Just got notified that the Canon 55-250mm IS II is a heck of a lot cheaper for a short period of time. This is a great lens if you need to shoot telephoto on the cheap. And for video the image stabilization (IS) is huge.
Grab it while you can here:
Price: 8/10 – $350 is a great deal for this lens.
Glass Quality: 5/10 – Not very sharp.
Build Quality: 7/10 – For a plastic lens, this is great.
Features: 8/10 – LOVE the smooth click less aperture ring and lens gears. Would be 10 if it had auto focus, but that would also raise the price a lot.
Bottom line: Would I recommend buying one? Yes.
I have had the Rokinon 8mm Cine lens with the Canon mount for a month now, and I have to say I really like it. It is such a fun lens. Composing shots has never been as entertaining. At first use I thought 8mm is almost too wide to be useful, but after taking the lens downtown and shooting a good deal with it, I really think there is a place for this lens in my bag.
Check out the review and let me know what you think!
Rokinon has been making some pretty decent manual lenses for a while now. Their 8mm, 14mm and 85mm have been out for a while. But you can now get your hands on the 8mm F3.8 “Cine” lens from B&H Photo Video. And the price is crazy… $350 is all that is standing between you and this great lens.
I love how someone is making an affordable lens that has filmmakers/video shooters in mind. I REALLY hope this turns into a line of Rokinon Cine lenses!
There is so much gear out there for the DSLR shooter to choose from these days, and over the past year I have found 3 areas where you can save a ton of money and not compromise on quality. And yes there are other things to save money on but the items I want to talk about are necessities to every DSLR video shooter.