Originally Posted by tomtastic
Interesting, and have you noticed any difference with the 1/3" sensor compared to the 1/4"? How's the extra zoom range?
With the main feature being that these are binoculars, with distance shots being their main use, I would think they'd have much wider lens spacing, but no.
I only have the DEV-3 and the TD-10 which use the same 1/4 sensors. Also I just got the TD-10 last night so haven't had time to play with it and compare to the DEV-3.
And as you pointed out, the DEV-3 doesn't have enough spacing to get good 3D at distance. I took the DEV-3 after just getting it onto a project, and while the close distance 3D was great (especially in the cockpit), the long distance shots were rather flat.
In the trailer below, the exterior landing/take-off shots were shot with the DEV-3 and in post, they're fairly flat. It would have certainly benefited from an SBE. It doesn't help that there's not a lot of objects near a runway to use in the foreground to give depth to the shot.
I'll have to compare zoom ratios because in 3D, the DEV-3 has a 5x zoom, whereas the TD-10 has a 10x zoom.
I'm going to acquire a DEV-50 in the near future, and likely (pending further projects) a TD20/30.