February 29, 2016 at 10:07AM


Wide Angle Camera for Wedding Shoot

I shoot weddings most of the time with a partner each using 5d's and a C100 as a continuous wide angle safety shot. Because we borrowed the C100 from my previous employer I no longer have access to that camera.

And so I'm looking for a different camera that will relatively match our 5d footage. Any suggestions that won't cost a fortune?


It would be helpful to post a budget you have in mind and how wide the angle has to be (in 35mm equivalent focal length).

February 29, 2016 at 11:37AM

Cary Knoop

Your absolutely correct. I'm in the under $1000 range right now. A 24mm focal length would be most ideal but I've dealt with wide angle adapters on other cameras before.

Matt Clark

February 29, 2016 at 12:14PM

Does it matter how long your wide camera can record ?

i.e. Most DSLR/mirrorless cameras have a 30 minute ( or less ) recording limit

February 29, 2016 at 11:03PM, Edited February 29, 11:03PM

Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer

Most of the weddings I've shot the ceremony is under 30 minutes. So the 30 minute cut off is not a problem.

Matt Clark

March 1, 2016 at 11:08AM, Edited March 1, 11:08AM

have you thought about using the crop setting on a gopro hero 4? ive seen it done before for the wide shot at a wedding and in the right hands editing it can be beautiful but that might be more time consuming than you want

March 2, 2016 at 9:53AM

Carsten Weizer
Independent swiss army knife of a film maker

I've cut an EOS m with a C100 in the past, and thought the results were pretty good. With the 22mm f2, you've got a really small package (mount on a light stand if you want) for about $300. It records straight for 30 minutes, but 'misses' a few frames at the 12 and 24 minute marks when it splits files. Batteries run 45 minutes to an hour usually, so they'll handle a 30 minute ceremony with no problem.

Just a thought. Really, any APS-C mirrorless camera could handle the job, but staying Canon would help when you're matching colors.

March 3, 2016 at 5:34PM


I would recommend the Canon XC 10 or a 80D both have some pluses and minus to them.

November 26, 2016 at 11:34PM


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