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Christopher McCron
Canon 16-35 2.8 - Video Application?
on Feb 24, 2011 at 1:18:53 am


I recently purchased a Canon 60D and went with a 16-35 2.8 L series lens. My reasoning behind buying this lens was that I needed something that was wide angle to start with, plus I was able to get it at a very low price used (and on a side note, I would need to shoot some stills periodically). Is this lens in any way adverse to being used for video? I read a bit of info on the forum that stated that sigma lens are more suited to DLSR video than high end Canon lens. Could someone please provide some insight on this topic?

Thanks in advance,


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Frank Giardina
Re: Canon 16-35 2.8 - Video Application?
on Feb 24, 2011 at 2:56:06 am


Sounds like a nice lens! I use a couple Sigma lenses. I did it because of price.

I'm curious to see what the forum tells you about Sigma over Canon.

Best Wednesday Evening Regards :)

Frank Giardina
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Phil Balsdon
Re: Canon 16-35 2.8 - Video Application?
on Feb 24, 2011 at 7:40:15 am

This is a great lens for video. It's an L series with a constant aperture and a nice wide f stop of 2.8.

Cinematographer, Steadicam Operator, Final Cut Pro Post Production.

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Brent Dunn
Re: Canon 16-35 2.8 - Video Application?
on Feb 28, 2011 at 7:12:54 pm

The L-Series Canon lenses will look better and have deeper colors than the Sigma. They are pricey though, but glass is everything.

If you want to best look, buy prime lenses. Faster glass will serve you in low light, something with 1.4. Less noise in your shots.

You can use any still lens to shoot video. If it looks good as a still, it should look good as video.

Brent Dunn
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