The Vancouver Olympics on the Canon EOS 7D

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Jordan (@jdog23) sent us this awesome little video shot on the Canon EOS 7D… thought it deserved a full post.

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Vancouver 2010 Olympics from Jordan Megahy on Vimeo.

Oh my, where do I begin? This past month has been an amazing time in my life. Met countless people, saw some incredible things, and best of all. I got to film it!

Shot on a Canon 7D at 60fps, then pulled into cinema tools and converted to 24p. Also an IndieFocus20 was used for fast focusing. Here are the lenses:

99% was shot with a Pentax 50mm f1.4 Prime Lens. This was given to me by my grandfather only a couple weeks ago just before my he died. The lens itself is about 40 years old. I have a $15 adapter ring from it's M42 threaded mount to and EOS boyonet mount.

1% was done on the kit lens from Canon, a 28mm-135mm f3.5-f5.6. Used only for a couple zoomed shots.

This video is in loving memory of my Opi. And I hope you enjoy this video as much I enjoyed the Olympics.

Music: tobyMac – “City On Our Knees”
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(Photo credit: snap from the video)



  1. Jordan – nice work. Enjoyed both from the cinematic as well as a documentary perspective. Curious on the Pentax – do you know what version you have? I have a Pentax Super-Tak 50/1.4 as well (M42 screwmount adapted to EOS EF mount), but it has a noticeably warmer feel to it than the footage you shot. It also tends to have a “dreamy” (some might call it soft) feel, but yours doesn’t look that way at all.

  2. Just wondering how the quality of the lens compares to the lens kit. I’m getting the 550D but can’t justify paying out the masses of money to get some nice prime lenses so I can get nice Depth of Field (I love a nice DOF shot). However old M42 are quite cheap from places such as eBay and I can get them from parents/grandparents etc – so it seems like getting an adapter would be a good idea.

    And great video, the music fitted very well.

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