Earlier this year, I had a go at shooting video with my 5D3. Thinking it would be easier than it turned out to be, I unwisely traded my 24-70 f/2.8L for the 24-105 f/4L, which is better suited for video. It turned out to be too hard.
Now that I also have a 7D2, I'm planning to give video another go. I will attend a small motorcycle trial tomorrow and will shoot video all day, with the intention of putting together a short Youtube movie. I have shot video before using a camcorder and with my LX100 and enjoyed the projects, especially the editing and adding music to make the finished product. So far, they have been pretty amateurish, but I enjoy it and, if the 7D2 turns out to be easy enough to use and it produces good footage, I'll hopefully persevere this time and thus improve.
With a small Rode shotgun mic and the 24-105L attached, stuck on a monopod, it feels like a fairly manageable rig, albeit with no fancy gimbal stabilisation, nor motorised zoom, nor focus puller. It will probably just turn out to be a less wobbly version of my previous rubbish
Fingers crossed. If this works, I will be a confirmed fan of the 7D2. I already like it and use it in combination with the 5D3 on every sports shoot, but if I can also use it to make fun movies without buying fancy, dedicated video gear, that will definitely make it the bargain of the century for me.
5D3, 7D2, EF 16-35 f/2.8L, EF 24-105 f/4L, EF 70-200 f/2.8L II, EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L II, EF 1.4x III, Sigma 150mm macro, Lumix LX100 plus a cupboard full of bags, tripods, flashes & stuff.