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Low-light lens for T3i video?

Bryan Martin

Bryan Martin

Hi, I just picked up a T3i, and I'm wondering what folks are using for a good low-light prime lens. I'm trying to stay under $500 and am looking at the Sigma 30mm 1.4 and the Rokinon 35mm 1.4. Any opinions on these lenses for video? Any other recommendations?



I have the Samyang 35mm 1.4 (its the same lens with Rokinon) and really love it!
I dont think you can find a better one even in double price!
It doesnt have AF (useless for video anyway), its bigger than the sigma, but it is a FF lens and has a long buttery smooth focus ring which is absolutely awesome for video!

Bryan Martin

Bryan Martin

Just got the Rokinon (Samyang). GREAT lens, thanks for the recommendation

Eivind Andre Bjørnø

Eivind Andre Bjørnø Plus

How is the Samyang 35mm 1.4 on a distance? I have the Samyang 14mm 2.8, and it's kind of unsharp at greater distances than 2 meters.

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