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Header image for article At the Bench: Configuring the Canon C500 Mk II Camera

At the Bench: Configuring the Canon C500 Mk II Camera

As a long time user of the Canon C300 and C300 Mk II, I was very excited by the announcement of the C500 Mk II. Although the camera’s specifications are above and beyond the previous models, I was immediately interested in the updated body design.

I have rigged and shot with C300 bodies in documentary, independent narrative, and reality scenarios. The camera’s small size has always been a boon, but the implementation of certain functions or ergonomic oversights have always rankled a bit. While many of the ergonomic changes might seem small to some, any seasoned operator or camera assistant knows that the little things add up over the course of a 12+ hour day.

In this video, I explore how the improved ergonomics of the C500 Mk II can be put to use in a few different scenarios that are common with previous generations of EOS Cinema cameras, such as run n' gun, gimbals, and lightweight Steadicams.

Nic Somera
Camera Technology Specialist, AbelCine LA

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