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kriso9tails


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The Red DSMC System... say goodbye to ever having money again.

Well, fortunately I have absolutely no money right now, but I need to replace my camera body within the next couple of years and I'm curious as to how this modular system will evolve. A camera that will be almost anything you want it to be.

I may have to start doing some freelance work on the side...

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Holy shit. That thing is sssssick looking. I think the price made me a little sick too.


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This has been out for a few years.

Although it seems more geared towards video.

Some people have said it's going to blind side Nikon and Canon, but I kinda disagree. The 5DII has full HD video and still cameras like the Casio (mentioned in another recent thread) shoot full HD video and still imagesm, even at like 1000fps!

There is nothing amazing about Red other than it's modular. The lenses and accessories are not novel, and not cheap!! And it's not compact at all. Not even compared to say a 1D or D3!

So yeah, we are on a convergence of when Red meets mainstream camera makers but I don't think they will get blindsided! However, it might force Nikon to finally offer a modular body. I see no point in throwing a magnesium alloy body in the trash every 2 years, when a sensor upgrade and a new motor drive (aka. processing engine and ram) would solve most problems! The rest could be firmware updatable or expanded with the use of different grips!

Competition is good!


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The Red DSCM System... say goodbye to ever having money again.

Well, fortunately I have absolutely no money right now, but I need to replace my camera body within the next couple of years and I'm curious as to how this modular system will evolve. A camera that will be almost anything you want it to be.

I may have to start doing some freelance work on the side...


kriso9tails


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Red camera has been around for a bit, but the still/ motion combination is quite new for RED.

The configuration options are much more versatile.

As for lenses, you can use Nikon or Canon mounts, so you're not missing out there. I haven't looked at the full specs or seen samples of stills, but I actually have reasonably high expectations here.

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Red camera has been around for a bit, but the still/ motion combination is quite new for RED.

The configuration options are much more versatile.

As for lenses, you can use Nikon or Canon mounts, so you're not missing out there. I haven't looked at the full specs or seen samples of stills, but I actually have reasonably high expectations here.

I didn't realize you could STILL use Nikon and Canon mounts (actually I didn't know they ever used Nikon mounts). I was pretty sure that they moved to their own mount.

If you look they sell their own lenses now, and they are about $20,000 for the set of primes! The zooms actually look a little more reasonable!

I'm pretty certain though Nikon and Canon are preparing for the convergence of "film" and motion with their recent offerings! But I like the idea of competition, especially if it brings modularity to the current disposable DSLRs!


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Wow, for a website for a camera you'd think they'd have some pictures that you could actually see the object in question.


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Not all of those products fully exist yet and they've been trying to hype them well before they do. It's not unexpected that they've just gone with illustrations, but I agree that the site leaves a lot to be desired.

I'm waiting to see more specs and I'm curious to see how the user interface will be.

Video from other RED products that I have seen is amazing quality and I would like to think that they could translate that experience well to an slr format. I make my income from still photography and there's no guarantee that RED will perform on par or better than other manufacturers that specialize is stills. It looks like the weight and size of a dslr configuration will be closer to that of a 645, but the body looks quite rugged.

All in all, I think it's an interesting development and I've been curious as to what this system would finally look like. I don't think RED aims to take any massive portion of the Nikon/ Canon etc. market share, or that they even could just yet based on band recognition alone. Still, as has already been mentioned, other manufacturers are going to get a bit of a kick to come up with some new innovations. Hopefully some reviews will start coming out over then next four or five months.


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