FS-100 Workshop

ImageI’m actually getting a little excited for tomorrow night’s workshop. We’re covering the FS-100 and the more I play with the camera the more I like it. It’s a great alternative to the F3 and since some the major advantages to the F3 aren’t always needed (or wanted) it really gives you a lot of bang for your buck. What features am I talking about? Well, the S-Log first of all. Often, you won’t need it. A color grade is always nice but if you shoot your stuff well in the first place you may not need it and if you shoot S-log you definitely will need to grade every shot and you’re signing yourself for a lot of work. What else? The PL mount is great but so is Canon glass. The 85mm 1.2 might be one of the nicest lenses made by anybody and there’s no easy way to use it one the F-3. Not so with FS-100, a PL and Nikon adapter will let you use just about any glass made.  The camera also offers a lot of picture profile options and has some other tricks up its sleeve. I do miss built in ND filters and the single recording slot is a pain so it’s not perfect. For the money though, it’s a very nice camera and with the 4K version coming out soon I think it’ll be hot of a while yet.

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