View Full Version : I'm a photographer who needs a video camera


madkap
08-21-2010, 05:49 PM
Hey guys,

My first post so I guess I'll give a little background on what I'm trying to do.

Every night, I pull my hair out because nikon hasn't released a DSLR that can do video like the 5DMKII.

Anyways, I have a bit of an investment in nikon equipment but all of it is for still cameras. (Maybe I should buy a d3s but I keep having this feeling that soon... soon... there will be some sweet new dslr from nikon that does video incredibly).

What I'm wondering is; is there a digital video camera that can take f-mount (nikon) lenses that will shoot video better than a cropped sensor nikon (d5000/d90/d300s)?

Thanks for any help guys. I know I'm probably outta luck but thought I'd give it a shot anyways.

photoflo
08-21-2010, 07:33 PM
Nikon released their new D3100 DSLR literally yesterday. It records in 1080. Here's a link.

http://www.gizmag.com/nikon-d3100-entry-level-digital-slr-unveiled/16088/

Cracker Funk
08-21-2010, 10:57 PM
Another Seattleite!

Just a thought -- with one of these adapters, could you put your f-mount lenses on a 5D?

http://www.fotodiox.com/index.php?cPath=21_100

chilipie
08-22-2010, 03:22 AM
Another Seattleite!

Just a thought -- with one of these adapters, could you put your f-mount lenses on a 5D?

http://www.fotodiox.com/index.php?cPath=21_100

The tilt-shift feature of those adaptors is probably unnecessary (and makes it more expensive), but you can get a straight up FD to EF adaptor for 30 or so. You'll have to check which lenses and cameras the electronic monitoring works with, though maybe in the long run you'd be better off waiting and investing in a Nikon body.