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Saloooh91

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Re: Which lenses to buy for filming
« Reply #30 on: August 18, 2013, 03:42:26 AM »
I couldn't find the 40mm in my country   :'(

I'll get EF 50mm f/1.8 II nifty fifty for 40 KWD which is about 143 USD.

What do you guys think ?    :D

Unless you're shooting mainly interviews, 50mm may be too tight.  I'd still say that you invest in a proper lens and a variable ND filter first (+ step rings because you may want to use the same VND for other lenses).  If you want that NTSC or PAL look, you need to set your shutter speed to 1/30 or 1/25 respectively.  Too fast and your movie will appear too jerky.  Meanwhile, too slow and your movie will be blurred.

http://www.mediacollege.com/video/camera/shutter/


A Samyang 24mm T1.5 Cine VDSLR Lens is around $600 but at least you know you're investing in a lens you can still use even when you step up the ladder.  It's a wide for a FF but normal lens for an APS-C.

http://www.amazon.com/Samyang-SYCV85M-C-85mm-Canon-VDSLR/dp/B00AGS8QPW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1376811653&sr=8-2&keywords=Samyang+24mm+T1.5+Cine+VDSLR

Is this what you're talking about ?

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Re: Which lenses to buy for filming
« Reply #30 on: August 18, 2013, 03:42:26 AM »

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Re: Which lenses to buy for filming
« Reply #31 on: August 18, 2013, 06:32:32 AM »
I couldn't find the 40mm in my country   :'(

I'll get EF 50mm f/1.8 II nifty fifty for 40 KWD which is about 143 USD.

What do you guys think ?    :D

Unless you're shooting mainly interviews, 50mm may be too tight.  I'd still say that you invest in a proper lens and a variable ND filter first (+ step rings because you may want to use the same VND for other lenses).  If you want that NTSC or PAL look, you need to set your shutter speed to 1/30 or 1/25 respectively.  Too fast and your movie will appear too jerky.  Meanwhile, too slow and your movie will be blurred.

http://www.mediacollege.com/video/camera/shutter/


A Samyang 24mm T1.5 Cine VDSLR Lens is around $600 but at least you know you're investing in a lens you can still use even when you step up the ladder.  It's a wide for a FF but normal lens for an APS-C.

http://www.amazon.com/Samyang-SYCV85M-C-85mm-Canon-VDSLR/dp/B00AGS8QPW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1376811653&sr=8-2&keywords=Samyang+24mm+T1.5+Cine+VDSLR

Is this what you're talking about ?

That's an 85mm.  I'm talking about the 24mm.  Samyang may be branded as Bower, Rokinon, etc...

http://www.amazon.com/Rokinon-CV24M-C-De-Clicked-Compatibility-Wide-Angle/dp/B0094AYSPU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1376821878&sr=8-2&keywords=samyang+24mm

Saloooh91

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Re: Which lenses to buy for filming
« Reply #32 on: August 18, 2013, 09:45:36 AM »
I couldn't find the 40mm in my country   :'(

I'll get EF 50mm f/1.8 II nifty fifty for 40 KWD which is about 143 USD.

What do you guys think ?    :D

Unless you're shooting mainly interviews, 50mm may be too tight.  I'd still say that you invest in a proper lens and a variable ND filter first (+ step rings because you may want to use the same VND for other lenses).  If you want that NTSC or PAL look, you need to set your shutter speed to 1/30 or 1/25 respectively.  Too fast and your movie will appear too jerky.  Meanwhile, too slow and your movie will be blurred.

http://www.mediacollege.com/video/camera/shutter/


A Samyang 24mm T1.5 Cine VDSLR Lens is around $600 but at least you know you're investing in a lens you can still use even when you step up the ladder.  It's a wide for a FF but normal lens for an APS-C.

http://www.amazon.com/Samyang-SYCV85M-C-85mm-Canon-VDSLR/dp/B00AGS8QPW/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1376811653&sr=8-2&keywords=Samyang+24mm+T1.5+Cine+VDSLR

Is this what you're talking about ?

That's an 85mm.  I'm talking about the 24mm.  Samyang may be branded as Bower, Rokinon, etc...

http://www.amazon.com/Rokinon-CV24M-C-De-Clicked-Compatibility-Wide-Angle/dp/B0094AYSPU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1376821878&sr=8-2&keywords=samyang+24mm

That's expensive. Am looking for something simple and at 350 USD. The 50mm looks promising.

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Re: Which lenses to buy for filming
« Reply #33 on: August 18, 2013, 11:56:54 AM »
I couldn't find the 40mm in my country   :'(

I'll get EF 50mm f/1.8 II nifty fifty for 40 KWD which is about 143 USD.

What do you guys think ?    :D

Unless you're shooting mainly interviews, 50mm may be too tight.  I'd still say that you invest in a proper lens and a variable ND filter first (+ step rings because you may want to use the same VND for other lenses).  If you want that NTSC or PAL look, you need to set your shutter speed to 1/30 or 1/25 respectively.  Too fast and your movie will appear too jerky.  Meanwhile, too slow and your movie will be blurred.

http://www.mediacollege.com/video/camera/shutter/


A Samyang 24mm T1.5 Cine VDSLR Lens is around $600 but at least you know you're investing in a lens you can still use even when you step up the ladder.  It's a wide for a FF but normal lens for an APS-C.

24mm on FF is super-wide, and wide on APS-C (38,4mm equivalent). The 35mm would be a better choice for normal on APS-C (56mm equivalent).
6D, 550D; Samyang 14mm f/2.8, Zuiko 28mm f/3.5, Samyang 35mm f/1.4, Zuiko 50mm f/1.8, Sears 55mm f/1.4, Helios 44-2 58mm f/2, Canon 85mm f/1.8, Carl Zeiss Jena 135mm f/3.5, Kenko Extension Tubes.

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Re: Which lenses to buy for filming
« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2013, 01:41:40 PM »
The 50 1.8 is a great starter video lens for the price. Great optics, and it'll get you used to setting your exposure and manual focus. Sure, it's a little tight on a crop body but there's nothing like it for the price. I say buy the 50 and start shooting, upgrade later!

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Re: Which lenses to buy for filming
« Reply #34 on: August 19, 2013, 01:41:40 PM »