May 20, 2015 at 8:13AM, Edited May 20, 8:13AM
Is it crazy to buy a c100 mk2?
I own a GH3 and BMPCC and use a Tascam DR-70d for audio and an Atomos Ninja Blade as a screen for the bmpcc since it's screen is so terrible. Also need a variable ND and IR filter, as well as big battery for the blackmagic.
I have toyed for a long time with the idea of selling everything I have for a c100, and I'm finally thinking I'll just do it. I love the image from the c100 and have used it for another company I freelance for. It's just all started to feel a bit ridiculous with all my add ons. I don't want to only shoot run and gun style but, mostly, that is what I end up doing... running and gunning and getting frustrated with external audio, battery solutions and screw on ND filters. Also... both my cameras suck in low light...
But then.... 4k? I know, I know it's bloody boring talking about 4k all the time, it's boring looking at it too! Because other than reframing I can't see a difference if the footage is nicely framed and lit and the content is interesting. But clients? I dunno... some idiots will start asking for it eventually.
So... it feels like a bad time to buy a 1080 camera. Is it? I REALLY want one. I need the 50p for music videos from the mk2 as well and it's just a more complete camera with the better screen/EVF et al. Just feels like a hit money wise when it will become obsolete.
URSA Mini? Still no built in ND's, heavier (I'd need a new tripod), V-Mount battery, still needs grading, CFast cards. So not totally sold on it.
P.S I still haven't seen ANY GH4 or a7s footage that I like. Colours are not pleasant at all and I want to get a good image in camera as well as occasionally to grade.
Am I crazy to spend a few grand on one? It still seems like the only plausible solution right now.