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campton

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shopping around
« on: October 19, 2011, 07:21:55 PM »
Didn't know where to post this

Im currently a student studying film and we shoot on the 7D and 5D mostly on the 7.
Im shopping to buy my first camera and I keep seeing that a 5D replacement is on its way
my question is should I just buy a 7D which I enjoy or keep saving and get a MkIII whenever
it happens to come out.   


also if anyone has any suggestion on a basic couple lenses I should get that would help
I know I want a 50mm 1.4
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Re: shopping around
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2011, 12:25:13 AM »
well you got to ask your self what are you going to do with they camera? are you going to do movies and photos or just movies. second are you gonna use them for fun or to start your own thing. a good lens as well would be EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM its got full time manual focus ring.

campton

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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2011, 12:36:55 PM »
I mostly want to use it for video but I do enjoy taking stills on occasion took a photo class a elective and had a lot of fun.

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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2011, 01:18:33 PM »
The 5D MK III is only rumored, and, no one will know about it right up until a week or two before its announced.  Actually, there may be some accurate leaks, but there are so many who make up their own leaks or wish list that its impossible to determine if there is anything accurate out there.

We all believe it will likely be announced in a year or less.  I would suggest that you trade in a old broken film SLR using the Canon Loyalty Program for a Refurbished 7D.  I did, and mine was basically new, but cost a lot less.

When time comes to upgrade, you will be able to sell it at minimal loss.  Just make sure that video accessories you buy are going to be ones that can be used on a future camera, high quality mic's, lighting, tripod and head, lenses, ND filters, external monitors, audio recorders, etc.  Thats where the real money is spent if you are into serious video.

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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2011, 01:30:35 PM »
sounds great thanks for the advice! I figure most of my money would be in the accessories.  def want to make sure I get a basic lens kit going any specialty stuff we usually just get from a rental house.

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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2011, 03:28:56 PM »
Thanks for this post.  I am in a similar position, would love for the 5Diii to be out but have a feeling it will be 8-10 months until it is available for purchase.  I will be using the camera for filming interviews and product reviews both in a studio setting as well as family (I have a 3month and a 3 year old) and hobby photos.

I am pretty set on going with a 60D body. Just trying to figure out the right lens.

First I was thinking of a prime around 30mm, now I am thinking a wide angle zoom will be more versatile.  Trying to decide between the EF 24-70 f/2.8L or the EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM like mr.ranger mentioned.

@mr.ranger do you think the EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM is the better way to go?  It feels sort of weird buying a lens that is only limited to a crop body, but  the reviews indicate it is sharper than the EF 24-70 on a crop body.

Do you think the EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM could work well for filming video in a studio setting?

Which lens would you go with for a Canon 60D?

Thanks so much! -- Steven

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« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2011, 11:04:46 PM »
Thanks for this post.  I am in a similar position, would love for the 5Diii to be out but have a feeling it will be 8-10 months until it is available for purchase.  I will be using the camera for filming interviews and product reviews both in a studio setting as well as family (I have a 3month and a 3 year old) and hobby photos.

I am pretty set on going with a 60D body. Just trying to figure out the right lens.

First I was thinking of a prime around 30mm, now I am thinking a wide angle zoom will be more versatile.  Trying to decide between the EF 24-70 f/2.8L or the EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM like mr.ranger mentioned.

@mr.ranger do you think the EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM is the better way to go?  It feels sort of weird buying a lens that is only limited to a crop body, but  the reviews indicate it is sharper than the EF 24-70 on a crop body.

Do you think the EF-S 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM could work well for filming video in a studio setting?

Which lens would you go with for a Canon 60D?

Thanks so much! -- Steven

For cropped sensor ef-s 17-55 is better because of the 1.6x magnification. It will help you a lot indoor if you dont have much space.

However its alway best for you to go to any lens rental a rent the lens for few days and try it out yourself before buying it.

You dont want to spend thousands of dollar on lens just because someone told you its good

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« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2011, 01:47:53 AM »
well if you planning on going full frame go with the other L lens but if your keeping the 60d go with the efs. but like ianhar said don't go just go on what i said go rent one see how you like them...

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Re: shopping around
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2011, 04:00:29 AM »
The 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM might be a option too. It has a constant aperture, IS (both very useful for film), quite some reach and it is full-frame compatible.

But it all depends on what you film/shoot and where, e.g. indoors low-light, outdoors documentary, sports, etc.
So first check what focal range you need, if you don't need anything wider than 38mm on a crop camera then a 24-xx lens would do. Also since you don't need AF for video you could consider a MF lens (e.g. Zeiss, anyone using a CP.2 on a 5D/7D here?) or an alternative brand that has better manual focus. I dislike the wobbly focus ring on my 50 f/1.4, I am thinking about replacing it with Sigma or Zeiss.

Don't wait for either the 7D Mk II or the 5D Mk III. When the 5D III is released you might get a Mk II for a good price, it will still be an excellent camera (and it uses the same battery as the 7D which is a nice bonus).
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Re: shopping around
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2011, 06:06:04 AM »
"I know I want a 50mm 1.4"

which is a funny thing to say when you are debating a full frame and crop frame, as the 50mm is an 80mm on a 7d?

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« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2011, 02:29:51 PM »
@mr.ranger and @ianhar  Thanks so much for the advice.  Your experience is really appreciated.

I talked with one on my neighbors (who has a 1D? and 5Dii) and he will let me borrow a couple of inexpensive primes once I get my body.  This way I do not feel rushed and will be able to tryout several lenses.

I think I was assuming that there is an absolute but perhaps when looking at similar lenses, subjectivity and gut feel start to play a bigger role.

Thanks again for the advice! -- Steven

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« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2011, 02:29:51 PM »