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Good starter lens for the Canon 60D for filmmaking.
« on: October 19, 2012, 02:24:56 AM »
I am currently going to purchase a refurbished 60D body (my first DLSR) from the Canon Loyalty Program.

Should I just buy the $639 refurbished 60D body and get a refurbished Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens which is only $63 if I buy the body with it. This will leave me with one lens to use until I upgrade.

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Should I buy the refurbished 60D with 18-135 IS Kit Lens for $839 and get the refurbished $63 Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens also so that way I would have two lens to use. 
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They have a list of lens that I can choose from if you guys think the 50mm f/1.4 is not what I need. These lens will be 80% off the refurbished price if you buy it with the camera from the program. I can only buy one for the 80% off then after that other lenses will be 20% off.

EF 17-40 f4 L
EF 24-105 f4 L IS
EF 28-135 f3.5 IS
EF 50mm f1.4
EF 50mm f1.8
EF 70-200 f2.8L IS USM II
EF 70-300 f4-5.6 (Non-L)
EF 75-300 f4-5.6
EF 85mm f1.8
EFS 10-22 f3.5-4.5
EFS 18-135 f3.5-5.6 IS
EFS 18-200 f3.5-5.6 IS
EFS 55-250 f4-5.6 IS

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Then after that which lens is a good starter for filming. I heard the tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 is a good starter.

Oh and also is it a good idea to buy a refurbished lens or should I always buy new? 

This is the Canon Loyalty Program thread if anyone is interested haha.
http://www.overclock.net/t/1088761/canon-loyalty-program-faqs-originally-from-potn that link is a bit outdated and this one isn't and always updated http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthread.php?t=948785 but you have to register to view it.
Thank You! - Richard ;D
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Re: Good starter lens for the Canon 60D for filmmaking.
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2012, 02:48:45 AM »
You provide a link to a locked topic.
If you think you can buy a refurb 50mm f/1.4 for $63, go for it.  I doubt the price very much.
As far as I know, Canon does not sell lenses thru CLP, just bodies and certain body / lens combinations.

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Re: Good starter lens for the Canon 60D for filmmaking.
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2012, 03:16:25 AM »
Ok, first I can't believe it's the 1.4 it most likely is the 1.8. And how can you  have 80% off these lens, maybe 20% ok.. but never 80..? and certainly not on the 70-200 II.. no?
6D, Gripped 60D. 120-300 2.8 OS, 50 1.8, 8-16, 24-70 VC.

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Re: Good starter lens for the Canon 60D for filmmaking.
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2012, 03:23:46 AM »
You provide a link to a locked topic.
If you think you can buy a refurb 50mm f/1.4 for $63, go for it.  I doubt the price very much.
As far as I know, Canon does not sell lenses thru CLP, just bodies and certain body / lens combinations.


Haha sorry bout the link i fixed it. Basically they allow one refurbished lens for 80% off the refurbished price if you buy the camera from the program.

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Re: Good starter lens for the Canon 60D for filmmaking.
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2012, 04:02:52 AM »
You should buy the 70-200 f2.8L IS II, sell it, buy a less expensive lens, and then pocket the difference.

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Re: Good starter lens for the Canon 60D for filmmaking.
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2012, 09:33:23 AM »
What kind of films do you want to shoot?

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« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2012, 11:15:54 AM »
Do you really need top lens for film making ?

For photo yes but for making movie you can't hardly tell even with 1080P correct me if I am wrong.

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« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2012, 06:51:43 PM »
What kind of films do you want to shoot?

Music Videos , Short Films. I guess mostly close up shots, wide shots. I do own a Canon Vixia HF200.

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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2012, 04:40:16 AM »
Check Samyang/Walimex/Rokinon/etc. lenses, they offer editions of them especially made for recording videos, the 35mm delivers near L quality (or even higher!) and the lenses are much cheaper.
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