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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Draper View Post
    That’s strange. I swear RED were offering an upgrade path for Weapon MG owners to Helium 8K, yet I can’t find it now...
    A long while back MG to 8K helium weapon was $15k upgrade. I remember because around the same time I opted out and just picked up a second body Epic-W. It was mentioned at the time not to miss out bird in the hand etc. But everything changes and not everyone wants to go from 6K to 8K. I just don't understand not upgrading 6K MG Dragon to DSMC2 internals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Norbert Niederacher View Post
    Monstro. RED is this not offering as an option. At the moment this is also much too expensive for me.
    Imagine the Monstro with S35mm cut. This would be boombastic!

    Quote Originally Posted by BrendanLeahy View Post
    Brent had mentioned a long while ago on the Gemini upgrade thread that we MG owners could just upgrade the boards for something like $4,950,
    I also heard that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Samir Patel View Post
    A long while back MG to 8K helium weapon was $15k upgrade. I remember because around the same time I opted out and just picked up a second body Epic-W. It was mentioned at the time not to miss out bird in the hand etc. But everything changes and not everyone wants to go from 6K to 8K. I just don't understand not upgrading 6K MG Dragon to DSMC2 internals.
    Strange thing. RED usually is very cautious when they limit their offering to announce the deadline with e-mails and infos here on RU.
    I'm ready to upgrade to unified body but only if it's to keep my Dragon 6k (or Monstro s35 6k ;-) ).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Draper View Post
    That’s strange. I swear RED were offering an upgrade path for Weapon MG owners to Helium 8K, yet I can’t find it now...
    There is no one direct step from MG to Helium or Monstro. There is a path though...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Williams View Post
    Yes, there is.


    WEAPON RED DRAGON 6K (Magnesium) >>>> DSMC2 GEMINI 5K S35 Sensor + Board Upgrade for $6,950.............. then DSMC2 GEMINI 5K S35 >>>> DSMC2 MONSTRO 8K VV Sensor Upgrade $39,500, for a total upgrade cost of $46,450.
    If you want Helium take off the $39,500 for Monstro and put the $9,500 upgrade in it's place. It's around 17-18K to convert to Unified Helium from MG. Hope that helps.
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    Seems like there would be a lot of 6k Dragon owners willing to pay for the unified body. My guess is that RED doesn't want to complicate what they just simplified. They now have 4 Main cameras - TWO 8K CAMERAS - 8k MONSTRO / HELIUM and TWO 5k CAMERAS - Gemini / Dragon X. It would just get confusing AGAIN if there was a 6k Dragon X and a 5k Dragon X. Nonetheless I would still pay to get my 6k Magnesium into the Unified body...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan Williams View Post
    It's around 17-18K to convert to Unified Helium from MG. Hope that helps.
    http://www.reduser.net/forum/showthr...=1#post1806535
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    I don't know if it's worth holding our breath for a 6k Dragon body upgrade.
    I've been reading all the threads that got us to this upgrade situation.
    The most logic move for me is to go from Dragon to Gemini. They have the same width and crop factor and has newer tech than the Dragon-X...
    I think the unified body is the key to future upgrade path...

    I'll have to get used to 5k LoL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Draper View Post
    That’s strange. I swear RED were offering an upgrade path for Weapon MG owners to Helium 8K, yet I can’t find it now...
    Here? http://www.reduser.net/forum/showthr...-Upgrade-Paths
    But it's two years old
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    I wouldn't give up a Weapon MG for DragonX (and certainly wouldn't pay for it)... that's a step backwards for everything except IPP2, but even then you can still do pseudo-IPP2 in-camera (set the colourspace/gamma to RWG/3LG10) and apply a LUT, right?

    To be honest, I'm not exactly sure what Weapon MG is missing... plus it's 6k/APS-H/s35+ instead of 5k/APS-C/s35 (which is substantial for downscale/crop/reframe).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike P. View Post
    I wouldn't give up a Weapon MG for DragonX (and certainly wouldn't pay for it)... that's a step backwards for everything except IPP2, but even then you can still do pseudo-IPP2 in-camera (set the colourspace/gamma to RWG/3LG10) and apply a LUT, right?

    To be honest, I'm not exactly sure what Weapon MG is missing... plus it's 6k/APS-H/s35+ instead of 5k/APS-C/s35 (which is substantial for downscale/crop/reframe).
    Yes the LUT hack works if you convert to 17X17x17 cube.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Patrick Tresch View Post
    I don't know why you quoted me? That is exactly what I just said above, in my own post.
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