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  1. So I went to B&H today to look at the lenses. I want to thank everyone for all the recommendations. I think I'm definitely going to go with the Sigma. I made a little review video of both sony and sigma lenses if you guys are interested. Again thank you everyone!
  2. Ahh.... I will consider this too. it sounds like a good lens. Now to decide between the two. Definitely need to test both when I go to B&H!
  3. After looking at the suggested lenses and reading reviews, I came to the conclusion the Sony 24mm 1.8 would be the best choice. However due to it being a 1k lens (and no oss?!) I will have to pass it up. My next option would have to be moving up to the Sony 35mm 1.8. After testing out focal length ranges with my 18-135 as suggested, 35 mm (52mm) would still work for me. Worst case i can always move the camera back a little bit if anything. I will have to take a trip to B&H to check the lens out in person before I buy it. After looking at reviews and watching videos, I'm pretty confident that will be the best lens for me. They say to always have a nifty fifty, and the 35 mm is just that. Thank you everyone for all the suggestions!! P.s. if anyone is interested my YouTube is www.youtube.com/mustang2005 if you'd like to see the green screen work I'm trying to do. It's the videos titled "mustang2005's rants."
  4. Thank you for the suggestions guys. I'll look into these lenses.
  5. I'm trying to figure out the best prime lens for video. Help is appreciated. Here is the story: I bought my a6500 mainly for 4k video, not so much pictures. I've always been a medium zoom lens type of person and I have the 18 to 135 mm. But recently I've decided to do some green screen work for my YouTube. I started thinking maybe I should use a prime lens for this. I was looking between 35 mm and 50 mm and decided that a 35 mm would be the best option. A 50 mm would be the equivalent of 75 mm with the crop factor, and that is too much. But then I realized 35 mm is a 50 mm with the crop factor. So what lens would you guys recommend to achieve 35 mm? Also another thing I realized is when shooting in 30fps in 4k it crops it even more. So what would give me a 35 mm equivalent with the video crop? Another reason I decided on the prime lens is because I originally wanted to get a 10 to 18 mm lens. But then seeing the price of that lens after just spending 1000+ on my a6500, I cant justify dropping another G. I noticed prime lenses are way cheaper. Worst case i can just continue using my 18-135 and save money by not getting any other lens. But I just figured maybe a prime lens would be better especially with the larger apertures they have. Thoughts?
  6. Hello all. My name is Eric, I am from Staten Island, NY. I am new to Sony cameras. However I do have a nice Sony 4k TV. I am coming from a Canon T1i. I like to make youtube videos, and I purchased my Sony A6500 /w 18-135 camera to have better high quality 4k content. My current set up is just using a go pro hero 6 to make my videos. It's fine for making videos, but very limiting in what I can do such as you cant zoom with a gopro. I never bothered to use the canon to make videos as the autofocusing is terrible. So I figured it was time to upgrade in the video/photography department. Especially to the latest camera technology, as the T1i is pretty old. I have a few questions that I couldn't really seem to find in a search as they are pretty specific. Firstly I have not received my camera yet. Best buy says I will be able to pick it up this Sunday, so I'm pretty anxious to get it. Anyway one of my questions is does anyone here use cyber link powerdirector to edit their videos? If so what are the best settings to render 4k videos for youtube? Should I export in XAVC S or H264? Since I plan on mixing gopro footage in, I assume I should use H264? Just wanna be 100% certain on that. And does the bitrate need to be 100mbps as well for exporting? Or should I keep it at the youtube recommended 45mpbs? Also my other question was picture profiles. Now I know there are many articles on this, but what I really want to know is which are the best 4k settings (and photo) without needing color grading or photo editing? I know slog is the best, but I'm not interested in color grading. Those are the only questions I have for now.
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