Jarred Land announced yesterday on the REDUser forum that RED will be selling carbon fiber EPIC cameras. The cameras will be encased in a carbon fiber shell that takes about a pound off of the standard EPIC weight.
If you’re drooling over the cameras and thinking about getting one, be prepared for your wallet to take a hit. They are being built-to-order for $50,000. Currently, Game of Thrones is using the first two made by RED.
Here is Jarred’s full post about the Carbon Dragon on REDUser:
“Meet the Carbon Dragon.
With a Carbon fiber shell and side SSD matched with a machined magnesium body and machined magnesium lens mount it cuts off a full pound from the standard Epic weight. It takes a tremendous amount of time to build each one of these but they are quite incredible.
We are also excited to announce that the first 2 Carbon Dragons are being used by HBO for Game of Thrones, a fitting first flight for one of our all-time favorite shows.
Carbon Dragons will be available to purchase on a one- by-one, build-to-order basis starting at the end of October for $50k, first come, first serve.”
A pound off the EPICs standard weight could really make a difference. What do you think? Is the Carbon Dragon something to be excited about?