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Sony HVR-Z7 / HVR-S270
Handheld and shoulder mount versions of this Sony 3-CMOS HDV camcorder.


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Old March 5th, 2008, 06:36 AM   #1
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Accessories for the Z7 used for wildlife

Hi all,

I am new to video.

Got my Z7 about a week ago and hoping to use it for wildlife filmmaking.

I consider getting the Nikon 80-200 f-2.8 35mm still lens as I need the reach.

I own a nice Miller tripod and the Vinten vision 3 fluid head.

What else do I need to get in order to get started and where to get it from?

I know I will need support system for the camera+lens combo, fine focusing device, mattebox etc - every piece of information will save me time, money and pain....

Thanks!

Ofer Levy, bird photographer

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Old March 5th, 2008, 08:58 AM   #2
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You're thinking video but what about the audio? What about a Digital Audio Recorder (which you can place close to the sound of the birds etc.)...you'll be way too far away to get decent sound on camera. Numerous options as a quick search in the All Things Audio section will show. Maybe a Fostex FR2-LE with a decent stereo mic?.... or maybe the new Sony DCM-P50 with it's built in mics?
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Old March 5th, 2008, 09:13 AM   #3
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You're thinking video but what about the audio? What about a Digital Audio Recorder (which you can place close to the sound of the birds etc.)...you'll be way too far away to get decent sound on camera. Numerous options as a quick search in the All Things Audio section will show. Maybe a Fostex FR2-LE with a decent stereo mic?.... or maybe the new Sony DCM-P50 with it's built in mics?
Thanks Andy - I am still thinking like a stills photographer....(-:

You are right of course!!! (-:
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