I'm mostly a video shooter with my 60d. I'm on a tight budget so I've been considering old manual lenses, although I'm having a hard time finding reviews for them. Therefore I'm always hesitant to press the buy button, I don't want to end up buying a complete piece of junk.
Are there any manual lenses or brands that you guys enjoy using (for either video or stills)? Any lenses you would stay away from? Thanks for your help!
For video frames that are only 2mp, I'm not that certain that you need a super high resolution lens. There are other lens characteristics that you might want to consider, like viginetting, CA's, and accuracy of the distance scale, or at least repeatability.
The old fully manual lenses were generally fine, don't use a Canon FD, they don't adapt well unless you have a high end one and use a Ed Mikah adapter $$$.
M42 lenses, Nikon Lenses, and Olympus will adapt well. Anything with a flange back distance longer than about 45.5mm works. Since the Canon FL and FD are 42mm, that's a problem.