Pascal Garnier: Putting His Canon T2i Through Paces

How ‘Bout that Canon T2i? Last year Pascal Garnier shot his 45-minute documentary Hasta La Vista in Spain, France and Belgium on a Canon T2i. This film is in Dutch and French, without subtitles, but the footage is amazing. Remember: the Canon T2i runs less than $800.

Garnier could bring limited filmmaking gear for this project as he needed to travel between locations throughout Europe. He slapped a Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 lens on the T2i for most “run & gun” shots. He used a 55mm 1.4 Mamiya-Sekor lens on the T2i for interviews, b-roll footage and close ups of people. He recorded sound with a Rode Video mic piped directly into the T2i; for interviews he used an Audio Technica lav mic piped into a Zoom H2 recorder.

Garnier reports that he rarely used his small tripod, mainly relying on his Manfrotto monopod or a small foldable shouldermount.

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