I own a Canon 7D and love it. I also own an EX1R. I love it more.
While the Canon is great for shooting stills, slapping on a variety of lenses and shooting shots with an exceptionally shallow DOF, it's not the most versatile camera for shooting video.
Under the right conditions, DSLR video can look stunning, unfortunately the issues with DSLR's video can be a major deterrent. These limitations make the 7D a less reliable option when in the field and as a result, I keep going to my EX1R to do the job. While the EX1R is a versatile and robust beast, it too has limitations...albeit ones I'm having fun working around.
This latest camera test involves a Marumi +4 Close-Up Lens affixed to the EX1R's front element. I wanted to see if I could get an exceptionally shallow depth of field and a flare pattern akin to something shot thru cinema quality glass.
I was pretty happy with the results.
Camera: Sony PMW-EX1R
Tripod Setup: E-Image 7063H tripod head with E-Image AT 7402 legs
Filter: Marumi Close-Up +4
Frame Rate: 60fps
Shooting Notes: The shot was setup in a bathroom using the incoming sunlight as my only light source. The snow effect was created by crushing a wad of toilet paper in my hand.
Music: Arcade Fire's rendition of "Jingle Bell Rock"
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