Used the Konova Slider and Glidecam HD4000. And yeah we were pretty limited with lighting. We and a z96 and a small Canon video light tungsten. Any lighting suggestions? we are looking into light kits right now.
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I do videography as my main practice. I would most definitely get the 70-200 2.8 II is over the 4.0.. The "is" on the f/4 doesn't help video in dark situations like it does with photography. I have 2.8 my partner has 4.0 and he's always want to open up more. if you have the money then the 2.8.
I also would opt for the the 24-70 over the 16-35. Better all around lens unless you either want the is and extra reach on the 24-105 f/4.0 or do a lot of landscape the 16-35.
1. 24-70 2.8 over 16-35 2.8 because there are more situations the 24-70 would be used - fewer lens changes
2. 24-70 2.8 over 24-105 f/4 is in the chance of being in darker areas.. and shallow dof
3. 24-105 4.0 is over 24-70 2.8 if your doing a lot of handheld/monopod video
4. 16-35 2.8 if you absolutely need 8mm wider than the 16-35
50 1.4, or 1.2 although i love my 1.8
70-200mm 2.8 is ii
I would wait for the new 24-70 mrk II. I bought 3 copies in the past, NONE of them gave me the sharpness that I'm looking for.
100% agreed with 50mm f1.4. tack sharp on my 5D III
It is very easy to produce a camera worse than 5DII.
1. They can use a 600-like body
2. They can omit Lens Micro Adjustment
3. They can put a worse viewfinder
Even the use of an SD card although of course NOT WORSE by itself may mean that many CF users who have put a lot of money to buy very good CF cards will have to buy again cards...
No way on that 5d2..in a few years the 5d2 will be worth $700-1000 street value while a 5d3 will still be worth at least $2000, maybe $2500. So there's your $1300 gone if you buy the 5d2. If you doubt that, do an used gear search on the 5d vs 5d2. Also:
1. AF is way better on 5d3...really, very superior AF!
2. 6fp vs 4fps
3. All the "little improvements" that Canon made...and there are too many to list.
all this is easily worth $1,300. If you buy the 5d2, the first time you find the AF hunting, you'll start doubting your purchase, and the doubt will only get worse...