So I'm getting ready to upgrade.. Any thoughts?


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Razorwing

So are all Sigmas DX lenses? I was reffering to this Lens. It's not out yet.frontpage.jpg?v=2116

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o0moonman0o

That sigma lens you have quoted is a DX crop factor lens. you could use it on a fullframe but #1 you might hit the mirror or #2 you will see black corners at certain focal length and wider (making the zoom appear much less).

I think you have a great zoom if you get 24-105 f4 as all purpose. I think you should look into getting some old large aperture manual lens for your video work as those will give your videos a more cinematic feel than a smaller aperture zoom lens can.

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Draconian Guppy

That sigma lens you have quoted is a DX crop factor lens. you could use it on a fullframe but #1 you might hit the mirror or #2 you will see black corners at certain focal length and wider (making the zoom appear much less).

I think you have a great zoom if you get 24-105 f4 as all purpose. I think you should look into getting some old large aperture manual lens for your video work as those will give your videos a more cinematic feel than a smaller aperture zoom lens can.

Yeah, you lost me at "you might hit the mirror" :/ aren't almost all nikon glasses compatible ( excluding metering) compatible except for the pre-AI lens?

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Razorwing

That sigma lens you have quoted is a DX crop factor lens. you could use it on a fullframe but #1 you might hit the mirror or #2 you will see black corners at certain focal length and wider (making the zoom appear much less).

I think you have a great zoom if you get 24-105 f4 as all purpose. I think you should look into getting some old large aperture manual lens for your video work as those will give your videos a more cinematic feel than a smaller aperture zoom lens can.

The Ai/Ais lenses? You said they were Nikon though? How does that work? Thought Nikon lenses are not compatible with Canon bodies?

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Draconian Guppy

The Ai/Ais lenses? You said they were Nikon though? How does that work? Thought Nikon lenses are not compatible with Canon bodies?

Yeah i'm talking about old nikon lens on modern nikon FX body, ignore my comments.

However, since you are into video, this is a good read for you:

http://www.danmccomb...n-a-canon-dslr/

"I recently took the plunge into DSLR cinematography by purchasing an $800 Canon T2i. If you scoff at the idea that video shot on a consumer grade Rebel can be taken serious by pros, I look forward to showing you some of the video I?ve been shooting. I?ll post a proper review of how this unpretentious game-changer is working for me in my documentary work soon. But today I want to talk about lenses."

It basically talks on use of adapters and whatnot.

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Razorwing

Yeah i'm talking about old nikon lens on modern nikon FX body, ignore my comments.

However, since you are into video, this is a good read for you:

http://www.danmccomb...n-a-canon-dslr/

"I recently took the plunge into DSLR cinematography by purchasing an $800 Canon T2i. If you scoff at the idea that video shot on a consumer grade Rebel can be taken serious by pros, I look forward to showing you some of the video I?ve been shooting. I?ll post a proper review of how this unpretentious game-changer is working for me in my documentary work soon. But today I want to talk about lenses."

It basically talks on use of adapters and whatnot.

Good Read, but I'll probably look into the adapters and new lenses in the future. I'm still not sure about having the adapters permanently stuck on the lens.. :s

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Draconian Guppy

Good Read, but I'll probably look into the adapters and new lenses in the future. I'm still not sure about having the adapters permanently stuck on the lens.. :s

Naw you don't need adapters unless you plan on buying a buttload of nikon lens to use on your canon :p, i found that link searching for "nikon lens on canon bodies" and since it was related to video I thought it would be relevant to your future endeavors.

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abysal

Yeah i'm talking about old nikon lens on modern nikon FX body, ignore my comments.

However, since you are into video, this is a good read for you:

http://www.danmccomb...n-a-canon-dslr/

"I recently took the plunge into DSLR cinematography by purchasing an $800 Canon T2i. If you scoff at the idea that video shot on a consumer grade Rebel can be taken serious by pros, I look forward to showing you some of the video I?ve been shooting. I?ll post a proper review of how this unpretentious game-changer is working for me in my documentary work soon. But today I want to talk about lenses."

It basically talks on use of adapters and whatnot.

I would avoid the T2i for video; I have this camera and it cannot always record more then several minutes worth of video; you get a warning message about heat and the camera turns off. Although on good days I've recorded up to 20 min or so. I've contacted Canon and was told it's by design; WTF?

Just do a Google search on the issue and you'll find plenty of people having the same issue. I'm surprised there hasn't been an out cry over this issue, as I see it as an unacceptable design flaw.

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Draconian Guppy

I would avoid the T2i for video; I have this camera and it cannot always record more then several minutes worth of video; you get a warning message about heat and the camera turns off. Although on good days I've recorded up to 20 min or so. I've contacted Canon and was told it's by design; WTF?

Just do a Google search on the issue and you'll find plenty of people having the same issue. I'm surprised there hasn't been an out cry over this issue, as I see it as an unacceptable design flaw.

That wasn't a post on the t2i, but rather nikon lens on canon bodies and the adapters needed for that to happen, the OP is considerig a 5d MKIII, though thanks for the heads up, the more information, the better. :D

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Razorwing

Do you guys think this is a good deal?

http://www.adencamer...3952&Category=6

and yeah that is really weird for the T2i to do that.

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Draconian Guppy

did you compare the cost of the individual items separately ?

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Razorwing

Rhode Mic Pro -269.99 (Henrys)

Lite Panel - 53.32 (deal extreme)

MK3 w/Lens - 3,884. (Amazon)

= 4,207

The Add to Cart price for Aden Camera is $3,878.00

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moloko

5D MKII and spend the difference from the MKIII on decent lenses. Kit lenses are usually crap in the long run.

The Kit lens is still an L lens on the 5d.

I just finished a wedding this weekend as a photographer. There was a videographer there using the 7d for video. Why not do that and save a grand on lens. He had a 7d was using the 70-200, a tilt shift lens and the 24mm and 35mm.

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Draconian Guppy

The Kit lens is still an L lens on the 5d.

I just finished a wedding this weekend as a photographer. There was a videographer there using the 7d for video. Why not do that and save a grand on lens. He had a 7d was using the 70-200, a tilt shift lens and the 24mm and 35mm.

It's what i've been saying all along with the 6d, which is still full frame.

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Razorwing

The 6D doesn't have a headphone jack and certain little things that can probably help me on shoots. So is that deal I posted worth it?

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Razorwing

I also went to Camera Canada and their price just the Mkiii w/ lens was $3,799.97. So I added the Rhode Mic and it was already 4069.96. I think so for Aden Camera has the best deal. It's got everything I need, a LED panel, a Rhode Mic (which I will need anyway in the future). What do you guys think?

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I also went to Camera Canada and their price just the Mkiii w/ lens was $3,799.97. So I added the Rhode Mic and it was already 4069.96. I think so for Aden Camera has the best deal. It's got everything I need, a LED panel, a Rhode Mic (which I will need anyway in the future). What do you guys think?

just make sure the LED panel isn't a cheap knock off.

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Razorwing

I can't find anything on the LED Panel

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