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How to Prep DSLR Still Lenses for Video Work

07.26.11 @ 5:17PM Tags : , , ,

In addition to the low price of an HDSLR itself, a key factor in the hybrid video/still revolution has been the widespread availability of video-appropriate still lenses. Here, Caleb Pike of DSLR Video Shooter offers some good tips for adapting still lenses for video work:

See Caleb’s link below for the list of accessories he mentions.

Link: Preparing Photography Lenses for Video – DSLR Video Shooter

[via FilmmakerIQ]


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  • Great video on the basics about lenses. Those are some mighty fine zip ties you found there.

  • The info in this ten minute video could be compressed down to one minute… yeah those zip ties are great. And that was the first five minutes of the video… ;)

  • Yep gotta agree with highks………this guy drags on a bit. Heres a great solution for never changing filters…..I only shoot with 3 lenses- Canon 70-200 2.8. IS USM, Canon 17-40 4.0, and the lovely Sigma 50mm 1.4. All have a 77mm filter. These lenses cover just about everything thats needed, no mess, no fuss. And this tutorial took less than 30 seconds!

  • Heh heh, Yeah good ol’ Caleb take a long time to explain things. This video could have been only 120 seconds at the most and still got all the info….. new-b or not.

    I find all of these ‘info’ videos very boring because, like… dude… come to the point and don’t ramble on. However, you’re not alone… most everyone is sooooo long winded when they try to show something tech. If they’d do a lot more SHOWING and less TALKING we’d all have a lot more time to surf for porn :)

    That said, Caleb is a good guy and he is appreciated by a lot of people (including me) for doing all this stuff and educate us. This was not a negative comment on the video he’s doing, perhaps he can think and show a more condensed clips next time. This is how we all learn by telling the source, yeah, it was good but make it shorter :)

    • Seamus McGee on 07.29.11 @ 11:38PM

      @producer – first of all, it’s “newbie” or even “noob” for those who count. this should be obvious if you’re actually spending time on the InterWeb. secondly, if surfing for porn is more important to you than interacting and sharing experiences, why don’t you respond to this post when you’re 90 and shitting yer diapers and only have shite to show for your life. I’m sure everyone will remember the great wannabe “Deep Throat” you produced.

  • this is the worst ever marketing video i’ve ever seen, common i know they are paying you so say all this, but really? did you have to take so long to say it? ya and i got nothing better to do than buy a ton of lense caps.

  • What a windbag!

  • Lucas Adamson on 09.27.11 @ 9:23PM

    Not only is this guy a windbag, but he doesn’t mention de-clicking apertures, as that would take real knowledge about lenses, not this waffling crap everybody knows already