« on: February 22, 2011, 09:52:59 AM »
Just wondering what everyone favourite lenses are for filming and why?T his can be canon lens or not, anything that makes a good image! Also could you state if your using FF or crop sensor (just for an idea of focal lengths). Also is there anything that you feel may be rumoured to be around the corner that your waiting for to film with.
Also is there any lenses you have bad experiences and should be avoided for filming with for filming and why?
In low light conditions, do many of you manage to shoot wide open at apertures such as 1.2 or 1.4 or do you find this tough to keep in focus (particularly on full frame). Do you have any tips of tricks when working at this aperture? Do you find a stabilisation rig necessary!
Lastly! Zooms vs Primes? What are your thoughts with regards to benefits for video. For example i want a low light wide angle lens.... So 24mm mkii 1.4 or 35mm 1.4?? And then i have read good things about 16-24mm zoom and 24-70 zoom. These are f2.8... is f2.8 enough for low light video? What is the limit you have reached with f2.8 before thinking you really need a wider aperture?
Thanks for your insights.