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  1. Are you willing to move away from Sony? The GH5 will be a safer better for the videos. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. What’s your budget? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I’ve not tried it, but I’m guessing it would work. I use a battery plate on my external monitor which takes those chunky Sony camcorder batteries. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Something like this: https://www.adafruit.com/product/2777 And the battery: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LZYW7IP/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_Rq.Xzb1H46QAJ That will be the cheaper option as then you can use any 5v USB power bank. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Yes, it works but it took several attempts to get it to work. I found using the Windows software rather than the smartphone app to set the Crane V2 to Sony was better. After that ensure that the correct end of the cable is plugged into the Crane and the other end into your camera. Power on the Crane and then the camera. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I have dummy batteries of varies Chinese brands and they all work the same. The trick is if they come with a voltage converter (not sure what they call this) which is great if you don’t have a power supply that can pump out the necessary voltage. I bought a 5v to 9v coupler and basically I can attach on any of the USB power banks and work fine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. I use a Azden SMX-30 mono/stereo mic, works brilliantly for my needs. For interviews (and about 80%) of the time I leave it in mono mode, but for atmosphere/surrounding shots, the stereo mode works wonders. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Beginner videographer here. I recently got a Zhiyun Crane V2 and I’m on the look out for a wide angle lens to shoot video with it. For photo work, I tend to stick with my 24-70 GM which produces pristine results, but even though the Crane is rated at taking up to 1.8kg, the GM makes the camera way too front heavy to mount on the Crane (I’ve even tried adding in counter weights at the back to help balance it). So currently I’m using the much light and compact 55mm 1.8 which still produces very sharp video but much much narrower. For more scenic videos I’m looking at a wider lens (around 16mm?). I’ve experimented with my 28mm f2.0 but the results were not that good. With the A7ii being mounted on the Crane, I’m looking out for a wide angle lens with AF, as manual focus on it is a pain without jittering the gimbal. The lens that’s on my radar right now is the Samyang 14mm f2.8 AF, would this be suitable? It comes in at around 510grammes which will be the maximum the Crane can take to balance being front heavy. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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