Carmi Pearl

Carmi Pearl

What is better to buy if I want lens for canon 7D.(For VIdeo)
Sigma 35mm 1.4 or Sigma 30mm 1.4 or Samyang 35mm 1.4

Brian Blount

Brian Blount

I would suggest the Samyang/Rokinon/Bower (all the same) 35mm t.1.5 cine lens. Its about $50 more than photo still lens and comes with gear rings mounted on the lens itself, declicked apeture ring and the readings are on side of the lense vs the top for easire follow foucs pulling. Its the exact same glass as the Samyang 35mm 1.4 but the lense itself is made for professional video production. T stops are also more acurate than F stops.

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Brian Blount

Brian Blount

I also have the 7D and will be purchasing this exact lens. Check out reviews and tutorials on youtube and forums for more info before buying.

Brian Blount

Brian Blount

Also remeber that the 7D has a 1.6 crop factor. So when buying a 35mm x the 1.6 crop, the lens itself will function more like a 50mm lens/56mm to be exact.

Jules Le Masson Fletcher

Jules Le Masson Fletcher

I agree with Brian Blount, the Rokinon 35mm T1.5 is perfect for video. Great glass, amazing body build and rings, declicked aperture... But if you also want to use the 35mm for photography, the rokinon's focus and aperture rings are only manual. Just to consider.

- Jules.

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