What Makes for a Good Zoom Lens for Video?

Started 4 months ago | Discussions thread
Michael Thomas Mitchell Forum Pro • Posts: 12,158
Re: What Makes for a Good Zoom Lens for Video?

AZMario wrote:

I have been the videographer on more than one event typically 3 cameras with 2 locked down and one operated. Once i set up for an event cameras do not get relocated. Without the ability to Pan tilt and zoom I might as well just lock down the third camera as well and just miss the shots that could have been. Used well a zoom is just one more tool in the tool box.

Setting aside the usefulness of a zoom lens for recomposing/reframing between shots, would the use of a zoom as you prescribe necessarily require or even substantially benefit from being powered as opposed to manual?

 Michael Thomas Mitchell's gear list:Michael Thomas Mitchell's gear list
Canon EOS-1D Mark II Canon EOS 7D Mark II Canon EOS 80D Canon EOS 5D Mark IV GoPro Hero7 Black +6 more
Post (hide subjects) Posted by
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow