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I'm thinking about buying gear to set up an extra body behind the glass at games. What kind of experience do you have of doing this? How should I attached it?
Right now I'm kinda thinking a 5D Mark II since I really want a full frame camera and I want to start doing videos. I know that it has a slow frame rate and slow focus, but the focus shouldn't be an issue since it's going to be on manual focus. Yeah the frame rate will suck, but is it that much of a problem?
For mounting I've heard the Manfrotto Magic Arm is the way to go. What are your thoughts?
Lens wise, I'm kinda up in the air about the 17-40 f/4 and the 16-35 f/2.8. Will I be able to shoot at a high enough iso with the 17-40 to stop fast action and keep the noise to a minimum? Also, is the weight of the lens that big of a deal?
Lastly, how do you go about setting this rig up? How early should you show up, who should you talk to, where do you get a ladder? I'm sure this is probably very venue specific, but I'm interested to hear what your experiences are.