I'm not sure if something like this exists, but just recently rented some gear and thought it'd be cool if we had a thread to post reviews on recent gear you've used, whether it be bodies, lenses, lights, mics, stabilizers, etc.
I'll start, rented the Ronin-M and A7S mk II this week and have some thoughts when they're still fresh in my mind.
A7s Mk ii
- was surprised that my high speed sandisk cards weren't capable of recording 4k. Got a card that was capable, and damn it looks sooooo good.
- 120fps @ 1080 was awesome to have, but wish 4k had 60fps
- lowlight was indeed insane
- Mini HDMI port SUCKS, monitor kept having issues with the connection
- Battery life is pretty weak. Fully charged battery lasted about an hour in the cold
- Autofocus was surprisingly slow, didn't work for the shots that I was going for
- Besides that I liked everything, UI was a little confusing for a first time user
- Debating picking it up as a b-roll camera
- Unreal, I think I need to buy one. Had used the regular ronin before and it had some issues, none which the M series had.
- Takes a bit to learn how to stabilize but once you learn it, you have it down and it only takes between 5-10 minutes to balance.
- Battery life is GREAT. used it for 3 hours outside in the cold and then had another shoot inside for another hour plus and still had some juice left
- DJI assistant APP is super easy to use and never had any problems connecting
- Packs down very quick and fits in a surprisingly small Pelican Case
- Had some issues with briefcase mode but could have been user error
That's it for now, hopefully it's helpful for somebody and if anyone has any questions, I can't guarantee I'll answer them but I'll try.
Post up your gear reviews!