Yesterday, I bit the bullet and bought a new Canon 70d. I will be putting it through the wringer for the next few days, shooting everything from a video at a poorly lit comedy club to following World War II veterans on the Montana Honor Flight to Washington DC. I will post a review of the 70d in a couple of weeks. I can tell you right now that its low light performance is not even close to the 5D MKIII, but that is not surprising.
Also, today I used it to shoot a video of the Red Lodge group, Daniel and the Blonde. Daniel Davies Hallock and Rümeysa Venus are a husband and wife folk group who just returned to Montana from Nashville. I was really excited about shooting them because Rümeysa plays a washboard on her chest. I was looking forward to the challenge of trying to record that well. I’ll post the video here when it’s finished and let you decide if I succeeded.
Here are some shots from a quickie shoot taken outside of the Gazette after the video shoot.