Dilemma Cost-Effective - and Best Switch to Video Camera

2 months 4 days ago #674937 by hasuwini
Hello guys,

I have a very special dilemma right now. 
I have an EOS 5D Mark I (Classic) which I'm a huge fan of. I will never let it go of course. But I would like to get into Video more now and see how it feels.

I was about to get my hands on an EOS 5D Mark II for the cost of around 400€ with only 15000 expositions but when I got to the store, they sold it to someone few hours before. Yep pretty unlucky.

I've had my eyes on the FUJIFILM XT-1 as well as I've heard a lot of good things about it and it is slightly cheaper - around 300€ 
But you need to get a little Adapter so maybe 350€ apprimately.

My dilemma is that I don't know if I should go for the XT-1 and have a good camera now or still wait for the Mark II to pop out somewhere, knowing that it could be in poor conditions and maybe not last very long.

I would love to remain in the Canon family if you know what I mean since I have two nice canon Lenses and I love the feel of my big old Canon 5D.

I would highly appreciate if you guys could share your thoughts and if I'm completely a fool to not go right away with the XT-1

All the best!

/Ed


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2 months 4 days ago #674942 by Shadowfixer1
If you are wanting to get into video, the XT-1 is not the camera to get. Fuji didn't get very good at video until the XT-3. A Panasonic GH-4 or GH-5 would probably be a better start for video. Cheaper lenses than the Fuji is a bonus. There are many vloggers using small Canon gear for their youtube channels. You should check out what they use. The G7 line seems popular but it all depends how serious you are about video. 

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2 months 4 days ago #674957 by effron

Shadowfixer1 wrote: A Panasonic GH-4 or GH-5 would probably be a better start for video. 


Roger that....

Why so serious?
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2 months 4 days ago #675040 by garyrhook
+1. You may also be able to get an adapter for you Canon lenses on a micro 4/3s body.


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2 months 4 days ago #675049 by Ian Stone
+1 GH5 or you might want to start following the Sony a7S III rumors that have started to go around


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