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Re: First DSLR for filming

I agree! However, don't bother with the reviews...you'll just get confused even more. Call B&H and talk to a representative. Discuss your honest needs, not you wishes. They'll give you fair and honest advice regarding bodies and lenses and kits.
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I had thought of calling them but went with a local vendor because I could get the most value for my dollar and had done most of the homework on my own. The reason I recommended reviews is that honestly I didn't know what I was looking for. I have spent the last four months watching every tutorial on photography I could via training sites to get the nomenclature down, but still struggled with what features to focus on for video. I spent almost as much time researching everything about cameras and learned that no one camera is exactly perfect. So I got the camera that was as close to what I needed as possible. I love my 6D.

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Thank you very much guys, you are helping me a lot!!

 

I've been through some comparisons between the 700d and the 600d:

 

http://www.cameracomparisonreview.com/2013/04/canon-t5i-vs-canon-t3i.html#.Ubg9WPnRh8E

 

Turns out the 700d/t5i is better afterall as you said. So the 600D is now dropped out.

 

I live in the EU so the prices are a bit different here:

 

The 700D is only $813 but the 60D is $890! So having this in mind I'll definitely leave out the 60D HOWEVER all the comparisons and other forum users say that the 60d is way better than the 700D:

 

"With a 60d you'll get a better viewfinder, much better battery, top LCD, bigger buffer, better grip because its deeper, more UI options and customization, ISO increments in 1/3 stops, back dial..."

 


Now I don't actually get these things as I am a newbie... Do these things really make difference for a $80 plus?

 

The 6D costs more than my budget and the adjustable LCD is also missing so I think I'll leave that out for now.

 

So now I am struggling between the 700D and the 60D. However you said I should leave the 60D out other reviews say it's much better.

 

Again I am looking for a DSLR to shoot videos with. I would like a clean and sharp overall image quality (I know it really depends on my purposes but there must be an average image quality of these cameras).

 

My next question would obviously be: what lenses do you recommend me for both these cameras? I've read that the kit lenses are not that good so I would probably go with something else.

 

Again thank you guys for your efforts. You are helping me a lot!

 

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I just ordered the T5i with 5 lens kit from Amazon

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1- Canon EOS Rebel T5i 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera w/EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Brand New USA w/ All Supplied Manufacturer Accessories
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1- 58mm 0.45x Wide Angle Lens w/ Pouch and Caps (Capture That View!)
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Hope this helps....RvMan56
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http://www.amazon.com/75-300mm-Telephoto-Replacement-External-Kit-DavisMAX/dp/B00CF10HIC/ref=sr_1_5?...

 

Do you think this is for real? It's a very good offer! And it's brand new.. 

 

The only problem is it cannot be shipped to my address Smiley Sad

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I'm sure it's for real, but probably not the best deal for you, given that you want to use the camera for video purposes. The 18-55 lens in an EOS-S lens which means that it works only on 60D, EOS-M, Rebel, and 7D cameras that use the APS-C sensor size. You cannot use that lens on any other full-frame body. That's not too bad, though, because when you sell the camera, most buyers of that body will want a lens, too.  

 

The telephoto zoom 75-300 is a nice lens for the price, but, like the 18-55, has a variable aperture, which means that it will be hampered in low-light situations. You can't use flash and typically don't use external lights when shooting unless you are doing a major production, which is quite expensive. So, you will wish you had lenses with better light-capturing ability, such as f2.8 or better. The 18-55 and 75-300 are OK for nicely illuminated day shots but are not acceptable in low light. Also, you may wish to create the creamy out-of-focus background for tight shots ("bokeh"), and both of these lenses will have some issues because they don't open very wide, especially at the longer focal lengths. For video or film, telephoto lenses and especially zoom lenses are not used that much, so the 75-300/f4-5.6 won't be that useful. It's great for photography though.

 

The tripod is important, but the one in that package is pretty weak, but probably OK for your purposes. The add-on wide angle lens will also reduce your low-light performance (probably) and probably also cause distortion. The flash is not useful for your video. The other stuff is not at all necessary for your video. It's OK for still photography, but limited usefulness for video.

 

For your video purposes, I would get the T5i body with the 18-55 kit lens for the best price with a warranty that Canon recognizes for your location. I would also get the Canon 50mm f1.4 USM lens for around $350. That's a great lens for the price and you won't need to upgrade it later. It will allow you to shoot in very low-light situations without increasing your ISO too much, which introduces digital noise. When you upgrade your T5i body in the future, you can sell the body with the kit lens and keep the 50mm f1.4 as your first quality lens. 

 

Find a cheap tripod for $50 or so, the Canon backpack (Deluxe Backpack 200 EG) for $40, two 64 GB Sandisk Class 10 SDXC Ultra Class 10 UHS-I cards at $55-$65, a second Canon battery at around $50 (don't get off-brand batteries, no matter how expensive), and you're in business.

 

Hope this helps.

 

 

 

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Re: First DSLR for filming

Thank you! Sure it helps.

 

What about the advantages of the 60D I quoted from another forum?

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"With a 60d you'll get a better viewfinder

    ---- you will use the flip-out LCD

 

 much better battery,

    --- true, that's why you get a second

 

 top LCD

   --- you will set the parameters from the flip-out and leave them alone for the scene. Much different than still photography.

 

bigger buffer

   --- useful for burst-mode photography, not at all useful for video.

 

better grip because its deeper

   --- trivial, you get used to whatever you have, and you will use a tripod much of the time.

 

more UI options and customization

   --- compare the "movie" capabilities between the two cameras, not features for still photos.

 

ISO increments in 1/3 stops

   --- half-stops are good enough.

 

 back dial..."

     --- OK for stills, not a big deal for video

 

Go to the Canon website.  Download the manual for both the T5i and the 60D.  Compare the "movie" chapters between the two cameras. I don't have either camera (I use 5D Mark III and Panasonic prof. video cameras), but you need to compare the movie capabilities (1080p/i, 720p, frame rate (24, 50, 60), max. shooting time per clip, audio adjustment, headphone jack, microphone jack).  When I acquired the 5D Mark III, I also compared the 1D-X for movie features. Although the 1D-X is a considerably better still camera, the 5D Mark III actually is better for video, sharing almost of the firmware features of the 1D-X.  That's why you need to compare the video features between your two potential cameras.

 

Note that the 60D was released in August, 2010, whereas the T5i was released in March, 2013. This is a massive amount of time in the digital camera world, with massive improvements in performance.  I'll take a T5i over a 60D any day.  

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Thank you!

 

I found a video made with the 700D:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jdm1img6G6Y

 

Look at the parts: 0:26 0:32

 

At the darks parts it is very very noise or I don't even know what that is. Looks ugly!

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