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What inexpensive IS lens for video?

 
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Mar 13, 2013 22:12 |  #1

Hi all. I'm looking for an inexpensive, stabilized (IS, VC, OS, etc) wide-standard lens for hand-held video. This isn't my bread and butter so price is more important than quality in this case. I'll mainly be chasing my toddlers around. Prime or zoom doesn't matter, but maybe something around 35mm would be a good FoV. Manual focus lenses are fine since there is no AF in video anyway. Used is ok too. I'd like to spend $300 or less if possible. I'm sure that rules out Canon lenses, but I'm not as familiar with the Rokinons, Samyangs, Tamrons, Tokinas, etc. I have heard good things about Tamron VC.

Any suggestions? Does such a lens even exist at this price point? What should I be using for handheld video of kids where a tripod/monopod isn't really workable? Thanks!


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Mar 13, 2013 23:08 |  #2

For the 7D the $200 Sigma 18-50 DC is great, I bought it with my T2i and it's served me very well.


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Mar 13, 2013 23:10 |  #3

Yeah, a crop lens would certainly lower the price, but I need this for my FF 5D3. Thanks for the suggestion though :)


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Mar 13, 2013 23:17 |  #4

^No problem ;) Video is actually the main reason I got the "kit" lens with my 6D, so I'm out of suggestions for FF, sorry.


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Mar 13, 2013 23:51 |  #5

28-135 is the standard stabilized lens for full frame.


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Mar 13, 2013 23:54 |  #6

Wow how did I miss that? Thanks Doc! Any others I should consider?

P.S. I like the "Vent" section in your signature. I wish I could add that to my work email signature ;)


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Mar 14, 2013 01:12 |  #7

hehe The signature is a pet peeve.

I don't know of any other budget ones. 24-105 is not budget. And neither is 24-70 I'm guessing.

Historically canon had a bunch of normal zooms. I imagine they show up attached to early film bodies and I would not expect them to command a premium compared to current offerings. No stabilization. You might land one for 30 bucks. They were going for pennies before digital FF became so affordable. Now they're barely worth the time to auction them on ebay. I don't know about their quality.

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I haven't tested any myself.


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Mar 14, 2013 11:23 |  #8

28-135
24-105L
24-70VC

you should consider replacing your 24-70L for the 24-70VC. I did exactly that and have no regrets. Works fantastic for video, and optically better than the brick, not to mention significantly smaller, lighter, and easier to handle.

you should probably get a rhode videomic pro(built in audio is just terrible) and a viewfinder (this really helps stabilize a shot even more).


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Mar 14, 2013 11:31 |  #9

DocFrankenstein wrote in post #15713179 (external link)
hehe The signature is a pet peeve. [........]

Your signature is brilliant. bw!




  
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Mar 14, 2013 12:18 |  #10

I believe there is someone selling their 28-135 IS USM lens in the classifieds section that's open right now, you might want to check that out.


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Mar 14, 2013 16:15 |  #11

Thanks. I did contact a few sellers about the 28-135 IS and I'll also consider the Tamron 24-70 VC. I appreciate the suggestions.


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