Shooting video with DSLRs

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nah jokes. just want to experiment really, so i guess flexibility is a virtue, but assuming the experiments work out then i will be in a position to make a more informed decision about lenses and sell the kit.

― caek, Sunday, December 5, 2010 11:05 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark

fwiw the 14-140mm lens holds its value pretty well because its still one of only a few lenses that was designed for movie shooting (i.e. silent AF, stepless aperture control). the 14-42 is kind of worthless as is whatever will be bundled with the canons, which don't resell too well (maybe $1-200 max here in america).

I feel that the canons have the advantage in low light performance and also it'd be easier to get shallow depth of field. otoh the four thirds format is already pretty close in size to 35mm movie film and if you really want blurred backgrounds just move the camera in and focus closer.

but probably all of these cameras will be more than sufficient for your purposes. I'm still a proponent of buying the best camera available at the time to suit your needs, that way you don't have to go through the rigmarole of selling and upgrading.

or fuck it and just get this

steendriver DUMB BIG, his HOOS got HOOS (dayo), Sunday, 5 December 2010 23:45 (twelve years ago) link

i don't really like that narrow dof hdslr look. it has a place in demo stuff, but it doesn't really belong in 99% of shots in narrative stuff. feel like people who call it the "film look" have never actually seen a film.

low light performance is useful, since at the tooling around stage i will be working with available light, but when a modern camera is working at 1080p rather than 18MP or whatever, i assume what is possible in low light is much more a function of the lens rather than the camera.

the flexibility of the 14-140 (and the resale value for when i figure out what i actually want to do with the camera) is relevant to my interests, so if I was going to pay extra for the 60D or the GH2, I think i will get the GH2.

i am not buying until i am in the u.s. in february. i have time to get my hands on a couple to try out. will maybe go to tottenham court road after xmas with a memory card and try the GH2 and to 550D.

thank you all for your comments.

caek, Monday, 6 December 2010 13:51 (twelve years ago) link

one year passes...

What did caek get? I have a GH2, but I can't say that I love it...yet

Cane it for the original white tees (admrl), Sunday, 29 January 2012 01:15 (ten years ago) link

life intervened and i got nothing. any particular problems with it?

caek, Sunday, 29 January 2012 14:13 (ten years ago) link

It isn't film.

Cane it for the original white tees (admrl), Monday, 30 January 2012 19:26 (ten years ago) link

lol +1

admrl are you going to buy the canon c300??

dayo, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 13:19 (ten years ago) link

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