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Canon 60D for videography

edited August 2014 Posted in » Canon 60D Forum
Is a Canon 60D suitable for videography/film-shooting, when attached to a 17-40mm f/4L lens?

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  • edited August 2014
    Sure, the 60D can shoot video, and the 17-40mm lens mounts on the 60D. There's no reason why this combo won’t work.
    I don’t shoot much video, but when I do, I tend to prefer lenses with image stabilization. The 17-40mm doesn’t have IS, which may or may not be an issue for you; depends on what you’re shooting and how you’re shooting it.
  • edited August 2014
    What if it was wedding photography?
  • edited August 2014
    You pose a difficult question to answer because it’s so general.

    Does your body/lens combination work for video? Yes.
    Is it suitable for shooting a wedding video? Sure, if that’s the focal range you’re after.

    That said, I feel like the general consensus is that the 24-105mm is the better lens for video due to the 3-stop IS and the more versatile focal range.
    If wide-angle video is what you’re looking to shoot, then of course, the 17-40mm is more suitable.

    Since there’s no IS, try to stabilize the camera (e.g. steadicam, rails, etc) or at least use a tensioned strap. On a full-frame body, any camera shake may be inconsequential due to the wide angle view, but with the crop factor of an APS-C body, it’s more apparent.
  • I see. Thanks for the detailed explanation. Good Day to you sir.
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