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Narrowing down the lenses for purchase - which lenses should I go for?

Started Feb 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Narrowing down the lenses for purchase - which lenses should I go for?
In reply to copydeskcat, Feb 1, 2013

I'll just toss my two cents in and some additional suggestions. I've done some video with my 5DII and found I absolutely needed an expensive Zacuto viewfinder so I could focus.

Then I bought a Rode mike with deadcat wind muff for decent sound. And Smith Victor makes a neat, cheap shoulder rig for run and gun videography that looks almost as if you shot from a tripod:


I've found I usually shoot with my 16-35 f/2.8 and an 85 f/1.8 lenses.

Also factor in that your computer may need an upgrade, or even replacing, when editing those massive HD video clips.

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Canon EOS 5D Mark III Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM Canon EF 11-24mm F4L +1 more
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