The Pro Gear seems to be more of a line of luggage than actual shipping cases designed to protect equipment during transport.
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The new Crop-Lenses from Canon are really nice. The EF-S 18-55 STM is a bargain. You need no EF 16-35 on APS-C for more than 1000€, its simply not necessary.
Is there anybody who will use Mediumformat-Lenses on 35mm-Fullframe? Will you use Cine-Lenses on DSLR - they are really expensive, they mus be a lot better!
- Still camera lens zoom ranges are laughable by video standards, and changing lenses while recording video is not really very practical. For event videography work, I would consider an 8:1 optical zoom range to be the absolute minimum usable zoom range unless you can afford to throw several extra cameras and tripods at the problem. These days, most high-end ENG/EFP gear has 20:1 or higher optical zoom ratios. So even Canon's 28–300 lens with its 10.7:1 zoom ratio—the longest zoom ratio available in a Canon still camera lens—is considered just barely passable for ENG/EFP purposes.
- Electrically operated zooms give much cleaner results that are more likely to be usable without the need to attach long sticks to them.
there is a solution for this problem
...the videographer shows up late literally missing the groom getting ready... The other videographer was late for the bride...
The videographer then asked me can I have a ride to the venue. I said sure, because I'm a nice guy. (Not to mention he doesn't have a car, his mom dropped him off)
That's crazy but not too surprising. I've worked with actuaries at insurance companies before and they are actually a logical bunch, but the people that you deal with are often quite irrational. What I know for sure is that you need to be totally honest upfront because they'll find any excuse they can to avoid covering your claim, and the larger it is, the more they dig.For those of you using your homeowners to cover your camera gear, I would recommend some caution. I have heard of several photographers whose insurance company have challenged their claims as commercial use. The companies point to having a website as advertisement of your business, etc. I ended up purchasing commercial insurance so I'm covered no matter what.
It's funny you mention websites. Several years ago I was shopping around insurance companies just to see what other rates were. One of the companies(the company I have my auto and home with) wanted to know if I had a website. They looked at them as a liability. In the end, I ended up staying with my long time business agent, partly because I have incredible rates and coverage and partly because when my "other" insurance company found out I was a TV photographer(the policy was essentially ready to go) they wouldn't have anything to do with covering me because they said the liability was too high(huh?).
That brings up another good point for everyone. Please make sure your insurance includes coverage for "mysterious disappearance". It's when your gear is stolen or lost without explanation. For example, you leave your gear in your unlocked car at a wedding reception, state park, etc., and minutes later you return and it's gone. You have no witnesses, no fingerprints, and there's no damage from a break in or something, and the police report indicates just that. These types of claims are considered a red flag for fraud and many policies exclude coverage altogether.
For those of you using your homeowners to cover your camera gear, I would recommend some caution. I have heard of several photographers whose insurance company have challenged their claims as commercial use. The companies point to having a website as advertisement of your business, etc. I ended up purchasing commercial insurance so I'm covered no matter what.
I'm holding out for the 85mm f/1.0 L, myself. More light, not less. IMO, the notion that sensor improvements negate the value of fast lenses is just silly. Sensor improvements make fast lenses more capable.