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Old July 13th, 2005, 12:03 AM   #1
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Accessorising my Z1U

Hi all.
I'm looking into accessorising my Sony HVR-Z1U. But I want to make sure I get the right stuff... and there's no better place than this forum to help me make the right decision (as you guys helped me choose the Z1U) and for that I'm very greatful. This camera will be used to shoot a documentary of beautiful scenery for a project that I'm putting together.
Here's what I'm looking into:
1. A good (not dirt cheap but cheap) tripod for panoramic shots, etc...
2. A wide Angle Lens
3. A telephoto Lens
4. Any other item that I may have overlooked that would make a difference in my project

Thanks in advance and I'll be looking forward to your replies.

Jeff
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Old July 13th, 2005, 02:21 AM   #2
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You could use a matte box to hold some graduated filters to help with controlling skies on landscape shots...

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Old July 13th, 2005, 02:53 PM   #3
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If you are using a wireless mic system I highly recommend using a Jimmy Box which attaches to the bottom of your camera. It is a great place to store the receiver and also makes it easy to change batteries, works great with both studio and ENG applications.
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Old July 13th, 2005, 02:59 PM   #4
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Forgot to mention, Gitzo 1380 fluid head with the green spring installed with the Vari-zoom Z-Rock. Great way to keep your hands far enough apart to stay steady. Run your zoom with the Vari-zoom and focus with camera focus ring, found this combo to be very steady and also allow for good camera moves.
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