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togg

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lenses choice for film - the dilemma
« on: April 12, 2014, 12:30:30 AM »
So, I'm still struggling to understand which kind of mm I like for filming beside the already existent doubts about photo. I love the sigma 35mm for photo, I loved the 50mm 1.4 canon on crop but now I'm not 100% sure, same thing for the 100mm L but I think I like it more because the quality is just so great.
I had bought the 50mm and the 100mm with the 450D and now I need to decide myself also looking at filming needs. I feel that 35mm it's not wide enough with two or more subjects so I certainly need something wider, in also love primes and always fell unconfortable with zoom because of diaphragme, overall quality etc but now I think I need one, this could also serve the purpose to experiment again (I had a zoom on the 450D) with differents millimiters.

So, what are your experience? Which lens do you use/like on full frame? What do you suggest for me?

24-105 f4 art sigma?
24-70 2.8 sigma/canon/others?
85mm lovers, anyone?

Thanks in advance :)

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Re: lenses choice for film - the dilemma
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2014, 10:40:25 AM »
for crop? i d test the sigma 18-35 1.8.

on fullframe i like the sigma 24-105 because of the overall good sharpness and the OS, it helps massively when filming without a stand.

the Canon 50 1.4 is nearly burnt to ashes now, after the sigma 50 1.4 has been tested.

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Re: lenses choice for film - the dilemma
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2014, 03:14:18 PM »
for crop? i d test the sigma 18-35 1.8.

on fullframe i like the sigma 24-105 because of the overall good sharpness and the OS, it helps massively when filming without a stand.

the Canon 50 1.4 is nearly burnt to ashes now, after the sigma 50 1.4 has been tested.

regards chmee

I just use the 5d mark II, 18-35 it's great I know.
I'm also pushed on the 24-105, but if I'll buy it I surely couldn't afford to substitute my 50mm, at least for now!

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Re: lenses choice for film - the dilemma
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2014, 06:42:00 PM »
The EF 24-105 f/4 IS isnt a bad choice either.. and because of the sigma 24-105 prices have fallen once more.. (used)

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Re: lenses choice for film - the dilemma
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2014, 06:43:57 PM »
The EF 24-105 f/4 IS isnt a bad choice either.. and because of the sigma 24-105 prices have fallen once more.. (used)

I'm thinking hard :) I maybe want/need more a 24-70...

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Re: lenses choice for film - the dilemma
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2014, 07:01:29 PM »
you want the f/2.8, right? from a photographic view i would decide same - i took the 24-105 mainly for video, and the IS/OS was important for me.

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Re: lenses choice for film - the dilemma
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2014, 07:13:55 PM »
I love my Canon EF 24-70 f2.8L very sharp, specially in crop mode @24mm.
I have 50mm Sigma f1.4 very good lens I use this a lot very sharp @ f2.0
But my go to lens is Canon EF 100mm Macro I.S.f2.8L , outstading Image
My favorite lens hands down, plus I have a Canon EF 70-200 f2.8L
With 2x Extender . Crop mode is great with that 1200mm length , great for shooting the Moon .

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Re: lenses choice for film - the dilemma
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2014, 07:28:18 PM »
you want the f/2.8, right? from a photographic view i would decide same - i took the 24-105 mainly for video, and the IS/OS was important for me.

Yes, I feel unconfortable with 4 as minimum aperture, I've sold the 17-40 L for this and others reasons. And like reddeercity said the 100mm L is simply outstading, so I don't need to reach 105mm.
I'm also looking to buy this lens for video, is it's really really useful but not fundamental, anyway the tamron has it!

I love my Canon EF 24-70 f2.8L very sharp, specially in crop mode @24mm.
I have 50mm Sigma f1.4 very good lens I use this a lot very sharp @ f2.0
But my go to lens is Canon EF 100mm Macro I.S.f2.8L , outstading Image
My favorite lens hands down, plus I have a Canon EF 70-200 f2.8L
With 2x Extender . Crop mode is great with that 1200mm length , great for shooting the Moon .

Yep, the 100mm is the top. I'm starting to searching a 24-70 with a decent price :))