The Arri Alexa is expensive. Very expensive. But what if I told you it was possible to get one for $6,000?
The Arri Alexa is known as one of the best cameras money can buy. Normally, it costs upwards of $50,000-70,000, but one YouTuber, Potato Jet, found a loophole. By buying used, he was able to purchase the Arri Alexa Classic, which shot such films as Whiplash and The Avengers as well as TV shows like Mad Men and The Killing for almost exactly $,6000.
This does come with some caveats, however, like the fact that it comes without a warranty, so if something breaks, it breaks for good. But the Alexa is built like a tank, and you don't often hear about them breaking down; heck, there are cases where they've been caught in a fire and kept on ticking.
The camera is rather old, being released back in 2010, but a great camera is always great, and the Arri Alexa is one of the greatest. Would you consider buying one of these for $6,000? Or would you rather get something smaller and lighter, but not quite as professional looking? I, for one, would rather something smaller and lighter, but I'm curious what you may think.