- Mar 28, 2012
I hate to say it but I second that. I'm looking at the X-T3 for video with an adapter for my Canon glass. Not a purchase I'm going to make right away but I can see myself doing it this summer.
I"m thinking about maybe renting the BM Design 4K pocket camera, and maybe the metabones adapter for my EF lenses, just to play with it and see how it works and how the workflow is. I like with the BM Design, you also get included the FULL version fo Davinci Resolve....like a $300 value.
I love my current 5D3 still, it works great for me...I actually bought it when it first came out, my first ever DSLR, and believe it or not, I bought it primarily for VIDEO!!
I'm in New Orleans and just before it came out, I was on a commercial video shoot, and saw someone shooting with the strangest camera, caged and everything...it was the 5D2. I started looking into it and the 5D3 came out.
It wasn't till a year or so later I actually started experimenting shooting stills with it and fell in love with stills too.
So, I will buy a "R" camera when one comes out that is comparable to the "5" line of cameras. Of course I'll use some video with it too, but it will be primarily for my stills, and will use my 5D3 as backup.
But with the reasonable price of the BM 4K camera for video, a dedicated very well rated camera, I would look into buying it too primarily for video and using my "R" can 5D3 cameras as backup or B roll cameras.
Sounds like a great setup for me at least.
I saw that lensrentals.com has a 15% discount for this month, if I can get the 'day job' settled a bit more, I might rent the BM 4K camera for a long weekend and see how it works.