Should I rent a 5DmII

Started May 18, 2010 | Discussions thread
24Peter
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Re: Rent a 7D for half that : ) (nt)
In reply to Patrick Watson, May 24, 2010

FWIW - I generally agree with the other folks about the limitations of using a DSLR to shoot video while on vacation - esp. if you don't have any practice/experience beforehand. However, I can say that I now shoot family video stuff exclusively with my 5DII or T2i. I have a Canon HV20 camcorder (the newer HV30 or 40 are also good options for the OP) which shoots HD and has great autofocus & zoom, and which was my default video camera before I got my 5DII. But over the past six months I've gotten pretty proficient shooting video with my Canon DSLR's and other than the problem of using the LCD to manually focus in bright sunlight, have gotten very good results. So good I haven't used my HV20 in almost as many months.

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