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:

I wasn't thinking about the motor but the controls. The same way some cameras can do pull focus with the right controls you should be able to do the same sort of thing with power zoom.

No, mostly the controls (rocker switch) are on the lenses as well. This is true for the Panasonic and Olympus mft system, Sony Alpha cameras, Canon EOS SLRS etc. On real video cameras, the controls are on the body but still many pro zoom lenses have their own rocker switch and motor. No "hybrid" camera I know has a zoom control on the body. The exceptions are the 1"-sensor cameras from Sony, Panasonic, Canon, like the Sony RX100 VI that is shown by the OP and the new ZV-1.

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