Originally Posted by brunerww
you may not want to go to that extreme
Nope! I don't!!!
So here is where I stand so far on the accessories I ordered just to help out those that have the same spending bug I do....( I know I know use it for a while then start buying but I couldn't help myself!)
I ordered a Mennon 46mm lens hood
- same issue with your 58mm and vignetting - solved by just tapping the zoom (it still says 1x, not quite to 2x) and vignetting is gone. If I need the full wide I can take it off pretty quickly and easily.
Extra batteries - I went with the Wasabi 180s
and charger package for two reasons - 1) Amazon Prime - the bigger batteries weren't prime eligible at the time 2) I like having that smaller battery back there, it logistically is good for my thumb and the way my hand fits when holding. Not sure a bigger battery would give me that same comfort/ability, but regardless now I have 3 180 batteries and should have plenty of battery life if needed.
32gb SD card - pretty self explanatoryVello Cold Shoe Extension
- not sure I'm sold on this yet, the story continues with the next accessory.160 LED dimmable light
- So this light is huge...I mean huge...Even after watching the reviews on Amazon, mounting it up on the shoe on my v700 looks ridiculous. While it can seriously throw some light, I don't see it as practical on my v700 -my Canon 7D, maybe.... Plus it seems to wobble considerably in the shoe due to its heft - for that matter the accessory shoe adapter itself on the v700 doesn't feel solid - the first real downside I've seen to this camcorder. So when I put the Vello cold shoe extension on the shoe adapter on the v700, and then add the light on to that...forget about it...In addition it seems the orientation of the shoe on the light only works with the extension being parallel to the body of the camera, not perpendicular. I may be missing something here but for the life of me I couldn't figure out how to either A) turn the mount on the bottom of the light 90 degrees or B) turn Vello extension to allow a perpendicular mount with the light facing forward. Maybe I was just tired and missed it?Azden SMX-10 Mic
- not here yet, bought it used from Canon forums.
So now it looks like I will be on the hunt for a smaller light and somehow try to figure out how to mount it so the light is forward, the cold shoe extension is perpendicular to the body of the camera and I can get the mic mounted on there also facing forward (once I get it!).