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Multitasking with 5d mk2

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I’ve always been against multi-tasking(do one job and do it properly) but the chance of shooting video and stills on one camera is just too tempting. But just how easy is it to do. Recently I had the chance to fly across the English Channel with a record breaking 50 other hot air balloons, space was at a premium and the gear was down to one 5d mk2, 2 lenses, Rode Videomic (old style) and GoPro on a chest harness.The GoPro was just in case we ditched in the sea I could at least produce somethingsaleable to pay for the rest of the gear, my smiling Italian hosts told me as we were crossing the White Cliffs that there where 3 of us and only 2 lifejackets so the waterproof housing could well of been tested.
So just a Canon 5d with the Rode videomic on top and a LCDVF magnifier on the screen. The LCDVF might not be the best viewer on the market but for switching between video and stills it is brilliant tie the strap onto your camera strap and you can whip it on and off and let it dangle when…