Procedure for shooting a movie with EOS 7D??

Started Feb 21, 2012 | Discussions thread
bbrhuft
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Re: Procedure for shooting a movie with EOS 7D??
In reply to jhatha, Feb 21, 2012

Professional cinematographers manually focus, so they have control over what they want to focus on. It's very rare that they use auto focus. Operating the 7D is more like using a high end Hollywood movie camera, then a cheap consumer video camera. It does take practice.

To judge the focus properly you ideally need to use an LCD viewfinder, a magnifying loop that attaches to the 7D's LCD screen. I use the LCDVF. Some even use an external monitor, like the Lilliput Monitor (attached to the HDMI out).

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