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Nov 02, 2008 17:25 |  #16

gooble wrote in post #6606834 (external link)
The whole point of using video on a DSLR is to get the great narrow DOF and bokeh with DSLR lenses, which will rival anything you can get on any camcorder.

at the expense of being stuck with an un-motorized lens that will not hold focus throughout the zoom range, like a real video camera lens does.

newown, you'd better do some testing of your own before spending the big bucks... if you have any need for professional zoom capability, the current incarnation of the 5d would probably be the wrong choice.


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Nov 03, 2008 00:16 |  #17

NewOwn wrote in post #6607401 (external link)
It is quite big! is it expensive?
actually, Canon should add this feature [QVIDEO autofoucs = on/off] which I think it is much useful instead of nothing!
there is still some time til the 5D release, why don't they add it?

See for yourself: http://shopping.netsui​te.com …981/sc.2/catego​ry.1789/.f (external link)

They start at $2000 and go up. You could probably spend easily $3000-4000 once you get all the bells and whistles.

But let's say you spend $2700 on the camera, $3000 on a rig then $3000-$4000 for a couple zoom lenses or a couple primes or a zoom and a prime your still paying less or close to the price for the the top Canon HD cam.




  
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Nov 03, 2008 04:41 as a reply to  @ gooble's post |  #18

Yes you are right. If I want a good video results and many features, I should get a camcorder then. but I was thinking about getting two features in one camera :p "greedy" lol.
I want to get Canon 5D Mark II first then I will get a camcorder after few months....




  
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Nov 03, 2008 09:01 |  #19

You are supposed to shoot with manual focus with a camcorder.
A lot of consumer camcorders lack manual focus or the control for manual focus is hard to use, like on my cheap Panasonic miniDV camera that I mount in my car for auto-x.


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Nov 03, 2008 09:13 |  #20

osv wrote in post #6610508 (external link)
at the expense of being stuck with an un-motorized lens that will not hold focus throughout the zoom range, like a real video camera lens does.

Depends on what you do, for me, primes rule.


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Nov 03, 2008 20:33 |  #21

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