Affordable Video Lenses

Started May 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP tgelston Regular Member • Posts: 129
Re: any STM lens is better for video

007peter wrote:

I appreciate your response and I like all the lenses below for your family/vacation/easy video shoots but I don't like any of them when I am considering someone who hopes to get into serious videography, and the reason I don't - they are all difficult to manual focus with.  The fly by wire focus of all three STM lenses is laggy at times and not something that I have been particularly happy with, it is certainly good enough for most use, and they are all a great value but a step below professional.


#1 is Canon 18-135mm STM.  This lens is completely SILENT, and AF as fast as my 70-200 F4 IS

#2 Canon 40mm f/2.8 STM.. cheap $200 new, $120 used. But use micro-stepper-motor and some minor noise is detectable when focusing

#3 Canon 18-55 STM Kit lens.  This just came out with the newest Canon T5i and SL1 DSLR.  Haven't try it out yet, but it should be close to 40mm /2.8 in video.

The new 18-55 STM is much sharper than the current 18-55 IS, according to some Korean review site.  I'm waiting to get my hand on one.

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