Sunday Music Video with Three Canon 60D Cameras


So my second Canon 60D arrives this morning and another friend just grabbed one yesterday over at Best Buy in Redwood City. Can you believe just walking into a store and finding the last one? I like online over retail mainly because of taxes, but with local retail you can always resolve your issues quickly on these very expensive items. We were scheduled for a Music Video shoot this Sunday, but for fun we thought we'd do everything in just the new Canon 60D. We'll have a total of three on set, so it will be a nice way of getting used to learning the menu and dials.

I woke up this morning and realized I don't have the widest lens for these cropped cameras. Many of the really nice wide lenses for cropped cameras are EF-S mounts, and the EF-S mount does not work with Full Frame cameras. Of course ALL EF mounts will work on ALL cameras, so all my lenses are cross compatible amongst all my gear. For cropped camera shooters, this is something to keep in mind when investing in lenses, if you believe you'll one day go to a Full Frame camera. Normally if I wanted to get a wide shot, I switched to my Canon 5D Mark II full frame and used some of my wide EF mounts. Soooooo...since I wanted this to be an all Canon 60D shoot, my EF lenses weren't as wide as i'd hope. Luckily had the Canon 10-22mm in stock ready to pick up by 10am this morning. My first option was the Tokina 11-16mm, but that little guy seems to be sold out all the time, proving to be all the lens hype that everyone keeps raving about.

Again, if you guys aren't into renting, you should definitely try it out. Most rental places will ask for a huge deposit on gear, but that's what makes different. Easiest rental place i've worked with and they do lots of mailing. It's like the NetFlix for Camera Gear. Check them out here:

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13 thoughts on “Sunday Music Video with Three Canon 60D Cameras

  1. jason

    I use my Tokina, Tamron and Sigma cropped sensor lenses on my 5d when I need to. you just gotta zoom in. The third party lens mounts fit full and crop regardless but it's kind of like having a prime on full frame cameras.

  2. Olphus

    Lol, I used to live in Sunnyvale/Cupertino and bought everything online to avoid taxes too.
    Anyway, I know that the Tokina EF-S 11-16mm works on FF cameras when zoomed to 15mm.

  3. Joshua

    I own the Canon 10-22mm and love it, there is some chromatic abrasions on the perimeter when full wide on my t2i. I'm sure it will be the same on my 60D. Ps it just got here!

  4. Emm

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    77 is about the average for lenses which is geat. Also you can always get step down rings to fit a 77 to something smaller and not suffer vignette. Step down rings can be as cheap as $3.00 dollars. But it's not a good idea to step up. I'll test the 10-22mm this weekend to see how it goes, it will be on a crane.

  5. elbee

    I've standardized on 77mm for my ND filters, etc, so the Sigma 10-20's 82mm thread makes it a no-go for me. It's nice and compact, but heavy and 2/3 stop slower. I have the Tokina 11-16 and love it. My next wide lens choice would be Canon's 10-22mm for it's zoom range and light weight.

  6. Travis Dewys

    Hey Emm,
    Just bought the Sigma 10-20 3.5 the other day and love it. Went in to but the Tokina and they had both in stock. Went with the Sigma based on the stores recommendation as well as the larger zoom range. It is Awesome. Just thought Id give my two cents and throw something else into the mix.

  7. I just used last weekend to rent a 17-55mm 2.8 IS. Awesome service! Super easy. Will definitely use again in the future. I would highly suggest it!

  8. Juan

    Hey Emm,

    I all the link of you missed the ":" on "https://" that's why doesn't work.

    Very good store!

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