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 Post subject: lenses for dslr video
PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:50 pm 
hey i plan on buying the 550D in september and i would like to know if it matters what lens you have on your camera for video or not? what i mean is, can i use any lens iwant? can i film with m42 lenses and such? will there be a difference when i'm filming?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 03, 2010 9:37 pm 
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At a basic level, any lens should will work. If you want to do variable DoF effect while shooting, then a manual aperture control is needed, preferably one that operates smoothly and not in steps.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2010 5:00 pm 
oh great, then i guess the 29mm 2.8, 50mm 1.2 and 70-200 2.8 will be awesome..


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 1:31 pm 
You should buy a lens which has little "breathing" and has a large aperture with most amount of aperture blades for softer bokeh.

IS is a good thing. Specially for longer focal lengths.

Lens breathing is when the size of objects increases or decreases when going in and out of focus.

Get the lens hood too.

@Anel-slo: You must mean the 28mm F2.8 right? The 28mm F1.8 is better but almost double the price.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 10:06 am 
no i mean the 29mm 2.8 pentacon lens i got


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2010 6:43 pm 
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old manual focus lenses are great for video, thanks to the aperture ring and large MF ring.

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I have a similar goal as Anel-slo's -- get my hands on a video-recording DSLR. But that's not happening in the near future at all (poor college student). Maybe in a year or two.

So, question. Suppose your lens' aperture cannot be manually adjusted, what happens? Are all you video's in the widest aperture -- shallowest DoF? Can you adjust apertures before/after recording?

I'm am considering the 550D as well, along with Tamron's 28-75mm f/2.8 Lens. Is it unwise for me to consider this lens? Or Tamron's 17-50mm f/2.8?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:46 am 
Tamron's 17-50mm f/2.8 nah try get the sigma version of it if you can affort it
faster focus HSM also OS sigma's VC build is better and sharper from what i heard i stay away tamron lenses looks/feel cheap in my opinion


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2011 5:36 pm 
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Hi MrKman, on the T2i/550d you can adjust the shutter speed / aperture / ISO while you're filming video.

If you don't have stabilization equipment, an IS lens is almost a necessity. Otherwise I think the same advice applies as with photography.

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