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Re: Compact Camera that shoots 60fps - Ideas?
« Reply #15 on: March 18, 2014, 02:26:21 PM »
OK, so I went ahead and bought the EOS-M with the 18-55 (Really wanted that 22mm, but the extra money simply wasn't there), Fotodiox EF Adaptor and an extra 2000mAh battery.

Now to just design a way to mount them both on the same monopod.....

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Re: Compact Camera that shoots 60fps - Ideas?
« Reply #16 on: March 19, 2014, 08:13:39 PM »
OK, so I went ahead and bought the EOS-M with the 18-55 (Really wanted that 22mm, but the extra money simply wasn't there), Fotodiox EF Adaptor and an extra 2000mAh battery.

Now to just design a way to mount them both on the same monopod.....


So I started looking around the internet and found this guy: http://www.amazon.com/Camera-Bracket-Cameras-Stereoscopic-Photography/dp/B004HK0RXY/ref=sr_1_2?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1395278064&sr=1-2



8mm thick, so I am going to slide my 7D as close to the middle as possible and mount the EOS-M on the other side.

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Re: Compact Camera that shoots 60fps - Ideas?
« Reply #17 on: March 21, 2014, 03:51:14 PM »
It honestly looks a bit funny because of the differences in camera size, but it works so far.

For those of you who have an EOS-M and use it for video, any suggestions for things I must absolutely set? I had to get online to figure out how to control ISO/Shutter speed in video, but once I found that out nothing else really jumped out at me, but thought I would ask in case I really overlooked something.

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Re: Compact Camera that shoots 60fps - Ideas?
« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2014, 05:13:52 PM »
Now that's an interesting rig! 
We have done so much with so little for so long, we think we can do anything, with nothing at all, in no time flat.

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Re: Compact Camera that shoots 60fps - Ideas?
« Reply #19 on: March 26, 2014, 10:09:54 PM »
I am looking forward to getting out to some games and trying it out. March 29th is the first game I will be covering of the year. Almost time.  ;D

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Re: Compact Camera that shoots 60fps - Ideas?
« Reply #20 on: April 16, 2014, 03:30:15 AM »
Doug,

Saw some nice, sharp pics you posted...really good shots!  Just curious how the new camera is working out?  I never did pull the trigger for the wedding I shot and for vacation so I'm wondering if i missed out :(  How's the video and how's the double mount doing?
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Re: Compact Camera that shoots 60fps - Ideas?
« Reply #21 on: April 16, 2014, 10:28:06 AM »
Doug,

Saw some nice, sharp pics you posted...really good shots!  Just curious how the new camera is working out?  I never did pull the trigger for the wedding I shot and for vacation so I'm wondering if i missed out :(  How's the video and how's the double mount doing?

I love my 7D/70-200 combo for images. Sure, I would like something with better ISO, but I can shoot at 3200 ISO under the lights and get an image that I can print, so it isn't too bad.

With the EOSM, there are some good things and a few drawbacks.

The video quality is fine. I haven't gone above 800 ISO though, if that matters for anyone else. Where I did see an issue, and I don't think it is the camera exactly, is that I am seeing more chromatic liberation when I get in above about 130mm on the 55-250. I didn't get that with my 7D, but I think it is probably due to the adapter separating the lens from the body.  That was really the only issue that jumped out to me video wise that would stand out to others.

For my set up though, the touch screen part makes it tougher to get to some of the controls (limited hand space because I have another camera mounted an inch away), in particular the record button. It used to be, when I was just using one camera, that I would literally just record one pitch at a time, hit stop, then start over. That's really tough to do now, so I am recording full at bats at this point and I am spending more time deleting clips in camera if the at bat for example results in a non-action result (strikeout - walk - weak groundball where the runner doesn't go full out to first base so I can get a good time from home to first).

I am still working on getting everything figured out in terms of the best way to go about it. With that said, I am loving the ability to shoot photos while also shooting video. I do need a new monopod. I have a super cheap monopod that I bought for $20. It worked fine for my 7D with the 55-250 last year. Adding the 70-200 and another camera, even if it is the EOS-M and light, I have caught it lowering itself an inch or two at times. Unfortunately, I simply don't have the money to get a decent one, much less a nice one, at this point.

What I need to figure out is how to make some money off of the photos that I am taking. I honestly would like to be able to sell them on my website, but that is a pretty expensive venture because Minor League Baseball requires a license to do that and they don't come cheap. I've thought about selling "Fine art" prints to get around that and since I doubt I will ever sell 250+ of any given image, it could work. But that would require a lot more work on my end since to get around the license fee with the whole fine art print, I have to number and sign them. So I still don't know what I am going to do when it comes to that.

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Re: Compact Camera that shoots 60fps - Ideas?
« Reply #22 on: April 16, 2014, 06:04:49 PM »
While there are bugs to still be worked out, I'm glad the video portion is working for you.  A couple of quick things to throw at ya...

Could a remote be used, say attached somewhere lower on the tripod or possibly even the hot shoe of either camera to help trigger the video camera?  Once you find your settings, are you pretty much locked in?  Barring, of course, changes in daylight to night lights.

Also, check our local Craigslist photo/video section.  There is a monopod in Blue Ash that could be a decent deal.  It is a Benro Induro and looks like it has a pan/tilt head.  However, the head may not support the weight you've got...not sure on the model.  I thought about looking at it as I'm in the market for a lower-priced monopod head, but I've got a decent Manfrotto monopod.  Don't need another :)  just need it to support my Tamron 70-200.

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Re: Compact Camera that shoots 60fps - Ideas?
« Reply #23 on: April 16, 2014, 06:32:03 PM »
While there are bugs to still be worked out, I'm glad the video portion is working for you.  A couple of quick things to throw at ya...

Could a remote be used, say attached somewhere lower on the tripod or possibly even the hot shoe of either camera to help trigger the video camera?  Once you find your settings, are you pretty much locked in?  Barring, of course, changes in daylight to night lights.

Also, check our local Craigslist photo/video section.  There is a monopod in Blue Ash that could be a decent deal.  It is a Benro Induro and looks like it has a pan/tilt head.  However, the head may not support the weight you've got...not sure on the model.  I thought about looking at it as I'm in the market for a lower-priced monopod head, but I've got a decent Manfrotto monopod.  Don't need another :)  just need it to support my Tamron 70-200.

I don't think the EOS-M does remote video, so no, that probably won't work. Generally speaking though I am locked in for a while. Games start at 7:00, so I probably have to adjust the settings 2-3 times a game to adjust for the light. Not an issue really, I can do it between innings.

The bigger issue is getting to the record button on the EOS-M. It is in the upper right corner of the camera. To keep the cameras on a similar line of sight, I have them very close to each other. From behind the camera, the EOS-M is on the left and the 7D on the right. I have to keep it that way because I still hold onto the 7D when I am looking through the viewfinder. It just makes it tough to get to that button to start/stop recording.

Then of course is the part where I am looking through the viewfinder to take pictures, while recording video, but have to pull away from the picture camera to try and follow footage with the video camera. There was certainly an upgrade in technique from game one to game three, but it's still a work in progress.

I would love to browse for deals, but this month I am praying that Google pays me on the correct date this month or I won't make my bills, so even if it were $15, it's too expensive for me right now. I forgot about a $250 bill this month and it came calling and threw me off of my entire budget for the month.