A film maker in love with what I do.
Maybe I'm to guerilla when it comes to run and gun docs, but here are my thoughts.
I dropped my sticks for a monopod. Faster and easier to maneuver. I also use this for interview setups and get a steady but slightly moving shot. style.
Lens: I'm still caught between canon transition and Sony. My go to 90% of the time is the canon 70-200mm 2.8 even if I have to back up to get the shot. I'm use to using manual focus. I also have a nifty 50 1.4 I work in lowlight alot and have to rely on practical lighting situations. My thing is using good glass. I've shot canon l series for almost a decade but look forward to using Sony glass in the future because of form and ease.
Mic setup. I run a senheisser lav straight thru to camera. With a pair of headphones I can monitor sound. This is my setup for interviews. For natural sound I'll use a rode mic or just the camera mic on my a7s.
As for the camera rig. I keep it simple, and stock and Try to keep my imprint in public as consumer guy on vacation as possible.
If your looking for an extra value look for you run and gun you might want to add a handheld gimbal to the mix. I've used it in tandem with the monopod to get epic crane looking shots.
nd filters are a must. Looks like you have that covered.