5D Mark II. But what lenses?
Posted 01 March 2011 - 06:52 PM
I'm doing a short film next month using a Canon 5D mark II. Most of it will be shot using Carl Zeiss (for Hasselblad) lenses, but I will rent a wide angle lenses as well.
As I don't have any experience with Canon glass what so ever, I'm interested in hearing which one these lenses you would recommend for the shoot.
Sigma 24-70 f/2.8 (For Canon)
Canon 17-40 f/4 L
Canon EF 20mm f/2.8 USM
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8 USM
Canon EF-S 10-22mm USM
My concern is not only in sharpness and optical resolution, but also in their characteristics with contrast and color rendition.
Posted 10 March 2011 - 09:05 AM
The lens that you use is dependent on the type of shot that you want. You could actually get rid of a few of those lenses that you listed depending on what you want to film. You need to plan out your shots and your locations first and then you will know what lens that you want to use for your video. How do you want your video to look? What style did you have in mind? How do you want to present your information, up close and emotional or something else?
Posted 24 November 2011 - 10:12 PM
excellent bokeh, and amazing sharpness, get then the 7D and do some genuine slo mo effects like this
Posted 25 November 2011 - 12:29 AM
Also, make sure you don't pick up any EF-S lenses if you're planning on shooting with the 5D mk. 2; they're specifically made for crop-sensor cameras and don't work on full-frame cameras.
The EF 24-70 f/2.8L finished off my desired lens kit for now, which also includes: a Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 EF-mount (a specifically crop-sensor lens but can be used as a high-quality 16mm f/2.8 prime on full-sensor cameras, which is actually recommended given the price and great quality), an EF 50mm f/1.4, and the EF 28-135 f/3.5-5 kit lens. This is all for a 7D, so keep that in mind. Serves my needs just fine, but I'm still contemplating getting the EF 85 f/1.8 in the future, which I hear is wonderful and would be nice to have so that I have a lens that's longer than 70mm that can open wider than a f/3.5