Video Lenses

There are thousands of lenses available to us from an endless list of manufacturers which can make finding the right lens difficult. Here I list my lens recommendations for DSLR cameras and cinema cameras like the C100, C300 and FS700. Choose from the categories below to find the right lens for you.

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These are fixed focal length lenses that are great for video. Fixed focal length lenses are often sharper, more affordable than zooms and have much faster apertures for shallow depth of field.

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Zoom lenses usually aren’t as fast as primes and they can be more expensive. But you obviously will have a lot more flexibility with framing since you can change the focal length.


Vintage Manual Lenses

I love vintage manual lenses. You can often get them much cheaper than new electronic lenses and they have incredibly smooth focus rings for beautiful manual focusing. These lenses can also work on a wider range of camera mounts since they have no proprietary electronic mounts.