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best L lens for music videos!!

 
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Jul 16, 2012 17:07 |  #1

What's the best L lens I can get I make music and i shoot a lot of music videos check me out http://youtu.be/GuVexQ​duuq0 (external link) what's the best L lens I can get for what I do... open for suggestions!!


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Jul 16, 2012 18:48 |  #2

24-105L IS
Versatile and has IS


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Jul 17, 2012 00:51 |  #3

I'd agree with Chad, that's probably the most versatile. Otherwise you're looking at 17-40L or a prime like 24 or 35.

But why does it have to be an L lens? After looking through the body of work, I didn't see any reason for an L lens. In fact, your currently listed lenses are more than up to the task. A macro lens or something like a Sigma 30 might be more useful for more creative or DOF stuff.


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Jul 17, 2012 02:10 as a reply to  @ BrickR's post |  #4

I don't consider the 24-105 versatile, being limited to f/4 is pretty bad, its a great outdoor lens but I almost never use it for any type of indoor shoot. The 24-105 wouldnt even be on my list if I had a T3i.


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Jul 17, 2012 02:32 |  #5

Kento wrote in post #14727857 (external link)
I don't consider the 24-105 versatile, being limited to f/4 is pretty bad, its a great outdoor lens but I almost never use it for any type of indoor shoot. The 24-105 wouldnt even be on my list if I had a T3i.

For a t3i I would agree, but with the 5D mkII and III f4 in low light is not a big issue.
with a crop body, I would look at the Tamron 17-50mm 2.8 OS/VR or the 24L which is similar to a 35mm(38mm) Lens on Crop.


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Jul 17, 2012 05:06 |  #6

OK guys input looking good!!


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Jul 19, 2012 21:14 |  #7

i love my siggy 30mm for video, pretty versatile and on a crop it looks nice


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Jul 20, 2012 07:00 |  #8
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I just watched some of the video you linked to...
*crickets*


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Jul 20, 2012 09:10 |  #9

dngphoto wrote in post #14742305 (external link)
i love my siggy 30mm for video, pretty versatile and on a crop it looks nice

I get that 30mm with my sigma 17-50 which I don't think the siggy 30mm has the same IQ as
My 17-50 so that wouldn't help plus 30mm its a lottery pick!!


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Jul 22, 2012 03:12 |  #10

"best" is such a broad question. It all depends on how you plan on shooting your musical video. All lenses have their advantages and disadvantages for particular situations. I find with video on cropped cameras, getting wide enough is a bigger challenge than getting long. The 24-105 is a good all around lens, but your field of view is about what a 35mm lens would be on a full frame. f4 is more than good enough for most video applications. Trying to shoot with larger apertures than that at longer focal distances for video is asking for blurry shots. On a long lens, f1.8 gives you no room for even the slightest movement. Fine for still objects but impractical for shooting people. With that said, I occasionally go there in low light situations where i want a particular look, but fully accepting the fact I am going to be doing a lot of focus pulling and tossing aside a lot of out of focus crap.

your current lineup can likely go a long way, but I would definitely recommend you go prime lenses. first wide and then long. an 85mm would probably be the upper limit for most shots.




  
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Jul 23, 2012 08:14 |  #11

@,wear thanks for the info


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