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October 26, 2015 at 5:02 AM #86621thrillionaireMember
I’ve been using some Nikon DSLRs for film production, but now that one is getting interruptions during filming I’m thinking of upgrading to something better, but have no idea where to start looking. My budget isn’t big (under $1,000?) so maybe used is a good option. I also need something that is compatible with my nikkor lenses.
October 27, 2015 at 7:37 PM #212975
October 29, 2015 at 7:43 PM #212991brunerwwMember
thrillionaire – sorry to hear your Nikon is giving up on you.
If you can stretch your budget by $30, you can get a $594.63 Panasonic G7: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575034783&toolid=10001&campid=5337235943&customid=&icep_item=191632937162&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg
…plus a $439 Metabones Speed Booster: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575034783&toolid=10001&campid=5337235943&customid=&icep_item=331427451713&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg
That way, you can continue using your Nikon lenses, have a built-in viewfinder that actually works while you’re recording video and you can produce images with 4 times the resolution of your current Nikon 1080p camera.
Here is the image quality you can get from the G7 with the Metabones:
https://vimeo.com/137538379 (shot with the G7, a Metabones Speed Booster and a Sigma 18-35 f1.8)
https://youtu.be/P35TNNomGsw (shot with the G7, a Metabones Speed Booster and a Nikkor 200 f4 – please watch at 2160p and your monitor’s highest resolution)
This is the highest quality video you can get for less than $1000.
Hope this is helpful and good luck with your upgrade!
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