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Get the Film Look with Your C100 Mark II

HOW DO I GET THE FILM LOOK?

STEP ONE

Let's start with a fact that we know to be true - images with a shallower depth of field look more cinematic. So let's make sure we are shooting with a fast lens and using an aperture that is as close to or is wide open - f/2.8, f/2.0, f/1.8, f/1.4 - is a great place to start. (Don't have a fast lens - buy a nifty fifty from Canon for like $125 - https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1143786-REG/canon_0570c002_ef_50mm_f_1_8_stm.html

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One Year with the C100 Mark II

One year ago I purchased a C100 Mark II to replace my aging Canon 5D Mark III and my under-performing GH4. (Maybe under-performing is a little harsh but in a setting where I needed speed and capability, getting the GH4 rigged and running simply took too much time and effort).

So the following are some thoughts on my purchase, some considerations for the future, and some advice for some people who are planning a camera purchase right now.

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Why I Bought the Canon C100 Mark II

Okay, so a year ago I bought a Panasonic GH4 and used it as an A cam for an entire year or to put things into perspective, on just over 125 shoots. Not 125 times I brought my camera out and shot some footage of a flower or a friend standing in a forest with the sun setting behind him or any of this other nonsense people shoot and upload to Vimeo. 125 working, paying shoots.

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