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what's your favorite lens for shooting video?
« on: February 11, 2012, 11:20:20 PM »
just wondering what lens' other people like using for shooting video...

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what's your favorite lens for shooting video?
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Re: what's your favorite lens for shooting video?
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2012, 01:03:57 AM »
so far i only have a kit lens and the 50mm 1.8, but the quality from that thing is pretty amazing! and usually for video, sticking to primes is a good idea, as they have really good image quality, even if you stick to the cheaper ones :)

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Re: what's your favorite lens for shooting video?
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2012, 01:54:08 AM »
My 8mm fisheye!

I film snowboarding so that would be the reason I use a fisheye!

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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2012, 07:37:38 AM »
No one favorite, but I am building up a collection of Leica R glass. The 50mm f/2 Summicron is pretty good.

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Re: what's your favorite lens for shooting video?
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2012, 08:39:49 AM »
By far, my most used Lens for Video is the Canon EF50mm 1.4 USM, partly 'cause it's been my only lens for quite a while besides the old kit lens (which is completely unusable for video). The Focus ring travels quite a distance, it feels like almost 180˚. This is my first choice indoors with low light.

Second is the 24-105L. I don't own it, but I rented it several times for video projects. It's been a good versatile lens due to its wide range of focal lengths, and IS. For now, I'm trying out the 17-55 2.8 IS on a Crop body.

With a good tripod the 70-200 2.8 L IS is my absolute favorite lens - both video and stills. The focus ring is smooth as butter, there is enough travel to focus accurately. For planned shots, the focus ring is also wide enough to stick a tape on it and on the barrel in front of it for focus marks while still having enough of the ring for grabbing the rubber.

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Re: what's your favorite lens for shooting video?
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2012, 08:50:41 AM »
I use the canon 15-85mm. This works fine even in bad light condision.

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« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2012, 01:04:02 AM »
Hi i have no great knowledge about the lenses but i have  checked the lenses of kajaria can any one tell me about the good lense  to shoot?

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Re: what's your favorite lens for shooting video?
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2012, 02:44:12 AM »
im studying photography and for one of my classes we have to create short clip about something and presnt to to the class. i wanted to use a 50 (probably the 1.4 or even 1.2L) but i got out voted 2 to 1 by the two guys in my group so now we're shooting with a 24-70.

if i was making a video that wasnt for school i'd stick to wide angle primes, if need i'd use zooms as well

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« Reply #8 on: February 18, 2012, 11:34:33 PM »
Shooting handheld with a 55-250 is surprisingly difficult!

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Re: what's your favorite lens for shooting video?
« Reply #9 on: February 19, 2012, 12:29:53 AM »
Shooting handheld with a 55-250 is surprisingly difficult!

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Considering the ergonomics of a DSLR, you shouldn't be shooting handheld at all.
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Re: what's your favorite lens for shooting video?
« Reply #10 on: February 19, 2012, 12:32:03 AM »
just wondering what lens' other people like using for shooting video...

I usually run a 3 camera setup for recording live music.  Main cam is a 5DII/14L II, 7D/35L or 50L on rig, 5DII/85LII or 135L on fluid head.

I probably use the 50L and 85L the most overall.  16-35 gets a decent amount of use as well, but I definitely prefer primes.
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Re: what's your favorite lens for shooting video?
« Reply #11 on: February 19, 2012, 06:57:48 AM »
I'm in a film/media group called Uneek F/M
(Shameless Plug: www.uneekfm.tumblr.com  ;D)

Main Camera:
-Canon T3i
-Sigma 30mm f/1.4
-Canon 50mm f/1.8

Our back up Canon T2i only has a kit lens

(Edit: Sorry I thought you were asking about lens and equipment as well)

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Re: what's your favorite lens for shooting video?
« Reply #12 on: February 19, 2012, 09:44:32 AM »
I'm currently loving my Samyang 35mm f1.4 on my 7D.
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Re: what's your favorite lens for shooting video?
« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2012, 11:34:41 AM »
For documentary filming the 24-70L is great especially when coupled with an 70-200L 2,8   

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Re: what's your favorite lens for shooting video?
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2012, 04:06:12 PM »
Shooting handheld with a 55-250 is surprisingly difficult!

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Considering the ergonomics of a DSLR, you shouldn't be shooting handheld at all.

I can't afford and shoulder mounts, follow focuses, or anything like that.  I just left my tripod at home that day.

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Re: what's your favorite lens for shooting video?
« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2012, 04:06:12 PM »