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    noone reacted to ghostwind in Shooting Formula 1 at the Italian Grand Prix with the legendary Canon 200mm F1.8 and Blackmagic Pocket 6K   
    The 200 f/2 is better IMHO with IS too. Still, it's very much a specialty lens. For sure a 300 2.8 with a 1.4xTC is a much better option for any sport. I want to see the videos!!
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    noone got a reaction from ghostwind in Shooting Formula 1 at the Italian Grand Prix with the legendary Canon 200mm F1.8 and Blackmagic Pocket 6K   
    That 200 1.8 would be a fantastic lens for live music in smallish venues (pub and club low light gigs especially).
    While I am envious and would love to have one and use it there, I can not help but think a much cheaper EF 300 2.8 AF of the same vintage would do as well if not better at Monza (as well as being lighter though longer).
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    noone reacted to Andrew Reid in Shooting Formula 1 at the Italian Grand Prix with the legendary Canon 200mm F1.8 and Blackmagic Pocket 6K   
    I bought the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K recently and decided to take it on a shoot at Monza, to film last weekend's Formula One race and famous old banking (where sequences for 1966's John Frankenheimer film Grand Prix were shot). I also had a few stills cameras with me including the Canon EOS RP, and considerably more capable Fuji X-T30 and Samsung's famous last camera, the NX1, the only good one they ever made. These are super-fast small bodies for travelling light and the NX1 in particular with it's stunning 4K quality turned out to be perfect for sports photography with the 15fps continuous shooting rate.
    Read the full article
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    noone reacted to jpleong in Shooting Formula 1 at the Italian Grand Prix with the legendary Canon 200mm F1.8 and Blackmagic Pocket 6K   
    No. The SL2 can shoot 1080/24p. 😉
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    noone reacted to Zach Goodwin2 in Lenses   
    I got the edmika mount fd 35-105 f/3.5 back. I will take some more pictures and videos and will update them soon.
    New photo taken with Edmika Fd 35-105 F/3.5, Looks like some of the bugs ate some of the berries while I was gone. 😐

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    noone got a reaction from kye in Lenses   
    Thanks,
    Yeah focal length choice IS personal and I agree about framing to the same size.
    Just remembered I HAVE had a 35mm prime- I had an old MF Nikon 35 1.4 briefly but it was one I got cheap as it had some issues and I never really got on with it anyway.
    I usually use a wider lens for environmental portraits.    For stills portraits I usually use (on both APSC and FF though without FF for now) 50/55mm, 150mm 2.8 and 300mm 2.8 lenses though I also love 85mm (pretty much any lens 70mm and up) but do not have any of those to use right now (I do have an FD 85 1.2L I love but it still needs repair as the focus throw is very loose due to dissolving bearings and I still have to find somewhere to repair it in Australia and then afford the repair cost).    My favourite lens for groups of people is my 17mm tilt shift though I also like using longer lenses from further back when I have the room.   24/55/85/150/300 I will pretty much have the same sort of framing for portraits including both head shots and full body.     It is not so easy to carry around and in crowds it makes me a bit self conscious but I do love using my old MF Tamron 300 2.8 for stills portraits outdoors.     For VIDEO, I really only use shorter focal lengths unless it is something specific that will be used on a tripod.     I have a one day festival next month and will probably take this 24 1.4, my 55 1.8 for an AF lens and the 300 2.8 (plus a little superzoom Canon camera for day time use).
    Since it seems I am pretty much now going to be stuck with APSC, I should get  FD to E and EF to E focal reducers ASAP.
     
     
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    noone reacted to kye in Lenses   
    Nice pic!
    I really like the 35mm FF equiv focal length.  That said, I really think that any focal length is very personal and it depends on what you shoot, how you shoot it, and under which conditions you shoot.
    For example, I shoot holiday videos of my family, which is essentially environmental portraiture.  In this sense, I want to see my family members interacting with the environment they are in. This could be people or the place itself.  In this sense, I want a FOV that allows for two or three people in the frame.  I also shoot fairly close as we're in public, so the lens has to be at the wider end, otherwise I couldn't get far enough back / people would walk in-between.  
    Also, I have discovered that when doing portraiture, we tend to frame up the people in the shot in roughly the same size, and when we do this over different focal lengths the distortion of that focal length comes into play.  Lenses longer than 'normal' create a distant feeling with a compressed background and lenses wider than normal create a 'you are in the scene' / up close and personal feeling.  In my videos I want them to feel like you're there with us, rather than somewhere nearby watching us, so I like a lens wider than normal, but not too wide.
    Here are a couple of examples I've shared previously from a 35mm FOV lens:


    In terms of using this as your ONLY lens, I guess you could, but you'd either have to have the ability to create the set around the lens, or be the kind of film-maker who is looking for subjects that fit that lens and ignore great shots that don't work on it.
    I've worked out for me that my kit is equivalents of a 16mm, a 35mm and an 80mm.  The feel of those lenses is exactly what I want - the 16mm gives those WOW shots, the 35mm gives those "you're here with us" environmental portraits, and the 80mm gives a feeling of looking at that thing over there, wether that thing is something in the distance, or if it's a stolen moment from a bit further away when no-one saw you watching.
    In this sense, the lenses give the same feeling as you get in person, so for me they match what I shoot (people I love in interesting situations), how I shoot it (while I'm there enjoying the experience with them - and also enjoying the film-making immensely too), and under the conditions that I shoot (in public, often in crowded or restrictive circumstances where you don't have freedom to get into the right spot for the right composition).
    In terms of what is right for everyone else, that's not for me to judge, but for anyone who hasn't already worked out what focal lengths they like, I would encourage them to think about the feeling they want to create and look for the lens that gives that feel while composing how they like to compose.
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    noone got a reaction from Zach Goodwin2 in Lenses   
    I have never really used 35mm (FF angle of view) lenses very often, not something I every really wanted I guess and my only lenses that covered that are/were zooms.
    I have never got what many saw in it to the point some use it as their ONLY lens.
    That said, I have started putting my ancient Canon FD 24 1.4 L on my little APSC (1.5x crop) Sony Nex and I think I am really going to like it.
    I do like it on FF at 24mm but I think it will get used a lot more now on crop.
    Way too shallow DOF close in for video for me at 1.4 or even f2 I think but fine for stills and stopped down will have its uses for video.
    I should have stopped this down a bit I think.
     
     

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    noone got a reaction from kye in Lenses   
    I have never really used 35mm (FF angle of view) lenses very often, not something I every really wanted I guess and my only lenses that covered that are/were zooms.
    I have never got what many saw in it to the point some use it as their ONLY lens.
    That said, I have started putting my ancient Canon FD 24 1.4 L on my little APSC (1.5x crop) Sony Nex and I think I am really going to like it.
    I do like it on FF at 24mm but I think it will get used a lot more now on crop.
    Way too shallow DOF close in for video for me at 1.4 or even f2 I think but fine for stills and stopped down will have its uses for video.
    I should have stopped this down a bit I think.
     
     

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    noone got a reaction from leslie in Lenses   
    I have never really used 35mm (FF angle of view) lenses very often, not something I every really wanted I guess and my only lenses that covered that are/were zooms.
    I have never got what many saw in it to the point some use it as their ONLY lens.
    That said, I have started putting my ancient Canon FD 24 1.4 L on my little APSC (1.5x crop) Sony Nex and I think I am really going to like it.
    I do like it on FF at 24mm but I think it will get used a lot more now on crop.
    Way too shallow DOF close in for video for me at 1.4 or even f2 I think but fine for stills and stopped down will have its uses for video.
    I should have stopped this down a bit I think.
     
     

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    noone got a reaction from mercer in Lenses   
    I have never really used 35mm (FF angle of view) lenses very often, not something I every really wanted I guess and my only lenses that covered that are/were zooms.
    I have never got what many saw in it to the point some use it as their ONLY lens.
    That said, I have started putting my ancient Canon FD 24 1.4 L on my little APSC (1.5x crop) Sony Nex and I think I am really going to like it.
    I do like it on FF at 24mm but I think it will get used a lot more now on crop.
    Way too shallow DOF close in for video for me at 1.4 or even f2 I think but fine for stills and stopped down will have its uses for video.
    I should have stopped this down a bit I think.
     
     

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    noone reacted to thephoenix in Lenses   
    tamron 24-70 g2 with the xt3. frames form my next short
     
     



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    noone reacted to Zach Goodwin2 in Lenses   
    New picture taken with Canon T2i, OM 28-70 F/2.8

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    noone reacted to thephoenix in Lenses   
    problem is distance to subject.
    if you have a crop then your field of view changes. to have the exact same framing you need to move and then you change the dof
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    noone got a reaction from MediaMan in Canon removing 24p from new 4K mirrorless cameras - THE MEMES   
    So what temperature SHOULD Canon cameras be used at?     Does it void the warranty if used at other temps?
    I love Canon tilt shift lenses and the 17 is my all time favourite lens but for me, it works much better on Sony E mount than any Canon DSLR camera I have used and I guess the same will be true for other mirrorless cameras for which smart adapters are available.
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    noone reacted to kye in Lenses   
    and now for something completely different...
    Just in case the Helios was too modern and soul-less for you! 😂😂😂
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    noone reacted to Trankilstef in Canon removing 24p from new 4K mirrorless cameras - THE MEMES   
    So they are the only brand that don't know how to properly regulate the sensor temperature, as all other brands offers 24p 😂
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    noone reacted to fuzzynormal in Canon removing 24p from new 4K mirrorless cameras - THE MEMES   
    Shoot in 30p, but then conform it into 24p.  The subtle slow-mo of the image will make it look more cinematic.  Canon is just trying to help you become better filmmakers.
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    noone got a reaction from Mmmbeats in Shooting through a narrow grill   
    I think the probe lens will be about it unless you can find a VERY small camera.
     
    You could also just use as long and fast a lens as you can get and get as close as you can and MAYBE it might work like shooting through a cage or wire fence?
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    noone got a reaction from BTM_Pix in Lenses   
    I love using good primes AS zooms!     Just got a tiny Sony Nex-3N for less than $120 Australian posted (well under $100 US) and it has a bit of a point and shoot camera about it with a zoom toggle switch around the shutter button just like a P&S and it works great with good primes for Clear Zoom (I have not tried it for regular digital zoom and doubt I will beyond 2x)......a pity it does not work for RAW or video but only Jpeg stills (it is a few years old now).    I wish Sony made something like that now and it worked for video.   This is from the weekend (International blues music day) using the Sony Zeiss 55 1.8 and quite a bit of clear zoom.

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    noone got a reaction from kye in Lenses   
    I love using good primes AS zooms!     Just got a tiny Sony Nex-3N for less than $120 Australian posted (well under $100 US) and it has a bit of a point and shoot camera about it with a zoom toggle switch around the shutter button just like a P&S and it works great with good primes for Clear Zoom (I have not tried it for regular digital zoom and doubt I will beyond 2x)......a pity it does not work for RAW or video but only Jpeg stills (it is a few years old now).    I wish Sony made something like that now and it worked for video.   This is from the weekend (International blues music day) using the Sony Zeiss 55 1.8 and quite a bit of clear zoom.

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    noone got a reaction from Thomas Hill in Lenses   
    I love using good primes AS zooms!     Just got a tiny Sony Nex-3N for less than $120 Australian posted (well under $100 US) and it has a bit of a point and shoot camera about it with a zoom toggle switch around the shutter button just like a P&S and it works great with good primes for Clear Zoom (I have not tried it for regular digital zoom and doubt I will beyond 2x)......a pity it does not work for RAW or video but only Jpeg stills (it is a few years old now).    I wish Sony made something like that now and it worked for video.   This is from the weekend (International blues music day) using the Sony Zeiss 55 1.8 and quite a bit of clear zoom.

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    noone got a reaction from mercer in Lenses   
    I love using good primes AS zooms!     Just got a tiny Sony Nex-3N for less than $120 Australian posted (well under $100 US) and it has a bit of a point and shoot camera about it with a zoom toggle switch around the shutter button just like a P&S and it works great with good primes for Clear Zoom (I have not tried it for regular digital zoom and doubt I will beyond 2x)......a pity it does not work for RAW or video but only Jpeg stills (it is a few years old now).    I wish Sony made something like that now and it worked for video.   This is from the weekend (International blues music day) using the Sony Zeiss 55 1.8 and quite a bit of clear zoom.

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    noone got a reaction from mercer in Lenses   
    The Sony Zeiss 55 1.8 has spoilt it for me so not looking for 50ish lenses anymore.
    I agree that age and condition of an individual copy of a lens means you can not really compare two lenses and have that representing ALL copies of those.
    That said, I have had a LOT of them and from memory would rank them for my liking something like-
    1) Canon FD 50 1.2 L best legacy lens by far (though a long way behind the Sony Zeiss).
    2) Sony 50 1.8 APSC stabilized AF lens if it was full frame it would be 1
    3) Pentax 50 1.2 K second best legacy lens by far (I used it for around 20 years and it fell to bits from overwork and being tossed around my bag a lot even though it was extremely well built)
    4) Nikon 50 1.8 AF (non D made in Japan)   A lot better than its price.
    5) Canon AF nifty fifty (I just never really got to like that much though it was ok).
    Below that all the rest (and there are a few) are pretty much about the same .
    Not rating a ancient Biotar 58 f2 I had (tiny, lots of blades, only a single coating and no click stops).    Very sharp but very low contrast.    I liked it a lot but would not use it for many situations.
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    noone reacted to webrunner5 in Canon rush to reassure investors as camera profits plunge 64%   
    Most people on here act like everyone in the world is like us. I bet "we" don't represent 0.5% of the people buying all this stuff from Canon, Sony, on and on. And I would bet in the last 5 years 50% of the Rest of the people have switched to Smartphones. And more and more will do so since these newer ones have multiple cameras in them. That was half the reason people didn't want to ditch the cheap DSLR was some kind of Tele lens. Now that stuff is here in Phones.
    I have no clue how any of these company's down the road are going to sell their wares as they say. That is not counting the pressure say the Osmo Pocket, Osmo Action, GoPro has put on "real" cameras as of late. They are doomed I think. Then there is the PK4 for peanuts. Talk about pressure. If you pay 5995 for a new Canon 1DX mk III you are getting Really Screwed. I doubt it cost 6 times as much money to make a 1DX. They have used the same basic body for like 10 years. 30 Years if you go back to the EOS-1N RS film era.
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