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DSLR Cinema, 2nd Edition by Kurt Lancaster

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PART 3

Getting the Gear

THE FUTURE OF DSLR GEAR

Hybrid DSLRs started a cinematic revolution four years ago. Thousands of filmmakers, journalists, event videographers, and film students have utilized them beyond what the original designers at first conceived. Many purchased the camera and found the ergonomics a tad difficult to wield. Shooting outdoors, the LCD screen is nearly impossible to see, and since you can't look through the viewfinder in live view (except for the Panasonic Lumix GH1, because it's a 4/3 system and not an SLR camera), you would need to throw a jacket over your head to see.

Video cameras don't have such issues. You can ...

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