January 25th, 2013
Charlie Dresen in Steamboat: Charlie has upgraded from a Canon 7D w/10-22mm lens to a Canon 5D MkIII with a 17-40mm lens. This video was shot with a combination of the old 7D and the new 5DMkiii. Charlie says he loves the new combo and the differences are:
- I can shoot with a high ISO and lower F in low light
- I love the larger, crisper LCD. It’s not that much of a difference in size but it’s noticeable.
- Seems the auto white balance is better. I found I’d toggle less to manual WB but I’d still use it.
- Focusing is better. At least when I prepare for a video shoot I can put the lens on auto focus and then click back to manual for the video shoot. It’s nailed it each time.
Andy Landgraf in Milwaukee, Wisconsin: Andy sent me this video looking for feedback from everyone. My feedback to Andy was that as he was walking through the home he was pointing the camera down and thus getting a lot of converging verticals. Andy says he’s using a Opteka Steadyvid PRO stabilizer and still learning how to use it. Andy says, “Shooting video in the winter time posed significant challenges in trying to highlight this property’s outdoor features (i.e. – pool, tennis court, golf course), yet I was able to use some of the property’s summer photos to highlight these features and still transition nicely into the snowy winter scenes.”
Brian Maclochlainn in Dublin, Ireland: Brian’s video of this commercial property in Dublin was shot using a Canon 5d MKii, Canon 6D, mainly paired with a 24mm TS-E. Kessler Slider, a 5ft jib a few tripods, some manfrotto heads and some lights. Nice job Brian!