Your choice of lenses for shooting video on Canon 5D?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by atlanticza, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. atlanticza macrumors 6502a

    atlanticza

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    Being quite new to using Canon 5D Mark 2's movie mode (and what great imagery is produced), I'm sure there are some seasoned veterans here who prefer a particular Canon lens over others... prime, zoom, or telephoto, etc? If so, I'd appreciate your experience/advice.
     
  2. winterwoodcock macrumors newbie

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    I shoot Canon equipment. Which lens you use depends on what video you want to shoot (obviously). What are you wanting to shoot?
     
  3. handsome pete macrumors 68000

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    It's really subjective. Your best bet is to get out to your local camera shot and ask to try some of them out.


    And as mentioned before, it also largely comes down to what you're shooting. There's no perfect lens out there. They all have their pros and cons.
     
  4. ppc_michael Guest

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    The two I use a lot are both primes:

    Canon 50mm f/1.8
    Sigma 24mm f/1.8

    I've had great results with those. I haven't used any zooms.
     
  5. Oberhammer macrumors regular

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    Which…lenses to buy? By Philip Bloom

    Which…lenses to buy?
    By Philip Bloom



    This should answer your question... :)

    Just go to this blog and read what Philip bloom has to say... :)

    http://philipbloom.net/2010/08/20/which-lenses-to-buy/
     
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  7. atlanticza thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Look into the Tokina 11-16 and the Samyang 35mm... both are great value for the money. Especially the Samyang is nice.
     
  9. handsome pete macrumors 68000

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    The tokina is designed for a crop sensor. It should be useful at the 16mm end, but you'll get heavy vignetting through the rest of it.
     

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