5 Killer Canon Lenses for Video

by on July 5, 2012

in Canon

SMAPP put together the above video that highlights 5 Canon lenses that are great for shooting video on Canon HDSLRs.  While I haven’t used all of these, I found their insight to be particularly compelling for uses of the 14mm and 135mm.  And, while I use the 24-105mm regularly, I hadn’t considered the 135mm + 1.4x extender as an alternative to the 70-200mm f/2.8 lens in my kit.

The full list of “killer” lenses is as follows.

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM

Canon EF 14mm f/2.8L II USM

Canon EF 135mm f/2.0L USM

Canon 1.4x EF Extender III

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

[via FStoppers]




1 Dash July 5, 2012 at 9:27 pm

Sure, NOW you tell me, after I shot video all over South Africa already.

2 David Bean July 5, 2012 at 10:03 pm

A couple of those lenses are horrible for video. The 24-105 and the 100-400 in particular.

The best lenses for video are prime lenses, both for color quality and optics.

And if you were going to use a zoom the 24-70 is wayyyy better than the 24-105 and the 70-200 is wayyyy better than the 100-400.

Why would you even want a 400mm lens for video anyway. That thing would be so shaky it you couldn’t hold a good shot.

Also, most pro’s don’t zoom in ever on video, but instead move the camera in and out.

3 Nick Bedford July 5, 2012 at 10:57 pm

It should be this…

Five Killer Canon Lenses For Video: http://cinemaeos.usa.canon.com/products.php?type=Lenses

4 Jase July 6, 2012 at 12:32 am

Drop them all and get Zeiss CP.2 Primes.

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