I wanted to share a quick post about using these two pieces of gear. One of my favorite setups is pairing the newly introduced Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 Art lens with the Canon C200. One of the main reasons I like to put these two together is the C200 doesn't have in-body sensor stabilization and the 24-70 offers optical image stabilization within the lens. It's a beefy lens - weighing in at 2.24 lbs - adding weight to the kit making it pretty easy to capture some fantastic handheld footage without having to use an external stabilization system like a gimbal because having that extra weight helps with getting smooth shots. It's not too heavy either, making it pleasant to work with on the run. Additionally, the auto focus works perfectly with Canon's Dual Pixel Auto Focusing system, allowing me to make responsive adjustments within the C200's menu system. Enough chitchat, check out this sample footage I was able to capture on the fly:
All shots handheld using auto focus in the sample video, footage was shot at 8-bit 4K 60p.
I've read some pretty rough reviews on the lens where they've expressed some disappointment in the Sigma glass and some have communicated that the lens shouldn't carry the "Art" designation. I tend to disagree, but I'm using the lens primarily for video and can totally understand why they would feel that way about the it. From my testing the lens holds up really well in a ton of situations, making it my go-to lens for a lot of the work I do. In comparison to other manufactures of similar focal lengths with the features offered within the Sigma, I can't bring myself to being disappointed or complain about the lens because it's only $1,299 - this type of lens could easily top $2,000 from Canon, Sony, or Nikon.
The Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 variant looks interesting and is something I would love to test with the C200 at some point, as it's $100 cheaper than what Sigma is offering; it's just not something that is in my budget at this point.
Ultimately I'm loving the decision I made to move over to an actual cinema camera for my work, it has saved me a ton of time since I've brought the C200 into my workflow and I'm enjoying every minute of it. Putting it with the Sigma 24-70mm is just the icing on the cake and it's been a fantastic experience.
Check out my unboxing of the C200:
What do you think of the sample footage? Is there another lens you would like me to try and do a review on? Drop me a comment down below and let me know your thoughts and opinions!
Happy holiday's to y'all!