BEST Lenses for DSLR Video!

by Staff July 25, 2016 at 8:42 am

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  1. Can you please suggest a good complete setup for creating youtube videos? I plan on standing in front of a white board and teaching some lessons so having good audio is extremely important. I would love a detailed answer that covers Cameras, Lenses, Microphone, Light kit and tripod. I need to stay as low as possible budget wise; Below the $1000.00- $1200.00 range.Thank you so much.

  2. Hello Todd. Great first and last name but no "e" on the end of Wolf
    I'm looking to get a lens for my Canon EOS 70D.
    I'm looking to do on the street interviews. I will be shooting videos on the streets, both day and night. What lens do you think I should acquire? Also, kinda on a tight budget.
    Thanks and have a good one.

  3. What would you recommend for the one man band?

    Option 1 (the one you gave) Canon 16-35, 2.8, 24-70, 2.8, 70-200, 2.8

    Option 2 (Rokinon) 24mm, T 1.5 35mm, T 1.5 24mm, T 1.5 50mm, T 1.5, 85mm, T 1.5

    The rent price is about the same.

  4. I have a question.
    I'm planning on going into amateur films as well as travel photography.
    I've just bought the Nikon d5300, and now I'm looking for a wide/ultrawide lens.
    I've been looking through a million videos and reviews, but just can't get the answer I'm looking for.

    Can you guys suggest a wide lens
    1. of around 500$ (used);
    2. That's compatible to my Nikon d5300;
    3. Will autofocus

    I'd appreciate any suggestions.

    Thanks.

  5. im still learning about different lenses for the DSLR. Im currently looking to buy a canon 80d for strictly video mainly because of the auto focus. my question sir is what is the best lens and settings for close up shots like if i was showing my face in close would i still use low mm like 18 to 24 or should i be using a higher mm like 70 to 200mm for these types of shots>

  6. Nice review….do you get any focus noise that come through on video when you play it back in post?….i have the 18-135….but want to buy the 16-35mm and the 24-70mm f/2.8 as i do low light night club video's….and low light interviews that why maybe the prime 50mm f1.4….or the Sigma 50mm 1.4…….

  7. Great video, However my choices for full frame would be the Tamron 24-70 f2.8 VC and Tamron 15-30 f2.8 VC, because the Tamrons have optical image stabilization. At the moment I'm on aps-c, so I use a Tamron 17-50 f2.8 VC, Sigma Art 30mm f1.4 and canon 50mm f1.8 canon (also have a canon 70-300mm f4-5.6)

  8. hey todd, sup!, For the moment I have no fixed aperture medium range zoom like the 24-70, so in the meantime I'm stuck with a kit lens, problem is that it keeps changing the aperture when I zoom in, even at closed apertures like f8 or f11, is there a way to overcome this just to get a even exposure throughout all the clip, or I need a fixed aperture lens? Thanks man.

  9. What camera are you using? for this lens.
    I have a crop sensor Canon 70D.
    Do you recommend these lenses for a crop sensor?
    Will these lenses work with a crop and full frame?
    Thanks for your time.

  10. I'd like to know more about product shooting… the last commercial I shot was with a 24-70 2.8 / 50mm … it came out pretty good. But I was wondering what lens would you use for tight shots? I work with toys and the next one I need to shoot is a slot car set. Would a 100mm 2.8 be a wise choice… or does the 24-70 still work? I was just thinking prime.

  11. Great video, much appreciated.
    Any chance you will do more "instructional" work on your own or was the stuff with Jared Polin the last of it?
    I really liked the video you did with Jared Polin but often found myself wanting to hear more of what you had to say, and to some extend wished for more of the same, but entirely from your point of view.

  12. I don't know squat about video! But want too! Thank you, thank you, thank you! Excellent, straightforward, critical and wildly valuable information! Your concise, well spoken explanations are the best of it! Very appreciated!!! Thanks a ton!!! 8)

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