skiizey_steezySkiing, Skateboarding, and other action sports
Just want to point out that "what" you are shooting doesnt mean shit for what you are using the lens for.
It may play a small factor but style is WAY more important.
I dont give two shits if you are shooting skiing. I would argue that a tele lens is just as important as a wide angle if you are filming skiing.
What it depends on is your SHOOTING STYLE.
I personally shoot ski edits like older skate movies, WIDE as hell ( i have a roki 8mm), and WAYY too close to the action. That is how I, shoot.
You may be someone who doesnt shoot like that. What you need to do is think about if it is worth it for you.
It is a good chunk of glass, but there are tele's that are good chunks of glass for the same price.
If you want the wide feel, nothing beats 8mm on a crop sensor. But if you want to know if it will "upgrade" your films(or photos) nobody can tell you that except yourself man.
Sorry for the negative response, but i am soooo tired of people asking NS about what type of lens they should get with no real parameters.
Ask yourself this: "Do i find myself being limited on the wide side (18mm) by what i can get in the picture, do i want to be able to be closer while still capturing the whole person?"
If the answer is yes, buy the roki. it is a kick ass lens.
If the answer is no, think about what your style, if you tend to be fine without being super close, then maybe you should drop some cash on a tele and a decent video tripod.
Thats just my two cents. take it or leave it.
The name is Eli
Canon 7D Mk2 | Canon 60D
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