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Kevin Jones
BMC & Spherical Panos...I Want To Have My Cake And Eat It Too!!
on Mar 1, 2013 at 12:06:15 am

First off I want to state that I am a Noob!

I have been been seriously studying 3d graphics and animation for a long while now and want to take my learning to the next level. I am looking to purchase cameras that I can learn and grow into, that I can use for years to come.

I like the fact that I can have so much latitude with the BMC in shooting live plates to integrate with my 3d and action cg, but I would also like to learn to shoot spherical panoramas as well.

Can anyone offer suggestions on a great camera mate to go with the BMC, meaning sharing lens and offer great dynamic range for panos and that will also be something that is professional enough so I can make money with in the future.

My total camera budget is $5000 give or take. Any ideas because with the BMC's cropped sensor some lens just aren't a good match and I just want to buy good lens for them both to share. Since these will be my first pro cameras, I have a clean slate (no prior investment in any camera gear to consider).

Oh I have working knowledge of Nuke, Houdini, Realflow, AfterEffects, and many years of working with Avid Symphony if that means anything.

Thanks

-k


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Jonathon Thompson
Re: BMC & Spherical Panos...I Want To Have My Cake And Eat It Too!!
on Mar 1, 2013 at 9:22:46 pm

the support at borrow lenses is phenominal. i would start with them. they can answer a lot of your questions regarding cross compatibility and even help with your design process. ask for armando. plus you can turn around and rent something for relatively cheap before you invest all of your captail.

http://www.borrowlenses.com/


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Kevin Jones
Re: BMC & Spherical Panos...I Want To Have My Cake And Eat It Too!!
on Mar 2, 2013 at 4:20:00 am

These guys seem awesome. I'll give them a call tomorrow and pick their brain. Thanks for this great bit of info!!


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Kevin Jones
Re: BMC & Spherical Panos...I Want To Have My Cake And Eat It Too!!
on Mar 9, 2013 at 8:03:10 pm

Well, I did talk to Armando at borrowlenses.com and this is what he had to say:

"Hi Kevin,

Thanks for the e-mail. For the BMCC, there are a lot of factors to keep in mind. The fact that it is EF mount will limit you to only Canon lenses if you want compatability between both a DSLR and that camera, so I think a 7D would give you the best quality with the lenses I think would work best for you.

http://www.borrowlenses.com/product/Canon_7D

I'm recommending this one because it takes EF-S lenses as well as regular EF lenses. The EF-S compatability would work great with the BMCC because the lens that we most commonly recommend with the Blackmgic is the Tokina 11-16, which is an EF-S lens built for cropped sensor camera bodies. Since the BMCC has a 2.4x crop factor, finding a good wide angle can be difficult. The Tokina fits in nicely with both the 7D and BMCC as far as wide angle range is concerned.

http://www.borrowlenses.com/product/Tokina_11_16mm_f2.8_canon

If you want a little extra range on both camera, I can recommend the Canon 16-35 f/2.8 as well. Very solid lens.

http://www.borrowlenses.com/product/Canon_16_35mm_f2.8_II"


I hope this bit of information may be of use to others looking for a DSLR to go with the BMCC.


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