April 22, 2015 at 9:05AM
Ugh. C100. So sexy. But worth it down the road?
So a guy is willing to sell me his c100 for $2,000.
Another guy is willing to sell me an a7s with some extras for $2,000.
I shoot a lot of documentary type projects, interviews, run and gun type stuff. The occasional controlled-light studio shoot. So my first instinct is to go with the c100. I've used it before, amazing ergonomics, button placement, gorgeous image, I'd say it's near-perfect. I mean its a c100! You know! The workhorse, the power house, the glazed donut! The c100!
Another side of me wants something small. If I want the monster c100 why not just rent it when the time comes? The a7s I could travel with, kill it on the low light and...well...60p... It's a lot more discreet for street shooting as well. It could be mistaken for an old film slr in some places, could prove to be useful.
I'm worried that the c100 will not hold up down the road. That I'll be unsatisfied with my purchase, that it's size and lack of features will, relatively soon, become a hindrance.