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Registered: ‎07-28-2016
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Which A7R lens for video?

Hi there,

 

I am looking for a good video lens to use with my A7R. It would be used mostly for interviews and sometimes exterior panning shots. 

I am currently using the 28-70 kit lens which is ok but not the sharpest for video.

 

Any suggestions?

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Registered: ‎01-08-2015
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Re: Which A7R lens for video?


RE_Guy wrote:

I am looking for a good video lens to use with my A7R. It would be used mostly for interviews and sometimes exterior panning shots. 

I am currently using the 28-70 kit lens which is ok but not the sharpest for video.


For 4K video, you're recording 9MP frames using a 36MP sensor. If the image isn't sharp, I don't think it's the lens.

 

If anything, I'd say it might be from the variable aperture of the 28-70, which can change as you zoom.

 

If the focal length of the 28-70 is ok for your purposes, you might consider the FE 24-70/4.

 

Try it before you buy it. LensRentals.com has many FE Lenses availabel for rent.

¹ The Lens is the Thing
² 'Full Frame' is the new 'Medium Format'
³ "One good test is worth a thousand expert opinions." - Tex Johnston, Boeing 707 test pilot.

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