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I've shot plenty of video with my 60D. Easily the most recommendable (based on usefulness) lens would be a 50mm, either the cheaper Canon 1.8 or the phenomenal, but more expensive Sigma 1.4.

I shot most of the video below with the Sigma 50mm. Wider shots are with a Tokina 11-16 and there are a couple of shots with a kit zoom lens.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lX5ZEajis3w
Edited by Jameswalt1 - 7/9/13 at 9:41pm
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increase ISO. never risk not getting a shot just because you dont want to go high ISO.

i would still high advise renting as its generally not the greatest idea to just buy a lens to try it out lol
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increase ISO. never risk not getting a shot just because you dont want to go high ISO.

i would still high advise renting as its generally not the greatest idea to just buy a lens to try it out lol

Yea but it seems everyone recommends the 50mm lense so i don't think it could be that bad.
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Yea but it seems everyone recommends the 50mm lense so i don't think it could be that bad.

The Canon 1.8 is good, cheap and really you cant mess any shots with them, unless you are trying too tongue.gif
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i still recomend for you, the 40mm over the 50, since it has the video AF that works with the t4i, but not earlier versions, and it can be had for only $20 more, and the build quality is much much better than the 50, which rattles when you shake it, and if you are using AF while filming with the 50, it will be loud, slow, and hunt around.

I initally bought a 50mm, to return it for the 40, and only ended up with a 50 later because I got it for free.
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Originally Posted by Conspiracy View Post

increase ISO. never risk not getting a shot just because you dont want to go high ISO.

i would still high advise renting as its generally not the greatest idea to just buy a lens to try it out lol

Yea but it seems everyone recommends the 50mm lense so i don't think it could be that bad.

i never said it was bad. just simply saying for $100 buy it

but if it was any other lens then you need to make sure it actually fulfills your needs to justify the purchase
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