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11. Posted by Sam I Am (Admin 5588 posts) 8y

Quoting Peter

I wonder how much the list of lenses he used in the filming cost though:

FD 7.5mm f/5.6 (converted to EF mount)
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
EF 135mm f/2L USM
EF 200mm f/1.8L USM
EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM
EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
TS-E 24mm f/3.5L
TS-E 45mm f/2.8

Yeah, guess it's perfect if you've already been using Canon for some years. For photographers that have a number of Canon lenses lying around, like this one ;)

12. Posted by Q' (Travel Guru 1987 posts) 8y

Quoting Sam I Am

Quoting Peter

I wonder how much the list of lenses he used in the filming cost though:

FD 7.5mm f/5.6 (converted to EF mount)
EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM
EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
EF 50mm f/1.2L USM
EF 85mm f/1.2L II USM
EF 135mm f/2L USM
EF 200mm f/1.8L USM
EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM
EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
TS-E 24mm f/3.5L
TS-E 45mm f/2.8

Yeah, guess it's perfect if you've already been using Canon for some years. For photographers that have a number of Canon lenses lying around, like this one ;)

Probably $20,000-30,000 USD. Almost all L series, a lot of f1.2,2.8,etc. Not cheap!!

But if I remember right, most consumer grade video cameras have pretty crappy lenses compared to even the cheapest DSLR lens. So you should be able to get good results with an "average" DSLR lens. The sensors on a DSLR are many times better (if it is using the still frame sensor and not a separate smaller sensor or part of the sensor).

13. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 8y

for me it is still pictures or video,I never used the video part on my cameras.
for me it is important that I can shoot up to 15 frames per sec.and that the IS is part of the body so I can use cheaper tele lenses,because the lenses with the IS are much more expensiv.Now you get the kit from Canon or Nikon for more or less "cheap"but with lenses you will not really be happy by the result you get if you compare with the old analog cameras and the lenses.So if you like to have the same results like you got with your old fashion camera you will have to pay a lot.
If you go for a 4/3 type you are able to use different types of lenses,or your old ones.
Now the new cameras offer so many new features,but what will you use from them ?
sure not many if you dont use your new fancy toy often.Will you carry the manual around with you and study it before you take a photo?(have seen it many times)
if you set up a studio or you take landscapes you have the time to try all the different settings,but what about this moments you wish that you could have captured if you would have known how to set the camera?
I think most people use the automatic set up(I do it when I take photos from animales) for fast shots and use the other set ups when there is time to play with the other settings.
I'm not crazy for all this fancy (stupid)stuff like the camera is waiting till everybody smiles and has there eyes open ....come on it is digital time you can take several shots (as you did before to be sure that everybody had the eyes open)
I prefer a good lens,this is still the most importand part on a camera,not the pixels.
(no camera on the market yet who tells the owner how to compose or when there is a good motiv;))
only my 2 cents

14. Posted by TLWH (Travel Guru 516 posts) 8y

How about camera shake with video on SLR's. On my fujifilm 9600 whenever I flip to video and zoom in too much I notice jerky movements spoil it a bit. A tripod solves the problem, but then the added weight, etc.

Memory cards of 64GB and 100GB will be great, taking RAW shots at 15MB takes up a lot. But for those taking jpg's I can see a lot of travel memories going to dust as people forget to backup such big cards.

I kinda like the 4GB cards as once full it tells me to make a DVD BU straight away.

15. Posted by psalvia (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

Hi All:

I've posted a quick video tutorial explaining how to edit footage from the 5dmarkii in Final Cut Pro. Here's the link:

-snip-

I'm producing a second tutorial explaining how to perform color correction of the footage sending your sequence from Final Cut Pro to Color. And the third tutorial will explain how to export your color corrected footage from Final Cut Pro to post on sites like YouTube and Vimeo.

I'd really appreciate any feedback you can give me on the initial tutorial as well as any additional topics you'd like covered. I'm a video guy walking into a room of still photographers so there's a whole lot I know I have to learn about lenses, f-stops, etc. Hopefully these free tutorials can help people understand the video workflow for producing films with this amazing, game changing camera.

proactively • peter

[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please. ]

16. Posted by nvdb (Budding Member 5 posts) 7y

He's amazing, i photographed with it on the photokina, really cool, but if i'm going to buy a new camera, i prefer a second hand Canon EOS 1D MK II N. Faster, better build etc. A 1D so strong, it is wheathersealed, and it can have much more clicks. The 21 mp of the 5D MK II is nice, but you need Canon's best lenses on a 21 mp, i heard people saying they have bad pictures with a Canon EF 16-35 etc. The MK II would then be a bit better, but i think you can buy the best lenses like the Canon EF 35 f/1.4, Canon EF 135 f/2.0 L USM and the Canon EF 200 f/2.0 IS or f/1.8. Maybe the Canon EF 24 f/1.4 II is also good enough.

But that's not such a big problem, if you've a camera like a 5D or a 1 series, you always need good glass first. So if it's all right you already have enough good glass.

the film fucntion is really cool, i didn't try it out, i m not really interested in filming, i prefer photographing.

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