In at least 4 years, I don't recall ever taking even a minute of video with my T2i, 60D or Mk ii cameras. Not since my old SX1 IS point and shoot. So I'm pure ignorance on video. But I'd like to take a few minutes here and there, driving down the road. Maybe near my brother's property near Castle Crags State Park. But particularly Avenue of the Giants or Howland Hill Rd. through the redwoods. I may just mount or strap my tripod securely to the hood and use my 60D or 5D Mk ii.
Where I feel dead in the water siting here ... what lens should I use? What aperture should I work with? Is there a good general-purpose setting?