So you've seen the video on how to tether your iPad to your DSLR camera, and you heard the announcement from Lee that we are giving away an Apple iPad in December. So what do you have to do to win the iPad for yourself? It's really easy: just follow us on twitter and send out one tweet about Fstoppers. That's it; plain and simple! On December 15th we will pick a random user from the previous 30 days and Christmas will come 10 days early :) Feel free to share this video explaining the rules to your friends and check out the BTS video at the end showing how we used an entry level camera, a photoflex reflector, one prime lens, and an iPhone to film the most basic fstoppers video yet (and the first one in 1080). Due to mail/customs issues, this contest is only open to US and Canada residence. Don’t worry, we will be doing a big world wide contest again very soon.
Here are a few links to the lenses and cameras we used in making this video. As of right now you really need 1.4 lenses with the current breed of cameras to shoot super low light videos which require no extra lighting.
Nikon D3100 - Great entry level DSLR with more options than some of our professional cameras. First Nikon camera to shoot 1080 video but does require AF-S lenses to focus.
Nikkor 85 1.4 - Definitely a magical lens and expensive too. Allows for super shallow depth of field and great low light video/stills. Pulls the background closer than the other options
Nikkor 50 1.8 - Best option if you are on a budget and probably the first prime you should buy. Also available in the 1.4 version which I personally use. Enough can't be said about these lenses
Sigma 30 1.4 - Great option if you prefer wide angle video or shallow depth of field still shots. Has the AF-S style motor so works with all cameras
Nikkor 35 1.8 - I failed to mention this lens since I've never used it but it too is really inexpensive and has been on the wishlist of many die hard prime users. It was finally released in 2009.