Necessary gear for outfitting A7SII for documentary run and gun?
Posted 21 July 2017 - 03:31 PM
Posted 03 August 2017 - 03:27 PM
the 24-105mm will be great, I think. in documentary shooting you can't waste time changing too many lenses. and also you can switch between 35mm full frame and APS-C modes to improve the lens range if you are shooting in HD.
Posted 12 August 2017 - 02:13 PM
There are so many ways to kit out the a7S II, and this really varies on your style of shooting!
I've kitted out our a7S II with the Varavon Zeus cage, Shoot35 Universal Base Plate & CineFocus Pro, along with an Indiprotools V-Mount plate.
The cage & top handle allow building accessories as needed, the base plate for 15mm attachments (like follow focus, matte box, etc). and the V-Mount batteries allow for full-day shooting.
Have a look at the Blackmagic Video Assist 4K for a low-cost monitor-recorder option. Shooting Pro-res really helps when you're looking to build an optimized post workflow (if you can handle the data). Atomos Ninja/Shogun are obviously a go-to option as well.
If you're able to invest, I'd place my money into a 15mm LWS system and matte box with a 4x5.65" filter set. In the long run, all these accessories are expandable, and will serve you well beyond the lifespan of your a7S!
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