What Makes for a Good Zoom Lens for Video?

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uncle dunc Senior Member • Posts: 1,125
Re: What Makes for a Good Zoom Lens for Video?

I've found with my Panasonic M4/3 zooms - the 14-140 kit lens and the 35-100 F/2.8 - if I zoom first, focus, and then unzoom and start shooting, focus is more or less retained when I rezoom, but I'm not doing critical shooting.

The Olympus 12-40 F/2.8 Pro Zoom has a manual focus clutch. When you pull the focus ring towards the camera, it disengages AF and gives you a manual focus emulation. It's not 100% accurate, in that if you set up a follow focus, set your in and out points, and then shoot the scene multiple times, focus will drift eventually, but if it's for a single shot, or two or three shots in a row, it's pretty reliable.

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