More Lens Options Than Ever: Here's Where to Start
There are more camera choices than ever and that, of course, means more lens choices than ever. Where to start when deciding which ones to buy? Matthew Duclos has a helpful blog post on just that, breaking down some of the more important features to look for.
He writes, "Lenses will always be required for cinema and in todays economy it’s all about compromise. So where do you compromise and what lenses make the most sense for you? Well… It’s a bit more complex than that. It depends on what you’re shooting and how you shoot it. If you’re doing nothing but corporate interviews with nothing but static shots tied to a tripod, you’re probably going to be okay with the minimum amount of gear investment. If you’re shooting low-budget features or even high-budget music videos or the like, you’re going to want something a bit more dedicated to motion picture work and will probably be a higher point of entry and a higher cost all around in terms of glass. To keep things simple, we’re going to go with the budget-concious, all around shooting setup that should be good for just about any type of work."
Read his full post here.