I've decided it's time to sell my beloved HMC40 as I don't have time to use it much anymore. This thing has treated me wonderfully, I switched to it after shooting video with a DSLR for a year and holy shit is it a dream to operate compared to a DSLR. The camera is in excellent condition, only 57 hours on it which is hardly anything, and I've always treated it very well. Never dropped, never been in a collision, never crashed with it, etc. Only thing wrong with it is that I misplaced the original lens hood when I moved back home from school. It's somewhere in my parents house, but I haven't found it yet. A new one can be ordered from Panasonic, but apart from making you look a little more cool, it doesn't do much.
What you are paying for:
-the camera with all original accessories other than the lens hood. eye cup, removable handle (you WILL look like a pro with this), battery/charger (http://www.videomaker.com/article/14750-videomakers-2009-best-professional-camcorder-panasonic-ag-hmc40-avccam-high-definition-camcorder)
- Schneider Century Optics 0.65x wide angle lens (https://www.schneideroptics.com/ecommerce/CatalogItemDetail.aspx?CID=1506&IID=6713)
- Two 43mm filters to fit on the camera's threads. One is a circular polarizer, one is a UV.
- Barry Green's HMC book. This thing is extremely informative and helpful to get you started with this camera. After reading it you will know the HMC40 inside and out, and will have learned a lot about shooting video in general.
- I can throw in an SD card as well, probably a Lexar 16gb class 4 worth like $10 or something. (fast enough to record on the highest setting with the camera)
I am asking $950, you pay shipping. I paid $1300 two years ago without the wide angle. You won't find a better deal on an HMC40. Canadian customer preferred, but will ship to the states no problem (you're paying shipping). I have never sold something on NS before, if you're concerned about my lack of feedback I can probably get someone to vouch for me, I think I'm decently known in M&A as a legit member as well.
-I'm probably forgetting to mention a bunch of things so I will post in the thread as I realize my mistakes. Gonna throw this up on eBay and DVXuser pretty quick but hopefully someone on NS can benefit from the advantages of an actual video camera over a DSLR.