Owning a 5d mkii as a camera assistant
Posted 06 September 2010 - 11:53 AM
This camera is all over productions for both stills, behind the scenes stuff, and for the odd insert on red shows and whatnot. I'm curious how often it's just brought along for the ride and how often production is actually paying for us to bring it along and have it available.
Posted 09 September 2010 - 08:28 PM
Posted 09 September 2010 - 08:37 PM
I think it would be a better investment if you pulled one of those PL mount retrofits onto it to hold cine lenses. I don't see it being used too much with stock stills lenses when you're shooting with RPP or S4s etc. The fact that it's a nice camera is certainly a boon, though. I'd personally only use it with stock lenses as a crash cam etc. that's just me, though.
Perhaps, also look into the 7D a bit less pricey so quicker ROI with it, and I at least, see more people shooting with the 7D than anything else on low budget shoots (which you can probably rent it out to should you be so inclined). Just my 2 cents. In a lot of ways, the cannons kinda remind me of the DVX, a lot of people have one and here and again get a few bucks off of it, which is great. The biggest difference is you can get a lot more use out of it when you're on personal holiday