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Believe it or not, most award-winning animated productions today are shot on DSLR cameras — not more expensive film or video cameras. Canon EOS is the most popular line, since it supports RAW images, Live View and full remote control over a tether cable. This allows the camera to integrate tightly with Dragonframe’s software.

Canon EOS Rebel T6

To reduce flicker (a known problem among animators), Canon’s automatic aperture lenses must be swapped out with a Nikon manual aperture lens. That way the shutter always returns to the same fully-closed position after each shot, unlike Canon’s lenses.

Nikon AF FX NIKKOR 50mm f/1.8D Lens

This requires an adapter ring, to mount a Nikon lens on a Canon body.

Fotodiox Lens Mount Adapter