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Old August 29th, 2011, 11:55 PM   #16
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Re: moving to 5D mkII from Z1/EX1r - advice

I love my EX1 and I love my 5DMkII

For documentaries i use the EX1. One f the best crips HD video images at this price point, good sound in a camera designed for video. I'd use my 5D as a B-camera when I need shots where the EX1 doesn't fit or a specific lens is required (super wide or Super tele etc)

For a low budget fiction, hands down I'd use the 5DMkII. Again there is nothing like it at this price point for controlling DoF. I'd probably use the EX1 as a B camera or even in tandem for sound acquisition. Still, kitting a 5K for video (follow focus, view-finder, matt box, rods etc is not cheap.

I really don't see why I'd choose one over the other, even if I was only going to do documentaries, I'd still need a still camera.

Keeping your EX1r and getting a 7D may save you some money and still give you most of the advantages of the 5D

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