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Canon 50mm f1.2 L, 24-70mm f2.8 L, or the 24-105 f4 L for video?

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d1nonlywuwu:
Since I plan on upgrading my Canon Rebel to the 5d Mark III, the only lens I have with an EF mount is my 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II, and I am looking at another lens or two to fill in the wider end.
I am interested in the 24-70mm f2.8 and even the mark II version, but the lack of IS scares me for video.
I mostly take photos of sports and evening events but I have been taking more video recently.

Any suggestions between the canon 50mm f1.2 L, 24-70mm f2.8 L original or mk II , or the 24-105 f4 L for video?

melbournite:
When you say video, there is really only one choice out of those three - the 24-105 because it has IS.  The focal range is very useful and fits in nicely with you're 70-200.  It's also an excellent general lens.

Tijn:

--- Quote from: melbournite on March 20, 2012, 03:37:44 PM ---When you say video, there is really only one choice out of those three - the 24-105 because it has IS.  The focal range is very useful and fits in nicely with you're 70-200.  It's also an excellent general lens.

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And, at least according to http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Canon-EF-24-105mm-f-4-L-IS-USM-Lens-Review.aspx that review, the 24-105L is parfocal, too. Which is quite useful when zooming in and out.

prestonpalmer:
The 24-105 is a perfect lens for video! We use it all the time with the 5D2!  Cant wait to try it out on the 5DIII!!! C'mon BH ship them already!

Most of this wedding videography was filmed with the 24-105
http://www.brovadoweddings.com/blog/wedding_videography/

D.Sim:
For video the 24-105 by far... IS is a far larger advantage for vide than most people give it credit for,

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