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While I see many people switching over to the Panasonic GH4 and Sony A7 series cameras (like the A7sII/A7RII), there's one product that I wanted to remind people about - the FotoDiox ND Throttle. When shooting with Sony cameras, especially in SLOG, the minimum ISO could be anywhere from 1600-3200. SLOG is such a great option to have, but means you really have to deal with ND Filters to keep a wide aperture and proper shutter speed.

The easiest and most simple solution that I know of is the FotoDiox ND Throttle. The FotoDiox ND Throttle is a variable ND Filter built right into a lens adapter, and allows you to dial in your exposure without changing your ISO, Shutter, and Aperture. Of course this only works if you are adapting a Full Frame lens to the Sony or Panasonic, and not using a native lens.

It doesn't matter if you're working with a Canon EF autofocus lens, a manual Rokinon Lens, or even high end Cinema Prime Lenses like the
XEEN, Canon CN-E, Zeiss CP.2, etc. The FotoDiox ND Throttle is one simple adapter that I highly suggest all Sony A7 series or GH4 shooters look into and find the time to try it out. Even if you're not using it all the time, I think you'll find it's worth keeping in the gear bag.

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So while I think Canon L lenses offer great image quality, you can get a (4) piece Rokinon Cine DS Lens Bundle Set for about the price of one Canon L Lens. The DS line from Rokinon are designed to be color matched, same exposure ranges, common focus and iris gear positions, a de-clicked aperture, etc. For me personally I feel they are better for video than standard Autofocus Photo Lenses (image quality aside). If you're looking into a set of Rokinon Cine lenses, I highly suggest starting with the 'Cine DS' line for the reasons stated above.

The image quality is great, and I think you'll really appreciate the longer focus (pull) throw, and de-clicked aperture which lets you set F-stops in smaller increments than you can with auto focus lenses. The built in gear ring is great for follow focuses, and the standard positions make it easier to swap lenses without moving your FF around each time.

Rokinon Cine DS Lens Canon EF
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Now if you really want to step it up a bit, the Rokinon XEEN Cinema Prime lenses have a standard physical size, lens diameter, better optics, less breathing, etc. To date they are probably the most affordable Cinema Prime Lenses that cover a full frame sensor. They have a 114mm Diameter which is exactly the same as a Canon CN-E Prime, or Zeiss CP.2. You can find great deals on XEEN Lens Sets via eBay (click here).

Rokinon XEEN 3 Lens Bundle Set
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Typically priced at $2499, B&H is offering up a discount price of $2199 + 2% Rewards for the Canon 6D + Canon 24-105mm F/4L Image Stabilized Lens kit. In order to see this discount, you'll have to add into your cart. Find it below.

Canon 6D Full Frame Camera 24-105mm lens
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[Update] Listing Expired...

Here's that deal everyone keeps waiting for. The best sites I could find have the 5DM3 listed for $2999, but the same eBay seller who blew out 5D Mark IIIs during Black Friday sales has reposted these bodies again for just $2599. These are all Brand New with Canon USA Warranty. These deals usually only last for a few hours at most (click here)

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Another deal posted by same seller is the Canon 24-105mm F/4L with Image Stabilzation. This Canon L lens typically lists for around $1200 dollars and the seller has it on a daily deal for just $759 (click here).

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One of my most favorite all around lenses, a brand new USA Warranty Canon 24-105mm F/4L with Image Stabilization currently lists for $1K+. Today another daily deal on the Canon lens brings the price to $750 + Free Shipping. Check it out following the link via eBay (Click Here).

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Discount on eBay's Daily Deal today lists the Canon 5D Mark III + Canon 24-105mm F/4L IS lens combo - New, USA Warranty. Elsewhere right now this same combination will run you about $500 dollars more as seen over at B&H (here). It's basically like getting a Free lens which you could always try to sell it and further discount your 5DM3 purchase. [Update] I guess they got in trouble, because the price has jumped up another $400 bucks. It was just $3599. Really missed out on this one.

Check it out via eBay (Click Here).

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Sold out or backordered with most retailers, Beach Camera in New Jersey just listed the Canon 5D Mark III + 24-105mm F/4L with a limited quantity available. I work around lots of small lighting setups, and once you try out the low light capabilities of this camera, it's hard to go back to anything else. Brand new USA warranty, check it out following the link via eBay (click here).

Canon 5D Mark III
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