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Old Jun 12, 2011, 3:21 AM   #1
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Default 7d 5d mkII or nikon d7000 for video.

So here's the deal me and some photographer friends have started a studio and started doing weddings, I ended up being picked to do video because I'm the only guy who knows jack about it.
So here's what I'm looking at.
I've been wanting to upgrade from my d200 and use it as a backup, my lens setup for it isn't amazing and whichever camera I buy I'll be picking up a 24-70 2.8 and a 50mm 1.4. any help would be amazing.
Just for a lil background I'll be using 24 fps 1080p etc etc.
I was almost not even considering sticking with nikon after using a d300s for video I wanted to kill myself, but the d7000 doesn't look half bad.
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Old Jun 12, 2011, 4:05 AM   #2
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The canon while not have af for video, still is the better HD option. The volume controls and other features has made the 5D2 very popular with video guys. They shoot music video with them allot around NYC. These add features that are missing in the d7000 are more meaningful to video guys as they manual focus more often then auto focus.
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Yeah autofocus doesn't even matter because I'll never use it.
Now volume controls on the 5d2? I haven't heard about that what are you referring to?
Also: I of course would love a full frame sensor, but am I going to be seeing the difference of quality at 1080p in videos?
obviously low light will be a bit better on the 5d but we have lights and I can work around that, it's quite a bit of change to dump on the 5d.
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It was one of the features they added with firmware. The rebel has it, allot of 7d users wanted them to add that feature to the 7d as well. firmware 2.0.3 added the manual sound control for the 5D2.
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While I am not a proponent 3rd party firmware, magic lantern has hacks that give the 5D2 even more video features. Something else to consider. Only the rebels have a hack form them to add features as well.
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Panasonic GH2
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does not have the fast zooms the op wants to add to.
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Panasonic just announced 25mm 1.4 m43 I have the 43's Leica model which is excellent!...14-140 while not fast does an excellent job with video...and the Oly 12-60 f/2.8-4 could easily be utilised for a much better zoom range albeit with no OIS...
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the 12-60 with adapter will be slower to AF as it is a 4/3 lens. And it is not a constant f2.8. And as you zoom out it does slow down to f4, so it is not truly a fast zoom.
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the 12-60 with adapter will be slower to AF as it is a 4/3 lens. And it is not a constant f2.8. And as you zoom out it does slow down to f4, so it is not truly a fast zoom.
And I don't believe you have ever used this combo...I use a 14-150 leica with adapter on the GH2 and it is faster than what you think and I am sure the 12-60 is very quick also...

While only maginally slower the CDAF is more accurate than PDAF...actually the 14-140 Panasonic on the GH2 rivals many DSLR's for AF focus speed and also has silent AF ...and Olympus is coming out with m43 lens this year that will be even faster at AF...

I wouldn't count m43's out just yet...have a read of this...look at the Leica 25mm 1.4 focus speed (ahum) with m43's ADAPTER...I have it also along with the 20mm 1.7 and they both focus quickly and best of all accurately...video or stills...and the Panasonic 25mm 1.4 is just coming out which will be even faster...
http://www.radiantlite.com/2010/09/p...stem-ever.html

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