What up NS,
I have a Canon 60d that I split with my gf a few years back that I use mostly for landscape or skiing photography, all we have is the 18-200mm kit lens, so I've been looking to expand my horizons. I've been eyeing some sigma, rokinon, and canon wideangles in the 3-400 dollar price range that seem like they'd be great for landscape photography, but I want one that will perform well with some skiing/mtbike/outdoorsy video work as well. I know the 60d isn't the absolute best for video, but its pretty solid so I'm hoping to find a lens that can help me maximize the camera body that I already have (definitely not getting a new body anytime soon, too broke). That being said, I'm coming to my favorite internet resource for the knowledge and I got a couple quick questions for all you awesome tech wizards out there:
1) What are some key things to look out for when buying a lens for videography?
2) I definitely want autofocus, but how important is image stabilization? (camera doesn't have it, but considering buying a gimbal)
3) Are there specific types of glass/builds that inherently capture better images? (if so, how/why?)
4) YOUR favorite lens for videography, and why (style/build/brand or specific model)
5) Any relevant threads to help steer me in the right direction?
6) Any important aspects/relevant details on lens tech that I'm completely missing bc I'm a huge n00b?
Thanks guys, hoping to find some answers here but also interested in any and all knowledge about lenses in general and hopefully this thread could be a resource for anyone shopping around for lenses so don't hold back!