This post goes hand-in-hand with yesterday’s telephoto lens test, only today’s lens test is wide angle.
I spent some time at the creek down the hill from the house yesterday getting some decent video of running water. The snow’s been melting rapidly around here and I figured that I could, like my other video, gather some movement along with some sound.
My Sigma 10-20mm wide angle is, by far, my favorite lens. When I shoot video and take pictures with this lens I am awed at every turn. Just looking through the viewfinder puts a smile on my face. The amount of data this lens can capture amazes me.
I took two videos yesterday. They were about ten feet apart and the camera was only about a foot above the water. I’ll write the specs below:
– 46 degrees
– March 10, 2013
– Camera distance above water about 1 foot
– Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Lens
– Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera
– PRO 700DX Professional Tripod with Panhead
What I wanted to show in this video was how the Canon T3i’s built-in microphone performed and how much I could capture using the Sigma wide angle.
I’ll tell you, I wasn’t too impressed with the amount I could squeeze in, but the sound was okay. I know I was hunkered down in the creek and all, but I would have liked to have seen a wider angle. As far as the built-in mic, it was alright. I just placed an order for the Rode VideoMic with wind screen, so It’ll be fun to do comparison videos of that.
Sigma 10-20mm Wide Angle Lens Video Test – Hebron, CT