I’ve been buying camera equipment for a fairly long time now and each and every time I do, I exhaust all avenues of research. When I say exhaust, I mean exhaust. I read reviews, look at pictures, watch videos, change my mind and start all over again. For items like electronics, I think this is typical. And perhaps this is even the fun part of it all.
When it comes to camera lenses, I’ve seen my fair share of what they call “Lens Tests.” This is when someone – doesn’t need to be a mad scientist or anything – puts the piece of equipment they are testing to use under normal circumstances. I particularly enjoy these types of videos because they are realistic. They are tested in very similar situations to what I may be using them for. Needless to say, I like them.
Today, I thought it would be beneficial to the world if I went ahead and demonstrated just how well or not well my “Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Telephoto Zoom Lens” works with video. It was quite sunny outside and I figured, what the heck. So here goes:
– 46 degrees
– March 10, 2013
– Camera distance from object about 20 feet
– Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 DG Macro Telephoto Zoom Lens
– Canon EOS Rebel T3i 18 MP CMOS Digital SLR Camera
– PRO 700DX Professional Tripod with Panhead
I wanted to find something that created some sort of sound along with movement. It’s fairly useless to record something that’s dead to the world. So what I found was snow melting from one section of the roof and dripping on another. It was a perfect scene. I had the sound I wanted along with the movement I was looking for. Combined with the bright sunlight, we had ourselves a lens test.
Now, this may look like a simple video to you, but for someone looking to purchase a Sigma lens or a Canon DSLR camera, it can be quite useful. Back when I was searching for my next camera, my favorite camera test was a video of water dripping from a fountain.
Sigma 70-300mm Telephoto Lens Video Test