Can you recommend a good, cheapish fisheye?
Rokinon 8mm would be your best bet. You can find them used for pretty good prices. I’ve seen some from $150 and up.
what would you use a 50mm lens for when shooting downhill?
You can use it in a lot of ways. You could fill the frame with the skater or pull back and get some more scenery in there, or you could just go in the middle. It’s just a kind of standard size. If you’re shooting on a crop sensor it might be a little tight shooting from the sidelines sometimes, but you can make due.
This was shot on a 50mm on a 7D.
And this is an old shot from farther back.
Hopefully that helps a little.
I’m glad people are asking questions by the way!
what lens do you recommend for raw runs?
The standard is a wide angle around 10-35, depending on your camera. If you can get close you can go as wide as 10 if you really want that look, but it’s a buzz kill when people use a really wide lens and aren’t close enough. The caliber raw runs are shot on a 16-35 on a full frame I believe, and those come out great.
What lens do you use for filming and picturez
It depends on the location and photo. As of now I only have an 85mm 1.8 and a 10-22mm, which I switch between pretty frequently actually. I don’t really have a middle ground anymore so I have to choose wisely. For video, I mainly use the 10-22, which I’m going to stop using for a while because it’s too easy.