so I have recently gotten into the idea of dabbling in stop motion and of course one of the first things which comes up is the equipment.
Ive done a bit of research, but havent seen a guide of the exact sort of things to get. I plan to buy dragonframe and have that set, but its more the camera which I could use some help with.
From what I have read on here, the way to go is a Canon body, an MF adapter and a Nikon Lens. A lot of this seems to clear up some sort of flicker problem others have talked about. My real question is what Canon body to go with. It seems a lot of people recommend the T2i, the D60 among others. I also cant seem to find a definitive adapter which will work best. Finally, specifically are there any lenses I should keep my eye out for?
My feeling on getting an SLR is that at the very least it will be a good camera for shooting things in general beyond just stop motion and at the best I take a great liking to stop motion and its a great dual purpose camera.
Any help, advice, etc. will be greatly appreciated!
so is something like a 40d or 60d superior to a T2i and models in that lineup? Also, where to I find the correct adapter to connect the nikon lense? Which types of lenses should I be on the lookout for? any specific lenses? I know you want it to be MF. I did find some chinese knockoff adaptors on amazon for any of the above model cameras.
I guess the only thing else that Ill need is some sort of tripod once I get the rest of this sorted out. Look forward to any advice you all can provide!
OK, so Im leaning toward the 40D as it doesnt sound like there is much use stepping up to the 60D and its much cheaper to go with the 40D
As to the converter, is this the right thing you are talking about from China?
Any specific Nikon lense I should go for to get for all around shooting?
Thank you for the pointers on the tripods!
Here are a couple of old threads going into detail on the subject of Nikon (and other) lenses on a Canon:
I've collected these and many other important threads on my blog: Link List - Handy links to useful information on the forum
I have been using a Canon Rebel T1i since 2010 for my films, with a Canon lens and haven't really had any issues with it. The shutter is still working well too! I had rented a Canon 50D from my school when I was working on my thesis film, but I think the difference in quality is not that big. As long as your camera is of a decent quality and can shoot high-resolution files there is so much that you can achieve with the right lighting, composition and polished animation.