Many people are asking me what I am using to record my most recent videos covering the Olympics, so I thought I'd share my set-up with you.
It's nothing super fancy, except for the 5DMKII :) For lenses I've been primarily using the 35mm because it's the widest lens I've got. Plus, my 50mm f/1.4 had a small accident and is currently in the Canon's hospital for sick camera lenses. I rented the 16-35mm and fell in love with it. You can see some shots taken with that lens in the crowd scenes in this video.
I'm using the RØDE VideoMic (Directional Video Condenser Microphone) for sound which has worked out alright. It's obviously not ideal to shoot in noisy crowds, but a great, low priced mic to have around for video projects.
For extra lighting in night scenes or in door shooting, I'm using a Litepanels Micro LED light. This small LED light panel runs on 4 AA batteries and has an integrated dimmer dial that allows you to control your lighting output. You can also put coloured gels in the flip-down filter holder to correct any white balancing issues. I connect the mic and the litepanel to my camera's hotshoe using a Y-bracket.
More Info: mostlylisa.com/blog/5dvidsetup/