"Not parfocal, but it doesn’t matter"
I honestly laughed at this.
It at least proves they are tough enough for most situations I think. Also, you seem confused, this was not my gear, this was the project DoP's gear.
Tell that to the Peli Air case 1615 I saw fall over 50 meters down a cliff, hitting every rock it possibly could, only to land and sink into a lake. 4 hours later we recover it, open it, all contents are fine, including a Sony Fs7, 6 Zeiss CP2 Primes, V-mount batteries, etc, etc.. I believe 2 of the primes did need to be serviced for some minor reason but that's about it.
This is a nice topic. About the part of not delivering the product until payment, that however can sometimes be tricky, not sure about elsewhere but in France a client only has a legal obligation to pay you after delivery AND has a time limit of up to 45 days AFTER receiving the product to actually pay the worker, can sometimes be very frustrating.
Anyone have similar experiences out there in other countries?
Ok but following that logic why isn't the price of the Canon C300MkII or C500 also higher taking into account the price of an external recorder as well? Specially the C500 that can't even do 4K internal. Feels more like a mistake to me, it happens though.
Since when is the Sony FS7 priced 13.199$?
It's going for 8,499$ on BHPhoto right now.
Even the yet to be released FS7 MkII is 9,999$.