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I am trying to decide which lens to buy, as I am limited to buying only one at the moment. Will be using a canon dslr. I like taking macro shots, so was thinking about 60mm or 100mm canon in a flat port, but I forgot about video. Will it be impossible to take HD video with either of these lenses? Do I have to use a 15-40mm or similar to have any kind of decent video?
Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
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Get the tokina, focus it on your fin (3 feet away or so) then point and shoot.
Don't forget that your lighting needs for video are much different than for stills.
Bill Van Antwerp Canon/Nauticam/Subal/Inon Lots of glass
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The problem with this lens is that it isn't sharp enough to shoot stills on. In fact, it is the blurriest lens I have ever used, you just can't tell with 720p video.
So I have been on the lookout for the next standard zoom lens that is still 2.8 with VC.
Sigma may have done it! They just released the new 17-50mm F2.8 EX DC OS HSM and of course it is already sold out for Nikon cameras. I am on a waiting list to get it and when I do you will be getting our full video review.
Until then, let me know if you see any reviews of this lens.
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