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Choosing lens for my Canon EOS 7D?


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#1 Ezella nguyen

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Posted 23 October 2011 - 11:17 PM

I'm start to be a cinematographer and I don't know with 2000$ at the start (include 7D). Which len Should I Buy? Thanks for all.
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#2 Hal Smith

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 06:47 AM

A bit more expensive than your budget (but not too much) would be camera plus Canon's EF-S 17-55mm F2.8 IS USM. I've got one and it's a great lens, close to an "L" lens in optical quality.
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#3 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 08:00 AM

There's also the 60mm macro prime that's a fantastic general-purpose lens for cinematography and portrait work, but 60 is pretty narrow for casual photography on an EF-S sensor. Fantastic bit of glass though.
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#4 Ezella nguyen

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Posted 24 October 2011 - 12:01 PM

Can I pick 24-105 f4 L ? it cost about 2300$ right now...
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Posted 25 October 2011 - 10:06 AM

Can I pick 24-105 f4 L ? it cost about 2300$ right now...


You probably want something a little faster like the 24-70mm f2.8 or the 17-55mm f2.8

I used to have a 7D with the 24-70mm which was a nice combination for cinematography.
24mm was most of the time plenty wide enough, but a lot of the time I wished it was a faster lens.
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#6 andrew parrish

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 06:20 PM

What kind of work do you see yourself doing? The type of filming you do should have a big effect on the type of equipment you buy.
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