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Old 12-28-2018, 10:23 AM   #1
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My video journey, Wow there is a ton of things to learn about just getting the equipment needed to start. Thanks to Michael and hours of research online I found the direction I wanted to go. I slowly started making orders online and getting some small things to be ready for my bigger purchases.
I ended up going with a Canon SL2 kit used on EBay. Its not a super high end camera but it is a starting point for me. I decided to invest more money in a lens ( 75-300m F4 L lens) for it so when/if I wanted to upgrade I can just upgrade my body and still have a good lens ( for a Canon).Now i have to wait on UPS to deliver my Camera and Lens sometime around the 7th. I also have some Gopros for reverse angle shots.
My long term goal is to have a YouTube (KTC2) channel about my family's hunting adventures and teaching my 8 and 2 year old daughters the outdoor lifestyle.
I will come back to this post and update as I learn and also with some questions I am sure I will have.
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Old 01-06-2019, 10:11 AM   #2
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Good luck. It’s addicting for sure.
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:04 AM   #3
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Well my camera came in and I'm going to play with it this weekend getting all the setting set up. I did make a mistake and ordered the wrong lens :-( I order a 300m fixed lens and not a 70-300m lens so I'm having to return it and then get another lens.

How do yall carry your gear to the field?
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Old 01-08-2019, 07:09 AM   #4
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Thats the wrong lens i ordered, its going back today and i think i found a 70-200m f4 L lens for a good price to replace it.

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Old 01-08-2019, 05:53 PM   #5
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Should be a sweet setup with the 70-200 glass! I'm looking forward to your productions!

I've found that Domke wraps protect the camera/lenses and allow me to change packs depending on the situation.
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Old 01-08-2019, 09:32 PM   #6
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Thanks, i took some pictures this evening of my daughter and wife in black and white and wow!!! The quality is amzing for the price!

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Old 01-10-2019, 10:14 AM   #7
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New lens should be in this Friday!!!! Just in time to play with some hogs this next week!!
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:40 AM   #8
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Look what came in!

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Old 01-12-2019, 09:58 AM   #9
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Nice! Now get to work!


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Old 01-12-2019, 10:23 AM   #10
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If its not one thing its another.... lol camrea and lens are to heavy for my tripod I have now. Going to town ASAP to look for a better one.
Hog hunts are planned for this week.

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Old 01-15-2019, 06:13 PM   #11
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Sit number 2 with the set up!

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Old 01-17-2019, 08:07 AM   #12
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Nice setup! Any luck with hogs?


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Old 01-17-2019, 08:37 AM   #13
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Not yet, we moved the feeders around and the hogs havent found them yet. The river is up so high all but 1 feeder is under water also. Going to try again tonight.

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Old 01-19-2019, 01:59 AM   #14
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So far I have ran into trouble with the tripod, I am not self filming. I have been filming my niece trying to get her first bow kill. I have a GoPro for a reverse angle and my DSLR for the main camera but trying to get video from one window to the other has been a challenge..... IF you are not self filming have yall ever free handed Or any other tips or tricks? Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-19-2019, 02:00 AM   #15
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2 younger nieces here waiting on there older sister to get a hog so they can tey next with a crossbow!

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Old 01-19-2019, 08:23 AM   #16
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[QUOTE=duckman49;13936091]So far I have ran into trouble with the tripod, I am not self filming. I have been filming my niece trying to get her first bow kill. I have a GoPro for a reverse angle and my DSLR for the main camera but trying to get video from one window to the other has been a challenge..... IF you are not self filming have yall ever free handed Or any other tips or tricks? Thanks in advance![/]
Whether self filming or filming for somebody else, limiting to a single shooting lane is much less challenging than attempting to move between windows!

That said, it if you are filming for somebody else I might recommend a monopod. (Some tripods convert to a monopod.) that will make it easier to maneuver. I donít know what kind of internal stabilization the SL2 has, but hand held may be tricky, especially with a zoom lens.

A lot will come down to trial and error to see what works with your setup! Good luck to your niece!

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Old 01-19-2019, 06:18 PM   #17
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Old 02-02-2019, 09:23 AM   #18
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My daughter just did her first interview today and did great, now need a post kill interview after she smokes a Javi!

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Old 02-02-2019, 11:27 AM   #19
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1st pick!!! Got number 3

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Old 02-05-2019, 09:14 PM   #20
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Assuming you have a wide angle lens as well? I pack a 70-300mm in the spotting scope pocket in my backpack, I find myself using my 18-55 f3.5 probably 90% of the time though. Also use GoPros here and there, want to start using them more this year but the 18-55 on my Canon is the go to.
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Old 02-06-2019, 12:23 PM   #21
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Assuming you have a wide angle lens as well? I pack a 70-300mm in the spotting scope pocket in my backpack, I find myself using my 18-55 f3.5 probably 90% of the time though. Also use GoPros here and there, want to start using them more this year but the 18-55 on my Canon is the go to.

I have a 18-55, its cheap and gets the job done but I think I am going to upgrade it soon.
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Try the Benro S7 tripod head. Buttery smooth and not expensive! That will help a lot. I have it and a set of cheaper manfrotto tripod legs and they work great

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Try the Benro S7 tripod head. Buttery smooth and not expensive! That will help a lot. I have it and a set of cheaper manfrotto tripod legs and they work great

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