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Apr 17, 2014 07:11 |  #1

Did everyone just purchase a ton of quick release adapters and use one system, I currently have the quick release palte and adapter that came with my 500MAH head, but I would like the same setup on each device for a more fluid setup. Whats everyone using?


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Apr 17, 2014 07:55 |  #2

Go Full frame !!


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Apr 17, 2014 08:04 |  #3

Nick_Reading.UK wrote in post #16840470 (external link)
Go Full frame !!

Seriously think so, arent the 6D's a little dated?


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Apr 17, 2014 08:23 |  #4

Although I personally shoot a 6D I don't think I would recommend jumping up to full frame if your main goal is documentary shooting. You only have one lens that would work with a full frame camera, and less depth of field isn't always a good thing(although it pains my soul to say that... I am an unashamed bokeh whore), especially during run and gun documentary shooting.

I have been using the eos M to supplement my 6D since December and I'm loving it. Having magic lantern on there makes it a little beast of a video camera. For the price I don't think you can beat the M+22 for a super compact camera. Just remember that its very light and you'll want to have it on a tripod/monopod most of the time to combat the camera shake induced by using such a lightweight body.


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Apr 17, 2014 08:26 |  #5

KeenanRIVALS wrote in post #16840483 (external link)
Seriously think so, arent the 6D's a little dated?

Not as dated as the 60D or 5Dmk3 :lol:

However, video is not the 6D's strong suit with the lack of a moire filter. I would go for a 70D and use the 60D as the secondary


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Apr 17, 2014 08:31 |  #6

solepatch wrote in post #16840524 (external link)
Although I personally shoot a 6D I don't think I would recommend jumping up to full frame if your main goal is documentary shooting. You only have one lens that would work with a full frame camera, and less depth of field isn't always a good thing(although it pains my soul to say that... I am an unashamed bokeh whore), especially during run and gun documentary shooting.

I have been using the eos M to supplement my 6D since December and I'm loving it. Having magic lantern on there makes it a little beast of a video camera. For the price I don't think you can beat the M+22 for a super compact camera. Just remember that its very light and you'll want to have it on a tripod/monopod most of the time to combat the camera shake induced by using such a lightweight body.

Thats what I was thinking as well, for less than $350 you're basically a T4i from what I'm reading. I may take this route. I jus have to find someone selling one.


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Apr 17, 2014 08:44 |  #7

KeenanRIVALS wrote in post #16840398 (external link)
I've been slowly puttign pieces together for my documentary, since my KickStarter didn't do well I've had to save and purchase these pieces slower than I anticipated. I notice in a lot of documentaries I watch most of them have a 3 camera setup, I'm doing a one man documentary and I jus feel like that may be hard to operate, but a 2 camera setup is needed.

Should I take the money I have and get another 60D? Or purchase a T3i, or maybe a 70D and use the 60D as the secondary camera? or a EOS m with a 22mm for the close ups. I want to use the money I have to buy everything I need, my gear list is in my signature, I've never done a documentary before but I want to make sure I have all the essential pieces.

Only thing I really need that I can think of is a boompole, a tripod and maybe another Rode SmartLav, what would you all do? Do I need another lens?

A T3i with Magic Lantern will do the job great, although I recommend not using it's audio or audio-in jack (except for syncing). You can basically shoot at a bitrate as high as your SD card will accept, and the resulting video is an editing friendly MOV (mp4+PCM). I was able to edit the video on an iPad.


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Apr 17, 2014 10:06 |  #8

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A T3i with Magic Lantern will do the job great, although I recommend not using it's audio or audio-in jack (except for syncing). You can basically shoot at a bitrate as high as your SD card will accept, and the resulting video is an editing friendly MOV (mp4+PCM). I was able to edit the video on an iPad.

Appreciate the feedback, anything else besides the camera that you'll think I'll need?


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