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Old February 10th, 2016, 03:07 AM   #16
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Re: Owners, would you still buy a FS5?

Thanks Ryan, that's uesful. Can I ask how you get on with the lack of VR on your Nikon lenses that have it? I'm asking because I've become very used to the excellent image stabilisation on my Canon XF300, particularly for capturing handheld at a distance. I would use my Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 VR on the FS5 to achieve the same, but obviously I won't have VR?

Something else I'm wondering about is the weight of that particular lens hanging on the front of the mount. As you know it's a very heavy lens and I'm concerned that over time it will weaken the mount.
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Old February 10th, 2016, 12:36 PM   #17
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Tokina 11-20mm f/2.8 (DX). Amazingly versatile. I even use it on my D810 in DX mode for video sometimes. Best manual focus feel of the bunch. (But not weather sealed.)
Nikon 50mm f/1.4 (FX). Rarely use it, but glad to carry it around just in case in need 1.4.

The Tokina really is a lovely wide lens and very affordable. Heavy, yes, but I've used it for a few years on a VG10 (as a B camera to the EX1) for the occasional wide shot. A really lovely wide lens that I tend to use at the 11mm setting. Looking forward to using it with the FS5.

The Nikon 50mm is the other one of these I have. Very cheap to own yet extremely fast. So cheap that you can justify the cost even if you only use it a few times a year.

Would recommend both. I only use them on sticks so lack of stabilisation not a concern. The 50mm on a slider can get you some lovely product shots.
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