Sorry for the over abundance of equipment posts, it’s been super busy and the work cannot be shown yet. That said, this is one more – think of it as note taking. When new cameras come in it’s always a bit of a dance as you get to know them and they you.
Today it was off to New York City for the second leg of a video project. I opted to shoot with both of my 5D Mark III’s, one locked off for a stationary shot and left running while I moved about to get some handheld b-roll with the second body. Here’s one look, taking advantage of the built-in level of the 5D Mark III.
The camera is just over seven feet in the air. Impossible to see the level on the fluid head. No problem, just activate the camera’s built-in level and feed it to the monitor.
Another perk I liked, the lock control on the primary dial on the back of the camera. I engaged it to lock down my shutter speed while filming (1/50 sec.) but it still functioned normally for other settings if I needed to dive down into a menu. Nicely implemented.
Final observation of the night, it still surprises me how thoroughly people do not realize that you are filming when using a DSLR. Even with a small shotgun mic mounted on top and a z-finder on the screen.