05-17-2020 04:36 AM - edited 05-17-2020 06:57 AM
05-17-2020 06:15 AM
Why are you even asking this question? Set it up, test it out, and review it. Only YOU can be the judge as to whether or not your gear meets your video needs. The best answer we can give you is maybe.
05-17-2020 07:53 AM
Welcome to the forum billwoo.
There is no obvious reason why those lenses shouldn't work. As recommended by Wadizzle, just set it up and give it a try.
You can tether the camera to a PC using Canon EOS Utility.
You can download the manual here to see if it will do what you want.
You can download the software here:
05-17-2020 10:23 AM - edited 05-17-2020 10:24 AM
You asked if it is the "best". Of course bottom of the line, older tech, gear is rarely the best but it may be adequate. You have to judge that.
05-17-2020 10:48 AM
thank you, I meant to imply in my question about "best:" if there is another lens that might =be particularly useful for close-range video ,,, say 6 inches or so away fom the target. cheers, Bill.
05-17-2020 10:55 AM
thank you, what Canon lens woud you choose for video of jewelry on a turntable in a light tent ? i realize that with a camera as old as a 550d that may be limited by the camera's capabilities.
thank you for the links; I will be researching what's possible with tethering.
05-17-2020 11:37 AM
thank you, I do have the older 100 mm. 2.8.
i was hoping to hear from someone who has had experience shooting reflective jewelry with video with this camera.
05-17-2020 01:00 PM
As others have mentioned, you'll just need to practice and practice. Especially with highly reflective subjects; you'll want to play around with the lighting to achive the look you're after.