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Apr 11, 2014 15:35 |  #16

You do know that you can buy a body without a lens, don't you?




  
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Apr 11, 2014 15:43 |  #17

I have two kids and the 5d3, i've never even switched over to video on it. I take video with my iphone, it's HD, small enough not to draw the kid's attention and focuses fine most of the time. DSLR video is great, but without the added mechanics to set focus and the lens loupe it's pretty much a no go with fast moving kids. Static shots yes, but if you want to film them (eventually) running around outside you'll need a lot of patience and practice and still probably would need the mechanical focus pullers you can buy. And then you REALLY have a huge rig that will pull their attention from what ever they're doing away from what you wanted to film them doing.

With the phone (or a gopro or P&S with HD video) I sometimes just start the video and put the phone down against something on the table and walk away. Often they don't notice and I get to capture what they are doing for themselves, not for the big camera pointed at them.

Just my thoughts.


40D, 5D3, a bunch of lenses and other things :cool:

  
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Apr 11, 2014 16:39 |  #18

Yep. Thank for you that. I wrote a lot about how the 70D changes the game here:

http://www.amazon.com/​review/R1KOB439K3FCKA (external link)

The section on 'Live View Autofocus' might be of interest to the OP.




  
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Dec 30, 2014 04:19 |  #19

Thanks again for all your input, in the end I opted for a 70d body (couldn't quite justify the 7d mk ii) with a 17-55mm 2.8. Happily surprised by the results thus far. :)




  
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