What Kind Of Camera...?

February 12, 2013 @ 08:09:11 AM
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I have a general idea about Canon and Nikon cameras and stuff but im not sure what I should be getting. What kind of camera do i get if I mainly wanna catch footage, like high quality music videos and shit, and then photos every once in a while. My budget is around $200-700 with the lenses and everything.
February 12, 2013 @ 17:13:46 PM
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t2i with a 50mm prime
February 13, 2013 @ 00:54:53 AM
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Red Epic smokeyface
February 13, 2013 @ 05:33:13 AM
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The T2i Seems Really Shaky When Walking And Just Moving In General, Is There Any Kinda Aid To That?
February 14, 2013 @ 13:00:14 PM
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Yeah, steady hands. 

If you want steady video but don't have steady hands get a wide angle lens as a rig is way out of your budget. 

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February 14, 2013 @ 14:49:18 PM
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The T2i Seems Really Shaky When Walking And Just Moving In General, Is There Any Kinda Aid To That?
cop a glidecam nigga dont be cheap
February 27, 2013 @ 01:53:26 AM
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Canon t2i is a solid camera
March 08, 2013 @ 18:20:09 PM
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t3i 50mm Lens. Gold. 
March 09, 2013 @ 05:18:54 AM
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50mm prime as his only lens is a bad choice on a crop sensor

get a 30 or 35 prime or a 17~50ish zoom like a tamron or sigma
March 09, 2013 @ 10:44:50 AM
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50mm prime as his only lens is a bad choice on a crop sensor

get a 30 or 35 prime or a 17~50ish zoom like a tamron or sigma
I love the way the 50 looks, but I'm also biased because I like longer lens portraits. I have the 28 myself, and have found myself wishing I could get a 35. The 28 distorts swiftly around the edges. Really any prime <100mm would prob work for the dude. However, the 50mm 1.8 only costs 150, which gives him money for a camera. Though I don't fuck with DSLR video anymore, that shit is dumb. ONE MX all day, and just waiting for that Alexa.
April 20, 2013 @ 19:52:46 PM
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The T2i Seems Really Shaky When Walking And Just Moving In General, Is There Any Kinda Aid To That?
- The trick is to get a tripod and hold the bottom towards your stomach kinda thing
April 20, 2013 @ 20:47:50 PM
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Highly suggest 60D.
April 23, 2013 @ 01:48:35 AM
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yeah 60d is nice
April 23, 2013 @ 04:50:07 AM
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If The T2i And The 60d Both Are 18.1MP Then Why THE FUCK are The Prices So Far Apart
April 23, 2013 @ 05:10:04 AM
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If The T2i And The 60d Both Are 18.1MP Then Why THE FUCK are The Prices So Far Apart
build quality, weather sealed, flip out screen, takes faster pix , max shutter speed is 1/8000 vs 1/4000(t2i)
April 23, 2013 @ 07:01:05 AM
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If The T2i And The 60d Both Are 18.1MP Then Why THE FUCK are The Prices So Far Apart
build quality, weather sealed, flip out screen, takes faster pix , max shutter speed is 1/8000 vs 1/4000(t2i)
aka these are photo cameras with video features, not video camers with photo features. the t2i/t3i/t4i/60d/70d all have the same sensor and capture the same quality video.
April 23, 2013 @ 10:18:01 AM
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If The T2i And The 60d Both Are 18.1MP Then Why THE FUCK are The Prices So Far Apart
build quality, weather sealed, flip out screen, takes faster pix , max shutter speed is 1/8000 vs 1/4000(t2i)
aka these are photo cameras with video features, not video camers with photo features. the t2i/t3i/t4i/60d/70d all have the same sensor and capture the same quality video.
This is true but you miss the more important features like the 7 has dual processors and more cross type focus points. On the other hand the 60 has a flip out screen and better color depth which may be more appealing since hes doing video primarily. 
April 23, 2013 @ 10:20:42 AM
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Otherwise if you're really on a budget and you just want to get your feet wet try out a T2i and get on craigslist. Also you might want to do more research as far as lenses are concerned. And take a class to start off with. 
April 30, 2013 @ 14:28:59 PM
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yo is there anything sagnificantly different from a lens with a really high zoom than to a camera with the highest zoom point at the lowest for a different lens? Let me give an example. like 55-250mm can get 55mm zoom at lowest right, and the 50mm lens can get 50mm at highest. is there a problem with me getting the 55-250mm and just keeping the zoom at 55mm, like would it be any kind of visual difference (other than that 5mm zoom of course) if i was to record something?


EDIT: NVM, I DID MY RESEARCH
May 01, 2013 @ 01:02:22 AM
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nifty 50 gives better quality while 55-250 gives more versatility.
id say just get a t2i and a 18-135, or just get a camcorder/handycam if you really only want to record videos

May 18, 2013 @ 00:23:24 AM
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Canon for video, nikon for photo. Simple as that.
August 15, 2013 @ 17:42:01 PM
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60D hands down. Invest a few hundred dollars more and you will see  the difference. t3i is also good but the depth of field is not the same.   


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August 15, 2013 @ 18:55:45 PM
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t3i is also good but the depth of field is not the same.   
Stop talking. Don't EVER give anyone advice again until you read a book on cameras.

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August 17, 2013 @ 22:22:40 PM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
Red Epic
HA! Need $16,000 for that shit. God that camera is sexy as fuck.
September 05, 2013 @ 18:45:35 PM
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t3i is also good but the depth of field is not the same.   
Stop talking. Don't EVER give anyone advice again until you read a book on cameras.
Basically.
September 10, 2013 @ 02:21:30 AM
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Originally posted by Inactive User
Red Epic
HA! Need $16,000 for that shit. God that camera is sexy as fuck.
You can rent one for the weekend for about 2 grand ;)

I have a general idea about Canon and Nikon cameras and stuff but im not sure what I should be getting. What kind of camera do i get if I mainly wanna catch footage, like high quality music videos and shit, and then photos every once in a while. My budget is around $200-700 with the lenses and everything.
T2i is definitely the way to go with that budget. Every time Canon brings out a new camera to the T series (t1i, t2i, t3i, etc.), they range around 1200-1500. Catching the t2i at $550 now is solid. You will never completely get away with shakiness in video til you put the money forward for glidecam and steadicam equipment. Since you are on a tight budget though - Be sure to read up on "Position" when editing in your given video software. You can also ghetto rig a steadicam for about $20, search for it on youtube. For your lens, the Canon 50mm 1:1.8 is definitely a good starter and should take care of most of what you need in the beginning (as well as portrait photos of your models).

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September 10, 2013 @ 23:35:07 PM
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t2i with a 50mm prime
T2i has the same sensor as the
T3i changed a little to be named as the T4i and almost excactly the same as the T5i
T3i=T5i in a way. 

T2i is a better buy and save money for lens is my opinion. 
September 15, 2013 @ 17:40:40 PM
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I use a T3i but still only have the (lame) starter lens so It's more in the lens and I made a DIY Camera Mount for when I Film
September 20, 2013 @ 08:28:23 AM
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anything. just get out and shoot.

youll learn what you like
September 23, 2013 @ 18:00:23 PM
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I use a T3i but still only have the (lame) starter lens so It's more in the lens and I made a DIY Camera Mount for when I Film
Once you feel comfortable, get the Canon 50mm 1.8, though I must add it will look like an 80mm on your T3i due to the 1.6x Crop sensor. I recommend this because it is cheap; at a price of only $125 (I brought mine for $80 at Best Buy price matching black market Amazon), it is the cheapest lens you will buy. It will probably be best for portraits but if you are looking for a 50mm view on a crop you could get the Sigma 30mm 1.4 Art Version which I also brought due to Amazon Warehouse denting all the boxes. They went for $400 instead of $500. I love that lens and it never comes off my camera unless I am doing specialty shots or events. Only problem is it will vignette on a full frame if you ever decide to upgrade to full frame. I have no interest in full frame right now so I'm fine on that. Then I recommend getting yourself a set of Manfrotto sticks. They are the best bang for your buck imo. It will help with video and photos. The 50mm and the tripod would be the best way to spend about $200 for you.
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