05-01-2015 06:04 PM
I'm a video editor/audio recordist by trade who is getting hired more and more to shoot video. Trying to get myself up to speed and got into a T3i about a year ago to start learning to be more able and skilled with DSLR style cameras. I'm often hired to shoot and edit weddings, corporate events and concert/concert like environments.
I am interested in opionions outt there about nice lenses I could invest into to use in these suggested shooting invironments for now with my T3i and down the road when I upgrade my cmaera body to a supperior model as well.
I just use a Cannon 24-105 4L for a corporate event this. I never felt lacking in my ability to supply and ample wide shot but often wanted to be able to zoom in farther when on the fly having to shoot across the room. I also had moments of needing more light to achieve a crisper image.
Anybody out there have any suggestions?
05-03-2015 01:29 PM
You may not like my suggestion but if video is your main most thing, you need a true video camera. The T3i is a DSLR that shoots video. It is not a true video camera.
A wide zoom range in the DSLR world is going to have compromises. There is the EF-S 18-200mm but the quality is not there, IMHO, of course. Especially comparing it to the excellent EF 24-105mm L lens.
Another is the EF-S 55-250mm and is better, IMHO. Any lens with STM in its name will be better, too.