Some video highlights from the very first Brighton Marathon which took place on Sunday 18th April 2010.
I did this primarily to try the Canon 7D out in an actuality/reportage style situation, to see how it would cope and to work out what I can and can't do with it, with regards this type of event filming.
Overall it held up pretty well, there's some wobble that cropped up every now and again, some of which could be eliminated by better support. Ordinarily I'd go out with a tripod, but for this test I decided to see how it would cope on a monopod for travelling light, plus a large part of this test to see how viable it is to use the 7D handheld. I think it holds up.
I also went with the Standard picture profile as i did want a slightly more video look. Standard is too much btw, will try Natural or Faithful on the next one.
Music by White Star Liners. Used with permission. whitestarliners.co.uk
Canon 15-85mm EF-S IS USM f3.5-5.6
Vivitar 135mm f2.8