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ZiiC
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Jun 08, 2013 15:50 |  #1

Hey guys!
New to the forum and it looks great.

I am in need of some advice. I need an upgrade from my current camera. I'm just using a little sony cybershot right now (lame). Anyways I definitely want a Canon camera! The main reason I am going to be using this camera is for video, like 99% video.

I was looking at the EOS 60D. It looks like a great camera but I am pretty new to the EOS series.

What would you guys recommend for a camera best for video. I would spend anywhere up to $2000. I also would like to get a really good lens. What would you guys recommend for a lens?

Thanks for all your help!

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Jun 08, 2013 15:52 |  #2

If being used 99% for video then perhaps you should be looking at a decent video camera. For serious videoing you need a few extras to bolt on to a DSLR.


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Jun 08, 2013 16:00 as a reply to  @ artyman's post |  #3

What would you recommend?




  
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Jun 08, 2013 16:01 |  #4

artyman wrote in post #16012098 (external link)
If being used 99% for video then perhaps you should be looking at a decent video camera. For serious videoing you need a few extras to bolt on to a DSLR.

+1, if you are insisting on a dslr take a hard look at the T4i


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Jun 08, 2013 16:17 |  #5

Like everything else, how much money do you want to spend?

You can get a little Canon Vixia camcorder for $300 or $400 or you can go all the way up to a XA or XF for a couple thousand..

Or, if you want you can ebay a XL1 or XL2 which are good cameras but older at this point..

You probably need to put together a feature list.. What are you set on Canon?




  
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Jun 08, 2013 16:48 as a reply to  @ palamedes's post |  #6

I just really like Canons products. Good quality.

I definitely want an EOS camera. Honestly the majority of the video will be used for school and youtube. But I am set on getting an EOS.

But I just don't know which one to get. Or which lens.




  
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Jun 08, 2013 16:49 |  #7

palamedes wrote in post #16012151 (external link)
Like everything else, how much money do you want to spend?

You can get a little Canon Vixia camcorder for $300 or $400 or you can go all the way up to a XA or XF for a couple thousand..

Or, if you want you can ebay a XL1 or XL2 which are good cameras but older at this point..

You probably need to put together a feature list.. What are you set on Canon?


I am willing to spend up to $3000, in total with the camera and the lens.




  
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Jun 08, 2013 16:58 |  #8

Check the Canon alternative firmware Magic Lantern - they turned Canon DSLRs into professional quality videocamera. E.g, recently they adeed RAW video recording to many cameras (even my 5 years old 50D can do RAW 720p video with 14 bit color depth).


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Jun 08, 2013 16:59 |  #9

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …EOS_Rebel_T4i_C​amera.html (external link)

The Rebel T4i is a great camera..




  
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Jun 08, 2013 17:00 as a reply to  @ ZiiC's post |  #10

I think the 6D with the 24-105 kit would be awesome!




  
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Jun 08, 2013 17:00 |  #11

6D 24-105 kit would be nice


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Jun 08, 2013 17:01 |  #12

Have you tried manually focusing 100% of the time? I filmed dance recitals with a 70-200 f/2.8 for a few years and my arms/shoulders hated life. And you could occasionally see the focus shift in the video.

T5i has video autofocus but not sure how well it works (look at reviews). T2i and up have full manual exposure controls. T2i obviously will be the cheapest.

Lens wise it just depends what you will be shooting. Low light? Want shallow depth of field? How far away? Are you planning on zooming? Do you need it to be super sharp?


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Jun 08, 2013 17:07 |  #13

HLxDrummer wrote in post #16012261 (external link)
Have you tried manually focusing 100% of the time? I filmed dance recitals with a 70-200 f/2.8 for a few years and my arms/shoulders hated life. And you could occasionally see the focus shift in the video.

T5i has video autofocus but not sure how well it works (look at reviews). T2i and up have full manual exposure controls. T2i obviously will be the cheapest.

Lens wise it just depends what you will be shooting. Low light? Want shallow depth of field? How far away? Are you planning on zooming? Do you need it to be super sharp?

How about the 6D?

Would I have problems focusing or does it have auto focus?

I don't generally plan on shooting in low light, and I don't need it to be extremely sharp




  
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Jun 08, 2013 17:45 |  #14

Videos, if not produced well, are usually crap.

If you watch a five minute, high-quality video on YouTube or Vimeo, you're looking at hours and hours of hard work. Usually many people are involved.

But just one picture is worth a thousand words. :)


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Jun 08, 2013 17:54 |  #15

ZiiC wrote in post #16012276 (external link)
How about the 6D?

Would I have problems focusing or does it have auto focus?

I don't generally plan on shooting in low light, and I don't need it to be extremely sharp

Even though you don't plan to shoot in low light you will when you see how well the 6D does in low light. Get the 6D and the 24-105 kit lens. The lens is relatively fast for a zoom. And you have a camera that is full frame.


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