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edheadedhead Beginner grinnerPosts: 1Registered Users Beginner grinner
edited November 5, 2013 in Video
I am in IT by profession but like to indulge in Photography and Video Editing. I somehow stumbled on to this site from Fred Miranda blogs. I would like some advice from people here. I have used canon 40d for long time but now planning to buy Canon 70D as I do lot of video shooting. What would you recommend if I have a budget of about $ 1500. Is there anything better than 70d with this budget I can buy ?



  • ziggy53ziggy53 Still learnin'still lovin Posts: 21,280Super Moderators moderator
    edited October 25, 2013
    The Canon 70D is too new to know all of its video qualities for sure.

    You would probably be best to purchase some Canon STM (stepper motor driven autofocus) lenses to go with the camera as that's what the video section of the 70D is apparently optimized for. Will that kill your budget?

    What sorts of video are you planning to shoot with the camera?

    What lenses do you currently own?

    Do you need the additional DOF control that a FF body offers?
    Moderator of the Cameras and Accessories forums
  • perronefordperroneford Major grins Posts: 550Registered Users Major grins
    edited October 29, 2013
    Blackmagic pocket camera? GH3? Several options depending on needs.
  • TylerWTylerW is taller in scandanavia Posts: 428Registered Users Major grins
    edited November 5, 2013
    Not to further muddy the waters, but if you plan to do most of your focusing manually when in video mode, the 70D doesn't offer much in the way of other improvements over its predecessors with a lot of the same shortfalls. The 60D is great and can be had for a lot less.

    If you end up selling off your 40D, good luck with it. I took a serious bath on putting mine to market.

    Canon 40d | Canon 17-40 f/4L | Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 | Canon 50mm f/1.8 | Canon 70-200mm f/4 L
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