Lens Suggestions for Newbie with a Panasonic GH4

Started Mar 11, 2014 | Questions thread
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Re: Lens Suggestions for Newbie with a Panasonic GH4

scottyd5 wrote:

Posted this in the Beginners Questions forum, but would also like some opinions from you guys.
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I mainly shoot concerts and other live events for IMAG (image magnification) where it's displayed on video boards. I would also be using it to record various events in a "run n gun" atmosphere. Most of the gear I have experience shooting on is pro-sumer type video cameras such as Panasonic AG-HMC80 with fixed lenses. I want to learn about lenses and such so I thought getting a DSLR/M would help me do this and also give me a chance to produce better quality footage.

I've been reading about the Panasonic GH4 and I'm really impressed with it. I went ahead and pre-ordered it, but now I need to decide on lenses. I'm guessing 2 lenses would be a good start. 1 being a close, mid range lens and another being a telephoto. Budget wise I don't want to spend more than a few hundred on each. I was wondering if you guys have any suggestions? Thanks!

For concerts and not too much money, the Oly 45 1.8 would be great to start with...12mm f2 is also nice but dearer.    2.8 zoom would be the 3rd I would get and if you get 2.8 zoom that starts at 12mm could maybe do without the 12 f2 (that extra stop could be handy for concerts though).

Oly 45 for individuals under a spotlight would be great.

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