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Old May 9th, 2012, 02:39 AM   #1
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I'm almost convinced myself to buy a Canon 600D, I want to wait for the 650D. But I can see it taking a while with no announcments as of yet, and even when it does get announced it proably wont be out for a month or two after that.

I've basically got around 900 to spend on body and lenses. I can probably squeeze out of that the 600D with kit lense, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 and the 50mm 1.8. I'll be using it to film extreme sports such as power kiting and mountain biking, so will all be outdoor meaning light isnt really a problem.

My only concern is the kit lens, will this be OK as a general use lense for filming? I'd use the Tokina mainly for the action shots as the kiters jump over me and the 50mm for DOF shots.

I would look into replacing the kit lens with a 28/35mm prime but image stabalisation is pretty important for me being handheld most of the time!
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Old May 9th, 2012, 03:59 AM   #2
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Re: Kit lenses?

The 600D is an awesome camera for the price. The image quality is the same as a 7D and simply blows away many camcorders in the same price bracket.

I have had mine for 8 months and love the video quality, and I recommend adding the Magic Lantern hack.
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Old May 9th, 2012, 05:15 AM   #3
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Your budget is low, so you may not have an option.
You'd be okay since you're shooting outdoors in good light; setting the f to the high side so it doesn't change as you zoom in/out, if you zoom at all.
Other things to consider/research: DIY or secondhand stabilizer, rig, monopod.
Best of luck to ya.
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Old May 9th, 2012, 11:24 AM   #4
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And secondhand lenses.
Don't forget does not always have to be EOS mounts as you an also use adaptor. eg. I have two Oympus lenses bought dirt cheap.
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