Author Topic: What are your best and really cheap lens for video/cinematography?  (Read 2661 times)

blatzkrov

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I am searching for some sh lens for an upcoming Canon DSLR I wanna buy (probably the 700D or 650D since my budget only allows this). What are some of the best lens for some general use when talking about filming?

extremelypoorfilmaker

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Re: What are your best and really cheap lens for video/cinematography?
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2017, 08:13:50 PM »
Hey, my little advice: DON't buy the 700D. I know it seems a lot of money, but really save up, ask for loan and get to the 5D3. Think about it: 5D3 raw footage if properly treated in post it's basically good as the alexa!

For best lenses: Helios 58mm f.2 44-2, super takumar 135mm 2.8, nikon ai 28mm f2.0 or if on a budget photax paragon 28mm 2.8 
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Re: What are your best and really cheap lens for video/cinematography?
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2017, 04:30:17 AM »
From 700D to 5D3 is a lot of money. I would suggest 50D instead of 700D. It can record with a comparable quality to the 5D (in low ISO and lower resolutions) and very cheap. Just buy a fast card (1000x).

For lens: I'd recommend Helios-44 too, it's very cheap. If you have a little more money, it's really worth you buy a Takumar 50mm f/1.4 - I use this lens for about 5 years without any issues, and the extra f-stop is great if you're going to buy 50D.

ps. I can send some samples from 50D if you want, compared to 600D.

Rob Curd

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Re: What are your best and really cheap lens for video/cinematography?
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2017, 09:21:42 PM »
Personally from experience, I was given years ago some old Pentax K lenses. As long as you don’t mind manual focus you can pick up a relatively fast 50mm f1.7 for next to nothing on eBay


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Re: What are your best and really cheap lens for video/cinematography?
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2017, 10:14:49 PM »
I am searching for some sh lens...

What's an "sh lens" ? Are you asking about spherical lens as opposed to an anamorphic? There are literally thousands of good cheap lenses to choose from. It all depends on what sort of a look you're going for.