Cannon 60d video setup

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    • #70453


      I have a cannon 60d I do a lot of action sport videos. Only a hobby but love it as I am usually injured. Can anyone recommend a good lense/ setup that would be good for what I am doing. 
    • #208791

      Sell the 60d and get a GH2! I made the mistake of buying the 60d because I like photography too and thought the video looked "good enough" but once paired with my gh1 It was a joke at how bad the noise and resolution were! I sold it and bought two gh2s instead!

    • #209162

      hi tylerknight , I was  planning to buy 60d , can you please give me a advice,which one is better to buy GH2 or nikon D7000, though i m not a professional photographer!

    • #209164

      How much money are you looking to spend is the main question!

      I am so glad I sold my 60d it was a load of crap when put up against the gh1, gh2, and gh3.

      I am currently shooting with 2 gh2's and a gh3.

      The resolution on the panasonic blows away even the full frame canon cameras but falls behind in low light.

      Below are two real estate videos I shot. See if you can guess which camera is which.

      It all comes down to personal taste I think too.

    • #209458

      i would recomend you any lenses with continue aperture, but some of them are expensive especially the 70-200mm f 2.8 from cannon, if you want a cheap lense there i sthe 75-300mm III from canon also of one of the best the 55-250mm IS also from canon this last have Image Stabilization wich works great on video

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      AvatarClay Stevens

      GH2. I won't purchase it. Not convenient for maintaining in my city.

    • #209489

      bbtr, like me you have reasons for owning a 60D and wanting to do video with one. The previous comments in this thread offer opinions on what not to do but I don't see much that helps you. I too own a camcorder for serious video work but from time to time doing video with the 60D is necessary or desirable. My comments from my experiences:


      As has been covered in other Videomaker tutorials, go for fast glass. I have the L series lenses and they do a good job. Both are zooms, 17-40 and 70-200. I have a third non L series lens that fills the gap between these two. Zooms provide great versatility but at a small cost in light.


      Note that the 60D does not autofocus in video mode. You need to do that manually, and if you need to zoom when recording then you'll have to pull focus too. A follow focus setup will aid that.


      For stability either work on a tripod or use a shoulder rig. I use both.


      A larger external monitor is helpful. Wish I had one to aid in focusing better.


      And lastly add a reasonable external mic, preferably a shotgun. I have an Azden stereo mic and a Sony mono shotgun that provide good results.

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