colored camera.

The RED cameras are superb, and are highly respected for capturing super high quality video and still photos. But, they're not "cheap" (look at their prices and you'll see what I mean).

http://www.red.com/store/cameras

So, I was looking forward to seeing comments from users that may have tried them when I saw the thread title. :-)

PeterP Sep 9, 2012 10:31 PM

HA, that is what I though too Jim.
As I had just done a recent blog post on the RED Epic-M camera and the rise of cinephotography.

http://imagemakersjourneys.blogspot....otography.html if anyone is interested.

Entry fee for a RED Epic-m 5k camera kit (it is modular you need several components to make a working camera) is in the mid 50k$ range, Canons EOS 1d-C 4k camera entry into the cinephotography field is around 13K$.

Suspect not what the OP was thinking when made the post title :D

JimC Sep 10, 2012 9:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeterP (Post 1317799)
Entry fee for a RED Epic-m 5k camera kit (it is modular you need several components to make a working camera) is in the mid 50k$ range, Canons EOS 1d-C 4k camera entry into the cinephotography field is around 13K$.

Yea... I happen to be testing a Canon EOS-1D X (not the C) model right this second (the 1D X only handles 1080P), and I see students from SCAD (Savannah College of Arts and Design) pretty often when shooting in the downtown Savannah area. They're a very respected school for teaching photography and other art related subjects.

But, when the students make fun of a "cheaper" camera like the 1D X, which has a body only price of around $6799 right now (as they are mostly using RED setups for their photography classes), it makes you wonder how much money is being spent by higher end publications now, using photographers with *very* high end camera gear for video and stills (and in today's marketplace, capturing higher quality video appears to be a must have skill). LOL

peripatetic Sep 11, 2012 3:48 AM

In the movie industry RED are mid-level cameras, still trying to make their mark. The real top-end stuff is made by Arrie.

My wife assures me that she can see a very big difference between Arrie, Red and DSLR footage. Most of the stuff that has made it to the screen in her latest movies has been shot on ArrieFlex cameras.

It's not just about the image quality either, it's very much also about how the camera behaves on set, lens availability, how easy the material is to grade in post, etc.

Daily rental on an Arrieflex is about the cost of a high-end DSLR. Essentially no-one buys ArrieFlex. RED cameras fall in the middle.

Steve40 Sep 14, 2012 7:37 PM

I think not!, no, no, no, no. I think not.


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