hmcindie Posted February 4, 2016 Share Posted February 4, 2016 Right....a mirrorless camera with a viewfinder you can't see through!Ergonomically all DSLRs (cameras that use a mirror to provide through-the-lens viewing) are not optimum for film-making. In movie mode you have to hold the camera away from your face to see the rear screen, and something as heavy as the 1DX with a typical full-frame lens is going to weigh around 5 or 6 pounds, multiplied by the lever principle - the further away you hold a weight from your body while standing-up, the greater the strain on your back. I know all about this because I owned the big Nikon D750 with the heavy kit lens, but returned it because it was killing my back when recording videos. Well what camera is "optimum" for filmmaking in your eyes? An Alexa needs several people to operate, so does a Red Epic. (If you want to use follow focuses and a proper monitoring for the director). You will get back strain with every damn camera out there if a DSLR kills you! Are you gonna hold the Alexa up your face all day? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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