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Old Oct 2, 2010, 10:46 AM   #11
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The biggest reason I bought the plastic fantastic was for video. The lens is slightly faster than my kit lens given image stabilization for stills, but the video aspect was critical - far more light coming in at f1.8.
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Old Oct 2, 2010, 11:53 AM   #12
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Just to add, for sports and other use to get the best out of a 50mm lens you want to be shooting your main subject within about 12 feet.

Going to the new video point, it's true, it does great and due to the lower res you don't notice the softness at all even video at full frame is lovely with no need to be stopped down.
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Old Oct 2, 2010, 6:04 PM   #13
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I bought mine last year for indoor basketball. At iso 1600, 1/400, f 2.0 it worked great. I just bought a 85mm 1.8, can't wait to use it when bball starts in a few weeks.
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Going to the new video point, it's true, it does great and due to the lower res you don't notice the softness at all even video at full frame is lovely with no need to be stopped down.
Is it good for video then? I mean 50mm is not that wide isnt it?

Here is a sample of 50mm i use i took this yesterday.
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Old Oct 2, 2010, 6:28 PM   #14
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Is it good for video then? I mean 50mm is not that wide isnt it?

Here is a sample of 50mm i use i took this yesterday.
It's good for video if you want that focal length and the option of low light and a narrow depth of field. I've used 300mm f2.8 for video as that is what I needed, sure, wasn't wide but fantastic video results.

Mark2009 shot that with a Canon XT.
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Old Oct 2, 2010, 6:39 PM   #15
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I've used 300mm f2.8 for video as that is what I needed
Can you give an example where do you use that lens for video?
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Videoing a concert and wanted head an shoulders shot with shallow DOF to remove distractions.
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