I'm going to Australia to video a total solar eclipse. I've done plenty of photography but video will be new to me.
Zoom (needs to be about 40x) and recording quality are the two main factors.
I don't know whether to:
a) go with a consumer camcorder with a big optical zoom and decent sensor.
b) go with a Canon XL range and use an XL EF adaptor to utilise the high quality EF lenses that I already have.
c) Use my EF lenses with my dSLR (Canon 7D).
The adaptor has something like a 7x magnification factor, so using an EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS would be perfect wit that option. If I use my dSLR, I would be using a 400mm f/2.8L IS but I would also have to use my 2x extender.
I really have no clue about video-recording. I'd love to hear what board members think!