So today I wanted to go out and shoot with the C300 and to play in the menus so I could familiarize myself with the different options. I also wanted to push the dynamic range again as well as do some handheld shooting.
I didn't have an agenda, I just set out on my scooter with a Kata backpack which contained the C300, shotgun mic, Tokina 11-16, 35mmL, 50mmL and 70-200L. I also had my trusty carbon 755CX3 manfrotto tripod with 701 head. I was running a super slim setup and didn't want to be weighed down. I was mostly hoping I didn't fall off the scooter :).
I started at this cool little over look to the city, I love this shot as you can see how much "pop" this camera creates. I'm shooting with the sun to the left of the camera at 100 degrees and the lighting still looks pretty dam good.
From there I headed into town where I ran into this protest happening. I had nothing to do with it but I thought this would be a great time to do a little handheld shooting. So in this section I used the 35mm, handheld on the C300 with no rig at all… the footage is really smooth for handheld, the camera did well. The lighting at this spot was also horrible, half shade and half bright sun. I was amazed at how well the C300 handled the situation.
After spending 30 mins there I went over to 6th st. and South Congress to get a few other shots, the lighting was still pretty harsh but I managed to get a few decent shots. I also wanted to test out the fast/slow frame setting as well as the interval record. I ended up with one decent time-lapse, I don't think I would use this feature that much as on the 5D I can shoot raw, but it's good to know how to use it in case you're in a pinch.
So that's the low down on this little shoot. Key things to notice is the dynamic range in all the scenes and also the handheld footage, the jello is quite contained.
Shot on the Canon C300
Tripod - Manfrotto 755CX3
Lenses - 11-16 Tonkina, Canon L - 35, 50, 70-200
Microphone - Audio Technica 4073a
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