I have used my 5D mark III and EF 400mm f/2.8 IS II for a while shooting wildlife stills and would like to try and shoot some video. I have a basic understanding of operating the camera to shoot video.
Can anyone suggest a set up to use shooting wildlife from a mobile hide so not moving around much.
Starting with a tripod, would a heavy duty stills tripod be man enough for the job, one with a 20kg load capacity or will a video tripod be essential ?
I would like to use a fluid head and a rig with a focus follower set up but is there any gear for such a big lens 340mm long and 3.8kgs !!. My lens focus ring is a rather large 130mm diameter. I am thinking something like a Jag35 DSLR Baseplate V2 and
Z- Finder pro 3 viewfinder to start with.
I would love to be able to use the lens as it takes amazing quality stills but I need a practical set up that will work as I realise focusing would be critical at 400mm.
A weight training regime is underway to carry all the extra gear !!