Nikon 85mm f/1.8G for Portraits AND HD Video

Started Feb 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
Joe Marques
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Re: If you have an APS-C camera, don't get 85mm for video
In reply to powertoold, Feb 15, 2012

powertoold wrote:

At the equivalent of 135mm, you'll see a lot of camera shake with the 85mm.

Even with an FX camera, 85mm is a bit long for hand-held video.

Why would you shoot video handheld? I can't wait for my 85 1.8G for both portraits and video. My favorite FF lens was the Canon 135 f2 - this puts me right in that FL range. Great for isolating subjects in video too. On a tripod, using a follow focus, basically all the right gear for the job.

Joe

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