550d Zooming during movie

Started Feb 26, 2010 | Discussions thread
skanter
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Re: 550d Zooming during movie

zombieball wrote:

scott_o wrote:

I am guessing the best use of DSLR video is fixed position setups, on a tripod. No zooming, keep refocusing to a minimum.

The form factor and manual zoom simply do not allow for smooth movement on video.

This is what I was thinking as well.

Zooming during a shot is a sure sign of an amateur. Next time you watch a movie, see if there are any zooms. Also, no filmmaker uses autofocus.

DSLRs like the T2i are best used by aspiring filmmakers willing to put some work into it, not for family home movies of the kids with everything on automatic.

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