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Old February 25th, 2013, 08:11 AM   #1
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Run & Gun AND Narrative camera?

I do narrative shoots as well as "run&gun" style doco stuff. I have used a Sony AX-2000 for the R&G stuff and it worked great. I currently use the Canon 60D for my narrative stuff, with the interchangeable lenses and things, I can get greater control of my image. Also with the HDSLR and narrative, I usually have time to set things up... not so with R&G.

I'm looking at changing cameras soon and want to consolidate, if possible, to one camera body. I'm looking for opinions from those who may have done this, opinions from those who say don't go there, you get it...

In essence, I'm looking at purchasing two new cameras that can work well together and serve well in both roles.

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Old February 25th, 2013, 09:48 AM   #2
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Old February 25th, 2013, 12:31 PM   #3
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Re: Run & Gun AND Narrative camera?

For what it's worth, I use a Panasonic AF100 for everything (and have for about a year and a half) - R&G doc, events, and more controlled commercial stuff. While I haven't done narrative, it's clearly capable of that as well.

I still have my HVX200, not the best example of ultra-flexible cameras but I don't find it easier to work with in a R&G role. I also have a GH2 and definitely don't find that as flexible and easy to use in a majority of situations.

For what it's worth, my usual lens package includes a PanaLeica 14-50/2.8-3.5 OIS, Sigma 50-150/2.8, and Voigtlander 17.5/0.95. I have a mess of other lenses, this is just my usual one-bag "R&G" set. I have a very simple $50 shoulder rig setup that screws into the side of the camera and has proven very stable, and added a DP6 that I use as an on-camera monitor and (big-assed) EVF.

If you're heavily invested in Canon lenses, you may want to look into the C100. It's a more expensive camera with fewer features, but implements most of its basic abilities very very well. Outfitting that with a Canon 24-105/4, 70-200/4, and a fast 24-35mm prime should get you about the same flexibility
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