It's taken us a while to get there with a small program and not a lot of money, but last week our Red Epic (an upgrade from our Scarlet) arrived. Hopefully within the next year we'll upgrade this to the Dragon, but I never imagined we'd be able to get this far, in any case. The motto at Red is "obsolescence is obsolete" and with them allowing a full value trade-in from our Scarlet, we're able to give students access to, by some measures, the best stills and motion capture system available. Students will use this for experimental digital cinematography and 3D compositing work at the highest fidelity. We just added a nice jib/dolly/slider system that will really help the students cinematically as well as with motion composites, etc.
Fetish object, indeed :-)