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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 March 29th, 2010, 10:17 PM   #1
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Would any of you mind speaking to your rig setup with the T2i?

My Intended Uses
- dual sound w/ Zoom H4n (and wireless mic)
- tripod use
- run n' gun handheld

As a previous XH-A1 owner with 35mm adapter, I have a Cinevate and Zacuto rod system, but of course the rods are very long - longer than I'd like to use w/ the portability the DSLR provides. I am debating between the new DSLR-specific setups Zacuto DSLR Products and Cinevate Inc). Specifically, I'm thinking about one that goes from shoulder to tripod yet not too cumbersome (like life was like w/ the 35mm adapters).

Also, any thoughts on the new lineup Zacuto has shipping soon? I've been very impressed with both company's products, but it's tough making a decision without having the rigs right in front of me to test - especially given some of the price points here. Any thoughts would be appreciated!
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Old March 30th, 2010, 09:48 AM   #2
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I use the Varizoom DV Media Rig --

You may need a small plate between the DV Media Rig plate and the cam so your lens doesn't get pressed against DV Media Rig, but this has been great for a DSLR with a Z-Finder for me. Any non-tripod setup can result is reeeally shaky footage with these cams, especially on prime lenses, so beware.
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