December 14, 2015 at 5:04AM

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Lens for Run and Gun

Hi there,
i am looking for some good zoom lenses for run and gun shooting.
What are your recommendations and what do you guys think about the Canon EF Zoom 2,8/24-70mm L USM I , and the 2.8 / 70 - 200 L USM I. I mean the older one`s the USM I not the Version II.

Thanks for your thoughts

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What camera are you shooting with ?

December 14, 2015 at 8:41AM, Edited December 14, 8:41AM

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Guy McLoughlin
Video Producer
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Right now on a Sony A7s but maybe I will buy the Ursa Mini...

December 14, 2015 at 11:42AM

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chris
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The Canon f2.8/24-70mm is a great all around lens; I've also shot on the 70-200, but if you're doing studio/controlled environment work, it's a bit too long of a focal length. Works pretty well for weddings, though.

Side note: If you're going with the Ursa Mini, definitely check out the Sigma f1.8/18-35mm.

December 19, 2015 at 1:56PM, Edited December 19, 1:58PM

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Raney Rogers
Independent Filmmaker
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i suggest the Canon 24-105 f4 zoom lens, which cover almost all your needs for run-n-gun videos without changing lenses and it features image stabilization
the only bad is the f4, but is not your problem if your camera can go up 5000iso without noise

December 29, 2015 at 1:28PM

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Silvio D'Angelo
Camera Operator
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