What Makes for a Good Zoom Lens for Video?

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OP Markr041 Veteran Member • Posts: 8,651
Re: What Makes for a Good Zoom Lens for Video?

NickZ2016 wrote:

Some of that is camera control. Power zoom requires the camera and mount to offer it. Same thing with AF . Same issue with in body ND filters.

The rest? Don't virtually all Cine lenses provide the other items on your list?

Okay they aren't cheap but they're hardly rare. Fuji makes MK lenses for the E mount. Plenty of other companies make lenses .

I agree good AF is mostly a camera property, but it requires a strong, quiet motor in the lens.

As for power zoom, most of the lenses have their own power servo. It is rarely a camera body feature.

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