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Apr 22, 2013 by Mr. | Posted in Cameras

Please help me choose a high quality camera for films and documentaries...?

I am filming a short film for a festival. I need a camera that can capture film with a cinematic quality. I don't want it to look like a home movie. But iIm on a budget. I currently have a GL1 mini DV. Suggestions on a camera or how to make my current one film high quality?


I am assuming that by filiming you mean video recording with a digital camera. If you really wanted to record video on a plastic film 35mm, please ignore my answer. Here are few alternatives for video shooting with modern digital cameras. By now most of us know most compact cameras, or smart phones like iPhones, are not good at video recording. If light is good, they do an okay job. When light is dull, they are almost unusable. Same is true for most consumer SLR cameras with kit lenses. So what do we do to take high quality High-Definition videos? Do we need to be stuck with HD Camcorders? Do they also also take nice videos? Here is what I have found: Most compact cameras don't do a good job in low light- for still images or for videos. Most DSLRs will do a little better as light level goes down but many of them will not auto focus during videos (because of the mirror which needs to be flipped for focusing). You can bypass this with a mirrorless camera which can auto focus, like Panasonic G or GF series. Another option is an HD Camcorder. Most HD Camcorders which will do better job than compact cameras or smartphones most of the time but the vidoe will not be professional looking. Video will be HD but not HQ (high quality). HD Camcorders keep everything in focus most of the time (if not all the time) unless you have one that costs $4000 upwards. With most consumer camcorders, you really can't keep certain things in focus and other things blurred. Unless if you have noticed, most HD camcorder videos are plain and boring. If you are fine with this, they can be a good choice for you. You can find some good ones around $200-%500 range. Now if you have noticed in some professional videos or in movies, they often have background blurring. I mean selective focusing where only subject is in focus to grab all of your attention. There is no other distaction in the frame. With SLR, this is possible because of large sensors

CuriousGeorge | Apr 23, 2013
Jim A | Apr 22, 2013
"Filming?" Well that's going to be very expensive. Either 16mm or 35mm are your best choices. But understand that the least expensive of these is probably about $20,000. This doesn't take into account the film stock, very expensive, processing and someone qualified to edit your film and turn it into something that's actually viewable. Costs run very, very high when filming. Film cameras can be rented from several outlets around the country. In fact most production companies these days rent their gear because it's simply too expensive to own. Actually a typical Hollywood style 35mm film camera will run about $70,000 with no lenses, accessories or film stock. But the camera you mention that you already have is a digital camera and has nothing to do with film. So here's a site I'll suggest for digital cameras - these are not film cameras but fairly high quality digital cameras at the semi-pro level. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/buy/Pro-Ca mcorders-Cameras/ci/1881/N/4256818814
Craig | Apr 22, 2013
www.blackmagic.com . Radical new system, uses panasonic,lumix,olympus 4/3rds lenses. Pro quality @ fraction of cost of traditional video units. You're welcome. e: cns.news.noticias@gmail.com
CuriousGeorge | Apr 23, 2013
I am assuming that by filiming you mean video recording with a digital camera. If you really wanted to record video on a plastic film 35mm, please ignore my answer. Here are few alternatives for video shooting with modern digital cameras. By now most of us know most compact cameras, or smart phones like iPhones, are not good at video recording. If light is good, they do an okay job. When light is dull, they are almost unusable. Same is true for most consumer SLR cameras with kit lenses. So what do we do to take high quality High-Definition videos? Do we need to be stuck with HD Camcorders? Do they also also take nice videos? Here is what I have found: Most compact cameras don't do a good job in low light- for still images or for videos. Most DSLRs will do a little better as light level goes down but many of them will not auto focus during videos (because of the mirror which needs to be flipped for focusing). You can bypass this with a mirrorless camera which can auto focus, like Panasonic G or GF series. Another option is an HD Camcorder. Most HD Camcorders which will do better job than compact cameras or smartphones most of the time but the vidoe will not be professional looking. Video will be HD but not HQ (high quality). HD Camcorders keep everything in focus most of the time (if not all the time) unless you have one that costs $4000 upwards. With most consumer camcorders, you really can't keep certain things in focus and other things blurred. Unless if you have noticed, most HD camcorder videos are plain and boring. If you are fine with this, they can be a good choice for you. You can find some good ones around $200-%500 range. Now if you have noticed in some professional videos or in movies, they often have background blurring. I mean selective focusing where only subject is in focus to grab all of your attention. There is no other distaction in the frame. With SLR, this is possible because of large sensors
Mar 07, 2013 by Christopher | Posted in Cameras

Will ANY Sigma lens be perfectly compatible with my Pentax ME Super?

I recently got a Pentax ME Super for my photography class. It came with the standard 50mm lens, but I was wondering, is there any lens that would be compatible with my ancient beast of a camera? (Preferably something that is in my price range, i.e Sigma) My camera is a K mount, and I'm having a pretty hard time figuring out which lens is used for which camera. Thanks!


--Sigma is a "third party" lens maker. They make lenses that mount to every major brand camera, not just Pentax. So no, any Sigma lens will not mount to a Pentax, only K-Mount Sigma lenses. Sigma is not a particularly noteworthy lens maker any way, nothing that anyone would go out of their way for. Sigma is a brand that people who are on a budget buy because they can't afford the more expensive brand name lens (in most cases.) --"the standard 50mm lens" is the only lens you really need to be using when starting with photography. Buying a bunch of different lenses when you are just starting out is not only unnecessary but can be very confusing and a waste of money until you have learned more about photography. Matter of fact, I've been shooting for over a decade and the lens I always bring with me to shoots, despite my large collection, is a standard 50 because they are very high quality lenses in general. I find manual focus zoom lenses a PITA and most are very low quality in terms of performance. For now, I really suggest keeping things simple. --Your camera is pretty old but I wouldn't call it ancient, or a beast! The ME Super is a very modern 35mm SLR and very small and somewhat delicate, about as non-beast-like as I can imagine a camera being next to disposables. But don't let me stop your enthusiasm! I shot my first gallery show on an ME Super, they are fun little cameras capable of high quality results. If you want an "ancient beast" Pentax, Google Pentax 6x7 and eat your heart out. --Think about it, if you want a lens for an old camera, why are you looking at new lenses like Sigma? Buy old Pentax lenses. KEH.com is full of them. And while I don't recommend buying on eBay in general, old Pentax SMC-M lenses are very tough and reliable, usually safe to buy from a friendly, honest seller. I use an SMC-M 28mm 2.8, SMC 50mm 1.2, SMC-M 50mm 1.7, SMC-M 40mm 2.8 and Takumar 135mm

Johnny Martyr | Mar 07, 2013
Johnny Martyr | Mar 07, 2013
--Sigma is a "third party" lens maker. They make lenses that mount to every major brand camera, not just Pentax. So no, any Sigma lens will not mount to a Pentax, only K-Mount Sigma lenses. Sigma is not a particularly noteworthy lens maker any way, nothing that anyone would go out of their way for. Sigma is a brand that people who are on a budget buy because they can't afford the more expensive brand name lens (in most cases.) --"the standard 50mm lens" is the only lens you really need to be using when starting with photography. Buying a bunch of different lenses when you are just starting out is not only unnecessary but can be very confusing and a waste of money until you have learned more about photography. Matter of fact, I've been shooting for over a decade and the lens I always bring with me to shoots, despite my large collection, is a standard 50 because they are very high quality lenses in general. I find manual focus zoom lenses a PITA and most are very low quality in terms of performance. For now, I really suggest keeping things simple. --Your camera is pretty old but I wouldn't call it ancient, or a beast! The ME Super is a very modern 35mm SLR and very small and somewhat delicate, about as non-beast-like as I can imagine a camera being next to disposables. But don't let me stop your enthusiasm! I shot my first gallery show on an ME Super, they are fun little cameras capable of high quality results. If you want an "ancient beast" Pentax, Google Pentax 6x7 and eat your heart out. --Think about it, if you want a lens for an old camera, why are you looking at new lenses like Sigma? Buy old Pentax lenses. KEH.com is full of them. And while I don't recommend buying on eBay in general, old Pentax SMC-M lenses are very tough and reliable, usually safe to buy from a friendly, honest seller. I use an SMC-M 28mm 2.8, SMC 50mm 1.2, SMC-M 50mm 1.7, SMC-M 40mm 2.8 and Takumar 135mm
Andrew | Mar 07, 2013
Any lens in K-mount will fit as long as it has an aperture ring - this is probably the commonest lens mount in the world as several smaller manufacturers also used it. Stick with the 50mm for now until you work out what you want to do - then look for lenses in Pentax K-mount on the used market. (It also takes M42 screw mount lenses with a glassless adapter, but you can only meter stopped-down).

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