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    • @HockeyFan12 "Nothing against pros, but being one sucks. You're answering to your client, to your budget, to your crew's limitations, to the clock, to the director, to the brand, to the malfunctioning and expensive and heavy gear. Yeesh. Why aspire to that life when you can, you know, have fun and tell the stories you want to tell? If you're a pro, I get why you do why you do. You're paid to. If you're not one, stop living in the worst of both worlds. Go hack a 5D or grab a go pro. Shoot something cool. No one is stopping you but your own insecurities about your gear." I know what you mean, but every little, silly, ordinary job can be something creative, something not a lot of people working in banks, insurance or in offices can claim. I have travelled extensively to my home country, and elsewhere, gathering condensed "wisdom" of the people and the places around (staying in a small village for 3-4 days and after 15-20 interviews you know everything about the people there and their history). In every job you have to give similar answers. If you are a car mechanic, you have clients, you have a budget for your shop/rent/insurance/tools/how much you charge/assistant(s)/etc, and if you do a mistake you can kill someone on the road, at least our mistakes aren't that dangerous. What you suggest is go back to our caves, palm painting and eat roots, because it is too much to be a pilot, or a doctor. Better pray to the Spirits of the forests for good health and not eaten by a bear! It is a job with a huge array of specialization, you can be a grip, a director, a writer, a sound man (my favorite!), and you can work in advertisement, movies, weddings, documentaries (my favorite!), you have to have, artistic, technical, communication skills and mix and match different people, equipment, techniques. It is a stressful industry, but I am ok I never followed the Engineering career I started in University; I would be richer, for sure, but I wouldn't be me. @ntblowz It is the most reliable AF system on video right now. It is a tool, you don't use it 24/7, but in some specific situations it can save you some time. AF systems aren't 100% reliable yet, but I would say Canon's is around 79%, in a few years that will go above 90%, but I do not see 99% to be possible any time soon, there are just too many variables. C100mk II is my favorite camera.
    • This is a bit of an alternative to consider - and the big caveat here is that you've stated you will use lav mics for key audio elements - so is based on you needing something discrete for general wide field capture on camera. I'll do a specific thread about these at some point but the Roland CS-10EM binaural microphone/headphone system is something that could well be worth a look. Not only do they provide a very interesting and immersive stereo recording but as they just look like regular earbud headphones they are incredibly discreet and of course completely non-threatening. They have foam shields which are essential outdoors but, again, they don't look out of place. You could modify deadcat material to them and just pass it off as excessive ear hair if you are of a certain age such as myself They are the sort of thing you'd have to demo to make sure that they were right for you but I think they might just work for what you're describing, particularly if its for social event coverage. https://www.amazon.co.uk/ROLAND-CS-10EM-Roland/dp/B003QGPCTE
    • But the the people drooling over your gear is priceless!       Yeah I feel you, FS5 quality is not up to par the price you paid, except the slowmo and ergonomics and look pro to clients. (Even then I still have people thinking I am shooting photo, probably because of the lens?) I use C100 II almost everyday, I still shoot MF cause I have seen the camera focus shifting/hunting with it during events when I use AF. I just don't get the praise about Canon AF to be honest, consider if there is many face/crowds on screen the camera have no idea who to follow.
    • The RX1RM2 does have a mic input, but I've not been able to get results I'm happy with. Even when the automatic gain control is under control, I find the Tascam to be significantly better. The DR-10CS is so small that it's not really a problem. I attach it to my camera strap and it's hardly noticeable, the microphone much less so.
    • I'm assuming the RX1R doesn't have a mic in, and that's why you use the Tascam? In that case, ShureVP83F. About the same size as a Rode VodeoMic Pro or your Sennheiser (so, fairly small), but it has a built-in recorder. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/966010-REG/shure_vp83f_condenser_shotgun_mic.html Doesn't solve the deadcat issue though.