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    So I have had my T1i for a while now. And I have gotten good at photography and everything (what I plan on doing for a living, don't hate). You can see for yourself here
    So here is my question. Being a skater, I like to film. Has anyone here filmed, or do they currently film with a DSLR? I plan on upgrading my camera body to the T3i (I really like the rebel body) at some point but right now the t1i serves its purpose. I don't get into filming enough to get a camcorder, so I would like opinions on this.

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    A ton of people film with DSLRs now, i have a t2i setup and i love it. If you're more into photos and you can get a little more money get a 60d or a 7d.

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    I knew people filmed a ton with DSLRs but I hadn't seen any being used for skating. What all do you have on your t2? Just for future reference. I would love a 7D but I am focusing on getting more lenses and flash right now. Body can wait until I absolutely need it. Plus I need a job to pay for all of it haha.

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    Shoot with a prime lens, something simple without optical stabilization. It reduces the "rolling shutter" effect. If it has a manual iris, even better. It will give you more control.

    One of the presenters at CES recommended shooting using the factory neck strap. Pulling the thing straight forward in front of you, and keeping it tight. It seems to help stabilize things.

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    Use a bracket/handle....don't try to look through the viewfinder or the view screen. Learn to aim and shoot instinctually
    that's gonna leave a mark.........yup gravity still works

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    To reply to both of your posts,
    I plan on buying the rokinon 8mm and a handle shortly.
    Any suggestions on cheap handles?
    For farther away stuff I'll use my 50mm.
    Prime lenses ftw!

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    50mm on a crop sensor isn't that wide. Heres my setup;
    Canon t2i body
    18-55 kit lens
    Opteka 6.5mm 3.5
    Canon 50mm 1.8
    Tokina 28-70 2.8 (no IS... definitely get IS for zoom lenses )
    Eazy handle
    Battery grip
    canon camera backpack.

    Good call on getting a cheaper body and more lenses.
    I have a few videos of skating with my t2i here. https://vimeo.com/brandonnicholson

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    that's gonna leave a mark.........yup gravity still works

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xgecko View Post
    There are cheaper alternatives, still. Go to the hardware store, get a thin strip of aluminum, maybe 1/8th of an inch thick, bend it into sort of a rectangle with no fourth side. Cover it with electrical tape, put a bike handle thing on top where you hold it, on the bottom drill a hole through so you can put a screw through it and into the tripod mounting hole.

    Results should look somewhat like this:
    Check out the Official Longboarding Thread: http://www.skaterscafe.com/showthread.php?t=108102

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    Only a couple of us can fly, R-Kelly & Michael Jordan in his prime.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TGIMUNDAY View Post
    There are cheaper alternatives, still. Go to the hardware store, get a thin strip of aluminum, maybe 1/8th of an inch thick, bend it into sort of a rectangle with no fourth side. Cover it with electrical tape, put a bike handle thing on top where you hold it, on the bottom drill a hole through so you can put a screw through it and into the tripod mounting hole.

    Results should look somewhat like this:
    Sure but he didn't ask about about Fabbing one
    that's gonna leave a mark.........yup gravity still works

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xgecko View Post
    Sure but he didn't ask about about Fabbing one
    That's true, but any time I can help someone save a few bucks, I try, plus it only took about a half hour! Much quicker than ordering it online.
    Check out the Official Longboarding Thread: http://www.skaterscafe.com/showthread.php?t=108102

    Quote Originally Posted by SkateboardG View Post
    Only a couple of us can fly, R-Kelly & Michael Jordan in his prime.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon View Post
    50mm on a crop sensor isn't that wide. Heres my setup;
    Canon t2i body
    18-55 kit lens
    Opteka 6.5mm 3.5
    Canon 50mm 1.8
    Tokina 28-70 2.8 (no IS... definitely get IS for zoom lenses )
    Eazy handle
    Battery grip
    canon camera backpack.

    Good call on getting a cheaper body and more lenses.
    I have a few videos of skating with my t2i here. https://vimeo.com/brandonnicholson
    Damn your videos make me want to get my fisheye now! Haha good **** though. After the fisheye, I plan on getting an IS zoom for sure. The tamron just isn't cutting it.

    I love ghetto rigging! That handle will be my project for the weekend, thanks!

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    Built a diy handle yesterday
    Will post pictures when I get home!
    It's so sweet!!!

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    Upgraded to a T3i today for only $250! It's not even used too. Great deal
    My Rokinon 8mm fisheye is on its way as we speak!
    So excited. God Bless Birthdays!!!

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    Nice, you'll love it. I just sold my dslr haha but im going to get another one eventually

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    **** brandon what are you using instead?

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    got an hmc40

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    sick **** man

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    Good review, Looking forward to hearing the recommendation!
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    i have the t3i its a good camera but you will want to get a firmware called magic lantern it makes you camera have options and controls you only find on a 60D or 7D but if you dont know you're way extremely well around dslr's it will just confuse you.

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