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    i bought a refurbed canon sl2 and i'm impressed with it's vid!
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    i bought a refurbed canon sl2 and i'm impressed with it's vid!

    there i said it:

    in this era of "must have full frame" and "can't live without 4k" and "dual card slots or no go", i bought a cheap canon sl2 crop sensor for access to it's dpaf (dual pixel auto focus).

    in my initial 1080/p (no 4k!) 60p/30p/24p talking head shots, i must say, i really like the look of the vid.

    dpaf really does a good job locking onto the subject as they move slightly here and there while being interviewed.

    i do wish i could monitor the audio with headphones.

    but there are work-arounds.

    i'm no luddite but i'm impressed by well done, old-school, out-of-fashion 1080p.

    ymmv

    be well.

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    The camera is just a tool. If you can get what you want out of it, what else matters? And if it’s paid work and the client is happy, bonus points.

    I still shoot lower-budget stuff on my EOS 80D and I love what I can do with that camera.
    Nobody notices audio... until it's not there.

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    i made and sold footage that was standard def.

    i was thrilled.

    the client was thrilled.

    the invoice was paid.

    i made and sold footage that was early version high def/720p.

    i was thrilled.

    the client was thrilled.

    the invoice was paid.

    i made and sold footage that was high definition 1920 x 1080.

    i was thrilled.

    the client was thrilled.

    the invoice was paid.

    i made and sold footage that was 4k/420.

    i was thrilled.

    the client was thrilled.

    the invoice was paid.

    to take a step back, or even several steps back, and find a camera that can deliver so much for less than $400 with a pretty decent kit lens, has me shaking my head.

    in part, wow! what a great time to be making media with such groovy tools.

    on the other hand, the barrier to entry to media making has gotten really low, $400 near pro level low, especially if the client relies on the web as their distribution vehicle.

    wild times.

    thumbs up.

    rob
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