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Gear Recommendation Lists for DSLR Video Shooting

DSLR has been the most popular device to both normal and advanced photographers. Canon 600D, 5D Mark 2, and Nikon D800E are the prominent ones. However, for beginners, the choice of accessories is very hard to make. Now, I will give you some advices on all areas. You may find some help from it.

 

I believe that you have owned a body now, and then the next step is the lens. 16-35 2.8L is the first choice of wide angle lens that has good performance in glaring and vignetting. The aperture of 2.8 is still acceptable at dim environment. 35 1.4L is a good choice for random shooting. 50 mm prime lens is not as necessary as in photography but still good choices. 85 1.2L or 1.8, you can make the choice depend your budget. 100 2.8L is a really great device for macro. 70-200 mm 2.8L is wonderful in wedding than other event videography.

 

DSLR movie kit is apparent helps you a lot in shooting. However, you needn’t carry it all the time. For enterprise business, you need it to persuade the customers, but you know that you needn’t to use it all the time especially in wedding shooting. You won’t like the experience of heavy burden all the day.

 

In the microphone part, VideoMic is the top choice of many DSLR video users. Except it, I also add the Zoom H4N and Sony UWP-V1 wireless tie clip Mic. I believe they will meet most of your needs. To external monitor, my choice is the FEELWORLD FW1042AH 10.4″ LCD Monitor, which has great performance in rendition. ND filter is not necessary in most of conditions. What’s more, the price is not low. Cbllens white balance board is a good but also expensive item.

10 lcd monitor

Many people take less concern on CF card, but I believe that they are totally wrong. Purchase better ones, or at least you need to backup several cards. Tripod can maintain the image stability of video shooting. Do purchase the camcorder tripod. Manfrotto is my current choice. Of course, a monopod is also eligible as substitute.

 

DSLR Slider is necessary in wedding videography. There are four mainstream sizes: 60, 80, 100, and 120cm. My recommendation is the 80 cm slider, which is enough for shooting while not too heavy for carrying. The chance of location is common. At this time, the reflector becomes necessary.

80cm dslr slider

Above are the personal experiences, you should consider it by your own condition.

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