The A55 is the best DSLR for budding filmmakers

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The A55 is the best DSLR for budding filmmakers
Aug 25, 2010

I recently read some posts from people who claim the A55 is not for aspiring artists because it lacks manual controls. This is completely untrue. The A55 is the best thing that has happened to the Indie filmmaker. Now, the potential for professional looking movies is greater than ever.

Here's why:

1) With SteadyShot and phase detect AF, you can now do handheld shooting, which is far more practical for an Indie filmmaker than using expensive tripods and rails.

2) With phase detect AF, you can now shoot moving subjects and action sequences. With other DSLRs, it's very difficult to manual focus a moving target. ie try shooting a live sporting event or a concert where the subjects don't stand still.

3) You can still do focus shifts in movie mode if you select local AF.

4) You can still do manual focus and aperture changes

5) If you want to change aperture during movie mode, use an m42 lens which has aperture control on lens.

I guarantee you if you take two equally talented filmmakers and give one an A55 and the other a Canon 5dmk2, the A55 filmmaker will make a better movie hands down because his movie will be more dynamic with action and subjects that move back and forth with the camera.

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