What the Blackmagic Cinema Camera Brings to the Table for News and Documentary Shooters
Dan Chung of DSLR News Shooter's first impressions of the Blackmagic Cinema Camera is that it has a place in the arsenal of news and documentary shooters: as a second camera. He writes, "I’ve long been an advocate of multi-camera shooting and when the Canon was my primary camera I also used cameras like the and 60D alongside it. Why? Partly due to cost and partly because those cameras had a differently cropped sensor. While the small sensor on the BMCC is a disadvantage for everyday shooting, it is a big plus when it comes to telephoto lens work. Your everyday 70-200mm f2.8 becomes the equivalent of an amazingly long lens in a compact package when you put it on the BMCC. At the moment I either carry a huge 400mm f2.8 super telephoto with my C300, or a separate Canon camcorder for those distance shots. I would happily replace this with a BMCC and a 70-200."
Read his full post here.