Hey guys, I'm looking at getting back to stop-motion, and specifically brickfilming in the new year, and I'm looking at kitting out my Canon 7D with some more lenses. I've been reading all of the suggestions, and well there's a great many ways I could go by what it seams.
To put in context, I currently have a Canon 50mm and 18mm - 135mm lens, as well as a set of extension tubes on the way. The lenses have served me ok so far, in my videography endeavors, but I've really been craving getting back into macro and brickfilming, something I've missed ever since my Nikon D7000 was stolen a few years back
I think the extension tubes will be a long overdue addition to my current kit, something I don't know why I didn't get earlier tbh. Basically in short, I received a $50 (AUD) ebay voucher for Christmas, that I'm going to put towards a new lens. I have some additional budget to spend as well as this, but ideally not too much. If I do go down the track of getting vintage Nikkor lenses, I will need an adapter too, and whilst cheap-ish, Australian prices do appear slightly inflated by comparison. Are there any vintage Canon alternatives that could help bypass this cost? I haven't found anything, but I can't say I've done comprehensive research. Conversely, are there any newer lenses since these initial recommendations that may work out more budget friendly?
TL;DR: Recommend a lens for Canon 7D, budget roughly $150 AUD.
Edit: I dug up some vintage sr mount lenses that I forgot I had on hand, going to find an adapter for them and test out their quality. Will give feedback on them, as being less known manufacturers, they seam very well priced for a budget. Minolta, kobana, and tokina brands. Still open for suggestions of other lenses I should look into, but I think I know where this ebay gift card is going.
Last edited by Kieren Barnett (December 27, 2020 (03:38am))
The new KB Videos coming soon.