What Makes for a Good Zoom Lens for Video?

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Andrew S10 Senior Member • Posts: 1,337
Re: What Makes for a Good Zoom Lens for Video?

I would also add that it's nice if the lens doesn't "trombone" when you zoom, and power zoom is nice to have.

I think for MFT you get the best results adapting a 2/3" ENG lens, which are cost prohibitive for most of us. I've read that some of the 1/2" ones have a big enough image circle and sharp enough optics to get you by on the cheap, relatively speaking.

The Sony 18-105mm is the cheapest power zoom APS-C lens I've run across, at $380-$500 on video forums. It's not the greatest lens by a long shot, but it gets the job done.

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