Lens FAQ

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  1. sxgt

    sxgt TPF Noob!

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    OK this is actually a question about a VIDEO CAMCORDER. I am looking to buy a camera for amateur video productions/hobby. And there are a lot of different lens sizes out there. Whats the difference in a 35mm and 77mm lens as far as image quality and what the final result is?
     
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    image quality doesn't change...
    77mm will be a more "closeup" image than 35mm
     
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    so i can fit more stuff into a 35mm lense then a 77mm
     
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    What camera are you looking at buying? There aren't too many camcorders, if any at all, that allow you to swap lenses. I know the Canon XL2 does but thats not really a comcorder. So what is your final output gunna be (web, DVD, tape etc)? The lens can affect quality when shooting video.
     
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    dont need swappable lenses. Just need audio in plug and quality image. I want to thro down about 500$
     
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    ttt
     
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    Do you want a camera with manual gain control on the audio in, or will AGC (auto gain control - usually a disaster) be adequate? What sort of mic or other audio source will you be using?

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    You should never fit any stuff into a lens. If you are not an expert, I would not even open the lens barrel or anything. you will only wreck it that way.
     

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