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Canon EOS Crop Sensor for HD
APS-C sensor cameras including the 80D, 70D, 7D Mk. II, 7D, EOS M and Rebel models for HD video recording.

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Old August 30th, 2010, 03:38 PM   #46
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Deals on rails and stuff

After doing alot of research and price comparison, I ended up selecting a rail shoulder rig from the auction site from seller in Korea (extremely impressed with quality and fast shipping) this rig with a monitor arm was at least half of what the other manufacturers wanted from their similar rigs. I got mine from a second chance offer that was barely above starting bid which i recommend as their buy-it now prices are alot higher. even with the high shipping they still a great value compared to other manufacturers and teh quality is top notch.

As far as follow focus I selected the D/focus which came with the universal (diameter set by changing different sized plastic bolts) ring gear, works very smoothly and not too loose.

and as far as Matte boxes i happened to find one for very cheap on the auction site, seems to work well with 4x4 filters but doesn't have a rotating filter, but works fine for me.

Also have the battery grip from auction site (also around $50 with 2 batteries) works awesome and feels solid, be sure to order the one with the slide out drawer it is important as you cannot change batteries with the other unless you un-mount the camera off of your rig, but the slide out drawer cures this.

hope this helps some.

good luck, feel free to ask any questions on these items.
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Old August 30th, 2010, 05:24 PM   #47
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Wow...that stuff looks great. They don't sell matte boxes though.. But im sure they will probably start soon.

Thanks for the link!
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Old September 7th, 2010, 02:50 PM   #48
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Letus Hawk VF review

I've uploaded my extensive review of the Letus Hawk VF, comparing it to its direct competitor, the Zacuto Z-Finder:
Letus Hawk VF – Review & comparison to the Z-Finder | Nino Film - Blog - Nino Leitner

It's a continuation of the extensive DSLR viewfinder reviews I've done so far.
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Old September 9th, 2010, 07:59 AM   #49
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- upgraded the fluid head on my tripod (sachtler fsb8) to keep things smooth with the lighter camera
- ND filter (8x, or .9) for outdoor shooting with wide aperatures
- Tamron 28-75 f/2.8. LOVE this lens, as it's fairly fast, inexpensive, and covers 95% of what I shoot. It also comes with a decent hood so I haven't had to scrounge for a matte box yet.
- Hoodman, which I only seem to use in direct sunlight (nice loupe, lousy silicone straps. I replaced the silicone with a shock-cord that used to be part of my rain coat...)
- Battery Grip (I have rarely had to swap batteries during a "typical" day of shooting. It came with a tray to also use AA batteries in emergencies -- which is cool but as-yet unused)
- 32gb cards. I have two of them, but rarely fill the first 32 while on set.

I'd like to have some sort of HD monitoring solution. The projects I work on usually have second system sound and a film-like workflow, so audio hasn't really been a problem. The camera records a wonderful reference track.
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