Canon 7D


Some thoughts on shooting HD Video with the 7D. The image stabilization of the Canon lenses is helpful in reducing shake, wobble and roll. Sifting through the plethora of handheld brackets and supports, remember that a camera this light picks up every breath you take, every move you make. It’s no accident that “Slumdog Millionaire” settled on a Kenyon Gyro and Manfrotto Magic Arm to smooth out the bumps. A camera this good deserves a good tripod and cine/video style fluid head, especially on long lenses. Look at the small FSB-4 from Sachtler and Action Pro from Cartoni. Also a monopod. I like the Bogen Manfrotto 790B Modo 5 section Monopod. It’s like a ski pole and popular in Europe for Phot-Trekking. You can leave it attached as a counterbalance for handheld, “poor-man’s Steadicam.”  Or try the Steadicam Merlin. 790B_MAN

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