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Best bang for the buck PRIME lens... primarily for video.

 
WayneHawn
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Jul 22, 2010 14:20 |  #16

DetlevCM wrote in post #10581921 (external link)
If you want video you really want IS - unless you can mount the camera on a tripod.

This really depends on the IS system. I have a 70-300 is, and the IS system is noisy. NOT GOOD for video unless you are going to provide your own soundtrack. The first time I played back a video, I thought something was seriously wrong with my camera. What is that ticking noise?!?


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Jul 22, 2010 14:54 |  #17

7D + 50mm 1.8II The value of this lens really is as good as everybody says. Especially for video!
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Who needs IS when you can use a tripod? But really, most of the time it's not worth it to try hand holding and getting clean video unless you're using a steadicam or shoulder rig.


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Jul 22, 2010 17:34 |  #18

StructuredAmazing wrote in post #10581927 (external link)
http://www.youtube.com​/watch?v=3c1eLxzoBEo (external link)

This sold it for me..
now all i have to do is find the original 50mm 1.8 as its discountinued, if not, then im goign for the 50mm 1.8 (:
thanks for the help! (:

my GF asked me why i'm watching videos of guys topless in slow mo smiling at the camera.

Thanks. :cry: :lol:




  
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Jul 22, 2010 18:41 |  #19

jdang307 wrote in post #10585454 (external link)
my GF asked me why i'm watching videos of guys topless in slow mo smiling at the camera.

Thanks. :cry: :lol:

Better than your boss asking.....


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Jul 23, 2010 02:54 |  #20

WayneHawn wrote in post #10584437 (external link)
This really depends on the IS system. I have a 70-300 is, and the IS system is noisy. NOT GOOD for video unless you are going to provide your own soundtrack. The first time I played back a video, I thought something was seriously wrong with my camera. What is that ticking noise?!?

External microphone ;) High pass filter ;)


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Aug 23, 2010 22:55 |  #21

Sigma 30 1.4 is the BEST lens i've ever used for video. next would be the 50 1.4. then an 85 1.8 (if you have some sort of counterweight system to control camera shake.


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Aug 24, 2010 13:09 |  #22

jdang307 wrote in post #10585454 (external link)
my GF asked me why i'm watching videos of guys topless in slow mo smiling at the camera.

Thanks. :cry: :lol:



I couldnt watch that clip without imagining your GF walk in on you. Pretty funny.

Back on topic, I would shoot for something in the 35mm range for the 7D if going prime. I think you may be limited space wise with the 50mm. That youtube clip was on a beach with tons of space, if you plan on doing any indoor footage (with smaller space), it will be quite limiting.

+1 for going with a zoom lense, as a all around general purpose tool for video. And perhaps add on the nifty fifty.


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Aug 24, 2010 13:19 |  #23

the Zeiss Contax 85mm goes for about $300


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Aug 24, 2010 14:08 |  #24

Dont forget the Samyang 85mm 1.4 manual lens, Ive seen it for $250 used.




  
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Aug 24, 2010 14:12 |  #25

Nifty fifty is a b*tch to pull focus on (speaking from experience). Just throwing that out there.


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Aug 24, 2010 15:03 |  #26

If you're going with just one lens then go for something in the 30mm range. I'm going to be picking up the Sigma 30 1.4. Check out this blog on what lenses to buy for videographers http://philipbloom.net …8/20/which-lenses-to-buy/ (external link). I'd stay away from the Nifty due to the location of the focal ring and the fact that it would actually be an 80mm on a crop body. The 30 will put you right around 50mm it would be the best all around lens if you are only going to have one.


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Aug 24, 2010 15:11 |  #27

Stir Fry A Lot wrote in post #10780143 (external link)
I'd stay away from the Nifty due to the location of the focal ring and the fact that it would actually be an 80mm on a crop body.

I agree about the focus ring but not the second part. Focal length does not change with sensor size.

If I were to get into videography I would use manual focus and manual aperture lenses with adapters.


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Aug 24, 2010 17:23 |  #28

The IS on the 15-85 is very quiet and very good for video.

Other primes to consider are te 28 2.8 and 1.8. I love my 28 1.8.


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Aug 24, 2010 17:29 |  #29

Can't go wrong with the nifty fifty.




  
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Aug 24, 2010 18:51 |  #30

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Can't go wrong with the nifty fifty.

Unless your audio pickup is near the lens, in which case you will hear every bit of focus adjusting...




  
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