10-24-2020 02:37 PM
11-24-2020 09:07 PM
My $0.02. Because of my age and the ability to haul around a lot of equipment plus shaky hands, I completely rearranged my setup. Old setup; EOS 1Ds Mk III, EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II, 24-70mm f/2.8L and 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II. New setup; 6D Mk II, 16-35mm f/4L IS, 24-105mm f/4-5.6 IS STM and 70-200mm f/4L (V1). I chose the 24-105 STM because of weight and reviews. I would have to say it has been an absolutely wonderful performer. It does go to f/5.6 but I shoot mostly outdoors. If you don't plan on being a paparazzi photographer or shoot in the rain, this lens is a winner. The newer 24-105mm f/4L IS II is close to the weight of my old 2/8L which was a brick.
11-25-2020 10:09 AM
If your goal is to do 4k with cheap gear you need to go that way, Not do a part way adventure. The up side is Canon L lenses are, and will always be, great options. However, good they are today, they will still be that good in five years from now and beyond. The thought of buying any photographic or electronic gear with the intention it will still be top of the mark in an extended future time period is probably fool hearty.
11-25-2020 12:02 PM
"Or would purchasing a GH3 be a better idea, because the micro 4/3 glass has a better future?"
Really? I suspect that this post is SPAM.
11-25-2020 08:46 PM
And JohnLo makes a very important point about the use of a camera. If you are primarily shooting video then you are likely to be happier with a camera that was designed to be primarily a video camera instead of a DSLR or mirrorless that can also shoot video.
All three of my 1DX series bodies and my 5DS and 5DS R can shoot video but I really don't like shooting video with a camera ergonomically designed primarily for stills. For video I bought an XF-400 that is very convenient to either hand hold or tripod mount for video and with an active cooling system there is no concern about it overheating while shooting high frame rate video or having a time limit for video.
Most modern camcorders can also take stills and most current mirrorless and DSLR models can also shoot video but it really makes the most sense to buy a product oriented towards your primary use.
11-29-2020 02:08 AM - edited 11-29-2020 02:09 AM
You should get the Canon EOS RP with the RF 24-105 f/4-f/7.1 and actually have something that will make nice videos for $1,000.
12-03-2020 10:03 PM
"The newer 24-105mm f/4L IS II is close to the weight of my old 2/8L which was a brick."
ah but man is it a beast and takes some awesome photos and video too lol.
the constant F4 is also a big plus but as you say we all have different needs, I love that lens on my 6DMK2, awesome combo.