What Makes for a Good Zoom Lens for Video?

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Pete Silver
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Re: What Makes for a Good Zoom Lens for Video?

In my 30 odd years as a professional ENG camera operator we used Fujinon and Canon zoom lenses.  If you want to have all the features that you want they come at a price.

I think my last lens (a Fujinon) was about £20,000. You could set a slow zoom - push a button and it would do it for you. Ideal for slow, smooth zooms on an interview for instance. A built in extender doubled the focal length of the lens if needed.

I did a lot of concerts and a zoom was a must, used properly it was great.

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