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March 1, 2013 at 11:45 AM #54887kevin89greeneParticipantFirst 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 BMCC 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 BMCC, 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 In Advance-k
March 9, 2013 at 11:59 AM #206403kevin89greeneParticipant
Well, I found the answer for myself with quite a bit of research. If anyone else is interested, I contacted Armando at borrowlenses.com and this is what he had to say:
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.
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.
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.
I hope this helps others!!
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