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Damien Kabbaz

AF-100 What Kind of lenses would you buy?

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I'm thinking of picking up the AF-100 to shoot my first film. I've been looking at Zeiss lenses but I'm not sure what focal point to buy. Any suggestions on focal points or any other lenses you think would be good? I don't want to spend more than 4-5k. Thanks in advance.

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(You meant focal length). No one can know which ones except for you and the DP you are working with. Get with him and figure it out from there based on locations and shots you want to do. If you don't know and are going to buy anyway, get a wider zoom. You will need to get still lenses for that kind of money though.

 

 

I think using the word "crop" confuses people and really doesn't apply when talking about lenses anymore.

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I own old Canon fd photography lenses and I rent Zeiss

Standard speeds, Super Speeds, or ZF. Get the focal lengths based on your needs. I usually get 22, 35, 50, and 85. The crop factor compared to 35mm motion picture film is 1.18 which is literally nothing so don't worry about it.

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I've bought the Panasonic M4/3 lenses - 14mm , 20mm , 14-42. I don't quite get the lens biz but having the autofocus is a really useful - depending on what you're shooting.

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