As soon as the C300 was announced from Canon, I put in my order for one. Super 35 mm chip full broadcast spec HD. Great camera that solves all of the issues inherent with DSLR shooting.
After owning a Sony F900 and a DVCAM 450 I was keen to try something new. I had used the 5d mark2 several times and fell in love with large sensor cameras. As soon as the 7d came out I had to get one.
Redrock Cinema Rig
The redrock rig converts the 7d from a stills camera into a usable video rig. It has a separate follow focus unit and you can mount an external HD monitor for correct focusing. This is essential for any handheld work especially with shallow depth of field. The rig can be mounted on a tripod, saving time when switching between shoulder and tripod. I use a scaled down version of this for handheld work with the Canon C300, which you can see more of here.
Miller Arrow Tripod
Good fluid head on this tripod. Same design as Satchler similar to the V18 or V20, although slightly cheaper. This is a full size tripod, which I find useful even when shooting DSLR as the weight soon mounts up when you start adding large lenses, shoulder rigs or sliders. This tripod is easily strong enough to deal with that kind of pay load.
Miller DS20 Tripod
This is a very light weigh tripod with thin carbon fiber legs, perfect for run and gun shoots. The head is still very good and can handle a payload of up to 10kg. Can also shoot from a very low position, which makes it very useful to have around.
Glidetrack Hybrid Slider HD (1 meter)
Sliders or "pocket dollies" are a great addition to the HDSLR and C300 kit. They sit on flat surfaces, at ground level, or on the tripod head making them much quicker to set up than traditional dollies.
This one uses a combination of sliding and rolling barrings, for smooth and quiet moves.
Canon EF 70-200mm 2.8 L
This is a great lens to use: really fast 2.8 through the range, good optics, very sharp. It is a great interview lens for TV work as you don't have to be too close to the subject, making them feel uncomfortable. It also has plenty of range, so you can switch between, wides, tights and mids in the interview, making the editors job easier.
Canon EF s 17-55mm 2.8
Great all rounder. 2.8 through the range, so fast, nice depth of field and good in low light.
Leica R 35mm F2 Summicron
fantastic optical quality, regarded by some to be the best stills lens out there. Has a distinctive look slightly different to more modern lenses.
Canon EF 50 mm 1.4
Beautiful looking lens when you need really shallow depth of field. Macro facility is also pretty decent, so great for getting close detail.
The fastest and sharpest ultra wide lens for the Canon 7d or Canon C300. Great for shooting impressive interior shots of grand buildings or wide establishing GVs when it is impossible to get far way enough for the building to fill the frame.
Canon Extender 2x
This extender doubles canon L series lenses by 2, meaning the 70-200mm lens becomes a 140-400 mm lens. (When considering the crop factor of 1.6 on the Canon C300 this makes the maximum focal length of 640mm). This light and small, so a useful addition to most shoots.
Canon Macro Extension
A really handy extension to have for extreme detail and close up shots.
Lensbaby Composer Pro
Interesting effects lens. The font element can be tilted and swiveled to dramatically alter the focal plane.
TV logic 5.6
This is an amazing little monitor: incredibly light weight, battery powered and really high res at a full 1080 HD
Zacuto Z Finder
Ideal for situations that require a small light weight camera rig.
Diva Lite 400
2ft 4 bank kino flo lights with day light and tungsten bulbs. Great soft light with a fader - perfect for interview set ups, quick and easy to use.
Dedo Light Kit
Dedo Lights with faders. Great for pinpointing interesting areas with accurate spot lighting. Also small and light weight.
Redhead Light Kit
800 watt redheads, ideal for when extra power is needed. Flight case full of diffusion and every kind of gel you could ever want.
Felini Click - Tecpro
This small light panel clicks onto the top of the camera for a great little top light. It has a fader switch so you can control exactly how much light you need. So much better than the old pag light.
MK 416 Boom Mic
Sennheiser MKH 416 mic extra XLR and windcovers. Also comes with lightweight carbon fiber boom pole.
Easy to use, decent range.
ECM tie mic
Reliable mic, great for setup interviews.
Records up to 4 channels on SD card