Pro DSLR + Cheapo Lens vs “Cheapo” DSLR + Pro Lens

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We got sent a question asking us: What would be better? A pro DSLR with a cheapo lens or a cheapo DSLR with an expensive lens? Well, we thought we’d answer that question in this video by asking two very different photographers to show us what they’re like. We tested the Canon 1D Mark IV with a Sigma 28-300mm f/something and a Canon 550D with a 24-70mm f/2.8L. What produces better results? Watch the video to find out. Twitter: Facebook: For the latest updates, visit our Blog: For more reviews, opinions, helps and tips visit:


plainOn says:

this Videos are amazing! you are a nice team!!!!!

Cristi iSon says:

they made a mistake because everything is sharp when its supposed to be blury

fredbazoo says:

Hes very right. A high quality lens is the way to go.

fredbazoo says:

This video goes to prove a point. All the shots he took could have easily been taken, with even higher quality on a simple fixed 35mm or 55mm lens, instead of having to lug that heavy thing all day. Lens would of been a hell of a lot faster as well, with better contrast.

Bernadus Bagus says:

i will take 1d mk4 with sigma. and i sell the 1d and buy 5d/7d + 24-70

OpenSourceBrain says:

The 1100D is the most basic, actually. I have it.

ziggerzag101 says:

Good glass will never go out of fashion – camera bodies seem to change every 6 months these days.

Cody Finley says:

kai, what an ass, a funny, but very big ass.

Criminal Priest says:

Pic at 2:56 says f/ 2.2 even though 24-70 goes only to 2.8

antiaverage1 says:

No need to bring nationalism into the issue…

antiaverage1 says:

Get over it. They’re just brand names.

antiaverage1 says:

When you’re in public, you can be photographed. In public, the law is on the side of the cameraman. Deal with it.

FreeBingoMan says:

I do not like when you talk about Canon produckt and you wear Nikon slip.

andrettransformer says:

Someone’s a stupid American lol

ziggedyfilms says:

5dmk3 and 18mm-55mm vs 1100d any l lens

KoalaLumpUhr says:

The lens makes the picture, not the chip. Cheap lenses are expensive! The moment you buy them you have lost your money and the eBay-value is at 20%. Best solution is in my eyes the semi-pro body like (Canon 30D…60D) with pro lenses.

BrianMcKenna2 says:

Why do you say that? It’s not illegal.

Lalune350z says:

Thanks! This are good stuf!

janenpan says:

But how about cheap body with 35 1.4 versus pro body with 50 1.8?

dozer11 says:

Another internet tough guy. No one would waste time taking pictures of someone like you anyway.

dozer11 says:

You do know that you can lower the resolution on YouTube, right? And it’s not an impersonation.

Greg Jarman says:

If you were smart i’d think you’d have a pretty thick strap around your neck, makes it kinda hard to snatch

idontknow jfkewjt says:

Skip to 11:00 to get answer saved you time, if your impatient

12thpanzerHJ says:

good luck with that. Another sheep that puts faith in the justice system

12thpanzerHJ says:

doesnt mean he still wouldnt snatch that thing outta your hand tho. People like you put too much faith in law enforcement. They wont get to you in most cases 99% of the time. Learn to defend urself

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